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across the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network
weekdays- if you missed this morning's Farm News - or
you are in an area where you can't hear it- click
here for this morning's Farm news
from Ron Hays on RON.
Let's Check the
on RON Markets as heard on K101
with cash and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash
Cattle market stands, the latest Feeder Cattle Markets
Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported
by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture.
price for canola was $11.63 per bushel- based
on delivery to the Northern AG elevator in Yukon Monday.
The full listing of cash canola bids at country points
in Oklahoma can now be found in the daily Oklahoma Cash
Grain report- linked above.
Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio
Oklahoma Network with Ed Richards and Tom Leffler-
analyzing the Futures Markets from the previous Day.
Previous Day's Wheat Market Recap- Two
Pager from the Kansas City Board of Trade looks at all
three U.S. Wheat Futures Exchanges with extra info on
Hard Red Winter Wheat and the why of that day's
National Daily Feeder & Stocker
Cattle Summary- as prepared by USDA.
National Daily Slaughter Cattle
Summary- as prepared by the USDA.
here is the Daily Volume and Price Summary from
the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.
Latest Farm and Ranch News
Update from Ron Hays of RON
President Says House of Representatives Abandons
Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger
Johnson issued the following statement
after U.S. House of Representatives Majority
Leader Eric Cantor's announced that the 2012 Farm
Bill will not be brought to the floor before the
"The 2008 Farm Bill
expires on Sept. 30. Congress is well aware of its
expiration, and sadly leadership has succumbed to
political pressure and will leave with unfinished
business. Aside from politics, there is no reason
that the House doesn't bring the farm bill to a
floor vote. Leadership has chosen to cancel all
votes in October.
"The farm bill is a
critical piece of legislation to all Americans. It
affects 16 million jobs and is the single largest
investment in rural America. It is disappointing
that leadership has chosen to leave us hanging
because of political games.
"Not passing a
farm bill now will make it more difficult to get
something done in the lame duck session. Farmers
need certainty, and without a farm bill in place,
we lose that certainty. The agriculture sector is
willing to do its fair share, however we need
certainty in order to make business and planting
decisions for the coming year.
unfinished business includes reforms to the U.S.
postal service and issues related to the
sequestration process or 'fiscal cliff,' which
will result in severe cuts to many non-defense
additional farm bill note- check out our
Tuesday morning Farm News as
heard on the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network- we have
comments from the top Democrat on the House Ag
Committee, Collin Peterson,
who sees Speaker John Boehner as
a likely ally in the Lame Duck(if it happens) when
it comes to getting floor time for a five year
farm bill- which of course, has been the goal of
Congressman Frank Lucas of
Oklahoma- Chairman of the House Ag Committee.
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Hog Farm Wins 2012 Pork Industry Environmental
Oklahoma hog farm was one of four pork farms
honored with a 2012 Pork Industry Environmental
Steward Award by the Pork Checkoff and National
Hog Farmer Magazine.
year's award recipients are:
End Sow Farm, Ames, Okla.
View Farm, Willow Street, Pa.
* Reed Family
Farms, Ottumwa, Iowa
* Dahl Family Farm,
The award, now in its 18th
year, recognizes producers who demonstrate a firm
commitment to safeguarding the environment and
their local communities.
Steward award winners were selected by a panel
represented by pork producers and environmental
organizations. The committee reviewed applications
from pork producers who are committed to upholding
the ideal relationship between pork production and
the environment. The applicants' farms were
evaluated on their manure management systems,
water and soil conservation practices,
odor-control strategies, farm aesthetics and
neighbor relations, wildlife habitat promotion,
innovative ideas used to protect the environment
and an essay on environmental
Click here to read
Free Diets- Not The Best Plan for Most Adults
published in the latest issue of the Journal of
the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics indicates
there is no benefit for the average healthy adult
to follow the gluten-free diet. It also disputes
the perception that going gluten-free is an
effective way to lose weight.
"Gluten-Free Diet: Imprudent Dietary Advice for
the General Population?" authored by Arizona State
University professor and researcher Glenn Gaesser,
PhD, addresses common misperceptions about the
gluten-free diet and explores the scientific
support for following it.
The term gluten
refers to protein found in the grains wheat, rye
and barley. People affected by celiac disease and
gluten sensitivity must avoid all foods containing
gluten; currently, the gluten free diet is the
only treatment for these conditions. Approximately
1 percent of Americans have celiac disease and
another 6 percent are estimated to suffer from
gluten sensitivity, yet many others believe going
gluten-free leads to good health.
Educates Capitol Hill on Devastating Estate Tax
from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association
(NCBA) gave an overview to congressional staff
members on the devastating impact of the estate
tax on cattlemen and cattlewomen as part of NCBA's
"Beef 101" educational series.
the death tax is the top priority for NCBA," said
NCBA Associate Director of Legislative Affairs
Kent Bacus. "The tax directly
affects family-owned small businesses, such as
farms and ranches, because of the burden it places
on families hoping to pass their business on to
the next generation."
"Beef 101" is an
educational series for members of Congress and
their staff. The program was developed to bridge
the knowledge gap between elected officials and
the beef industry. The session featured a
presentation by Bacus, who stressed to attendees
that there must be permanency in the tax code. For
now, estates worth more than $5 million per
individual and $10 million per couple are taxed at
a rate of 35 percent.
According to Bacus,
97 percent of American farms and ranches are owned
and operated by families, and eliminating the
death tax is an important step in stimulating the
Click here to read more about the
devastating effects of the estate tax.
Rains Good for Sowing, Insufficient to Ease
the latest OSU Extension Cow-Calf Newsletter,
Livestock Marketing Specialist Derrell
Peel says recent rains are certainly
welcome, but drought conditions continue across
Drought conditions in
Oklahoma remain very severe. The latest Drought
Monitor shows that, while a smaller portion of the
state is in the worst drought category D4 (40
percent versus 69 percent last year), a larger
portion of the state, 95 percent is in combined D3
and D4 categories, compared to 85 percent last
year. The water level in stock ponds is decreasing
rapidly and lack of water may force destocking
soon in some areas. However, much of state
received some rain in the last week with total
ranging from less than one half inch to over one
inch in some areas. A few counties in the
northeast corner of Oklahoma received over two
inches of rain. This rain will be reflected in the
new Drought Monitor but may not change overall
drought conditions much.
The rain is,
however, very timely for winter wheat planting and
will likely get wheat drills running across much
of the state. The recent rains provide some
topsoil moisture to plant and germinate a crop but
subsoil moisture is still very limited. Wheat
planted now for grazing will be vulnerable and
will require additional timely moisture to
continue development and provide fall forage.
Click here for more from Derrell
Rains Jump Start Wheat Planting Across Oklahoma
moisture improved with rains reported at all
Oklahoma Mesonet stations last week and many wheat
producers used the opportunity to begin planting.
Wheat seedbed preparation was 63 percent complete
by the end of last week with eight percent
planted. That's slightly behind the five year
average. You can check out the full Oklahoma
Crop Progress and Condition report by clicking
Kansas last week, the condition of most of the
state's row crops improved slightly with the
cooler temperatures and scattered rainfall. Five
percent of the Kansas wheat seeding
had been completed by Sunday, compared
to seven percent for both last year and the
five-year average. Click here for more.
of Texas received rains last week and winter wheat
and oats seeding progressed statewide. In places
that missed out on last week's rains, producers
were dusting their crops in. Click here for the full Texas Crop
Progress and Condition Report.
N That- Burn Ban Removed in 22 Counties, Fat
Cattle & Beef Prices Rise and Calendar
Mary Fallin has pulled the state issued
burn ban from 22 Oklahoma Counties. Those
counties removed are from central Oklahoma down
into the southeastern corner of the state- plus a
couple of far northeastern counties and three in
the west central part of Oklahoma.
five counties remain under a state-issued burn
ban. The change in the burn ban is due to
improving wildland fire conditions and comes at
the request of Oklahoma Forestry Services, a
division of the Department of Agriculture, Food
Click here for the map and list of
counties impacted by this move by Governor
weekly audio analysis provided by Ed
Czerwein from the USDA Market News office
in Amarillo is up on our website- wholesale boxed
beef prices improved slightly this past week while
cash feedlot trade occurred midweek and was $2 to
$3 better than the week before. Click here to check the numbers
and the story behind the numbers provided by
of stuff happening right now - and we have a bunch
of those items captured on our Calendar page found on our
website, OklahomaFarmReport.Com. For
example, the Oklahoma Cattlemen's
Association is kicking off their Fall
Gatherings this week- had one last night in
Findley- another one planned for tonight in
Dickson and yet another set for Thursday evening
in Hobart. The Oklahoma Nursery and
Landscape Association is holding their
annual meeting this week in Tulsa- and beef cattle
shows are on the docket for the State Fair of
Oklahoma. Also at the State Fair- our friends at
Monsanto will have their America's Farmers Mobile
Experience set up starting this Wednesday
through this weekend in Oklahoma City. This
53 foot trailer turns into an exciting 1000 square
feet of interactive opportunity to experience the
life of the American farmer.
a LOT of other stuff on our calendar as well-
click on the link above to see the full calendar
and drop me an
email if you have other events that we need to
include on our calendar for this fall!
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