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Update from Ron Hays of RON
Wednesday, January 30,
Says All Oklahoma Crops In Mostly Poor to Very
month of below normal precipitation added to the
ongoing drought in Oklahoma according to today's
Oklahoma Crop Weather report issued by the
USDA-NASS Oklahoma Field Office.
statewide average was just under an inch for the
month of January to date. Although the Southeast
district received more than two inches, this was
still below average for the month. Statewide
precipitation for the period since September 1st
was only 50 percent of normal, ranging from 39
percent of normal in the North Central district to
66 percent of normal in the Panhandle.
U.S. Drought Monitor continues to report that the
entire state is in a severe to exceptional
drought, with just under 40 percent of the state
in an exceptional drought, the worst
classification. The result of the continuing
drought has been poor conditions for all fall
planted crops and limited grazing of small grains.
Livestock producers are low on water and hay
supplies in addition to the lack of grazing.
Topsoil moisture conditions improved
slightly from December, but 90 percent was rated
short to very short. Subsoil moisture conditions
were still rated 98 percent short to very short,
though the portion rated very short dropped from
80 percent in December to 75 percent in January.
Conditions of all small grains and canola
declined over the past month and were rated mostly
poor to very poor. Only 22 percent of the wheat
crop was being grazed, 14 points below the
five-year average. Sixty nine percent
of the winter wheat crop is now rated poor to very
poor, while the winter canola crop is rated at a
miserable 71% poor to very poor.
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occupy more than 23 million acres of land in
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The Society for Range Management (SRM) is doing
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Range managers, producers, companies,
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Farm Bureau Sponsors Video Contest to Promote
high school FFA and 4-H members are encouraged to
produce creative videos promoting farmers' care
for animals, consumers and the environment in a
contest sponsored by Oklahoma Farm Bureau's Young
Farmers and Ranchers committee.
of the contest is to inform and educate the public
with a positive message about farmers' deep
passion and commitment to their animals, the
environment, crops and consumers," said
Mason Bolay, Tahlequah, YF&R
The contest, "Oklahoma Farmers
Care: Doing What's Right for our Animals, our
Environment and our Consumers," is open to any
high school FFA or 4-H member. Entries can be
submitted by an individual or by a team of 2-4
members from any Oklahoma FFA chapter or senior
4-H club. Only one video submission per chapter or
club is allowed.
The deadline is March 15.
There will be three rounds of judging with a
farmer panel ranking the final three videos May 1.
Prize money totaling $3,500 will be awarded to the
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to Expand Research into Fungal Resistance in
Plant Science is continuing to strengthen its
focus on plant biotechnology solutions to achieve
higher yield in plants. BASF will expand its
fungal resistance research platform by adding corn
as a target crop. At the same time, research
activities in Nutritionally Enhanced Corn will be
stopped and the European approval processes for
potato products will be discontinued.
will continue to focus on the development of crops
that deliver higher yields and improved resistance
to stress conditions. A key component of these
activities in plant biotechnology is an industry
leading collaboration with Monsanto for key row
crops such as soybeans and corn. Both companies
have jointly developed the first genetically
modified drought tolerant corn, Genuity®
DroughtGard™ Hybrids, which received approval for
cultivation in the U.S. at the end of 2011 and was
in Monsanto's Ground BreakersSM trials in 2012.
The full commercialization is expected in
"Our 'Trait Technology Partner'
strategy has proven to be successful. We continue
to expand into fields where we can leverage our
understanding of a plant's behavior to achieve
more yield through plant biotechnology
approaches," said Peter Eckes,
President of BASF Plant Science.
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Charges API with 'Cooking the Books' with
Aggressive Fuel Mix Testing
to a press conference by the American Petroleum
Institute (API), Bob Dinneen,
President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels
Association, said, "API has absolutely no
credibility when it comes to talking about E15.
That point has never been more clear than in this
new study in which they 'cooked the books' by
using an aggressive fuel mix to try and force
engine damage. This isn't real testing and this
certainly isn't real life. Enough already with the
scare tactics. E15 is rolling forward and API
needs to get out the way of progress that will
result in a stronger country, a stronger economy,
and stronger, cleaner environment. E15 will not be
stopped by feet dragging and forecasts of
Although a waiver has
already been granted by EPA for the use of E15 in
2001 and newer automobiles and light duty
vehicles, and two U.S. Court proceedings have
dismissed the legal challenge to E15, the oil
industry continues to fight higher blends of
ethanol in gasoline. The data developed by the
U.S. Department of Energy that was used as the
primary justification by EPA for the approval of
E15 remains unduplicated and technically
unchallenged. Research on fuel blends containing
more than 10 percent ethanol have been developed
by government and non-government organizations,
state agencies, academia, and standards
development organizations, and more have confirmed
them to be effective; the length of time for this
project stems from the lack of candidate failures
during the early years of the test. Any test
protocol can cause failure if given enough time to
choreograph the outcome, Dinneen said.
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Well-being of American Farms to be Measured by
U.S. Department of Agriculture's National
Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will spend
the next several months contacting farmers and
ranchers across the nation to conduct the
Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS).
NASS conducts ARMS jointly with USDA's Economic
Research Service. In an effort to obtain the most
accurate data, the federal agencies will reach out
to nearly 35,000 producers nationwide. The results
of this survey will serve as a baseline for
numerous federal policies and programs that affect
U.S. farms and farm families.
"ARMS is our
primary tool for gauging the financial condition
andproduction practices on American farms and
ranches," said Wilber Hundl, Jr.
director of the NASS Oklahoma Field Office. "By
participating in this survey, Oklahoma farmers
directly impact the decisions that affect them,
their families and their
"Decision makers from all
facets of U.S. agriculture will use the collective
information from ARMS to answer questions and make
important decisions concerning the economic
viability of American agriculture, the rural
economy and other emerging issues," explained
Hundl "That's why it is imperative for all farmers
contacted by NASS to provide responses and help
shape the future of U.S. agriculture."
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Rolls Across a Portion of North Central into North
rainfall totals turned out to be impressive across
a broad section of north central and eastern
Oklahoma in an end of the month storm system that
looked and felt more like springtime than mid
winter. Three of the most impressive rainfall
totals that can be seen in the graphic above
include Newkirk in Kay County with 2.67 inches of
rain, Jay with 2.57 inches and Wilburton
(southeastern Oklahoma) with 2.4 inches of
rainfall. Burbank- not far from Newkirk- was the
fourth Mesonet location across the state that
topped the two inch level for rainfall in this
Many of the northcentral
locations were among the driest in the state of
Oklahoma before this storm- so the rainfall was
especially welcome in those locations. While much
of the winter wheat and winter canola locations in
the state missed the larger rainfall totals- some
locales west of Oklahoma City grabbed decent
amounts of rainfall for this winter system- Hinton
checked in with an inch while Chickasha, Apache
and Weatherford all got six tenths.
Click here for the snapshot as of
early Wednesday morning of the rainfall totals-
not a drought buster- but every drop helps folks
get along for a while longer.
Thursday- Details from San Antonio and
of Okies are in both San Antonio for the National
Assoication of Conservation Districts- as
well as in Washington for the winter Wheat
Industry meetings- we will have some details
of what these groups are doing tomorrow
morning in our daily email- as well as updates on
our website quicker than that.
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