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price for canola was $11.53 per bushel- based on
delivery to the Northern AG elevator in Yukon yesterday.
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Update from Ron Hays of RON
Monday, June 17,
Corn, Sunflower and Canola Growers Press House on
a letter to lawmakers last week, the American
Soybean Association (ASA), National Corn Growers
Association (NCGA), National Sunflower Association
and the U.S. Canola Association urged the House of
Representatives to quickly consider and pass H.R.
1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk
Management ("FARRM") Act.
organizations support many of the programs
included in H.R. 1947, as reported by the
Committee on Agriculture. The bill would
consolidate conservation programs, reauthorize and
fund agricultural research, energy, and export
promotion programs, and make improvements in
federal crop insurance. We strongly support these
provisions, and ask that you oppose any amendments
which would eliminate or weaken them," said the
groups in the letter.
The groups noted,
however, their concern with the bill's Price Loss
Coverage (PLC) program option, which they argued
would set high, fixed reference prices for program
crops which, in some cases, exceed their
historical prices and cost of production; and tie
payments to producers to crops they grow in the
current year, which could distort planting
decisions and production if market prices fall
below their support levels.
bashing of the Price Loss Coverage has raised some
eyebrows inside the Beltway- as it coincides with
a report released at the end of last week by the
Environmental Working Group that issues dire
predictions of the PLC costing more than the
current farm program- making that conclusion by
lowballing farm price outlook well under what USDA
and CBO have predicted- with the CBO predictions
being the ones that official cost estimates are
based upon. (Click here for our earlier story
on the EWG sponsored study)
can read more about the letter from the soybean
and corn interests by clicking here.
a separate letter, more than 50 national and
regional trade associations representing
agribusinesses expressed their support for crop
insurance and opposition to amendments that will
limit its effectiveness. You can read more
of that story by clicking here.
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Helps Farmers Deal With Climate
farmers and ranchers deal with climate change was
the subject of Agriculture Secretary Tom
Vilsack's speech at the National Press
Club. Vilsack told journalists that USDA must work
with farmers, ranchers, and foresters to help them
adapt to climate change..
"First USDA will
now establish seven new regional climate hubs.
These hubs will enable us to carry out regionally
appropriate climate change risk and vulnerability
assessments, get the data out to the field more
quickly. Practically, these hubs will deal out
advice to our farmers and forest owners on ways in
which they can reduce on their lands the risk of a
Another effort will be
for USDA agencies to give cover crop guidance
based on local conditions to maximize the
environmental benefits of farm land.
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Checkoff Relaunches 'Beef. It's What's For
checkoff's consumer-facing BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com has a new
look and functionality to continue to help educate
consumers on how to purchase, prepare and enjoy
beef. With a more contemporary appearance through
compelling beef imagery and simplified,
interactive navigation and content, the website
will engage visitors like never
There are four main sections of the
site: Recipes, Butcher Counter, Cooking and
Health. Recipes are the number one most visited
pages on the website, which is why the redesign
boasts enlarged beef photos and makes recipes the
first thing consumers see. In the Recipes section,
there are collections to help inspire consumers to
cook beef during every season, holiday and
mealtime occasion. Recipes provide a list of
instructions, nutritional information, videos and
give consumers the opportunity to email or print
an interactive shopping list. The Butcher Counter
educates consumers on how to buy the beef they're
looking for with the Interactive Meat Case and a
new infographic on Today's Beef Choices. The
Cooking section helps consumers learn how to have
the best beef eating experience with new
infographics for each type of beef cooking method.
The Health section helps educate consumers on the
nutritional benefits of beef including a new
infographic on Beef's 10 Essential Nutrients and
what they do for your body as well as information
about the Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet (BOLD)
study and some lean beef 101 facts.
read more of this story by clicking here.
Turns to Cotton to Replace Frozen Wheat
lot of other Oklahoma farmers whose wheat was lost
due to freeze damage, Ted
Thomason planted more cotton to replace
Thomason thought this year's
wheat crop would be a good one, but a series of
late spring freezes caught his wheat in the
"The freezes left me
without any wheat to harvest," Thomason said. "My
crop insurance helped some. Needing to plant
something that would make money, I planted 300
more acres of cotton. In total, I will have about
650 acres of cotton this year."
farmers like Thomason are selecting cotton for a
money crop to grow following wheat freezing
Farmers should remember June 20,
2013, is the final date to plant cotton protected
Click here to read more of this
Million NSF Award to Enhance Oklahoma Climate
with Oklahoma State University's Division of
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
(DASNR) will be working to advance understanding
about how socio-ecological systems can adapt
sustainably to climate variability.
research endeavor is made possible as part of a
five-year $20 million National Science Foundation
(NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate
Competitive Research (EPSCoR).
gained through the work of DASNR and other
scientists associated with the initiative will be
used to educate Oklahomans about the expected
consequences of regional environmental change and
help individuals develop solutions to related
issues," said Jonathan Edelson,
interim associate director of DASNR's statewide
Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station (OAES)
DASNR collaborators include OSU
agricultural economists Tracy
Boyer, Jodi Campiche and
Dave Shideler; OSU soil scientist
Tyson Ochsner; and Sam
Wilson and Chris Zou of
the OSU department of natural resource ecology and
You'll find the full story on
our website. Go there by clicking here.
Gold and SuperGold Cattle Programs Right on
conditions gave way to significant rainfall over
much of Oklahoma and surrounding regions this
spring, leading some producers to wonder whether
or not they need to alter their Oklahoma Gold and
SuperGold cattle feeding programs.
short answer is no; cattle producers in Oklahoma
and many areas of the region should be right on
schedule for getting the most out of both
programs," said Chris Richards,
Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension
beef cattle nutrition specialist.
Lightweight calves that weigh about 400
pounds or less, or cattle with limited forage,
should use the SuperGold program now. Animals
weighing 600 pounds or more with adequate
available forage should be on the Oklahoma Gold
program in late June and no later than July
can read more of this story by clicking here.
to Border Thuderstorms Bring Harvest
good harvest progress much of last week- and at
least some harvest continuing around rain showers
over the weekend- a very general southern Kansas
to northern Texas (and all of Oklahoma in between)
storm has rumbled overnight across canola and
wheat fields- putting a pretty much total
halt to harvest. There will
probably be an exception or two- but this was a
fairly solid line of rain storms that has rolled
across the state bringing from a few tenths to as
much as three or four inches at the top end. The
Lake Carl Blackwell Mesonet site wins the most
rain prize if you look back over a two
day rainfall period, with over four inches of
rain in the old gauge.
Click here for the latest
rainfall map- and a look back to last week's
Drought Monitor with our thinking on the likely
prospect of more of the state leaving any drought
designation behind- at least for a little while.
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