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Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported
by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture.
Cash price for canola was
$10.28 per bushel- based on delivery to the Northern AG
elevator in Yukon yesterday. The full listing of cash
canola bids at country points in Oklahoma can now be
found in the daily Oklahoma Cash Grain report- linked
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National Daily Feeder & Stocker
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Update from Ron Hays of RON
Friday, September 6,
Planting Window Opens Next Week- Acres Expected to
400,000 and 500,000 acres of winter canola will be
planted in the Southern Great Plains in the next
two months, according to Gene
Neuens, Producers Cooperative Oil Mill
oilseed field representative..
be more winter canola planted in this region than
any other time in the crop's short history,"
Neuens said. "To be eligible for crop insurance
the crop must be planted between Sept. 10 and Oct.
10 each year. In most of the area, there is a
pretty good supply of moisture in the top soil to
get the seed started."
Neuens said winter
canola planting season in Kansas starts Sept. 1.
Just returning from several field days in the
southern part of the state, he said a lot of
winter canola is being planted now or will soon be
"Other good news for us is farmers
already established in winter canola production
have indicated they are increasing their acres
planted to the crop," he said."And we know there
are many farmers who are planting canola for the
first time this year. Both of these developments,
along with seed companies reporting their seed
supplies are dwindling, make us believe this will
be a bumper year for canola planted."
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the Johnson family have continued that legacy of
service. Johnston Enterprises is Oklahoma's
largest and oldest independent grain dealer. We're
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family. Click here for the Johnston
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Drought Making Reappearance Across Much of
State Climatologist Gary McManus
says more and more color is showing up on the
latest drought map with 45 percent of the state
now covered by drought. That's a rise from 38
percent last week. Moderate drought spread across
southern Oklahoma and the non-drought status of
"abnormally dry" also spread up into central
Oklahoma, as well as northern Oklahoma. So the
amount of the state covered by D0 (abnormally dry)
to D4 (exceptional drought) rose from 60 percent
to 74 percent.
McManus says the main
driver is the fact that since August 18, almost no
rain has fallen in the state. The statewide
average for that period was 0.07", 1.81" below
normal (or about four percent of normal). That's
the driest August 18-September 5 since 1921.
Southwestern Oklahoma has not recorded a drop of
moisture during that time.
Oklahoma has had a rough time even farther back,
however. While the northern two-thirds of the
state was getting decent rains during the first 17
days of August, the southern third was going
Click here for the latest drought
maps and to read more from Gary McManus.
Security Remains a 'Challenge for Millions,'
Secretary Tom Vilsack made the
following statement on the release of the USDA
Economic Research Service analysis Household Food Security in the United
States in 2012:
remains a very real challenge for millions of
Americans. Today's report underscores the
importance of programs such as the Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program that have helped keep
food insecurity from rising, even during the
economic recession. As the recovery continues and
families turn to USDA nutrition programs for help
to put good food on the table, this is not the
time for cuts to the SNAP program that would
disqualify millions of Americans and threaten a
rise in food insecurity. For our part, USDA will
continue to deliver a strong nutrition program
with an error rate that is at a historic
Prices Could Drop Another 30 Cents, Anderson
a preview to his segment on this weekend's SUNUP
show, Oklahoma State University Grain Marketing
Specialist Kim Anderson discusses
trends in the grain markets and whether producers
should sell their stored wheat or hang on
He says soybean and corn markets
jumped higher this week, but wheat didn't follow
"The basic thing going on there
is just the weather." He says low stocks and poor
weather in soybean country are leading to lower
harvest estimates. "They're starting to ration
soybeans right now," he says.
are more than ample and will be after harvest.
Anderson says that what could happen for the next
production year is a shift from corn to beans with
prices fluctuating to match.
are a separate case and are trading at the bottom
levels of a sideways pattern and could be set to
back down to that $6.93 level; it's challenging
that support price. If we break through that and
we trade below that $6.93 next Monday or Tuesday,
then I think we're good for another 30 cents
You can hear more from Kim
Anderson and see the full lineup for this
weekend's SUNUP show by clicking here.
Opens a New Chapter in Pork
is the bulls-eye on the world's pork export
target. As the largest importer of all things
pork, China can change the pork market with any
surge or decrease in its
Enthusiastic shoppers enjoyed
samples of U.S. pork at the Shanghai Book FairTo
keep its position as the No. 1 pork exporter to
China, the United States - through the U.S. Meat
Export Federation (USMEF) - is turning over every
leaf to find opportunities to set American pork
apart from its competitors among the 17 other
nations that are selling their product in China
The latest USMEF initiative -
funded with support of the Pork Checkoff - found
U.S. pork taking center stage at the Shanghai Book
Fair, a week-long annual event which attracts more
than a million book lovers. This year, the only
break in the endless rows of booksellers was the
U.S. pork booth where local culinary master Mr.
Lai offered cooking demonstrations and samples of
U.S. pork bone-in butt, spareribs, belly, boneless
butts, boneless loins and sausages.
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Cattlemen's Association Schedules Fall
Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association has scheduled a
series of Fall Gatherings to bring cattle
producers together with their fellow ranchers.
For a complete
list of locations, please click here.
Four events have been scheduled in
different parts of the state to make it easier for
producers to attend. This year's gatherings will
be held in Okmulgee, Durant, Waynoka, and
Fall Gatherings will feature
producer-friendly presentations and door prizes.
All new members of the OCA will be entered to win
the ultimate grand prize.
Each program will
begin at 6:30 p.m.
Call- US Southwest Ag Issues Summit in OKC Starts
leaders and those interested in becoming stronger
leaders in the industry are encouraged to attend
this year's Southwest Ag Issues Summit at the
Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, Okla., Sept. 8th
thru the 10th, 2013. Several speakers will be
making a return engagement to the Southwest Ag
Issues Summit, including the Chairman of the House
Ag Committee, Frank
Industry leaders from
across the greater Southwest region will be
gathering for this three day event to discuss key
issues facing agriculture, as well as the
opportunity to network with fellow agricultural
influencers in the industry.
includes a robust program of speakers to touch on
such topics as the farm bill, agricultural trade,
endangered species impacts, and more. Featured
speakers include Lucas, futurist Jim
Wiesemeyer, and Cook Political Report's
David Wasserman. Renowned cowboy
poet Waddie Mitchell will also be
speaking at this year's event.
Click here for more information
and to find a link to the full summit
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