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price for canola was $10.35 per bushel- based on
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Update from Ron Hays of RON
Wednesday, September 11, 2013-
Anniversary of 9/11- a Day that We All
Insurance is a "Critical Issue for Us," Tom
Zacharias Tells Ag
lot of people are taking pot shots at the crop
insurance industry and those characterizations may
not be fair says Tom Zacharias of
National Crop Insurance Services. He spoke to
attendees at the Ag Issues Summit in Oklahoma
City. I talked with Zacharias about the current
critics of the crop insurance programs and what
can be expected in the future.
critics of the program look at this in a
short-term perspective. They don't look long term
when they think about it...Agriculture is
important. It's fundamental to the economy. It's
fundamental to the regions that are agriculturally
based. So to have a safety net that supports that
and promotes financial stability for our farmers,
this is a critical issue for us."
critics of crop insurance, both and out of
Congress have talked about limitations on the
"Anything that is put in
place that limits participation or discourages
farmers from participating is going to have a
long-term negative impact on the program. The
program is insurance based, so we need low-risk
producers in the program and we need large-scale
participation. So, when you put constraints on
that or impediments to that, you're going to
degrade the actuarial performance and
participation. Then we're going to end up with a
situation where farmers don't have coverage and we
walk into the demand or need for disaster
legislation which will be an impossible battle in
Click here to listen to the
interview or to read more of this story.
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Action On Farm Issues Needed, Vilsack
Secretary Tom Vilsack says
Congress needs to pay more attention to problems
facing America's farmers.
Vilsack told a
farm group at USDA headquarters in Washington,
D.C., that action on a farm bill should be a top
" You do have to begin
questioning whether or not this is really a
priority and it ought to be a priority, because
it's not just important to rural America, it's
important to all America."
that a farm bill extension does not provide the
" It doesn't provide the
certainty that producers need to be able to make
decisions and plans about expansion, about
continued operation, about transfers and
transitions to the next generation. You can't do
any of that unless you know what the programs are
going to be."
You can read more or see a
video version of this story by clicking here.
Dwellers Cashing in on Farm Payments, Says EWG's
following article was published online by
Scott Faber, vice president of
government affairs, for the Environmental Working
Residents of America's 54
largest cities collected more than $24 million in
Direct Payment farm subsidies in 2012, according
to new research by the Environmental Working
A total of 18,276 city dwellers
cashed in on the US Department of Agriculture's
Direct Payment program, which was created in 1996
to wean farmers off subsidies but instead was
continued in the 2002 and 2008 farm bills, EWG's
Congress must decide this
month whether to extend the Direct Payment
program, which cost taxpayers nearly $5 billion a
year. Both the House and Senate versions of the
proposed new farm bill would end these payments,
but it looks more likely that Congress will vote
to extend the current farm bill once again.
Click here to read more of this
story by Scott Faber.
Strong Despite Tight Beef Supplies, Says LMIC's
with tight beef supplies, beef exports have been
strong. Jim Robb of the Livestock
Market Information Center says it has been a
remarkable summer as far as beef sales go in the
"We have a couple of
months delay until we get the official USDA trade
numbers on imports and exports. Imports for the
month of July were about as anticipated, but our
exports were well above anticipated levels for the
month of July. It tends to be one of our peak
months on beef tonnage exports. And those were the
largest since July 2011. That's up strongly
compared to a year ago."
He says that for
the last three months of data, the U.S. exported
more beef on a tonnage basis than it imported,
which was a trend that industry watchers didn't
really expect this year and has been supportive of
Jim is my guest on the latest
Beef Buzz. Click here to read more or to
listen to our interview.
Rivals Team Up on Common
who grow 90 percent of the world's soybeans and
normally battle for global market share met
recently to discuss how they can work together on
issues that affect all farmers. Among other
topics, they discussed what they could do to speed
up getting new, biotechnology-enhanced soybean
varieties approved in more markets around the
This type of gathering isn't new to
these farmers, who are members of the
International Soy Growers Alliance (ISGA), a group
formed in 2005 to bring together Argentine,
Brazilian, Paraguayan, Uruguayan and U.S. soybean
farmers around issues that affect them all.
"It's important for us to come together
and discuss issues we all have in common: trade
relations, biotechnology, weather, to name a few,"
says Jim Stillman, soybean farmer
and United Soybean Board (USB) chairman from
Emmetsburg, Iowa. "When we are able to provide a
united front on these issues that impact the
global soybean industry, it makes a much stronger
You can read more of this
story on our website by clicking here.
and Dry Conditions Continue; Rain Chances
been more than three weeks since most of Oklahoma
has seen measurable rain. The Panhandle was a good
rain August 17th, but there has been precious
little since then.
Things have gotten so
bad Oklahoma City's total for the year thus far of
45.18 inches has been passed by 2007, which had
49.21 inches for the same period.
really not much to complain about, however,
especially if you're living in Altus (11.5 inches)
or in the western Panhandle (9.4 inches-10.5
The statewide average since
August 18 remains 0.07 inches, 2.44 inches below
normal (or about 3% of normal). That's the driest
such period since 1921 statewide, and all areas of
the state have suffered their 1st or 2nd driest
August 18-September 10 since 1921.
will be some chance for rain across the state over
the next couple of days with the approach of two
cold fronts. The western Panhandle appears to have
the greatest opportunity for significant rainfall
over the next seven days.
Click here to read
N That- Superior Labor Day Sale Kicks Off, Big
Iron Rolls and Congrats to Morrison FFAers!
the Labor Day XXIV Sale that begins today for the
folks at Superior Video Livestock
Auction- with sale time this morning set
for 9:00 AM central time- the sale originating
from Denver, Colorado.
always- the sale can be watched on RFD TV on both
DISH and DirecTV- and seen online by clicking here.
is a THREE DAY sale- so they are running today,
tomorrow and Friday mornings- you can call
Superior at 1-800-422-2117 for more information-
or check out the details on their website- SuperiorLivestock.Com.
also closing day for the weekly auction that you
can monitor anytime, anywhere by going to the Big
Iron website. Their weekly no reserve
auction of top notch farm equipment and more has
on offer today 420 items total- click here to jump over to the Big
Iron Website to search for the farm equipment
items that you need for the fall harvest or
you can call Mike Wolfe at
580-320-2718- Mike is District Manager for Big
Iron and he'll be glad to help you learn more
about how to buy or sell on Big Iron.
we salute several seniors from the Morrison FFA
Chapter who traveled to Minnesota this week to
represent the state of Oklahoma(and done good!).
thanks to Eric Devuyst who emails
us "Morrison FFA represented Oklahoma in the
judging competition at the National Barrow
Show this week in Austin, MN. The team members,
Abby Chrz, Amber Cox, Megan DeVuyst, and
Logan Johns (all seniors at Morrison High
School), took third in FFA/4-H Division. The team
is coached by Morrison ag teacher and FFA advisor
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