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Cash price for canola was
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National Daily Feeder & Stocker
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National Daily Slaughter Cattle
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here is the Daily Volume and Price Summary from
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Update from Ron Hays of RON
Wednesday, October 16,
are two camps celebrating World Food Day- and
their view of the world and how agriculture will
respond to the challenge of feeding more and more
hungry mouths is 180 degrees apart.
organic, sustainable, natural camp hates big
modern production agriculture- and in many cases,
is using World Food Day to celebrate its
hatred for GMOs and especially for Monsanto.
Groups like the Food Tank believe smaller is the
only way to go- "Small-scale farmers hold the key
to cultivating and preserving biodiversity in
agriculture. They grow indigenous fruits,
vegetables, and legumes all over the world that
not only make up diverse, healthy diets, but also
provide much-needed nourishment for soils,
conserve limited water resources, and cut down on
the release of greenhouse gases into the
atmosphere," says Danielle
Nierenberg, Food Tank's co-founder. Click here for their take on
World Food Day.
Now, if you "google" World
Food Day Monsanto- the search results are page
after page of stories and websites of the world
march against Monsanto and includes lots of
references to the Organic Association and their
organization of the global March Against Monsanto
in connection to World Food Day.
article that came up is from the Des Moines
Register from this past Saturday- "Critics of
genetically modified crops marched Saturday in
front of the World Food Prize building to protest
the controversial awarding of this year's prize to
laureates who have devised ways to put foreign
genes into a plant's DNA.
Against Monsanto was the kick-off to a week of
Occupy World Food Prize events coinciding with the
annual Iowa award, often called the Nobel Prize of
Agriculture, founded by Dr. Normal
"One of this year's three
laureates is the chief technology officer at
Monsanto, the world's largest seed company.
Monsanto, which produces genetically modified
corn, soybean and other seeds, is at the center of
the controversy over genetically modified
organisms, or GMOs."
Fraley of Monsanto is the man at the
center of this storm and is being honored by the
World Food Prize organization for his role in the
development of science based innovation to help
produce more food for a expanding population.
Dr. Fraley and the other pioneers of
biotechnology being honored: Dr. Marc Van
Montagu of Belgium, and Dr. Mary
Dell-Chilton- are squarely in the second
camp of pursuing advances in science-based
innovation that allowing us to "not only produce
more food, but to reduce loss and waste, enhance
food safety and better manage our environmental
resources." You can click here to read more
about the Borlaug Dialogue that begins today and
runs thru Friday in Des Moines, Iowa.
In an Op-Ed on the subject of GMOs and
World Food Day and the World Food Prize, the
Presidents of three major Land Grant Universities
in this country tout the value of this technology
as well as point out it's nothing new- "We have
been tinkering with our food's DNA since the dawn
of agriculture. Farmers have been modifying plants
and animals for thousands of years to improve
yields and the quality of our food." Click here to read their defense
of GMO breeding.
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Protects Against Repeat of Devastating Effects of
Dinneen, President and CEO of the
Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), wrote on the
The gas lines of 1973
are iconic images in America's collective memory.
October 16th marks the 40th anniversary of the oil
embargo imposed by the Organization of Arab
Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) as
punishment for America's support of Israel during
the Yom Kippur War.
To be exact, on that
date, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting
Countries (OPEC) decided to raise the price of oil
by 70 percent a barrel and cut production over
time in 5 percent increments until they were
satisfied that their political policies were
understood and respected.
independence is at the heart of this country's
economic and national security. The modern
industry was born from the energy crisis of 1973
and officially launched by energy legislation
signed into law by President Jimmy Carter. The
spirit and intent of that law to establish a
domestic, renewable fuel alternative to foreign
oil has been supported by Democratic and
Republican Presidents ever since. Ethanol has the
proven ability to not only displace foreign oil
and stretch our existing domestic oil supply; it
has proven to lower the price per gallon of
gasoline, replace lead and other toxins, reduce
green house gas emissions all while stimulating
economic development and job creation here in the
can read more of Bob Dinneen's editorial by clicking
Prices are Falling- and It's Not Just Harvest
prices continue the long retreat from the peak of
September 2012, declining to the lowest level
since late August 2010. The most recent price
weakness reflects both supply and demand
On the supply side, ongoing
reports of yields that exceed expectations in many
areas suggest that the next USDA forecast of the
U.S. average yield will be at least equal and
perhaps exceed the September forecast of 155.3
bushels. There is still some uncertainty about the
magnitude of harvested acreage that will not be
cleared up, at least partially, until the USDA
releases the next Crop Production report. Even so,
it appears that production will be large enough to
result in a sizable build-up in stocks by the end
of the current marketing year.
demand side, the partial shutdown of federal
government activities leaves a void in the usual
flow of weekly data including export sales, export
inspections, livestock slaughter, and broiler
chick placements. The U.S. Energy Information
Administration has also discontinued weekly
estimates of ethanol production, imports, and
stocks. The primary news on the demand side has
been the leaked report of an apparent EPA proposal
to reduce the magnitude of biofuels mandates,
including renewable (ethanol) mandates, under the
RFS beginning in calendar year
read more of this analysis, please click here.
Beef Demand Must be Industry's Priority, Tom Field
fortunes of all operators at every step of the
beef industry chain ultimately rest with consumer
demand for beef. And a University of Nebraska
agribusiness specialist spoke on sustaining that
demand, even amidst high retail beef prices, at
the recent Beef Stocker Field Day at Kansas State
University. Tom Field points out
that maintaining the trust of beef consumers must
continue to be a priority for the cattle
industry...and that rests with good stewardship
through the beef sector.
"We have to proved
them a product that they can feel good about, that
they know there was a person of integrity and
experience who's standing behind that product, who
gave great thought to the process that was used
from production all the way to
The encouraging thing, says
Field, is that despite the economic recession in
recent years, consumer interest in purchasing beef
has remained resilient despite the fears of many
inside the industry that consumers might switch to
Tom joins me on the latest Beef
Buzz. Click here to listen in or to
read more of this
leaders' moving forward on negotiations to resolve
differences between the Senate and House versions
of the 2013 farm bill is a commendable step but
much more remains to be done, according to the
American Farm Bureau Federation.
both the Senate and House bills provide an
adequate food and farm safety net for consumers
and farmers, built around options that are
consistent with AFBF policy, AFBF President
Bob Stallman noted in a letter to
conferees detailing Farm Bureau's views on an
array of issues related to the legislation.
"Farm Bureau's two overarching concerns
related to the Senate-House conference on the farm
bill are ensuring that permanent law is not
repealed and a complete, unified bill continues,"
"For some time, the threat
of reinstatement of the long-outdated policies of
the 1938 and 1949 acts has served as strong
motivation for Congress to enact new farm bills,"
Stallman said. "Repealing those acts and making
the 2013 farm bill commodity title permanent law
could make it difficult in the future to generate
sufficient political pressure to adjust the
commodity safety net provisions should conditions
in production agriculture change."
Click here to read more of this
Hay Quality Affects Supplementation Strategy,
Derrell Peel Says
Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus
Extension Animal Scientist, writes in the latest
in many areas of Oklahoma have been fortunate this
summer to receive timely rains. Many big round
bales of hay have been stored for winter feeding.
Meeting the supplemental protein needs for the
cows and replacement heifers consuming that forage
must be done properly and economically. Protein is
a vital nutrient for the ruminant because protein
is necessary for the multiplication of, and the
feed digestion by the microbes in the rumen. The
microbial population in the rumen of cows is
largely responsible for digesting cellulose in
standing or harvested forages.
quality forages are more readily digested in the
rumen and have higher rate of passage through the
digestive tract of the cow than do lower quality
roughages. Therefore the cow can consume more of
the high quality forage on a daily basis and
receives more total digestible nutrients (TDN)
from each pound of feed consumed. If adequate
protein is available to cows consuming lower
quality roughages, then the rate of passage and
the digestibility is improved compared to cows
that are inadequately supplemented while consuming
the same low quality forage.
Click here for more details from
N That: South Dakota Help, Big Iron, and
Rainfall Goes North of Three Inches
have found a website that you may want to check
out that is offering help to South Dakota
ranchers- it has a link to the initial South
Dakota Ranchers Relief Fund- but these folks from
Montana are also challenging cattle producers to
donate a bred heifer to be given to South
Dakota ranchers who have lost a lot or most or in
some cases all of their beef cattle herds in the
October 4th Blizzard. Check out this Help
for South Dakota website by clicking here.
guy's name that has gotten the ball rolling on
this is Ty Linger- and he's got
ranchers from about eight states helping to get
this effort off the ground.
Wednesday- and that means it's almost closing time
for a bunch of items on the Big Iron equipment
auction website. This week- there are
featured sellers from Oakwood and Seiling this
week- 331 items to sell and you can learn more by
can also find out more about how the Big Iron
process works by talking with Mike
Wolfe- call him at 580-320-2718.
amounts were heaviest in the south central and
south eastern parts of Oklahoma this week- at
least a half dozen Mesonet stations have topped
three inches in rainfall this week. Click here for the live Mesonet
map that shows rain going back over a three
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