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have a new market feature on a daily basis-
each afternoon we are posting a recap of that day's
markets as analyzed by Justin Lewis of KIS
here for the report posted yesterday afternoon
around 3:30 PM.
Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported
by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture.
price for canola was $9.32 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 above.
Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio
Oklahoma Network with Jim Apel and Tom Leffler-
analyzing the Futures Markets from the previous Day.
National Daily Feeder & Stocker
Cattle Summary- as prepared by USDA.
National Daily Slaughter Cattle
Summary- as prepared by the USDA.
here is the Daily Volume and Price Summary from
the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.
Latest Farm and Ranch News
Update from Ron Hays of RON
Wednesday, November 27,
and Water Rights Are Top of Mind for New Farm
Bureau President Tom
of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau at their recent
convention elected Tom Buchanan to be their
organization's new president. Buchanan has a long
history in agriculture and with water issues
impacting southwestern Oklahoma. This week, Tom
got away from the snow in Jackson County and
we talked with him about priorities he sees out
into the new year. (You can hear the whole interview by clicking
here. Buchanan will also appear on this
Saturday's "In the Field" segment on News 9 about
"I'm a native of southwest
Oklahoma, primarily a beef producer with certainly
winter wheat. I'm from the Altus area and if you
live in the Altus area, then you are involved in
cotton, too, so I have some irrigated cotton. In
addition to that, I manage the Lugert-Altus
irrigation district, the only irrigation district
in Oklahoma, so my agriculture background is truly
rooted in southwest Oklahoma and the commodities
that we raise there."
Buchanan said he got
involved with Farm Bureau early on-as many rural
residents do-with insurance. As time went on he
saw the value of the Farm Bureau's work as an
advocate for rural Oklahomans and he became more
deeply involved in the activities of the Farm
"I'm a firm believer
that rural Oklahoma needs a voice, that Oklahoma
agriculture needs a proponent out there and
Oklahoma Farm Bureau is the one that can do that
for Oklahoma agriculture and rural
Buchanan says that as president
he sees his role as taking the pulse of rural
Oklahoma and then helping to set the goals and
direction of the board. He said it is also very
important for all agriculture groups to work
together as the state becomes more urbanized.
"We all have the same needs and that is to
be able to have private property rights protected.
We should be able to access our natural resources
and then have the ability to get those products to
certainly always concerned when regulations start
up. We all have common cause and common need and
because of our dwindling numbers, it's incumbent
that we all work together. And
I'm proud to say we have in the past and I'm
looking forward to doing that in the future."
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Anderson Demystifies Peanut Marketing on this
peanuts has always been somewhat of a mystery,
especially for those not familiar with the crop.
Oklahoma State University Extension Grain
Marketing Specialist Kim Anderson
takes a look at the process and its pitfalls in
his preview to this week's SUNUP
Anderson tells host Lyndall Stout
that practically all peanuts in the state of
Oklahoma and Texas are placed under government
loan. The loan rate sets the foundation for the
"That loan rate, somewhere
around $355 a ton, is the base price or the
minimum price that producers will
"Shellers offer producers an
option contract that says the producer will put
the peanuts under loan, the producer will receive,
say, $355 a ton for the peanuts at that time. When
the sheller needs the peanuts they pay the
producer the difference between the market price
and the loan rate and assume the loan. So the
producer keeps the loan money. The shellers assume
the loan and take care of that and they give them
additional money between, essentially, the loan
rate and the market price."
This is where
it gets difficult, Anderson says, because the
shellers don't have any one central place to
determine what the market price is. They talk to
brokers and processors to see what they are paying
for peanuts and then they also look at the export
to more from Kim Anderson by clicking here.
Communication Crucial to Dispel Myths About Beef
beef industry often finds itself under attack from
activists claiming the industry is environmentally
unsustainable. Jude Capper of
Bozeman, Montana, refutes that accusation. She
says that cattle producers have got to be a part
of telling the positive story of their industry.
Dr. Capper is an animal scientist and has traveled
widely and spoken about the myths that many people
hold about cattle production. She was a guest
speaker a few weeks ago on campus at Kansas State
University in Manhattan.
beef industry has been sustainable and will
continue to be because we know now far better how
to treat our cattle, how to feed them, how to
breed them, how to care for them every single day.
So, what that means over the last 30 years or so
is that we use 12 percent less water per pound of
beef, we use 33 percent less land per pound of
beef and the carbon footprint per pound has come
down 16 percent which is a huge achievement on
behalf of the industry."
She says that
cattle producers can be proud of the fact-and
should be ready to inform consumers-that beef is
well-positioned to feed an ever-growing world
Click here for the latest Beef
Buzz with 'Bovi Diva' Dr. Jude Capper.
Commission Proposes Tripling Spending to Support
the U.S. Congress continues to debate budget cuts,
the European Commission has proposed more than
tripling its spending in the international
marketplace to support the export of EU
agricultural and agri-food sector products.
"Enjoy, it's from Europe" is the slogan
for the proposed expanded export initiative that
"aims to help the sector's professionals break
into international markets and make consumers more
aware of the efforts made by European farmers to
provide quality products, based on a genuine
strategy established at European level," according
to EU media reports.
The proposal, which
will be submitted to the European Parliament for
its review, would boost European aid for
agricultural exports progressively from €61
million ($82.5 million) in the 2013 budget to €200
million ($270.5 million) in 2020.
world in which consumers are increasingly aware of
the safety, quality and sustainability of food
production methods, European farmers and small- or
medium-sized enterprises are in a position of
strength," said European Commissioner for
Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian
Click here to read more of this
Corn and Soybean Groups Float Idea of Two Year
Farm Bill Extension
US Canola Association, American Soybean
Association and the National Corn Growers
Association continue their alliance in their calls
for action on the 2013 Farm Bill. The groups
strongly support most of the Senate Farm Bill's
Commodity Title- and do not want any sort of a
price protection plant that might resemble the old
target price program of previous farm
In a joint letter from the three
groups- they write "We very much hope that
conferees on the farm bill will find common ground
that can be supported by producers of all crops in
all regions of the country. If such a resolution
is not possible, we would support a two-year
extension of the 2008 farm bill including, if
necessary, a reduction in direct payments to
achieve savings equivalent to the bills passed by
both the Senate and the House. While difficult,
this approach would leave sufficient funding in
the commodities title to write a new farm program
at such time as consensus can be
The three organizations
reiterated their strong opposition to recoupling
payments to planted acres under a price-based
You can read more by clicking here- (we also have a
link to the letter in the story on our
N That- Thanksgiving Schedule, Noble Tax Seminar
and Big Iron
quick reminder that with tomorrow being our 2013
edition of Thanksgiving here in the US, markets
are closed, government offices are closed, most
stores are closed(well- they used to be closed)
and it's a wonderful day for families to gather,
love on one another and eat, eat,
eat. And- to be
a result, we will not have an EMAIL either
Thursday or Friday- our next edition will be next
Monday- December 2nd.
radio programs will continue to be heard on some
stations on Thursday and our full network on
Friday- with the commodity markets open for a half
day of trading.
tax benefits important to agricultural producers
were permanently extended in legislation passed on
Jan. 1, 2013.
To provide farmers and
ranchers in the Southern Great Plains the latest
information in preparation for tax season, The
Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation will host a free
seminar, "Managing Taxes for Agricultural
The seminar will take
place from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec.
10, 2013, at the Noble Foundation Kruse Auditorium
Click here for more details.
Iron has their regular Wednesday auction running
today- closing begins at 10 AM central time for
the first items. 270 items are up for grabs
today- including a good looking tractor consigned
by Custer County District 3- Click here to review all of the
items today and to perhaps look ahead to next
week's sale, which has a lot more stuff consigned
for the first sale of December.
you can always touch base with Mike
Wolfe of Big Iron for how you can best
use the Big Iron way of buying and selling farm
equipment and more for your operation. His
number is 580-320-2718.
Farmer Gives Thanks- Make Our Hearts Big Enough to
Receive Thy Bounty in Constant Thanksgiving
small book that was written by a gentleman by the
name of Samuel Guard- who was an
agricultural journalist back in the 1900s-
starting with a magazine called the Breeders
Gazette in 1912. Along the way- he was
Information Director for the American Farm Bureau,
the voice of the National Barn Dance heard on
Chicago radio station WLS in the 1920s and later
bought the magazine he first worked for and became
compiled a group of prayers that stretch over the
course of a year- and called them "The
Farmer Gives Thanks." I have read some of
these at various times of the year on the radio
across Oklahoma down through the years since 1977-
and wanted to share with you one of the
Thanksgiving prayers as we get into the "Turkey
of harvest, Keeper of our feedlots and our fields,
we thank thee for a turkey that is fat.
thank thee for bread with butter on it.
wish we could echo in these poor words the
glorious autumn song of praise that rises
from our frosted, browning stalks of corn, bent
with ears of gold.
the fragrance of red clover in yon mow as burnt
incense rising from the holy earthen altar of this
here stock farm.
us to be humble, just, and kind as thy servant
said- specially kind to those creatures over whom
thous gave us original dominion, which we have
subdued and fattened and multiplied and milked
according to thy direction.
us good shepherds to them as thou art the Good
Shepherd to us.
all thine own children about this board, or absent
make our hearts big enough to receive thy bounty
in constant thanksgiving.
you and yours- Jan and I wish you a wonderful
Thanksgiving- and we pray that you will stop- as
we will- and thank the Father who provided us a
Savior for every good gift that He has provided
from His bounty over the last year.
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