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Update from Ron Hays of RON
Friday, December 27,
Farmers Capitalize on Trust to Connect with
of the biggest jobs facing agricultural producers
these days is trying to tell their stories to
consumers. With only two percent of Americans
involved in production agriculture, their voices
have a tendency to get lost in all the
"To put that in perspective,"
says Susan Allen of Dairy MAX,
"there are more people in prison than there are
growing our food and, of course, that creates a
challenge for us." She will be my guest on this
weekend's "In the Field" segment on News 9 about
6:40 a.m. Saturday.
Allen says that
while many people can trace their roots back to
relatives who made their living on farms and
ranches generations ago, their knowledge of modern
agricultural practices is limited and they truly
want to know more about how their food is raised.
The good news is, Allen says, people trust
"Famers rank really, really high
in consumer trust. They want to know a farmer. In
fact, farmers rank higher than clergy on the trust
scale. So we take that opportunity and introduce
people to farmers with things like our campaign
'Our land. Our cows. Our passion.'"
says that campaign is a way of reaching out to the
public and putting them in touch with what it's
like to live and work on a dairy farm
"For the general public, we've
created things like virtual dairy farm tours. We
went to dairy farms right here in Oklahoma, one in
Minco, the Macomas Dairy, and one in Okarche, M6
Dairy, the Meyer family and we created videos to
let people see what the milking parlor looks like,
to see how they interact with their
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Farm Service Agency Urges Farmers and Ranchers to
Vote in County Committee
Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M.
Garcia announced that the FSA County Committee
Elections begin Dec. 20, with the mailing of
ballots to eligible voters. The deadline to return
the ballots to local FSA offices is Jan. 17,
Producers have been instructed to
destroy the FSA County Committee Election ballots
(FSA-669's) mailed on Nov. 4. The new ballots
mailed to producers will have the word "corrected"
printed on the outside of the mailing, the ballot
itself, and the return envelope. Producers must
complete and return the corrected FSA-669 to have
their vote counted.
Eligible voters who do
not receive a ballot in the coming week can obtain
one from their local USDA Service Center. The last
day for voters to submit corrected ballots in
person to local USDA Service Centers is Jan. 17,
2014. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked
no later than Jan. 17. Newly elected committee
members and their alternates will take office Feb.
Click here to read more of this
Harvest Report Indicates High Quality US Corn
production, high quality and minor weather-related
impacts are the top-line findings of the 2013/2014
Corn Harvest Quality Report, released last week by
the U.S. Grains Council, of which the National
Corn Growers Association is a founding member.
"After a record drought last year, the
world has been watching intently the 2013 U.S.
corn crop," said USGC President and CEO
Tom Sleight. "Production has
rebounded, and quality is high despite some
weather challenges. It's good news all around."
Total U.S. corn production of 13,989
million bushels set a new all-time record, and the
average yield of 160.4 bushels/acre is the second
highest on record. Weather was again the
challenge, as a cold and wet spring delayed
planting across much of the Corn Belt. Some areas
also experienced flash-drought conditions in
mid-summer, although this was generally offset by
adversities slightly reduced planted acreage and
yield, while harvest quality remained very high.
As compared to prior years, weather related
impacts were modest and predictable. Aflatoxins
were significantly lower than in the 2012 crop,
with 99.4 percent of the samples testing below the
FDA aflatoxin action level of 20 parts per
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Upcoming NASCOE Convention in
Oklahoma Association of County Office Employees
(OKASCOE) which is the state affiliate of NASCOE
(National Association of County Office Employees)
will host the 2014 NASCOE National Convention in
"OKASCOE is an employee
organization that represents the county office
employees of the Farm Service Agency here in
Oklahoma," said Jay Goff, OKASCOE
The convention will be in
Oklahoma City August 12 - 16,
utilizing a raffle of three different prizes to
help raise money to host the convention: a Polaris
850 EFI Ranger Utility Vehicle OR an 850 Razor
Sport Model; a $750 Bass Pro Shops gift
certificate and $500
"The total value of
this raffle package is $13,000", according to
Brian Hisey, Fundraising Chairman. "Our plans are
to print and sell a maximum of 3,000 tickets so
this is a unique opportunity to win some very nice
The drawing will be held
Saturday, August 16, 2014 at noon. Tickets will
sell for $20 each.
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Burning Aids Producers in Land
burning is an effective technique in land resource
management, but it must be used in a safe and
The Samuel Roberts Noble
Foundation will host a two-day Prescribed Burning
Workshop to discuss the benefits and proper use of
prescribed burning for land management to
landowners. This workshop, which is open to the
public, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Wednesday, Jan. 15, and Thursday, Jan. 16, at the
Noble Foundation Oswalt Road Ranch, west of
"Most landowners would
love to be able to control any of Mother Nature's
natural processes - especially rain," said
Russell Stevens, wildlife and
fisheries consultant. "One process that can be
controlled is fire. That resource is powerful,
especially when used correctly."
workshop will help landowners and others who are
interested learn the steps of how to successfully
implement and control fire. It will focus on the
prescribed burn written management plan, the most
important aspect of a prescribed burn.
find the rest of this story and registration
information by clicking here.
Heifers on Wheat Pasture Compare Favorably with
Dry Lot Performance
Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus
Extension Animal Scientist, writes in the latest
Many areas of
the Eastern two-thirds of Oklahoma have grown some
wheat pasture for use as winter feed. Some
producers may have questions about the utilization
of wheat pasture for growing replacement heifers
before, during, and after their first breeding
season. Unsatisfactory breeding performance has
occasionally been anecdotally reported when
replacement heifers have been exposed to bulls or
AI while grazing wheat forages. Therefore an
Oklahoma State University study was conducted to
compare reproductive performance of heifers
grazing wheat pasture before, and during breeding,
with heifers grazing wheat pasture until
approximately 3 weeks before
In each of two
years, 40 spring born Angus and Angus crossbred
heifers were placed on wheat pasture in December
and randomly assigned to one of two treatment
groups in mid March. Group one (Wheat Pasture;
n=20) remained on wheat pasture (mean crude
protein = 26.6 %) through estrus synchronization
and fixed-time AI. Group two (Dry Lot; n=20) was
placed in drylot and had free choice access to a
corn-based growing ration (11.1% crude protein)
through estrus synchronization and fixed time AI.
The heifers were inseminated on about April 5 both
years. Heifers were exposed to fertile bulls
starting 10 days after fixed time AI for 45 more
days. Fixed time AI conception was determined at
32 days after AI by
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Services Set for Dr. Raymond Sidwell
Mass of Christian Burial for Dr. Raymond
Sidwell, age 66, of Goltry, will be at
11:00 AM Saturday, December 28, 2013, at St.
Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Enid, with Rev.
Joseph M. Irwin officiating.
will be at 2:00 PM at St. Michael's Cemetery,
Goltry, with arrangements by Anderson-Burris
Funeral Home. A rosary will be held on Friday,
December 27, at 7 PM at the funeral home in
Sidwell died earlier this week on December
24th. Dr. Mike Woods,
Interim Vice President and Dean of Oklahoma State
University's Division of Ag and Natural Resources
wrote in an email "Wheat and canola research
conducted under Ray's guidance at the Lahoma
Station has been extremely important to
researchers, extension educators, and growers!
Ray will be greatly missed by all those who
knew him! Our thoughts and prayers are with his
Dr. Woods mentioned, Ray was the Senior
Superintendent for one of the crown jewels of the
OSU Ag Research facilities- the North Central
Research Station just outside of Lahoma.
Click here for the full obituary
as posted on the Anderson-Burris website.
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