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have a new market feature on a daily basis-
each afternoon we are posting a recap of that day's
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here for the report posted yesterday afternoon
around 3:30 PM.
Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported
by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture.
Cash price for canola was
$8.93 per bushel- based on delivery to the Northern AG
elevator in Yukon Wednesday. The full listing of
cash canola bids at country points in Oklahoma can now
be found in the daily Oklahoma Cash Grain report- linked
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.
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Update from Ron Hays of RON
Champion Steer at OYE Shown by Madison Hudgins of
Mannford- Details of All Four Grands at
Of the thousands of market animals that
were exhibited by their young 4-H and FFA owners
this week at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, it
all came down to the final handful of top animals
that were in the hunt for the Grand Championship
for their species. For the Market Steers- the best
of best was shown by 17 year old Madison
Hudgins of the Mannford FFA Chapter.
Madison told us that this was only the second time
she had "made the sale" at the Oklahoma Youth
Expo. She says her steer's name is "KD" which
stands for Kevin Durant- the star of the Oklahoma
City Thunder. KD was the Champion Crossbred steer
that won that part of the 2014 Market Steer show
just hours earlier on Thursday.
Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer was shown by
Ryan Callahan of the Edmond 4-H
club- his Reserve Grand was named the Champion
Charolais steer earlier in the week. Click here for more details about the
Steer Show at this year's event.
the other three Grand Champions:
Champion Barrow was shown by Rocky
Zeller of Chattanooga FFA- click here for details on the
Market Hog Grand Champion drive.
Champion Market Lamb was shown by Kyle
Davis of Guthrie FFA- Click here for details on the
Market Lamb Champion Drive.
And the Grand
Champion Market Goat was shown by Emily
Jackson of Hartshorne FFA - click here for details on the
Market Goat Champion drive.
people will be leading off the Sale of Champions-
set for this afternoon at 4 PM at the Norrick
Arena in State Fair Park- we will have a catalog
and order of sale on our website at Blue Green Gazette as soon as the
OYE folks get it to us!
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Squires Heads up LONG Line of Scholarship
Award Winners at OYE- Over $100,000 Handed
top FFA members were honored as Academic All
Staters by the Oklahoma Youth Expo on Thursday
evening, The Academic All State Program is
designed to model athletic all state programs in
which a select few are recognized for their
outstanding achievement and dedication to success.
Each of the eight Academic All State members were
awarded a $5,000 educational scholarship during a
special presentation in advance of the Grand
first among the eight All State Winners was
Gatlin Squires of the Kingfisher
FFA Chapter. Just in advance of the ceremony on
Thursday evening- we talked with Gatlin for a few
moments- CLICK HERE to see the full list
of 8 All Staters and to be able to listen to our
conversation with Squires just ahead of that
to Receive Governor's Outstanding Achievement
Governor's Outstanding Achievement Award in
Agriculture will be presented during a special
ceremony on March 26, 2014, to Rodd
Moesel of Oklahoma City. Moesel will be
the 17th Oklahoman to be inducted into the
Agriculture Hall of Fame by the Oklahoma
Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry.A
native of Oklahoma City, Moesel is the President
and co-owner of American Plant Products and
Services Inc. American Plant Products and Services
Inc. is a wholesale company that raises foliage
plants and sells greenhouse structures, equipment
and supplies. His knowledge of the horticulture
industry is well respected throughout the state
and nation and has allowed him to contribute to a
variety of agriculture organizations at both the
state and national
extremely well-respected by his peers who have
seen his dedication to the industry and to
Oklahoma agriculture thrive over his lifetime.
From his initial participation in the 4-H program
as a youth where he took to heart the motto "to
make the best better", Moesel has given selflessly
of his time to serve on numerous boards and
committees over the past 40 years. A few of these
boards include the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Board, the
Oklahoma State 4-H Foundation and the Council for
Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching
(CARET). Moesel is also a graduate of the Oklahoma
Agriculture Leadership Program -Class V and
Leadership Oklahoma- Class III.
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'Strange Start' Legislative Session has been Good
for Farmers and Ranchers, Collison
current Oklahoma legislative session got off to a
strange start with a change of leadership in the
House of Representatives said Oklahoma Farm
Bureau's John Collison, but it
didn't hamper their efforts to advance legislation
beneficial to Oklahoma's farmers and ranchers.
"We were able to pass HJR 1006 or the Rep.
Scott Biggs, Sen. Eddie Fields Bill which is the
right to farm. So, that bill is moving over to the
Senate and hopefully we'll have it up this next
Monday in the Senate Ag Committee and then onto
the floor for a pass and a vote of the people come
Collison said they are watching
a couple of property tax bills very closely. There
are also some property rights bills concerning
wind energy that are also getting close scrutiny.
He said it is very important that purchasers of
property have the freedom to do with it what they
envision when they make the purchase.
can listen to my interview with John Collison or
read more of this story on our website by clicking here.
watch for John and I Saturday
morning during my In the Field feature as seen on
KWTV News9 around 6:40 AM during their Saturday
morning news block.
Damage and Drought Playing a Part in Wheat
Futures, Kim Anderson Says
some drops toward the end of the week, wheat
markets have been on an upward trajectory.
Oklahoma State University Extension Grain
Marketing Specialist Kim Anderson
runs the numbers for Lyndall
Stout in his preview for this week's
"We've had a really good run
in wheat prices-about $1.80 since early February.
You look at that July contract price and it's up
near $7.80. If it can close above $7.81 two
consecutive days, then $8 will be the next target.
That contract also has price support down at
Anderson says the run-up in grain
prices has extended to canola as well which has
seen about a $1.40 increase in the past three
As harvest draws closer, Anderson
says freeze damage and dry conditions have dropped
yield potentials both for wheat and
Catch more of Kim Anderson's
analysis and this week's SUNUP lineup by clicking here.
Outlines 2015 Appropriations
letters to the Chairmen and
Ranking Members of the House and Senate
Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittees, National
Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)
President Earl Garber outlined
NACD's appropriations priorities for critical
conservation programs, including Conservation
Technical Assistance, Environmental Quality
Incentives Program, and Watershed
NACD supports President
Obama's 2015 budget of $815 million as a base for
the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
(NRCS) Conservation Operations (CO) account in the
Fiscal Year 2015 Agriculture Appropriations Bill.
The Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
program, part of the CO account administered by
NRCS, supports critical, voluntary conservation
practices to ensure quality water, productive land
and other vital environmental benefits.
Additionally, NACD requests that no funds be spent
on the implementation of user fees for CTA
provided through NRCS.
"User fees will
discourage producers from implementing critical
conservation practices at a time when they have
the heavy burden of meeting the demand of a
growing population," said Garber. "This will
ultimately take a toll on our nation's natural
resource base, when as we know, the cost of repair
is always greater that the cost of proactive
maintenance in the first place."
Click here for more of this story
and a link to the NACD's letters to
N That- Farm Transistion Workshops, Pollard
Production Sale TOMORROW and Steer and Kid Talk
with Jack Ward
A series of one-day
will take place throughout Oklahoma this spring
for family farmers and ranchers interested in
learning about the components of a successful farm
first one is coming up March 24 in Chickasha with
others on March 31 in Claremore, April 7 in
Woodward and April 14 in Ardmore. Sessions will
cover business and personal goal-setting,
financial analysis, human resources, family
communications, estate planning, estate taxes and
cost for attendees is $25 for a family of four and
includes a lunch, refreshments and two farm
transitions workbooks. Click here for more details.
Farms is hosting its 15th annual "Performance
Genetics" Bull Sale tomorrow beginning at noon at
the ranch in Waukomis, Oklahoma.
for sale are 90
home-raised service-age Angus bulls and five
Hereford bulls. Also selling are
45 registered Angus females and 15 commercial open
more information, contact Eddie Sims at National
Cattle Service, 580-595-1926, or go online at www.pollardfarms.com or www.nationalcattle.com.
is one of the best Steer judges in the country-
and Jack Ward spent a good bit of
his week in Oklahoma at the 2014 Oklahoma Youth
Expo as he served as the Steer Judge of this
"world's Largest Junior Livestock Show."
talked with Jack between the end of the class and
breed selections and the Grand Champion drive on
Thursday- and his comments about the Steers and
the Kids Showing them at the Youth Expo is our
Friday Beef Buzz.
Click here to check it out- we
will have more with Jack next week as we talk
today and tomorrow's beef industry as he puts on
his American Hereford Association hat to talk beef
industry direction with us(coming on next week's
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