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mornings with cash
and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash Cattle market stands, the
latest Feeder Cattle Markets Etc.
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 Futures-
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report posted yesterday afternoon around 3:30 PM.
Daily Oklahoma Cash Grain
Prices- as reported by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture.
Cash price for
canola was $9.74 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.
Our Daily Market Wrapup
from the Radio Oklahoma Network with Jim Apel and Tom Leffler-
analyzing the Futures Markets from the previous Day.
The National Daily Feeder
& Stocker Cattle Summary- as prepared by USDA.
The National Daily
Slaughter Cattle Summary- as prepared by the USDA.
Finally, here is
the Daily Volume and
Price Summary from the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.
Oklahoma's Latest Farm and
Your Update from Ron Hays of
Drought Worsens Across
Oklahoma Even as Chances of Rain Begin to Increase
Ahead of any forecast rains that may-or may not-arrive across much of
Oklahoma this weekend, this week's U.S. Drought Monitor map shows
drought conditions worsening. Hot, windy weather continued to take
its toll on soil moisture, and the state's wheat and canola crops.
Each category of drought expanded last week with 61 percent of the
state experiencing extreme drought conditions. Thirty-four percent of
Oklahoma is experiencing exceptional drought and more than 81 percent
is at least in the moderate category.
That 61 percent region of at least extreme drought is the highest
total in the state since March 5, 2013, as the horribly dry
conditions of May 2012-January 2013 were starting to fade with heavy
The Climate Prediction Center is forecasting above-average chances
for above-normal precipitation for the next six to ten days across
the entire state.
Click to see the
Drought Monitor map or weather outlook map.
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Will be Crucial to Wheat Prices at Harvest Time, Kim Anderson
elevators in southern Oklahoma could begin seeing their first loads
of winter wheat in just days, depending on the weather. Kim Anderson,
Oklahoma State University Extension Grain Marketing Specialist says
in his preview to this week's SUNUP program that this year's crop
will get a lot of scrutiny.
"The first thing they'll do when the wheat comes across the
scale is pull a representative sample and they're going to determine
the grade based on the published grading standards. They'll send
samples of that wheat off to determine the milling quality of that
wheat. They'll be looking at protein. They'll be looking at strength.
They'll be looking at those milling characteristics. The flour mills
want to see what quality is there as do the elevators so they'll know
how to price it and how to sell that product."
Anderson said that he expects prices at the elevator to be in the
$7.10 range, but that could fall depending upon the quality of the
crop. He said he expects prices will hold in that range until well
Click to see what
else is covered on the SUNUP edition.
Markets, Millennial Generation Key to Certified Angus Beef Demand
demand for Certified Angus Beef has continued to grow despite the
domestic trend for a flattening growth curve. John Stika,
president of Certified Angus Beef, spoke recently with Radio Oklahoma
Network Farm Director Ron Hays and said the all important
international market is only one target in the effort to continue to
grow beef demand.
"The international market is a big part of our growth this year
and it's been interesting. Our retail numbers are fairly flat because
of the relatively high prices we've seen on M cuts. While we're up
four to five percent as a program, a big portion of our growth this
year is actually food service and it's in the form of middle meats,
steak items. International is growing as well and it's been a big
part of our ability to continue to drive this program forward even
when we see our domestic retail business to be relatively flat."
Click to read or
listen to today's Beef Buzz.
The US Senate
Thursday passed the $12.3 billion dollar water projects bill. The
legislation looks to provide funding to improve the infracture of
inland waterways and ports. The Water Resources Reform and
Development Act passed by a vote of 91 to 7 in the Senate. Earlier
this week the bill overwelming passed in the House by a vote of 412
The bill now
goes to President Obama's desk for his signature.
The bill has
been widely supported by agricultural organizations because the
funding will improve the infracture for exporting grains to
You can read
comments from the following by clicking on their names:
Bureau President Bob Stallman
Association of Corn Growers President Martin Barbre
Soybean Association President Ray Gaesser
Association of Wheat Growers President Paul Penner
the State Capitol- Gross Production Tax Rate Bill Passes- Storm
Shelter Bill Fails- But NOT SO FAST- Passes.
three key votes on Thursday at the State Capitol as far as the
Oklahoma Farm Bureau was concerned- and they came up on the right
side of the measures on two of the three votes- but a tax increase
proposal they opposed came back from the dead Thursday evening and HJR
1092 ends up being approved.
First of all-
there was the passage of HB 2562.Oklahoma Farm Bureau applauds the
Oklahoma legislature for passing HB 2562 Thursday, which reduces an
approaching gross production tax rate increase on horizontal wells
and also applies an equal rate to traditional vertical wells. Under
the new law, horizontal wells will be subject to a tax incentive
program to reduce the effective gross production rate to 2 percent
for the first 36 months of production and then increase to 7 percent.
The same law will be applied to vertical wells, which are currently
taxed at 7 percent.
The bill replaces an expiring incentive program and prevents the
gross production tax rate from automatically increasing to the actual
rate of 7 percent in 2015.
Bureau President Tom
Buchanan calls this measure a strong compromise for
Click here for
more on this measure- including a thumbs up from the Oklahoma State
Chamber of Commerce.
bill that was defeated- HJR 1092, turned out to be down- but not out.
could set up increases in property taxes in order to pay for storm
shelters in local schools was first defeated in the Oklahoma House on
Thursday by a substantial 34 to 61 vote. Several ag groups, including
the Oklahoma Farm Bureau and the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association,
were opposed to the measure. Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Buchanan
spoke in a statement on Thursday afternoon about their preference to
find money in other places besides on the backs of property owners..
"Farm Bureau fully supports the construction of shelters to
protect students and appreciates Rep. Mark McBride and Rep. Jon Echols'
efforts to raise private dollars through the Shelter Oklahoma Schools
foundation," Buchanan said. "Our state's agricultural
producers are major landowners in their communities and would
unfairly bear the brunt of this ad valorem tax increase."
Fallin was livid and it showed in her combative statement on Thursday
afternoon- calling anyone opposed to her plan as being in on a smear
campaign against the proposal.
She and her
office to work on House GOP members and apparently found 17 who voted
no to be willing to change their votes and say yes- she got 51 YES
votes and HJR 1092 moves on to the Senate for a vote next week.
In a statement
on Thursday evening, the Governor thanks the lawmakers who
reconsidered their positions and called on the State Senate to
approve her measure quickly.
Click here to read
a play by play of the day's events regarding HJR 1092.
N That- Memorial Day Arrives and Oklahoma GOP Announce Three Debates
for Republican Senate Primary Race
Memorial Day holiday weekend is upon us- and we wanted to remind you
that this coming Monday morning- we will NOT have a Ron Hays Daily Email.
We will return on Tuesday morning. We will have our radio reports on
many of our great radio stations across the state on the Radio
Oklahoma Ag Network.
offices will be closed- federal and state- and the ag commodity
markets, US Stock Market and Monday feeder auction barns will be
closed to honor those who have died in service to our wonderful
weekend is a great time to spend time with family and friends- but I
hope you will take time to honor those and thank those who have
served our country- both those who are still alive as well as those
who have given their lives down through the years.
from the Oklahoma GOP Party that there will be three Senatorial
Forums to feature the three candidates running for the right to fill
the last two years of the seat being vacated by Senator Tom Coburn.
will be in Durant on June 4, Lawton on June 6 and Enid on June
20. Tickets are limited at each of the venues- click here for
more details about these chances to hear each candidate explain why
he is the right man for the job.
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