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on RON Markets as heard on K101
with cash and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash
Cattle market stands, the latest Feeder Cattle Markets
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.
Cash Grain: Daily Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices - as
reported by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture.
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.
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
Study Finds EPA Waters Proposal Needs Rework, Says
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC)
today reiterated its call for the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw and
significantly rework their recently-proposed rule
on defining the "Waters of the United States." The
action came in response to an economic analysis
released today by Dr. David
Sunding, an economist at the University
of California at Berkley and a principal with The
The report, Review of 2014
EPA Economic Analysis of Proposed Revised
Definition of Waters of the United States, was
commissioned by the Waters Advocacy Coalition
(WAC), which represents the nation's construction,
real estate, mining, agriculture, wildlife
conservation, forestry, manufacturing and energy
sectors and of which NCFC is a member. The report
exams the EPA's cost-benefit analysis of their
proposed "waters of the U.S." rule. The rule
can be found online by clicking here.
more about this study by clicking here.
American Farm Bureau is also touting this Sunding
report as they call their members to action in
their ongoing efforts to Ditch the Rule.
EPA's proposed waters of the U.S. rule is
irreparably flawed from an economic standpoint,"
said American Farm Bureau Federation President
Bob Stallman. "The rule is also
an end run around Congress and two Supreme Court
rulings, and in their official comments, farmers
and ranchers across the national are calling on
EPA to ditch the rule."
To read more
of the AFBF take on the study and a link to
their Ditch the Rule website- click here.
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Signs Beef Checkoff and Gross Production Tax
Wednesday, Governor Mary Fallin
signed SB 1851 which outlines how a state-based
commodity checkoff would be created by Oklahoma
beef producers. She also signed
HB 2562, which sets a permanent, across-the-board
gross production tax rate starting in July of
2015, provides certainty for one of the state's
leading job producing industries.
beef checkoff bill was championed by Oklahoma
Cattlemen's Association (OCA) this legislative
session which concluded last week. "This
bill outlines the process which Oklahoma cattle
producers would use to create a supplement beef
checkoff program," said OCA president Richard
Gebhart. He added, "We wanted language that would
allow us to self-determine our own
more on this story click here.)
State Chamber of Oklahoma is applauding Governor
Fallin for signing House Bill 2562 for helping
ensure Oklahoma's economic future.
"Coming into this legislative
session, the industry made it clear that decisions
about next year's drilling are being made this
summer, so the issue needed to be addressed now,"
said Fred Morgan, president and CEO of the State
Chamber. "This compromise language shows how an
engaged business community can lead to policies
that will benefit the entire state."
push to address the rate this year started with a
report commissioned by the State Chamber Research
Foundation that shows how important the industry
is to the state. It found that the industry is
already the single largest contributor to state
revenues at over two-billion dollars.
read more of this story click here.
Awarding $6 Million for Producer Education for New
Farm Bill Programs
Secretary Tom Vilsack today
announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) is awarding $6 million to universities and
cooperative state extension services to develop
online decision tools and other materials and
train experts to educate producers about several
key farm bill programs. The new Web tools will
help farmers and ranchers determine what
participation in programs established by the 2014
Farm Bill will mean for their
has awarded a grant to Oklahoma State
University for providing a network of
experts based at land-grant universities-for
outreach and education on the new Farm Bill
programs. Funds will be used to conduct public
education outreach meetings where producers can
speak with local extension agents and Farm Service
Agency (FSA) staff. Outreach meetings will begin
late this summer to help farmers and ranchers
understand the new programs and their
universities work to create new online tools,
producers now have access to a preliminary website
that gives them a chance to begin familiarizing
themselves with the new programs and the type of
information they will need to consider when
deciding which program options work better for
them. At this site, farmers and ranchers can view
ARC and PLC projected payments, ARC guarantees,
and PLC payment rate projections.
read about USDA offering producer education on the
new Farm Bill by clicking here.
McManus: Memorial Day Weekend Rains Help with
Drought--But Not Enough
Day weekend rains improved drought conditions in
some parts of the state, but they were simply
insufficient to make a significant dent in the
ongoing drought in western and northwestern
Associate State Climatologist
Gary McManus said 10-day rain
totals show Jackson County up through Blaine
County had the most widespread heavy rains, but
the northeast part of the state was pretty lucky
as well. Newport and Burneyville largely missed
out with only 0.07 and 0.10 inches, respectively,
as did Medford with 0.35 inches. Although other
areas got what appears to be a good amount of
rain, it simply was not enough to offset the
long-term drought conditions. Altus received 3.59
inches, Mangum got 4.24 inches and Hobart had the
most with 4.79 inches. In the northeast, Porter
received 4.33 inches.
amount of the state actually in some drought
intensity (D1-D4) dropped from 81 percent to 80
percent in the latest Drought Monitor. But the
real improvements came in the upper-end
intensities, with D3-D4 falling from 61.2 percent
to 55 percent and D4 from 34.3 percent to 26.5
Click to see the latest US
Drought Monitor Report.
Wheat Harvest Getting Underway; Quality Could be
Good, Kim Anderson Says
harvest is getting underway in southern Oklahoma
after a brief delay due to last weekend's rain
storms. In this week's preview of Saturday's SUNUP
program, Oklahoma State University Extension Grain
Marketing Specialist Kim Anderson
said producers are hoping to make up for this
year's lack of quantity with quality.
quality of the crop is still a question. I do know
that down in Texas, north Texas where they're
cutting there, the test weight's good. It's good
milling quality wheat. The early cutting down in
Frederick and that area was 56-pound test, a low
test weight, but the berries were filled out and
that was one of the things we were concerned about
was shrunken berries."
Anderson said he
expects the production will be down in Oklahoma,
but the quality could be sufficient to make good
Click to read Anderson's analysis
on wheat prices.
Designates 11 Oklahoma Counties as Primary Natural
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has
designated 11 counties in Oklahoma as primary
natural disaster areas due to a recent drought.
Those counties are: Carter, Cleveland, Creek,
Garvin, Grady, McClain, Okfuskee, Ottawa,
Pottawatomie, Seminole and Tulsa.
We're also telling Oklahoma producers that USDA
stands with you and your communities when severe
weather and natural disasters threaten to disrupt
your livelihood, " said Agriculture Secretary
and ranchers in the following counties in Oklahoma
also qualify for natural disaster assistance
because their counties are contiguous. Those
counties are: Caddo, Canadian, Comanche, Craig,
Delaware, Hughes, Jefferson, Johnston, Lincoln,
Love, McIntosh, Marshall, Murray, Oklahoma,
Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Payne, Pontotoc, Rogers,
Stephens, Wagoner and Washington.
and ranchers in the continuguous counties in
Kansas and Missouri also qualify for natural
more details on the disaster assistance being made
available click here.
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Wheat Harvest is just getting started in regions
of Southern Oklahoma after the rains this past
weekend. In most regions of Southwest Oklahoma as
of Thursday morning, moisture levels have
been too high for harvest to begin, but producers
were hoping to be in the field by late afternoon-
that according to the latest Oklahoma
Wheat Commission Wheat Harvest
OWC provided us with a report from several
southwest Oklahoma communities- including Hollis,
Grandfield, Frederick and Cattanooga. Click here for their full report
as released late Thursday afternoon.
new digital "Beef. It's What's For
Dinner" (BIWFD) advertising campaign is
off to a tremendous start, with exciting new
creative elements and more information to reach
the important millennial consumer.
idea of "social" plays a big role in meal
inspiration, instruction and sharing, with more
than 300 million social media posts per month.
That's why the millennial influence and explosion
of digital media led your beef checkoff to develop
five new BIWFD recipe videos on the BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com
many impressions are "tremendous?" Well, try 65
million impressions generated over the first three
weeks of the campaign- including touching
consumers using Facebook, Twitter and
Click here to read more about the
early results- and also you can check out our
latest Beef Buzz report that features an interview
we did earlier this year with Michelle
Murray of the NCBA on the new social
media advertising strategy that is showing early
success. Murray says She says "one of the most
amazing things about social media is its ability
to precisely target each customer."
Click here to jump over to our
latest Beef Buzz featuring Murray as she offers
some color commentary about the beef industy's
cutting edge efforts to reach consumers.
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