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Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported
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price for canola was $9.67 per bushel- based on
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The full listing of cash canola bids at country points
in Oklahoma can now be found in the daily Oklahoma Cash
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Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio
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National Daily Feeder & Stocker
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here is the Daily Volume and Price Summary from
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Update from Ron Hays of RON
Monday, June 2,
Appropriations Passes 2015 Ag Appropriations
House Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal
Year 2015 ag appropriations bill by a vote of 31
to 18 Thursday.
committee rejected an amendment from House Ag
Appropriations Subcommittee Ranking Member Sam
Farr of California to strike the provision in the
bill requiring the U.S. Department of Agriculture
to grant waivers regarding the school meal
nutrition requirements by a vote of 29 to 22 -
according to The Hagstrom Report. Democrats
supported Farr's amendment and Republicans opposed
committee approved amendments regarding horse meat
inspection, banning the purchase of
Chinese-processed chicken in the school lunch
program and vending machine calories.
more about this study by clicking here.
the passage of the House Ag Appropriations Bill,
R-CALF USA Chief Executive Officer
Bill Bullard issued this
the majority of U.S. Representatives on the House
Appropriations Committee have demonstrated their
loyalty to the multinational meatpackers and their
disdain for U.S. farmers and ranchers by passing
what amounts to an amnesty bill for packers. The
majority not only supported language that
insulates meatpackers from any accountability for
engaging in abusive buying tactics that force
independent producers out of business, but they
actually voted to defeat an amendment that would
have made it unlawful for meatpackers to retaliate
against independent producers for registering a
complaint with their member of Congress," Bullard
To read more
comments from Bill Bullard click here.
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Groups Want More Time To Comment on Proposed
'Waters of the US'
National Pork Producers Council and 71 national
and state agricultural organizations are
requesting extensions of the comment periods on a
proposed regulation and accompanying agricultural
exemptions rule related to changes in the federal
Clean Water Act (CWA) that could negatively affect
farmers and ranchers.
Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers in April issued a proposed rule
that would greatly expand the agencies' authority
under the CWA over various waters. Currently, that
jurisdiction includes "navigable" waters and
waterways with a hydrologic connection to
In requesting the
extensions, the agricultural groups pointed out
that an EPA study of the connection between
intermittent waters and wetlands and larger bodies
of water has yet to be completed. They also said
the timing of the comment period and stakeholder
public meetings coincide with one of the busiest
times for farmers, who are "preparing soil for
planting, planting and replanting seed, applying
crop nutrients and crop protection products, and
harvesting hay and winter wheat crops."
Click here to read the rest of
Fallin Urges County Commissioners to Issue Local
Burn Bans if Appropriate
burn ban issued by Governor Mary
Fallin on May 5 covering 36 counties is
set to expire this coming Wednesday, June 4. Due
to the significant rain fall received in some
areas of the state over the last week, the
governor does not expect to renew that burn ban
for any county. However, many areas of the state
remain in conditions of extreme drought (see more
by clicking here). County
Commissioners in all 77 counties have the
authority to declare countywide burn bans should
parts of Oklahoma have received rain over the last
several days," Fallin said. "That helps to
mitigate the danger of wildfires and is certainly
good news for our farmers and ranchers as well as
our lakeside communities.
however, remain vigilant against the threat of
wildfires. Many parts of the state are still
extremely dry and expected to be so for some time.
County Commissioners should take all appropriate
steps to protect their communities. If they feel a
countywide burn ban is appropriate, they should
issue one immediately after the state burn ban
Selk Offers More Hay Storage Tips to Save More
Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus
Extension Animal Scientist, writes in the latest
Last week's Cow
Calf Corner Newsletter discussed some of the
potential losses to large round bales due to
differing storage methods. Continuing with the
train of thought of preserving as much harvested
hay as possible, other important storage concepts
can be used as the hay is being harvested this
spring and summer.
The storage site is an
important consideration in reducing bale losses.
Select a site that is not shaded and is open to
breezes to enhance drying conditions. The site
should also be well-drained to minimize moisture
absorption into the underside of the bales. As
much as 12 inches of the bottom of a bale can be
lost through moisture absorption resulting from
the wicking action.. Ground contact can account
for over half of the total dry matter losses.
Where practical, keep bales off the ground using
low cost, surplus materials such as discarded
pallets, racks, fence posts, railroad ties, and
used tires. Another alternative is to use a layer
of crushed rock about six inches deep to ensure
good drainage within and around the storage
Click here for more from Glenn
Selk and a link to an OSU fact sheet on hay
Is A Blue Jean Not A Blue
May 20, 1873, an American icon was born when Levi
Strauss and Jacob Davis were given a patent for
their copper rivet fasteners for denim trousers.
The blue jean has since secured its place in
American culture and in world fashion as a "go to"
garment. Changing fashion styles and attitudes
altered the look of the blue jean over time, but
until recently, the blue jean had remained true
blue to its cotton origins. The recent influx of
man-made fibers into blue jeans is not a good fit
for many consumers, and could affect the care,
wear and expected five-year longevity of their
beloved blue jeans.
From dungarees to
designer denim, blue jeans have historically been
all, or mostly, cotton. When the price of cotton
fiber reached a record high three years ago, some
brands and manufacturers sought to cut cost by
diluting the cotton with higher percentages of
man-made fibers. Cotton prices have since returned
to more competitive levels, but the denim category
remains rife with man-made fiber
"Consumers love denim," explains
Kim Kitchings, Vice President
Corporate Strategy and Program Metrics at Cotton
Incorporated. "We know from our Lifestyle Monitor™
data that U.S. consumers own an average of seven
denim items and wear jeans an average of four days
a week," Kitchings adds. "We also know that 60
percent of consumers would pay a little extra to
get more cotton back into those jeans."
can read the rest of this story on our website.
Please click here to go
Burning Offers Many Benefits to Producers,
burning is an effective technique to reduce fuel
build up that contributes to wildfire, reduces
eastern red cedar pollen and is a critical aspect
of land resource management, but it must be used
in a safe and proper manner.
Roberts Noble Foundation, Oklahoma State
University Extension Service, Oklahoma Prescribed
Burn Association (OPBA), and the Natural Resources
Conservation Service will co-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 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, and Thursday,
June 26, at the Marietta High School Cafeteria,
located at 800 SW 4th Ave. in Marietta, Oklahoma.
This workshop is aligned with the
educational outreach objectives of the OPBA, a
newly formed statewide organization to educate the
public and policymakers about the need to use
prescribed fire and the safety of this management
practice. The workshop will help landowners and
others who are interested learn the steps of how
to safely and successfully implement prescribed
fire. It will focus on the prescribed burn written
management plan, the most important aspect of a
Click here for
this Morning- Northern Oklahoma at the Tail End of
Big Rain Making System
we get ready to send out this morning's email- we
are watching a prolific rain making storm that
stretches from the Oklahoma City Metro to way up
north- well into Iowa and beyond.
Oklahoma- it has brought in rainfall amounts well
above an inch quickly where it has traveled.
Radar based estimates suggest some of Beaver
County got more than an inch of rain from this
system- while places like Cherokee has their
Mesonet station showing over three inches of rain
(3.19 to be exact) and Lake Carl Blackwell just
west of Stillwater has reported over four inches
Click here for a real time look
at the rain totals as this system continues to
dump rain in north central and into northeastern
Oklahoma as we write these words.
And click here for the Central
and western Oklahoma weeklong forecast as put
together by David Payne and his
team at News9- they show a chance of rain again by
Thursday night and Friday- temps for this first
week of June will get into the low 90s. You
can also click here for the eastern Oklahoma
weeklong forecast courtesy of Travis
Meyer and the News on 6 weather gurus-
likewise- they also see rain as a possibility by
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