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Update from Ron Hays of RON
Friday, March 22,
Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch
-- A Night of Desinee- Destinee Johnson
of Tipton Becomes First in History to win Two
Grand Championships in One Year at OYE (Jump
-- Tyler Schnaithman of Garber
Leads All State Academic OYE Team (Jump to Story
-- NCBA Applauds House Passage of
Continuing Resolution Funding FSIS Inspectors (Jump to Story
-- Finally, A Positive Drought Forecast,
Gary McManus Says
-- Canola College Presents 'Fantastic
Opportunity' for Growers, Ron Sholar Says (Jump to Story
-- Wheat Prices Jump on Short-Covering,
Kim Anderson Says
-- Signup Deadline for Stocker Receiving
Management Conference is TODAY- and Magness Cattle
Sale is Set for Sunday (Jump
Night of Desinee- Destinee Johnson of Tipton
Becomes First in History to win Two Grand
Championships in One Year at
was truly a night of Destinee Thursday evening at
the 2013 Oklahoma Youth Expo- for the first time
in history- one exhibitor won a pair of the Grand
Champion trophies- Destinee
Johnson from Tipton FFA pulled the trick
off by winning both the Grand Champion Market Goat
title as well as owning and showing the Grand
Champion Market Lamb. We talked with
Destinee after her historic performance- and you
can hear that plus see the full list of Breed
Champions in the Market Lamb show and the Division
Winners in the Wether Goat Show- click here for all of that.
the Grand Champion Market Steer was shown by
Myhla Tsterman, a high school
freshman and a FFA member from Hollis. Click here for the full rundown
this Grand Champion (with pictures) and the list
of Breed Champions in the steer show of 525
animals here in 2013.
we salute the Grand Champion Barrow winner-
Kate Jackson of Mountain View-
Gotebo 4-H. Click here for more on her
story- a picture and the full rundown of the breed
champions and reserves for the huge market barrow
show- about 2,400 were seen by the two judges over
a three day period.
remind you that we took lots of pictures last
night- and a bunch of the entire week of the OYE
to date- click here for our photo set for
the 2013 OYE as seen on FLICKR.
understand that the Sale Order for the Sale of
Champions will be out by around 10 AM this
morning- we will post a link to it on our website
on the Blue Green Gazette,
The Sale of Champions is today at 4 PM at
the State Fair Arena.
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Schnaithman of Garber Leads All State Academic OYE
top FFA members were honored as Academic All
Staters by the Oklahoma Youth Expo on Thursday
evening, The Acadmeic 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
Ranked first among the
eight All State Winners was Tyler
Schnaithman of the Garber FFA. We talked
with Tyler last night- click here to listen to our
conversation- and a chance to see a picture of the
full group of Academic All State Winners.
Applauds House Passage of Continuing Resolution
Funding FSIS Inspectors
National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA)
applauds the action of the House and Senate as the
House passed H.R. 933, the continuing resolution
which contained a similar amendment to that which
passed the Senate yesterday. The amendment,
authored by Senators Roy Blunt of Missouri and
Mark Pryor of Arkansas would shift $55 million
from the United States Department of Agriculture's
(USDA) accounts to pay Food Safety Inspection
Service (FSIS) inspectors through Oct. 1, 2013,
when the new fiscal year begins. The bill now
heads to the President's desk for his signature.
"This is great news for every segment of
American agriculture," said NCBA President
Scott George a cattleman from
Cody, Wyo. "With this shift of finances, Congress
was able to avoid the crisis created by the
administration and keep FSIS inspectors in the
plants where they belong. While cattlemen and
women were disappointed Secretary Vilsack threw in
the towel on his agency's 107-year-old duty to
provide federal food safety inspections, we
sincerely thank Senators Blunt and Pryor for
ensuring the nation's food supply will not be
limited by politics."
Click here to read
A Positive Drought Forecast, Gary McManus
has been faced with a "drought to persist or
intensify" forecast from the Climate Prediction
Center each few weeks since last summer, or at
least it seems that way, that the latest forecast
brings much better news, at least in the long run,
says Associate State Climatologist Gary
The latest U.S. Drought
Monitor report is basically the same as last week,
save for a bit more relief showing up in
northwestern Oklahoma. Portions of Woodward County
and the surrounding area went from Extreme (D3)
drought to Severe (D2) drought on word of an
improved soil moisture profile.
spring rainy season just around the corner, the
latest U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook for the
current period through the end of June has good
news for the northeastern half of Oklahoma. Far
northeastern Oklahoma is entrenched in the
"drought likely to improve" area, while to the
southeast, they get the "drought ongoing, some
Click here to read more and to
see the latest drought monitor
College Presents 'Fantastic Opportunity' for
Growers, Ron Sholar Says
producers interested in learning how to maximize
their canola production can register now to attend
the March 28 Canola College in Enid.
a fantastic opportunity to learn from and speak
with leading experts in the field, and interact
with more than 200 new or veteran canola producers
and industry members," said Ron
Sholar, Great Plains Canola Association
(GPCA) executive director. "This will be the
premier canola education and training event in the
region for 2013."
Sholar will appear with
me on this Saturday's "In the Field" segment. It
will air about 6:40 a.m. Saturday morning on News
Sholar just returned from
Washington where he met with representatives of
canola producers across the U.S. He said there is
tremendous optimism about the canola industry
"We have become the second
leading producing area in the country here in the
Great Plains, led by Oklahoma. And that's not
going to change in the foreseeable future. There's
tremendous potential for this crop."
can listen to our conversation and read more about
Canola College by clicking here.
Prices Jump on Short-Covering, Kim Anderson
week old-crop wheat jumped 40 cents and new-crop
wheat jumped 26 cents. Oklahoma State University
Grain Marketing Specialist Kim
Anderson explains why in his preview to
this week's SUNUP program:
"I think we're
seeing a rise because funds are covering their
short positions. We've been talking about that for
the last six or eight weeks that they had
near-record short positions in wheat. They're
covering those positions by buying both old crop
and new crop. It's driving the prices
He says the difference in price
rise between the old and new crops is mainly due
to who is purchasing in the markets
"I think we're seeing the higher
new crop because-and we've talked about this in
the past, too-wheat is being used as in the
ethanol plants. There's some concern in the
markets about relatively tight wheat stocks moving
into that, plus wheat exports have been good over
the last month or so."
You can read more of
this story or listen to Anderson's audio analysis
as well as seeing the full lineup for SUNUP by clicking here.
Deadline for Stocker Receiving Management
Conference is TODAY- and Magness Cattle Sale is
Set for Sunday
friend Greg Highfill is now the
Extension Educator for Woods County- and he has a
quick reminder about a cattle conference planned
in Alva on Monday- Greg tells us "Friday is
the last day to sign up for the 2013 OSU Stocker
Receiving Management Conference in Alva. Fee
can be paid at the door - just need meal count.
Call 580-327-2786 to sign up."
Sunday- it's the Magness Land and Cattle
Company spring production sale at the
ranch in Miami, Oklahoma. This sale will feature
100 plus Registered Limousin and Lim-Flex Bulls-
for details click here for their website and
catalog of this weekend's sale.
apologize for the lateness of today's email-
some technical challenges have pushed us a little
later than normal. We do remind you that we will
be covering the Cattle Raisers
Convention in Ft Worth on Saturday- look
for our Tweets from the 2013 event- they always
have a dandy!
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