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Check the Markets!
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.
Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported
by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture.
Cash price for canola was
$8.14 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
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
Friday, July 18,
Bureau Goes Point by Point to Debunk EPA's Claims
on Waters of the US Proposed
American Farm Bureau Federation last night
released to Congress a comprehensive document that
responds, point by point, to numerous inaccurate
and misleading comments made about the
Environmental Protection Agency's latest clean
water rule. Nancy Stoner, EPA acting assistant
administrator for water, made the statements in a
recent agency blog post.
document explains - with specific citations to the
proposed rule and other authorities - how the rule
would give EPA broad Clean Water Act jurisdiction
over dry land features and farming practices long
declared off-limits by Congress and the nation's
and several state Farm Bureaus have met with the
EPA repeatedly, and each time agency officials
have declined to grapple with the serious, real
world implications of the rule," AFBF
President Bob Stallman said. "EPA is now
engaged in an intensive public relations campaign,
and we believe its statements are directly
contrary to the reality of the proposed
have therefore decided to take our arguments to a
wider audience, as well. Farm Bureau is dedicated
to communicating to farmers, their elected
representatives and the public how the proposed
rule will impose costly and time-intensive federal
permitting regimes on commonplace and essential
practices that our nation's farmers and ranchers
depend on. Agency inspectors and courts will apply
the rule, not EPA's talking points. It's time for
the agency to ditch this rule and start over."
hopes this document will contribute to the ongoing
discussion in Congress regarding the rule and its
implications not only for farming, but for the
U.S. economy more broadly.
Click Here to read the rest of
this story and to find links of Farm Bureau's full
response to EPA's proposal.
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Drought Situation Showing
latest US Drought Monitor Report shows drought is
lessening across Oklahoma. The latest report shows
drought categories across the state have dropped
by one to as much as three percent. Associate
State Climatologist Gary McManus
says the latest map released Thursday morning
recognizes the rainfall that had fallen through
Tuesday morning, so there will be likely more
improvement made in next week's report.
The latest precipitation shows nice
precipitation across much of the southwest
two-thirds of the state with Altus receiving 4.69
inches. McManus says Altus has been in the D4
-exceptional drought rating for nearly the longest
period of time of anybody in the state. This week
Altus moved out of the red and improved to a D2
classification of severe drought.
According to the Mesonet, rainfall for
July 1 through Thursday morning shows a statewide
average of 2.12 inches. That's .62 inches above
normal, making this the 24th wettest since at
least 1921. The Panhandle remains dry with an
average of 1.07 inches, which is .37 inches below
normal. This same time frame makes this the 35th
driest for the region.
Click Here for more on this week's
Drought Monitor update and what is ahead
weather wise across Oklahoma.
Analyzes Conflicting Signals in Wheat
prices continue to slide
downward. On this Saturday's
SUNUP program, Oklahoma State University Grain
Marketing Economist Kim Anderson
will be saying since the latest World Supply and
Demand Estimates Report came out from the US
Department of Agriculture wheat prices have been
moving lower. Kansas City hard red winter wheat
prices continue to bounce around $6.38.
Anderson says if prices break the
$6/bushel level, "Katy, bar the
The latest WASDE report
looks positive for US hard red winter wheat with
ending stock at 185 million bushels. That is lower
than last year at 235 million and the five year
average 337 million bushels. Anderson says that
looks positive for prices, until you look at the
US wheat situation for all other classes are above
average for ending stocks.
ending stocks are above average ending stocks at
6.3 billion bushels, which is above the five year
average of 6.2 billion bushels. Anderson says
projected ending stock stocks for other major
wheat export countries, Russia, Ukraine,
Kazakhstan, Argentina and Australia are projected
to increase this year.
Click Here to read or to
listen to Anderson's analysis on the market
outlook. You can also take a look at the
SUNUP lineup for this weekend on OETA.
Bill Offers Assistance with Organic Certification
U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) announced today that approximately $13
million in Farm Bill funding is now available for
organic certification cost-share assistance,
making certification more accessible than ever for
small certified producers and
"Consumer demand for organic
products is surging across the country," said
Secretary Tom Vilsack. "To meet this demand, we
need to make sure that small farmers who choose to
grow organic products can afford to get certified.
Organic food is now a multi-billion dollar
industry, and helping this sector continue to grow
creates jobs across the country."
certification assistance is distributed through
two programs within the Agricultural Marketing
Service. Through the National Organic
Certification Cost-Share Program, $11.5 million is
available to all 50 states, the District of
Columbia, and five U.S.
programs provide cost-share assistance through
participating states to USDA certified organic
producers and handlers for certification-related
expenses they incur from October 1, 2013 through
September 30, 2014. Payments cover up to 75
percent of an individual producer's or handler's
certification costs, up to a maximum of $750 per
Click Here to read more about the
assistance available to organic producers.
Biotech Summit Address Care and Use in Animals
and researchers are actively engaged in finding
ways to improve the care and use of animals in
biomedical applications and food production.
Programming at this year's Livestock
Biotech Summit will address new methods
for ensuring optimal care and use of agricultural
animals for a range of applications. The 2014
Summit will be held September 16-19, 2014, in
Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the Sioux Falls
"Can you imagine a
time when cures to life threatening diseases are
developed faster and at less cost or when
technologies to improve the environmental
footprint of animal agriculture are common place?
These achievements are within reach through
biomedical and food animal biotechnology
applications," said Cathy
Enright, Executive Vice President of Food
and Agriculture at BIO. "We know consumers have
questions and we know consumers have questions
about the care and use of these animals. This
year's Livestock Biotech Summit programming will
stress how researchers are mindful of the care and
use of animals for biomedical applications and for
Click Here to learn more about
this upcoming conference and the outstanding
Pioneer Launches Encirca Yield to Enhance Input
Pioneer is launching its new Encirca Yield
services platform and enrolling growers today to
help them improve timing, placement and management
of critical inputs to enhance the overall
productivity and profitability of every
"Growers are working harder than
ever to manage their margins during a difficult
economic environment," said Steve
Reno, DuPont Pioneer vice president,
regional business director for U.S. and Canada.
"The Encirca Yield services platform provides a
new way for our customers to assess their crop's
performance in real-time and make management
decisions that will ultimately improve their
operation's bottom line."
Yield platform relies on several innovative
enabling technologies that mimic crop production
throughout the growing season. Strategic
collaborations with eight U.S. land
grant universities, the USDA and
University of Missouri, and DTN/The Progressive Farmer are
providing enhanced crop modeling, advanced soil
mapping and hyper-local weather data to fuel the
analytics featured in Encirca Yield.
Click Here to read how Encirca
helps farmers maximize fertilizer and yields.
N That- Watch Josh In the Field, A Noble Promotion
and a Peterson Declaration of Loving to Farm Farm
morning- you can watch yours truly and OSU
Extension Canola Specialist Josh
Bushong talk about the just completed
2014 Canola harvest and about the upcoming Canola
Conferences on July 29 and 30 in Enid and
ALtus. Josh is our featured guest on In the
Field to be seen around 6:40 am on KWTV, News9 in
Oklahoma City- later in the morning- the video
will be available on the News9 website on our
their mobile App as well.
will also be posting an audio conversation with
Bushong later today on our website- and his
comments will be featured in our Monday email!
Noble Foundation Board of Trustees has approved
the promotion and appointment of Professor
Zengyu Wang, Ph.D., to senior
vice president and director of the Forage
Improvement Division. This action came last week
during the trustees' regularly scheduled July
Wang has served as interim
director and been a member of the organization's
Leadership Team since April. "Dr. Wang is one of
our most respected researchers," said Bill
Buckner, President and CEO of the Noble
Foundation. "He brings a strong sense of
leadership and a willingness to serve. He is an
advocate for the Noble Foundation and agriculture.
Dr. Wang is the clear choice to lead this division
into the future."
more about Dr. Wang's position at Noble by clicking here.
the Peterson Brothers of Kansas
have struck again- this time they just want to
Farm Farm Farm- and- they Love It. As of early
this morning, their latest video parody has topped
140,000 views and you can take a look at it by
clicking on it right here- right now-
|All I Do Is Farm (All I Do
is Win Parody) -Feat. Lil' Fred and Farmer
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