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with cash and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash
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We 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- click
here for the report posted yesterday afternoon
around 3:30 PM.
Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported
by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture.
price for canola was $7.84 per bushel- based
on delivery to the Northern AG elevator in El Reno
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
Friday, August 22,
AFR Disagrees With
Likely Move by NFU to Withdraw From Beef Checkoff
Legislative Committee of the National Farmers
Union is recommending to the full board of the NFU
that they end participation with the working group
of several organizations that have been meeting
for three years in an attempt to find a way to
improve the beef checkoff to everyone's
satisfaction and to be able to have a referendum
that would ask cattle producers to support a
second dollar to be collected on every sale of an
Johnson, President of the National
Farmers Union says the recommendation is "strongly
supported" because he says many of his members
believe the process has become a waste of time,
being controlled "largely by NCBA who doesn't want
any reforms to the checkoff" while NFU members
have been insistent that there needs to be reform
and that "we need to separate that organization
from the checkoff."
with Johnson is Terry Detrick,
President of the American Farmers and
Ranchers. Detrick tells us that he has
communicated with the Legislative Committee, NFU
Leadership and their lead lobbyist Chandler Goule
on this issue, going point by point with the
resolution that the board will be voting on in
September- saying it is not the right thing to
You can read more and listen to our
full conversation with Terry Detrick on this
issue- just click or tap here.
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Peel Says Best Prices of the Year May Be Behind
Us- OR Maybe Not
Extension Livestock Market Economist Dr.
Derrell Peel joins us for another edition
of the Beef Buzz, and offers his take on
whether the cattle markets have finally
established a top price for 2014. He acknowledges
that we are off the highs but says it may be too
soon to be saying that we won't see higher prices
yet later in 2014.
Peel also talks about
strategy that ranchers who want to run stockers
this fall may want to consider, given the high
price for stockers and the apparently very cheap
prices ahead for feed grains.
Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on great
radio stations across our region on the Radio
Oklahoma Ag Network- and they can also be heard on
our website as well- just click on the Beef Buzz
button on the left hand column of any page on
you can click or tap here for this
Beef Buzz and enjoy Derrell's insights into
the cattle market right now and what may lie
Farmer Tour Offers Minnesota and Iowa Crop
Predictions- Leslie Smith Talks With Chip
The final day of the 2014
Pro Farmer Midwestern Crop Tour found Associate
Farm Director Leslie Smith going
down the road in southern Minnesota. She and
fellow scouts saw a crop that was good but not
necessarily great. On Thursday evening, the tour
released the yield results for Iowa and
Iowa's corn averaged 178.8 bpa,
compared to 171.9 last year. USDA pegged Iowa's
crop at 185 bpa in its August 1 Crop Production
Minnesota's corn yield was
expected to average 170.8 bpa, compared to last
year's 181 bpa. USDA pegged the state at 168
So far on the tour, all
states' estimated yields except Iowa exceeded
USDA's initial crop estimate.
For some great insights
about the Day Four work done by the scouts- click here for our story that
features Leslie's conversation with Western
Leg leader Chip Flory.
Stomatitis Continues to Be Active in Texas and
Colorado- State Vet Rod Hall Offers
State Vet, Dr. Rod Hall,
continues to watch the development of VS this
summer in a couple of neighboring states, Colorado
to Dr. Hall in an email circulated on Thursday,
"The updated VSV situation report reflects that
fifty-five (55) new VSV-positive premises have
been identified (53 in Colorado, 2 in Texas) since
the last situation report (8/13/14). "
Click here for more details from Dr.
Hall on how Oklahoma is monitoring this virus
and working to make sure it does not make it into
Wheat- Canola Rotation with Kim Anderson of OSU-
Plus SUNUP Info For This
has surfaced as a tremendous rotational crop for
winter wheat here in the southern Great Plains-
and Oklahoma State University Extension Grain
Marketing Economist Dr. Kim
Anderson says that for a variety of
reasons, it's a tool that winter wheat producers
need to seriously consider utilizing on some of
their most weed infested acres. In this weekend's
SUNUP as produced by the OSU Ag Communications
team, Kim Anderson explains to Austin
Moore the economic advantages and
disadvantages of a wheat-canola rotation.
can listen to Kim now as he talked with
Austin Moore during a break at yesterday's Ag
Weather Symposium in Norman by clicking here- or you can wait
until the weekend and Kim and Austin on the SUNUP
also find the full lineup for this weekend's show
in our webstory as well.
Debate is Still Not Over Regarding How Many Acres
of Corn and Soybeans We Have in
to Extension Grain Market Economist Dr.
Darrel Good of the University of
Illinois, "The debate about the likely size of the
USDA's final estimate of the 2014 U.S. average
corn and soybean yields continues, with the market
apparently anticipating that those estimates will
exceed the August forecasts, particularly for
corn. At the margin, the size of the crops will
also be influenced by the magnitude of harvested
question of the season is how many corn acres were
switched over to soybeans this season- and Good
says nobody really has a good handle on that- at
least not here in August.
Good adds "For the current year, a larger than
average percentage of the corn acreage in the 18
major corn producing states was planted late
(defined here as after May 20). Much of the late
planting was in northern and eastern states. A
late planted crop along with the historical
tendency for the final estimate of planted acreage
to be less than the June forecast suggest that the
final estimate this year will likely be below the
June forecast of 91.641 million acres."
of the corn acres that were not planted to that
crop were planted- and in the midwest, the switch
was to soybeans.
offers his latest thoughts on how the acreage
numbers may play out- and you can read his weekly analysis on
this subject here.
Weekend- In The Field Saturday Morning With Tom,
Express Hosts The Big Event and OCA Rodeos at
State Fair Park
guest for this Saturday morning is scheduled to be
Tom Buchanan, President of the
Oklahoma Farm Bureau. Tom and his staff have
been logging lots of miles as the general farm
organization is in the process of wrapping up
their August Area meetings today at noon in
will be talking with Tom about those meetings- and
what is on the mind of their members as they broke
bread and talked issues across the state.
In the Field feature is seen Saturday morning at
about 6:40 AM on KWTV, News9 in Oklahoma
City. We will be posting the video of the
segment later in the weekend on our website, in
case you are out of the OKC TV market or you sleep
in on Saturdays!
one of the best female sales in the country for
the Angus breed today and tomorrow as
Express Ranches hosts their 2014
edition of The Big Event.
500 head will be offered over the two days.
The sale begins at 1:00 PM today with an offering
of fall calving females.
Big Event on Saturday starts at 11:00 AM- and you
don't have to be there to participate- you will be
able to see it live on the internet as well as on
have details in our Auction section of our
website- tap here to learn more about the
Express Big event for 2014!
30th Annual Oklahoma Cattlemen's
Association (OCA) Range Round-Up is
coming up TONIGHT and Saturday evening. This
year's event is being partnered with Oklahoma Ford
Dealers at the State Fairgrounds Jim Norick Arena
in Oklahoma City. Performances will begin at 7:30
p.m each night.
annual event raises funds for charity. This marks
the 18th year the selected charity has been the
Children's Miracle Network. To date OCA has
donated more than $441,500.00 to the Children's
Hospital Foundation in Oklahoma City.
weekend, we talked with Michael
Kelsey and Dallas
Henderson about the annual ranch rodeo
event- and you can go back and here our
conversation with Michael and Dallas andget the other details you need about
the event by clicking or tapping here. Â
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