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Latest Farm and Ranch News
Update from Ron Hays of RON
Tuesday, June 23,
Wheat Crop Now 58% Complete- Mike Schulte Updates
His Latest Harvest
south winds and hot temperatures are helping push
the 2015 hard red winter wheat harvest forward-
and the latest harvest report from the
Oklahoma Wheat Commission shows
that harvest is moving rapidly forward in most of
the Oklahoma wheat belt not done with cutting
their wheat. Executive Director Mike
Schulte said harvest is 58% complete,
according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Right as the USDA report was being released- I
caught up with Schulte and we talked about those
numbers and what he has been hearing in his phone
calls all over the state- click here to listen to
harvest has made steady progress in all regions of
the state over the weekend. Most areas in
Southwest Oklahoma down by Grandfield, Frederick
and Altus regions have wrapped up for the most
part with managers calling the harvest 99%
complete. Other parts of South Central Oklahoma
have also progressed with approximately 80% of the
crop harvested around the Sentinel and Rocky
areas. Areas around Watonga, Omega, Greenfield and
West of Thomas are 60% to 70% complete based on
locations. Around the Okarche, Kingfisher and
Cashion areas harvest is starting to wind down
with over 95% of the wheat harvested.
"In Northwest Oklahoma custom cutters
and producers made large gains over the weekend.
It is reported around the Helena and Goltry areas
that approximately 60% of the crop is harvested,
and with the forecast this coming week, they are
hoping harvest will be complete in this region by
Friday. In Burlington approximately 65% of the
crop is harvested. Wheat harvest is also moving
along around the Ponca City and Blackwell areas
being considered 50% complete.
weights throughout the state are averaging 57 lbs.
to 59 lbs. per bushel. In areas of South Central
Oklahoma managers continue to report lower test
weights and lower yields based off the heavy rains
and hail storms that were received in May.
Producers in South Central Oklahoma as well as
Central and Northern Oklahoma have been fighting
the mud in all locations, with many reports of
combines getting stuck while out in the
Schulte adds "Yields have been
ranging all over the board ranging from 20 bushels
per acre to as high as 50 bushels per acre."
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Harvest Makes Progress Across Southern Plains,
Despite Rain from Tropical Storm
wheat harvest made huge strides this past week,
even with the arrival Tropical Storm Bill. The
latest crop progress report shows wheat harvest
gained 20 percentage points. As of Sunday, wheat
harvest reached 58 percent complete. That's
remains 12 points behind last year and 15 points
from normal. Canola harvest reached 78 percent
complete. That's a jump of 21 points from last
week. Canola harvest remains behind last year and
the five-year average. Corn planting reached 96
percent, peanuts reached 90 percent, soybeans were
at 86 percent, cotton was at 82 percent and
sorghum planting was 72 percent done. Pasture and
range conditions rated 77 percent good to fair. Click here for the
full Oklahoma report.
harvest was temporarily delayed in
Texas, as Tropical Storm Bill
last week dumped up to 20 inches of rain in the
Upper Coast region. The U.S. Department of
Agriculture reports wheat harvest progressed to 64
percent complete. That's an increase of 17 points
in the past week. Corn and sorghum in the Southern
High Plains, the Blacklands and South Central
showed signs of stress due to standing water.
Planting of row crops continued to progress, with
cotton, corn, sorghum, in line with normal.
Soybeans planting reached 84 percent complete, 15
points behind normal. Click here for the
full Texas report.
Wheat harvest has
gotten underway in southern
Kansas. USDA reports harvest was
eight percent complete, behind last year's 21
percent and the average of 33 percent. Corn
emerged was 94 percent. Cotton planting was at 80
percent complete, sorghum planting was at 78
percent, and soybean planting was at 73 percent.
Click here for the
full Kansas report.
Soybean and Cotton Planting Nearing its End,
soybean and cotton planting has nearly wrapped up.
That's according to the latest crop progress
report released Monday by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture. Soybean planting was 90 percent
complete. That's five points behind last year and
the five-year average. USDA reports 84 percent of
the soybeans have emerged with 65 percent of the
crop in good to excellent condition, 27 percent in
fair and eight percent in poor to very poor shape.
That's a drop of two points in the good to
excellent category over last week's
Cotton planting reached 94
percent complete. That's behind last year and the
five-year average. The crop rated in 55 percent in
good to excellent condition, 36 fair and nine
percent poor to very poor. The crop was downgraded
in losing two points in the fair category. Sorghum
planting nationally reached 85 percent complete.
The nation's corn crop was rated 71
percent good to excellent, 23 percent fair and six
percent poor to very poor. The crop lost two point
from the good to excellent category over last
To view the full
national crop progress report, click here.
on Turning Fewer Cattle Into Bigger Feedlot
S. Peel, Oklahoma State University
Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist, writes
in the latest Cow/Calf Corner
The June USDA Cattle
on Feed report shows May placements at 90 percent
of last year and marketings at 92 percent of last
year. There was one less business day in May this
year compared to last year. The June 1 on-feed
total was 101 percent of last year.
Feedlot inventories have averaged 0.4
percent higher each month on a year over year
basis in the first six months of 2015. This
compares to the same period last year when monthly
feedlot inventories were down 2.4 percent on a
year over year basis. Feedlot inventories
transitioned to higher levels in late 2014 as a
result of several factors. Large placements of
lightweight feedlot placements in the first half
of 2014 contributed to a trend of increased days
on feed that began in the second quarter of 2014.
Though feedlot placements have been dominated by
heavyweight placements since the middle of 2014,
increased days on feed has continued as feedlots
pushed carcass weights to record levels. Carcass
weights for the year to date in 2015 are up an
average of 2.2 percent year over year compared to
an average 0.1 percent decrease for the same
period last year. These factors have contributed a
slower feedlot marketing rate. Marketings as a
percent of feedlot inventories have averaged 15.2
percent for the year to date compared to 16.2
percent for the same period last year.
Click here to read
more from Derrell Peel.
Seeks Partner Proposals to Protect and Restore
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Monday
announced the availability of $17.5 million in
financial and technical assistance to help
eligible conservation partners voluntarily
protect, restore and enhance critical wetlands on
private and tribal agricultural
"USDA has leveraged partnerships
to accomplish a great deal on America's wetlands
over the past two decades, Vilsack said. "This
year's funding will help strengthen these
partnerships and achieve greater wetland acreage
throughout the nation."
Funding will be
provided through the Wetland Reserve
Enhancement Partnership (WREP), a special
enrollment option under the Agricultural
Conservation Easement Program's Wetland Reserve
Easement component. It is administered by the
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
Under WREP, states, local units of governments,
non-governmental organizations and American Indian
tribes collaborate with USDA through cooperative
and partnership agreements. These partners work
with willing tribal and private landowners who
voluntarily enroll eligible land into easements to
protect, restore and enhance wetlands on their
properties. WREP was created through the 2014 Farm
Bill and was formerly known as the Wetlands
Reserve Enhancement Program.
must be submitted to NRCS state offices by
July 31, 2015. Click here to read
more about wetland
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Checkoff Announces #RealPigFarming Student Social
Oklahoma State University student
is one of 12 college students to be a part of the
#RealPigFarming Student Social Forces team this
year. Melanie Jackson is an
agricultural communications student at Stillwater.
The Pork Checkoff selected students based on their
involvement in the pork industry and their strong
communication skills. The team will be active
through the end of the year.
media is ingrained in young people's daily lives,"
said Claire Masker, public relations manager for
the Pork Checkoff. "It's easy for them to share
their thoughts about an industry that they are
proud to be a part of."
continue to have questions about how pigs are
raised, and no one knows the answers better than
pork producers. The Pork Checkoff's social media
outreach program is helping real farmers share
real stories with consumers through
#RealPigFarming. The hashtag (#) before Real Pig
Farming helps people search social media posts
with the same phrase, making it easier for them to
follow conversations. Click here to read
more about the #RealPigFarming social forces team.
a regular basis, Ed Czerwein of
the U.S. Department of Agriculture Market News
Office in Amarillo, Texas offers a review of the
previous week's boxed beef trade. Here is
the weekly boxed beef trade for week ending
Friday, June 20th. The daily spot Choice box beef
cutout ended the week last Friday at $251.32,
which was $5.60 higher compared to last Friday and
no doubt benefited from Father's Day and the
Fourth of July being close together. There were
612 loads sold for the week in the daily box beef
cutout. It was about nine percent of the total
comprehensive or weekly average Choice cutout
which includes all types of sales including the
daily spot cutout was $246.80 which was $2.66
higher regaining some after losing over $14 in the
previous two weeks. Click here to listen
to Ed Czerwein's full report.
Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association encourages
producers to roll in those empty Ralgro® wheels
into the upcoming annual convention and turn those
wheels into cash.
"The Wheels for
Bucks program and Ralgro deliver value to the
producer in two ways," says Charlie Swanson, OCA
President Elect "members benefit from the
additional weight Ralgro adds to their calves and
our association gains more cash
For every wheel received
during the 63rd Annual Oklahoma Cattlemen's
Association Convention and Trade Show, Merck
Animal Health will give $1 to help fund
scholarships for OCA members to attend national
cattle conferences and events.
details on the tradition of turning those wheels
in to benefit the OCA are available
Lead Meteorologist David Payne
posted a graphic last night on Twitter that we
thought we might share with you this morning-
showing where we are in the amount of water in our
lakes- tit shows huge levels of water in several
eastern Oklahoma lakes while Foss is still 11 feet
below normal- even after huge rains across much of
the state in May and June.
that graphic below- and you can click here to catch up
with the forecast for central and western Oklahoma
showing chances of rain start picking up
Friday. For our folks in the the News on 6
part of our state- here's the eastern
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