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Chinese Grain Policy Change Good News for U.S. Producers, Kim Anderson Says

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:13:15 CST

Chinese Grain Policy Change Good News for U.S. Producers, Kim Anderson Says
Good news for U.S. grain farmers: China this week dropped its policy to be self-sufficient in wheat, corn and soybeans. In his preview for this week's SUNUP program, OSU Extension Grain Marketing Specialist Kim Anderson tells host Lyndall Stout what that means for U.S. producers.

"China has always had a grain policy to maximize their production. They wanted to be self-sufficient in producing wheat, corn and beans. They've had a dramatic increase in meat consumption and demand in China.

"They are dropping that quantity grain production to quality grain production. They are releasing land so it can produce more valuable crops like the vegetable crops, but that means they'll be importing more wheat, corn and beans. And I think that's positive for our exports."

You can catch more of Kim Anderson's analysis by clicking on the LISTEN BAR at the bottom of this story.

Also on this week's SUNUP:

--Jeff Edwards reminds producers to check for first hollow stem in wheat and has advice for those considering plant growth regulators.

--Jody Campiche answers questions about commodity programs and livestock disaster assistance programs in the 2014 Farm Bill.

--In the Mesonet report, Al Sutherland shows off the first hollow stem advisor, the latest burn bans and rainfall totals.

--Next, Derrell Peel discusses record prices and talks about how Oklahoma pasture conditions look as producers rebuild their herds.

--In Cow-Calf Corner, Glenn Selk explains the importance of responding quickly to a calf delivering feet first.

--Then, J.C. Hobbs has an overview of several tax law changes that impact producers. He also invites viewers to attend Managing Farm Transitions, a series of workshops this spring aimed at helping families plan for the future.

--In Shop Stop, Randy Taylor and Wayne Kiner demonstrate methods for drawing ovals for construction projects.

--Finally, in Food Whys, Nurhan Dunford talks about the different types of good fats in cooking oils.

Catch SUNUP: Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. & Sundays at 6 a.m. on OETA-TV. You can also watch online anytime at http://www.sunup.okstate.edu and http://www.youtube.com/sunuptv.

Programming Notes:

--SUNUP will be pre-empted March 1, 8 and 15 for OETA's Spring Festival.

--Encore presentations of SUNUP will air on Sundays - March 2, 9 and 16, at 6 a.m.


Kim Anderson talks with Lyndall Stout about good export news out of China.
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