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Kim Anderson Talks Grain Grading As 2016 Wheat Harvest Nears This Week on SUNUP

Fri, 13 May 2016 05:19:42 CDT

Kim Anderson Talks Grain Grading As 2016 Wheat Harvest Nears This Week on SUNUP Just ahead of wheat harvest each year- Oklahoma State University Extension Grain Marketing Specialist Dr. Kim Anderson teaches a grain grading school at several locations around the state. This week, SUNUP reporter Dave Deken caught up with Dr. Anderson at one of his grain grading events- and they discussed the school and what the participants may be seeing this year as they prepare to check the quality of the wheat as it is delivered to local elevators across the region in the next forty five days.

Dr. Anderson says the wheat industry really needs a good quality wheat crop this harvest season, to help blend with some of the lower quality wheat left over from last year's harvest. He tells Deken that in talking with a good number of grain elevator officials- there is a real worry about having enough room to store the 2016 winter wheat harvest, with a large portion of last year's crop still in storage. If the elevators have to deal with a crop that is close to the 130 million bushels predicted by the scouts that reported to the Oklahoma Grain and Feed Association meeting ten days ago, they may be facing the prospect of having to dump some wheat onto the ground for at least a few days at the peak of the harvest.

Anderson does worry about the basis that the market will set for the new crop wheat, adding that if the crop comes in as just an average quality crop or worse- farmers may be punished with a falling basis which could push local cash prices down another fifty cents or so.

You can hear Dave Deken talking with Kim Anderson on these subjects by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below- and you can watch their Q&A this weekend on SUNUP.

In addition to the regular comments offered by Kim Anderson- the SUNUP team will be busy- and here is what they have for you this weekend:

This week on SUNUP, we learn from Dwayne Elmore how feral hogs are damaging crops in Oklahoma.

Then, Josh Lofton demonstrates how canola producers can check color change on the main raceme of the plant.

In Cow-Calf Corner, Glenn Selk explores the correlation between body condition scores and rebreeding of heifers.

In the Mesonet report, Al Sutherland shows how the dew point played a role in the severe weather on Monday.

Next, we travel to Garfield County to learn about the birds enjoying a layover in our state, as they travel north for the summer.

In Food Whys, Jason Young explains the Global Food Security Initiative.

Finally, Dana Zook tells us what it takes to raise poultry inside city limits.

SUNUP can be seen Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. & Sundays at 6 a.m. on OETA-TV


Dave Deken talks with Kim Anderson about Grain Grading and the Worries Over Basis at Harvest
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