Subject: Oklahoma's Farm News Update
From: Ron Hays <>
Date: 7/15/2019, 5:51 AM

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Oklahoma's Latest Farm and Ranch News

Your Update from Ron Hays of RON
    Monday,  July 15, 2019

Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 
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Beef is part of a healthy lifestyle, according to comments to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory committee from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. The committee is tasked with reviewing the latest nutrition research to make science-based recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture on the food and beverages that promote a healthy, balanced diet. 

NCBA told the committee that an overwhelming body of scientific evidence shows healthy diets including red meat, like beef, support optimal health and well-being. Shalene McNeill, a registered dietitian at NCBA, says beef "is a high-quality protein powerhouse." Calorie for calorie, NCBA says no other protein food delivers the same package of 10 essential nutrients. Today's beef is leaner than ever before and Americans' consumption of calories and fat from beef have declined. 

The committee held meetings this past week to hear from the public. The process will continue through January of 2020. Following the process, HHS and USDA will issue the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

For more details, click or tap here to jump to the original story on our website.

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The election of pork producer delegate candidates for the National Pork Producers (Pork Act) Delegate Body will take place at 3:00 p.m., Friday, August 02, 2019, in conjunction with the Oklahoma Pork Congress and Annual Meeting which will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Norman, Oklahoma. All Oklahoma pork producers are invited to attend.

Any producer, age 18 or older, who is a resident of Oklahoma and has met all other requirements may be considered as a delegate candidate and/or participate in the election. 

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USDA Now Making Payments for New Dairy Margin Coverage ProgramThree

The Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency has started issuing payments to producers who purchased coverage through the Dairy Margin Coverage program. Producers can enroll through September 20, 2019. Enrollment opened last month, and the program coverage is retroactive to January 1, 2019, with applicable payments following soon after enrollment.

USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey says the program "is already proving to be a good option for a lot of dairy producers across the country." 

USDA says the May 2019 income over feed cost margin was $9.00 per hundredweight, triggering the fifth payment for eligible dairy producers who purchase the $9.50 level of coverage. Payments for January, February, March and April also were triggered. 

The program replaces the Margin Protection Program for Dairy, and offers protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all-milk price and the average feed cost, known as the margin, falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer. To date, nearly 10,000 operations have signed up for the new program.

Click here to read more on our website in the original announcement from the USDA.

FourFox's MasterChef to Feature Beef. It's What's For Dinner. This Thursday

Thanks to an investment from the Federation of State Beef Councils, an upcoming episode of a popular Fox network food show will feature Beef Checkoff-funded Beef. It's What's For Dinner.

As part of its biggest and toughest season yet, MasterChef Season 10 has partnered with the Beef Checkoff to bring viewers the beefiest Backyard BBQ challenge. It will be featured on the show Thursday, July 18 at 8/7c. 

Featuring Beef. It's What's For Dinner. on MasterChef, one of television's most popular cooking shows, will bring beef to the forefront for millions of consumers throughout the country tuning in. According to a release from the Federation of State Beef Councils, when consumers are able to see easy, fun and enticing ways to incorporate beef into their next meal, they are more likely to purchase beef on their next trip to the grocery store.

You can read more about how to watch the show, by jumping over to our website

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Dr. David Montgomery, nationally acclaimed author of the book Growing a Revolution: Bringing our Soil Back to Life will be the headline speaker of the next Central Oklahoma Soil Health Seminar to be held Friday, August 9th at the Redlands Community College Darlington Ag Campus at El Reno Oklahoma. The Seminar is part of the soil health outreach efforts of Redlands Community College and the USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub and will be co-hosted by Sure Crop Fertilizer, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD) and the Oklahoma Land Stewardship Alliance.

A MacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington, Dr. Montgomery is an internationally recognized geologist who studies landscape evolution and the effects of geological processes on ecological systems and human societies. His books outline his travels around the United States and the world, meeting farmers and ranchers at the forefront of the soil health problem. 

Registration for the seminar will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Redlands Community College Darlington Chapel located at 5005 Darlington Rd, three miles north and three miles west of El Reno. And those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by August 2nd. 

You can read more about the Dr. David Montgomery and how to register for the event over on our website - here
Six Greenhouse Gas Guru, Mitloehner, Says Cow-Fart Protesters Spread More Manure than Beef Industry

Dr. Frank Mitloehner of the University of California-Davis, or the Greenhouse Gas Guru as he is known on Twitter, is a strong proponent of telling the story of sustainability for the beef cattle industry. He recently pushed back against Patrick Brown, founder of one of the more high profile plant-based burger patty manufacturer The Impossible Burger, during a recent interview on NPR.

"Obviously he has a beef with beef so to speak," Mitloehner quipped about his interaction with Brown. "He said beef is the most destructive technology in use on this planet today and obviously I didn't agree with that. But he was extremely aggressive in that regard. I see people like him and others depicting the beef industry as the worst environmental culprit in the world. I mean, it's getting ridiculous."

Mitloehner says those who want to denigrate beef in this country do not understand the success story the US beef industry has been putting together for years when it comes to sustainability and relatively low greenhouse gas emissions. According to him, the US beef industry only accounts for 3.3 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions generated domestically. In contrast, those industries that consume fossil fuels account for 80 percent of emissions, 28 percent of that contributed by the transportation industry alone. Mitloehner points out that the beef industry has and continues to study its environmental impact and has pledged to make continuous improvements toward greater sustainability in response to consumers' environmental concerns. Regrettably, the beef industry's proactive efforts to increase its sustainability have not been effectively communicated to consumers, allowing activists like Brown the opportunity to spread false or misleading information.

You can keep reading and hear more with Mitloehner on our website by clicking here.

Seven National Sorghum Producers Welcome the EPA Decision to Approve Use of Sulfoxflor

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week it has granted a Section 3 registration approval for use of sulfoxaflor on cotton and sorghum under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). National Sorghum Producers Chairman Dan Atkisson, a sorghum producer from Stockton, Kansas, released the following statement in response:

"Sulfoxaflor receiving a full registration approval by the EPA is welcomed news by the sorghum industry. We are happy to see this crop protection tool move from an annual Section 18 process to a Section 3 registration, which will provide sorghum farmers certainty year-to-year they will have this vital tool necessary to combat invasive sugarcane aphids and be able to avoid their devastating impacts.

"The EPA has repeatedly said Sulfoxaflor is proven to have minimal impacts on beneficial insects and is a safe option for integrated pest management systems, and EPA's own assessments published in the agency's October 2016 response to comments found that, 'sulfoxaflor clearly is a better compound for non-target organisms than nearly all of its alternatives.' We thank the EPA for following the science and completing the full registration of Sulfoxaflor, and we look forward to working with the agency as they evaluate future products."

You can read more about the EPA's decision, by clicking or tapping here

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