Subject: Oklahoma's Farm News Update
From: Ron Hays <>
Date: 10/30/2019, 6:08 AM

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We invite you to listen to us on great radio stations across the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network weekdays- if you missed this morning's Farm News - or you are in an area where you can't hear it- click here for this morning's Farm news from Carson Horn on RON.

Let's Check the Markets!  

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Today's First Look:
mornings with cash and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash Cattle market stands, the latest Feeder Cattle Markets Etc.

At OKC West in El Reno weaned and un-weaned steer and heifer calves lightly tested with a steady to firm undertone noted - click here to review the complete sale report from the USDA. 

From yesterday- after we published the email- we added on our website the Monday Auction reports from the Oklahoma National Stockyards as well as the Joplin Regional Stockyards- click on the name of each market to take a look at our archived update for the October 28th sales. has 433 head of cattle on their showlist for the Wednesday, October 30th sale of finished cattle - click here to jump to the website. 
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.
Okla Cash Grain:  
Daily Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture on Tuesday, October 29th.
Futures Wrap:  
Our Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio Oklahoma Network - analyzing the Futures Markets from the previous Day.
Feeder Cattle Recap:  
The National Daily Feeder & Stocker Cattle Summary- as prepared by USDA.
Slaughter Cattle Recap: 
The National Daily Slaughter Cattle Summary- as prepared by the USDA.
TCFA Feedlot Recap:  
Finally, here is the Daily Volume and Price Summary from the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.

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Oklahoma's Latest Farm and Ranch News

Your Update from Ron Hays of RON
   Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 
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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday the establishment of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. This program, as required by the 2018 Farm Bill, creates a consistent regulatory framework around hemp production throughout the United States.

"At USDA, we are always excited when there are new economic opportunities for our farmers, and we hope the ability to grow hemp will pave the way for new products and markets," said Secretary Perdue. "We have had teams operating with all hands-on-deck to develop a regulatory framework that meets Congressional intent while seeking to provide a fair, consistent, and science-based process for states, tribes, and individual producers who want to participate in this program."

The interim final rule becomes effective upon publication in the Federal Register. Following publication, USDA invites public comment on the interim rule and the information collection burden. A preview of the rule is posted on USDA's website.

You can learn more about the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program, by clicking or tapping here

And here is the Sonny Perdue video clip as provided by USDA as he talks about the rollout of the Hemp Rules

USDA's Hemp Policy
USDA's Hemp Policy

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They also own and operate the Southern Oklahoma Livestock Market in Ada, Superior Livestock, which continues to operate independently and have a major stake in OKC West in El Reno. To learn more about how these folks can help you succeed in the cattle business, click here for their website or call the Oklahoma City office at 1-800-310-0220.

It is not bittersweet- but- rather a feeling of fullfillment that Ridge Hughbanks is experiencing this week as he helps his five fellow National FFA Officers lead the 92nd National Convention of the FFA organization in Indianapolis. Hughbanks is from Alva, Oklahoma- and his year as the Central Regional National Vice President of the youth organization is just about up. 

On the eve of the official start of the 2019 Convention, he tells me there are so many great memories of this past year and really the past six years all flooding over him as these final days of service begin at the National Convention.

Hughbanks recounts his first National Convention as a Sophomore when he sang in the National FFA Chorus to his service as State President of the Oklahoma FFA to hearing his name called as one of the National Officer team about a year ago- as well as some of the highlights of the past year as he traveled over a 100,000 miles representing the organization. 

Click or tap here for a chance to listen to our conversation with Ridge- I am amazed how much this young man has grown from the first interview we did with him a few years back to today- INCREDIBLE!

Our exclusive coverage of the 2019 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis October 30- November 2 is a service of ITC Great Plains, Your Energy Superhighway- and we also appreciate the support of the Oklahoma FFA Association and the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) yesterday spoke on the Senate floor in support of the urgent need for Congress to pass the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to open up North American free trade for our nation and for Oklahoma. Lankford serves on the Senate Finance Committee with jurisdiction over trade. In June, Lankford questioned US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on the benefits of the USMCA over the current North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). On October 1, members of the Oklahoma delegation came together to urge the immediate passage of the USMCA.

"Madam President, a couple of weeks ago I had the privilege to be able to stand at Iron Horse Industrial Park," Lankford said. "It's a brand new industrial park just outside of Shawnee, Oklahoma. It's run by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. For almost 10 years they have had the dream of opening up a location in Oklahoma where there could be foreign trade, different countries could come in and be able to do manufacturing there and they would be able to work through raw materials, products, and sales. It's been a remarkable dream for them."

Click here to read more from Lankford or to watch the entire conversation. 

Oklahoma State University's College of Veterinary Medicine's Dr. Rosslyn Biggs says the Cattle Trace animal ID pilot project based in Kansas is doing some good things in bringing together cattle producers, auction markets and the public sector. She expounded on that thought in a recent conversation with me.

"They're set up as a nonprofit and so that puts them in a different category rather than a government entity and their big focus in on animal health," she said. "There's been a lot of other benefits that folks can consider when it comes to traceability. So they are looking at collecting fairly limited data. The date and time of when that animal was IDed, where it was IDed and the number."

While many stakeholders recognize the benefits of an advanced traceability system as a way to prevent the rapid spread of foreign animal diseases, Biggs acknowledges that there is also a large producer segment that is hesitant to adopt this concept. According to Biggs, these producers are skeptical of the potential liability that a traceback system suggests. Coupled with that concern, is the unwelcome prospect of costing producers more money, more time and more work to adhere to traceability guidelines. However, Biggs says the Cattle Trace project is designed to address those concerns and show producers how effective and complimentary it can be to the industry's existing protocols.

You can listen to the entire conversation between Biggs and I on Tuesday's Beef Buzz - here

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Growth Energy member and Siouxland Energy Cooperative President Kelly Nieuwenhuis testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change during a hearing entitled, "Protecting the RFS: The Trump Administration's Abuse of Secret Waivers." Nieuwenhuis, who also is farmer near Primghar, Iowa, discussed the devastating impact of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) demand destruction on his biofuel plant and the surrounding community.

"Plain and simple: EPA's abuse of small refinery exemptions under the RFS is crippling rural America," said Nieuwenhuis in his testimony to lawmakers.

"Because of EPA's actions to help the oil industry's bottom line at the expense of farmers and biofuel producers, we had to make a hard decision - to idle our plant and shut off a key market for hundreds of local farmers, including myself," added Nieuwenhuis. "The morning we announced we were idling our plant, I was tasked with delivering the bad news to our 40 employees. The team sat quietly, wondering about their future in the event we would have to permanently close our facility. This was one of the toughest things I've ever had to do."

Click here to read more from Siouxland regarding waivers for oil refineries. 

Staying ahead of disease outbreaks is a top priority for cattle feeders, who gained insight on new strategies for doing that at the 2019 Feeding Quality Forum.

"It's very complicated because it's multifactorial," said John Richeson, West Texas A&M animal scientist. "From a pathogenic standpoint, there's many viruses involved in the disease and several different bacteria that are involved in the disease."

"All the options have the advantage of monitoring cattle continuously so 24 hours, a day 7 days a week," he said. "An accelerometer in an ear tag or ankle bracelet or feeding behavior system."

You can watch the video from CAB or read what Richeson had to say about BRD, by jumping over to our website

The Road to Rural Prosperity Podcast Series has landed in Indianapolis, Indiana as we will feature three Oklahoma FFA High Achievers that are representing the state at this 92nd National Convention of the FFA Organization. 

We want you to hear from 2019 National Officer Ridge Hughbanks of Alva, Bree Kisling of Chisholm and Blake Kennedy of Tecumseh. 

Episode Nine of this series is a service of BancFirst- Loyal to Oklahoma and to you.

This episode will go live a little later this morning- you will be able to find it on Soundcloud and wherever you download your podcasts- or you can find the link to it on our Road to Rural Prosperity website- click or tap here

Our thanks to Midwest Farms Shows, P & K Equipment, AFR Insurance, Oklahoma Pork Council, Oklahoma Farm Bureau, Stillwater Milling Company, National Livestock Credit CorporationOklahoma Beef Council, Oklahoma AgCredit, Oklahoma Ag Mediation Program, Inc.the Oklahoma Cattlemens Association, and  KIS Futures for their support of our daily Farm News Update. For your convenience, we have our sponsors' websites linked here- just click on their name to jump to their website- check their sites out and let these folks know you appreciate the support of this daily email, as their sponsorship helps us keep this arriving in your inbox on a regular basis- at NO Charge!

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