Subject: Oklahoma's Farm News Update
From: Ron Hays <>
Date: 7/19/2019, 6:02 AM

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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.
Each afternoon we are posting a recap of that day's markets as analyzed by Justin Lewis of KIS futuresclick or tap 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 Thursday, July 18th.
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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Your Update from Ron Hays of RON
   Friday, July 19, 2019

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Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 
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Oklahoma State University Extension Grain Market Economist Dr. Kim Anderson joins SUNUP host Dave Deeken this weekend for his weekly update on the grain markets. According to him, as we move from harvest and into planting season, the market is very volatile right now. He says producers should expect that for some time, with the uncertainty plaguing multiple markets right now.    

We are currently in the stage between harvest and planting wheat for the next year. In the past Oklahoma producers have sold anywhere from 50 to 70% of their crop into the market during this time. However, we have seen the volatility of the market in the past couple of weeks, with the price rising as much as $.45/bu and falling back down $.40/bu. 

The reason for the volatility in the wheat market is the uncertainty in the Black Sea Region. Anderson said, Russia and Ukraine are both in the early stages of their harvest. And Russia sold wheat to Egypt $.20/bu higher than our prices. Uncertainty in the corn market is also causing strain on the wheat market, with the biggest questions for the corn market being how many acres were actually planted, how much will we produce and what will the condition be. Anderson says some that uncertainty will go away when the USDA releases their next report. 

You can listen to the Anderson's full remarks and see what else is on tap for this weekend's episode of SUNUP, by clicking or tapping here

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U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) led a letter to Interior Sec. Bernhardt expressing concern about the decision-making process for listing the Lesser Prairie Chicken under the Endangered Species Act. Inhofe was joined by six U.S. Senators including James Lankford (R-Okla.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.).

In the letter, the Senators remind regulators that legislative intent is clear-voluntary conservation efforts should be fully considered, evaluated and determined to be grossly inadequate prior to any listing consideration of the Lesser Prairie Chicken under the Endangered Species Act. Inhofe said in the letter, the listing of the Lesser Prairie Chicken would reduce the incentive for stakeholders to pursue future initiatives to preserve them and other species. 

"As demonstrated by annual aerial surveys, the unprecedented private sector initiative to preserve LPC habitat has resulted in successive increases in the LPC population," said the senators. "Recognizing that adequate precipitation is also a significant factor in successful breeding of the LPC, the combination of wet weather and habitat protection has yielded remarkable results."

You can read the full text from the letter from the senators, by clicking or tapping here

Oklahoma and much of the middle part of the country is facing dangerously hot conditions for the next few days. However, the state is still in pretty good shape as far as soil moisture is concerned. Only .24% of Oklahoma is abnormally dry, that portion is down in Jackson County. This time last year, just over half of Oklahoma was in drought. 

The hot weather that is coming is a big concern, especially for people who are trying to get field work done in the heat of the day, as well as for livestock that are exposed to the sun. 

K-State's Dr. AJ Tarpoff shared some of his advice this week to producers about the measures producers can take to abate the heat stress on their livestock during stretches of excessive heat. 

You can read more about the current drought conditions in Oklahoma and listen to Tarpoff's advice, click or tap here.

A new book, "What Would Jesus Really Eat? The Biblical Case for Eating Meat," looks at what the Bible has to say about using and eating animals from several different perspectives. The book, co-authored by Palm Beach Atlantic University professor and pastor, Wes JamisonPhD, tackles topics including the challenges to Christian meat-eating, human exceptionalism and humanity's dominion over other living creatures. The book, sponsored by the Animal Agriculture Alliance, comes at a time when animal activist groups have started to appeal to Christians with misleading messages about what the Bible says in regard to the consumption of meat and animals. Jamison says the book was written to provide Christians a Biblical case for eating meat.

"This is not a new debate. For 2,000 years, Christianity has been dealing with different interpretations that basically say you must do these things in order to be holy and sanctified," Jamison said. "The teachings of the New Testament in particular are very, very clear that there are no prohibitions about what you need to eat."

According to Jamison, the book was written to help refute the arguments by animal rights activists. They have been making false claims about what the Bible says about eating animals, Jamison believes this is because they have recognized the threat Christian beliefs pose to their agenda. 

You can listen to part one of the conversation between Jamison and I and how to order the book on Thursday's Beef Buzz - click or tap here.. 

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New data from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration shows that rural communities have the highest death rates nationwide from opioid prescriptions, more than three times the national average.

In a previously unreleased database from the DEA that tracked prescription painkillers showed that the highest per-capita opioid death rates from 2006 to 2012 were in rural communities in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia. Thirteen of those counties had an opioid death rate of more than eight times the national average. 

Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau, said, "We have seen firsthand the destructive force of opioids in rural communities, and our research shows that three out of four farmers have been impacted. That's why we stepped up to address this crisis."

You can read more about what the American Farm Bureau and National Farmers Union are doing to combat the opioid crisis making its way through rural communities, by clicking or tapping here

Six Plains Grains Says Kansas Wheat Harvest Now Stands at 91% Complete

On a weekly basis, Plains Grains reports on the status of the 2019 Hard Red Winter Wheat Harvest- here is the latest report as of Thursday afternoon, July 18, 2019:

"The 2019 HRW wheat harvest continues to make rapid progress through the central Great Plains as dry weather and heat dominate the prevailing weather pattern. Texas is now 99% complete with harvest as is Oklahoma (remaining at 99% complete) with the final 1% left to cut in both states due to having a very few fields with mudholes or other weather induced delays.

Kansas is now 91% harvested and winding down rapidly. The only major area of the state continuing to have significant acres left to cut is northwest Kansas. Colorado has also picked up the pace of harvest this week (35% complete) as southeast Colorado continues to wind down. East central Colorado is in the full swing of harvest while northeast areas of the state are just now getting underway.

Nebraska continues to move along with harvest (28% complete) mostly in the southern parts of the state as test cutting is projected to start in the far west and northwestern areas late this weekend or early next week. South Dakota is now seeing limited test cutting. Harvest is just now starting to get into full swing in the Pacific Northwest with (Washington 7% complete), Oregon (11% complete) and Idaho (4% complete).

Click or tap here to read more- and to check out where Mark Hodges and Plains Grains are in gathering the quality data on the 2019 HRW crop.

Ethan Lane, Senior Executive Director, Federal Lands, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, and Executive Director, Public Lands Council, yesterday released a statement responding to President Trump's nomination of Aurelia Skipwith to be Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:

"Aurelia Skipwith has been an exemplary representative of the Department of Interior during her tenure as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks," Lane said. "Her impressive background as a legal professional and scientist in the agricultural industry will serve her - and the American people - well in this new role."

They are confident under the leadership of Skipwith, wildlife issues will be handled appropriately, ensuring balance between species, people and habitat across open spaces. 

You can read the entire statement from Lane regarding the nomination of Skipworth by jumping over to our website

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