Subject: Oklahoma's Farm News Update
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Date: 7/23/2019, 6:03 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.

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At the Oklahoma National Stockyards- 5,700 head of cattle this week- Feeder steers and heifers 2.00-4.00 lower with exception to 600-700 lb. steers 1.00-2.00 higher. Steer and heifer calves 500-600 lbs. 2.00-5.00 lower- click or tap here for the complete Monday report as put together by USDA Market News.

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 Livestock Auction in El Reno Monday, slaughter cows sold 2.00 to 4.00 higher. Slaughter bulls sold 1.00 to 3.00 higher. Click here for the full sale report. 

Joplin Regional Stockyards held their regular stocker-feeder sale on Monday- 3.775 on hand-     steer and heifer calves steady to 4.00 higher, yearlings steady. Click or tap here for the complete report. has 378 head on their showlist for the Wednesday, July 24th 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 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 Monday, July 22nd.
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
   Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 

One Featured Story:
US Corn and Soybean Crops Continue to Fall Further Behind in Development as Result of Late Planting

The United States Department of Agriculture on Monday, July 22, 2019 released its latest Crop Progress Report. After a week of oppressive heat across the Plains, crop ratings remained relatively unscathed from the previous report. Corn's condition this week, according to the USDA, is slightly lower nationally at 57% good to excellent versus 58% last week and 72% last year. Corn silking is at 35% this week, behind 78% last year and 66% the average. Soybean are reporting conditions of 54% good to excellent nationally this week, which is unchanged from last week and well below last year's 70% good to excellent rating. USDA is reporting soybean setting pods at 7% versus the 20% five-year average. Pasture and range conditions on a national level are overall favorable with 66% in good to excellent condition and only 9% in poor to very poor condition. This is in stark contrast compared to conditions one year ago when less than half of pasture and rangeland rated good to excellent at just 45% and over a quarter of land (26%) rated poor to very poor. 

To review the complete USDA Crop Progress Report released on Monday, July 22, 2019, click or tap here.

In Oklahoma, corn silked reached 60%, down 10 points from the previous year and the average. Corn's condition this week is 85% good to excellent, 12% fair and 3% poor to very poor. Soybeans planted reached 95%. Soybeans emerged reached 84%. Soybeans blooming reached 13%, down 23 points from the previous year and down 8 points from normal. Soybean's condition is currently rated 54% good to excellent, 40% fair and 6% poor to very poor. To review the full Oklahoma Crop Progress Report for this week, click here.

In Kansas, corn condition rated 12% poor to very poor, 31% fair and 57% good to excellent. Corn silking was 54%, well behind 80% last year and behind 74% average. To review the full Kansas Crop Progress Report for this week, click here.

Finally in Texas, corn silked is at 81%, 3 points behind last year and a point behind the average. Corn's condition is rated 68% good to excellent, 29% fair and 3% poor to very poor. To review the full Texas Crop Progress Report for this week, click here.

To sum up the current pasture and range condition here in the Southern Plains- here's the Good to Excellent Ratings for this week and the change from last week:

Oklahoma   76%     -3%
Kansas        75%      -5%
Texas         58%   +0%

The drop in the poor to very poor categories are reflected below:

Oklahoma   3%     -1%
Kansas        4%    -2%
Texas          14%     -6%

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On Friday of last week, Michael Hooper, of Temple, was announced as the next Chief Agent of the Agriculture Investigative Unit at the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. 

Hooper started with ODAFF in 2001 as an auditor for the grain warehouse program. In 2003, he redirected his focus to agriculture investigation. In 2007, he was assigned as the Special Agent for the Southwestern part of the state, where he assisted the citizens of 14 counties who fell victim to agricultural crime. 

"I am looking forward to ensuring Investigative Services continues to protect the agriculture producers of Oklahoma," said Hooper. "Being named Chief Agent is a humbling honor and a huge opportunity to continue further assisting agriculture producers and livestock owners of Oklahoma."

You can listen to the whole conversation between Hooper and I regarding his new position, by jumping over to our website

The USDA released its Cattle on Feed report for the July 1, 2019 last week. We sat down with OSU Extension Livestock Market Economist Dr. Derrell Peel for his reaction to the numbers in this month's report, which he says was well in line with the average expectations. 

Peel says the numbers in this report appear to be consistent with the trend that has been ongoing over the last several months. He says the inventory has not seen any notable growth for a while now, though there is still a record number of cattle out there. 

"Profitability I think in general is ok," he said. "The biggest concern in that of course is we're looking at higher feed costs moving forward. We don't know how high corn is going to go at this point frankly, but it's clearly going to be higher."

You can review the complet USDA Cattle on Feed Report for yourself and listen to the whole conversation between Peel and I on Monday's Beef Buzz - here

Chicken purchasers cite more positive attributes than purchasers of beef, pork, fish and plant-based meat proteins, according to new research presented yesterday at the 2019 Chicken Marketing Summit. The National Chicken Council (NCC) and WATT Global Media presented the results of a study that explored the drivers for grocery purchases of chicken compared to other meat and plant-based proteins.

The research shows that in the US, the consumption of chicken has grown more than 300% since 1960, outperforming all other major proteins. At 94 pounds per capita, chicken consumption is nearly twice that of beef and pork. Chicken outpaced pork in 1984 and surpassed beef as America's favorite meat in 1991.

Buyers were asked about attributes in eight categories: taste, health, versatility, family appeal, value for price, natural/organic/absence of negative (hormones, antibiotics), sustainable and convenient. According to the study, chicken buyers choose it for 7 of 8 of these attributes. All meat buyers are driven by taste, yet taste is a less important driver for the plant-based consumers. Fish is purchased for health and convenience reasons. 

Data presented with the research attributes four drivers to this overall demand trend, which include factors of convenience and simplification, sustainability, protein growth, and ecommerce and new technologies. 

You can read more about the discoveries the National Chicken Council, by clicking or tapping here

Sponsor Spotlight

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The Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association (OCA) Board of Directors approved a Directive at the General Business Meeting held during the 2019 Annual OCA Convention to consider increasing the brand registration fee and renewal fee from $20 to $40 beginning in 2020.

"It has been more than twenty years since the brand registration fee was modified," said Mike Weeks, OCA President. "Brands are extremely valuable to the individuals that own them and extremely important to the beef cattle industry for identification and theft deterrent. The Brand Registrar office must keep pace to provide the important service for brand owners and our industry."

Michael Kelsey OCA Executive Vice President says in addition to much higher costs in regard to the production and distribution of brand registries, the registry database is also in much need of an update. The OCA Board of Directors is inviting people to make their voices heard regarding this matter through a submission of their comments, from July 22nd through August 22nd. These comments will be collected and considered by the board prior to a formal vote to either approve or deny the proposed fee modification.

You can listen to the whole conversation between Kelsey and I, by jumping over to our website

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced recently that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $100 million to 48 organizations through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP) to help U.S. farmers and ranchers identify and access new export markets.

In May, President Trump authorized $16 billion in programs to support farmers, which is in line with the estimated impacts of unjustified retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agricultural goods and other trade disruptions. 

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) is one of 48 organizations that will receive additional ATP funding through the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom reacted to the announcement.

"While there has been progress in recent weeks in removing retaliatory measures imposed on U.S. red meat exports, the obstacles these products face in international markets are still significant. USMEF greatly appreciates the Trump administration's authorization of additional ATP funding - an investment that will help USMEF and other organizations defend our existing market share and develop new markets for U.S. agricultural exports."

Since its last vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) update on Friday, July 12, 2019, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has received reports of 11 new confirmed cases of VSV. 

There have reportedly been 3 new confirmed cases in Bastrop County, 1 new confirmed case in Hays County, 3 new confirmed case in Hood County, 1 new confirmed case in Johnson County, 1 new confirmed case in Shackelford County, 1 new confirmed case in Tom Green County and 1 new confirmed case in Wichita County

The newly confirmed premises are under quarantine by the TAHC. Affected horses will be monitored by authorized veterinarians until premises are eligible for quarantine release 14 days after clinical VSV signs are observed. So far there have been 20 premises in 12 Texas counties. 2 of those premises have been release. 

VSV is a viral disease that primarily affects horses and cattle. In the past decade, the Southwestern and Western United States have experienced a number of VSV outbreaks. Outbreaks usually occur during the warmer months, often along waterways. Livestock owners are asked to stay vigilant for any signs of infection in their own livestock.

You can read more about the new cases of VSV, what symptons to look for and how to prevent your stock from being infected, by clicking or tapping here.  

Our thanks to Midwest Farms Shows, P & K Equipment, AFR Insurance,  Oklahoma Farm Bureau, Stillwater Milling Company, National Livestock Credit CorporationOklahoma Beef Council, Oklahoma AgCredit, 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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