Subject: Oklahoma's Farm News Update
From: Ron Hays <>
Date: 11/8/2019, 6:17 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 Ron Hays 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.
Okla Cash Grain:  
Daily Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture as of Thursday afternoon, November 7, 2019.
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
   Friday, November 8, 2019

Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 
One Featured Story: OSU Extension Grain Economist Dr. Kim Anderson Guardedly Optimistic About Grain and Oilseed Prices

OSU Extension Grain Market Economist Dr. Kim Anderson talked with SUNUP Host Lyndall Stout for this upcoming weekend's weekly TV program produced by OSU Ag Communications- and he talked wheat, corn and soybean price outlook.

Dr. Anderson says we have seen some strength in wheat and corn- but especially in soybean prices which he says are up about 90 cents since early September- and they continue to inch higher. The Economist also talked about factors that seem to be price positive in the wheat market- Argentina and Australia have major crop problems while Russian traders have missed out on a couple of recent wheat tenders because wheat prices in Russia are too high compared to several other global competitors- Anderson adding that Russian farmers have built storage to keep from flooding the market at harvest time- that has actually raised Russian grain prices and that was the reason for several other countries underbidding them.

You can watch Dr. Anderson on SUNUP this weekend- but you can listen to his comments right now by clicking on our Top Ag Story on this Friday morning- plus you can check on the full lineup for SUNUP that can be seen on OETA Saturday and Sunday.

Sponsor Spotlight

Dating back to 1891, Stillwater Milling Company has been supplying ranchers with the highest quality feeds made from the highest quality ingredients. Their full line of A & M Feeds can be delivered direct to your farm, found at their Agri-Center stores in Stillwater, Davis, Claremore and Perry or at more than 125 dealers in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Texas. We appreciate Stillwater Milling Company's long time support of the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network and we encourage you to click here to learn more about their products and services.

Two Quail Population Up 23.6% in Oklahoma

This year's Quail Roadside Surveys across Oklahoma show a statewide population index of observed birds that is up 23.6 percent over 2018.

Heavy spring rains led to a delayed start to the nesting season for Oklahoma's upland game birds but brought on an excellent insect crop. Over summer, the southwestern part of the state was hit by drought, which had a negative effect on brood survival.

Overall, the surveys show some encouraging results with the northeast, southeast and southwest regions showing higher numbers than those in 2018. Slight decreases were observed in the northwestern and central parts of the state. Hunters should find conditions in most areas slightly improved over what they encountered last year.

Quail Season starts TOMORROW- you can read more about this population bump by clicking or tapping here

Three Certified Angus Beef Continues Record Sales Growth to Benefit Angus Purebred Owners

Dr. John Stika, President of Certified Angus Beef visited with yours truly this past weekend in Reno at the American Angus Convention about the remarkable story of Certified Angus Beef. The branded beef program just finished up its 41st year. 2019 went down as the 15th consecutive year of growth, and the 13th record year for sales in a row. The organization is up by 3% and hit 1.25 billion pounds in sales. Stika is excited about the energy "We continue to build off of the momentum for quality that we are starting to see among consumers and among our retail and food service partners."

The retail and domestic business is also growing by 9%, and by 4% in food service. They also showed gains in the international markets. Stika says "We feel really blessed to be hitting on all 8 cylinders right now"

While there have been some challenges in the cattle industry with falling prices, the premiums are still there for CAB. Stika added, "While the base price may not be what we would have liked to have seen in Cattle country, what we do know is that the value added is still there. So while it may not be as high as some would have liked, that calf is still worth more if they hit certified Angus beef or prime."

Click or tap here to read more- and to listen to part one of our visit with John.

Four NPPC Launches 'Pork O' Clock' Campaign to Highlight Importance of USMCA Agreement

On Thursday, the National Pork Producers Council launched a dynamic new campaign, "It's Pork O' Clock Somewhere," to highlight the importance and benefits of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement. The campaign focuses on pork and the many ways it's enjoyed across North America.

"Ratification of USMCA is the top priority for U.S. pork producers and there is no better way to highlight its importance than a campaign that illustrates how pork is enjoyed across United States, Canada and Mexico," said David Herring, NPPC president and a pork producer in Lillington, N.C. "A USMCA agreement provides much-needed market certainty for U.S. pork producers, ensuring zero-duty market access to two of our largest export markets."

Last year, more than 40 percent of U.S. pork exported went to Canada and Mexico. The campaign thanks lawmakers for making USMCA ratification this year a priority and highlights the history behind pork-related dishes in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

USMCA ratification continues to sit in the US House- where Nancy Pelosi continues to stall a vote.  One encouraging word has come from Canada- A delegation of U.S. House Democrats this week told Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement negotiations are nearly complete. Led by Representative Richard Neal, the group met with Trudeau and other top officials from Canada. Neal says of the talks, "Significant progress is being achieved" on the agreement. 

Sponsor Spotlight

The Oklahoma Farm Bureau - a grassroots organization that has for its Mission Statement- "Improving the Lives of Rural Oklahomans."  Farm Bureau, as the state's largest general farm organization, is active at the State Capitol fighting for the best interests of its members and working with other groups to make certain that the interests of rural Oklahoma are protected. 

 Click here for their website to learn more about the organization and how it can benefit you to be a part of Farm Bureau.

Latest Drought Monitor is out- it continues to show drought hanging on far southwestern Oklahoma- as well as in the western half of the Panhandle.

Here's the latest map released yesterday morning.

Six Activist Group Sues USDA For Not Providing Records Under FOIA Law

Thursday morning, Food & Water Watch filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for denying repeated requests for data and critical records used to create the agency's New Swine Inspection System (NSIS).

The activist group considers the modernized pork inspection developed by the USDA in cooperation with industry stakeholders a "fundamental gutting of the country's food-safety system. It removes swine inspection responsibilities from government control and into the hands of the pork industry."

Click here for their news release from yesterday- which also has a link to their legal complaint that has been filed against USDA in a last ditch effort to derail the new inspection system.

Seven The Road to Rural Prosperity- This Week We Pause- and Return Next Week

We are taking a week off from our new Podcast series- the Road to Rural Prosperity- but have a couple of GREAT shows on the horizon- next week- we will welcome J.D. Strong of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Department to our Road microphone.

In the meantime- click or tap here to jump over to our complete set of Podcasts from the last couple of months- from Episode One with Governor Kevin Stitt to our latest Episode that came out of Indy in the thick of the National FFA Convention.

Learn more about our Road to Rural Prosperity Podcast series by heading over to our "Road" website- it's available here. 

Hundreds of farmers and ranchers will gather this weekend for Oklahoma Farm Bureau's 78th Annual Meeting today through Sunday morning at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City.
"Gathering, Growing, Giving" is the theme of the three-day convention, where the state's leading agricultural organization will hear from some of the Oklahoma's top leaders, honor top members and county Farm Bureaus for excellence, set grassroots policy for 2019, elect leaders and more.

Highlights include:

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!

We also appreciate our Market Links Sponsor - OKC West Livestock!
We invite you to check out our website at the link below too that includes an archive of these daily emails, audio reports and top farm news story links from around the globe.   

God Bless! You can reach us at the following:  
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