Subject: Oklahoma's Farm News Update
From: Ron Hays <>
Date: 9/10/2019, 5:18 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.

Monday's Feeder Cattle Auction at the Oklahoma National Stockyards saw 9,600 were sold- Compared to the last sale two weeks ago: Feeder steers and heifers 4.00-10.00 lower. Steer and heifer calves lightly tested with a sharply
lower undertone noted. Sharp declines on both the CME Feeder and Live Cattle contracts, along with fat cattle trade being sharply lower has severely reduced demand. Click or tap here for the complete report from USDA Market News.

At OKC West in El Reno slaughter cows sold steady to 2.00 lower and slaughter bulls sold steady to 1.00 lower - click here to review the complete sale report from the USDA. 

Joplin Regional Stockyards reported just over 5,900 head on Monday- and lower money- No sale last week due to the Labor Day holiday, compared to two weeks ago, steers and heifers 3.00 to 8.00 lower. Click or tap here for their complete report from USDA Market News. has 636 head on their showlist for the Wednesday, September 11th 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, September 9th.
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,  September 10, 2019

Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 
One Featured Story:

Chuck and Ruth Coffey of Springer and Grant and Donna Victor of Afton have been selected as the finalists for the prestigious 2019 Oklahoma Leopold Conservation Award.

This year's recipient will be revealed on February 24 at the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts' Legislative Evening in Oklahoma City. Award applications were reviewed by an independent panel of agricultural and conservation leaders.

Given annually in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the award which includes a $10,000 cash prize recognizes farmers, ranchers and foresters who inspire others with their dedication to land, water and wildlife habitat management on private, working land. The first Oklahoma Leopold Conservation recipient,Jimmy and Ginger Emmons, was selected in 2017. The 2018 recipient was Russ and Jani Jackson of Mountain View.

For more information on the award and this year's finalists, click here.

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Each year, American Farmers & Ranchers leaders join their counterparts from AFR's sister organizations of the National Farmers Union from across the country to participate in a legislative fly-in to Washington, DC to speak with our nation's policy leaders about issues important to the agriculture industry and rural America. Scott Blubaugh, president of AFR, is in DC this week for that annual meeting and spoke over the phone with Associate Farm Director Carson Horn about the progress that has been made so far.

According to Blubaugh, the initial briefing with USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney Monday morning was much less positive than he and the delegation from Oklahoma had hoped, painting a rather bleak picture about the current trade front. 

"We didn't hear great news. This looks like it's going to be a prolonged trade war," Blubaugh said. "Doesn't look like anything is on the horizon to end it and quite frankly... I don't think they know what to do over there. In the meantime, they're just putting out these band-aids, but no one is addressing the real problem. Times are really tough in agriculture and so, we're up here telling that message and telling Congress we need relief."

Blubaugh asserts that Congressional leaders need to work with the Administration to either quickly resolve the trade war and reopen those markets now closed to the US, especially China, or reopen the Farm Bill to add some sort of supply management system to help mitigate the economic pressures stemming from the current oversupply of grain that continues to weaken domestic agricultural markets. Click or tap here to read more or to listen to Carson's full conversation with Blubaugh.

The United States Department of Agriculture released its latest Crop Progress Report on Monday, September 09, 2019. According to this week's report, the overall condition of both the US corn and soybean crops remain relatively good with some notable progress made in the development of the crops since last week's report. Focusing on corn, the crop's conditions increased this week by one point up to 55% good to excellent condition. That fell right at the average trade guess of 58%, but still looks a bit less desirable compared to last year's rating at this time of 68% good to excellent. Corn doughing is reported this week at 89% versus 81% last week and the five-year average of 97%. Corn dented is reported at 55% this week, versus 41% last week and the five-year average 77%. Corn maturity is rated at 11% currently versus 6% last week and the five-year average 24%. Meanwhile, the US soybean crop is reportedly at 55% good to excellent condition this week. Though steady with last week's rating, it is still 13 points below last year's rating. Soybeans are setting pods at 92% versus 86% last week and 99% the average. 

Click here to review the full USDA Crop Progress Report for the week of September 3, 2019.

Across the Southern Plains, pasture and range conditions are steady with only a 2 point jump in either direction. 

In Oklahoma, pasture and range condition this week in Oklahoma are reported at 14% poor to very poor, 25% fair and 61% good to excellent. Most of our spring planted crops are continuing to catch up with their progress in the last several weeks. To review the full Oklahoma Crop Progress Report for this week, click here.

In Kansas, pasture and range conditions rated 6% poor to very poor, 26% fair, 68% good to excellent. To review the full Kansas Crop Progress Report for this week, click here.

Finally, across Texas, pasture and range this week rates 19% good to excellent, 33% fair and 48% 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    61%     +2%
Kansas        68%     +-0%
Texas           19%       -2%

In this week's article for the Cow Calf Corner Newsletter, Dr. Derrell Peel examines the performance of cattle trade between the US, Canada and Mexico. 

Peel says total cattle imports in July were down 4.1%, while year to date cattle imports are up 14.7%. In 2018 cattle imports totaled 1.9 million head, with 66.8% coming from Mexico and 33.2% being from Canada. Feeder cattle imports accounted for 77.5% of the total cattle imports in 2018. Slaughter cattle accounted for 21.8% of imports, and breeding cattle made up less than 1% of the total cattle imports for 2018, he added. 

Data for July showed that monthly cattle imports from Mexico were down 7.4 percent compared to July, 2018. July cattle imports from Canada were up 2.5 percent year over year, contributing to a 19.0 percent year to date increase in total Canadian cattle imports for the first seven months of this year. 

Cattle exports from the U.S. were down 3.4 percent in July with a year to date total of 128,050 head, up 21.3 percent year over year. 
You can read more from Peel regarding the cattle trade markets right now, by clicking or tapping here

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The Department of Agriculture has officially opened enrollment for the Agriculture Risk Coverage, and Price Loss Coverage programs.

Agriculture Risk Coverage, known as ARC, provides income support payments on historical base acres when actual crop revenue declines below a specified guarantee level. Price Loss Coverage, known as PLC, provides income support payments on historical base acres when the price for a covered commodity falls below its effective reference price. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue called the programs "the bedrock of the farm safety net," for crop farmers.

Updated provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill allow producers with an interest in a farm to enroll and elect coverage in crop-by-crop ARC-County or PLC, or ARC-Individual for the entire farm, for program year 2019. For crop years 2021 through 2023, producers will have an opportunity to make new elections. Farm owners cannot enroll in either program unless they have a share of interest in the farm. Interested producers must sign up for either program by March 15, 2020.

Click over to our website to read more about these programs.

Farmers and ranchers in Colorado face a real challenge currently, with thousands of new comers flooding into the state over the last several years. The population of Denver, as well as other metropolitan areas in the state, have grown by leaps and bounds recently. To help educate those new comers and the more established citizens as well, Colorado's beef industry has launched a consumer and citizen facing educational initiative that shares the story of why Colorado is 'better with beef.' Keynoting the launch event of that initiative was Governor Jared Polis.

"We want to make sure at the end of the day, farming and ranching isn't just a part of Colorado's history and where we are today - but an important, dynamic and growing part of Colorado's future," he said, acknowledging the detractors that have attempted to downplay the important role the beef industry plays in Colorado. "Colorado's beef industry is too important to fall victim to a political food fight. We need to focus on growing our beef industry for the future."

Polis continued to say that in any industry, the people backing it can make a choice to either be scared of what the future brings or conversely, to find a way to make the future work for them. Polis commended the state's beef industry and its stakeholders remarking on their demonstrated level of commitment to improving and growing the industry to meet the rising consumer demand that is being observed in Colorado, the US and the world. To that end, Colorado's beef industry reports that it has increased sustainability by five percent over the past six years and contributed significantly to the development of wildlife habitat, open space and recreational opportunities over half of Colorado's land area.

You can listen to the entire conversation from Governor Polis and Senator Sonnenberg on Monday's Beef Buzz - here

Just 10 years after its inception, the Beef Checkoff-funded Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program celebrated its 15,000th graduate in August. The program was created to equip and engage beef industry advocates to communicate about beef and beef production. It is one of the strongest beef advocacy efforts in the industry.

"As the percentage of consumers with interest in beef production continues to increase, our engagement with them, as well as with food professionals, dietitians, nutritionists and other thought leaders, has become increasingly important," says Ryan Goodman, director of grassroots advocacy and spokesperson development for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. "MBA has evolved during the last decade to become a key tool and support system for those who want to advocate for beef and beef producers."

A self-directed online training program managed by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, MBA requires students to complete five lessons in beef advocacy, including The Beef Community; Raising Cattle on Grass; Life in the Feedyard; From Cattle to Beef; and Beef. It's What's For Dinner. Once the MBA course has been completed, graduates gain access to resources on the MBA Classroom site, as well as tools to advance their advocacy efforts, including talking points, fact sheets and continuing education opportunities. Each year, advocates reach tens of millions of consumers as a result of their advocacy efforts.

The MBA program is open to everyone, and there is no cost to participate. To enroll or find out more about this checkoff-funded program, click or tap 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 AgCreditthe 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! 
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