Subject: Oklahoma's Farm News Update
From: Ron Hays <>
Date: 9/12/2019, 5:21 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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OKC West is our Market Links Sponsor- they sell cattle three days a week- Cows on Mondays, Stockers on Tuesday and Feeders on Wednesday- Call 405-262-8800 to learn more.

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 feeder steers sold 1.00-4.00 higher, feeder heifers traded steady to 2.00 higher - click here to review the complete sale report. offered 636 head of cattle with 318 selling Wednesday, September 11th. Click here to jump over 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 Wednesday, September 11th.
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
   Thursday, September 12, 2019

Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 
One Featured Story:
Oklahoma Number One in the Nation With 2019 Nonpoint Source Success Stories

The Oklahoma Conservation Commission's (OCC) Water Quality Division this week in delivering its 2019 Oklahoma Nonpoint Source (NPS) Success Stories to the Conservation Commission announced 12 new stories and three updates.

A Success Story is generated when a state or territory has documented water quality improvements caused by nonpoint source pollution reductions that are sufficient to delist one or more pollutants from the state's 303(d) list.These Success Stories are used by the EPA to evaluate its Nonpoint Source Pollution Program performance on an annual basis. While the EPA's overall goal is to log one story per state, Oklahoma's Nonpoint Source Management Plan sets a goal of at least three NPS Success Stories per year and uses a three-pronged approach to determine an official Success Story.

A release from the Oklahoma Conservation Commission announced this week that the Commission had met and exceeded that goal this year four-fold.Those stories combined with those listed in previous years makes Oklahoma the leading state in the nation in Nonpoint Source Success Stories.

Trey Lam, OCC Executive Director, said, "I continue to be amazed how Oklahoma's conservation partners working with farmers and ranchers, clean up the water in our streams and rivers. The Oklahoma fans of healthy streams are jumping up and down shouting "WE'RE NUMBER 1."

Read more about Oklahoma's many achievements in environmental conservation this year, by clicking here to jump to the original story on our website.

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Two Fall Looking Like a Mixed Bag for Beef - Peel Advises Producers Pay Close Attention to Market Dynamics

The Tyson beef packing plant in Holcomb, Kansas that sustained fire damage on August 9th of this year remains shut down, though some processing has been allowed to continue in parts of the plant that were left unscathed. However, the actual kill floor is where the damage primarily occurred, specifically in regard to the electrical system in that space. With work underway to refurbish it, Tyson CEO Noel W. White has indicated that it will most likely be the end of the year or possibly January before the plant is officially reopened. OSU's Dr. Derrell Peel says based on his analysis of the situation, the market has overall handled the plant's abrupt closure fairly well.

According to him, the slaughter response that came in during the two weeks after the fire show the industry did remarkably well compensating for the lost capacity and minimizing the reduction of slaughter. On the boxed beef side, Peel says the market quickly shot up, but in typical fashion has since corrected itself and come back down dramatically. While the fed cattle segment continues to struggle the most in bouncing back from the initial shock of this event, Peel expects to see that tension ease as the market continues to work through the situation toward some possible stabilization and potentially even a slight pick up in fed prices as well.

Meanwhile, the stocker/feeder segment continues to be skittish over this year's corn crop and the prospect of higher feed costs that might stem from shorter corn supplies. However, Peel says that while Labor Day ushers in seasonal lows, good wheat pasture demand could offset some of that pressure during September and possibly mute the lows anticipated in October. 
Whether you're selling calves as a cow/calf producer or thinking about buying stocker cattle this fall, Peel advises producers to closely follow this market and sort out the dynamics moving forward as they make decisions that will affect their marketing strategies for the future.

Listen to Peel's full analysis of the recent packing plant fire's impact on the beef market, on yesterday's Beef Buzz - click here.

August 2019 saw increases in U.S. sales of combines and four-wheel-drive tractors as well as total U.S. two-wheel-drive tractor sales compared to August of last year.

The Association of Equipment Manufactures monthly sales report shows four-wheel-drive tractor sales increased 19.3 percent in August compared to last year and combine sales increased 11.5 percent.

Total sales of two-wheel-drive tractors in August increased 1.9 percent compared to August last year. Sales of under 40 horsepower two-wheel-drive tractors increased 2.1 percent, while sales of 40-100 horsepower tractors decreased 1.4 percent, and sales of 100-plus horsepower tractors increased 13.6 percent. 

AEM's Curt Blades says that, while the numbers are flat to positive for the year, "we and the industry remain cautious about the overall Ag economy."

Click here to check out the complete report from AEM, complete with sales data from both the US and Canada.

Are you or someone you know interested in joining the team of professionals responsible for maintaining the gold standard of organic regulations: the USDA Organic Seal? That team - the National Organic Program - is a small federal enforcement agency housed in USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, and according to the USDA, is growing.

This Fall 2019, USDA is conducting a hiring surge, seeking a pool of candidates ready to join the agency in oversight of the dynamic, growing organic industry and ensuring continued consumer trust under increasingly complex supply chains from farm to table worldwide.

A variety of positions are available including among others:
  • National List Manager
  • Auditors
  • Accreditation Managers
  • Compliance & Enforcement Specialists

All available positions will be posted online. For more information about the National Organic Program, the positions available and how to apply, click here.

Sponsor Spotlight

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At P&K, we make it our mission to provide you with top-notch solutions and unbeatable customer service at a price you CAN afford. Visit and you'll have it all at your fingertips: request a quote, schedule service, get a value for your trade, find current promotions, and shop for parts online. Stop by one of our locations today to meet the P&K team. You'll see why around here, John Deere starts with P&K.

The Oklahoma Beef Quality Summit featuring outstanding beef education is just around the corner and slots are still open.  Two sessions will be held back to back, October 7-9, 2019 and October 9-11, 2019.  The sessions begin at 4:00 p.m. on the first day and end at noon on the last day. 

Using the National Beef Quality Audit as the foundation, the Beef Quality Summit course offers participants the opportunity to see the causes and results oquality challenges facing the beef industry. Summit attendees evaluate live cattle to predict quality and yield then follow the cattle through the harvest and grading process.

The summit is hosted by the Oklahoma Beef Council in cooperation with the Robert M. Kerr Food and Agriculture Product Center and Oklahoma State University Department of Animal and Food Sciences. For more information and to register, click over to our website.

Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension is hosting several free workshops this fall to help those involved in wildland fire management learn how to use the web-based tool, OK-FIRE. This interactive decision support system administered by the Oklahoma Mesonet provides valuable information on fire danger, fire weather and more. With applications to wildfire, prescribed fire, and smoke, it is widely used by thousands across the state who work with wildland fire.  

The workshops will consist of a combination of presentations and computer lab exercises in which the attendees will get hands-on experience with the OK-FIRE website. Participants will learn about the available fire weather, fire danger and smoke dispersion products on OK-FIRE and how to use them. In addition, the group will learn how to access their past, current and forecast values via maps, charts and tables.

Workshops will take place Oct. 3 in El Reno, Oct. 24 in Woodward, Nov. 14 in Durant and Dec. 12 in Stillwater. All workshops will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Because space is limited for these free workshops, only those who work directly or indirectly with wildfire and/or prescribed fire should attend. Workshops will be filled on a first registered, first served basis. Further details about these workshops, including information on how to register can be found by clicking or tapping here.

Seven Day Two of Superior's Labor Day Sale Starts at 8 AM- Before that- Superior Sunrise to Feature USDA Undersecretary Greg Ibach

Day two of the 2019 Labor Day XXXV Sale by Superior Livestock kicks off at 8 AM central time- the cattle being sold today are mostly from the western parts of the US- but something that everyone all across the country will be interested in comes ahead of the auction this morning on their Superior Sunrise show that kicks off at 7:30 AM.

Superior Livestock President Danny Jones will be having a televised discussion with Under Secretary Greg Ibach this morning on Superior Sunrise, DISH 997 between 7:35-7:50.(Also can be seen on their video stream as well)

The topics of discussion are expected to be concentration within the packing industry, problems created by the recent packing plant fire, and compressed margins for cattle producers compared to ever widening margins in the packing sector. 

For details of the Superior Labor Day XXXV sale- click or tap here.

Our thanks to Midwest Farms Shows, P & K Equipment, AFR Insurance Oklahoma Farm BureauStillwater Milling CompanyNational Livestock Credit Corporation, Oklahoma 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!

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.   

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