Subject: Oklahoma's Farm News Update
From: Ron Hays <>
Date: 9/17/2019, 6:02 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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Today's First Look:
mornings with cash and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash Cattle market stands, the latest Feeder Cattle Markets Etc.

At the Oklahoma National Stockyards- numbers were down on Monday but prices were significantly higher-Compared to last week: Feeder steers 4.00-10.00 higher. Feeder heifers 3.00-6.00 higher. Demand very good for feeder cattle after last Monday's sharp declines. Steer and heifer calves lightly tested and few sales 1.00-3.00 higher. Click or tap here for the complete report from USDA Market News

At OKC West in El Reno slaughter cows sold 1.00-5.00 lower and slaughter bulls 4.00-6.00 lower - click here to view the complete sale report from the USDA. 

At the Joplin Regional Stockyards on Monday- 4,897 head of cattle were sold- Compared to last week, steers and heifers traded mostly 2.00 to 5.00 higher, spots 6.00 to 8.00 higher. The local cash trade was able to recover some of last week's sharp losses without any support from cattle futures as the board was unable to hold on to any gains on Monday. Click or tap here for the full report from the USDA. has 1229 head of cattle on their showlist for the upcoming Wednesday, September 18th 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 16th.
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 17, 2019

Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 

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The Cattlemen's Beef Board (CBB) will invest approximately $40.9 million into programs of beef promotion, research, consumer information, industry information, foreign marketing and producer communications during fiscal 2020, subject to USDA approval. 

In action at the end of its September 10-11 meeting in Denver, Colorado, the Beef Promotion Operating Committee (BPOC) approved checkoff funding for a total of 15 "Authorization Requests" - or grant proposals - brought by seven contractors for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2019. The committee, which includes 10 producers from the Cattlemen's Beef Councils, also recommended full Cattlemen's Beef Board approval of a budget amendment to reflect the split of funding between budget categories affected by their decisions. 

The seven contractors brought a total of $50,766,964 million worth of funding requests to the BPOC this week, nearly $10 million more than the funds available from the CBB budget

"The BPOC is completely producer-driven. We have cattlemen and women from all over the U.S. as well as importers deciding where these checkoff dollars need to be spent," said Cattlemen's Beef Board and BPOC Chairman Chuck Coffey.

Click here to read the full report from the proposed 2020 fiscal year budget for the Beef Promotion Operating Committee. 

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USDA released its latest Crop Progress Report on Monday, September 16, 2019. According to this week's report, the overall conditions remain on the positive side with continued progress in the development of the crops. Focusing on corn, the crop's good to excellent ratings remained the same at 55% good to excellent condition. Corn doughing is reported this week at 93% this week versus 89% last week, and the five-year average at this time is 98%. Corn denting this week came in at 68% versus 55% last week, the five-year average at this time is 87%. Corn maturity came in at 18% this week versus 11% last week, the five-year average at this time is 39%. This is the first week that reports corn harvested. Corn harvested came in at 4% this week,versus 8% this time last year. Soybeans setting pods this week came in at 95% versus 92% last week, the five-year average at this time is 100%. The good to excellent ratings for soybeans this week came in at 54% versus 55% last week. 

Click here to review the full USDA Crop Progress Report for the week of September 16, 2019. 

Across the Southern Plains, pasture and range conditions are jumping up and down week to week. 

In Oklahoma, pasture and range condition this week in Oklahoma are reported at 13% poor to very poor, 31% fair and 56% good to excellent. Most of our spring planted crops are continuing to catch up to average development. To review the full Oklahoma Crop Progress Report for this week, click here.

In Kansas, pasture and range conditions rated 7% poor to very poor, 26% fair, 65% 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, 35% fair and 46% 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    56%     -5%
Kansas         65%     -3%
Texas            19%   +-0%

Dr. Janeen Salak-Johnson currently serves as part of the Oklahoma State University Animal Science faculty as the Temple Grandin Professorship in Animal Behavior and Well-being. She believes up until now, the beef industry has managed to stay off the radar for the most part when it comes to animal wellbeing or animal welfare issues. But, in a recent interview with me, she asserted that the day is coming when the beef industry will fall under the same scrutiny as other species and argues that stakeholders need to proactively prepare for this eventuality.

"I think because they are raising cattle for the most part out on the pasture that we have made the assumption that they really aren't on the radar screen - but it's coming," she said. "I think all species are going to be under scrutiny by the activists and I think what producers think is important versus what consumers want - those things aren't aligned right now."

Citing the most recent National Beef Quality Audit report, Salak-Johnson says today's consumers demand to know where their food is coming from and how it is raised and produced. Furthermore, they want to know that livestock for food production are raised with a quality of life and are treated with a high-level of welfare. The challenge here, she contends, is not necessarily with the consumers but rather the producers who ignore the changing sentiment among their consumer base. She argues that if producers continue to ignore consumer demands and attempt to remain independent and out-of-sight/out-of-mind, then they will eventually become subject to the mandate of outsiders telling them how to run their operations.

You can listen to the entire conversation between Salak-Johnson and I on Monday's Beef Buzz - here

In a statement released yesterday, Filemon Vela, Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities; Jim Costa, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture; and Collin Peterson, Chairman of House Agriculture Committee claimed to be leading efforts to secure the inclusion of language in the continuing resolution which would allow USDA to move forward with the recently announced Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments.

"As Members of Congress who represent agricultural communities, we repeatedly hear from farmers in our districts whose livelihoods have been severely impacted by the ongoing trade wars," the statement reads. "Although we mutually have concerns with President Trump's approach to trade negotiations, we refuse to engage in the same tactics that punish our constituents and harm our communities that rely on agriculture."

According to the statement, the upcoming resolution should include the anomaly requested by USDA that would allow them to access the $30 billion in spending of the Commodity Credit Corporation prior to October 1st and ensure MFP and farm bill payments continue to be paid out.

The authors of the statement concluded, "We cannot and will not allow our farmers to be used as political pawns."

You can read more from the House Agriculture Committee, by clicking or tapping here.

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In this week's edition of the "Cow Calf Corner" newsletter, Dr. Derrell Peel examines the growing demand in China that dominates the global beef trade.

Peel says, in the past couple of years, China has replaced the U.S. as the leading beef importer in the world. Chinese beef imports in 2018 exceeded total U.S. beef imports. However, if Hong Kong is included with mainland China, the total China/Hong Kong imports exceeded U.S. beef imports starting in 2017. 

"The rapid growth in Chinese beef imports has dramatically altered global beef flows with several countries now exporting a significant share of total exports to China," he writes.

China, he continues, receives the majority of beef imports from Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand. Number one beef exporter Brazil currently ships about 22% of total exports to China and accounts for 31% of total Chinese beef imports. Brazil sends another 17% of beef exports to Hong Kong.

You can read more from Peel regarding the global beef trade, by jumping over to our website.

Vesicular Stomatitis continues to spread, according to the latest update. Wyoming has reported 36 new cases in the past week. As of last Friday, there have been 1,010 affected premises reported in the states of Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Nebraska. New cases were discovered in all the affected states except Oklahoma. A total of 858 premises have been releases from quarantine leaving 152 cases still active. 

The Oklahoma State Veterinarian's Office requests that all livestock handlers and veterinarians be aware of this situation and to familiarize themselves with the transportation rules now in effect. 

For instance, livestock or horses traveling from a county that has had VSV diagnosed within the past thirty (30) days or a county that contains a premises quarantined for vesicular stomatitis shall be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection dated within five (5) days of entry containing the statement: "All animals identified on this certificate of veterinary inspection have been examined and found to be free from signs of vesicular stomatitis and have not originated from a premise which is under quarantine for vesicular stomatitis."

You can read more about the new changes to the rules regarding Vesicular Stomatitis, by clicking or tapping here

President Donald Trump has proclaimed this week as National Farm Safety and Health Week. Trump signed the proclamation Friday, designating the week as September 15 -21, 2019. The theme for this year's National Farm Safety and Health Week is "Shift Farm Safety into High Gear" as a reminder that it is everyone's responsibility to prioritize safety on the farm and rural roadway.
USDA says this week is an opportunity to spread awareness of the inherent risks associated with work in the agriculture sector and commit to improved practices that advance health and safety. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says promoting farm safety will "help our American agriculture workforce," adding "farming is not always the safest profession and it is our responsibility to continue to improve workplace safety.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 581 workers in agriculture and related industries died from a work-related injury in 2017, making agriculture one of the most dangerous professions in the United States. To learn more about National Farm Safety and Health Week, jump to the original statement from Secretary Perdue's office by clicking here.

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