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Wheat Yields Reach Record Levels in Oklahoma, Kansas and Nationally
With yields stronger
than first expected, the US Winter wheat production is forecast at
1.63 billion bushels, up 8 percent from the June 1 forecast and up 19
percent from 2015. Based on July 1 conditions, the United States
yield is forecast at a record high 53.9 bushels per acre, up 3.4
bushels from last month and up 11.4 bushels from last year.
for Oklahoma is forecast at 132 million bushels, up 34 percent from
last year. This forecast is
up 16.5 million bushels from the Oklahoma June forecast. Yield per
acre is expected to average 40.0 bushels, up 14.0
bushels from the previous year. If realized, this would be a new
record high yield for Oklahoma, surpassing the previous high of 39.0,
set in 1998 and again in 2003. Acres expected to be harvested for
grain, at 3.30 million acres, are down 13 percent from 2015.
Kansas is also looking at a record wheat yield in
2016- 56 bushels per acre- with a total production for the number one
wheat producing state of 454 million bushels.
here to read more- and we have links in our story back to further
details for both the Oklahoma and the Kansas numbers- USDA breaks the
production levels down to the district level in the report that was
released on Tuesday morning.
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of the GMO Labeling Bill Compromise Expected as House Rules Committee
Sends HR 822 to Full House
The House Rules Committee has approved House
Resolution 822, which will allow for consideration of the Pat Roberts- Debbie Stabenow
GMO Labeling Bill Compromise on the House Floor before the House
adjourns for the summer. In Tuesday afternoon action, the Committee
set a closed rule, allowing no amendments to be considered on the
floor of the House. They rejected an amendment by Congressman Polis
of Colorado that would have prohibited the use of QR codes as a way
to disclose information about GMO ingredients in a food product.
here for our complete story on our website- we detail the rule
that will be in effect for this House Resolution- no indications from
the office of Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader on when the
measure will be considered- the House will be working mostly on the
Appropriations package for Interior, Environment and related agencies
US Roundtable for
Sustainable Beef Meets in Denver- Looks to Show How Beef Industry is
Producing Beef Sustainably
The US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef is meeting this
week in downtown Denver, with a hundred groups and companies having
representatives in the discussion about how to define, measure and
then improve the sustainable production and delivery of US Beef from
the ranch to the consumer. The group is an offshoot of the Global
Roundtable for Sustainaible Beef and was formed in the spring of
2015. The current chair through the end of this two day meeting is
Nicole Johnson-Huffman with Cargill. Oklahoma does have a seat on the
Board of Directors in the person of
of the Noble Foundation.
Ellis says that for Noble, the hope is to represent the viewpoint of
cattle producers on the board, with the intention to help ranchers to
be successful as efforts are developed to make beef production more
sustainable. Ellis talked with us at the General Session.
here to check out the rest of our story with Chad- and for a
chance to hear our conversation from the Convention Center here
in downtown Denver.
Oklahoma Dept of Ag
Believes Proposed Rule an Effort to Redefine Organic Production to
Include Animal Welfare
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural
Marketing Service proposed a rule last April in reference to the
National Organic Program on organic livestock and poultry practices.
The proposed rule would set and enforce clear and consistent
standards to ensure consistency and transparency in organic
production practices to strengthen consumer confidence and protect
the integrity of the organic seal, according to the National Organic
The Oklahoma Department
of Agriculture has submitted comments
during this rule making period- and raises several concerns about how
USDA seems to be expanding what organic means.
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry has several
concerns regarding the USDA-AMS proposed organic livestock and
poultry rule and feel strongly it is an effort to redefine organic
production as animal welfare.
production has historically pertained to fertilizers, pesticides,
herbicides, antibiotics and pharmaceuticals. The recommended
regulations relating almost exclusively to animal welfare practices
and housing have no relation to artificial chemicals and therefor
have no relation to the historical definition of organic.
"The provisions prohibit practices such as beak
trimming, caponization, cattle wattling, de-beaking, de-snooding,
dubbing, mulesing, and toe-trimming. ODAFF not only feels that these
practices are no longer used in farming, and are only included to elicit
outrage from an already ag-hostile constituency."
Genetics is proud to represent the tremendous
wheat varieties that have been developed by the Wheat Improvement
Team at Oklahoma State University. Varieties like Iba,
Gallagher and now Bentley are the result of years of breeding
research designed to help wheat producers in the southern plains to
grow high yielding, high quality winter wheat.
To learn more
about each of the varieties OGI represents, click here for their website.
You will find a "Seed Source" with a list of where seed for
each variety can be purchased for the 2017 wheat planting season.
Growers Say Latest WASDE is Good Reason for Uncle Sam to Help Farmers
with RFS and TPP
Increases to U.S. corn acres, both planted and
harvested, led to higher production and thus lower price forecasts in
the Department of Agriculture reports released today. Despite a
30-million-bushel overall increase in demand, corn price forecasts
for the 2016/2017 crop year fell ten cents to $3.40 per bushel.
"While NCGA is pleased with increased demand from the export
sector, it is evident that far greater gains must be made in
generating additional demand from all sectors if we are to ensure the
continued profitability of U.S. family farmers," said National
Corn Growers Association President Chip Bowling,
a farmer from Maryland. "To grow these markets, farmers need the
help of our federal legislators and regulators. Farmers need the EPA
to step up and comply with its statutory obligations under the
Renewable Fuel Standard. We need Congress to help us push export
demand even further by opening new markets by passing the
Trans-Pacific Partnership and lifting the Cuban Trade Embargo. We
must work together to generate the demand America's rural communities
and farm families need to thrive."
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FSA Exec Terry Peach Talks Marketing Loans and LDPs for Wheat
Oklahoma USDA Farm
Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Terry Peach reminds
wheat producers that FSA Marketing Assistance Loans can help meet
cash flow needs without selling commodities when market prices are at
"In the current marketing environment for wheat, producers are
encouraged to contact our office to learn more about marketing loans
so that they can make the best choice for their farming
operations," said Peach.
Wheat producers who are eligible for marketing loans are also
eligible for loan deficiency payments (LDPs) should the posted county
price fall below the county loan rate. Producers also can purchase a
commodity certificate that may be exchanged for the outstanding loan
collateral. Unlike LDPs, use of commodity certificates does not
affect payment limitations.
N That- More on VFDs, Stockmanship Seminar Saturday and Superior Week
in the Rockies Rolls On
Our part two with Dr. Brian Lubbers is now up in our
Beef Buzz section of our website, OklahomaFarmReport.Com. Dr.
Lubbers is from Salina and works for K-State- and is one of the
experts that was featured at a recent Noble Foundation seminar on the
Veterinary Feed Directive- which becomes effective this coming
here to jump over to this second part of our conversation with
Brian about VFDs- and learn more about how to be ready in your
livestock operation for this change in how we handle antibiotics in
International cattle handling and stockmanship expert Dr. Tom Noffsinger
will headline a slate of speakers at the Merck Animal Health and
Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Cattle Conference set
for this Saturday in Grady County.
The conference is free and open to the public. Dinner will be
provided in part by the Beef Check Off and The Oklahoma Beef Quality
"This is the first time we've offered this conference,"
Mourer, OSU beef enhancement specialist. "This
event is for anyone who is interested in increasing the efficiency of
their operation while cutting down on the stress on both their cattle
More details about this event happening this Saturday
at the Grady County Fairgrounds in Chickasha can be had by clicking
A total of 261,000 head of cattle have been/are going
to be sold during this annual Superior get together coming out of
Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
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