Subject: Oklahoma's Farm News Update
From: Ron Hays <>
Date: 10/2/2019, 6:23 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.

At OKC West in El Reno no trend available for steer and heifer calves due to limited comparable offerings - click here to review the full report from the USDA. has 846 head of cattle on their showlist for the Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 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 futures-click 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 Tuesday, October 1st.
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
   Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 

One1 Is It a Recommendation or Not- Researchers Seem to be Saying it's Ok to Eat Beef- Or Are They?

This seems to be the ultimate left handed compliment- A series of papers were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that conclude Americans do not need to reduce their intake of red and processed meats as it provides little to no benefit for health. These scientific reviews were conducted by researchers from Dalhousie University and McMaster University in Canada, together with Spanish and Polish Cochrane Centers. However, several media reports are calling these papers are controversial for the conclusions that have been drawn.

AND- from my reading of the materials on this information published- it's almost like a positive negative- kinda like you are saying yes while shaking your head no.  

Shalene McNeill, PhD RD, Executive Director of Nutrition Science, Health and Wellness at the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff offered the following statement in light of the studies published by the Annals of Internal Medicine.

"Beef is a high-quality protein powerhouse providing a unique combination of nutrients essential to building and maintaining strength throughout all life stages. A 3-ounce cooked serving of beef provides 10 essential nutrients in about 170 calories, including high-quality protein, zinc, bioavailable iron and B vitamins. No other protein source offers the same nutrient mix.

"Most Americans eat less than 2 ounces of beef daily which is within the amount recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the American Institute for Cancer Research, and also consistent with other worldwide recommendations, like those from the World Cancer Research Fund

"We support scientific discovery and a greater understanding of beef's role in health to help consumers make informed choices about what they eat. A new series of systematic reviews published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds the evidence supporting the health benefits of reducing red and processed meat to be low to very low certainty.

"It is important for people who include beef as a source of nourishment and satisfaction in a healthy diet to know that the overall body of science continues to reinforce that a healthy, sustainable diet is one that is balanced, enjoyable and can include beef."

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The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Industrial Hemp Council are seeking crop protection tools for hemp. The two groups have asked the Environmental Protection Agency to consider ten crop protection product applications approved for use on hemp. The groups made the request in rulemaking comments submitted to the agency.

For hemp to reach its full potential, the groups say, "it is essential the EPA take a leadership role in the consistent review of applications for use on hemp, to facilitate a consistent and equal playing field across state jurisdictions."

Interest in hemp production is growing since authorized by the 2018 farm bill. However, farmers lack access to approved crop protection products. EPA requested comments regarding adding hemp to the labels of products registered under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.

The groups also asked EPA to approve the products and additional applications to expand the range of approved products and provide their members with legal options for pest control beginning in 2020. 

You can read more from AFBF and NIHC and their full comments, by clicking or tapping here

Chelsea Good is vice president of government and industry affairs with the Livestock Marketing Association. Ever since the packing plant fire in Holcomb, Kansas, Good says there has been a lot of passions flaring in regard to the beef industry and price performance. In an interview on Monday with me at the Oklahoma National Stockyards, Good discussed some of the measures currently being undertaken by the United States Department of Agriculture to address those concerns and what the LMA is doing to support those efforts.

"I think people have been frustrated by pricing since the fire, especially the couple weeks following. We've seen a little bit of an uptick here lately and it is frustrating," she reiterated. "This is how people make a living, so poor prices are certainly a concern for all."

Good asserts that the method of price discovery through live auction, as practiced by LMA member markets, has been essential in mitigating some of the affects of the fire on recent market dynamics. In the meantime, though, the USDA has launched an investigation into exactly what impact the fire has had on the markets. Good says the LMA fully supports these investigations in addition to the process that is underway to reauthorize mandatory price reporting, which takes place every five years.

You can listen to the entire conversation between Good and I on Tuesday's Beef Buzz - here.

Last week, USDA issued a press release that outlined the automatic, additional "top-up" payments that producers will receive from their Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) for prevented planting claims. That release is available here.

The language in the release, as well as an error in the GovDelivery message, may have caused confusion.

All producers with Yield Protection and Revenue Protection policies will receive a 10% top-up payment on their prevented plant indemnity payments. Producers whose plans include the Harvest Price Option will receive an additional 5%. This Harvest Price Option is included in all Revenue Protection policies unless a producer has chosen to opt-out.

Producers do not need to take any action to receive these payments, as all AIPs will automatically issue payments based on each producer's individual crop insurance policy.

Click here to read more about the clarification of the prevent planting payments. 

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Agriculture groups are urging the Department of Agriculture to move quickly to establish a Foot-and-Mouth Disease vaccine bank. The National Pork Producers Council, National Milk Producers Federation, National Corn Growers Association and Iowa State University, made the joint call during a Tuesday press event.

Recognizing the steps USDA has taken to establish the bank, the groups called for "expedient use of mandatory funding included in the 2018 farm bill to purchase the volume of vaccines required to effectively contain and eradicate an FMD outbreak."

The groups say USDA currently does not have access to enough vaccines to avoid "devastating economic consequences," should an outbreak occur. FMD is an infectious viral disease that affects cloven-hooved animals, including cattle, pigs and sheep. Iowa State University research predicts an outbreak would result in $128 billion in losses for the beef and pork sectors, $44 billion and $25 billion, respectively, to corn and soybean farmers, and job losses of more than 1.5 million across U.S. agriculture over ten years.

You can read more from the groups regarding the FMD vaccine bank, by clicking or tapping here

According to Glenn Selk in his latest article penned for this week's edition of the "Cow/Calf Corner" newsletter. Selk explains how body condition at calving is still key in the reproductive process. 

"We can sub-title this article: "Back to the basics". Very often in this newsletter or other beef cow related communications, the term "body condition score" is used," he writes. "It may be time for a brief refresher about this important management tool. Body condition scoring is a manner of evaluating the fatness and therefore the nutritional status of beef cows. Most small to medium sized ranching operations do not have scales to routinely weigh cattle and determine weight and body condition changes. However, everyone has the capability to visually observe cows from the pickup window or on horseback. Body condition is categorized by a scoring system based on "1" being very emaciated and "9" is extremely obese. Most commercial range cows will be in the middle three scores of 4, 5, and 6."

Selk says the major constraints in the improvement of reproductive efficiency of beef cows is the length of the post-calving anestrus period. If you plan for you cows to maintain a calving interval of 1/year they must conceive within 85 days after calving. Body condition at calving time determines how fast they can get back to regular heat cycles. 

Click here to read more from Selk regarding the body condition of your cows during calving time. 

RRPEpisode Five Along  the Road to Rural Prosperity NOW Live- Featuring Blayne Arthur

We have just released our fifth episode as we take you on the Road to Rural Prosperity- exploring the idea of making Oklahoma Top Ten in every positive way you can imagine!  Here are the links to our Episodes:

Episode One- Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt

Episode Two-Brent Kisling, Department of Commerce Executive Director 

Episode Three- Teresa Rose Crook, CEO of Communities Foundation of Oklahoma 

Episode Four- David Rainbolt, Chief Executive of BancFirst 

Episode Five- Blayne Arthur, Oklahoma Secretary of Ag (JUST RELEASED)

Click here for our website where you can find all episodes- and you can listen to our Podcast by subscribing to it on your favorite Podcast App- iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, Tune In and more! 

Our thanks to our growing list of sponsors who are supporting the Road to Rural Prosperity- The Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma, the  Oklahoma Rural Water Association, BancFirst , the Oklahoma Public School Resource Center and Public Service Company of Oklahoma.

Bayer welcomed farmers, academics, leading global industry experts, journalists and other stakeholders for its 2019 Future of Farming Dialogue, to engage in a collaborative discussion on the future of agriculture.

Liam Condon, member of the Bayer Board of Management and president of the Crop Science Division remarked that "Agriculture needs to feed a growing world without starving the planet. Breakthrough innovations are needed so that farmers can grow enough food for a growing world population while preserving natural resources."

During the event, Condon shared that Bayer is introducing three ambitious commitments to address some of the most pressing challenges our world is currently facing by 2030, including the reduction of the environmental impact of crop protection; the reduction of field greenhouse gases emissions; and providing smallholder farmers more access to sustainable agricultural solutions.

You can read more from Bayer regarding the 2019 Future of Farming Dialogue, by jumping over to our website

TSFHAPPENING TODAY- Tulsa State Fair Market Show Heading for Grand Drive and then Premium Sale Thursday

It's the second largest Junior market show in the state- and much larger than what most states can lay claim to- the Tulsa State Fair is once again hosting their annual Market Animal Show- which actually started on Tuesday.

The Market Animal show will result in the top animals being a part of the 2019 Tulsa State Premium Auction of top Market Animals. The Grand Champion Drive, also known as the Night of Champions sponsored by Arvest Bank will take place at 5:00 PM this evening- and the Junior Livestock Show Premium Sale will take place tomorrow on October 3rd at 5:00 PM- both in the Ford Truck Arena.

We do have the champions in the five breeds shown in the Barrow Show on Tuesday- those winners include:

Champion- Landi Coulter, Valliant FFA
Reserve- Sophie Varner, Bristow FFA

Chester White
Champion- Hallie Herrel, Minco FFA
Reserve- Jadyn Gwartney, Adair FFA

Champion- Hadley Ott, Lomega FFA
Reserve- Cooper Kline, North Rock Creek FFA

Poland China
Champion- Marlie Farris, Granite FFA
Reserve- Rylee Glazier, Lomega FFA

Champion- Denver Bruner. Westville FFA
Reserve- Kolby Griffin, Pauls Valley FFA

Champion- Brinlee Williamson, Merritt FFA
Reserve- Gavin Straka, Yukon FFA

Still to be shown in the Market Barrow Division- Hamps, Herefords and the Crossbreds.

Market Lambs and Wether Goats also started yesterday- those results not yet available and the Market Steer Show Kicks off at 8 AM this morning.

We will be there for the Grand Drive tonight and will have updates of all the winners in tomorrow morning's email.

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! 
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