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weekdays- if you missed this morning's Farm News - or
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from Ron Hays on RON.
Let's Check the
on RON Markets as heard on K101
with cash and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash
Cattle market stands, the latest Feeder Cattle Markets
Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported
by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture.
cash price for Canola is $12.15 per bushel at the Northern
Ag elevator in Yukon-
New Crop contracts for Canola are now available at
$12.15 per bushel- delivered to local
participating elevators that are working with PCOM.
Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio
Oklahoma Network with Ed Richards and Tom Leffler-
analyzing the Futures Markets from the previous Day.
Previous Day's Wheat Market Recap-Two
Pager from the Kansas City Board of Trade looks at all
three U.S. Wheat Futures Exchanges with extra info on
Hard Red Winter Wheat and the why of that day's
National Daily Feeder & Stocker
Cattle Summary- as prepared by USDA.
National Daily Slaughter Cattle
Summary- as prepared by the USDA.
here is the Daily Volume and Price Summary from
the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.
Latest Farm and Ranch News
Update from Ron Hays of RON
Thursday, May 31,
Canola TV--Producers and
Prospective Producers Follow Successful 2012 With
Plans for 2013
the 2012 canola harvest almost complete, producers
are assessing how well it has done for them this
year and prospective producers are looking over
Bryan Vincent has worked with
farmers from Alva to Ponca City and he spoke with
us on Canola TV.
Vincent says his
customers have gained a lot of experience with
their new crop this year.
"This year's been
an exceptional year for canola production as well
as wheat production. And canola is a bumper crop,
it seems to be. The guys that took care of it and
followed their N-Rich strips they're really seeing
the rewards of it here. We're seeing better than
ever production, so, where the hail stayed off of
it, it looks really, really good."
the producers he is working with are planning to
increase their plantings next year.
of guys are going to go to 50 percent of their
acres and move more toward that wheat-canola
rotation further west. I have guys that are going
to use milo on either side of the canola, either
following it in a double crop situation or coming
behind milo and planting it into canola. The same
way with corn and beans.
"So I think
canola has become a really good, solid rotational
crop, a cash crop that we can put in there and get
a lot of benefits. Along with the benefits come
some challenges, but as we keep learning more and
more about canola and how to grow it and the
little quirks that it needs, we're going to make
this a cash crop to stay."
You can see the full interview with
Bryan by clicking here and you'll also find links
to the full Canola TV series.
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Disaster Program Deadline Approaches for 2010
U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service
Agency (FSA) Administrator Bruce Nelson reminded
producers today that they have until Friday, June
1, to apply for assistance for 2010 crop losses
under the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments
(SURE) Program. FSA will not act on applications
submitted after the deadline. The program provides
crop disaster assistance payments to eligible
producers on farms that have incurred crop
production or quality losses.
the SURE program for 2011 crops will be announced
at a later date.
For more information about
USDA Farm Service Agency disaster assistance
programs, visit a local FSA county office or click
Meet in LA and Online to Discuss Food Production,
Pop Culture and Science
and ranchers are headed to Los Angeles - the
entertainment capital of the world - for the
second Food Dialogues event, June 20-21, 2012.
Four separate discussions - held over two days -
will bring together entertainment movers and
shakers, chefs, academics, large restaurant
operators, journalists, local leaders, farmers and
ranchers for an in-depth conversation about food.
All panel discussions taking place at the event
entitled, "Lights, Camera, Food: Perceptions and
Realities of Farming and Ranching in America,"
will be available online.
are pleased to bring this type of conversation to
the forefront in a pivotal location like Los
Angeles," said Bob Stallman,
chairman of USFRA and president of the American
Farm Bureau Federation. "We chose Los Angeles
because of the influence the region and its
opinion leaders have on popular culture and trends
that affect the entire nation - including how we
view our food. These in-depth discussions will not
only move the conversation forward about how food
is grown and raised, but it will also give those
in the agricultural industry the opportunity to
learn more from consumers and their needs and
expectations for the food-growing industries."
Click here for more information on
the conference, a rundown on the discussions and
links to the livestreaming content.
MyPlate Celebrates Its First Anniversary Reminding
Consumers to Make Healthy Choices
Deputy Secretary Kathleen
Merrigan joined local officials,
educators, and students to highlight the first
anniversary of the MyPlate food icon and announced
a month of nutrition events and promotions to mark
the occasion. In June 2011, First Lady Michelle
Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
unveiled MyPlate, the federal government's primary
food group symbol, to serve as a reminder to help
consumers make healthy food choices consistent
with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for
year ago First Lady Michelle Obama and I joined
together to launch MyPlate and to encourage people
to think about their food choices in order to lead
healthier lifestyles," said Merrigan. "Today we
celebrate the great strides we are making from our
local schools to the dinner table as Americans
embrace MyPlate and find practical ways to apply
it to their daily lives."
During the month
of June, CNPP will be celebrating the first
anniversary of MyPlate with special blog postings
on its website, daily Tweets on healthy eating,
recipes, partner images, a resource for having
healthy celebrations, and MyPlate Happy Birthday
coloring pages for kids, among other user-friendly
You can read more about the MyPlate
Anniversary by clicking here.
of Pet Breeder Oversight Law Praises Governor
Rep. Phil Richardson praised
Governor Mary Fallin for signing into law a
measure that alters the oversight of commercial
pet breeders in Oklahoma. House Bill 2921
abolishes the Commercial Pet Breeders Board and
transfers the board's responsibilities to the
state Department of Agriculture. The legislation
would apply to breeders who have 11 or more female
cats or dogs capable of
was a bipartisan bill meant to insert some balance
into how these small businesses are regulated,"
said Richardson, R-Minco. "The Department of
Agriculture knows about proper animal husbandry
and how to regulate it. There were a number of
lawmakers who did not agree with some of the
decisions of the Commercial Pet Breeders Board. I
believe the industry needs to have some scrutiny,
but that they did not strike the proper balance
between oversight and support for the
legislation was approved by a vote of 89-1 in the
was not a divisive issue," said Richardson.
"Almost everyone was on board with the idea of
giving the Department of Agriculture the authority
to regulate this industry rather than an
independent commission. I'm pleased by the
De Mino Celebrates 30 Years, Joins Legendary
Restaurants of Oklahoma
the Oklahoma City restaurant business, longevity
is one of the keys to finding a truly legendary
restaurant. Joining the stable of Legendary
Restaurants of Oklahoma is Cocina De
Mino. Tim Warner and his staff operate
two locations on Oklahoma City's south side, and
they have for 30 years.You can buy $50 worth of Cocina De
Mino's delicious Mexican food for only $25 by
clicking here. The sale starts Friday
morning at 8:30 AM central time.
The main location
is at 59th and South Western and the second
location is at 618 South Air Depot.
says there are a number of factors which have made
them popular throughout the years, but the reason
customers keep coming back time after time is the
quality of the food. Warner says everything is
made fresh from scratch every day using recipes
honed to perfection.
If there's any one
dish that Warner can point to as being as nearly
perfect as it can get, it would be the fajitas. He
said it's his top seller year in and year out. As
with everything else, he says quality is the key.
While most restaurants use skirt steak to make
fajitas, Warner says he starts with a better cut
of meat that is more flavorful and tender and
comes from near the top sirloin. He then marinades
it for 48 hours before cooking. Where you need a
knife and fork to cut fajitas at other
restaurants, Warner says his fajitas are always
fork-tender and tasty.
Click here to hear owner Tim Warner
talk about what makes Cocina De Mino the flagship
of Oklahoma City Mexican
N That- Rainfall Totals for This Week- Wheat
Harvest and Grain Sorghum Blessed by
Central Oklahoma got hit with significant rain- as
well as high winds and hail last night and early
this morning- damage reports about our wheat ,
canola and rapidly growing corn crops still to
come- but we have the graphic
that shows where rain ended up falling this week-
click here for that graphic- and
notice that west central, southwest and the
Panhandle were largely not invited to the
precipitation party. The next Drought Monitor
update will be out in just a little bit this
morning- and we will post the graphic for that on
our website on this Thursday morning- probably by
8 AM central time or so- so head over to OklahomaFarmReport.Com to check
out how much drier those areas of the state now
are- based on a drought rating.
will major more on the latest on wheat
harvest tomorrow morning in our daily
email- but we do have updates on the Oklahoma
wheat harvest as Mike Schulte and
staff offered a short and sweet update on
Wednesday afternoon in and around the rain storms-
and we also talked to Mike about how it feels to
be half way done and June has yet to show its
face- click here to get that Oklahoma wheat
harvest update. You can also click here for the latest Kansas
wheat harvest report- after five days of reports,
the say that Kansas farmers are finding a real
mixed bag of quality and yields out in their
fields- the rains of yesterday will likely shut
them down for the next couple of days.
the EPA has proclaimed that grain
sorghum is blessed when it comes to
biofuel production- calling it an advanced biofuel
analysis shows grain sorghum, when used to make
ethanol at facilities that use natural gas, has a
greenhouse gas emissions reduction (GHG) of 32
percent. According to EPA, when grain sorghum is
used to make ethanol at facilities that use biogas
digesters in combination with combined heat and
power technology, it achieves a lifecycle
greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 53 percent,
qualifying it as an advanced biofuel under the
Renewables Fuels Standard. You can read more about this word
from the Feds by clicking here.
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