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Monday, September 26, 2016
Hillary, Trump Respond to Farmers' and Ranchers' Questions to Explain Their Positions on Ag Issues
FBNews, the online/digital newsletter of the American Farm Bureau Federation, last week began asking Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump the same questions on a range of topics related to agriculture. Both candidates explained their positions on a variety of agricultural issues known to be of great concern to producers and consumers alike. FBNews is posting the candidates' responses for public viewing on their website. While AFBF cannot endorse or support a political candidate, the organization is providing the candidates' positions to inform Farm Bureau members and others.
"The fact that the candidates took the time in the middle of this very competitive election season to go into such detail in their responses says a lot about the importance of these issues and the farmers and ranchers who care about them," said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. "Each of these issues touches our members at the farm and ranch level. Being able to provide information about the candidates' platforms on issues that are important to agriculture is something we do every presidential election cycle."
for links to the candidates' explanations of their positions on a range of issues such as biotechnology, trade, immigration reform, regulatory reform, food safety and more.
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Hopes for a congressional vote before the end of the year on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement were boosted for pork producers recently by the comments of several prominent politicians. Sen. Orrin Hatch, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over trade matters, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady were both quoted last week supporting pro-TPP rhetoric.
Also this week, Bill Clinton told CNBC, that although Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has expressed opposition to the deal, the former president seemed to indicate she would like to make changes to the agreement but would support it as president.
"Japan and the U.S. must each obtain domestic approval of the TPP as soon as possible for its early entry into force," he said. "Success or failure will sway the direction of the global free-trade system, and the strategic environment in the Asia-Pacific."
Getting Congress to take up and pass the agreement this year is the top priority of NPPC, which has called the trade deal the biggest commercial opportunity ever for pork producers and a "landscape-changing" agreement.
According to Iowa State University economist Dermot Hayes, the TPP will cause U.S. pork exports to the 11 TPP partner countries to increase exponentially, creating 10,000 new U.S. jobs tied to those exports.
Click here to read the full story on NPPC's rally to ensure TPP passage before the next administration takes office.
|China Lifting US Beef Ban Good News for Cattle Industry, But Don't Get Too Excited Yet
Historic news for the US beef industry happened last week, with the announcement from Chinese officials that China intends to reopen its market to American beef imports after shutting their doors to us 13 years ago on a mad cow disease scare. Over the years, we have talked China and US Beef dozens of times- and that included a mid summer chat this year with the President of the US Meat Export Federation, Phil Seng.
"The Chinese market is a very vexing market, it has been closed since 2003," Seng said this summer. "We've had to go through all kinds of steps now to even get close to getting that market open. It looks like the major hurdle at this point and time is traceability."
Since then, we've obviously come a long way. Unfortunately, though, it is still a bit early for China to wheel out the welcome wagon. With announcements and good will all considered, things really haven't changed that much as of yet. One glaring piece of information remains unanswered - a timeframe for which the gates to China's market might actually open; a detail China's Premier Li Keqiang, neglected to include in his announcement. That's because, there are still more steps to come before product ever begins to ship out.
"While this is an important first step in the process of resuming beef exports to China," Seng said, "USMEF understands that China must still negotiate with USDA the conditions that will apply to U.S. beef exports entering this market. USMEF looks forward to learning more details about the remaining steps necessary for the market to officially open and for U.S. suppliers to begin shipping product."
US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said, "We look forward to prompt engagement by the relevant authorities for further technical discussions on the specific conditions that will allow trade to resume."
The devil will be in the details of these negotiations, as the US-China relationship is delicate at best. So, all I can tell you for now on when American beef will be in the hands of Chinese consumers is - stay tuned.
Click here for more on Phil Seng's reflections on China's big announcement.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the appointment of four members to serve on the United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board.
Producers appointed to the board are: Kent L. Martin, Carmen, Okla.; Clayton J. Short, Assaria, Kan.; Martin G. Kerschen, Garden Plain, Kan.; and Daniel L. Krienke, Perryton, Texas.
These gentlemen will spend their three year terms working to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets, and conduct important research and promotion activities. We send our congratulations to Mr. Martin and to our neighbors to the North and the South on their appointments as well and wish them all the best in representing sorghum producer nationwide.
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The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy co-authored a statement last week denying claims issued by China's Ministry of Commerce that U.S. dried distiller's grains with or without solubles (DDGS) are being dumped and have caused injury to China's DDGS industry.
The statement asserts that the organizations involved have played a major role in helping China's animal feed industry to produce high-quality animal feed products to supply China's rapidly growing meat industry, and in ensuring that Chinese consumers continue to have access to safe, affordable and nutritious protein products.
The US Grains Council insists DDGS are important in protecting Chinese feed producers and households against unpredictable swings in global commodity prices. They deny allegations of any harm to the Chinese industry.
"We are confident that U.S. DDGS are not being dumped and are not causing or threatening injury to Chinese producers," the statement reads.
"We welcome opportunities to work together with the Chinese government, Chinese feed producers and consumers to continue to meet China's growing feed demand in a mutually beneficial way for all parties as China implements market-oriented agricultural pricing reforms."
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Zoetis recently started reporting individual traits on its commercial genomics test for Angus cattle.
"We think that it will give some commercial Cow/Calf users of GeneMax Advantage,' said Kent Andersen, of Zoetis, "particularly those in challenging environments, more flexibility to put added emphasis on things like heifer pregnancy and Calving Ease Maternal."
That added flexibility through technology means greater cost effectiveness.
"It's all of the same and these added individual trait features for the same price," Andersen said. "A couple of other things then that are incorporated will have the very latest version 5 marker effects, which will describe more variation than ever before, for all the traits and the indexes."
Applying the technology leads to increasingly better cows that produce increasingly better calves and premium beef for consumers.
To watch a video, featuring Kent Andersen, of Zoetis, talk about the updates to the GeneMax Advantage genomic test, and how those changes will benefit its commercial cattlemen users, click here.
Oklahoma Wheat Commission Finally in Brand New Facility- September Board Meeting is First Public Event
It's an historic day for the Oklahoma Wheat Commission. They will hold their September Board meeting for the first time in their brand new building in northwest Oklahoma City at 9:00 AM central time. Click here
for their agenda for today's meeting.
|Weekend Rainfall Provides More Moisture for Soil Profile in Wheat and Canola Country
Pretty good rainfall totals for the just concluded weekend- here is the Mesonet map for Oklahoma gives you the picture of the winners and losers in the latest round of the wet stuff:
Tishomingo took most rain honors, with 4.95 inches of rain- and a couple of mesonet stations checked in above the three inch totals- and a bunch of locations were over two inches.
For the drought that lingers in Oklahoma- northeastern and southeastern areas got little help from this latest system- and the indications are that we have NO rainfall in store for our region for the next seven days or so.
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