Subject: Oklahoma's Farm News Update
From: Ron Hays <>
Date: 9/11/2018 5:04 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.
MarketLinksLet's Check the Markets!  

OKC West is our Market Links Sponsor- they sell cattle three days a week- Cows on Mondays, Stockers on Tuesday and Feeders on Wednesday- Call 405-262-8800 to learn more. has 
288 head of cattle on their showlist for the Wednesday, 
September 12th sale of finished cattle - click here to jump to the website.

OKC West sold slaughter cows steady to 2.00 lower and bulls not well tested on Monday compared to last 
week's sale - click or tap here for details.

Yearlings were called $1 to $2 Higher on Monday at the Oklahoma National Stockyards with 7,600 sold- all the details available by clicking or tapping here

Joplin Regional Stockyards had Monday receipts of 5,957- Steer calves were called $2 to $5 lower compared to 2 weeks ago- full details are available here.

Today's First Look:
mornings with cash and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash Cattle market stands, the latest Feeder Cattle Markets Etc.
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 10th.
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 11, 2018

Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 

OneFeatured Story:
Excellent Moisture, Low Temps and Dry Spell Combine for Perfect Fall Planting Conditions in Oklahoma

Oklahoma has broken from its semi-tropical start to September with dreary skies and rain. According to State Climatologist Gary McManus, the moisture received over the last several days has been enough to almost eradicate all but 27.24 percent of drought in the state. With rainfall occurring even after the last cutoff date for the most recent Drought Monitor, it's likely much of that will be chipped away in the next report out Thursday.

Past this point, McManus has called for an extended dry period in the state. But, the abundance of moisture and the prospect of dry surface area is welcome news for farmers looking to get moving on planting their fall wheat pastures or canola fields. These conditions coupled with the cooler temperatures of late combine for the perfect environment to commence the planting season here in Oklahoma.

For producers considering getting in a canola crop this year, now is the right time as the crop insurance window for the commodity is open as of yesterday and will last for one month ending on October 10th.

For a closer look at the rainfall total map above or to check out the latest weather outlook from McManus, click here to jump to the original story.

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The Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration announced a joint public meeting to discuss the use of cell culture technology to develop products derived from livestock and poultry.

Scheduled for October 23-24, 2018, the meeting will be hosted by the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service and the FDA. USDA says the meeting will focus on the potential hazards, oversight considerations, and labeling of cell cultured food products derived from livestock and poultry.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says the of the discussion that: "we must consider how to inspect and regulate to ensure food safety, regardless of the production method."

The first day of the meeting will focus primarily on the potential hazards that need to be controlled for the safe production of animal cell cultured food products and oversight considerations by regulatory agencies. The second day of the meeting will focus on labeling considerations.

Click here to learn more about this meeting.

In this week's "Cow Calf Corner" newsletter, OSU Extension Economist Dr. Derrell Peel shared his latest analysis of the US beef market which he found is currently supporting a growing export portfolio with a steady flow of imports.

According to Peel, our Asian markets currently account for nearly two-thirds of US beef exports with Japan, the largest beef export market, increasing 12.9 percent for the month and up 7.5 percent overall for the year. Our No. 2 market, South Korea, has also continued at a very strong pace, up 61.1 percent year over year in July and up 45.0 percent so far this year. Total beef exports were up 16.8 percent year over year in July contributing to a year to date increase of 15.0 percent for the first seven months of the year. Our third largest market, Mexico is also up this month by just over 17 percent, while our fourth ranking market, Canada, is actually down 1 percent for July, holding just a scant 0.7 percent year to date increase over last year.

Unlike the growing export market, Peel says US beef imports were down 1.9 percent year over year in July and are up fractionally at 0.5 percent above last year for the first seven months of the year.

Australia, the largest source of beef imports from 2012-2016, dropped to second place in 2017 and is in third place this year, still struggling with drought effects. Australia is experiencing severe drought again this year and is expected to struggle in 2019 as well. Beef imports from Australia were down 7.5 percent year over year in July and are up slightly from last year by 0.8 percent for the year to date. Click here for Peel's full article for this week to read more about the current US beef market situation.

In case you missed it - Executive Director of Plains Grains, Inc. Mark Hodges, shared with us last week the organization's final harvest report for the 2018 HRW Wheat Crop. According to his report, current available data on this year's crop represents over 95% of the total expected with overall averages continuing to show a very good test weight of 61.1 lb/bu (80.4 kg/hl), up from the previous week's 61.0 lb/bu (80.2 kg/hl), moisture is recorded at 10.8% down from 11.0% the week before and total defects at 1.2% unchanged from the preceding week was a dockage of 0.5%. However, protein decreased by 0.1% to 12.3%, while the average falling number remained at 371 sec.

The protein number for 2018 is much higher than the final 2017 figure of 11.4%, while the test weights improved here in 2018 by three tenths of a pound compared to 2017 stats.

With no new samples milled since the last report, average flour yield remained at (74.9%, 0.45 ash 14% mb), flour falling number 412 sec, farinograph (development time 5.3 min., stability 12.2 min.), alveograph, (W-value 269 10-4 J, 0.89 P/L ratio) and loaf volume (902 cc).

Check out PGI's full report for complete state-by-state list of harvest details and the final averages of this year's crop quality breakdown, by
clicking here.

Sponsor Spotlight

Oklahoma Beef Council Update
For the month of September, the Oklahoma Beef Council is running an online Beef Quality Assurance challenge for all Oklahoma beef producers who receive their national BQA online certification.   
Producers will be entered to win prizes including ball caps and four ($100) winners and one grand prize winner of $500.00.  Don't wait until last minute, but sign-up today at the BQA website and complete your certification by 9/30/2018 to be entered to win.  
And- Learn More about how the Checkoff Dollar is being invested by  clicking here for the Cattlemen's Corner section of the Oklahoma Beef Council website. 

Ryan Goodman works with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association primarily in regard to the association's grassroots advocacy efforts. He explained in a recent interview with our own Carson Horn, that his role allows him to work closely with producers to help them understand the principles of being a better communicator, insisting that isn't generally a soft skill one picks up while working on the farm or ranch.

"I think we're realizing that advocacy is very much a part of doing business today," Goodman remarked. "Our market research team at NCBA has done a lot of work trying to figure out what our consumers are asking and how they want that information delivered. And so, I think it's important that everybody understands how to tell your story through those lenses and how we're contributing to being good stewards of (our) resources."

When it comes to advocacy, though, Goodman says social media is what generally comes to mind these days, but insists it is much more than just regurgitating data and facts over Facebook and Twitter, etc.

"When we're out in our communities and interacting with everyone, we're making an impact and an impression. So, we need to make sure that's a good impression," he said. "So, focusing on how well we're listening to what people are asking and then thinking about not just how to share the facts, but putting it into your experience as well. People really connect with the experiences of others, so I think our stories can go a lot farther than just sharing statistics and facts."

Listen to Goodman speak more about the skills it takes to be an effective advocate for the ag industry, on yesterday's Beef Buzz - click here.

The Oklahoma State Fair kicks-off later this week on Thursday and once again folks that have been waiting all year will have the chance to enjoy one of their favorite fair foods- the pork chop sandwich. This treat has been offered by the Oklahoma Pork Council since the 1980s and has become a mainstay for fairgoers who through their purchase of the Pork Chop Shop's best seller and other staples including the popular pork burger and pulled pork sandwich, support the Oklahoma pork industry's policy efforts.

okPORK's executive director, Roy Lee Lindsey, explained to us how this annual event is used to heighten the industry's exposure and advance their advocacy efforts.

"We just finished with elections and you're looking at as many as 80 members of the legislature that are going to be in their third or fewer years of experience," Lindsey said. "So, our need of being there and telling our story, talking about what we do on our farms, how we raise animals, how we produce a safe and wholesome product- that need is just growing exponentially year after year. So, the dollars we raise here go to help us in those kinds of programs."

The Oklahoma State Fair will run through the 23rd this year and Lindsey says the Pork Chop Shop will be open all day, every day extending his invitation to everyone to stop by for one of the fair's tastiest and most healthy food temptations.

Listen to mine and Lindsey's complete conversation about the OPC's Pork Chop Shop and how it helps the organization's cause at the Capital, by clicking or tapping here.

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Founded in 1967, The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has worked to help impart the importance of agriculture through educational outreach and learning resources, while reconnecting them with the people who grow their food. Part of that effort has led to the creation of the My American Farm educational resource program which provides resources, games and activities designed to promote the organization's mission. The program's most recent installment facilitated the release of three new books that teach schoolkids more about the career opportunities in the agriculture industry-from dairy farmer to plant scientist to ag journalist. The three books are geared toward a fifth-grade audience and complement the series's updated My American Farm game, My Little Ag Me.

In addition to the books, two videos highlight a host of careers in agriculture ranging from information technology programmer to mechanical engineer. 

Christy Lilja, executive director of the Foundation says children who engage these new resources will better understand that no matter what their interest is, there is a career in agriculture for them. Learn more about these new resources from the Foundation for Agriculture, by clicking over to our website.

Our thanks to Midwest Farms Shows, P & K EquipmentLivestock Exchange at the Oklahoma National StockyardsOklahoma Farm BureauStillwater Milling CompanyNational Livestock Credit Corporation, Oklahoma Beef Council, Oklahoma AgCredit, the 2018 State Fair of Oklahomathe 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!

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