Subject: Oklahoma's Farm News Update
From: Ron Hays <>
Date: 10/10/2018 5:54 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.
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October 10th sale of finished cattle- details will be available after noon today by  clicking here

Steer and heifer calves lightly tested Tuesday with a lower undertone noted compared to last week at OKC West -  click or tap here for a look at the October 9th sale results.

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 Tuesday, October 9th.
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 10, 2018

Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 
OneFeatured Story:
Oklahoma Ag Department Temporarily Suspends Poultry Application Process to Ensure Future Success

In response to the growing concern stemming from the rapid expansion of the poultry industry in northeastern Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Board of Agriculture on Monday, placed a temporary suspension on the application process to register new or expanding poultry facilities.

In a recent interview, Secretary of Agriculture Jim Reese said the suspension was put in place just to allow the board time to conduct a fact finding mission with the Coordinating Council on poultry industry growth to determine if a more structured plan can be implemented that will better accommodate everyone involved.

Reese says the Dept. of Agriculture is still supportive of growing Oklahoma's poultry industry and says the application process will be allowed to continue as soon as the Coordinating Council's work is completed. He pointed out that this temporary suspension was specifically done at this time during a lull in the flow of applications to avoid any disruption in normal business.

Essentially, Reese says the Council will function to keep the lines of communication between the various stakeholders open and to ensure that a "good neighbor" policy can be developed with the intention of fostering a mutually beneficial existence among poultry farmers and their neighbors.

"We hope this pause allows for discussions," Reese said. "We just want to do additional fact finding, do a temporary suspension and comeback to it a little bit later. We still support poultry growth in Oklahoma, we just want it to be in structured manner."

Click here to listen to our complete conversation with Sec. Reese as we discuss the necessity of this suspension and how it will mutually benefit affected farmers and residents.

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The latest Crop Progress report came a day late from the USDA, delayed by the Columbus Day holiday, on Tuesday, October 09, 2018. This week's report shows the US corn crop's development tracking ahead of schedule compared to previous years while the US soybean crop this year seems to be falling more in line with its normal pace of progress.

You can check out more highlights for this week or review the complete USDA Crop Progress report for the week ending on October 7, 2018, by clicking over to our website.

In Oklahoma, winter wheat planted reached 60 percent, up 20 points from the previous year and up 4 points from normal. Winter wheat emerged reached 28 percent, up 15 points from the previous year and up 3 points from normal. Corn harvested reached 58 percent, up 6 points from the previous year. Sorghum harvested reached 41 percent, up 5 points from the previous year. Cotton bolls opening reached 74 percent, up 5 points from the previous year. Cotton harvested reached 7 percent, up 4 points from the previous year and up 5 points from normal. Cotton's condition rates 14 good to excellent, 78 fair and 8 poor to very poor. For a look at the complete Crop Progress report for Oklahoma, click here.

In Kansas, winter wheat planted was 58 percent, well ahead of 26 last year, and ahead of 49 for the five-year average. Emerged was 33 percent, ahead of 14 last year and 25 average. Sorghum harvested was 16 percent, ahead of 9 last year, but near 18 average. Cotton bolls opening was 73 percent, ahead of 57 last year and 58 average. Harvested was 1 percent, near 5 last year and 3 average. For a look at the complete Crop Progress report for Kansas,  click here.

And in Texas this week, small grain seeding was underway in the Northern Plains, the Southern Low Plains, the Cross Timbers, the Blacklands, South Central Texas, South Texas and areas of the Edwards Plateau, where moisture allowed. Armyworms continued to cause problems in many areas of the state. Winter wheat planted is 54 percent complete currently, ahead of last year's pace by 2 and the average by 5 points. Winter wheat emerged is at 20 percent, behind last year by 8 and the average by 5 points. Corn, soybean and sorghum harvest continued in the Northern Low Plains. Cotton harvest was ongoing in the Cross Timbers, the Blacklands, the Edwards Plateau, the Upper Coast and South Texas. A second defoliation might be needed in South Texas after fields began to green up following the heavy rains. For a look at the complete Crop Progress report for Texas,  click here.
US Beef Exports Set Another Record in August with No End to the Growing Momentum in Sight 

US beef exports set a new record in the month of August with export value topping $750 million for the first time, according to the latest report compiled by the US Meat Export Federation and released by the US Department of Agriculture. Executive Director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center Jim Robb says that is a great story for the US beef industry.

"We've been on a very good string, especially in the beef complex. Looking at the preliminary numbers that came out last Friday for the month of August are product weight. Now we're waiting for the rest of the USDA calculations but the overall product weight exports for the month were up 7 percent year-over-year and the value was up 11 percent year-over-year."

Taking a step back to look at the beef complex year to date, product weight for beef exports were up about 9 percent and value is up around 19 percent year to date. Robb says at the core of this export situation is a robust demand profile that has been very supportive of cattle prices. In fact, this has extended beyond the beef complex into the overall agricultural export complex which Robb says is essentially leading the nation in terms of the US export profile. And, he says, the momentum continues to grow.

"We expected the year-over-year increases to start to moderate and we're now comparing against strong numbers from a year ago," Robb explained. "We sold more quantity in the export markets in recent months and we sold it at higher prices. Now, domestic prices have been higher too but that's a good omen in terms of the demand profile when you sell more at higher prices and that's exactly what's happened in recent months and continued in the latest data for August."

Listen to Robb offer his complete analysis of the numbers in the latest USMEF report, on yesterday's Beef Buzz - click here.

The ongoing outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in China, Belgium and elsewhere, have crystallized the U.S. pork industry's focus and collaboration on finding new ways to help protect the domestic herd from costly foreign animal diseases (FADs). One new practice designed to reduce disease transmission risk involves knowing exactly how long certain feed ingredients have been securely stored before allowing their use on pig farms.

Research has shown swine disease viruses can survive for different periods of time in shipments of certain feed ingredients. Based on this current research, a holding time of 78 days after the date of manufacture and bagging or sealing can prevent additional contamination and will degrade 99.99% of any existing viral contamination. The holding time extends to 286 days for soybean meal to allow for similar viral degradation.

"Working with your feed supplier to get this type of information is yet another way to help protect your pigs from potential infection from a foreign animal disease," said Dave Pyburn, DVM, senior vice president of science and technology for the National Pork Board. "It's just one more tool in our arsenal against African swine fever and other diseases that we hope will offer U.S. producers more protection against this growing global threat."

To get a better handle on your particular farm's risk of FAD transport via a feed ingredient, read the full article on our website by clicking here.

Sponsor Spotlight

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Oklahoma Farm Bureau to Host State Questions Webinar

Want to learn more about the state questions on November's ballot? Well you are in luck. Join Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Rodd Moesel this afternoon at 2 p.m. for a live webinar being hosted by OKFB in conjunction with the Oklahoma State Chamber. This exclusive event will give you critical insights and information on the upcoming state questions from an agricultural perspective - designed to help you make informed decisions when casting your ballot next month.

To join, dial 1 (571) 317-3122 and use access code 606-389-381. You can also follow along online, here.

Find other resources available to you through the Oklahoma Farm Bureau by visiting their website- click here.

Six Producers Encouraged to Know USDA Cull Cow Grades and Values Before Sending Cows to Market

According to OSU's Glenn Selk, producers that are considering selling cull cows should pay close attention to the recent market news reports about the price differentials within the cull cow market. Cull cows that can be fed enough to gain body condition to improve from the lower classes, he says, can gain weight and gain in value per pound at the same time.
"Seldom, if ever, does this situation exist elsewhere in the beef business," Selk stated in this week's edition of the Cow/Calf Corner newsletter. He encourages producers to spend this fall and early winter, boosting their cull cows' body scores before sending them to market in order to take advantage of their cows' full profit potential. According to Selk, this usually can be done in about 50 to 70 days with excellent feed efficiency.
Selk also advises producers to make sure they understand USDA cull cow grades and their intended values before sending cattle to market and offers a refresher on this grading structure. You can click over to our website here to read that full article to brush up on your cull cow knowledge.

SevenTrump Instructs EPA to Move Forward with Rule Making for Year Round E15- Corn Growers Cheer

President Donald Trump filled the house again for a rally ahead of the November midterm elections- this time in Council Bluffs, Iowa- and ahead of that event last night- the White House announcing work on making E15 a year round product for consumers. 

Bloomberg reports that the E15 announcement was bundled with reform efforts on the so called RIN credits-  "Trump has directed his Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to pursue the changes as a way to quash manipulation and bolster transparency in the little-known Renewable Identification Number market, said a senior White House official. At the same time, Trump will order the EPA to take steps to enable the year-round sale of gasoline containing as much as 15% ethanol, according to the official, who discussed the announcement on the condition of anonymity. 

"By combining the policy announcements on Tuesday, Trump is trying to deliver on his campaign promises to support ethanol while also addressing some independent refiners' concerns about the high cost of fulfilling U.S. mandates compelling them to use the corn-based fuel additive."

On the E15 move- as you might expect- Corn Growers are happy. National Corn Growers Association President Lynn Chrisp praised the announcement from President Trump, setting the necessary regulatory steps in motion to allow for year-round sales of E15.
"Corn farmers across the country have been advocating for year-round sales of higher ethanol blends like E15 to help grow demand, provide consumers with more options at the pump and improve economic conditions across rural America," said Chrisp. "We thank President Trump for following through on his commitment to America's farmers."
Outdated regulations currently require retailers in many areas of the country to stop selling E15, a blend of gasoline and 15 percent ethanol approved for all vehicles 2001 and newer, during the summer months. Updating this regulation will give consumers year-round access to a fuel choice that can save them between three and 10 cents per gallon.

MichaelPray for the Florida Panhandle, South Georgia and Alabama as Michael Roars In

It appears that Hurricane Michael will be a Category 4 storm when it slams into the Florida Panhandle later today- right around Panama City- the biggest and the baddest storm that this region has faced since 1951.  

There's lots of Ag Production in that region- and perhaps the crop that comes to mind in that immediate area- Peanuts. Southwest Georgia, Southeast Alabama and that part of Florida make up the largest peanut production region in the country- and yesterday's Crop progress report shows they are in the middle of harvest.  Alabama's peanut crop is 28% harvested, Florida is 58% done and Georgia now at 38% complete.

This storm is a monster- but it does appear it will keep moving quickly as it hits the north Florida Gulf coast- slides across Georgia and then into the Carolinas before it goes back over water in the Atlantic. Weather systems in our part of the world are helping keep Michael well to our east. 

We mentioned Sergio as a weather maker for us this coming weekend- one weather watcher we heard yesterday afternoon thought this storm might track a little further south- impacting north Texas and the southern parts of Oklahoma instead of nailing the center of Oklahoma with more rain storms.  Stay tuned- I suspect we will get more info on that in the next day or so.

Our thanks to Midwest Farms Shows, P & K Equipment, Livestock Exchange at the Oklahoma National StockyardsOklahoma Farm Bureau, Stillwater Milling Company, National Livestock Credit CorporationOklahoma Beef Council, Oklahoma AgCredit, Oklahoma Pork Council, 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!

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