Subject: Oklahoma's Farm News Update
From: Ron Hays <>
Date: 11/16/2018, 5:45 AM

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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.
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 Thursday, November 15th.
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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   Friday, November 16, 2018

Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 
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OKFB Pres. Rodd Moesel Gives Sneak Peak of What's on Tap at the 2018 OKFB State Convention

We caught up with Rodd Moesel, president of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau, yesterday, to talk about this year's state OKFB convention which kicks off today.

Several exciting things will be happening over the next three days with more than 700 OKFB members from all 77 counties expected to attend the event being held at the Norman Embassy Suites Convention Center.

According to Moesel, members will have the opportunity to discuss important policies important to them and the chance to interact with some of the state's newly elected officials including Tulsa-area Congressman Kevin Hern; Mike Hunter, the newly elected State Attorney General and Matt Pinnell, our new Lt. Governor.

This year's theme for the convention is "Stronger Together," reflecting the OKFB Board's goal of strengthening its bond with stakeholders both internally and externally.

"On top of all the programming, probably the best part of all is getting to network with one another and getting to renew friendships and visit with folks you don't get to see so often," Moesel said. "And, to see the different commodities and phases of agriculture in different parts of our state."

Click here to learn more about the OKFB State Convention and hear our complete conversation with Moesel, explaining all that this year's event has to offer.

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They would like to thank all of you who participated in their 2018 Oklahoma City Farm Show
Up next will be the Tulsa Farm Show in December 2018- the dates are December 6th, 7th and 8th.  Now is the ideal time to contact the Midwest Farm Show Office at 507-437-7969 and book space at the 2018 Tulsa Farm Show.  To learn more about the Tulsa Farm Show, click here

As the swine industry continues to transition into a more modern system of identification, State Veterinarian Rod Hall is encouraging show swine exhibitors in Oklahoma to adopt the state recommended electronic ear tag ID system.

This particular electronic system is being standardized based on the input of vets and producers who make frequent use of the system. It is recommended that all exhibitors use electronic tags labeled with an initial sequence of "840." These are considered official tags and are not interchangeable with others, like an Oklahoma Youth Expo tag for example. This system has been implemented to help align with the practice that many larger stock shows have adopted. According to a release from Hall's office, all show swine in Oklahoma that receive their health screening after December 1, 2018 must have an electronic 840 tag applied when tested.

When applying tags, Hall encourages you to take the time to administer them properly as poor attention to detail can result in either the tag falling off after a period of time or potentially causing infection.

"I'm convinced that taking the time to apply tags properly will result in many fewer issues with lost tags, so I appreciate you taking the time to correctly apply the tags," Hall said. "Thanks, and give us a call if you have questions."

To learn more about this identification system, click here to continue reading, listen to Dr. Hall and our Associate Farm Director Carson Horn discuss proper application of ear tags or to watch a short instructional video.

NCBA's President-Elect Jennifer Houston Jumps into the Animal ID Disease Traceability Discussion

As the beef industry joins the rest of the nation in digesting the results of the November midterm elections, we caught up with President-elect of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association Jennifer Houston, owner/operator of East Tennessee Livestock Center in Sweetwater, Tennessee. During the 2018 National Association of Farm Broadcasters Convention in Kansas City this past week, she offered her perspective on how the outcome of these elections might affect the industry agenda moving forward.

"We have a long history of working with both sides of the aisle. Obviously, some things may be a little more problematic than they might have been with a Republican controlled House. But, we feel pretty optimistic," Houston said. "We have been assured that we will get a Farm Bill and we're going to hold them to their word that we get it done in this Lame Duck session, which would be great."

For over a year, Houston says the NCBA has worked with Congressional leaders to secure terms in the next Farm Bill, important to the beef and livestock industry. Specifically, NCBA and its industry partners have advocated for full authorization and funding for a Foo & Mouth Disease (FMD) Vaccine Bank. Houston says this necessary facility is needed to protect the livestock industry from any future threat of a potentially devastating outbreak of FMD in the US. Fortunately, Houston says the issues holds bipartisan support and believes the Farm Bill will be passed by the end of the year and will bring the measure to fruition. This has also played a role in the ongoing discussion of animal ID/disease traceability. She remarked that while there is still disagreement among NCBA members of how this issue should be handled, she believes the industry will eventually find common ground and be able to unite in resolving the matter. Houston says this is being done through the Cattle Traceability Working Group as well as NCBA's own task force that is tackling the issue.

"Right now, we're doing fine with the system we've got. If we have an outbreak, heaven forbid, we need to have it," she said. "We've got a portion of members that don't ever want it and a portion that says we should've done it 20 years ago. Then we have a whole lot of people in the middle who want to see what kind of value they get for it, what the cost is going to be and who controls the data. That's all very important to producers and they need to get comfortable with that before we really jump in with both feet."

Listen to Houston speak with Hays about disease traceability and how passing the Farm Bill will help advance the industry's ability to control those things that threaten its security, on today's Beef Buzz - click here.

For several weeks now, the spotlight has been trained on Russian production, which according to OSU's Dr. Kim Andersonhas peaked out and is expected to be adjusted down by as much as three percent from its reported total production. Exact numbers though are still yet to be determined, working within a range of 2.6 to 3.1 billion bushels.

In addition, the Iraqis have tendered 475,000 tons of wheat recently. Anderson explained that although the Iraqis have expressed interest in purchasing Russian wheat, they will likely be forced to do business elsewhere as the Russian wheat supply is all but tapped out. Anderson predicts this will have little impact on domestic wheat prices. Although, as more countries express buying interest after Russia's eventual departure from the market, he suspects the price of US wheat to rise as we approach harvest season.

Stateside, though, Anderson says the big story for the week is the fact that winter wheat planting has fallen behind schedule in the Southern Plains - with the latest USDA Crop Progress Reports indicating the industry's failure to keep up pace with the state's average planting progress.

He also says that producers have expressed more optimism in regard to their late planted wheat fields, designated for harvest only. According to his recent conversations with producers, early planted fields have become heavily grown up in weeds. 

You can watch Kim visit with SUNUP Host Dave Deken about these topics tomorrow or Sunday on SUNUP- but you can hear Kim's comments right now and see what else is on the lineup for this week's episode, by clicking here.

Sponsor Spotlight

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Oklahoma and Arkansas state agencies announced yesterday the completion of a memorandum of agreement committing the states to future collaboration in addressing water quality concerns related to the Illinois River.

The agreement-signed by Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment Michael TeagueOklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Jim Reese, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), and the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) -charts a path forward on science-based regulatory actions and permitting, and that jointly commits the parties to collaborative efforts in developing a watershed improvement plan. The parties to the agreement also commit to coordinate in making data and other information about water quality improvements more readily available.

"Governor Asa Hutchinson and I have worked together on many issues, and I'm proud that our agencies have taken on this challenge and developed such a collaborative solution," said Governor Mary Fallin. "Recognizing the value of our water resources, we should all be working together to improve the beauty and quality of the Illinois River."

Click here to read further remarks attributed to this project's lead stakeholders about the impact of this interstate environmental collaboration.

Farm income and credit conditions continued to deteriorate in the third quarter of 2018, according to a Federal Reserve Bank survey. The Tenth District Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions shows more than half of bankers reported lower farm income compared to a year ago, and the decline in farm income was sharpest in states with higher concentrations in corn and soybeans.

The district includes seven Midwest and Plains states in the Western Corn Belt. The survey found prices for most major commodities remained lower than a year ago amid elevated supply expectations and ongoing trade disruptions. The prolonged period of depressed farm income has placed more pressure on borrower balance sheets.

According to bankers across the region, many crop producers in 2018 had a modest deterioration in working capital. For the fifth straight year, a majority of bankers reported having borrowers with some depletion of short-term operating funds. Stress on farm finances also contributed to an increase in the expected sale of mid- to long-term assets in 2018.

Click over to our website for the complete article to learn more.

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Seven OSU Horse Judging Team Ends Season with a Strong Finish, Claims Top Honors at AQHA World Championship

The Oklahoma State University Horse Judging Team finished its season strong, claiming the 2018 AQHA World Champion Horse Judging Team title. The team is coached by Dr. Steven Cooper, Marissa Chapa, and Mattie Lemmons. Team members include Jessica Read, Courtney Weidenmann, Addie Shotts, Katelynn Priest, Ryleigh Semanchik, Grayson Cottrell, Lyndsey Harvey, Justin Dewbre, Lori Cohen, Rachel Scott, Georgena Ratliff, Nicole Wurzel, Cody Garcia, Leah Jumper, and Sadie Jenkins.

Individual results of the contest are listed below.

Halter - 2nd & 3rd Team
3 - Rachel Scott
4 - Lyndsey Harvey
6 - Justin Dewbre
9 - Katelynn Priest
Performance - 1st & 3rd Team
1 - Rachel Scott
2 - Lyndsey Harvey
5 - Justin Dewbre
8 - Grayson Cottrell
Reasons - 1st & 2nd Team
1 - Rachel Scott
2 - Lyndsey Harvey
3 - Justin Dewbre
7 - Grayson Cottrell
8 - Katelynn Priest
Overall - 1st and 3rd Team
High Individual - Rachel Scott
Reserve Individual - Lyndsey Harvey
5 - Justin Dewbre
8 - Grayson Cottrell
10 - Ryleigh Semanchik
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