Subject: Oklahoma's Farm News Update
From: Ron Hays <>
Date: 5/23/2019, 5:34 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 Wednesday, May 22nd.
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
   Thursday, May 23, 2019
Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 
One Featured Story: American Statistical Assoc Praises House Appropriations Bill Blocking USDA Research Arm Upheaval

A bill by the House Appropriations Committee has effectively blocked the USDA from moving forward with its proposed action to relocate the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) outside the National Capital Region. The FY20 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies bill, pushed by Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Sanford Bishop and his subcommittee members, also rejects the USDA's proposed 50 percent cut to ERS programs.

The American Statistical Association welcomed this move by Bishop and his subcommittee. ASA Executive Director Ron Wasserstein expressed his gratitude in a statement issued after the bill was introduced.

"We applaud Chair Sanford Bishop and his subcommittee for standing up for science and evidence-based policymaking at USDA. Secretary Sonny Perdue's proposals would cripple the ability of ERS and NIFA to carry out their vital work supporting our food and agriculture as well as rural America, setbacks that could take many years to address," he stated. "These sectors are too important to keeping our country fed and nourished to let the secretary proceed with a poorly justified upheaval of the USDA research arm that experts in the USDA stakeholder community agree is an illogical and counterproductive move."

Wasserstein urged the Senate to follow suit in "protecting the integrity of USDA science," and advised Perdue "heed" the House's direction. Read Wasserstein's complete statement on our website, by clicking or tapping here.

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Two Rancher Debbie Lyons-Blythe Defends Beef Industry's Proactive Efforts in Fighting Climate Change

This week in Washington, DC, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing on climate change. One of those testifying before the Senate from the State of Kansas was Debbie Lyons-Blythe, who ranches with her family in the Flint Hills between Junction City and Emporia. This ranch lady, a mom and a blogger representing the stakeholders of the beef cattle industry, says at the end of the day it was a positive experience appearing before the Senators, including Senate Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts.

Lyons-Blythe's underlying goal in testifying was to make the committee members understand that cattle ranchers are already engaged in improving their level of sustainability - from the individual up systematically to the entire industry - citing real examples such as the industry's use of innovative technologies to increase efficiency and voluntary proactive efforts to improve production methods through organizations like the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef.

"As I told the committee - farmers and ranchers don't wake up and say 'how can I impact carbon sequestration today?'" she laughed. "But, truly we do. We don't use those buzzwords but we are interested in doing a better job and conserving our resources and we really are important stewards of our natural resources."

Listen to Lyons-Blythe share more of her thoughts and briefing on the testimony she delivered before the Senate Ag Committee this week, on yesterday's Beef Buzz - click here

Three U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue Visits his 50th State

U.S Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue stepped foot into Utah yesterday. This was his 50th state visited since becoming Secretary two years ago. 

Secretary Perdue, has traveled over 100,000 miles, held nearly 200 townhall discussions and visited nearly 100 farms throughout the United States. 

"It is my honor and privilege to serve America's farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers as they work to feed and clothe the world. Getting out of Washington, D.C. and connecting with the people of American agriculture is one of my favorite parts of the job. All across our great nation is where American ingenuity, strong character, and the wisdom to build strong families and communities shines. President Trump has such an affection for America's farmers and ranchers because of their values and ingenuity," said Secretary Perdue. "On every visit to every community, I discover new ideas and methods, listen to issues people are facing, and I take them back with me to make changes to better serve our customers."

You can read more about Secretary Perdue's adventure across the U.S. by clicking or tapping here. 

Four CoAXium Hits the Market - Farmers Introduced to First Wheat System Developed Since Clearfield

Chad Shelton was in Tonkawa, Okla. this past week visiting with local wheat producers about the new CoAXium system for weed control in winter wheat. CoAxium is the first wheat production system to hit the marketplace since Clearfield was first introduced.

The brainchild of Colorado wheat producers, the CoAXium System includes both a proprietary trait and an herbicide, that works with the trait to deliver wheat growers better control of winter annual grassy weeds and a better return on their investment.

While still in development, Shelton says producers will have their chance to try out CoAXium for themselves in the near future as the trait is being introgressed with the varieties of other breeding programs all over the US, including those of Oklahoma State University's program headed up by Chairman of the Oklahoma Wheat Improvement Team Dr. Brett Carver. Shelton says the key to CoAXium, is its strong focus on the system's stewardship component. Managed appropriately, he says CoAXium will be able to stave off resistance for the foreseeable future.

"Stewardship is really critical. It gives us the ability to manage how the functionality and usefulness of this technology works over time," he said. "We believe through the proper stewardship, we can make this technology last for over 10 to 15 years. Remember - resistance isn't something we develop... it's something that we manage, and stewardship will help us keep resistance at bay as long as we possibly can."

Learn more about the CoAXium Wheat Production System, by clicking here to jump to the original article on our website for the complete interview and access to more information.

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Five OSU's Glenn Selk Talks About the Importance of Docile Females in Your Program

Dr. Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist, talked about the importance of docile females in your program, in this weeks edition of the "Cow Calf Corner". 

"Now we have another good excuse to cull cows due to bad temperament," Selk said. "Producers that routinely breed cows artificially realize that cows that are unruly and nervous are less likely to conceive to artificial insemination."

The lowered conception rates may be linked to stress caused by passing through the working facilities multiple times, Selk said. However, research shows that cows with bad disposition being naturally bred have lower conception rates as well, he said. 

You can read more about what Selk had to say about the importance of docile females in your programs - here

Six Anuvia Study Says Agriculture Seeing Up to 32% Reduction of Greenhouse Gases in Crop Production

Anuvia Plant Nutrients released this week the results of an independent study on the agtech startup's positive environmental impact. Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a leading global environmental consulting firm, verified the sustainability impact of Anuvia's technology on corn, rice and cotton. The study found that Anuvia's plant-nutrient technology reduces greenhouse gases (GhG) on production by up to 32 percent, compared to the use of conventional fertilizers, while, at the same time, increasing farmers' profitability.

Based on the results, Anuvia outperformed conventional fertilizers in both the sourcing and manufacturing of the product and when the product is being used. Accordingly, it is possible to state that for every million acres of crops that use Anuvia, the reduction of greenhouse gases is the equivalent of removing 20,000 to 30,000 cars from the roads. With 90 million acres of corn in the United States alone, this would conservatively translate to 1.8 million cars removed in perpetuity. Anuvia is already in use on more than 500,000 acres, with production capacity planned to dramatically increase by 2020.

Anuvia not only reduces farmers' environmental footprints, but also provides economic benefits. With an average yield increase of 5.1 percent across major crops such as corn, rice, wheat, canola and cotton, farmers ultimately see a 3 to 5x ROI.

Complete study results can be found on our website - click or tap here to jump to the original story now.

Seven Flood Control Dams Across Oklahoma Just Doing Their Job During Huge May Rains

With the incredible flooding that continues because of the storms that have savaged Oklahoma this week- it's appropriate to be reminded that the floods could have been even worse without the over two thousand flood control dams that are in place in Oklahoma- and have been quietly doing their jobs for years- in some cases over fifty years. 

Bryan Painter with the Oklahoma Conservation Commission provided us with a wonderful perspective on these structures and showcases the advantages of these dams dotting our Oklahoma landscape.

Painter writes "A Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) 'National Watershed Benefits' computer model estimates the daily monetary benefits resulting from watershed projects for a specific storm. These benefits are essentially the damages that would have occurred from that storm had the dams not been built. The report detailed $16.5 million in monetary benefits resulting from the watershed projects in Oklahoma during the 24-hour period from 7 a.m. Monday (May 20) to 7 a.m. Tuesday (May 21).

Larry Caldwell, an Oklahoma Conservation Commission Watershed Specialist and professional engineer, is a nationally-recognized authority on dam safety and rehabilitation of aging dams. He currently provides leadership for a team assisting local conservation districts to evaluate aging flood control dams and to develop related emergency action plans and rehabilitation designs to meet current safety standards.

"For as much flooding as there was around Stillwater, it could have been much worse," Caldwell said. "The 34 flood control dams in Payne County did their jobs and significantly reduced the depth and extent of flooding on many of the tributaries within Stillwater Creek and Long Branch Watersheds."

Read more about this important part of the flooding story by clicking or tapping here.

And Thanks Bryan.

Mangum FFA Lost Their Livestock Barn in a Tornado This Week- Here's a Fundraiser Designed to Help 

Three ladies from north central Oklahoma that operate an online women's boutique called Okie Aussie were touched by the loss of the livestock barn and livestock in it that the Mangum FFA sustained earlier this week- so much so- they have designed a tee shirt and have posted their offer to sell it and donate the profits from the shirt to the Mangum FFA program to help the kids who lost animals but also to help rebuild the livestock barn.  

They posted on Facebook- and BOY HOWDY- It has gone viral in every sense of the word- folks from across the country are buying the tee shirt- seen here- to support the Mangum FFA-

Here's their post from a day or so ago:

"The town of Mangum got hit yesterday by a tornado and unfortunately the ag barn at Mangum Schools was hit and has very significant damage. There were livestock lost as well. Show animals are something that FFA kids work so hard on throughout the year to show at the local, country and state livestock shows. Knowing their precious animals didn't make it has hit us hard as we were so heavily involved in showing and FFA growing up! 

"We want to help! We must help! These kids are devastated! This is where we need YOU!! Let's help get these kids new show animals, help with the new ag barn....whatever they need, Okie Aussie wants to help!! 
"���� All profits - Will go to the Mangum FFA Program! ���� This is not about us making money, this is 100% helping these kids out! 

"We had this tee designed last night by an amazing lady we use quite often! She worked late to get this tee done for us!
$24 plus tax & shipping! 
SM-5x available! Unisex Fit | true to size 

Click or tap here for the link where you can order

Preorder will end Monday at 10am! Allow 2/3 weeks for your tee to arrive.

Thanks Ramee, Chassie and Randi- you ladies ROCK!

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