Subject: Oklahoma's Farm News Update
From: Ron Hays <>
Date: 6/7/2019, 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.
Okla Cash Grain:  
Daily Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture on Thursday, June 6th.
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
   Friday, June 7, 2019

Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 
One Featured Story: This Week on SUNUP - Dr. Kim Anderson Says Wheat Harvest Moving Slowly and Prices Reflect It

This week on SUNUP - Oklahoma State University Extension Grain Market Economist Dr. Kim Anderson visits with host Dave Deeken to discuss the current condition of the Oklahoma wheat crop and some of the recent developments that might hinder its marketability.

Wheat prices have climbed as much as ninety cents to a dollar in response to several factors- including the persistent rains and harvest delays, the USDA's positive report on the crop's condition and funds that have climbed out of their short positions. Anderson says the markets are showing extremely volatile behavior and believes that will likely continue into the near future. 

If the Mexican tariff situation is inflamed, Anderson thinks Russia and Argentina may be able to take over as the key importers of wheat into Mexico. The impact of this could be detrimental, Anderson said. 

You can listen to Anderson's comments and see what is on the lineup for this week's episode by clicking or tapping here

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Six Ag in the Classroom 2019 Ag on Route 66 Tour a Rousing Success

This week, the annual Ag in the Classroom Road Trip, which is called Ag on Route 66, started in Oklahoma City and stayed in the central part of the state for the multi day event. Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom is a program of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the Oklahoma State Department of Education and is supported by multiple groups from ag community.

Teachers attending the 2019 Ag on Rt 66 tour were welcomed by Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture, Blayne Arthur at the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. Teachers then traveled to Express Ranches in Yukon where they spent the morning learning about embryo transfer in cattle and touring the Clydesdale horse facility.

Other highlights of the day included a presentation from SouthWest Dairy Farms, showcasing their mobile dairy classroom.

After lunch, teacher visited the Bornemann Farms in Union City, Okla. where they learned about soybean and wheat production in Oklahoma.

Additionally, teachers toured Fort Reno where they had the chance to visit the historic museum. They also participated in workshops designed to provide interesting and interactive ideas to incorporate agriculture in the classroom as they interacted with researchers from the Ag Research Service station at Ft. Reno. 

You can read about day two and day three by clicking or tapping here to jump to our website and checking out the Top Ag Story we have posted there. 

All tour stops are connected to Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom lessons which are aligned to the state academic standards. This trip is sponsored by the Oklahoma Beef Council, Farm Credit Associations of Oklahoma, Southwest Dairy, Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women, DairyMAX, Oklahoma Soybean Board, and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, so the cost to the educators is minimal.

Two U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Helps Industry Improve and Communicate

The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB), formed in 2015, is a multistakeholder initiative developed to advance, support and communicate continuous improvement in sustainability of the U.S. beef value chain. The Noble Research Institute has been a part of the USRSB since its inception. The Noble Research Institute was a founding member of the organization. 

The USRSB represents the producers interests. The Noble Research Institute fits into the USRSB as a civil society member. However they are there as producers as well. So, the Noble Research Institute represents producer interests in addition to the viewpoints that participating producer members bring. 

These entities came together to define sustainability for the beef industry. The USRSB defined sustainability as "a socially responsible, environmentally sound and economically viable product that prioritizes planet, people, animals and progress."

Myriah Johnson, Ph.D. Economics Program Leader and Agricultural Economics Consultant recently wrote this article about how the Noble Research Institute has been involved in helping USRSB move toward a more sustainable beef supply chain for consumers. 

To read more about the USRSB and what it has done for the beef industry visit our website - here

Three NAWG Takes Swipe at Activists, Encourages EPA Not to be Dictated to by Special Interest Groups

On June 5, 2019, the National Association of Wheat Growers submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s request for comments on a petition filed by several special interest groups to reduce the tolerance of glyphosate in or on oats and requiring glyphosate-containing product labels to explicitly prohibit preharvest use on oats. 

Ben Scholz, NAWG president and Lavon, Texas farmer made a statement regarding the docket. 

Scholz said, while NAWG does not represent oat producers, the members believe it's important to provide comments on this docket. In its submission NAWG called upon the EPA to reject the petition entirely. 

You can read Scholz entire statement regarding this petition by clicking or tapping here

Four Adoption of Blockchain for Agricultural Commodity Trading Bring Challenges

Blockchain, the distributed ledger technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, which allows multiple computers to store identical transaction records, is still in its infancy. Yet interest in blockchain and enthusiasm about its bevy of potential benefits has led to a flood of investment and pilot programs from companies around the world as they race to harness its power to aid tracking and transparency.

The adoption of blockchain innovations in agriculture are numerous. However, it has been slow to gain industry-wide acceptance. According to CoBank, blockchain application to commodity agricultural trade brings a unique set of challenges. 

"Previous attempts to digitalize trade finance with tools like bank payment obligation have been slow to take hold, raising doubts among some market participants about new digitalization efforts like blockchain," said Tanner Ehmke, manager of CoBank's Knowledge Exchange Division. 

You can read more about the implementation of blockchain technology over on our website - here

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Five Donnell Brown Proclaims Efficiency the Next Great Frontier, Genomic Enhancement will Get Us There

Donnell Brown and his wife Kelli operate the seedstock end of the RA Brown Ranch out of Throckmorton, Texas. Brown uses the advancements in technology on his ranch and he believes the information we can utilize in our ranch operations is and will continue to be a real game changer.

"The DNA technology we have is remarkable. We can know more about a young breeding heifer before we ever breed her the first time. We can know as much about her as if she had produced up to 20 calves for most traits," Brown said. "With that, we can more specifically target and produce those ideal animals. That includes traits like calving ease, growth, carcass merit, reproductive traits and efficiency - and efficiency, I believe, is the next great frontier."

According to Brown, with the new technology advancements genomics and efficiency are increasing, even with limited resources. He breaks down his idea of efficiency as essentially, doing more with less natural resources.

Listen to Brown share more on genomic enhancement in the livestock industry, on our latest Beef Buzz - click here.

Seven This 'N That: Coming Up This Saturday - Kris Black Sale, Prix de West Art Auction, CUDD Horse Sale

Coming up this weekend, it's the Kris Black 18th Annual Cream of the Crop Bred Female and Bull Sale happening this Saturday, June 8, 2019. Sale starts at 12:30 p.m. at the ranch near Crawford, Oklahoma. This year's sale features 375 head of AI bred fall calving heifers and cows and twenty-five 20 to 24 month old stout herd bull prospects that are ready to go to work. All lots are top end and will be future champion club calf producers or great commercial market topping kind. Most all breeds represented. Videos, sale catalogs and more information can be found on the Calendar Page of our website.


Celebrate fine western art during the upcoming Prix de West event, hosted by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum June 7-8. No formal invitation is needed, but reservations are required. Prix de West is a two-month exhibition and the world's premier Western art sale. If you would like to bid on a particular lot but cannot attend the sale in person, you may purchase art by proxy. All art will remain on exhibit through August 4, 2019. For more information about this art sale and how to RSVP or to view this sale's catalog, click here.


Also this Saturday, CUDD Quarter Horses LLC will host its Annual Production & Consignment Sale at 10 a.m. in Woodward, OK. Those in attendance will have their chance to bid on 160 horses including 55 two-year-olds.This sale features horses of all sizes, all ages, all colors and all started riding. Click here to jump to the sale flyer for more information.

Our thanks to Midwest Farms Shows, P & K Equipment, AFR Insurance,  Oklahoma Farm Bureau, Stillwater Milling Company, National Livestock Credit CorporationOklahoma Beef Council, Oklahoma AgCredit, Herb's Herb Hemp Farm, 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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