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Let's Check the Markets! 



Today's First Look:  

Ron on RON Markets as heard on K101  

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.


Canola Prices:  

Current cash price for Canola is $11.22 per bushel-

2012 New Crop contracts for Canola are now available at $11.44 per bushel- delivered to local participating elevators that are working with PCOM.


Futures Wrap:  

Our Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio Oklahoma Network with Ed Richards and Tom Leffler- analyzing the Futures Markets from the previous Day.


KCBT Recap: 

Previous Day's Wheat Market Recap- Two Pager from the Kansas City Board of Trade looks at all three U.S. Wheat Futures Exchanges with extra info on Hard Red Winter Wheat and the why of that day's market. 


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.


Oklahoma's Latest Farm and Ranch News
Your Update from Ron Hays of RON
   Friday, November 25, 2011
Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 
greetingsFeatured Story:
Holiday Greetings on This Friday After Thanksgiving 



Many folks have the day off- and we are doing a fairly light version of the daily email for you on this Friday morning- we are spotlighting several items that happen over the next couple of weeks that we have listed on our calendar.  We remind you that you can always check out our calendar here on our website by going over to the left column and under the heading QUICK LINKS- you will see the word Calendar which you can click and that will carry you over to our website and our full calendar. We are just beginning to populate the early weeks of 2012 with calendar items- if you know of something we don't have listed yet- drop me an email and we will be happy to get it on the list!   



I wanted to remind you of a couple of TV items for this weekend- first of all- our Saturday morning guest on our regular In the Field segment will be the President of the American Farmers & Ranchers, Terry Detrick of Ames.  You can see our visit In the Field around 6:40 AM tomorrow morning on the morning two hour news block of KWTV News9 in Oklahoma City.  


Also on Saturday morning- the SUNUP folks will have a special edition of SUNUP this weekend as they offer a special program they are calling "Quality Matters."  They will be focusing on Oklahoma  

production of hard red winter wheat and how we are doing in producing a quality product.  Click here for more details about this weekend's show as produced by the Ag Communications team within the Division of Ag at Oklahoma State University.    


Sponsor Spotlight


We are proud to have P & K Equipment/ P & K Wind Energy as one of our regular sponsors of our daily email update. P & K is the premiere John Deere dealer in Oklahoma, with ten locations to serve you, and the P & K team are excited about their new Wind Power program, as they offer Endurance Wind Power wind turbines. Click here for more from the P&K website


We are also pleased to have American Farmers & Ranchers Mutual Insurance Company as a regular sponsor of our daily update- click here to go to their AFR web site to learn more about their efforts to serve rural America!

DroughtDrought Retreating in Oklahoma- Only 15% in Exceptional Drought.

The latest US Drought Monitor was released on Thanksgiving morning- and we have the graphic that shows the really good news for Oklahoma that for the time being- drought conditions are falling back to a much smaller part of the state. 

For the first time in forever it seems- five percent of the state is outside of any drought rating- while we are down to 15% of Oklahoma in D4- or exceptional drought.  As you might suspect- that lies in far northwestern Oklahoma and the Panhandle.

Click here to jump over to our website for a chance to see the state drought map based on this week's data.  
story2Grant County No-Till Conference 


The Grant County Conservation District will be hosting a No-till Conference on Tuesday, November 29. The conference will be held in Wakita, Okla., in the Bicentennial Building. Registration and booth and equipment displays and visitations will begin that morning at 8:30 a.m. The No-till conference will feature a variety of different speakers covering many topics. Those scheduled to present are: Jason Warren, Soil and Water Conservation Management Extension Specialist; Joe Armstrong, Weed Science Extension Specialist; Brian Arnall, Precision Nutrient Management Specialist; Chad Godsey, Cropping Systems Specialist; Randy Taylor, Machinery Specialist; Greg Scott, NRCS State Soil Scientist- Rainfall Simulator.  


Click here for more information on the Grant County No-Till Conference. 

story330th Annual Oklahoma Select Bull Sale & Super Bull Competition


The 30th Annual Oklahoma Select Bull Sale and Super Bull Competition is scheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the Durant Livestock Auction, Durant, Oklahoma. The sale begins at noon, selling:

80 Hand-Selected Limousin and Lim-Flex Bulls as well as a few Angus. These bulls are mostly black, polled and many homozygous.

Click here for more information and a link to a complete sales catalog. 

story4Tulsa Farm Show and Oklahoma Soybean Board Meeting 


The 18th Annual Tulsa Farm Show will be held December 8 to December 10 at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds in Tulsa. The Farm Show hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, and Friday, December 9. The hours on Saturday, December 10, are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 


Click here for exhibitor information and a detailed schedule.


The Oklahoma Soybean Board Meeting will also be held on Friday, December 9, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. during the Tulsa Farm Show. The meeting will be at the Tulsa OSU Extension Office, 4116 E. 15th St., Tulsa, OK, Gate Entry #6.

Click here to visit the Oklahoma Soybean Board website.

story5AFR Speech Contest State Finals


The American farmers and Ranchers District Contest State Finals will be held at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla., on Saturday, December 10. The theme for this year's 67th Annual American Farmers & Ranchers Fall Speech Contest is "I Believe in Oklahoma Agriculture." Grades 4th-12th can compete in these five categories: American Farmers & Ranchers, Natural Resources, Student Organizations, Agribusiness and Agriscience. 

Click here to visit the AFR website for more information on the contest.

story6Annual Wheat Growers Convention


The Annual Wheat Growers Convention will be held on December 10, 2011 at the Express Event Center 8512 NW Expressway Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Coffee and donuts will be served at 9:30 am and the program will start at 10:00 am. Oklahoma Wheat producers will have the opportunity to hear from many outstanding speakers covering a wide variety of topics of interest to the producers. The keynote speaker for this event will be Tom Sell of Combest, Sell and Associates. Other guest speakers include, OSU Wheat Breeder, Dr. Brett Carver, who will be giving an update on the state of wheat breeding in a new world. Retired OSU Professor, Tom Peeper, will speak on why producers need to rotate crops. Chairman of the Oklahoma House Natural resources Committee Don Armes will speak on the need for producers to be involved in the legislative process.  


Click here for more information on the convention by the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association.

story72011 OSU Winter Crop School 


The 2011 OSU Winter Crop School will be held on December 13 and 14, 2011 in the Wes Watkins Center at Oklahoma State University. The two day conference will feature a variety of topics including canola management, nutrient management, soil fertility, drought and forages, cotton management, water management, disease management and weather outlooks. Those wishing to participate need to register by Wednesday, December 7, 2011. Cost of the OSU Winter Crop School is $125 for both days or $75 for a one day pass to either day. 


Click here for more information on registration and lodging information.

Visit Robert's Grill and Enjoy a Famous Fried Onion Burger


Robert's Grill in El Reno, Okla., continues the Legendary Restaurants of Oklahoma this week. Originally opened in 1926, Robert's Grill is known for their famous fried onion burgers and for continuing the tradition of fresh ingredients for a delicious meal daily in a friendly atmosphere. Edward Graham, owner of Robert's Grill, says while the menu is very basic, every item is cooked to perfection and customers will be hooked on their onion burgers as soon as they taste one. Besides the famous onion burgers, Robert's Grill also serves up a delicious chili hot dog. Topped with a homemade coarse, pickly slaw, the chili dog is also a favorite of regular customers at Robert's Grill.


Click here to purchase two $20 vouchers and one $10 voucher to Robert's Grill for only $25!


Our very own Karolyn Bolay talked with Edward Graham more about the history of Robert's Grill and their menu. Click here to listen to their conversation.


Our thanks to Midwest Farms Shows, PCOM, P & K Equipment/ P & K Wind Energy, Johnston Enterprises, American Farmers & Ranchers, One Resource Environmental- operators of, 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- FREE!


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