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cash price for Canola is $11.42 per bushel-
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Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio
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Previous Day's Wheat Market Recap- Two
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National Daily Feeder & Stocker
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National Daily Slaughter Cattle
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here is the Daily Volume and Price Summary from
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Latest Farm and Ranch News
Update from Ron Hays of RON
Committee Chairman Frank Lucas and American Farm
Bureau Weigh in on Farm Dust as House Prepares to
Vote on HR 1633
week during The Ag Minute, Chairman Frank Lucas
discusses H.R. 1633, the Farm Dust Regulation
Prevention Act, a bipartisan bill that prohibits
the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from
regulating farm dust that is already regulated at
the state or local level.
measure is on the "to do" list of House Majority
Leader Eric Cantor for this week- and may be voted
on by the full House tomorrow.
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has announced that
her agency does not intend to change the current
standards, EPA retains the authority to do so.
Furthermore, under the Clean Air Act, EPA is
required to review these standards every five
years. The Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act
gives farmers and ranchers a certain exemption
from more burdensome standards, which will allow
them to continue investing in their businesses
of the transcript from Chairman Lucas' Ag
Minute is listed below.
week, the House of Representatives will consider
H.R. 1633, the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention
Act. This bipartisan legislation ensures farmers
and ranchers won't be subjected to excessive
regulation from the Environmental Protection
Agency. The EPA currently has the ability to
tighten regulatory standards for dust under the
Clean Air Act."
Click here to listen to The Ag Minute
from Chairman Lucas.
American Farm Bureau Federation is also urging
congressional members to pass H.R. 1633, the Farm
Dust Regulation Prevention Act, when it comes
before the full House later this week. In a letter
to House members, AFBF said the legislation would
limit the Environmental Protection Agency's
ability to regulate naturally occurring dust, or
"Naturally occurring dust
is a fact of life in rural areas," said AFBF
President Bob Stallman. "It is raised by such
normal activities as driving on unpaved roads and
is composed of soil and organic material. The
amount of dust in the air depends on wind and
rainfall, two conditions that EPA cannot
Click here for more from AFBF
on the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention
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Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow says Farm Bill Must Be
Done Next Year
Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry,
said Congress must complete a Farm Bill next year
before the current Farm Bill expires. Stabenow
said passing a new Farm Bill is necessary to
provide certainty for farmers and small
businesses. Her comments came during an address at
the Farm Journal Forum in Washington.
will resume holding hearings when Congress returns
in January," Chairwoman Stabenow said. "The goal
is for the committee to complete an initial
product in the spring to provide plenty of time
for Congress to complete its work."
Chairwoman Stabenow said the twelve public
hearings held in 2011 and the bipartisan framework
developed by the House and Senate Agriculture
Committees this year will serve as a strong
foundation moving forward.
Click here for more from Chairwoman
Stabenow on her plan for the next Farm Bill.
Farm Bureau to Host Private Cattle Sale at Tulsa
Farm Bureau is sponsoring the Herd Builder Private
Treaty Sale at the Tulsa Farm Show, December 8 to
the 10, at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds. The
three-day sale is open to all breeds of cattle for
bulls, cows and heifers.
Farm Bureau's Vice President of Field Services,
Thad Doye, said the cattle sale is a good
opportunity for producers to market their cattle
to a larger audience as thousands will walk
through the Quik Trip Center over the three days
of the show.
All animals intended for sale
at the Tulsa Farm Show are required to have a
health certificate from a licensed veterinarian.
Livestock owners must be present during the event
and will be responsible for feed, water and stall
upkeep for the cattle.
information about participating in the private
treaty sale, please call Thad Doye at
in 2011- ZACHTRAN Beats Sales Expectations as a
in 2011- Merial Animal Health released a new
antibiotic vaccine for use against Bovine
Respiratory Disease- ZACHTRAN. Dr. Bruce Nosky of
Merial says early sales of ZACHTRAN have been
excellent, well beyond initial goals. Dr. Nosky
believes that as producers have tried this new
tool in the batle against BRD- they find it very
effective and are quickly making it a control and
treatment option of choice.
In a news
release from the company, Dr. Nosky, who is the
Manager, Merial's Large Animal Veterinary Services
talks about the studies that have shown the
effectiveness of ZACHTRAN- "In field studies,
cattle treated with ZACTRAN showed a rapid
improvement in BRD clinical signs. More than
three-quarters of the cattle with a fever had a
significant decrease in temperature within 24
hours.6 And the majority of those cattle treated
with ZACTRAN remained healthy throughout the
"Dr. Nosky adds that in
additional field trials for BRD control, the
majority of lightweight, high-risk cattle that
received ZACTRAN to control BRD showed
significantly less disease during the 10-day study
compared to non-treated cattle."
Click here to listen to our Beef Buzz
segment with Dr. Bruce Nosky.
Looks At and Evaluates Beef Certification Programs
economic incentives are out there and we often
hear about cattle selling for a premium if they
are "value added" calves. But what does that
mean? And, how does a cattle producer sort
out what will make you money versus what will just
be a lot of hoops to jump through with little
gain? Well, Tom Field with the National
Cattlemen's Beef Association has done a lot of
sorting for you and tells us that "Beef
markets have undergone significant transformation
over the past several decades resulting in a
variety of market niches and opportunities based
on associating breed, management practices,
feeding practices and a host of other verifiable
claims with beef products. The market has provided
economic incentives at a variety of levels to
encourage participation in supplying the needs of
these various market niches.
some cases, these incentives have been significant
and as a result cattle producers have shown
increasing interest in learning about program
requirements and the process associated with
becoming certified for
Field is not endorsing any
specific programs- but he does give us some good
input on the good, the bad and the ugly on the
many programs that are out there.
Click here for more from NCBA on a
sampling of the beef certification programs that
are available for cattle producers to participate
Announces New Tactics to Combat Fraud and Enhance
Under Secretary Kevin Concannon announced a new
range of aggressive tactics to further improve
program integrity of USDA's Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP) - formerly known as food
stamps. The announcement is part of the Obama
Administration's ongoing Campaign to Cut Waste
which highlights efforts to root out waste, fraud
and abuse so that federal dollars are invested
wisely. The tactics announced by USDA underscore
an unprecedented approach to combat trafficking -
the use of SNAP benefits for anything other than
the purchase of food from authorized retailers,
including the sale or exchange of benefits in
"SNAP has never been more important
as hardworking families turn to the program for
assistance while they get back on their feet,"
said Concannon. "This Administration is committed
to meeting the highest standards when it comes to
protecting taxpayer dollars and enhancing the
integrity of the program to ensure those dollars
are invested wisely so the American people can
have confidence in overall program performance as
it serves as an important safety net for those in
Although the trafficking rate has
been driven down significantly over the last two
decades - from about 4 cents on the dollar in 1993
to about 1 cent in 2006-08 - USDA has increased
its efforts to reduce trafficking by working with
state agencies and state-of-the-art
Click here for more from USDA on
changes being made to the SNAP program.
Heifer That Sold for $50,000
news from the Oklahoma National Stockyards on
Monday- where the donated heifer we told you about
last week was sold at 11 AM as they paused the
regular weekly sale of feeder cattle to raise
money for Steaks for Troops.
you may recall- A black weaned heifer calf
weighing 500 pounds ready to turn out was donated
by Bryan and Carrie Linn of Verden, Oklahoma.
According to Robert York with National Livestock
Credit at the Oklahoma National Stockyards, the
sale was a rousing success, as $49,400 was raised
during the sale. That included resale
of the calf 29 times and some add on
donations. York tells us that they have also
received some calls from folks who want to send in
additional donations after the sale was concluded
and that will add to the total.
you want to help them smash through the $50,000
mark- you can give Robert York a call
at (580)436-9807 and he will
help you get that donation routed the right
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