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Monday, August 27,
Continues to Contemplate Clean Water Act Power
Senator Jim Inhofe joined farmers
and ranchers in Garfield County last Thursday to
discuss the Environmental Protection Agency's
attempts to redefine navigable waterways under the
Clean Water Act. Speaking from a buffalo wallow in
a field on Gary Johnson's farm near Waukomis,
Inhofe said the EPA wants to redefine or remove
the term 'navigable' from legislation defining the
scope of EPA's responsibilities. That would allow
the agency to regulate all water including farm
ponds, pipelines, groundwater, roadside ditches
and even the buffalo wallow beneath his
"When Republicans controlled the
United States Senate, I chaired the committee
called the Environment and Public Works. That has
jurisdiction over all of what I call the 'over
regulators' destroying this country. Not just in
ag. You think it's just ag, it's not.
Manufacturers have the same problems. Producers
have the same problems. This is probably
singularly more destructive than the huge deficit
that this President's given us.
remember, just to refresh some of your memories,
that we had the Clean Water Restoration Act that
was introduced by a Senator named Russ Feingold
from Wisconsin and a House member named Oberstar.
Now, they introduced this so that they would take
the word 'navigable' out to allow the federals to
regulate everything you're looking at. You can go
to Kingfisher County. I can remember after a hard
rain when some water was standing. That would then
be subject to regulation.
"Not only did we
defeat the Clean Water Restoration Act, we
defeated Russ Feingold and Congressman Oberstar.
They didn't give up, however. It's just like cap
and trade. We defeated all their legislation, now
they're trying to do it through
You can listen to Senator Inhofe's
remarks or read more by clicking here.
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Governor Joins Coalition in Requesting Ethanol
request for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Administrator Lisa Jackson to waive the Renewable
Fuel Standard (RFS) mandate is gaining even more
traction across the country, with Governor
Rick Perry (R-Texas) announcing that his
state is joining the coalition. Texas joins
more than 180 members of Congress, the governors
of Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New
Mexico and North Carolina, the National
Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) and other
livestock groups in requesting that relief from
high corn prices be brought to the thousands of
producers who are struggling to feed their animals
amid the worst drought in roughly 50
"Texas is the largest beef cattle
state in the country. By Gov. Perry announcing
that his state is joining this coalition and
expressing their support for waiving the RFS, it's
evident that cattlemen and women nationwide are
continuing to experience the negative effects of
this drought," said Bob McCan,
NBCA Vice President and cattleman from Victoria,
Cattle Feeders Association Chairman Jim
Peters said, "TCFA appreciates Gov.
Perry's steadfast support and leadership on this
issue, and I'm pleased that Gov. Susana
Martinez and a growing number of other
governors and members of Congress from around the
country agree with him and are requesting a common
sense waiver that will provide livestock producers
and consumers with some relief from this
ill-conceived, economically harmful federal
policy." (Click here for more from the
the RFS requirements, 13.2 billion gallons of
corn-based ethanol must be produced in 2012 and
13.8 billion gallons in 2013, amounts that will
use about 40 percent of the nation's corn crop.
Due to this year's crippling drought, some
agricultural forecasters now are estimating that
just 11.8 billion bushels of corn will be
harvested this year, meaning corn-ethanol
production will use about four of every 10
Click here to read
Walz Applauds Formation of 'Farm Bill Now'
of the nation's leading agricultural organizations
have joined forces to urge Congress to pass the
five-year farm bill
Congressman Tim Walz applauded
the formation of the Farm Bill Now coalition.
According to a press release, the Farm Bill Now
coalition is comprised of thirty-nine of the
nation's leading agricultural organizations. These
organizations are all working together towards the
same goal of raising public awareness and pushing
Congress to pass the five-year Farm Bill.
"I applaud and thank these organizations
for joining forces to raise awareness about the
need for Congress to pass a five-year Farm Bill
before October," said Walz, a member of the House
Agriculture Committee. "Whether it comes in the
form of steady, dependable prices at the grocery
store or relief for drought stricken farmers, the
Farm Bill affects and gives certainty to everyone.
Congress needs to get its chores done. We need a
five-year Farm Bill now. Rural America-and the
rest of the country-can't wait.
can read more about Congressman Walz's support for
the farm bill by clicking
IH Celebrates 25 Years of Magnum Tractor
introduction of the Case IH Magnum™ tractor in
1987 marked a major milestone. The 1988 model year
Magnum tractor was the first designed and produced
after the birth of Case IH - the result of the
merger of J.I. Case and International Harvester.
"These tractors introduced the red paint
that has become the signature of the Case IH
brand. Their cab-forward design and fully
integrated mechanical front-wheel drive (MFD) were
examples of International Harvester's reputation
of innovative leadership. It let customers know
that this new company was off to the right start,"
said Dan Klein, Case IH Marketing Manager for
Twenty-five years later,
Magnum tractors are used in some of the most
demanding agricultural applications worldwide.
"Customer input has been the key
ingredient to the successful design of Magnum
tractors," says Klein. "Producers told us they
want a tractor with more power to handle demanding
tasks at higher speeds, with better fuel
efficiency - while maintaining operator
Click here for more on the Case IH
Meat Institute, Temple Grandin Release Humane
American Meat Institute and animal handling expert
Temple Grandin have released a
video that depicts and explains the cattle
slaughter process at a large meat processing
While its release coincides with
this week's temporary closure of Hanford,
Calif.-based Central Valley Meat over human
handling concerns, the video has been in the works
for some time, explained AMI Senior Vice
President, Public Affairs and Professional
Development Janet Riley.
"In the video, Dr.
Grandin talks about many aspects of handling and
slaughter and she specifically explains that after
animals are stunned to make them unconscious prior
to slaughter, a step that is required by law, it
is normal to see some uncoordinated movement,
especially of the unrestrained rear leg. She notes
that this does not mean that an animal is
conscious, and much research will support this,"
video, narrated by Grandin, takes the viewer from
live cattle being unloaded from the truck through
the stunning and slaughter process and comes with
this warning: "We do want to caution viewers that
the scenes are graphic at some points. In an
effort to provide true transparency, we are
shining a light on the complete
Click here to view the video.
Farmers & Ranchers Announces 2012-2013 Youth
Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) announced its
2012-2013 Youth Advisory Council at the
organization's annual Senior Leadership Summit
Banquet Aug. 1.
The Council consists of
high school juniors and seniors from across the
state. Members of the 2012-2013 Council are Taylor
Green, Wellston; Gatlin Squires, Kingfisher;
Whitney Wilkinson, Cement; Desiree Masterson,
Spiro; and Chance Imhoff, Prague.
members participate in agriculture-based service
projects throughout the year, such as the upcoming
Septemberfest event on Sept. 8. The event will
mark the beginning of the Council's one-year term
of service. Council members also assist in
planning many of AFR's youth programs, facilitate
AFR events and act as mentors for younger Oklahoma
"AFR is proud to invest in the
future of Oklahoma through these young people,"
said AFR President Terry Detrick.
"Our Leadership Summit and the AFR Youth Council
demonstrate that investment across Oklahoma."
more to this story on our webpage; click here to go there.
Weekend Rain Story- Some Got a Bunch- and in a
Hurry- and Some Are Still Waiting
amounts across Oklahoma during the weekend that
has just concluded were spotty- with the best
coverage from just west of the Oklahoma City metro
in central Oklahoma- eastward into northeastern
Oklahoma near Tulsa and south of of Tulsa. Two of
the larger rainfall amounts were in Bixby with
3.13 inches of rain and in Jay at 2.84 inches of
the wet stuff.
The storms that brought
the rain were strong and dumped a lot of rain in
many areas very quickly- so there was runoff in
many locations- helpful in the country for pond
water in some cases- but not as helpful in
rebuilding a profile of soil moisture. Retired OSU
Professor Dr. Ron Elliott wrote
us over the weekend about the Saturday night rains
in Stillwater- saying "Last night (Saturday),
between 7:25 and 7:40, the Stillwater Mesonet
station recorded 1.08 inches of rainfall. In those
15 minutes it received more than the total of 0.87
inch received over the preceding 70 days (June 16
thru August 24)." The Stillwater Mesonet station
shows 1.9 inches of rain over the last four days-
over half of that apparently came in that fifteen
have a rainfall map from the weekend for you to
take a look at on our website- as well as last
Thursday's updated Drought Monitor which had
Oklahoma up to 48% Exceptional Drought- hopefully
that will be the worst drought rating of the year-
if we can continue to get a rain or two as the
next few weeks unfold. Click here for those weather maps
and some of the thought of Alan
Crone from the News on 6 in Tulsa about
Issac coming to visit this far west by the Labor
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