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on RON Markets as heard on K101
with cash and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash
Cattle market stands, the latest Feeder Cattle Markets
have a new market feature on a daily basis-
each afternoon we are posting a recap of that day's
markets as analyzed by Justin Lewis of KIS
futures- and Jim Apel reports
on the next day's opening electronic futures trade- click
here for the report posted yesterday afternoon
around 5:30 PM.
Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported
by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture.
price for canola was $10.30 per bushel- based on
delivery to the Northern AG elevator in Yukon Thursday.
The full listing of cash canola bids at country points
in Oklahoma can now be found in the daily Oklahoma Cash
Grain report- linked above.
Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio
Oklahoma Network with Jim Apel and Tom Leffler-
analyzing the Futures Markets from the previous Day.
National Daily Feeder & Stocker
Cattle Summary- as prepared by USDA.
National Daily Slaughter Cattle
Summary- as prepared by the USDA.
here is the Daily Volume and Price Summary from
the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.
Latest Farm and Ranch News
Update from Ron Hays of RON
Monday, July 22,
States Cattle on Feed Down 3
latest USDA Cattle on Feed report contained few
surprises as the numbers were very close to what
the industry was expecting. Overall, the report
showed the number of cattle on feed down three
Cattle and calves on feed for
slaughter market in the United States for feedlots
with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.4
million head on July 1, 2013. The inventory was 3
percent below July 1, 2012. The inventory included
6.53 million steers and steer calves, down 3
percent from the previous year. This group
accounted for 63 percent of the total inventory.
Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 3.78
million head, down 4 percent from 2012.
Placements in feedlots during June totaled
1.59 million, 5 percent below 2012. Net placements
were 1.52 million head. During June, placements of
cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds
were 315,000, 600-699 pounds were 232,000, 700-799
pounds were 415,000, and 800 pounds and greater
Marketings of fed cattle
during June totaled 1.90 million, 4 percent below
2012. Marketings for the month of June are the
lowest since the series began in 1996.
Click here for a link to the full
report or to listen to an analysis with Tom
Leffler of Leffler Commodities.
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Leadership Alumni Conference Offers Expanded
Insights, Skill Enhancement,
insights, skill-enhancement and personal
fulfillment relative to sharing the importance of
agriculture is the focus of the 2013 International
Leadership Alumni Conference set for Aug. 14-17 in
"We're excited to have ILAC
in Oklahoma this year; traditionally, the
conference has been for alumni of agricultural and
rural leadership programs, but this year we're
inviting anyone who is interested in the speakers
and tours that we have planned," said Hope
Pjesky, Agricultural Leadership of
Oklahoma president and a farmer-rancher from
Pjesky spoke with me about
the upcoming conference. She said ILAC is
designed to provide an informative,
thought-provoking and motivating experience.
"I would especially like it to be a grand
reunion for those of us who have gone through the
Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Program over the
years," she said.
"OALP is such a useful
program, with so many great people
can listen to my interview with Hope Pjesky or
read more of this story by clicking here.
Reform Nutrition Programs, Cole
Tom Cole issued the following
There have been several
issues at the forefront in Congress this summer,
and unfortunately, few have been resolved. We're
continuing to prioritize and work on a number of
issues, including the necessary passage of a farm
bill, which is very important to our state and
nation at large.
passed the first farm bill as the Agricultural
Adjustment Act of 1933. This legislation sought to
reform a variety of issues in the agriculture
community, protect farmers and ensure access to
healthy food for all. Ever since passage of that
bill, programs have been reviewed and reformed and
funds reauthorized every five years. Policies have
continued to address a variety of agriculture
programs beyond just America's farms, including
crop support, conservation, food assistance and
Since passage of the first
farm bill 80 years ago, the legislation has
certainly evolved and not necessarily for the
better. Currently, farm bill spending is
unbalanced with nearly 80 percent of taxpayer
dollars going to fund nutrition programs,
including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program (SNAP) and the Emergency Food Assistance
Program (TEFAP). The remaining funds still go to
help America's farmers, ranchers and consumers
through other initiatives like commodity programs,
agricultural research, trade and rural
Click here to read more.
Grant Funds Available; Applications Due August
program directed toward small, limited resource
producers wanting to expand specialty crop
production is offering grants and up to one acre
of plasticulture installation. Applications to the
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and
Forestry (ODAFF) must be postmarked by August 5,
Plasticulture implements the use of
plastic in gardens and can help with weed control,
water erosion, nutrient leaching and compaction.
The use of raised beds covered in plastic can
increase plant and product quality and bring
greater yields. Each bed includes a drip
irrigation line under the plastic covering to
supply water and fertilizer.
resource producers are defined as having direct or
indirect gross farm sales of not more than
$100,000 in each of the previous two years and
receiving little or no assistance from the
The program emphasizes
marketing and requires a three year commitment as
funds are provided in increments of a maximum of
$500 each year. Micah Anderson, ODAFF
Plasticulture Coordinator, said applicants will be
evaluated based on experience, marketing plans and
You can read more of
this story by clicking here.
Rainfall May Have Saved Comanche and Tillman
County Cotton Crop
following article is by Vic
Schoonover from Producers Cooperative Oil
Rainfall up to three inches in
southern Comanche and eastern Tillman Counties
could help cotton farmers keep their dry land crop
growing the rest of the summer.
obtaining a like amount of rainfall in August will
make the difference between a crop and another
failure, according to Marvin
Wyatt, who farms south of
He and his brothers, Matt and Fred,
planted nearly 2,300 acres of cotton this spring,
he said. "Before the rain we received at the
beginning of the week, the cotton was beginning to
look a little sick," he said. "Some of our fields
are wet today. Around three inches fell in some
"While it wasn't a lot, this
moisture was really welcome. If we can get some
more rain like this next month before the bolls
start maturing, we should have a chance to make
some cotton for the first time in three
Click here for
West Livestock Market Will Conduct First Sale
Since May Tornado
May 31, 2013, OKC West Livestock Market, Inc., El
Reno, Okla., sustained severe damage from an EF-5
tornado direct hit. After substantial re-building
efforts, the market is back in business with a
sale scheduled for Wednesday, July 24 at 8:00 a.m.
"The destruction at the market was
massive, and it is remarkable that they are able
to be back in business so soon," said
Terry Chapman, Livestock
Marketing Association Regional Executive Officer.
Bill Barnhart, OKC West
Livestock Market General Manager, estimates that
there will be 7,000-8,000 head of cattle on sale
day. The sale will take place in the arena, with
temporary offices in operation until an office
building is complete.
N That- Nutrition Task Force, Rainfall in Green
Country and In the Field with Michael Kelsey
working group has been established in the House to
help write a nutrition bill that could win enough
Republican votes for passage. While there are
rumors the group includes more than 20 members -
The Hagstrom Report released a list of 16 members
- including House Majority Leader Eric
Cantor. According to a Cantor aide - the
leader is involved in a variety of outreach
efforts with members to chart a path forward on
the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The
Hagstrom Report lists House Ag Chair Frank
Lucas and committee members Bob
Goodlatte, Steve King and Kristi Noem as
members of this nutrition bill working
my two cents worth- it appears this complicates
things and makes it harder to quickly move through
the Ag Committee and get to the floor. Stay
tuned- the Farm Bill Follies continue!
totals from this past weekend were most impressive
in northeastern Oklahoma, with several Mesonet
stations reporting in excess of three inches of
rain since last Friday morning.
have posted a map that shows those totals- and it
also shows at least light amounts of rain even in
the Oklahoma Panhandle, as well as almost three
inches of rain in Hugo- in southeastern Oklahoma.
Click here to take a look at the
latest rainfall map.
this past weekend, our TV guest for our In the
Field segment as seen on KWTV News9 in Oklahoma
City was Michael Kelsey of the
Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association.
have posted the video of our visit with Michael on
both our website as well as on our APP- click here for the web version
and click here to learn more about
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