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Update from Ron Hays of RON
Thursday, September 5,
Five State Farm Bureaus Unite- Donate $100,000 to
Build Storm Shelters in Oklahoma Schools
the aftermath of two EF-5 tornadoes that spun
across central Oklahoma this past May, the
Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation
coordinated the giving of monies by the Oklahoma
Farm Bureau along with Farm Bureaus in 44 other
states- pulling together $100,000 toward building
storm shelters in Oklahoma schools. The donation
was announced Wednesday at a news conference at
the state capitol.
"The Oklahoma Farming
and Ranching Foundation is going to donate
$100,000 to Shelter Oklahoma Schools. It's an
exciting day because these dollars are donated
from the toil of the hands of farmers and ranchers
all across this nation," said Farming and Ranching
Foundation President Jeremy
"The Oklahoma Farm Bureau
and Farm Bureaus all across this nation have been
a part of this effort. Farmers and ranchers in 45
states have donated the dollars that we're able to
Spradling, president of the Oklahoma Farm
Bureau said, "When we have a disaster or a need in
a certain state, who first steps up? It's rural
Oklahoma and from all across the nation as well.
And that's exactly what happened. Forty-five of
those states, and a lot of those states were not
only states, but individuals, several individuals
in each of those states, contributing their own
personal dollars to be certain that when there was
a state in need, certainly, they came to our
"We want to focus this $100,000
on rural schools in the state of Oklahoma," said
Representative Mark McBride. He
initiated the Shelter Oklahoma Schools initiative
with several other lawmakers. "It's awesome that
different states have chipped in to help us on
Click here to read more and to hear
the announcement as made by Foundation
President Jeremy Rich.
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Inspectors in Poultry Plants Should Focus More on
Food Safety Activities: GAO
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued
its report about the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's (USDA) proposal to modernize poultry
inspection and the pilot program the proposal is
based on, known as the HACCP-based Inspection
Models Project (HIMP).
Chicken Council (NCC) agrees with GAO's
conclusions that strengths of the modernized
poultry inspection system include giving plants
responsibility and flexibility for ensuring food
safety and quality and allowing USDA inspectors to
focus more on food safety activities," said
Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., NCC vice
president of scientific and regulatory affairs.
"This proposal is about making food safer
- period," Peterson said. "In an effort to
continue our progress towards reducing foodborne
illnesses, we believe that the poultry inspection
system should be modernized to transition to a
model that is more science and risk-based, from
one that was implemented in 1957."
can read more of this story on our website by clicking here.
Report Record Drop in Soybean
farmers are reporting a lower nationwide bean
yield. USDA estimated this year's crop at 42.6
bushels per acre in August. Allendale's Nationwide
Producer Survey reveals a yield of 39.0 bushels
This represents the largest drop
from USDA's August estimates to Allendale's Yield
Survey in its 24 year history.
Allendale Inc. Nationwide Producer Yield Survey
suggests a projected US corn crop of 13.676
billion bushels and a soybean crop of 2.980
billion bushels. This estimate was based on
producer calculated yields in 34 states. It was
conducted from August 19-30.
Click here for more results from
Roberts: Proud of NCBA's Policies and Fiscal
Roberts, chief executive officer of the
National Cattlemen's Beef Association, wears two
hats: a policy hat and a Checkoff hat. That policy
hat means that the organization is going to be
political at times, make political statements and
come out in favor of policy. But when it comes to
the Checkoff hat, that particular hat means no
lobbying allowed. It means working on improving
demand for beef products as a contractor and
overseer of state beef councils.
says it is a balancing act, but it is one he is
very successful at doing.
"I am incredibly
proud to represent this organization at the
National Cattlemen's Beef Association. I am
incredibly confident that we have the appropriate
compliance firewalls in place to be able to be an
organization that focuses not around political
agendas, but focuses around the outcomes that this
industry absolutely needs us to be delivering. And
those outcomes sometimes have a demand component
and sometimes those outcomes have a policy
component. But at the end of the day, the
processes that we have put in place to look at how
we manage dollars and resources that come to us
rather it be through being a proud contractor to
the Beef Checkoff program or from our members'
resources that they invest in us, they expect us
to be very fiscally responsible.
tell you with complete confidence that we are
doing the right things right and we are investing
those funds in the right way."
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conversation or to read more of this
Selk Asks, 'Why Not Be Pro-active with Marketing
Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus
Extension Animal Scientist, writes in the latest
How many times
have you heard it? "I raise good cattle, but I
just take them to town and I take what they give
me!" Many Oklahoma commercial cow calf ranchers do
a great job of selecting, feeding, caring for, and
taking to market top quality cattle, yet do very
little, if anything, about promoting the products
they sell. Perhaps most of us are not boastful by
nature and hope that the quality of the calves we
raise will speak for themselves. Nonetheless,
doesn't it make sense that we would do everything
in our power to assure that our calves bring top
dollar at market time?
Several years ago I
read of a commercial cow calf operator that
"promotes" his calves. He is confident that his
cattle are genetically sound and will perform well
for the stocker operator or feedlot that purchases
his calves. He pre-conditions the calves. They are
properly vaccinated and weaned 45 days before he
takes them to market. These management practices
all have value to a potential buyer. Therefore, he
makes certain that as many buyers as possible know
when and where these calves will be offered for
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Study Shows Wheat Breeding Programs Increased
Yields by 26 Percent over 26-Year
producer will tell you, growing a healthy,
high-yielding wheat crop takes skill and hard
work. Quality drought-tolerant varieties that are
resistant to pests and disease are important. And
cooperation from Mother Nature in terms of
temperature and precipitation doesn't hurt,
To quantify the impact of genetic
improvement in wheat, disease and climate change
over a 26-year period, a team of researchers at Kansas State University examined
wheat variety yield data from Kansas performance
tests, along with location-specific weather and
Their results showed that
from 1985 through 2011, wheat breeding programs
boosted average wheat yields by 13 bushels per
acre, or 0.51 bushel each year, for a total
increase of 26 percent.
found that a 1 degree Celsius increase (1.8
degrees Fahrenheit) in projected mean temperature
was found to decrease wheat yields by 10.64
bushels per acre or nearly 21 percent.
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