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Update from Ron Hays of RON
Tuesday, September 10,
in Special Session Approve Tort Reform Measures
lawmakers in special session approved 23 measures
dealing with tort reform Monday. Senators and
House members were called into session by Governor
Mary Fallin to address tort reform which had been
passed in a single bill in 2009. The Oklahoma
State Supreme Court struck down that law saying
the issues needed to be addressed singly. With
their votes Monday, lawmakers affirmed the reforms
they made in the 2009 law.
Don Armes is the chairman of the
Oklahoma House Natural Resources
Committee. His committee also has
oversight of the agriculture subcommittee. He
spoke with me about how the bills before the
special session affect rural Oklahomans and
"I think the thing that we
have to remember is that we have to be a less
litigious society. We've got to be able to have
things like agritourism and things like that
without fear of frivolous lawsuits. I think that's
the overriding 'big picture.' I think that all the
intricate puzzle pieces that fit into tort reform
have to do with things like that for those of us
in the rural areas.
"Farmers and ranchers
have a tremendous amount of exposure as far as
liability-hired hands , the cattle getting on the
road, any number of things can happen when you're
pulling farm equipment down the road--nothing like
that. In legitimate instances, it's one thing, but
just for frivolous lawsuits with somebody hunting
a check, that's not good. That's really what tort
reform and lawsuit reform is really all
click here to catch my full
interview with Don Armes.
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Drought Affecting Crop Conditions,
Another week of meager
rainfall and summer heat resulted in worsening
drought conditions across Oklahoma. According to
the September 3rd U.S. Drought Monitor, 73.8
percent of the state is in a drought or abnormally
dry, up from 60.2 percent the week before. Some
producers have begun dusting in wheat, while
others have delayed planting due to the limited
soil moisture. Row crops continued to make
progress and corn harvest continued. Corn,
soybeans and peanuts continue to be rated mostly
good, with none rated very poor.
Corn in the dent stage was
94 percent complete 15 points ahead of last week.
Fifty-eight percent of the crop was mature by
Sunday, and 14 percent was harvested.
Soybean blooming was 95 percent complete by
Sunday, and 80 percent of plants were setting
pods, two points behind the five-year average.
(The full Oklahoma Crop Progress and
Condition report is available by clicking here.)
extreme heat and lack of rainfall caused soybean
conditions across Kansas to decline when compared
to the previous week. Soybean setting pods
were 94 percent, compared to 90 last year and 94
average. Soybeans dropping leaves were 9 percent,
behind 22 last year and 14 average. Condition
rated 3 percent very poor, 11 poor, 37 fair, 44
good, and five excellent.
percent of the corn crop was mature, well behind
72 last year and 47 average. Corn harvested was
three percent complete, behind 40 last year, and
17 average. Corn condition rated 14 percent very
poor, 18 poor, 30 fair, 31 good, and seven excellent.
(You can read the full Kansas report here.)
crops in Texas were running very close to
five-year averages last week.
Corn and sorghum harvest was underway
in the Southern High Plains. Soybeans were being
harvested in the Blacklands and South Central
percent of the state's corn crop was in good or
excellent condition and 45 percent was in fiar to
poor condition. The condition of the soybean
crop was 55 percent in fair to poor condition with
42 percent being listed as good to excellent.
(Click here for the full Texas
Brings Corn Crop Condition Down
Warm, dry weather though
much of the Corn Belt, with drought conditions in
several areas, has reduced the condition of the
2013 U.S. corn crop as harvest approaches, the
U.S. Department of Agriculture reported today.
"Many of our growers are noticing the
impact of the late-summer weather on their crops,"
said National Corn Growers Association President
Pam Johnson. "We also see that
drought monitors show conditions reaching the
severe stage in several key corn-growing areas of
the upper Midwest."
As of Sept. 8, 54
percent of the crop is rated good or excellent,
down two percentage points from last week, with 29
percent rated fair and 17 percent rated poor or
very poor. Only 9 percent of the crop has reached
the mature stage, markedly lower than the
five-year average of 28 percent.
read the rest of this story as well as find a link
to the full USDA Crop Progress and Condition
report by clicking here.
Southwest Ag Issues Summit with Oklahoma Wheat
Grower President Paul
Southwest Ag Issues Summit is underway- and one of
the most significant Oklahoma farm organizations
that is a part of the Southwest Council of
Agribusiness is the Oklahoma Association of Wheat
Growers. The President of the OWGA, Paul
Fruendt, believes that this has been a
great partnership that they have formed by joining
other commodity groups that are a part of this
Council. The Council is the host of the 2013
edition of the Ag Issues Summit that is being held
this year in downtown Oklahoma City.
summit includes a robust program of speakers to
touch on such topics as the farm bill,
agricultural trade, endangered species impacts,
and more. Featured speakers include House
Committee on Agriculture Chairman Frank Lucas
(R-Okla.), futurist Jim Wiesemeyer, and Cook
Political Report's David Wasserman. Renowned
cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell will also be speaking
at this year's event.
I talked with
Freundt about the Summit, about his worries about
completing the five year farm bill process and
about watching the weather for any chance of rain
to allow wheat planting to really kick into
Click here to listen to our
Stabenow Calls on House to Name Farm Bill
Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of
the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture,
Nutrition and Forestry, today released the
following statement regarding moving forward on
the 2013 Farm Bill. Chairwoman Stabenow joined
Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid and Neil Young at
a news conference today and called on House
leadership to announce their conferees and
officially begin conferencing the Farm Bill before
the current extension expires on Sept. 30.
"It's time to stop kicking the can down
the road and leaving rural America and 16 million
jobs hanging in uncertainty. The Senate has agreed
to go to conference and appointed conferees, and
whenever the House decides to do the same we can
move forward and finish the Farm Bill.
do not support an extension because it is bad
policy that yields no deficit reduction, no reform
and does nothing to help American agriculture
create jobs. It's time to do the work we were sent
here to do and finally finish this Farm
Changes the Mexican Cattle and Beef Market,
According to Derrell Peel
S. Peel, Oklahoma State University
Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist, writes
in the latest Cow-Calf newsletter:
latest trade data for July provides additional
indication that recent trends in U.S. and Mexican
cattle and beef trade have changed dramatically.
The 51 percent decrease in July imports of Mexican
cattle, compared to last year, is a continuation
of the change in Mexican cattle imports that has
been happening for several months. Although total
annual imports of Mexican cattle in 2012 were the
second largest on record, the rate of imports
dropped dramatically in August 2012 and has
continued to date. So far in 2013, imports of
Mexican cattle are down 46 percent year over year,
a decrease of 459,000 head through July. Mexican
cattle imports are expected to continue below year
ago levels for the remainder of the year, although
the percent decrease will be smaller when compared
to the decreased monthly levels in the second half
U.S. imports of Mexican beef have
decreased since April, decreasing in May and July
and growing only slightly in June. This follows
dramatic double-digit monthly growth, year over
year, for 51 of the 52 months prior to April.
Since 2009, Mexico has emerged rapidly as the
fourth ranked source of U.S. beef imports.
However, the recent data suggests that growth of
Mexican beef imports may have stalled at this
point. This raises the question of what is
limiting Mexican exports of beef to the U.S. There
seems to be no significant change in the value of
Mexican beef in the U.S. leaving the possibilities
that demand is lacking for further growth or that
supply is limited in Mexico.
Click here for the full story on
Mexican beef from Derrell
the Southwest Ag Issues Summit- Here's Chairman
Lucas' Speech on Monday Morning
Southwest Ag Issues Summit continues- and those in
attendance on Monday morning heard from the
Chairman of the House Ag Committee in the US
Congress- Oklahoma Third District Congressman
as you might expect, talked about the 2013 Farm
Bill process- as he described the roller coaster
ride of moving a farm bill closer to a conclusion.
He spoke of the low point of the process- when the
full House defeated the House Ag Committee's Farm
Bill earlier this summer- and the decision that he
had to make in allowing a vote to occur that was
likely to be a defeat for the measure.
Out of that came the "farm bill farm
bill" that was passed on a straight party line
vote- which Lucas calls very significant because
it means that no matter what happens with the
proposed stand alone Nutrition Bill that Eric
Cantor and other Republicans are promoting that
would cut forty billion dollars from food stamp
programs over a ten year period- because of the
measure that has passed the full house- there is a
vehicle that makes the process "Conference-able"
with the US Senate.
believes that we will get a farm bill deal done
before the end of 2013- and pledges it will be a
safety net for all commodities and producers- not
just something tailored for a couple of
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