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Let's Check the Markets!
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
here for the report posted yesterday afternoon
around 3:30 PM.
Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported
by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture.
price for canola was $9.43 per bushel- based on
delivery to the Northern AG elevator in Yukon yesterday.
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
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
Thursday, October 24,
Public Meeting for 2013 Farm Bill Conference
and Senate Agriculture Committee leaders announced
that the first public meeting for the 2013 Farm
Bill conference committee will be held next week
on Wednesday, October 30 at 1:00 p.m. ET in room
1100 of the Longworth House Office Building (the
Ways and Means Committee Room). The agenda for the
meeting of conferees will include opening
statements and discussion of H.R. 2642, The
Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act
The House conferees
include: Republicans--Frank D. Lucas, Steve
King, Randy Neugebauer, Mike Rogers, K. Michael
Conaway, Glenn Thompson, Austin Scott, Rick
Crawford, Marthy Roby, Kristi Noem, Jeff Denham,
Rodney Davis, Steve Southerland, Ed Royce, Tom
Marino, Dave Camp, and Sam Johnson.
Peterson, Mike McIntyre, Jim Costa, Tim Walz, Kurt
Schrader, Jim McGovern, Suzan DelBene, Gloria
Negrete McLeod, Filemon Vela, Marcia Fudge, Eliot
Engel, and Sandy Levin.
The Senate conferees
Stabenow, Patrick Leahy, Tom Harkin, Max Baucus,
Sherrod Brown, Amy Klobuchar, and Michael
Cochran, Pat Roberts, Saxby Chambliss, John
Boozman, and John Hoeven.
We are pleased to
have American Farmers &
Ranchers Mutual Insurance Company as a regular sponsor
of our daily update. On both the state and
national levels, full-time staff members serve as
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are delighted to have the Oklahoma
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a part of our great lineup of email
sponsors. They do a tremendous job of
representing cattle producers at the state capitol
as well as in our nation's capitol. They
seek to educate OCA members on the latest
production techniques for maximum profitabilty and
to communicate with the public on issues of
importance to the beef
industry. Click here for their website to
learn more about the OCA.
Approval of State Conservation Plan for LPC a
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a
senior member of the Senate Environment and Public
Works (EPW) Committee, praised the Fish and
Wildlife Service (FWS) for approving the Lesser
Prairie-Chicken (LPC) five-state conservation plan
and encouraged FWS Director Dan Ashe to
expeditiously approve the Candidate Conservation
Agreements with Assurances (CCAA) associated with
the LPC conservation plan. The plan was submitted
by Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Colorado and New
"Fish and Wildlife's decision to
approve the five-state, range-wide conservation
plan is an important step towards ensuring the
Lesser Prairie-Chicken is not listed under the
Endangered Species Act," said Inhofe. "It is vital
to maintain the conservation efforts at the state
level. Despite our lengthy battle to reach this
outcome, we continued to pursue approval of the
plan because state-driven, voluntary conservation
is the most effective way to protect the species.
I thank Director Dan Ashe and Oklahoma Department
of Wildlife Director Richard Hatcher for working
with me and other members throughout the process.
A listing could harm Oklahoma's farmers and
ranchers, our booming energy industry, and the
future development of infrastructure in our state.
It is my hope that the CCAAs associated with the
LPC listing will also be approved in the near
future to ensure that the industries that support
our state's economy and our landowners throughout
Western Oklahoma are not threatened by a possible
Click here to read more
background on this story.
Reminds Producers of Reporting Requirement for
Crops Covered by NAP
Reporting is required for any crop that has
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)
coverage - 15 calendar days before the onset of
harvest or grazing of the specific crop acreage
Producers should contact
their local FSA county office if they are
uncertain about reporting deadlines. In order to
meet FSA program eligibility requirements,
producers must submit timely acreage reports.
Reports filed after the established deadlines must
meet certain requirements to be accepted and will
be charged late fees.
A complete directory of
Oklahoma FSA offices is located at: OK FSA Offices; or at www.fsa.usda.gov/ok.
Sails Through House on 417-3 Vote- Next Up- House
US House of Representatives came together
Wednesday and overwhelmingly approved legislation
to fund water projects such as port expansions and
flood-prevention efforts across the
The first Water Resources
Development Act to clear the House since 2007 did
so on a 417-3 vote, with opposition from just one
Democrat (Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota) and
two Republicans (Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner of
Wisconsin and Walter Jones of North Carolina).
According to supporters- WRRDA brings
unprecedented reform through cutting the red tape
of federal regulation and clearing the path for
increased efficiency and competition in our
nation's water infrastructure
There is still work on the
measure that lies ahead, with a few key
differences to be worked out between the House
bill and the Senate's version of WRDA.
Mullin of Oklahoma's Second District was
one of those who voted in favor of H.R. 3080. "Our
water infrastructure is linked to the health of
our economy," said Congressman Mullin. "If we do
not have adequate infrastructure, we cannot move
our commerce and we cannot protect our jobs.
Oklahoma's water infrastructure alone plays a
critical role in global competition. With the
McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System
(MKARNS), Oklahoma is connected to the rest of the
nation and the world." A significant part of
the MKARNS that is in Oklahoma lies within the
second Congressional District.
the Agricultural groups that are supportive of the
measure is the American Soybean Association. The
ASA congratulated House Transportation and
Infrastructure Committee leadership following its
"ASA welcomes tonight's
passage of the WRRDA bill and commends Chairman
Shuster and Ranking member Rahall, as well as
Subcommittee Chairman Gibbs and Ranking Member
Bishop, for their persistence and support in the
process of addressing our waterways
infrastructure," said ASA President Danny
Murphy, a soybean farmer from Canton,
Miss. "As tonight's vote illustrates, this bill
enjoys broad bipartisan support in the House, as
it does in the Senate and within the
administration. With that in mind, we call on the
House and the Senate to convene the conference
committee as soon as possible so that a final bill
can be passed and sent to President Obama before
the end of this year."
more about the ASA's support of WRRDA and more on
the passage of the measure by clicking here.
Changes Marketing Direction in
and other beef consumers can now see and hear the
tantalizing sights and sounds of "Beef. It's
What's for Dinner" messages without putting down
their mobile devices or leaving the comfort of
their keyboards and social-media
That's thanks to a Sept. 25
decision by the 20-member Beef Promotion Operating
Committee to make a major shift in strategic
direction for the checkoff's promotion and
marketing efforts. Beginning this month, digital
marketing will lead the way in sharing beef's
message about nutrition, health and research and
creating a forum for consumers to publically share
and celebrate their love for beef.
recognition of the importance of marketing via
electronic devices -- such as smartphones,
tablets, cell phones, computers and consoles - the
committee approved the shift from an print and
radio campaign to digital marketing via
multi-media beef messages on email, blogs and
"Digital marketing allows
us to be extremely selective about who receives
our messaging, using technology called
'geo-targeting,'" says Polly
Ruhland, Beef Board CEO. "Because your
every online twitch can be tracked, digital
marketing experts (like checkoff contractor staff
and the checkoff's new digital marketing agency)
know a great deal about you: your favorite food,
clothing and widgets, your hobbies, your hometown,
your family, your friends."
Click here to read more of this
TV Series Highlights Farmers' Conservation Work in
thirsty soils of the central plains are seeing
less precipitation, putting at risk the Ogallala
Aquifer, a vital underground water supply for
agriculture and municipal use.
water source for the bread basket of the United
States," said Harold Grall, a
farmer in Moore County, Texas, who recognizes this
aquifer's importance and uses conservation to use
Grall's story and other
farmers like him were recently highlighted in
"This American Land," a national public television
series. His story was aired in a segment of the
show's first episode titled "Critical
The episode highlights
farmers in the region, who use conservation to
minimize water use and prevent it from drying up
in the future.
can watch the episode on our website or read more
of this story by clicking
N That- Ag in the Classroom Contests Open,
Superior Select Sale Begins 9 AM and Deadly Swine
Virus Traced Back to China
Oklahoma Ag Day Contests that are conducted by the
Ag in the Classroom folks at the
Oklahoma Department of Ag in cooperation with OSU
Extension and Private Supporters are now open for
entries. There are a total of six different
categories that children from Kindergarten to 8th
grade can participate in.
include Coloring, Bulletin Board, Poster, Storyboard, Essay
and Video Contests.
to enter is the end of the calendar year on
December 31st- click here for all the details
about the 2014 Ag Day Contests.
one and only sale by Superior Video Livestock this
year that features replacement females gets
underway at 9:00 AM central time this morning.
Superior Select Female Sale will feature 10,000
ladies from all across the country that can go to
work in your beef cattle herd.
Heifers, Bred Cows, Cow-Calf Pairs and replacement
Heifers will be offered.
Click here for details- the sale
will be happening on RFD-TV on DISH and DirecTV as
well as on SuperiorClickToBid.Com.
scientists at the Virginia-Maryland
Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
at Virginia Tech believe they have traced the
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus outbreak to China.
The PED virus that's been spreading in U.S. hog
farms since May has been through three strains -
all related to Chinese strains of PEDV. China
experienced a PEDV outbreak nearly three-years
has been right in the middle of the PEDV outbreak,
with the second most cases of the disease reported
in the US- behind Iowa. The latest numbers from
Uncle Sam show that Iowa has had 203 positive
cases of PEDV, while Oklahoma has had 174
cases to date and North Carolina is third
with 117 cases reported.
Click here to read more about the
work to trace PEDV back to its roots, which
apparently are in China.
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