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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 $9.79 per bushel- based on
delivery to the Northern AG elevator in El
Reno 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 Leslie Smith 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
Wednesday, June 11,
Signs WRRDA Bill into Law for Future Generations
of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act
of 2014 into law today puts America's inland
waterways and port infrastructure on a solid and
sustainable foundation to contribute to U.S.
economic growth, jobs and global competitiveness
for generations to come, said the American Farm
Farm Bureau Federation and our 6 million member
families have long championed an efficient and
reliable inland waterway system linked to
competitive ports," said AFBF President
Bob Stallman. "The ports,
channels, locks, dams and other infrastructure
that support our waterways transportation are
vital to America's ability to provide affordable
agricultural products at home and abroad," he
U.S. waterways transport 60
percent of the nation's export-bound grain, supply
American farmers with fertilizer for planting
season and provide a competitive advantage against
producers of farm goods outside the nation's
read the rest of the article click here .
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Farm Bureau Applauds Comment Extension for 'Waters
of the US Proposal'
American Farm Bureau Federation
is pleased the EPA has extended the time available
to comment on new and highly burdensome clean
water rules. This is a victory for farming
families and a clear signal that America's farmers
know how to stand up and be
"EPA has misled the regulated
community about the rule's impacts on land use. If
more people knew how regulators want to require
permits for common activities on dry land, or
penalize landowners for not getting them, they
would be outraged.
"This latest rule
broadly expands federal jurisdiction and threatens
local land-use and zoning authority. Simply put,
it is an end-run around Congress and the Supreme
Court. I look forward to expanding on our position
in testimony tomorrow before the House
Subcommittee on Water Resources and the
"The new schedule gives us
until October 20 to comment on the Waters of the
United States rule, and until July 21 to comment
on the accompanying interpretive rule. Rest
assured we will use that time to its best
advantage. We will ditch this rule."
Selk Recommends Monitoring Medicated Mineral
Selk, Oklahoma State University
Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist, writes in the
latest Cow/Calf Corner
Medicated minerals are
available and frequently used to help prevent the
blood-born disease, anaplasmosis. A consistent and
appropriate intake of the mineral is critical to a
successful anaplasmosis prevention program. Cow
calf operators will want to monitor mineral
consumption closely to be certain that the
label-recommended amounts are being consumed by
The most popular means of
anaplasmosis prevention is the use of mineral
mixes that contain chlortetracycline (CTC). When
fed at a rate of 0.5 mg/lb. of body weight CTC
will reduce the risk of anaplasmosis infections.
(November, 2013 Veterinary Entomology vol. 6,
issue 4) It is important to note, however, that
CTC is added to minerals for several different
reasons, and these other uses require different
levels of drug in the mineral. Make sure that the
product you choose states on the label that it is
formulated at a rate for the prevention of
anaplasmosis, and gives the specific amount of
daily consumption needed to supply that level. The
next step is to monitor your herd to make sure
that the product is being consumed at the
appropriate rate. If not, you may need to look at
other products or change your management practices
in order to correct consumption deficits.
Recovered animals will be carriers of the disease
and a source of infection for susceptible
individuals. Clear them of the organism with high
levels of antibiotics administered parentally,
isolate them from susceptible animals, or cull
them from the herd.
read the rest of the article Click Here.
Commission Establishes Mark C. Boyles Meritorious
Oklahoma Oilseed Commission is pleased to announce
the establishment of the Mark C.
Boyles Oilseed Industry Meritorious
This award will be
presented annually by the Oklahoma Oilseed
Commission to an individual who exemplifies the
professionalism and passion for the oilseed
industry that characterized Mark's life and
Following an outstanding
career in the chemical industry, Mark Boyles began
his work with canola in 2003 and was a driving
force in the development of the southern Great
Plains canola industry. He worked tirelessly to
understand the culture of the crop so he could
share his knowledge and experience with growers
and others in the industry. His contributions were
instrumental in the success of Oklahoma State
University's efforts to introduce winter canola
into the state through the Okanola Project.
Click to read more about the Mark
C. Boyles Award.
Study Shows Cattle Temperment Impacts Feedlot
new study release from Kansas State University has
shown how the temperment of feedlot cattle has a
big impact on the health and finished beef
product. Through the study, K-State Associate
Professor / Extension Specialist Dr. Bob
Weaber found that cattle temperament can
effect susceptibility to Bovine Respiratory
Disease (BRD) and the carcass quality and merit
from those animals.
found our measurements of behavorior or temperment
we heritabile, there is a genetic component to
that," Weaber said. "We found in our data, animals
that are more tempermental typically have slightly
heavier carcass weights, but slightly worse
marbling scores, slightly a larger ribeye areas
and numerically lower more favorable yield
"Those weren't large
corroloations they typically below .2, so from a
stand point something we typically we wouldn't
worry about very much, but as you look at the
cortisol and ionate
data, it was a little
stronger relationship," Weaber said.
the rest of this article or to listen to today's
Beef Buzz with Ron Hays Click Here.
Appropriations Process Should Not Undermine Farm
Bill, Co-ops Say
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
(NCFC) joined with over 30 other farm and
agriculture groups in urging House members to
reject any amendment to the FY 2015 agriculture
appropriations bill that would weaken the farm
bill enacted earlier this year.
are a great many issues outside of the Farm Bill
that are creating anxiety in rural America,
crossing the gamut from trade, tax, regulatory
issues and access to a stable workforce to market
and weather conditions," the groups say in the
letter. "Allowing farmers and ranchers an
opportunity to adjust to the new Farm Bill without
further changes to this very recently enacted
measure will help reduce the level of anxiety in
farm country and pay economic dividends."
Click to read more.
N That- OCA Shifts Summer Ranch Tour by One Day,
Correct OSU Foundation Address for Totusek
Memorials Landowners and I HAVE GOT to Get
One of These!
Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association
has rescheduled the annual Summer Ranch Tour for
June 24 and 25. The original dates were June
23 and 24. The tour hosts
and schedule will remain the same, the event will
just begin a day later. The decision to reschedule
was made after the passing of a great cattleman,
Dr. Robert Totusek. His
memorial is scheduled for Monday, June 23, 2:30
p.m. at the Western Heritage Center and National
Cowboy Hall of Fame. Many of our members,
officers and staff plan to attend the
Click here for more details-
including a link to a complete agenda of the 2014
received word from the OSU Foundation yesterday
that the address for the Foundation was incorrect
in the Bob Totusek obituary- if you want to give a
Memorial Gift in honor of Dr. Tot, here is the
State University Foundation
Box 1749Stillwater, OK
I am not totally
sure- but I am guessing my friend Dustin
Mielke has some new toys- and all I can
say- I have got to get me one of these- Farm
Bureau has a YouTube up that is catching lots of
attention of canola harvest this past week before
the rains came in- and it's a great video as it
was taken from a drone using a Go-Pro
camera. Here's the video- the music is a
little cheesy but the pictures are
|Harvesting Canola in Noble
County Oklahoma, June
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