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Cash price for canola was
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Update from Ron Hays of RON
Wednesday, August 13,
Forecast Lower Than Expected Corn Yields and US
Wheat Crop Increased
projected record US corn crop would indicate that
the US Department of Agriculture's corn numbers
are bullish, but one analyst believes its unlikely
the market will trade it. After the release of
monthly crop production report and the monthly
supply demand report, Allendale Analyst
Rich Nelson said USDA's yield
estimate of 167.4 bushels per acre was too low in
being below every single guess of the various 26
analysts surveyed by Reuters Newswire ahead of
this report. The average guess for yields was
"The trade feels very clearly
that yields are much higher than USDA's number
167.4 and this is only one small move in a general
long-term move which will take months for USDA to
actually recognize the true extent of this year's
supply," Nelson said.
estimates for wheat also brought some surprises.
Tom Leffler of Leffler
Commodities said going into the report the
trade guessed the biggest increase in wheat
production would come spring wheat but USDA only
increased production by seven million bushels over
last month. Instead it was hard winter wheat that
made the big increase 26 million bushels over
July. All wheat production increased 38 million
bushels over the July estimate.
also saw the exports increase by 25 million and
feed residual usage increase by 10 million that
did help with the increase in production and it
did allow only a three million bushel increase
into ending stocks for wheat at 663 million,"
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Forecasts Record Breaking Year for US Corn,
farmers are set to produce a record breaking corn
and soybean crops this year. On Tuesday, the US
Department of Agriculture released its crop
production report forecast. USDA is predicting
America's farmers will produce 14 billion bushels
of corn and 3.8 billion bushels of
most interesting feature of today's World
Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report is
the projected corn yield of 167.4 bushels per
acre," Farm Bureau Deputy Chief Economist
John Anderson said. "That is up
from 165.3 bushels per acre a month ago, which
pushes projected U.S. corn production to just over
14 billion bushels. That's a
lowered ending stocks for 2013 - 2014 by 65
million bushels to 1.181 billion bushels. USDA
increased corn use for ethanol and increased
exports. USDA estimated ending stocks for the 2014
- 2015 crop at 1.808 billion
is not the time for our federal policymakers to be
cutting into the ethanol standard, imposing undue
regulations or going slow on trade agreements,"
said NCGA President Martin
Barbre. "Our farmers are doing their
part, working hard and smart on their farms to
bring in a good crop. It's time Washington removed
obstacles and cleared a path so we can sell
America's biggest and most versatile crop at a
good and fair price."
to the recent to the USDA report, Tom
Buis, CEO of Growth Energy released the
following statement: "It is clear from this report
that the food versus fuel debate
over the U.S. renewable fuel policy can be
put to bed. Our farmers have once again
proven we can produce abundant quantities of high
quality food, feed, fiber and renewable
Crop Output Improves Dramatically in Oklahoma in
2014- A Look at Spring Planted Crops in the State
you zero in on the Oklahoma crop production
numbers for the August Crop Production report-
here's what you see:
production is forecast at 51.0 million
bushels,unchanged from last month and down 52
percent from last year's production. An average
yield of 17.0 bushels per acre is expected from
3.0 million harvested acres.
of corn for grain is forecast at 39.2
million bushels, down 13 percent from last year.
An average yield of 145 bushels per acre is
expected from 270,000 harvested acres.
production is forecast at 375,000 480
pound bales, up 144 percent from last year. An
average yield of 818 pounds per acre is expected,
up 227 pounds from 2013. Acres expected for
harvest are at 220,000 acres.
of grain sorghum is forecast at 21.1 bushels, up
42 percent from 2013. An average yield of 64.0
bushels per acre is expected from 330,000
production is forecast at 56.0 million
pounds, down 5 percent from last year. An average
yield of 3,500 pounds per acre is expected from
16,000 harvested acres.
production is forecast at 9.1 million
bushels, down 9 percent from 2013. An average
yield of 31.0 bushels per acres is expected from
295,000 harvested acres.
of all hay is forecast at 6.4 million
tons, up 28 percent from last year.
production, at 930,000 tons, is up 50 percent from
2013. Production of all other hay is forecast at
5.4 million tons and is up 25 percent from last
Go here to see more details of
the 2014 Oklahoma crop production numbers versus
2013 found on the Oklahoma page of NASS.
Beef Prices Supported by Demand and PEDV
cattle producers contemplate herd expansion, a
University of Missouri Ag Economist recommends
producers also think about herd management.
Dr. Ron Plain was one of the
featured speakers at the 24th Annual Southern
Plains Beef Symposium in Ardmore Saturday. I
interviewed Dr. Plain about what strategies
producers should be thinking about. .
"My recommendation for those guys who
plan to stay in the business, it's a good time to
up your management and spend a few more dollars
because those calves are worth a lot," Plain said.
"Keeping your calving rate up, your conception
rate up, get enough nutrition into the those old
cows so they breed back, take care of those calves
when they are born, because these kind of prices
there are good profits to be had there."
This also includes pasture management.
Plain says producers should think about fertility
and liming pastures, cause converting grass into
beef is a very profitable activity right now.
Click Here to read or to listen
to my Beef Buzz with Ron Plain on how consumer
demand and PEDV both are supporting cattle
Reports Positive Trends in Antimicrobial
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) yesterday released its National
Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS)
2011 Executive Report, showing
mostly decreasing antimicrobial resistance
The annual NARMS Executive
Report focuses on resistance to antibiotics that
are considered important in human medicine as well
as multidrug resistance (described as resistance
to three or more classes of antibiotics),
according to the FDA. Under the NARMS program,
samples are collected from human, food producing
animals and retail meat sources, and tested for
certain bacteria, specifically non-typhoidal
Salmonella, Campylobacter, E. coli and
Enterococcus, to determine whether such bacteria
are resistant to various antibiotics used in human
and veterinary medicine.
Among the key
-- Eighty-five percent of
non-typhoidal Salmonella collected from humans,
which includes Heidelberg, Hadar, Typhimurim, and
Enteritidis serotypes, had no resistance to any of
the antibiotics tested. (Non-typhoidal Salmonella
refers to one of the 2,300 serotypes of Salmonella
except for Typhi, Paratyphi A, Paratyphi B
(tartrate negative) and Paratyphi C.)
-- During its 16-year history, NARMS
has found Salmonella resistance to ciprofloxacin
to be very low (less than 0.5% in humans, less
than 3% in retail meat, and less than 1% in
animals at slaughter). Ciprofloxacin, one of the
most common antibiotics to treat Salmonella
infections in humans, belongs to a group of drugs
called fluoroquinolones which were ceased for use
in poultry in 2005.
Click Here to read more key
findings and to find a link to the
Conference 2014- Pest Management with Tom
a bad year for drought, the state's canola crop
faced limited damage from insects. Speaking at the
2014 Canola Conference, Tom
Royer, Oklahoma State University
Cooperative Extension entomologist said insect
pressure came on late in the growing
season. I interviewed Royer about the pest
issues of 2014.
Royer said this
year he found a new pest in the Harlequin bug. The
bugs arrival was so late in the season and the
drought stress was so intense that farmers didn't
treat the bug, but he did find damage from the
Harlequin bug feeding on pods.
looking ahead to the 2015 canola crop, Royer says
with a more normal growing season farmers will
need to scout fields and be more aware of pest
Click Here to read about some new
treatment options or to listen to my interview
with Tom Royer.
N That- Remembering Steve Smola; Oklahoma
Irrigation Conference Next Week and Big Iron
Oklahoma Cattlemen Association President
Steve Smola passed away this past
Friday- and a memorial Mass is planned for this
morning at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in
was President of the OCA in 2002-2003 and
involved in a variety of other organizations,
mainly tied back to the cattle industry here in
Here's the obituary for Steve
Smola from the NewsOk website.
plans to attend the Oklahoma Irrigation
Conference on August 19th, 2014 at the
Caddo-Kiowa Technology Center, Building 400 in
Fort Cobb, Okla.
mistakes when installing a pivot system
moisture sensors to schedule irrigation
will the OWRB 50 year water plan relate to farmers
Cell phone apps for running your
Water issues affecting cotton
More details are here in our
Oklahoma Farm Report Calendar for August- check it
Wednesday- and that means the Big
Iron folks will be busy closing out this
week's auction items- all 242 of them-
starting at 10 AM central
Click Here for the complete
rundown of what is being sold on this no reserve
online sale this week.
you'd like more information on buying and selling
with Big Iron, call District Manager Mike
Wolfe at 580-320-2718 and he can give you
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