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Let's Check the Markets!
on RON Markets as heard on K101
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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.
Cash price for canola was
$8.09 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
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
Friday, August 29,
Retiring from Oklahoma Conservation
serving as the Executive Director of the Oklahoma
Conservation Commission for the past seventeen
years, Mike Thralls is retiring from the agency as
of September first. A retirement reception will be
held for Mike Thralls on
Thursday, September 4th 1:30 - 3:30 pm at the
Oklahoma Conservation Commission 2800 N. Lincoln
Boulevard Oklahoma City, Okla. There will be a
formal presentation at 2 pm.
down with Thralls to reflect on his career with
the Oklahoma Conservation Commission under three
governors. He said during his tenure his agency
has targeted three major areas with flood control,
water quality and soil health.
going through a drought, Thralls said the
importance of flood control is not readily
recognizable. The state's flood control projects
deliver $85 million dollars worth of benefits
annually from a infrastructure worth $2 billion
dollars. Improvements to the state's watershed
infrastructure will be renovated over this next
year due to funding provided through the 2014 Farm
Bill. Thralls credits House Ag Chairman and
Congressman Frank Lucas for his leadership in
providing funding the state rehabilitate 14 high
hazard dams across Oklahoma.
Protecting the state's water resources
for drinking, recreation and industry has also
been especially important. Thralls said Oklahoma
has had considerable success in showing progress
in implementing voluntary conservation practices
to a particular watershed. He credited the state's
monitoring system monitoring hundreds of streams
annually in a rotating fashion. To date Oklahoma
has taken 45 streams off the Environmental
Protection Agency's impaired streams listing.
Click here to listen to my full
interview or to read more about the
advances in soil health and conservation.
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Touts Waterway Expansion Project at Port of
agriculture celebrated the importance of the
state's largest inland river-ports at the Port of
Catoosa. The Tulsa port is a market conduit for
crop producers in Oklahoma and nearby states, as
wheat and soybeans are shipped from Catoosa to
export markets. The port is also a hub for
fertilizer shipments that are brought into Catoosa
and then trucked out to the countryside. Earlier
this year Congress passed the Water Resources
Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014 which
will provide funding for the navigational waterway
system. Expansion of the Port of Catoosa will
begin this year. The expansion project could cost
as much as $10 million.
I was at the
Port of Catoosa Thursday and spoke with Oklahoma's
Second District Congressman Markwayne
Mullin. Mullin said WRRDA was an
important piece of legislation for the region and
for all the economies around the world that are
attached to the US.
we pass something as important as WRRDA which
deals directly with our waterways and when you're
talking about in the central part of the United
States, the heartbeat of our country, where we
provide a tremendous amount of food for not just
to our country, but for the world around us and
we're able to bring certainty to our waterway by
saying we're going to do whatever it takes to keep
this thing open and it shows the importance that
the federal government has puts in," Mulllin said.
"Not only did we cut spending, but we
cut a tremendous amount of red tape," he said. "At
the same time we allowed the port to be able to
invest and to have certainty in what they're going
to have to work with and the ag community to have
certainty knowing they're going to be able to get
their products from point a to point
Click Here to read or to listen
to Congressman Mullin's comments about the 'Waters
of the US' proposal.
Anderson Talks Wheat Price Stability on This
prices in Oklahoma and the southern great plains
are determined more and more by the global wheat
market, as US wheat market is a smaller percentage
of the overall worldwide wheat production pie,
especially compared to ten or fifteen years ago.
Exension Grain Market Economist Dr. Kim
Anderson says that with most of the world
wheat harvest done for the year- wheat prices here
in the state may be going mostly sideways over the
next few months.
Cash wheat prices
have held just above six dollars a bushel since
June and the rather poor 2014 Oklahoma wheat
harvest, and Anderson tells Lyndall
Stout on this week's SUNUP that he sees
little chance of those cash prices being pushed
below that six dollar mark.
You can see
their full conversation on SUNUP this weekend on
OETA across the state of Oklahoma- or you can
listen to Dr. Anderson's current wheat market
analysis right now by clicking or tapping here to jump
over to our webstory.
includes a rundown of this weekend's SUNUP
program, as assembled by the wizards of
Stillwater- otherwise known as Lyndall, Austin and
Congress, Secretary of Ag to Suspend COOL
COOL Reform Coalition, of which
the National Corn Growers
Association is a member, asks farmers to
join them in respectfully urging Congress to
authorize and directing the Secretary of
Agriculture to immediately suspend the Mandatory
Country of Origin Labeling regulations for meat
upon a final WTO adjudication of non-compliance
with international trade
Such a congressional
action would neither pre-judge the pending WTO
litigation on this matter nor allow an on-going
period of knowing violation of international trade
Composed of a diverse
group of associations and companies, the COOL
Reform Coalition represents U.S. food, agriculture
and manufacturing industries, advocating for U.S.
compliance with WTO obligations. Mandatory Country
of Origin Labeling rules require most retailers to
provide country of origin labeling for fresh
fruits and vegetables, fish, shellfish, peanuts,
pecans, macadamia nuts, ginseng, meat and poultry.
The rules are required by the 2002 farm bill, as
amended by the 2009 farm bill.
corn farmers have a vested interest, as corn
products are included on the retaliatory list
already outlined by Canada and will likely be
included in any list produced by Mexico. Inclusion
in the retaliatory lists has the potential to
impact trade demand, thus harming the economic
well-being of the U.S. corn
Click here to read the rest of
the article or click here to make your
Researching Water Consumption In
Water is a valuable
resource and Oklahoma State University will be
looking at ways the cattle industry can reduce it
water demands. OSU recently received a million
dollar research grant from the US Department of
Agriculture's National Institute of Food and
Agriculture to look at water utilization by beef
cattle. I interviewed lead researcher Dr.
Megan Rolf, animal science assistant
professor with OSU's Division of Agriculture about
the research project.
industry has worked for decades on feed usage and
feed intake, but research on water usage has been
limited. Rolf said there was a research project
back in the 1950s and 60s that collected
individual animal water intake on small number of
animals. Recently there has been some recent work
on water consumption of animals in large feedlots,
but that has been based on group of animals.
"One of the unique things about our
study that has been enabled by the Instatech
facility that we've got out at the Willard Sparks
beef research center is that we can actually
collect individual animal water intake on a really
large number of animals," Rolf said.
The OSU research project is focused on
natural resource usage in terms of feed
efficiency, water-use efficiency and water as a
economically important use. Rolf said they have
found the animal that drank the most drank about
three times as much water on a daily average as
the animal that drank the
Click here to listen to my
interview with Rolf or read how this project may
shape cattle selection in the future.
Announces Enrollment for Dairy Margin Protection
Agriculture Committee Ranking Member
Collin Peterson today announced
that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
will open enrollment for the dairy Margin
Protection Program on September 2. The new program
was authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill and aims to
address volatility in the dairy marketplace,
providing dairy farmers with a safety net when
margins, the difference between milk prices and
feed, fall below the farmer's coverage level.
"The Margin Protection Program is
significant reform, creating a strong safety net
that will help dairy farmers better manage their
risk," Peterson said. "Reforming dairy programs
was a top farm bill priority for me, and I'm
pleased to see USDA moving ahead with
implementation. Dairy farmers should visit the
website and their local FSA offices, to learn more
and enroll in the new program."
after dairy prices collapsed in 2008, Peterson
began working with dairy farmers across the
country to develop a new safety net that would
address the realities of today's dairy industry.
These conversations formed the basis of the farm
bill's Margin Protection Program.
Click here to learn more about
the Dairy Margin Protection Program.
N That- Labor Day Cometh, In The Field Reminder
and Jody's Farm Program Templates
Labor Day weekend is upon us- and I wanted to
remind you that the markets will be taking a break
like many of us this coming Monday for this last
holiday of summer.
futures will be closing at their normal times this
afternoon and will not be reopening until Monday
evening for the grain futures and Tuesday morning
for the Livestock futures.
those Monday livestock markets that we normally
report on will be off as well.
offices are closed for Labor Day- Banks are closed
and service related businesses likely won't be
around in the office, either.
the holiday with family and friends- we will NOT
have an Email on Monday morning- but will return
bright and early on Tuesday with more agricultural
news you can use.
radio reports that are heard on great radio
stations across the region will be available
as normal on most of the stations we work
will have an In the Field guest as usual this
holiday weekend- Mike Schulte of
the Oklahoma Wheat Commission is slated to join us
on KWTV, News9 at 6:40 AM Saturday morning.
We will be talking about the start of the 2015
planting season as we turn the calendar on Monday
over to September.
will also have an audio conversation that we will
be sharing with you from Mike later today on our
website- and we will point to it on our Tuesday
morning email- after the holiday.
Jody Campiche and other members of the
OSU Ag Economics Department at OSU have put
together a Farm Bill page together on the world
wide web- pulling together into one place links to
fact sheets, news releases, webinars and most
recently, several decision making tools to help
wheat producers consider which farm program safety
net will make the most sense for their
Campiche has three current tools that compare the
SCO, PLC and ARC programs that farmers will be
considering for the 2015 crop year- that's the
wheat crop we are getting ready to plant.
has a separate decision tool for farms in Kansas,
Oklahoma and Texas.
You can go here to jump over to
the OSU Farm Bill page.
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