Category: Ag News

Cattlemen Encouraged by Funding Delivered to
Local Meat Processors

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced today the first-round recipients of the Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program (MPPEP) grants and loans. Phase I of MPPEP consists of $73 million in 21 grant projects intended to increase competition across the cattle marketplace and support increased producer opportunities. Additionally, these grants will work towards strengthening the food supply chain, …

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Biden-Harris Administration Expands Rural Partners Network to Four More States and Puerto Rico

Thu, 03 Nov 2022 10:37:11 CDT

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and Ambassador Susan Rice, White House Domestic Policy Advisor, today announced the expansion of the Rural Partners Network (RPN) to 17 commu…

National Bison Day Saturday November 5

Thu, 03 Nov 2022 10:34:03 CDT

National Bison Day Saturday November 5

The first Saturday in November offers everyone an opportunity to rally around a symbol of national unity, as National Bison Day celebrates the cultural, historical and economic significance of our National Mammal. The American bison is at home in a wide variety of climates across the continent, with herds today found in American parks, refuges, national forests and grasslands, Tribal lands, private conservancies, ranches and farms.

Since 2013, the United States Senate annually has designated the first Saturday in November as National Bison Day. This resolution has the full support of a community bound by the heritage of the American Bison and includes the National Bison Association, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the InterTribal Buffalo Council. These three organizations championed the enactment of legislation in 2016 designating bison as the National Mammal of the United States.

Today’s bison herds continue to grow despite a three-year cycle of pandemic, drought, and economic uncertainty. There are exciting advances in understanding bison through the Center of Excellence for Bison Studies, established in 2020 within the South Dakota State University system. Researchers and academics from across the country are bringing together projects to improve the ability of bison caretakers to manage healthy herds and produce healthy meat.

As bison return to the landscape, the National Bison Association remembers their rebound from near extinction only 150 years ago. With this National Bison Day we celebrate the heritage of the buffalo, strive to keep learning more, and create a sustainable future for the caretakers of the animals.


Nominations Accepted for 2023 Environmental Stewardship Award Program

Thu, 03 Nov 2022 10:31:36 CDT

Annual Award Recognizes Stewardship Efforts of Cattle Producers

Applications are being accepted until March 10, 2023, for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association 2023 Environmental Stewa…

USMEF’s Dan Halstrom Remains Cautiously Optimistic about Strong Beef Demand Going Forward

Thu, 03 Nov 2022 09:35:51 CDT

Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is featuring comments from the president and CEO of the U.S. Meat Export Federation, Dan Halstrom, about August beef export numbers in 2022.

Halstrom said tha…

Extreme Drought or Worse Improves Slightly Since Last week by Over 3 Percentage Points

Thu, 03 Nov 2022 09:25:27 CDT

Chances for rain in the next week remain, and after recent precipitation, drought in Oklahoma has improved slightly in some categories while remaining unchanged in others.

In Oklahoma, exceptional …

Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom Coloring Contest Now Open!

Thu, 03 Nov 2022 08:45:30 CDT

The 2023 Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom Art & Photography Contest is now LIVE!!

Our theme this year is Oklahoma Agriculture: Our Roots Run Deep. We hope you will explore Oklahoma’s rich agricul…

Feeder Steers and Heifers Higher, Steer and Heifer Calves Higher at OKC West – El Reno

Thu, 03 Nov 2022 02:53:33 CDT

OKC West Livestock Auction – El Reno, OK
Wed Nov 2, 2022


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Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2 p.m. November 2, 2022

Wed, 02 Nov 2022 15:24:25 CDT
Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2 p.m. November 2, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture are now putting the Daily Cash Grain Report into a PDF format – we are saving that PDF and archiving them for today’s specific report. To see today’s update, click on the PDF report link at the bottom of this story.

In addition to the PDF of the daily report, you can also listen to the Cash Grain Report by calling 405-621-5533. Push 2 for the grain report.

Click here: 04947_OklaCashGrain11022022.pdf


November 2, 2022, Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis

Wed, 02 Nov 2022 14:40:24 CDT
November 2, 2022, Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis

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Justin Lewis of KIS Futures has all the details on today’s agricultural markets for RON listeners, below.

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