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U.S. wheat production was estimated at 1.812 bb in October, up from USDA’s September estimate of 1.734 bb in Latest WASDE

Following the release of the WASDE (World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates) report released on October 12, 2023, Farm Director KC Sheperd visited with Allendale’s Rich Nelson about the big takeaways from the report. “On the wheat side of things, we did see USDA incorporate those larger production numbers from the Small Grains Summary Report …

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USDA Updates Livestock Disaster Payment Rate to Assist Producers Hard-Hit by Heat and Humidity

The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced today it is updating the  Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) payment rate to support livestock producers in the Midwest who have lost cattle to the extreme heat and humidity experienced this summer. To help indemnify ranchers to reflect a trend towards higher cattle weights in feedlots, the 2023 LIP payment rate …

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Outlook on Livestock Handling with Dr. Temple Grandin

Recently, Farm Director, KC Sheperd had the chance to visit with academic and animal behaviorist Temple Grandin about animal handling, education and more. Among other trades, including authoring many books about visual thinking and more, Grandin is also a professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University. Grandin said that in her classes, one thing …

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Bob Rodenberger says he sees a Good Market and Positive Attitudes for Beef

Rain has fallen across drought-stricken areas in Oklahoma giving cattle producers a reason to smile again. At Stockman’s Livestock Auction in Apache, Bob Rodenberger says the market looks good and producers are in a better mood, “Runs in the city were light, a lot of that was all due to excessive rain where they were …

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Ag Youth Magazine says Farewell After 35 Years

Farm Director, KC Sheperd, caught up with the owner of Ag Youth Magazine, Larry Peck at the Oklahoma Youth Expo and talked about the magazine’s last run. Larry Peck and his wife Mary Peck started the Ag Youth Magazine 35 years ago. After countless impressions on Oklahoma’s youth, Peck and his wife have decided to …

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Allendale’s Rich Nelson says No Changes in Ending Stocks for Wheat on US Sheet and Only Minor Changes Made to World Numbers in Latest WASDE Report

As expected by the grain trade, USDA on Wednesday lowered corn export demand 75 million bushels (mb) and also bumped up ending stocks for the crop by 75 mb as well. USDA trimmed soybean ending stocks to 210 mb, 15 mb from last month’s estimate. USDA lowered its crush estimate by 10 mb but raised …

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