From: Ron Hays [] on behalf of Ron Hays []
Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2010 7:03 AM
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Subject: Oklahoma's Farm News Update
Oklahoma's latest farm and ranch news
Your Update from Ron Hays of RON for Thursday September 23, 2010
A service of Producers Cooperative Oil Mill, Midwest Farm Shows and KIS Futures!
-- More on the Armyworm Assault on the 2011 Wheat Crop
-- Urban Wheat Field Open for Business in Washington
-- Senators Tell Obama- Urge Japanese to Widen Access to US Beef
-- Fibermax and Stoneville Claim Half of the US Cotton Acres in 2010
-- Winterizing Cows, You Can Pay Now or Pay Later.
-- From Russia with Love- Love for US Beef Livers, That Is
-- McAlester Special Stock Cow Sale Happening This Saturday- September 25
-- Let's Check the Markets!

Howdy Neighbors!

Here's your morning farm news headlines from the Director of Farm Programming for the Radio Oklahoma Network, Ron Hays. We are proud to have KIS Futures as a regular sponsor of our daily email update. KIS Futures provides Oklahoma Farmers & Ranchers with futures & options hedging services in the livestock and grain markets- Click here for the free market quote page they provide us for our website or call them at 1-800-256-2555.

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More on the Armyworm Assault on the 2011 Wheat Crop
Oklahoma wheat growers need to watch their newly planted wheat fields closely in the next few weeks- at least until the first killing frost of the season- so says OSU entomologist Dr. Tom Royer.
Dr. Royer dropped us an email on Wednesday afternoon and provided a couple of pictures as well to help us show you what the enemy looks like.

Dr. Royer writes: "Thanks for getting the word out. I have been checking some wheat fields over the past few days as well as fielding some phone calls on fall armyworm infestations and have received reports of infestations from SE Kansas, Logan and Murray counties." This would be in addition to the reports we had from Tuesday and the Watonga area.

"It is very important that fields be checked regularly. We will probably continue to see moth egg lay as new fields emerge. As fields accumulate more forage and weather gets cooler, they should be able to take higher worm pressure, and once we get a killing frost, any remaining worms will be toast!"

Click on the LINK below to go and see the pictures provided by Dr. Royer- and his thoughts about when to treat.

Click here for more on the Armyworm Wars in our 2011 Wheat Fields.

Urban Wheat Field Open for Business in Washington
The Oklahoma Wheat Commission is working with several other state commissions and the Wheat Foods Council this week for the opening of the two day Urban Wheat Field event. These groups are cooperating with the National Association of Wheat Growers in this joint effort.

Mike Schulte, Tim Bartram and Hope Pjesky are among the Oklahomans helping make this exhibit come to life. Click on the LINK below for pictures of the event- as well as the portion of our interview from earlier this week with Mike Schulte about the Urban Wheat Field.

Click here for more on the Urban Wheat Field- Happening in Washington today and tomorrow

Senators Tell Obama- Urge Japanese to Widen Access to US Beef
U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, has joined 21 Senate colleagues in sending a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to discuss Japanese trade barriers on U.S. beef exports during his upcoming meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan. Japan closed its market to U.S. beef in December of 2003, after the discovery of one cow infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in the United States. At that time, Japan was the largest export market for U.S. beef, valued at $1.4 billion.

"Japan's restrictions on U.S. beef imports are not based on sound science and are not consistent with international trade guidelines," Lincoln said. "Our nation's cattle ranchers have done tremendous work ensuring that our beef meets the strictest safety standards and they continue to produce the world's safest beef products." The Senator adds that the US Government must press for more access in our trade with the Japanese.

Currently, Japan only allows imports of beef from cattle aged 20 months and younger. The co-signed letter urges President Obama to press for immediately easing age restrictions to 30 months as an interim step on a pathway toward eventually reopening the market to all U.S. beef products, regardless of age or boneless status.
Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn is one of the Senators who signed off on this letter.

Click here for our webstory on the letter to President Obama- including the text of the letter sent to the President

Fibermax and Stoneville Claim Half of the US Cotton Acres in 2010
Bayer CropScience cottonseed brands FiberMax® and Stoneville® were planted on a majority - 50.2 percent - of U.S. cotton acres in 2010, the fourth consecutive year the company ranked as the market share leader. After 12 consecutive years of growth, FiberMax is now the No. 1 planted cottonseed brand in the United States.

According to the recent U.S. Department of Agriculture acreage report, FiberMax and Stoneville cotton seed brands represent 39 percent and 11.2 percent of the total U.S. market share, respectively. The report, "Cotton Varieties Planted - 2010 Crop," is issued each year by the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service Cotton Program division in Memphis.

Click on the LINK below for more on this report- and details about the Fibermax and Stoneville varieties that helped Bayer Crop Science reach this level of dominance.

Click here for more on the Fibermax-Stoneville One Two Punch that had delivered half of the US Cotton Acres to Bayer Crop Science.

Winterizing Cows, You Can Pay Now or Pay Later.
Forages are significantly short of critically important mineral nutrients all year, but the most serious shortages occur late in the grazing season when forages are maturing or dormant, especially if the cows grazing these forages are still lactating. Lactating cows grazing late season forages draw heavily from mineral stores in the body. If not replenished, the cow's diminished mineral status will result in less than optimum performance.

Energy metabolism is compromised and cows fail to regain sufficient body condition going into winter. It's not wise to allow cows' mineral stores to become depleted going into the winter months, doing so can lead to low body condition scores (BCS), higher winter feeding costs, prenatal calf losses, or weak calves at birth. Cows in low BCS and poor mineral status can have low quality colostrum further compromising the health of already weakened calves, resulting in post natal losses.

Additionally, cows going into spring in a low mineral status are the most susceptible to metabolic disorders like grass tetany. Maintaining adequate mineral status in cows is a good investment, or you can pay later.
If you have got questions about the right nutrients for your mama cows- drop an email to just copy and paste his email into your email program and Dr. McMurry will be glad to visit with you about some solutions that can make you money.

One of great sponsors on our Radio Oklahoma Ag Network programs is Nutrebeef from Cargill- click here for more information about their lineup of nutritional products for your cattle.

From Russia with Love- Love for US Beef Livers, That Is
Variety meat is an important component of the U.S. beef industry's success internationally, with items such as beef livers commanding far greater demand overseas than in the domestic market. Russia and Egypt are two critical destinations for U.S. beef variety meat, especially beef livers. Through July of this year, variety meat exports to Russia are up 35 percent in volume and 145 percent in value - to $24.3 million - over 2009. Exports to Egypt are up 11 percent in volume and 30 percent in value - to $52.5 million.

On today's Beef Buzz, John Brook, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) regional director for Europe, Russia and the Middle East, says that while some analysts expected liver exports to Egypt to decline when Russia reopened to U.S. beef near the end of 2007, the United States continues to fare quite well in both markets.

In today's report- we also talk about the success of selling muscle cuts into these two markets as well. Click on the LINK below to jump to our website and the chance to listen to today's Beef Buzz- as broadcast on great radio stations across the region on the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network.

Click here for more on the Beef Liver Beef Buzz- with comments from John Brook of the USMEF

McAlester Special Stock Cow Sale Happening This Saturday- September 25
The McAlester Stockyards in McAlester is planning a big Special Stock Cow sale this Saturday, September 25, at 12 noon. Already consigned are over a thousand bred cows and pairs, 350 bred heifers and at least 60 bulls.

Whatever breed you need for your situation- you'll find in their consignment list. Brangus, Angus, Hereford, Limousin and more will be sold this Saturday.

For more information, contact the McAlester Stockyards at 918-423-2834- and you can click on the LINK below and see the full listing of the consignments for this Saturday. If you have some mama cows you would like to add to the offering, give them a call as well.

Click here for the full listing of bred heifers, bred cows, pairs and bulls that will be available Saturday in McAlester.

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Let's Check the Markets!
We've had requests to include Canola prices for your convenience here- and we will be doing so on a regular basis. Current cash price for Canola is $8.30 per bushel, while the 2010 New Crop contracts for Canola are now available are $8.95 per bushel- delivered to local participating elevators that are working with PCOM.

Here are some links we will leave in place on an ongoing basis- Click on the name of the report to go to that link:
Our Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio Oklahoma Network with Ed Richards and Tom Leffler- analyzing the Futures Markets from the previous Day-
Ron on RON Markets as heard on K101 mornings with cash and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash Cattle market stands, the latest Feeder Cattle Markets Etc.
Previous Day's Wheat Market Recap- Two Pager From The Kansas City Board of Trade looks at all three US Wheat Futures Exchanges with extra info on Hard Red Winter Wheat and the why of that day's market.
Daily Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- As Reported by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture. <
The National Daily Feeder & Stocker Cattle Summary- as prepared by USDA.
The National Daily Slaughter Cattle Summary- as prepared by USDA.
Finally, Here is the Daily Volume and Price Summary from the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.

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