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Let's Check the
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with cash and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash
Cattle market stands, the latest Feeder Cattle Markets
Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported
by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture.
cash price for Canola is $11.65 per bushel-
New Crop contracts for Canola are now available at
$11.84 per bushel- delivered to local
participating elevators that are working with PCOM.
Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio
Oklahoma Network with Ed Richards and Tom Leffler-
analyzing the Futures Markets from the previous Day.
Previous Day's Wheat Market Recap- Two
Pager from the Kansas City Board of Trade looks at all
three U.S. Wheat Futures Exchanges with extra info on
Hard Red Winter Wheat and the why of that day's
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
Farm Bureau Convention Coming Up This
than 1,000 Oklahoma agricultural leaders are
expected to fill the Cox Convention Center Nov.
11-13, in downtown Oklahoma City for the annual
Oklahoma Farm Bureau Convention.
our most important meeting of the year," said OFB
President Mike Spradling. "This is when our
leaders decide policy for the organization to
follow in the coming year."
kicks off Friday, Nov. 11, with contests for the
young farmers and ranchers followed by the opening
session. Featured speakers in the opening session
include Oklahoma Lt. Governor Todd Lamb and KWTV
News9 Meteorologist Gary England.
an election year for the Presidency of the
Oklahoma Farm Bureau- Mike Spradling of Tulsa
County is running for re-election this week- and
he has a challenger- OFB Board Member and
current Vice President Tom Buchanan from
Jackson County. The vote for President will happen
on Saturday afternoon as a part of the General
Session planned after lunch.
unique feature of this year's convention will
include a food drive where convention attendees
are invited to bring nonperishable food donations
for Gov. Mary Fallin's "Feeding Oklahoma" food
"We are proud to support
Gov. Fallin's efforts to meet the needs of hungry
Oklahomans," said Spradling.
Click here for more on the Oklahoma
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Report Finds That Agricultural Innovation Benefits
use of crop protection products, including
insecticides, herbicides and fungicides, helps
U.S. agriculture to remain a key economic driver,
according to a new report released by CropLife
the resources of economists and agricultural
sources within the U.S. government, agronomist
Mark Goodwin (Mark Goodwin Consulting Ltd.)
authored the new report, titled "The Contribution
of Crop Protection Products to the U.S. Economy,"
in conjunction with CLA, the national trade
association representing the manufacturers,
formulators and distributors of plant science
report reveals that across the U.S., the increased
crop production and resultant economic spin-offs
that stem from the use of crop protection products
generate $33 billion in wages for over 1.05
million American workers. These jobs span beyond
the farming industry to additional sectors,
including manufacturing, food services,
construction, transportation and
Click here for more from CropLife
America and a link to this report.
Association of Conservation Districts Supports
Efforts to Uphold the Clean Water
National Association of Conservation Districts
(NACD) is calling on the Senate to support an
amendment by Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and
Dean Heller (R-NV) to defund the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers' attempt to expand its jurisdiction
under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The amendment was
introduced as part as of H.R. 2354, the Energy and
Water Development Appropriations bill for Fiscal
"We agree with Senators Barrasso
and Heller that the jurisdictional reach of the
Clean Water Act should not be expanded," said NACD
President Gene Schmidt.
conservationists, we fully support the common goal
of achieving cleaner, healthier watersheds across
the nation. The best way to achieve clean water is
through locally-led conservation efforts, rather
than a one-size-fits-all, top-down federal
regulatory approach. States, local governments and
private landowners play a critical leadership role
in water management."
Click here for more from NACD on the
Clean Water Act efforts.
USA Files Formal Complaint Regarding Multi-Agency
issued the following news release as the
group is angry about the Final Rule and Interim
Rule that came out of the GIPSA Marketing Rule
Proposal from June 2010. Here's a portion of
USA filed a formal complaint seeking multi-agency
investigations from the U.S. Department of
Justice, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA
) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards
Administration (GIPSA), and the Commodity Futures
Trading Commission (CFTC).
complaint alleges that corporate meatpackers
unlawfully manipulated either or both the cash
cattle market and the cattle futures market.
USA believes the corporate packers began
manipulating the market on the eve of Secretary
Vilsack's announcement that he was surrendering to
the corporate packers' demands to withdraw the
GIPSA rule so as not to interfere with their
unfair, abusive and anticompetitive cattle buying
Click here for more on R-CALF USA's
Dr. Glenn Selk says to Observe Bulls During First
of Fall Breeding Season
fall breeding season is about to begin. Herds that
aim for a September 1 first calving date, will
turn bulls with the cows in the latter part of
November. According to Dr. Glenn Selk, Oklahoma
State University Emeritus Extension Animal
Scientist, bulls that have been recently added to
the bull battery, and bulls that have not been
used since last year, should pass a breeding
soundness exam before the breeding season begins.
newly purchased bull, that has been previously
exposed to cows, should also have passed a test
for the venereal disease "trichomoniasis". Reports
from the Oklahoma state veterinarian indicate that
2.5% of bulls routinely tested have been found to
be positive for this disease. Visit with your
veterinarian soon about breeding soundness exams
and "trich" tests to avoid reproductive problems
next year and beyond.
A good manager keeps
an eye on his bulls during the breeding season to
make sure that they are getting the cows bred.
Occasionally a bull that has passed a breeding
soundness exam may have difficulty serving cows in
heat, especially after heavy service.
Click here for more from Dr. Glenn
Selk on bulls in the breeding
Ag Secretary Stands Up for Farm Safety Net
Good with FarmPolicy.Com is doing an
excellent job in sorting out the ins and outs of
the 2012 farm bill talk- as we wait for some sort
of breakthrough within the House and Senate Ag
in some of his writings this morning- has
highlighted an op-ed article penned by former US
Secretary of Agriculture Clayton Yeutter- saying
yes- we need a farm safety net. "Non-farm media
has given considerable attention recently to
suggestions that these programs [so-called Title I crop subsidies] simply be
eliminated. But those suggestions typically come
from people who know little or nothing about
farming and the risks it entails.
have risks they cannot predict, risks that are
unique to agriculture, and risks that the private
sector cannot or will not fully insure. Weather
volatility makes crop insurance a risk management
program of the first order. Crop insurance needs
to be properly designed and readily available in
all parts of the country...[O]ne specific proposal now before the
Congress is known as Brown-Thune-Lugar-Durbin.
It seeks to meet this composite of risk management
challenges. It is certainly the most aggressive
proposal on this topic to date. And it would
significantly reduce farm program costs, an
imperative at the present time. So it deserves
careful consideration by the Congress." Click here to read the full opinion
piece authored by former Secretary
Pork Board to Mark 25th Anniversary in
25 years and a few days after the first National
Pork Board convened, members of the National Pork
Board will gather Nov. 15-16 in Des Moines to
celebrate the board's silver anniversary and to
continue the work begun with the launch of the
Pork Checkoff in November 1986.
looking at the minutes of that first meeting
recently and noticed some striking similarities
with today's board," said Everett Forkner, a
Richards, Mo., pork producer and president of the
National Pork Board.
Rosendale of Illinois was the first elected
producer leader of the new board and he noted at
that first meeting that there were many challenges
ahead. The minutes show he also talked about how
ensuring producer involvement would be very
important to the new board's success. I can say
the same things today," Forkner said.
Click here for more from the National
Pork Board on their 25th Anniversary.
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