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from Ron Hays on RON.
Let's Check the
on RON Markets as heard on K101
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 $11.70 per bushel-
New Crop contracts for Canola are now available at
$11.97 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
and Maybe Some Snow!
Jeff Edwards (Our State OSU Wheat
Specialist) sent an advisory out late Tuesday
afternoon- updating folks on some calls he was
getting in regards to some wheat looking like it
had freeze damage.
Edwards writes "I have received several calls over
the past few days regarding yellow/brown areas in
"Most of the symptoms are the
result of freeze injury that occurred a few weeks
ago. It seems odd to discuss freeze injuries given
the warm winter, but the lack of a"hardening off
period" and warm temperatures that encouraged new
growth have left the plants susceptible to tissue
damage due to freeze. Note that the injury is on
the older leaves and/or leaf tips and that the new
growth is healthy and green. This injury is purely
cosmetic and will not impact yield. So,there is no
need to deviate from your management plan because
of this type of injury."
has some pictures in this release out from OSU on
Tuesday afternoon- click here to take a look.
the cold part of the headline- now for the "snow"
part- It looks like we have a chance of a mix of
rain and snow by Sunday night into Monday morning-
one of our forecaster friends has mentioned the
data as of Tuesday night suggests as much as six
inches of snow in northern Oklahoma at the end of
the weekend- and perhaps three inches in central
Oklahoma. In the latest Weather Discussion by the
National Weather Service- they are saying of the
Sunday night-Monday morning time frame "MODEL
FORECAST SOUNDINGS SUPPORT SNOW AND RAIN. THE
SYNOPTIC ARRANGEMENT SUGGESTS THE ADDITIONAL
POSSIBILITY OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET."
They add- and we agree- we shall see.
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Winter Ag Industry Conference in Altus- click here for details.
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Farmers Continue to Embrace Biotech Crops
around the world are increasing their use of
genetically engineered (GE) crops according to a
report released today by the International Service
for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications
ISAAA report, Global Status of Commercialized
Biotech/GM Crops: 2011, says a record 16.7 million
farmers in 29 countries are growing biotech crops
on 395 million acres.
to the report, "such adoption represents a 94-fold
increase in hectares planted since 1996, making
biotech crops the fastest adopted crop technology
in recent history."
Click here for a statement on this
fast adoption of this plant technology from
Dr. Cathleen Enright, Executive
Vice President, Food and Agriculture for the
Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)- who
says that biotech crops are not just a benefit to
the farmers who grow the crops but "also
provides consumers with a safe, affordable food
supply with a reduced environmental
Thinks Market Could Support Three to Four Million
More Beef Cows Then We Have in Early 2012
CEO of Cattlefax, Randy
Blach, was quick to caution me last
Friday that a number he mentioned during last
week's Cattlefax Market Outlook was not a
prediction of how many cows we would add to the
nation's beef cattle herd over the next few years.
the three to four million cows that Blach talked
about is the number he says that we need to add to
the cow herd in order to take full advantage of
the expanding global demand that is out there for
US beef. The latest Cattle Inventory report showed
two percent beef cows nationally at just slightly
over 29 million head.
says it takes two things to get people excited and
thinking about herd expansion- green grass and
Blach is our guest on
today's Beef Buzz as we discuss the state of the
US Beef Cow herd. Click here to jump over to our
website where you can hear this part of our
conversation with the head of Cattlefax.
Very Full Calendar- Including the Winter Crop
Conference in Altus, Women in Ag in Tonkawa and
OCIA in OKC
keep adding things to our calendar that is found on our
website, OklahomaFarmReport.Com, and we are always
glad to have the items that you get to us.
One word of advice- send those items as early as
you can once you get a program or event set- that
way it will be up on our calendar early enough for
folks to see it several times. You can
email them to me by clicking here.
Winter Crop Conference in Altus
looks like a really good program- and while they
were encouraging early registration- the word we
got yesterday was give either the Jackson County
Extension office or the Southwest Tech Center a
call and they will be glad to have you come this
Thursday. Program includes Cotton Specialist
Dr. Randy Boman, Dr. Chad Godsey, Dr. Kim Anderson
and Dr. Derrel Peel- all of these fine gentlemen
from OSU. Also on the program in the morning
is Texas Agri Life Cotton Specialist Dr.
Jackie Smith. Click here for more details of this
day long event planned in Altus.
Kay and Noble Counties Women in Ag
Conference is also an all day event-
planned for Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa
on Thursday. "Denim and Lace" is the theme
of the meeting- and I haven't decided which I will
wear yet as I offer some thoughts in the morning
part of the conference about how to tell
Agriculture's story. I always look forward
to showing up at these events to see what comes
out of my mouth- you just don't ever know for
certain- click here for details of the
rest of the program for the day.
a quick reminder that the annual meeting of the
Oklahoma Crop Improvement
Association is set for this Friday and
Saturday on the west side of OKC at the Embassy
Suites on south Meridian. Click here for their agenda which
has the program on Friday and Business meetings
planned for Saturday.
Energy Becomes Platinum Sponsor for 2012 Oklahoma
Oklahoma Youth Expo, known as the world's largest
junior livestock show, is proud to announce the
addition of Devon Energy to its
list of platinum level sponsors. Devon has
generously agreed to sponsor the 2012 Breeding
Scholarships. These scholarships will be used to
fund scholastic opportunities to the winners of
the organization's prestigious breeding animal
extremely excited about the opportunity to partner
with Devon," commented Tyler
Norvell, executive director of the
Oklahoma Youth Expo. "An important part of the
educational mandate set forth by our Board of
Directors is to ensure our students have real-life
educational opportunities as part of the Expo's
competitive process. Teaming up with Devon, one of
the nation's premier energy companies, is an
extraordinary fit. We are honored that Devon has
agreed to assist in the scholastic mission of the
Oklahoma Youth Expo.
Click here for more details about
this new partnership with Devon- and if you
want to reminisce about the 2011 edition of
the OYE- click here for our Flickr set of
pictures and enjoy!
Agriculture: Abundant. Affordable. AMAZING."
March 8, 2012, the Agriculture Council of America
(ACA) will host three major events in the nation's
capital: a coffee event in the morning, the
Mix-and-Mingle Luncheon and the National
Celebration of Agriculture Dinner. This year's
theme is "American Agriculture: Abundant.
The events honor
National Agriculture Day and mark a nationwide
effort to tell the true story of American
agriculture and remind citizens that agriculture
is a part of all of us. A number of producers,
agricultural associations, corporations, students
and government organizations involved in
agriculture are expected to participate.
is the 39th anniversary of National Ag Day (March
8, 2012), which is celebrated in classrooms and
communities across the country.
more about this year's plan for Ag Day by clicking here.
Consumer Demand Trends Key To Producer Success- So
Says Jim Robb
good news and bad news for beef producers is that
beef prices are expected to go higher says
Jim Robb of the Livestock
Marketing Information Center. He says the trends
in the beef markets over the next few years will
make it crucial for producers to keep consumer
demand top of mind.
liquidation has only added to the upward pressure
in beef prices and the supply crunch
internationally will continue for the next few
years, Robb says.
have a video produced by the American Angus folks
featuring Jim Robb with his take on the importance
of keeping the consumer top of mind. Click here to jump over to our
story to take a look.
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