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Update from Ron Hays of RON
Monday, February 18,
Budget Cut Package Unfairly Targets Farmers,
NCFC's Chuck Conner and AFBF's Bob Stallman
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC)
expressed its strong opposition to the
disproportionate cuts to farm programs contained
in the Senate proposal to defer budget
sequestration cuts. The Senate bill would cut $31
billion from the farm bill, all of which would
come from the commodity title of the bill; it
would include elimination of direct payments.
"No producer, no co-op across the country
doubts the need for our federal government to get
its spending more in line with revenue-agriculture
has always stood ready to contribute its fair
share to deficit reduction," said Chuck
Conner, president and CEO of NCFC.
"Unfortunately, the Senate proposal fails to treat
farmers equitably. The only parts of the budget
taking cuts under this proposal are defense and
agriculture. It should also be noted that this cut
would be three times what agriculture would
contribute to deficit reduction if the
sequestration process is allowed to move forward
on its own."
As for Bob
Stallman- his Friday afternoon statement
on the subject sounds like he and Connor are
singing from the same hymnbook- "We recognize
there are many steps on the road toward restoring
fiscal responsibility to our federal government
and that some will be painful. That pain, however,
should be a shared experience and not take such a
heavy toll from any one sector. Once again,
agriculture is being asked to step up to the
cutting table and hand over substantially more
than its fair share."
For the NCFC complete
statement from Chuck Connor- click here. AND, for the
AFBF statement offered by their President Bob
Stallman- please click here.
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Trade Negotiations Draw Praise from Farm Bureau
segments of the agriculture industry responded
positively to last week's announcement by
President Barack Obama that the United States and
the European Union would soon launch negotiations
on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment
beginning of comprehensive trade negotiations
between the United States and the European Union
holds the promise of expanded market access and an
improved, science-based regulatory approach for
agriculture and food," said Bob
Stallman, president of the American Farm
Bureau. "Farm Bureau is encouraged that some
long-standing issues hindering trade between the
U.S. and the EU, such as sanitary standards for
beef, have lately been addressed." (Click here for more from Bob Stallman.)
National Chicken Council, National Turkey
Federation, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council
and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association jointly
expressed strong support for the new international
"U.S. Trade Ambassador
Ron Kirk and the other officials at the Office of
the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) have not only
worked long and diligently to reach this point,
but USTR also listened-to and accepted
recommendations that agriculture and unwarranted
non-tariff barriers, especially non-science based
sanitary and phytosanitary provisions, be an
important part of the negotiations and that any
final trade agreement successfully address these
issues," the groups said. (You can read more
of their comments by clicking here.)
Commission's Mike Schulte Says Crop Looking Poor
in Northwest Oklahoma
precipitation over the last couple of weeks has
helped the wheat crop in some areas, but
Mike Schulte, executive director
of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission says this year's
crop has a lot of producers concerned.
"When you look at this year with
regards to the moisture content and producers
getting the crop out, they just really haven't had
a chance anywhere," Schulte said. In a lot of
cases and instances producers planted the crop on
six-tenths of moisture and that's all they had had
until the first of January.
northwest part of the state we haven't seen a lot
of emergence yet. We have seen some germination
taking place now because of the moisture we
received on the 1st of January and we're hoping
with this snow the past week we will see some
emergence. But, you know, this time of year for
the wheat to be emerging that's just really,
really late. And I think that producer's got to
make that decision. I feel like there's going to
be a lot of crop insurance collected up in the
northwest part of the state. And that's really our
strong area that always comes on for heavy
production. So I think going into this crop it's
going to have a significant impact on what we take
in in the state this year."
You can hear my interview with Mike Schulte by clicking here.
Disease Traceback Finally Getting Off the
U.S. Department of Agriculture is finally getting
its Animal Disease Traceback plan in place which
will allow the tracking of the interstate movement
of livestock to help trace outbreaks of disease.
Phil Seng of the US Meat Export
Federation says this is very important for our
meat export customers.
"It will help.
Anything that we can do is going to help. I think
we can always do more. Customers expect more. It's
a work in progress and that's probably the best
way to describe it."
In animals under 18
months of age is there anything that will help in
dealing with overseas customers?
really two things to look at. I think number one
is: What is the system that we have? And I think
where USMEF is most concerned that will ensure if
we have any kind of an animal health issue in the
United States that we would be able to maintain
the flow of product. And, obviously, that has to
be more comprehensive. So, when I say there's
still work to do that's work to do because our
trading partners will do basically what we would
do and that would be to close our market. So, we
think we have to be more comprehensive in that
joined me on the latest Beef Buzz. Click here to go there.
Farm Bureau to Honor Congressman Lucas, Five State
Legislators at Annual
Frank Lucas and five state
legislators will be honored this evening at the
Oklahoma Farm Bureau's annual leadership
conference at the Skirvin Hotel in downtown
Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, will
receive the Golden Plow award. It is
presented annually to one member of the U.S.
Senate and one member of the U.S. House of
Representatives who have demonstrated strong
support for Farm Bureau and agricultural issues.
(You can read more about Lucas's award by clicking here.)
state legislators will receive
Oklahoma Farm Bureau's Meritorious Service
award. The award is presented to legislators
who have a strong voting record for Farm Bureau
issues and show support for rural and agricultural
Receiving the award will be
Sen. Anthony Sykes, Moore, and
Representatives Lisa Billy,
Purcell; Tom Newell, Seminole;
Mike Jackson, Enid; and
Joe Dorman, Rush Springs.
(Click here for more on this
Oklahoma Conference Meets in Norman February
2013 No-till Oklahoma Conference is scheduled
February 19th and 20th at the National Center for
Employee Development in Norman.
continues to grow in popularity among producers
who want to increase soil quality, conserve soil
moisture, and decrease fuel and labor costs.
The program will include several
nationally-known speakers including Dr.
Ray Ward, Gail Fuller,
Brian Arnall, and Dr.
of the topics covered in two day conference will
The conference will last
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. For more
information and registration information, go to
Conservation Districts, Churches Call for
Interfaith Prayers for Rain
the drought in the Oklahoma projected to continue
through the spring and with the specter of a
growing water crisis on the horizon, the Oklahoma
Association of Conservation Districts (OACD), the
Oklahoma Conference of Churches and the Whole
Creation Community, a ministry of the Episcopal
Diocese of Oklahoma, today jointly announced a
call for all Oklahomans of faith to come together
for a series of Interfaith Days of Prayer for Rain
in the coming months and for all Oklahomans to
have a meaningful conversation about our
stewardship of the state's water resources.
Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston,
Episcopal bishop and professor of Native American
ministries at Oklahoma City University's Saint
Paul school of theology agreed.
drought continues to deepen, we feel that it's
critical that all Oklahomans come together to
petition for relief from this crisis," he said.
"In the Old Testament book of Zechariah, Chapter
10 verse 1 it says to 'Ask the Lord for rain in
the springtime; it is the Lord who sends the
thunderstorms, He gives showers of rain to all
people, and plants of the field to everyone. (NIV)
' We feel that while we heed these words, we
should also take this opportunity to show
ourselves to be the best stewards possible of what
we have already been given. While we pray for
rain, we should conserve what we already
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