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with cash and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash
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have a new market feature on a daily basis-
each afternoon we are posting a recap of that day's
markets as analyzed by Justin Lewis of KIS
Futures- and Jim Apel reports
on the next day's opening electronic futures trade- click here for the report posted
yesterday afternoon around 5:30 PM.
Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported
by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture.
price for canola was $10.95 per bushel- based on
delivery to the Northern AG elevator in Yukon yesterday.
The full listing of cash canola bids at country points
in Oklahoma can now be found in the daily Oklahoma Cash
Grain report- linked above.
Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio
Oklahoma Network with Jim Apel and Tom Leffler-
analyzing the Futures Markets from the previous Day.
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
Ivan Rains Arrive From the East
friend and colleague Alan Crone
from the News on 6 in Tulsa deserves the credit
for the headline here as he called the weather
pattern that was pushed in from the east across
Oklahoma Saturday night into Sunday morning a
"Crazy Ivan" which is a reference to the Movie
"Hunt for the Red October" where the submarine
skipper spoke of Russian Sub Commanders who would
suddenly out of the blue make a major course
change for no apparent reason in order to see if
anyone was tracking them or not- this during the
Cold War a few years back.
writes this morning on his regular blog on the
News on 6 website "This somewhat unusual weather
pattern that brought us a pleasant cool down
yesterday with scattered storms across eastern
Oklahoma will remain through at least Tuesday, and
possibly Wednesday, before the heat and humidity
return for the second half of the
week. The large upper level low
is now located west to southwest of the immediate
area. We'll continue to have a shot at
periodic showers and storms circulating around the
main upper level low for the next 36 to 48 hours
before the low weakens more as it slides
area that received the most rainfall yesterday was
central and western OK where 1 to 2 inches of rain
occurred as temps remained in the upper 60s and
lower70s for afternoon highs."
single rainfall location to this point from this
system belongs to Kingfisher (based on Mesonet
data) with 2.55 inches of rainfall on July
14th!?!!?! AND- lots of locations with much cooler
than normal temps and rainfall of more than an
inch of rainfall.
Click here to take a look at a
snapshot of the rainfall totals as of 6:30 AM this
morning- and click here for the real time ever
updating map from the Oklahoma Mesonet site.
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daily email. We are looking forward to CROPLAN,
the seed division of WinField, providing
information to wheat producers in the southern
plains about the rapidly expanding winter canola
production opportunities in Oklahoma. Winfield
reps hope to see you later this week at the 9th
Annual Winter Canola Conferences in Enid and
Altus. Click here for more information on
Crop Review and Canola Conferences Preview with
Dr. Ron Sholar
Ron Sholar of the Oklahoma Oilseed Commission says
that winter canola crop performance for 2013 in
Oklahoma was much the same as the wheat crop.
"There were a few good fields of canola harvested
in southwestern Oklahoma," he said, "but for the
most part, dry planting conditions last fall,
sparse rainfall over the winter and late-season
freezes severely limited the canola harvest south
of Interstate 40.
"North of the
interstate, like the wheat crop, there was
sufficient moisture to make a good crop, in some
instances. there were outstanding
Sholar explained average
winter canola yield in southwestern Oklahoma was
1,000 pounds of seed per acre with some fields
yielding as much as 1,500 pounds per
"North of Interstate 40 in the
north central and northwestern portions of
Oklahoma, the yields were much better," he said.
"Fields averaged 2,500 pounds of seed per acre up
to 3,000 pounds per acre." He added that
while we didn't see any record breaking yields-
the crop performed very well given the adverse
weather conditions the crop faced since the
planting window of last fall.
Sholar wants to invite anyone interested in winter
canola production in the state to check out either
one of the upcoming Winter Canola Conferences- one
is planned this Wednesday at the new Enid
Convention Hall and the second will be Thursday in
Altus at Western Oklahoma State College.
Click here to read more- to watch
our video as seen on KWTV News9 this past Saturday
or to have a chance to listen to our audio
conversation with Ron about the crop and about the
Extends Acreage Reporting Deadline Out to August
Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M.
Garcia today announced an extension of the FSA
acreage reporting deadline. Farmers and landowners
have an additional 18 calendar days to submit
their annual report of acreage to their local FSA
county office with the deadline extended from
Monday, July 15, 2013, to Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.
Only the FSA reporting deadline has been extended.
The acreage reporting requirement for crop
insurance has not changed and remains July
"We want to ensure our producers
maintain their program benefits by filing their
reports accurately and in a timely manner for all
crops and land uses, including prevented and
failed acreage," said Administrator
Accurate acreage reports are
necessary to determine and maintain eligibility
for various programs, such as the Direct and
Counter-cyclical Program (DCP); the Average Crop
Revenue Election Program (ACRE); the Conservation
Reserve Program (CRP); and the Non-insured Crop
Disaster Assistant Program (NAP).
reports for FSA are considered timely this year
when filed at the county office by the new
applicable final crop reporting deadline of Aug.
2, 2013. Producers should contact their county FSA
office if they are uncertain about reporting
Read more by clicking here-
including the explanation of why the FSA deadline
can shift and the RMA deadline cannot.
President Terry Detrick Hopeful Farm Bill Turns
Into Farm Law
Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union
(AFR/OFU) President Terry Detrick made the
following statement following the passage of H.R.
2642, the 2013 House Farm Bill:
the House of Representatives only unified effort
was their ability to stand against each other! I
am disappointed the House leadership was forced to
disregard a long-held tradition of our nation in
order to unify their party in passing a farm bill.
I am hopeful that our system of government that
has served us well for more than 200 years will
work out in the long run.
farm policy is at the mercy of a Congress that is
predominately non-agricultural and has little idea
what it takes to successfully produce our nation's
food supply. By separating the
agriculture/nutrition coalition and removing the
1949 law that provided enough leverage to
periodically mandate action on farm policy,
conditions are ripe to dismantle the most
efficient food production and supply system in the
"I continue to hope that the
final conference committee version of the farm
bill will be something workable for all
agriculture producers and food consumers-a goal
still achievable before this vital legislation is
brought to a final vote before the House and
Read more by clicking here of
Detrick's take on the House action last week on
the 2013 Five Year Farm Bill.
Propose Legislation to Establish Tax Exempt Ag
Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the
U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition
and Forestry, and Sen. John Thune
(R-SD), a Member of the Committee, today
introduced a bipartisan bill with Rep.
Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Rep. Ron
Kind (D-WI) that will help spur new
agricultural research by leveraging private
dollars to create charitable partnerships between
universities and private entities. The bill, the
Charitable Agricultural Research Act, amends the
tax code to allow for the creation of new
charitable, tax-exempt agricultural research
organizations, which are similar to medical
research organizations that have been successfully
supporting innovation in medical sciences since
the current tight budget environment Congress
needs to enact innovative legislation, such as
this bill, which will encourage private donors to
help meet shortfalls in agriculture research
funding," Sen. Thune said. "I am pleased to
introduce this bill with Chairwoman Stabenow as it
will provide a new investment tool for donors
wishing to dedicate their own resources to
agriculture research. Production agriculture's
current economic strength is a direct result of
research that-among other things-has increased
crop yields, made livestock healthier, and made
food safer. Our bill will facilitate the transfer
of much-needed private funding to agricultural
concept has been championed by several groups in
Oklahoma in the recent past- being urged on by the
Noble Foundation- one of the truly unique non
profits in the country when it comes to ag
research and interaction with farmers and ranchers
in their service area. To read more about
these bills being dropped into the hopper up in
our nation's capitol- click here.
to host a Tornado Relief Supply Drive at the OCA
this year's 61st Annual Oklahoma Cattlemens
Association Convention and Trade Show in Midwest
City, the OCA is hosting a tornado relief supply
and food drive that will benefit those affected by
the May Tornado that hit the Shawnee/McLoud area.
All of the items collected are going directly to
the Emmanuel Baptist Church in McLoud. We will
have a designated area in the convention center
where you can make donations and drop off
The Emmanuel Baptist Church in
McLoud has been helping the victims in their area
since the disastrous tornado hit. They feed
200-300 people three meals a day, hand out
supplies to continue the work and have a food
pantry where people can purchase items at a much
discounted price. Items in need are: Gatorade,
bottled water, work gloves, gas cans, canned
fruits and vegetables, other non-perishable food
items, gift cards to Lowe's, Home Depot, Walmart
and gas cards. They also accept fresh fruits and
veggies to provide the workers at each meal they
serve. Volunteers are always welcome to help with
prepping, cooking and serving breakfast, lunch and
dinner. You can go to the church's website by clicking here for more
by the way, for the OCA meeting are July 25-27-
next week- in Midwest
200,000 Cattle Sold This Past Week by Superior
During Their Week in the Rockies
latest Superior Video Livestock
Auction is now behind us- and they ended
up offering over 200,000 head of cattle from
across the US during their Week in the Rockies XV
held all of last week.
have received a recap of the sale from the
Superior folks- click here to take a look at what
calves, yearlings and more were selling for in the
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