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here for the report posted yesterday afternoon
around 3:30 PM.
Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported
by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture.
Cash price for canola was
$9.41 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
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
Friday, October 25,
Planting, Ample Moisture Should Boost Quality of
2014 Wheat Crop, Mike Schulte
red winter wheat planting continues across the
state and Mike Schulte, executive
director of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission tells us
that producers are making excellent
"I'd say we're at 90
percent," Schulte says. "Earlier in the week
official statistics showed that 84 percent was
planted with 61 percent emerged in the
state. I thought those numbers
were a little bit high, but driving around central
Oklahoma this past week, we're starting to see a
lot of that crop emerging. It's extremely small
because it's been planted later, but I think it's
going to get up and we're going to, maybe, dodge a
bullet on this wheat that was planted last week
before the colder temperatures coming this next
Schulte says with ample rains in the
summer, producers were expecting to plant early
with expectations of wheat pasture. The rains
didn't resume until October and many farmers
planted their crop a little later than hoped,
working around the rains, reducing the chances for
back on the 2013 harvest, Schulte says the quality
of the crop in Oklahoma was very good.
quality of this crop has been really good,
especially for the baking industry and the foreign
markets. They are really wanting this crop. We've
had good mix absorption, good loaf volumes for
breads-things that bakers would be looking
You can read more of this story or
listen to the full interview by clicking here. Mike will
also join me on "In the Field" Saturday morning on
News 9 about 6:40.
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Urges Farm Bill Conference Committee to Preserve
Safety Net, Relieve Regulatory
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC)
sent a letter on Thursday to the leaders of the
House and Senate conference committee on the farm
bill outlining the top recommendations of
America's farmer-owned businesses in the
"Of primary importance,
the farm bill must preserve the long-standing
rural-urban alliance that reinforces the fact that
food security, investment in rural America and a
safety net for those in need are priorities
benefitting the entire nation," the letter states.
"Key to the success of this conference committee
will be emphasizing those issues that unite
producers, regardless of commodity or location,
rather than those issues that divide agriculture."
The letter urged the conference committee
to ensure that any final report include a
meaningful and equitable safety net for producers
across all commodities. In particular, NCFC urged
support for the dairy reform provisions that are
contained in the Senate version of the farm bill
and that are supported by dairy farmers of all
sizes and in all regions of the country.
find more of this story and a link to the NCFC's
letter by clicking here.
other group that we know has written the Farm Bill
conferees is the National Association of
Wheat Growers- at the top of their
'suggestions'- "Do No Harm to Crop
Click here for more details on
their letter and a link to read the full letter as
Monitor Catches Up; Conditions Show Continued
newest U.S. Drought Monitor finally caught up on
all the rainfall and the drought impacts that were
improved due to that rainfall, says Associate
State Ciimatologist Gary McManus.
Now the state is about where it was going into
mid-summer with most of central, north central,
northeast and east central Oklahoma out of any
sort of drought/dry designation.
means 43% of the state is without any color on the
drought map, leaving about 57% of the state still
in D0-Abnormally Dry to D4-Exceptional drought.
Most of the worst conditions are confined to the
northwest in the Panhandle and also down to the
The latest improvements are due
to that rainfall of more than a week ago now, but
it had come after the 7am Tuesday morning cutoff
point for last week's map. That's why there are
improvements on this week's map despite any
significant rainfall this week (although central
Oklahoma saw a nice line of an inch or more, but
that was in areas without drought already).
The reason drought hasn't gone completely
away down in the southern reaches of the state are
evident when you look at the longer-term rainfall
maps and that magical Aug. 17 date when the great
summer rains shut off and flash drought
materialized across the area, McManus said.
Click here to read more and to
see the latest Drought Monitor map.
in Argentina and Australia Could Boost Prices for
U.S. Wheat, Kim Anderson Says
his weekly preview to Saturday's SUNUP program on
OETA, OSU Grain Market Specialist Kim
Anderson talks to Lyndall
Stout about how what's going on in
Argentina and Australia could affect U.S. grain
"The situation is lower expected
production in both Argentina and Australia. But
the big news is out of Argentina where the wheat
prices are reported to be up around $17 per
bushel. They exported a large percentage of their
wheat, but their wheat stocks are extremely short.
Their harvest isn't going to start for another two
or three weeks. There are riots in the street
because of the cost of bread and the cost of
flour. Argentina may not export any wheat until we
get into the January or February time
Anderson said drought and protein
problems could hit Australia hard, lowering their
yields and quality.
Back at home, Anderson
says, "The Oklahoma wheat crop looks just
excellent. The USDA released their crop conditions
report, the majority of the wheat is in good to
excellent condition, much, much better than we've
seen the last couple of years."
can listen to the full preview and see the lineup
for this week's SUNUP program by clicking
Ends Purchases of Canadian Cattle for Their US
Processing Plants- Blames mCOOL- Irks
of the revised Country of Origin Rule that was put
into place in May of this year, Tyson Foods has
made the decision not to purchase cattle fed in
Canada to slaughter in their US processing plants.
Public Relations Manager Worth
Sparkman with Tyson Foods at their
northwest Arkansas headquarters has provided us
with the following statement:
others in the North American beef industry, we're
very disappointed by the changes made in the U.S.
country of origin labeling rules. These new rules
significantly increase costs because they require
additional product codes, production breaks and
product segregation, including a separate category
for cattle shipped directly from Canada to U.S.
beef plants without providing any incremental
value to our customers. Unfortunately, we don't
have enough warehousing capacity to accommodate
the proliferation of products requiring different
types of labels due to this regulation."
(You can read more of this statement by clicking here.)
USA President Bill Bullard called
Tyson's move a ploy by Tyson to control Congress
and the courts.
is flexing its muscle to demonstrate to our U.S.
courts that it alone can literally devastate
livestock producers in the U.S., Canada and
elsewhere if it doesn't get its way," said R-CALF
USA CEO Bill Bullard. "This is blatant economic
and political extortion." (Click here to read more from
folks- it's Soapbox time for a moment- Under the
Jeopardy category of "The Irony of it
All"- it's pretty fascinating that R-Calf
is crying fowl (pun intended) over the Tyson
announcement. On one hand- Bullard and his
folks have simply got to love the idea of no
Canadian cattle coming into this country and
competing with US beef- even though the genetics
are largely the same- the are grain fed cattle and
provide much needed tonnage when US beef supplies
are so historically tight. R-Calf is mad
because Tyson has told people what they are doing
and putting the blame where they see it- on a
regulation that they don't have the ability to
comply with- if they keep on buying those cattle.
R-Calf folks are worried that this might influence
Congress to consider changes in COOL as they deal
with the 2013 Farm Bill- they want USDA to have a
free hand to keep their language intact- and
that's why they are calling Tyson "bullies" in
rocking the COOL boat.
sounds like from the R-Calf release that Bill
Bullard simply wants Tyson to shut up and buy
Canadian cattle and and lose money as they do all
the extra work to obey the revised COOL
Little Named Champion at LMA's 2nd World Livestock
Little of Wann, Okla., proved his talent
as a livestock auctioneer at the second qualifying
event for the Livestock Marketing Association's
(LMA) World Livestock Auctioneer Championship
(WLAC). The qualifying event took place at Blue
Grass South Livestock Market, Stanford, Ky.,
Little, a 20-year veteran to
the livestock auctioneer field, is no stranger to
the WLAC. He has competed 13 previous years and
earned the qualifying event champion title a few
times. Little says he looks forward to the contest
every year and enjoys the opportunity to "showcase
his abilities and get to see great friends who are
in the business, catch up on old
Also making a great showing were
the Reserve Champion, Brian Curless, Pittsfield,
Ill., and Runner-up Champion, Billy Younkin,
Click here to read
N That- Superior's Regular Sale, Jamison's First
Sale and FFA Alert
have been touting the Select Female Sale of
Superior this week- that sale of 10,000
replacement heifers and cows happened yesterday-
click here to see the results of
addition to that sale- Superior also has a regular
every other week Friday sale as well- set to begin
at 8:00 AM central time today.
Click here for details- about
22,000 head of cattle will be on offer for this
satellite and internet live auction.
up tomorrow in Beggs is the Jamison and
Jamison Bull and Female sale- this sale
features some excellent Hereford and courtesy of
Express Ranches, Angus genetics.
bull part of this sale will include 48 Hereford
Bulls and 23 Angus Bulls- the Angus bulls being
brought in from Express Ranches of Yukon.
Several of the Hereford Bulls are guest
consignments from Curry Herefords of
Manager Eddie Sims says he has
gotten a lot of interest in the set of females
that will be sold as well- that includes 150
commercial bred heifers.
learn more about this sale- click here or call Eddie at
of FFA members are getting ready this weekend to
head the first of this coming week to Louisville,
Ky. for the 2013 National FFA
Convention. Over a thousand FFA
members from Oklahoma will be there- many of them
either competing in National contests, being
honored for achievements (like the National
Chapter awards where Oklahoma has the second most
Gold Emblem chapters in the country) or receiving
their American FFA Degrees. In the old days- we
called that the American Farmer Degree!
will be there all of this coming week reporting in
a variety of ways- via this email, on our website,
on our SKYPE video updates on News9 and News on 6
in the 5 am hour Tuesday through Friday, in our
radio network reports, via Twitter, Facebook, and
FLICKR as well on our smartphone App. We do
want to thank the Oklahoma FFA
Association and the Oklahoma FFA
Alumni Association for sponsoring our
reports again this year- and we invite you to
check back often next week as we report from the
city of my birth.
Click here for the Oklahoma FFA
website's National Convention page to learn more
about some of those who will be representing
Oklahoma this coming week!
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