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Let's Check the Markets!  



Today's First Look:  


Ron on RON Markets as heard on K101  

mornings with cash and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash Cattle market stands, the latest Feeder Cattle Markets Etc.



We 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 Futuresclick here for the report posted yesterday afternoon around 3:30 PM.



Okla Cash Grain:  

Daily Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture.



Canola Prices:  

Cash price for canola was $8.93 per bushel- based on delivery to the Northern AG elevator in Yukon  Wednesday. 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.



Futures Wrap:  

Our Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio Oklahoma Network with Jim Apel and Tom Leffler- analyzing the Futures Markets from the previous Day.



Feeder Cattle Recap:  

The National Daily Feeder & Stocker Cattle Summary- as prepared by USDA.



Slaughter Cattle Recap: 

The National Daily Slaughter Cattle Summary- as prepared by the USDA.



TCFA Feedlot Recap:  

Finally, here is the Daily Volume and Price Summary from the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.


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Your Update from Ron Hays of RON
   Friday, March 21, 2014
Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 
OYEGrandsFeatured Story:
Grand Champion Steer at OYE Shown by Madison Hudgins of Mannford- Details of All Four Grands at OYE



Of the thousands of market animals that were exhibited by their young 4-H and FFA owners this week at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, it all came down to the final handful of top animals that were in the hunt for the Grand Championship for their species. For the Market Steers- the best of best was shown by 17 year old Madison Hudgins of the Mannford FFA Chapter. Madison told us that this was only the second time she had "made the sale" at the Oklahoma Youth Expo. She says her steer's name is "KD" which stands for Kevin Durant- the star of the Oklahoma City Thunder. KD was the Champion Crossbred steer that won that part of the 2014 Market Steer show just hours earlier on Thursday.

The Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer was shown by Ryan Callahan of the Edmond 4-H club- his Reserve Grand was named the Champion Charolais steer earlier in the week. Click here for more details about the Steer Show at this year's event.

As for the other three Grand Champions:

The Grand Champion Barrow was shown by Rocky Zeller of Chattanooga FFA- click here for details on the Market Hog Grand Champion drive.

The Grand Champion Market Lamb was shown by Kyle Davis of Guthrie FFA- Click here for details on the Market Lamb Champion Drive.

And the Grand Champion Market Goat was shown by Emily Jackson of Hartshorne FFA - click here for details on the Market Goat Champion drive.

These young people will be leading off the Sale of Champions- set for this afternoon at 4 PM at the Norrick Arena in State Fair Park- we will have a catalog and order of sale on our website at Blue Green Gazette as soon as the OYE folks get it to us!


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OYEGatlinGatlin Squires Heads up LONG Line of  Scholarship Award Winners at OYE- Over $100,000 Handed Out 



Eight top FFA members were honored as Academic All Staters by the Oklahoma Youth Expo on Thursday evening, The Academic All State Program is designed to model athletic all state programs in which a select few are recognized for their outstanding achievement and dedication to success. Each of the eight Academic All State members were awarded a $5,000 educational scholarship during a special presentation in advance of the Grand Champion selections. 


Ranked first among the eight All State Winners was Gatlin Squires of the Kingfisher FFA Chapter. Just in advance of the ceremony on Thursday evening- we talked with Gatlin for a few moments- CLICK HERE to see the full list of 8 All Staters and to be able to listen to our conversation with Squires just ahead of that ceremony.




moeseltoreceiveMoesel to Receive Governor's Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture 


The Governor's Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture will be presented during a special ceremony on March 26, 2014, to Rodd Moesel of Oklahoma City. Moesel will be the 17th Oklahoman to be inducted into the Agriculture Hall of Fame by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry.A native of Oklahoma City, Moesel is the President and co-owner of American Plant Products and Services Inc. American Plant Products and Services Inc. is a wholesale company that raises foliage plants and sells greenhouse structures, equipment and supplies. His knowledge of the horticulture industry is well respected throughout the state and nation and has allowed him to contribute to a variety of agriculture organizations at both the state and national level.   

Moesel is extremely well-respected by his peers who have seen his dedication to the industry and to Oklahoma agriculture thrive over his lifetime. From his initial participation in the 4-H program as a youth where he took to heart the motto "to make the best better", Moesel has given selflessly of his time to serve on numerous boards and committees over the past 40 years. A few of these boards include the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Board, the Oklahoma State 4-H Foundation and the Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching (CARET). Moesel is also a graduate of the Oklahoma Agriculture Leadership Program -Class V and Leadership Oklahoma- Class III.


Click here to read the rest of this story.



afterstrangestartAfter 'Strange Start' Legislative Session has been Good for Farmers and Ranchers, Collison Says


The current Oklahoma legislative session got off to a strange start with a change of leadership in the House of Representatives said Oklahoma Farm Bureau's John Collison, but it didn't hamper their efforts to advance legislation beneficial to Oklahoma's farmers and ranchers.

"We were able to pass HJR 1006 or the Rep. Scott Biggs, Sen. Eddie Fields Bill which is the right to farm. So, that bill is moving over to the Senate and hopefully we'll have it up this next Monday in the Senate Ag Committee and then onto the floor for a pass and a vote of the people come November."

Collison said they are watching a couple of property tax bills very closely. There are also some property rights bills concerning wind energy that are also getting close scrutiny. He said it is very important that purchasers of property have the freedom to do with it what they envision when they make the purchase.  



You can listen to my interview with John Collison or read more of this story on our website by clicking here.


AND- watch for John  and I Saturday morning during my In the Field feature as seen on KWTV News9 around 6:40 AM during their Saturday morning news block.  


freezedamageFreeze Damage and Drought Playing a Part in Wheat Futures, Kim Anderson Says

Despite some drops toward the end of the week, wheat markets have been on an upward trajectory. Oklahoma State University Extension Grain Marketing Specialist Kim Anderson runs the numbers for Lyndall Stout in his preview for this week's SUNUP program.

"We've had a really good run in wheat prices-about $1.80 since early February. You look at that July contract price and it's up near $7.80. If it can close above $7.81 two consecutive days, then $8 will be the next target. That contract also has price support down at $7.58."

Anderson says the run-up in grain prices has extended to canola as well which has seen about a $1.40 increase in the past three weeks.

As harvest draws closer, Anderson says freeze damage and dry conditions have dropped yield potentials both for wheat and canola. 

Catch more of Kim Anderson's analysis and this week's SUNUP lineup by clicking here.


nacdoutlinesNACD Outlines 2015 Appropriations Priorities


In letters to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittees, National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) President Earl Garber outlined NACD's appropriations priorities for critical conservation programs, including Conservation Technical Assistance, Environmental Quality Incentives Program, and Watershed Rehabilitation.

NACD supports President Obama's 2015 budget of $815 million as a base for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Operations (CO) account in the Fiscal Year 2015 Agriculture Appropriations Bill. The Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) program, part of the CO account administered by NRCS, supports critical, voluntary conservation practices to ensure quality water, productive land and other vital environmental benefits. Additionally, NACD requests that no funds be spent on the implementation of user fees for CTA provided through NRCS.

"User fees will discourage producers from implementing critical conservation practices at a time when they have the heavy burden of meeting the demand of a growing population," said Garber. "This will ultimately take a toll on our nation's natural resource base, when as we know, the cost of repair is always greater that the cost of proactive maintenance in the first place." 


Click here for more of this story and a link to the NACD's letters to Congress. 


thisnthatThis N That- Farm Transistion Workshops, Pollard Production Sale TOMORROW and Steer and Kid Talk with Jack Ward


A series of one-day workshops will take place throughout Oklahoma this spring for family farmers and ranchers interested in learning about the components of a successful farm transition. 


The first one is coming up March 24 in Chickasha with others on March 31 in Claremore, April 7 in Woodward and April 14 in Ardmore. Sessions will cover business and personal goal-setting, financial analysis, human resources, family communications, estate planning, estate taxes and retirement planning. 


The cost for attendees is $25 for a family of four and includes a lunch, refreshments and two farm transitions workbooks. Click here for more details.





Pollard Farms is hosting its 15th annual "Performance Genetics" Bull Sale tomorrow beginning at noon at the ranch in Waukomis, Oklahoma.


Up for sale are 90 home-raised service-age Angus bulls and five Hereford bulls.   Also selling are 45 registered Angus females and 15 commercial open heifers.

For more information, contact Eddie Sims at National Cattle Service, 580-595-1926, or go online at or  




He is one of the best Steer judges in the country- and Jack Ward spent a good bit of his week in Oklahoma at the 2014 Oklahoma Youth Expo as he served as the Steer Judge of this "world's Largest Junior Livestock Show."


We talked with Jack between the end of the class and breed selections and the Grand Champion drive on Thursday- and his comments about the Steers and the Kids Showing them at the Youth Expo is our Friday Beef Buzz.


Click here to check it out- we will have more with Jack next week as we talk today and tomorrow's beef industry as he puts on his American Hereford Association hat to talk beef industry direction with us(coming on next week's Beef Buzz!) 




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