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with cash and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash
Cattle market stands, the latest Feeder Cattle Markets
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 futures- click
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
$9.71 per bushel- based on delivery to the Northern AG
elevator in El Reno 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 Ed Richards 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
Corn Planting Nearing Completion, Early Condition
farmers are nearing the end of corn planting,
according to a report released Monday by the US
Department of Agriculture. Farmers are
tracking slightly ahead of the five year average
with ninetyfive percent of the nation's corn crop
planted. Progress is nearing completion in most
cornbelt states. Planting is behind the five
year average in Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota,
Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
is also keeping pace with the five-year
average. USDA released its first forecast
for the condition of the 2014 U.S. corn
crop. According to this report, the 2014
corn crop is in better condition than the record
crop of 2013 was at this point in the year with 76
percent of planted acres in good or excellent
condition. At this point last year, only 63
percent of acres fared as well.
some grew concerned only a few weeks ago as
weather kept many farmers from their fields, hard
work and determination have set us back on course"
said NCGA President Martin Barbre. "We are pleased
to see the high level of crop quality this first
assessment indicates, but simultaneously we are
all too aware of the many challenges which might
lie ahead as the summer progresses. No matter what
we may face, know that farmers will use the best
practices and most innovative tools to ensure a
successful crop in 2014."
which saw the most severe planting delays the week
prior made significant progress to push overall
corn acres planted to 95 percent complete this
week.At this point, overall planting progress sits
one point ahead of the five-year
than average emergence in a many states offset
delays in late-planting states with emergence
sitting even with the five-year average of 80
percent as of June 1. Colorado, Indiana,
Missouri, South Dakota and Texas exceeded the
five-year average for emerged acres by ten or more
points with Colorado a full 15 points
first report of the 2014 corn crop condition
indicated quality superior to that seen in the
2013 crop at this point. With 76 percent of the
crop in good or excellent condition and no reports
of corn in very poor condition, this first glimpse
suggests a crop of quality superior to that of the
record-production seen the year prior.
the complete National Crop Progress report
released on Monday afternoon, click here.
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USDA Crop Weather Report for Southern
has received measurable precipitation this past
week ranging from .70 of an inch in the south
central district to 1.37 inches in the southeast
district. The panhandle and southwest also
received precipitation, unfortunately too late for
the wheat crop and not enough for subsoil
moisture. The weekly crop progress report
from the US Department of Agriculture shows the
state's winter wheat crop continues to deteriorate
with 78 percent in poor to very poor
condition. Eighty-three percent of the
canola rated in poor to very poor condition.
Oklahoma's corn planting has reached 98 percent
complete, soybean planting is 53 percent complete
and peanut planting has reached 80 percent
complete by Sunday.
Click here for the full Oklahoma
also received scattered rain showers over the last
week, which will provide much need moisture for
the emergence of recently planted corn and
soybeans. Winter wheat conditions rated 28
percent very poor, 34 poor, 27 fair, 10 good, and
1 excellent. You can read the full Kansas report
by clicking here.
of Texas received seven inches or
more of rainfall this past week. Winter
wheat harvest was underway in areas of the
Northern High Plains. Wet conditions in the
Blacklands delayed small grain harvest. Harvest of
winter wheat continued in North East Texas, aided
by warm weather. Wheat harvest was underway in
areas of the Southern Low Plains. For the full
Texas report click here.
Harvest Gaining Speed as Combines Roll In Southern
and Central Oklahoma
2014 wheat harvest is starting to pick up across
the state of Oklahoma, with the USDA reporting
that six percent of the crop has been harvested as
of June first- versus a five year average by this
date of 20% completed. Radio Oklahoma Ag Network
Assistant Farm Director Leslie
Smith talked with Mike
Schulte of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission
about harvest conditions as he was preparing to
release the Wheat Commission's June second wheat
harvest report- you can read the full harvest
report as well as hear Mike's comments by clicking here.
best news coming from both the published wheat
harvest report and from Schulte's comments with
Leslie Smith is the fact that test weights
seem to be better than anticipated.
Yields are right in line with USDA predictions so
far to this point. Although the wheat is not ready
to harvest in Northern regions of the state, heavy
rains did land in many parts of Northern Oklahoma
over the past 24 hours. In Cherokee, Oklahoma some
areas received over 3 inches of moisture while
other parts received over 1 inch of moisture.
While many do not want to turn the rain away
producers are hopeful they can get good weather
the next few days so harvest will move
One of the locations that the
OWC report focuses on is Frederick. "Harvest has
started rolling in this region over the past
weekend. Production is somewhat better than
anticipated on the wheat that is being harvested.
Test weights have been ranging from 58 to 62 lbs.
with a favorable average around the 59 to 60 lb.
range. Yields are being reported from 11 to 18
bushels per acre. Proteins reported to be
averaging around 12 to 14 percent."
complete report can be read by clicking
Beef and Pork Exports Surging Despite Higher
you step back and take big picture look at the
beef and pork exports right now, first quarter
turn out pretty good says Jim
Robb Director of the Livestock Marketing
"I think overall for
the first quarter of this year, we were pleasantly
surprised on total red meat exports," Robb said.
"Both beef and pork were up substantially for the
first quarter and we have record high beef prices,
so that's the good news."
the beef front, we had for the month of March,
exports up over five percent from year ago levels,
with very strong exports to two key countries,
Mexico and South Korea, Robb said. "Some softness
some other markets, but those are two markets that
we really do watch closely and are two of top four
Click to read more comments from
Jim Robb- who joined us for today's Beef Buzz, as
heard on great radio stations across the region on
the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network.
Farm Bureau Calls Obama Carbon Reduction Plan
Harmful for US Agriculture
Environmental Protection Agency's latest
greenhouse gas proposal will harm the nation's
economy, rural communities and America's farm and
ranch families if implemented, the American Farm
Bureau Federation said Monday.
attempt to impose a 30-percent reduction in carbon
dioxide on the nation's power plants will lead to
higher energy prices. Farmers would face not just
higher prices for electricity, but any
energy-related input such as fertilizer. Rural
electric cooperatives that rely on old coal plants
for cheap electricity would be especially hard
"U.S. agriculture will pay more for
energy and fertilizer under this plan, but the
harm won't stop there," American Farm Bureau
Federation President Bob Stallman
said. "Effects will especially hit home in rural
Click here for the complete
comments released by AFBF on Monday afternoon.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt has
also weighed in on the Obama plan, saying "Through
its top-down approach, the EPA is taking away the
ability of the states to design and implement
plans suitable to each state's unique
circumstances" and adds that the Climate Action
Plan of the President is a "plan that has no
legal basis or the force of law. It will
undoubtedly lead to higher electricity rates, job
losses and increased manufacturing costs as
coal-fired power plants, which provide 40 percent
of our baseload power, are taken offline."
Click here for more on Pruitt's
reaction to the EPA proposed rule.
Markets Continue Red Hot, Peel Says
S. Peel, Oklahoma State University
Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist, writes
in the latest Cow/Calf Corner
Widespread rains over the
Memorial weekend may have curtailed holiday
activities but were enthusiastically welcomed by
cattle producers in the Southern Plains. Much of
the worst drought areas in eastern New Mexico,
western Texas and western Oklahoma received
rainfall that was very timely for forage
production. USDA's Weekly Weather and Crop
Bulletin reports that many locations across the
region had 5-day rain totals that equaled 50 to 90
percent of year to date rainfall totals. Rains
were heavy enough in some regions to provide
runoff and some replenishment of critically low
stock water supplies. Some areas missed out, with
limited rain totals in northwest Oklahoma,
southeast Colorado and southwest Kansas. Response
to the rain was immediate with pastures greening
up and forage growth starting by late last week.
However, subsoil moisture is still critically low
and follow-up moisture will be needed soon to
sustain crop and forage growth. The recent rains
are an encouraging start but there is still a long
way to go for recovery in the region. Drought
recovery heading into the heat of the summer is a
challenging prospect at best.
more with Derrell Peel click here.
N That- Kris Black Cream of the Crop Sale Set for
This Coming Saturday, OJCA in Chickasha for Their
the 13th Annual Kris Black Cream of the
Crop Female and Bull Sale coming this
Saturday June 7th at the Kris Black ranch in
Crawford, Oklahoma- 15 miles north of
and his family will be selling fall calving bred
heifers and donor prospects as well as a special
set of prospective herd bulls.
Kris Black herd is known for their outstanding
seedstock production and for top notch club calf
time on June 7th will be 12:30- Lunch will be
served before that.
information about the sale, call Kris
(580) 309-0711 or click here for our calendar
listing of their sale.
Oklahoma Junior Cattlemen's Association Preview
Show kicks off this Thursday and runs through
Saturday morning in Chickasaha.
The Preview Show
involves much more than the actual steer and
heifer show. Activities include the Beef
Ambassador Contest, Showmanship Contest, Livestock
Judging Contest, Fitting Contest, Quiz Bowl and
complete details, click here.
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