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with cash and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash
Cattle market stands, the latest Feeder Cattle Markets
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
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
$9.95 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
Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio
Oklahoma Network with Leslie Smith and Tom
Leffler - analyzing the Futures Markets from the
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
Seeks Endless Control with 'Waters of the US Rule'
Says Jack Field
Field, Washington cattleman and Executive
Vice President of the Washington Cattlemen's
Association says it doesn't matter where cattlemen
raise their cattle or hang their hat, all
cattlemen should be concerned over the proposed
Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Waters
of the U.S. rule. He says it will have a
profoundly negative impact on producers anywhere
in the United States.
concerned that this proposal will dramatically
narrow the exemption for normal agricultural,
ranching and civic cultural activities and also
create a de facto best management practice list
which would be interpreted as an 'ag practices
act' by taking what are currently voluntary
incentive based activities established by the
Natural Resource Conservation District and
creating those as a requirement that must be
adhered to strictly as by letter of the practice,"
"The concern that we have
is that if a producers don't have a NRCS practice
implemented that is listed on the prescriptive
list of 56, then they would be required to obtain
a 404-Permit," Field said. "I don't think any
rancher has ever thought or would ever assume
there would be a need a permit for grazing cattle
on a riparian area or for installing a
Click to read or listen to more
comments from Jack Field on the scope of 'Waters
of the US' proposal on the Beef Buzz.
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you who participated in this spring's 2014
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Previously known as the Southern Plains Farm Show,
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Pork Expo Underway and Showcasing US Hog
20,000 pork producers and related professionals
from 32 countries are attending World Pork
Expo today through Saturday at the Iowa
State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Presented
by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC),
Expo features the world's largest pork-specific
trade show with some 375 commercial exhibits in
more than 310,000 square feet of indoor and
outdoor exhibit space.
"World Pork Expo
is a showcase of pork production; it's where
producers get together and share ideas," says
Howard Hill, NPPC president and Iowa pork
producer. "It offers a great opportunity for pork
producers to get a crash course in what's
The trade show will display the
latest products, services and technologies
available to pork producers from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
on Wednesday, June 4, and Thursday, June 5, as
well as from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 6.
The Agriculture Building will mark its second year
of exhibits, featuring the America's Best Genetics
display and the International Visitors
Click to read more about the
World Pork Expo.
of a Short Crop of Canola Underway in Southern
harvest is underway, and as expected, yields are
coming up short in 2014. The Executive Director of
the Great Plains Canola Association, Dr.
Ron Sholar, talked with Lyndal
Stout of SUNUP on Wedenesday about canola
Sholar told Stout that the 2014 crop will be a
short crop, because of less than half of normal
rainfall was seen across the entire winter
wheat/winter canola belt in Texas, Oklahoma and
Kansas. Lack of rain from December through April
took its toll even as the crop in many cases
waited on rainfall that never came.
Sholar does not believe that this
year's problems will derail continuing interest in
canola, saying the value as a rotational crop with
winter wheat to break the weed cycle in wheat got
many farmers interested in canola, and it's
ability to be a profitable crop will be a key
factor in the number of acres to continue to
increase. Dr. Sholar points to the Northstar
Canola processing plant to be built in Enid over
the next couple of years as evidence that the
infrastructure is continuing to be developed to
support increases in acres for several years to
Click here for more- and a chance
to hear Ron Sholar's comments in a special audio
report we have anchored for our web story.
Farm Bureau Recognizes Legislators for Supporting
Oklahoma Farm Bureau Board of Directors today
announced the 2014 OKFB 100 Percent Club members.
The award is based on a 100 percent voting record
on key Farm Bureau legislative measures during the
2014 Oklahoma legislative session.
"This honor is given to those
legislators who support Farm Bureau's mission to
protect personal property rights, keep taxes low
and boost agricultural and rural business," said
John Collison, OKFB vice
president of public policy and media relations.
"We greatly appreciate their leadership at the
state Capitol this year."
following 20 senators received the designation:
Mark Allen, Don Barrington, Brian Bingman, Larry
Boggs, Cliff Branan, Corey Brooks, Bill Brown, Kim
David, Eddie Fields, A.J. Griffin, Constance
Johnson, Clark Jolley, Ron Justice, Kyle Loveless,
Bryce Marlatt, Al McAffrey, Susan Paddack, Mike
Schulz, Ralph Shortey and John Sparks.
In the House, the list includes 23
representatives: John Bennett, Scott Biggs, David
Brumbaugh, Donnie Condit, David Derby, Dale
DeWitt, John Enns, Kay Floyd, Elise Hall, Mike
Jackson, Skye McNiel, Jason Murphey, Tom Newell,
Leslie Osborn, David Perryman, Brian Renegar, Sean
Roberts, Mike Sanders, Seneca Scott, T.W. Shannon,
Jerry Shoemake, Jason Smalley and Mike
Supports Consuming Protein Throughout the Day
new study published in the Journal of
Nutrition demonstrates that evenly
distributing protein across three meals (see
sample meal plan below) - or eating approximately
30 grams of protein at breakfast, lunch and dinner
(instead of consuming most of the daily protein
needs at one meal) improves daily muscle
maintenance, growth and repair rates in healthy
adults by 25 percent.1
involved healthy adults who followed diets with
two different distributions of protein throughout
the day: one that was evenly distributed
containing 30 grams of protein per meal, and the
other with an uneven protein distribution of 65
grams at dinner, 15 grams at lunch and 10 grams at
breakfast, like a typical American diet. Both
patterns included 90 total grams of protein each
day, which is consistent with current dietary
guidance for healthy adults and average intakes in
Lean beef was the primary
source of protein for each menu. This research
builds on the growing body of evidence supporting
the role of high-quality protein, like beef, in
healthy living, including muscle growth and
development. Visit BeefNutrition.org for recipes
and other ideas to help boost protein intake
throughout the day.
ideas on eating beef throughout the day click here.
Harvest Expands Statewide, Pressure to Harvest
Before Rain Arrives
harvest is moving quickly ahead as farmers and
custom harvesters work to get out this year's crop
before the weekend rains. Fields are being
cut as far north as Buffalo, Oklahoma. While
there are much fewer bushels that desired, nearly
all locations are reporting good quality week with
test weights between 58 - 62. Protein levels
are sporatic ranging from 11 to 16.
Producers and elevator managers do have concerns
the heavy rains predicted for this weekend might
start to have impacts on quality with regards to
test weight and sprouting.
the Oklahoma Wheat Commission's
June 4th report, one of the location the
report focuses on is Sentinel. "The wheat in
this region as far a quality looks extremely
favorable. Test weights ranging from 60 to
64 pounds per bushel. Yields are being
reported at 15 to 20 bushels for the most
part. One producer reported a yield of 31
bushels per acre on a 160 acre field."
complete report can be read by clicking here.
Case You Missed It- we talked with Michael
Kelsey of the Oklahoma Cattlemen's
Association this past Saturday morning about the
concerns that OCA has with the "waters of the US"
rule proposed by the EPA and the Army Corps of
Kelsey says there are
several major problems with the proposal from the
Obama Administration- and he calls on cattlemen
and others in agriculture to study the rule- click here for an overview of the
proposal as developed by the American Farm Bureau-
and once stakeholders are familiar with the
proposal- work on writing a comment to submit to
the EPA before the end of the comment period July
You can see the video of the In
the Field interview as seen on KWTV News9 that we
had with Michael Kelsey by clicking here.
of rain continue to look pretty good across much
of Oklahoma through this coming
weekend. Alan Crone with
the News on 6 in Tulsa has been watching a system
up in Kansas in the wee hours of this Thursday
morning- he says "We're tracking a complex of
thunderstorms this morning ( MCS) moving into
western Kansas at this hour ( 2:45am). This
complex will have the potential for strong to
severe storms producing damaging wind gusts for
several hours as it moves southeast. This
system may be near northern OK and southern Kansas
between 7am and 10am this morning and could still
produce damaging wind gusts for some
complex will exit the region by midday but
additional storms may be possible this afternoon
and early evening across the area. Another
storm complex is possible early Friday morning
across the area. This pattern for late night and
early morning storms will remain for the next
several days. "
Click here to read all of Alan's
comments in his daily blog found on the News on 6
website. And you can click here for the eastern Oklahoma
forecast as prepared by Alan, Travis
Meyer and the entire News on 6 team.
Central and Western Oklahoma- Jed
Castles, David Payne and
the gang are also watching these developing rain
storm chances- Jed tweets this morning "Best
chances for rainfall in OKC will occur between 7
AM and 10 AM Friday. Some areas could see a half
inch to an inch of rain." Click here for the complete
forecast for central and western counties of the
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