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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 futures-   click 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 $9.74 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 above.


Futures Wrap:  

Our Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio Oklahoma Network with Leslie Smith 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
   Thursday, June 19, 2014
Howdy Neighbors! 

Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 
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FarmBureauFarm Bureau Pushes For Permanent Repeal of Death Tax  


With 218 co-sponsors-more than half of the House of Representatives-on board, legislation to repeal estate taxes is ripe for floor action, the American Farm Bureau Federation said on Wednesday.

Rep. Kevin Brady's (R-Texas) Death Tax Repeal Act, H.R. 2429, would repeal estate taxes, and maintain stepped-up basis.

"Although permanent law enacted as part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 provided significant estate tax relief, repeal is the best solution to protect all farms and ranches from the estate tax," said AFBF President Bob Stallman.

The estate tax burden falls heavily on farmers because it takes more capital assets, such as land and equipment, to generate the same level of income as other types of businesses.


While this measure would clear the House, there is ZERO chance it could pass the US Senate, especially as long as the Democrats maintain control of the 100 member body.   


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Wheat Harvest Continues Throughout Oklahoma  


Harvest is moving in most all regions of the state today, most of the wheat harvest is completed in the regions of Southwest Oklahoma from Grandfield to Frederick to Hobart. Test weights for the most part in all regions of the state are still favorable, however the heavy rains in Northern Oklahoma north and east of Enid have had an impact with regards to lower weights in those areas. Wheat harvest around Tonkawa and Ponca City is moving slower because of the heavy rains this past week and also moisture levels are not coming down as much in those areas because in some places the wheat is still not ready.



In the Oklahoma Wheat Commission's June 18th report, one of the location the report focuses on Kingfisher, where yields in this region are averaging around 21 to 22 bushels per acre. Protein averages are ranging from 12 to 14 percent. Test weights are averaging 58 to 58.5 pounds per bushel after the rains this last week, however test weights before the rains were higher around 60 to 63 pounds per bushel. This part of the state regarding Piedmont, Okarche, Watonga and Greenfield are approximately 90 percent complete with harvest.

The complete report can be read by Clicking Here.
US Ag Exports Well-Positioned in 2014, Tonsor Says


Red meat exports are off to an exceptional start in 2014. K-State Livestock Market Economist Glynn Tonsor says the US Department of Agriculture has a released a report from the Economic Research Service showing exports are strong for many US agricultural goods, not just red meat.

"The entire US agricultural commodity bucket, which is much broader than beef, is estimated to be up in value a full 31 percent for fiscal year 2014," Tonsor said.

"That's a huge increase in the value and its driven by some commodities with many more pounds, some commodities like beef a little bit change in the pounds and a notable change in value, couple that across the entire basket and that's very good for US ag, we are bringing more dollars home, if you like ," Tonsor said.


To read more about the export outlook or to listen to this edition of the Beef Buzz Click Here.


ERSreportTight Supplies Keeping Beef and Pork Prices Higher in 2014


Higher prices look to continue for beef and pork producers, according to the Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook released by the US Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service.

In the beef/cattle outlook, increased precipitation could also motivate support for prices already at record levels for all weights of feeder cattle and cows. Cow slaughter could decline for the second quarter with recent precipitation over the Southern Plains. Steer and heifer slaughter are currently below previous expectations, but could increase into summer. Based on recent and current feeder cattle and corn prices, even with the jump in fed cattle prices, the ERS reports red ink could reappear for cattle feeders this summer.

Packers appear to be seeing positive margins. Despite record price levels, lackluster demand for middle meats is exerting downward pressure on retail prices and wholesale cutout values.   



Click Here for a summary of the ERS report, including the outlook for pork producers.   

MullinRep. Mullin Introduces Legislation to Limit Regulatory Overreach


Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) introduced H.R. 4866, The Lesser Prairie Chicken Voluntary Recovery Act, a bill designed to address regulatory overreach by the federal government and enhance state and private sector conservation efforts of the lesser prairie chicken.

In effort to conserve the lesser prairie chicken, a historic amount of protected acreage was enrolled by both private landowners and industry - nearly 14 million acres under various agreements. Despite this unprecedented achievement, the Fish & Wildlife Service chose to list the species as threatened, resulting in economic challenges for the affected states.

By effectively reversing the listing for five years, this legislation would allow state and private sector conservation activities and the financial resources committed to conservation of this species a fair and reasonable amount of time to work.

The Fish & Wildlife Service would continue to monitor progress on conservation efforts, report to Congress on that progress annually, and ultimately retain the authority to list the species five years in the future if conservation efforts do not produce the results predictable.


Click Here to read the rest of the article.


Oklahoma Students to attend okPORK's Youth Leadership Camp

After reviewing applicants statewide, Oklahoma Pork Council (okPORK) officials have selected 12 Oklahoma high school students as 2014 okPORK Youth Leadership Camp participants. The students will spend June 23-27 learning about the pork industry, including production, sales and career opportunities.

The student participants are: Amber Conrady - Woodward, Jasmyn Davis - Mangum, Emily Franke - Covington, Cheyenne Gaff - Jet, Courtney Hendershot - Shawnee, Sadie Higgins - Cement, Logan Holt - Shattuck, Robert Johnson - Choctaw, Kassie Kilgore - Porter, Austin Kirk - Yukon, McKayla Malone - Big Cabin and Grant Wilber - Cherokee.  The educator participant is: Josh Davis - agriculture teacher at Bethel High School

The camp begins in Stillwater, and includes sessions in Ames, Hennessey, Guymon, Woodward and Springdale, Arkansas. Camp participants will learn all phases of the industry from breeding sows to selling pork chops. Participants will also complete a live animal evaluation and actually harvest and process the hogs they evaluate.

"We need more young people who are interested in careers in the pork industry," said Roy Lee Lindsey, Executive Director of okPORK. "This camp gives participants the opportunity to see all aspects of the industry while also educating them on issues that affect pork production from outside the farm."



ThisNtahtThis N That- Day Two for Ag in the Classroom Panhandle Roaming. Video Link to the Lankford-Shannon Debate and Here Comes the Rain!



Dana Bessinger with the Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom program continues to wander No Man's Land and found wifi to email us late last night with some of the highlights of Day 2 of the Bus Tour for 44 teachers who are the guests of AITC and the Ag Community: "First stop for Day Two on the Ag in the Classroom Tour was No Man's Land Beef Jerky. Their story is truly an inspirational story of a Made In Oklahoma company. The Smith family give back to soldiers, surprising them by sending boxes of beef jerky to military units overseas.  


"On our way to the Black Mesa we had Sherry Nye and Vikki Schumacher on the bus with us. 4th generation cattle ranchers, these Labrier girls know all about the grass, cattle, and ranches in Cimarron county. We saw the tracks of the Santa Fe Trail and several cowboys cattle branding, the old-fashioned way. This was an opportunity for some great discussion about animal handling.  


"We visited the Arthaud Family Farm. They grow wheat, canola, barley, millet, milo, corn, and cattle. Tomorrow(Thursday),  we will visit Seaboard Farms and Woodward Sale Barn. We are hoping to hear more about beef and maybe a poem or two from Jerry Nine."




Who won last night's Senatorial debate between Congressman James Lankford and State Representative TW Shannon?  The Tulsa World says both candidates polished up their talking points during the hour long conversation seen on News9 in Oklahoma City and the News on 6 in Tulsa.


If you watched last night- drop me an email by clicking here and give me your review of the encounter.  


And if you missed it- click here for the debate packaged up in segments.  





Rainfall is rolling across western Oklahoma as we finish up our email this morning(Click here to check rainfall totals realtime with the Mesonet)- and the prospects for significant rainfall totals look really good between now and next Tuesday.  Here is the QFC Five Day Forecast map that has a big hunk of Oklahoma painted with purple- and for this forecast map- that's a good thing.






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