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Let's Check the Markets!
on RON Markets as heard on
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.
price for canola was $7.02 per bushel- based on
delivery to the McWillie elevator 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.
Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio
Oklahoma Network with Leslie Smith and Tom
Leffler- analyzing the Futures Markets from the previous
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
House Announces New Executive Actions to Combat
Obama administration announced on
Thursday a comprehensive set of new federal
actions to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant
bacteria and protect public health. Additionally,
the President's Council of Advisors on Science and
Technology (PCAST) is releasing a related report
on Combating Antibiotic Resistance.
discovery of antibiotics in the early 20th century
fundamentally transformed medicine; antibiotics
now save millions of lives each year in the United
States and around the world. Yet bacteria
repeatedly exposed to the same antibiotics can
become resistant to even the most potent drugs.
These so-called antibiotic-resistant bacteria can
present a serious threat to public health,
national security, and the economy. The
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
antibiotic-resistant infections are associated
with an additional 23,000 deaths and 2 million
illnesses in the United States each year. The
estimated annual impact of antibiotic-resistant
infections on the national economy is $20 billion
in excess direct health care costs, and as much as
$35 billion in lost productivity from
hospitalizations and sick days.
Pork Producers Council President Howard
Hill responded by saying "NPPC is
pleased that the administration agrees that more
research is needed and looks forward to working
further with FDA and USDA on determining the most
informed and appropriate solutions for combating
antibiotic resistant bacteria."
Meat Institute Vice President of Scientific
Affairs Betsy Booren, Ph.D.
responded in a statement "We appreciate the
White House's careful look at the complex issue of
antibiotic resistance and we share the view that
antibiotics are assets to human and veterinary
medicine that should be used thoughtfully and
appropriately. The recommendations that have
been shared echo what the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) conveyed last year --
that you cannot attack a complex problem in a
simple manner and that we must employ a
Farm Bureau Federation President Bob
Stallman said in a statement, "We
encourage those developing a strategy on this
issue with the goal of protecting our nation's
farms and the American people to continue a
dialogue with farmers and ranchers in order to
ensure a successful outcome."
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Checkoff Sets FY2015 Plan of
Cattlemen's Beef Board will
invest about $39 million into programs of beef
promotion, research, consumer information,
industry information, foreign marketing and
producer communications in fiscal year 2015, if
this week's recommendation of the Beef Promotion
Operating Committee is approved by USDA, following
review by the full Beef Board.
action concluding its Sept. 16-17 meeting in
Denver, the Operating Committee - including 10
members of the Beef Board and 10 members of the
Federation of State Beef Councils - approved
checkoff funding for a total of 18 "Authorization
Requests," or proposals for checkoff funding, in
the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2014. The
committee also recommended full Beef Board
approval of a budget amendment to reflect the
split of funding between budget categories
affected by their decisions.
"As both a
producer and a checkoff leader, it's rewarding to
see the tremendous efforts that go into
responsible investment of producers' and
importers' hard-earned dollars into solid checkoff
programs that produce results," said Beef Board
and Operating Committee Chairman Kim
Brackett, a cattle producer from Idaho.
"I am truly excited about the opportunities that
we have before us as an industry and so pleased
that we have our checkoff to take those
In the end, the Operating
Committee approved proposals from eight national
beef organizations for funding through the FY15
Cattlemen's Beef Board budget. Click here to read out the
proposals that were proposed and accepted this
George Addresses Changes to Beef Checkoff to
Attract More Contractors
representative of the National Cattlemen's
Beef Association contends the beef
checkoff is not broken, but it is underfunded.
NCBA Past President and Wyoming dairy producer
Scott George has been serving as
a representative for NCBA in the beef checkoff
enhancement working group. For the past three
years the group has been meeting and discussing
how to make the nation's beef checkoff better.
George believes the checkoff is doing extremely
well as indicated by a checkoff funded project
that quantified producers return on investment
from the checkoff.
"The beef checkoff
is returning $11.20 for every dollar invested,"
George. "That is best return of any checkoff that
I have ever heard of. So the program is working in
my opinion very very well and quite honesty there
are a lot of the groups in this group of 11 that
have been meeting that feel that very way that
this program is working very well. That we don't
need to making any drastic changes, but we could
make some tweeks that will help to be a little
more efficient. No one has been opposing
The beef checkoff
enhancement working group has been making changes
over the past three years. In the first meeting
stakeholders shared their displeasure that
organizations that came into existence after 1985
and they couldn't become contractors. George said
the group agreed and US Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack
made that change so now all these other ag
organizations are eligible. While the policy
allows newer organizations to become contractors
of the checkoff, so far none of them have stepped
forward. Click here to read or to listen
to our interview where George addresses why some
groups don't propose projects for checkoff
Gap' a Real Problem In Oklahoma
is an essential part of a healthy diet, but
thousands of Oklahomans are missing out in getting
the important nutrients through milk.
Unfortunately those in the greatest need can
rarely get milk through their local food bank.
Dairy Max Spokesperson
Susan Allen said food bank
recipients typically receive about one gallon of
milk per year.
"Milk is actually one
of the most requested items at a food bank, but
its the most rarely given item at a food bank,"
dairy producers are working with Feeding
America with a brand new program called
the "Great American Milk Drive". Allen said this
is a program to get milk into the homes of those
who are hungry. By giving a small five dollar
donation online or by texting, this creates a
coupon for milk based on the donor's zip code.
This donation is made to the closest food bank so
a family can go in and receive a coupon to go get
a fresh gallon of milk at the store.
"This project is just another great
example of how dairy farmers have gotten behind a
program to help other people and in this case its
hungry Oklahomans," she said.
Click here to learn more on how
to donate to the "Great American Milk Drive". At
this link, you can listen to our full conversation
with Allen about the Great American Milk Drive and
other promotional efforts that Dairy Max has
working on behalf of dairy farmers in central and
western Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and southwest
Susan Allen will be our featured 'In The Field'
guest this Saturday morning. Watch our
interview on KWTV, News9 at 6:40 am Saturday
Testifies on Benefits of District-led Soil Health
Association of Conservation Districts
(NACD) Chief Executive Officer John
Larson testified Thursday at a House
Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy
and Forestry hearing examining "the benefits of
promoting soil health in agriculture and rural
America." In his remarks, Larson highlighted the
role of soil and water conservation districts in
both the history and the future of the national
soil health movement.
districts are proud to be leading the way in soil
health," Larson said. "Without question, we
believe that soil health is the key to the future
productivity of agriculture and the protection of
our natural resources."
The benefits of
improved soil health reach far beyond the farm.
Healthy soils lead to higher water quality, by
allowing for better nutrient cycling and reducing
sediment runoff; a better ability to manage water
and reduce flood damage; and an increase in the
amount of carbon sequestered in the soil
Click here to learn more about
how NACD and its member conservation
districts and associations have been working hard
to put a renewed national focus on soil health.
Anderson Talks Downside Risk Turning Into
Reality for Wheat Prices
outlook for wheat prices is showing more downward
potential. Oklahoma State University Grain
Marketing Economist Dr. Kim
Anderson said between now and May 2015
the nearby Kansas City Board of Trade nearby
contract wheat price could get down to $4.25/bu.
He is basing his outlook on the 2008 - 2009
marketing year and 2009 -2010 marketing year price
trends and current corn price trends.
"If you look back at '08 and '09 the
stocks to use ratio was somewhere around 28 - 29
percent," Anderson said. " In '09 - '10 it
increased to up over 40 percent. Right now our
stocks to use ratio is around that 27 - 28 percent
and next year if we get this wheat planted good,
we got moisture, looks like we're having a big
crop, then we could follow the same price patterns
or near the same patterns as we followed back in
'08 - '09 and '09 - '10."
harvest will determine the outlook for prices. On
OSU's SUNUP TV program Anderson tells
Lyndall Stout that he has been
predicting a cash price at $5.50 with a futures
price at $6/bu. He said he is looking to lower
that futures price down to around $5.50 and it
could be as low $4.75. With a short crop the price
could go as high as $6.25
If the US
produces a large wheat crop coupled with a large
world wheat crop, Anderson said then wheat prices
could head down to $4.50 on the Kansas City wheat
futures contract. In taking 50 cents off that
price for the cash price farmers are looking at
Click here to read or to listen
to the full interview including Anderson's
recommendations in selecting a Farm Bill safety
net program. You will also find the full
lineup for this Saturday's SUNUP program.
Up- McAlester Stock Cow Sale, Caddo Research
Station Tour Talking Peanuts and Cotton and Heart
of America Farm Show
McAlester Stock Cow Sale is set
for tomorrow- Saturday, September 20th- these
folks will be selling over 750 head of Bred Cows,
Pairs, Bred Heifers, Open Heifers and Bulls.
details are here. You can also call the
McAlester Union Stockyards for info as well-
will be talking cotton and peanuts this coming
Tuesday afternoon/evening in a Twilight edition of
the Caddo Research Station Tour, starting at 4:30
pm, Tuesday, September 23rd. Bring your
peanut samples for hull blasting at 4:30- the
wagons will roll about 5:30 pm for the actual tour
to update you on peanut and cotton research at the
Caddo Station. (Mostly peanut updates- but cotton
specialist Randy Boman will
be on hand to discuss variety performance at this
buddy Mike Kubicek and the
Oklahoma Peanut Commission invite area farmers
growing peanuts this year or thinking about adding
them back into their rotation next year to come on
out on Tuesday afternoon.
Here are the details of that
event as found in our
Heart of America Farm Show gets
into ROAD GEAR today as the second day of the
three day run begins at 9:00 AM this
morning. Our colleague and friend
Travis Meyer from the News on 6
checked things out at the Show yesterday- and
here's his report last night- We will be there
today so stop by and say Howdy at the Radio
Oklahoma Ag Network booth.
Leslie Smith will be on hand
tomorrow- so come out and meet our newest addition
to our RON and Oklahoma Farm Report team!
Details are here from a story we
did recently on the 2014 Show.
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