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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 $6.45 per bushel- per bushel-
based on delivery to Oklahoma City yesterday (per
Oklahoma Dept of Ag).
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
Latest Farm and Ranch News
Update from Ron Hays of RON
Wednesday, January 21,
Reaction to the SOTU Centers on TPA and
ag groups reacted last night to President
Barack Obama's State of the Union- we
have four groups that we have posted stories on our website this morning- with
all four of them applauding the move to normalize
relations with Cuba and three of the four liking
his call on Congress to give him Trade Promotion
Authority so that he can finish negotiations on
several trade deals and bring them back to
Congress for an up or down vote.
three groups that reacted last night with a thumbs
up on TPA were the American Farm Bureau, the American Soybean Association and
the National Corn Growers
Association. The one group that is strongly
opposed to TPA is the National Farmers
Union. Their President, Roger
Johnson, called on the President to rethink trade
deals. "Free trade agreements are not only
exporting American jobs, they are contributing to
an increasing trade deficit that has become a
major drag on the economy," according to
the groups that like TPA- Corn Growers President
Chip Bowling says TPA is needed
for deals that are already in the works-
"Currently, the United States is pursuing an
ambitious set of trade negotiations, including the
Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic
Trade and Investment Partnership. Trade Promotion
Authority legislation, which renews the
president's authority to submit trade agreements
to Congress for an up-or-down vote without
amendments, is critical in finalizing agreements
such as TPP because it assures our trading
partners that a final deal won't be altered by
President Bob Stallman says his
group really likes the idea of normalizing
relations with Cuba- "We strongly support
President Obama's efforts to normalize trade and
other relations with Cuba. Cuba remains off-limits
to almost all American trade - a self-imposed
tactic that has repeatedly failed to secure
reforms. American agriculture needs the same
access to Cuban markets that so many other
countries have. Easing trade financing
restrictions is a strong beginning to U.S. food
and fiber being accessible to Cuba's 11 million
consumers. It's also something most Americans know
on the names of the groups above to see their full
statements in reaction to the President and his
comments last night.
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Gas Prices Helping Domestic Beef
gasoline prices cut in half, in comparison to last
year, American consumers have more money in their
pocket. According to Kansas State
Extension Livestock Market Economist
Dr. Glynn Tonsor said that means
more money for discretionary buying purchases,
"Going forward, we expect
that to show up in the form of higher prices
basically," Tonsor said. "That has definitely
helped the entire protein complex. That's the
reason to be bullish on the demand
On the flip side, lower prices
for crude oil will negatively impact key exporting
partners. Tonsor said countries like Russia that
are dependent on oil income are likely to import
fewer protein pounds because of the hit to their
economy. Overall, Tonsor sees lower oil prices to
be bullish in terms of reducing the cost of doing
business, increasing consumer income, which will
result in higher protein demand
interviewed Tonsor at the recent American Farm
Bureau Federation Annual Convention in San
Diego. Click here to read or to listen
to this portion of that conversation that is being
spotlighted as a Beef Buzz segment.
Demand Survey Shows Lower Willingness to Pay for
are willing to pay more than a year ago for most
meat products in their supermarket- but did lower
their willingness to pay for beef and pork
products in the latest Food Demand
Survey (FooDS) released by the Ag
Economics Department at Oklahoma State University.
According to Dr. Jayson Lusk who
authors the monthly report, consumers
willingness-to-pay (WTP) for all beef and pork
products decreased from one month ago and it
increased for chicken.
WTP for steak
and hamburger both fell by around 7% and deli ham
WTP decreased almost 10% from one month ago. As of
January, the dollar figure associated with the
Willingness to Pay computation is $7.28 a pound
for steak, $4.14 a pound for hamburger, $4.04 for
a pork chop and $5.09 a pound for a chicken
expenditures were at $92.76, down slightly from
one month ago. Weekly meals away from home
increased.75 percent to $49.41. Consumers expect
slightly higher meat prices this month and they
are expecting a slight a decrease in purchases of
all meat products.
Click or tap here to read more
about consumer concerns or for a link to the full
Article on USDA Meat Research Facility in Clay
Center, Nebraska Published by NY
front-page story in the New York
Times delved into operations at the
USDA's Meat Animal Research
Center in Clay Center, Neb., raising
questions about how the animals are
The research facility is
exempted from federal animal welfare regulations
that address how live animals are treated right up
to the point of slaughter. The story was written
by Michael Moss, who was awarded
a Pulitzer Prize in 2010 for a story he wrote
about the E. coli outbreak in ground beef in
While noting that many
advancements in quality and productivity of
animals and meat products have resulted from the
center's research over the last 50 years, Moss
focused on the toll that some research projects
have taken on the living
More details are
available by clicking here.
Farm Bureau Names 2014 Champion Award
Nine of the state's top
agricultural advocates will receive the
Oklahoma Farm Bureau 2014 Champion
Award during the OKFB Leadership
Conference, Feb. 16-17, at the Renaissance
Convention Center Hotel in Oklahoma City. The
Oklahoma Farm Bureau Board of Directors is
recognizing the state leaders and legislators for
going above and beyond to protect and improve
agriculture and rural Oklahoma during the 2014
"It is the
responsibility of Oklahoma Farm Bureau to protect
the livelihood and legacy of our fellow farmers
and ranchers," said Tom Buchanan,
OKFB president. "We are honored to recognize these
state leaders who continue to help make positive
strides for agriculture and rural Oklahoma."
The following state leaders will be
recognized for their outstanding efforts: Attorney
General Scott Pruitt, Tulsa; Rep.
Scott Biggs, Chickasha; Rep.
Tom Newell, Seminole; Rep.
Mike Sanders, Kingfisher; Sen.
Brian Bingman, Sapulpa; Sen.
A.J. Griffin, Guthrie; Sen.
Ron Justice, Chickasha; Sen.
Bryce Marlatt, Woodward; and Sen.
Mike Schulz, Altus.
Nominations for the awards were
received from county Farm Bureau boards and the
OKFB Board of Directors.
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N That- Snow Coming, Big Iron Happening and No
Till Conference Arrives Next Week
Temps in the 70s to snow to temps bouncing back to
the 50s and some 60s sums up our January weather
across Oklahoma in recent days and the days to
come. News9 Meteorologist
Jed Castles posted a graphic that
shows some of the driest areas of Oklahoma have a
chance for at least a little moisture dead ahead-
and some of it may be the white fluffy kind.
this weather making system makes its way across
Oklahoma- we get sunshine and a warm up back to
the 60s by Saturday, Sunday and Monday- altho
winds will be kicking up and adding a brisk
feeling to those temps.
have several resources on our weather page on our website-
including the forecasts from News9 and News on 6,
an Oklahoma Mesonet link and a link to the
National Weather Service.
Wednesday- and that means the Big
Iron folks will be busy closing out
this week's auction items - all 361 items
consigned. Bidding will start at 10 AM
Click Here for the complete
rundown of what is being sold on this no reserve
online sale this week.
you'd like more information on buying and selling
with Big Iron, call District
Manager Mike Wolfe at
580-320-2718 and he can give you the full
scoop. You can also reach
Mike via email by clicking or tapping
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