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Today's First Look:  
mornings with cash and futures reviewed- includes where the Cash Cattle market stands, the latest Feeder Cattle Markets Etc.
Each afternoon we are posting a recap of that day's markets as analyzed by Justin Lewis of KIS Futuresclick here for the report posted yesterday afternoon around 3:30 PM.
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Daily Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- as reported by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture. (including Canola prices in central and western Oklahoma)

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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   Monday, October 26, 2015
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Here is your daily Oklahoma farm and ranch news update. 
-- SPECIAL UPDATE- IARC Declares Processed Meats and Red Meats as Cancer Hazards- Meat Industry Calls That Baloney

-- Oklahoma Agricultural  Groups Launch Statewide Campaign for State Question 777

Special UPDATE... 
 IARC Declares Processed Meats and Red Meats as Cancer Hazards- Meat Industry Calls That Baloney  

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization, has selectively evaluated research that has looked at the carcinogenicity of the consumption of red meat and processed meat.

After reviewing some of the scientific literature on the subject, a Working Group of 22 experts from 10 countries convened by the IARC Monographs Programme classified the consumption of red meat as probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A), based on "limited evidence that the consumption of red meat causes cancer in humans and strong mechanistic evidence supporting a carcinogenic effect. This association was observed mainly for colorectal cancer, but associations were also seen for pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer."

Processed meat was classified as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1), based on sufficient evidence in humans that the consumption of processed meat causes colorectal cancer. The experts concluded that each 50 gram portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%. " For an individual, the risk of developing colorectal cancer because of their consumption of processed meat remains small, but this risk increases with the amount of meat consumed , " says Dr Kurt Straif, Head of the IARC Monographs Programme."

Reaction to the expected release of this report at noon Paris, France time this morning had been planned and was quick in coming.

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) said a vote by an International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Monograph panel classifying red and processed meat as cancer "hazards" defies both common sense and numerous studies showing no correlation between meat and cancer and many more studies showing the many health benefits of balanced diets that include meat. Scientific evidence shows cancer is a complex disease not caused by single foods and that a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle choices are essential to good health.

"It was clear sitting in the IARC meeting that many of the panelists were aiming for a specific result despite old, weak, inconsistent, self-reported intake data, said Betsy Booren, Ph.D., NAMI Vice President of Scientific Affairs. "They tortured the data to ensure a specific outcome."

"Red and processed meat are among 940 agents reviewed by IARC and found to pose some level of theoretical 'hazard.' Only one substance, a chemical in yoga pants, has been declared by IARC not to cause cancer," said Dr. Booren.

Read more from Dr. Booren by clicking here.

Also weighing in was the National Cattlemen's Beef Association's Dr. Shalene McNeill.

McNeill observed the process of the IARC in France and says that "An international committee assigned to review all of the available evidence on red meat and cancer risk were divided on their opinion whether to label red meat a "probable" cause of cancer.  After seven days of deliberation in Lyon, France, IARC was unable to reach a consensus agreement from a group of 22 experts in the field of cancer research, something that IARC has proudly highlighted they strive for and typically achieve. In this case, they had to settle for "majority" agreement."

"Cancer is a complex disease that even the best and brightest minds don't fully understand," says McNeill, PhD, RD. "Billions of dollars have been spent on studies all over the world and no single food has ever been proven to cause or cure cancer. The opinion by the IARC committee to list red meat as a probable carcinogen does not change that fact. The available scientific evidence simply does not support a causal relationship between red or processed meat and any type of cancer."

Read more of the NCBA statement released immediately after the IARC report was published in France- it is available here.

We will have more reaction as the day wears on- and that will be included in tomorrow's email update.

BuchananOklahoma Agriculture Launches Statewide Campaign for State Question 777 

Oklahoma's agricultural groups have begun to roll out efforts to educate the public about State Question 777. This is known as the "Right to Farm" Constitutional Amendment that will be voted on by Oklahomans in November 2016. Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Tom Buchanan said every farm group in the state is 100 percent behind the effort. The first phase is educating urban neighbors about why the amendment is needed. He said there is no constitutional authority that really gives Oklahomans the right to farm and ranch and he believes it's time to protect the state's second largest economic impact driver in the state - agriculture.

State Question 777 provides broad protection to the state's agricultural producers. Buchanan said the legislation provides the same protection to a small farmer, as a large one. He said it also protects crop producers, just the same as an animal producer.   Whether a farmer grows cotton in southwestern Oklahoma or produce for a farmers market in the state's urban areas, Buchanan said passage of this state question will be of great benefit.

"We feel this reaches across the broad spectrum that allows Oklahoma agriculture to continue to prosper, not only today but into the future," Buchanan said. "It allows those future generation of agriculturalists to be just as good for Oklahoma as the past has been."

The grass-roots effort is getting underway statewide. Buchanan urges agricultural producers to stop by their county Farm Bureau office to pick up material and get involved. Members of other agricultural organizations like the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association is also looking for support in getting the message out. While Buchanan is confident rural Oklahoma will support State Question 777, he believes every rural Oklahoman can do their part to reaching out to family and friends that live in the state's urban areas.

"We need to be talking to them on-on-one and explaining to them why this good for them... for them to vote yes and support this issue," Buchanan said.

If approved by a vote of the people in November 2016, State Question 777 will amend the state constitution and declare that the right to farm and ranch in this state will be protected.

 I sat down with Buchanan to talk about State Question 777. Click or tap here to hear our conversation.  

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On Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the latest Cattle on Feed figures, as of October first. Tom Leffler with Leffler Commodities calls the on-feed and marketing numbers in line with trade expectations, while placements were two percent larger than expected. The nation has 10.2 million head on feed. The inventory was two percent above October 1, 2014. Leffler said this was 3.9 percent below the five year average.

"This is the largest on feed number of the past three years and today's on feed number is the eleventh time in the past 12 months of year over year increases," Leffler said.

The inventory included 6.93 million steers and steer calves, up seven percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 68 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 3.29 million head, down seven percent from 2014. October 1, 2015 heifers and heifer calves inventory is the lowest percent of total October inventory since the series began in 1996.

Placements in feedlots during September totaled 1.93 million head, four percent below 2014. Net placements were 1.87 million head. Placements are the lowest for September since the series began in 1996. Leffler said this was only the second time in September when placements were below two million head. Even at this low level, he said this was the largest monthly placement number of the past ten months.

Radio Oklahoma Network's Leslie Smith interviewed Tom Leffler of Leffler Commodities for his analysis. Click or tap here to hear more about the cattle on feed report or monthly cold storage report released from USDA.

FFAOur Coverage of National FFA Convention in Louisville Kicks Off- In Case You Missed It- Our In The Field Video with Gatlin Squires

Over the next several days- we will be spending a lot of our week in Louisville, Kentucky as the 88th National FFA Convention and Expo cranks up.  It's expected that over 60,000 FFA members and guests will be a part of the flood of Blue and Gold that will sweep across the Louisville area- typically motels and hotels are booked up to an hour or more away for the event. 

We have several stories up on our Blue Green Gazette that is found on OklahomaFarmReport.Com about what will be happening this year in Louisville- all of our coverage is being sponsored in part by ITC, your energy superhighway, by the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association and the Oklahoma FFA Association.

There are a couple of things we wanted to point you to this morning- one of the American Star Finalists from Oklahoma, Gatlin Squires, was our TV guest over this past weekend.  We had expected to spotlight Gatlin during our regular Saturday morning airing of In the Field on KWTV, News9- however, it did not air then- but did air on Sunday morning on News9- and in case you missed it- we have the video along with the off camera interview we did with Gatlin as well- click here to check out those interviews with one of the four finalists in the Agri Science category.

We also have posted a story on the Blue Green Gazette about setting up our photo album for the 2015 National Convention.  Over the last few years- we have been excited to have several of our state officers of the Oklahoma FFA Association take a camera for us and shoot the convention from their perspective- click here to learn more about that and to get the link for this year's Flickr album as well as the 2014 album to relive a little bit of last year's convention.

LandAuctionSchool Land Lease Auctions Today in Lawton, Tuesday in Burns Flat, Wednesday in Enid

The next wave of 2015 auctions of five year leases of land owned by Oklahoma and managed by the Commissioners of the Land Office begin this morning.   

Today leases in Comanche, Stephens, Cotton, Grady, Jefferson and Tillman Counties will be auctioned at the Great Plains Tech Center in Lawton beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Kiowa, Beckham, Caddo, Roger Mills, Washita and Custer County leases will be auctioned at 10:00 a.m. at the Western Technology Center in Burns Flat on October 27th.

Kay, Garfield, Alfalfa, Grant, Kingfisher and Blaine Counties lease auctions will be held on Wednesday, October 28 at the Chisholm Trail Pavilion, at the Garfield Co. Fairgrounds in Enid.

For more information- you can call the Commission office at (405) 521-4000 or 1-888-35-LANDS. Details of each tract being offered can be seen online at the CLO website- click here to jump there.

We recently talked with Harry Birdwell about the legacy of the School Land and how the money raised is used for common education (and higher education) in the state- click here to see our TV conversation with Harry as well as a chance to listen to our off camera audio interview as well.

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AngusSourceAngus Source Continues to Bring Premiums for Angus Calves

Angus Source is a cattle verification program that's been around for more than a decade. Ginette Gottswiller, Director of Commercial Programs for Angus Source said the program has proven its worth to cattle producers since its inception in 2003. When the U.S. discovered its first case of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in 2005, Angus Source became a Processed Verified Program (PVP) with third-party verification. At that time, packers were paying a premium for verified cattle. In February 2013, she said that premium went away when Japan changed its beef import restrictions to 30 months of age.

"Obviously, source and age verification has still continued to be prevalent in the beef cattle industry," Gottswiller said.

Angus Source is dedication to the Angus breed. Gottswiller said the program provides a premium for Angus cattle because of the information being providing to potential buyers. In having genetic verification, she said they send out emails to buyers prior to sale day.

"Giving them time to study the genetic quality of those calves that are being sold, so they don't have to make a snap 30 second decision," Gottswiller said. "They've had the time to do their homework, let's say and make a more qualified decision on those calves."

I also talk about Gottswiller about genetic verification with the Angus Source program.  Click or tap here to read more or to listen to what it takes to participate in the program.

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Water2060Gov. Fallin Praises Water for 2060 Advisory Council for Final Water Efficiency Recommendations

In the wake of Oklahoma's worst drought in decades, Governor Mary Fallin Friday praised Oklahoma's Water for 2060 Advisory Council for its diligent work to develop a blueprint for drought-proofing Oklahoma.

The advisory council's final report will help in achieving the statewide goal of consuming no more fresh water in 2060 than was consumed in 2012. The advisory council was charged with studying and recommending appropriate water conservation practices, incentives and educational programs to improve efficiency of statewide water usage while preserving Oklahoma's population growth and economic development goals.

"I am pleased to receive the advisory council's final report and recommendations for encouraging prudent water use measures across all of Oklahoma's major water use sectors," said Fallin. "Oklahoma is truly unique in setting such an ambitious goal for water efficiency, conservation, recycling and reuse. I look forward to reviewing the recommendations put forward to determine our next steps in ensuring that all Oklahomans have access to fresh water resources for decades to come, while at the same time promoting continued economic development and improved quality of life in our state."

 Click here to read about the 12 key recommendations to e
ffectively promote water efficiency efforts by all Oklahomans.

ThisNThatThis N That- Congrats to Marathon Runner Jamie, American Royal Champs and Tip of the Hat to Miss Minnie Lou 

Here's Congrats this morning to Jamie Cummings- AgriTourism Program Administrator at the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture- over this past weekend- she ran and completed the Marine Marathon in Washington as a part of Team Beef.  We featured her run last week as on the  Beef Buzz- here's Jamie after her 26.2 miles- still standing- in front of the Iwo Jima Memorial just across the river from Washington in Virginia.


While no Oklahoma youth were able to claim any Grand Champions out of the junior market show at the 2015 American Royal in Kansas City in recent days- at least three Oklahoma barrow exhibitors had breed champions- Hunter McKinnon had the Champion Duroc, Addison Hood showed the Champion Poland and Rylee Simpson had the Champion Spot.  Click here to see the Barrow Show results from the American Royal- a pig from Illinois was the Grand Champion- and available here are the unofficial show results from all of the junior livestock competition at this year's American Royal.

Over the next week or so- we are planning to share with you the videos from the OSU Night of Champions from a week ago- this morning, we start with the video honoring OSU Distinguished Ag Alum Minnie Lou Bradley.

Here's the video for you to enjoy:

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