From: Ron Hays [] on behalf of Ron Hays []
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2009 7:18 AM
Subject: Oklahoma's Farm News Update
Oklahoma's latest farm and ranch news
Your Update from Ron Hays of RON for Friday November 13, 2009
A service of Producers Cooperative Oil Mill, Midwest Farm Shows and KIS Futures!
-- Beef Producers Shout FOOD FIGHT!!!
-- Talking Healthcare, Climate Change and more with AFBF President Bob Stallman
-- China Wants Fair and Reasonable Outcome at Copenhagen Climate Change Meeting Next Month
-- Oklahoma Wheat Commission Meets Monday- To Discuss Possible Changes in Law That Establishes Wheat Commission
-- Is it Good? OR- Is it Bad? OR is it Kim and Clinton?
-- NIFA Brings $4.2 Million to the Table to Fund Biofuels Research at Oklahoma Bioenergy Center
-- Herefords in Native America Sale Set for This Coming Monday, November 16, in Sulphur.
-- Let's Check the Markets!

Howdy Neighbors!

Here's your morning farm news headlines from the Director of Farm Programming for the Radio Oklahoma Network, Ron Hays. We are proud to have KIS Futures as a regular sponsor of our daily email update. KIS Futures provides Oklahoma Farmers & Ranchers with futures & options hedging services in the livestock and grain markets- Click here for the free market quote page they provide us for our website or call them at 1-800-256-2555.

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Beef Producers Shout FOOD FIGHT!!!
With apologies to John Belushi, the Beef Industry has got big plans to hit the Social Networks this coming week. The Beef Checkoff is gearing up for a FOOD FIGHT. The beef checkoff-funded issues and reputation management team is working to organize a one-week 'food fight' to activate beef producers and dairy farmers to speak up and help Americans realize what they have to be thankful for as they prepare for the Thanksgiving holidays.

In a message to producers on the Beef Board's website, cattle producers are being asked to sound off as an advocate of the Beef industry. "Your checkoff shares the scientific results of research about beef products and safety, but that's not enough against the onslaught of Internet and other electronic platforms that allow anti-meat brigades to spread information far and wide in the blink of an eye.

At the National Association of Farm Broadcasters convention in Kansas City, we talked with Lucinda Williams, Chairman of the Cattlemen's Beef Board about the Food Fight concept and the facts that need to be delivered to consumers about beef. Lucinda is Beef Buzzing with us today about the Food Fight concept and how they hope to fling facts on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter in the coming week.

You can hear our conversation with Lucinda by clicking on the link below. And remember- if someone yells Food Fight- you might want to duck!

Click here for our Beef Buzz with Lucinda Williams of the CBB on the upcoming Food Fight

Talking Healthcare, Climate Change and more with AFBF President Bob Stallman
What is known as the "Public Option" is a deal breaker for the American Farm Bureau Federation, at least when it comes to the House passed Health Care Bill. So says the President of the general farm organization, Bob Stallman, who is a beef and rice producer from the southeastern corner of the state of Texas.

Stallman told us at the National Association of Farm Broadcasters in Kansas City that Farm Bureau had been to one meeting early on in the healthcare debate where they raised several issues that needed to be addressed to help improve health care in rural areas, but says that apparently those concerns are not addressed in the more than 2,000 page bill that barely passed the House this past weekend.

We talked more than healthcare- and you can hear our full conversation with Bob Stallman by clicking on the link below and jumping to our Ag Perspectives Podcast webstory on our website, www.OklahomaFarmReport.Com.

Click here for our full conversation with Bob Stallman of the AFBF while covering the NAFB Convention in Kansas City.

China Wants Fair and Reasonable Outcome at Copenhagen Climate Change Meeting Next Month
China is willing to work with other participants at the U.N.-sponsored climate change summit to be held in Copenhagen next month to reach a "fair and reasonable" outcome.

Speaking at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said China hopes to see balanced and positive results on climate change mitigation, adaptation, financing and technology support, four aspects of coordinated efforts outlined by the 2007 U.N. Climate Change Conference held in Bali, Indonesia.

China has repeatedly said developed countries should take the lead in cutting gas emissions and honor their commitments to support developing countries with funds and technology transfers.
China and India have been pointed to by many groups that are skeptical about any Climate Change deal, saying these countries are major emitters of carbon- but that they continue to want to be treated as third world countries. How much of a committment these countries actually make and follow through on will have a major impact on how far the United States will likely go in making promises about Climate Change carbon reduction targets in 2010 and beyond.

Oklahoma Wheat Commission Meets Monday- To Discuss Possible Changes in Law That Establishes Wheat Commission
They normally meet on a Wednesday- but this coming week, it will be a rare Monday session planned by the Oklahoma Wheat Commission. The regular monthly business will be conducted by the wheat promotion board- but they will also spend time discussing some changes to the Wheat Promotion Act and Order, including "Discussion of possible changes to the Oklahoma Wheat Resources Act, including but not limited to central purchasing rules, use of state auditor, and check-off refund procedure."

Once the Wheat Commission talks about these possible changes, which will require the law that authorizes the checkoff to be amended, members of the Commission may be a part of the Monday afternoon weekly Ag meeting held at the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture- hoping to get some positive feedback from those ag groups that are in attendance.

Click on the link below for the full agenda of the OWC for this month- the meeting slated to start at 9:30 on Monday morning.

Click here for more on monthly board meeting of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission

Is it Good? OR- Is it Bad? OR is it Kim and Clinton?
It is a lively and somewhat confusing dialogue between Clinton Griffiths and OSU Grain Marketing Economist Dr. Kim Anderson as they try to decide on whether current market conditions and trends within the wheat sector are good or bad. They talk about the supply demand numbers of earlier this week, as well as exports, the dollar and finally crop conditions here in the southern plains.

You can listen to their conversation and decide for yourself if things are good or bad. We have the audio in advance of the weekly TV show SUNUP that will be seen Saturday morning on OETA. Clinton Griffiths is the host of the show- and he kinda sorts out the good and the bad with Dr. Anderson- what we do know for certain is that Clinton and his SUNUP crew have a good show planned for this weekend.

Besides the audio with Kim Anderson on our webstory that you can jump to below- we also have the details of the rest of the show to be seen on OETA. Click on the link below and check it out.

Click here for more of the Good, the Bad and the SUNUP with Clinton Griffiths and Kim Anderson.

NIFA Brings $4.2 Million to the Table to Fund Biofuels Research at Oklahoma Bioenergy Center
Oklahoma State University and its partner institutions in industry are receiving $4.2 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to continue groundbreaking work in the development of biofuels. The OSU Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources' Ray Huhnke said the funding received through USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture represents great news for the public and diverse stakeholders within Oklahoma's bioenergy industry.

"These funds will enhance key work being done by our cooperating scientists and engineers to develop advances in practices and technologies necessary to ensure efficient and sustainable production of cellulosic ethanol feedstocks," he said. Huhnke believes the visibility of the Oklahoma Bioenergy Center and the established partnerships between OSU, the University of Oklahoma and the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation played a key role in securing the federal funding.

Click on the link below for more on this story and how the next generation of biofuels are developing.

Click here for more on monies flowing from Uncle Sam into Oklahoma for biofuels work

Herefords in Native America Sale Set for This Coming Monday, November 16, in Sulphur.
The Oklahoma Hereford Association is proud to present "Herefords in Native America" this coming Monday, November 16 at the Jacobs Ranch in Sulphur, Oklahoma. They will be selling over 150 Head 66 Registered Hereford Bulls- Fertility Tested & Ready for Service. There will also be 25 Registered Hereford Female Lots: Open Heifers, Bred Heifers & Cows and Cow/Calf Pairs. Also included in sale lineup will be 55 Commercial Heifers, Bred & Open.

Eddie Sims with National Cattle Services writes about the consignments to this special event coming up on Monday: "this sale combines an excellent set of high quality serviceable age bulls and a select group of registered females as well as a top notch set of commercial Hereford, red baldy and black baldy bred and open heifers."

Cattle consigned to this sale come from seven states- and represent the cream of the crop when it comes to the Hereford breed. The annual meeting of the Oklahoma Hereford Association will be held on Sunday evening before the day of the sale- and sale time on Monday the 16th is at high noon. Contact Bill Jacobs for more information- he is the Sale Chairman- call him at 580-622-4426 or 580-622-4425.

Click here for more details of the Herefords in Native America Sale Coming November 16

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Let's Check the Markets!
We've had requests to include Canola prices for your convenience here- and we will be doing so on a regular basis. Current cash price for Canola is $7.70 per bushel, while the 2010 New Crop contracts for Canola are now available are $7.95 per bushel- delivered to local participating elevators that are working with PCOM.

Here are some links we will leave in place on an ongoing basis- Click on the name of the report to go to that link:
Our Daily Market Wrapup from the Radio Oklahoma Network with Ed Richards and Tom Leffler- analyzing the Futures Markets from the previous Day-
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.
Previous Day's Wheat Market Recap- Two Pager From The Kansas City Board of Trade looks at all three US Wheat Futures Exchanges with extra info on Hard Red Winter Wheat and the why of that day's market.
Daily Oklahoma Cash Grain Prices- As Reported by the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture.
The National Daily Feeder & Stocker Cattle Summary- as prepared by USDA.
The National Daily Slaughter Cattle Summary- as prepared by USDA.
Finally, Here is the Daily Volume and Price Summary from the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.

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