From: Ron Hays []
Sent: Friday, January 02, 2009 11:34 AM
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Subject: FW: Oklahoma's Farm News Update



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From: Ron Hays [] On Behalf Of Ron Hays
Sent: Friday, January 02, 2009 5:40 AM
Subject: Oklahoma's Farm News Update




Oklahoma's latest farm and ranch news

Your Update from Ron Hays of RON for Friday January 2, 2009!

A service of Johnston Enterprises, American Farmers & Ranchers and Midwest Farm Shows!


-- Happy New Year!!!

-- Roy Lee Lindsey Podcast Available on our Web Site

-- First National Ag Meeting of the New Year- the 2009 Beltwide Cotton Conference

-- Garfield and Grant County Women in Ag Conference Planned for a Week from Today

-- Also Next Friday- Another AFR Farm Bill Informational Meeting in Enid

-- Beyond these events next week- there's a lot more on the docket.

-- Looking at our Agricultural 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 American Farmers & Ranchers Mutual Insurance Company as a regular sponsor of our daily update- click here to go to their AFR web site to learn more about their efforts to serve rural America!

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Happy New Year!!!


It's another of those in between kinda days on this Friday after New Year's Day. While we wait for next week to see the reopening of livestock auction markets- we do have ahead of us a full trading day for our ag futures. The stock market also trades for the first time in 2009- and the Federal Government is open for business today.

Still, a lot of folks are off work today- so not a lot to accomplish until the first full week of the new year which begins Monday.

This email will be relatively brief- a couple of stories to pass along as well as a rundown of several of the events that will be happening here early in 2009.

Roy Lee Lindsey Podcast Available on our Web Site


Our first podcast of the new year features the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Pork Council- Roy Lee Lindsey, Jr. It's a wide ranging interview over several subjects- the challenge of big losses in 2008 in the hog industry- and whether they will continue in 2009 or not.

We also talked about animal rights, COOL and the 2009 Oklahoma Legislative session that begins in a matter of just a few days. The link to our Ag Perspectives Podcast with Roy Lee is below.

In addition, we invite you to watch our weekly Saturday morning In the Field TV segment which will feature Roy Lee Lindsey as well. In the Field is our regular feature seen on the morning news block Saturdays on KWTV News 9 in Oklahoma City.

Click here for our Conversation with Roy Lee Lindsey found at www.OklahomaFarmReport.Com

First National Ag Meeting of the New Year- the 2009 Beltwide Cotton Conference


San Antonio is the home of the Beltwide Cotton Conference this coming week, with all segments of the Cotton industry coming together under the common theme "Improving Our Farm, Future and World."

We have the link below for more on this annual cotton industry gathering that happens January five through the eighth.

Click here for more on the 2009 National Beltwide Cotton Conference

Garfield and Grant County Women in Ag Conference Planned for a Week from Today


The 2009 Women in Agriculture conference "Cows, Plows and so much more!" is being planned for Friday, January 9, 2009. A team of representatives from Garfield and Grant counties who are dedicated to keeping women in rural Oklahoma informed about the issues that may affect them locally will be presenting the conference and honoring an outstanding farm woman from the area

The 2009 conference agenda will include an array of speakers to present breakout sessions about current issues that are taking place in the area. Just a few of the sessions include Tradewinds Energy about the wind turbine project across both counties; Sarah Love with the Oklahoma Carbon Initiative will be present to talk about carbon sequestration; Larry Peck with AgYouth Magazine will present a session on goats; JC Hobbs with OSU extension will present on tax time survival tips and Dr. John Gilliam with Oklahoma State University has been invited to present a session on cattle handling. The day will start off with a light hearted, inspirational and motivational appearance by Sophy.

More details on this conference can be seen on our website's calendar section- and we have the specific website posting linked below. You can also call Sheri Nickel at the Garfield County Conservation District at (580)237-7880 or (580)554-7123.

Click here for more on the Women in Ag Conference Planned for January 9 in Enid

Also Next Friday- Another AFR Farm Bill Informational Meeting in Enid


American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) will hold a Farm Bill informational meeting at the Agrifest Farm Show that is being held in Enid next weekend. AFR invites everyone that is interested in learning more about the new Farm Bill to attend the free meeting on Friday, January 9th at 11:00 a.m. at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center in Enid, Oklahoma.

The meeting will include information on the new ACRE program, the new permanent disaster program, new payment limitations, Country Of Origin Labeling and other provisions included within the 15 titles of the 2008 Farm Bill. For more information contact Francie Tolle at (405) 218-5523.

This informational meeting is similar to meetings already held in Oklahoma City and Tulsa by the general farm organization.

Beyond these events next week- there's a lot more on the docket.


We have several more events that we will be adding that have been provided to us for the 2009 calendar by many of you. AND- we have already placed on our calendar pages a bunch of stuff for the new year- both local and national events.

We invite you to go to our link below and scan the Calendar for more information on events that are of interest to you. And, be sure to let us know about the events of importance happening within your group- we will be delighted to add those items to our RON Calendar.

Click here for the Calendar Section of our website- WWW.OklahomaFarmReport.Com

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Looking at our Agricultural Markets...


No cash cattle trade occurred through New Year's Eve- so the expectation is that we will see buyers and sellers come together later today for feedlot trade this week. We saw Texas/Oklahoma feedlot prices at $86 this past Friday- after Christmas, and the volume was enough that packers have had adequate supplies to carry them to this first trading day of 2009.

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.(KCBT DID NOT MAKE AVAILABLE THIS MORNING FOR 12/31)

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.

God Bless! You can reach us at the following:


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