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Much of Oklahoma's Wheat Crop Damaged
NewsOn6 ^ | 04/17/09 | Colleen Chen

Posted on 04/19/2009 8:17:18 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Much of Oklahoma's Wheat Crop Damaged

Apr 17, 2009 9:42 PM

By Colleen Chen, NEWS 9 for NewsOn6.com

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- Oklahoma wheat producers are beginning to see the effects from a hard freeze earlier this month.

Oklahoma Wheat Commission Executive Director Mike Schulte said some fields suffered damage of up to 90 percent.

While consumers likely won't see any price jumps at the grocery store in the short term, Schulte said they will likely see price changes a few months from now.

Learn more about the Oklahoma Farm Report, broadcast on the Radio Oklahoma Network.

Find RON Radio Affiliates across the state for daily agricultural news and information.

Michael Peters of Okarche has been a wheat producer for 20 years. He said he's never seen his wheat crop look as bad as this year's crop.

(Excerpt) Read more at newson6.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: agriculture; deepfreeze; foodsupply; oklahoma; wheat
This is not good. I am switching to rice or potato. If everything else fails, there is always tree bark.:-)
1 posted on 04/19/2009 8:17:18 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; PAR35; AndyJackson; Thane_Banquo; nicksaunt; MadLibDisease; happygrl; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 04/19/2009 8:17:41 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (from "Irrational Exuberance" to "Mark to Zero": from '96 to '09)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I was afraid that was going to happen with such a late heavy freeze. I would imagine it affected the fruit crops as well. I know it affected the crepe mytle bushes in my front yard. They were leafing out and it all died back and they are just now coming out. We didn’t have near the freeze in Norman that they had in the wheat growing areas either.


3 posted on 04/19/2009 8:20:34 AM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010! Vote Gary for OK GOP Chair)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Damn that globull warming


4 posted on 04/19/2009 8:21:31 AM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... protege of the unholy union of Karl Marx and affirmative action)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

sad for farmers.


5 posted on 04/19/2009 8:33:00 AM PDT by ken21 (the only thing we have to fear is fdr deja vu.)
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To: PhiKapMom

We have a very high percent of wheat crop failure here in Texas due to the drouth here. My father is in the seed business and has had a total crop failure this year. Not freeze related, but because of record dry weather.

Condition only recently broke, with light rainfall.

Nothing this dry since 1952.

Regards,

Texas Fossil


6 posted on 04/19/2009 8:34:50 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

This is a rather dire assessment from http://www.marketskeptics.com/ :

My reaction: Last week, I wrote about a hard freeze damaging wheat crops in southern plains. Now we have confirmation of the damage.

1) The Oklahoma Wheat Commission reports that the majority of the state’s crop is damaged.

2) Some fields suffered damage of up to 90 percent.

3) 40 percent of producers don’t have insurance to help cover their losses, which will add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Conclusion: Oklahoma freeze damage should start moving wheat prices higher. Once confirmation of the damage caused to wheat crop by torrential rains in India, wheat prices should surge. That will silence much of the today’s talk of deflation.


7 posted on 04/19/2009 8:38:19 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (from "Irrational Exuberance" to "Mark to Zero": from '96 to '09)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Rye bread. Rye likes the cold.


8 posted on 04/19/2009 8:40:34 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
“This is not good. I am switching to rice or potato. If everything else fails, there is always tree bark.:-)”

The North Koreans that that the American government keeps bowing down and groveling too recommends Boiling grass.

9 posted on 04/19/2009 8:46:10 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Major corn crop failure in Africa, too.

Apparently a big batch of GM corn fails to set seed...


10 posted on 04/19/2009 8:46:56 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 89 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: null and void
Monsanto GM-corn harvest fails massively in South Africa
11 posted on 04/19/2009 8:49:36 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 89 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: null and void

I am sure somebody is shorting Monsanto stock now.:-)


12 posted on 04/19/2009 8:50:46 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (from "Irrational Exuberance" to "Mark to Zero": from '96 to '09)
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To: Texas Fossil

If both state’s wheat crops are in bad shape, then exports will be way down I would think. It was really dry here but that freeze, snow, and rain broke that.

Wonder how the wheat crop survived in the TX/OK Panhandle with all the snow? Usually snow protects it unlike an outright freeze.


13 posted on 04/19/2009 8:54:34 AM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010! Vote Gary for OK GOP Chair)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Revelation 6:6 (New International Version)

Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages,...


14 posted on 04/19/2009 8:58:18 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 89 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: PhiKapMom

Have not hear reports from Texas Panhandle, and I was in Amarillo when they had the snow. I am sure there will be damage, because it was so late in the year. It will be a while before we actually see how bad.

Here is was over with before the cold snap. The drouth did it.


15 posted on 04/19/2009 9:07:23 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: null and void

Will not be long before “That One” takes over the world.


16 posted on 04/19/2009 9:29:37 AM PDT by Orange1998
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Fridays headlines on Yahoo....

Look for Commodity Weakness at RealMoney by TheStreet.com(Fri, Apr 17)

17 posted on 04/19/2009 9:31:39 AM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Tax-chick

ping


18 posted on 04/19/2009 9:31:46 AM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: clamper1797

Yup

ALl that AGW, where the US needs to ruin their economy by cutting energy use, and the frost line keeps moving South, and stays longer each year.

The Dutch were ice skating on the canals this year. Global warming indeed....


19 posted on 04/19/2009 9:36:21 AM PDT by ASOC (On strike until Congress lowers THEIR wages)
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To: Orange1998

Revelation 12:12 (King James Version)

...Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.


20 posted on 04/19/2009 9:43:13 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 89 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Every year there is a freeze around April 15. I never plant until after that.


21 posted on 04/19/2009 9:56:09 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: GonzoGOP
Puzzles Of Past Blamed On Fungus In Rye
22 posted on 04/19/2009 10:14:37 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

ergot


23 posted on 04/19/2009 10:42:55 AM PDT by dennisw (Your action becomes your habit. Your habit becomes your character, that becomes your destiny)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Good site here:

http://www.stormx.com/agriculture/wake-up-report/2009/04/damaging-freeze-affects-oklahoma-and-kansas-wheat-production/

24 posted on 04/19/2009 10:49:48 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators. -Will Rogers)
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To: Texas Fossil

****Nothing this dry since 1952.***

That was the year my dad lost his wheat crop when it failed to rain. The year before it was hail.

We quit farming then and went into road construction and minng.


25 posted on 04/19/2009 11:15:23 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (14. Guns only have two enemies: rust and politicians.)
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To: krb

Thanks! I guess this will make Union County’s wheat crop more valuable ...


26 posted on 04/19/2009 11:46:50 AM PDT by Tax-chick (What can I do to advance Right Wing Extremism today?)
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To: Tax-chick

Nice!

When I read about this the first thing I thought was “unlike a snow flurry in NC, this event *may* be a reason to go buy up some bread” :-)


27 posted on 04/19/2009 2:09:58 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The dust bowl accompanied the first depression...


28 posted on 04/19/2009 4:38:26 PM PDT by Pelham (America, an extinct culture formerly occupying Mexifornia and New Aztlan.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Gabz

1. Obama’s Fault!

2. If anyone would like to learn to bake their own bread, please Freepmail me.

3. Stock up on flour. Like, NOW. :)


29 posted on 04/19/2009 5:48:00 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
3. Stock up on flour. Like, NOW. :)

I'm ahead of ya girlfriend, I did that last week.....and the week before, and the week before that.............

30 posted on 04/19/2009 6:11:53 PM PDT by Gabz
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To: Gabz

Good for you! I still have about 10 lbs. left from the ‘Christmas Baking Supplies Stockpiling at Low Prices’ (it’s in the freezer) but I’m pretty sure flour is makin’ it’s way to the top of the grocery list for next week! ;)

Cheapest place I’ve found basic flour for everyday baking? Wal-Mart, of course. :)


31 posted on 04/19/2009 6:18:16 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I don’t buy regular flour every week, I alternate. One week all-purpose, the next self-rising, the next masa, etc......

This week is cornmeal, because I’m a bit low on that. Also I have to pick up masa because the Sons of the Legion are “going Mexican” for this coming Friday’s dinner. The Commander’s wife and I are going to spend Thursday making tamales. She’s never made them before, but wants to learn, which is a good thing because they need 200 of the buggers and so I’ll need some help!!!


32 posted on 04/19/2009 6:29:08 PM PDT by Gabz
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To: Gabz

That’s a great strategy!

Sounds like ‘Lefse Making Days’ at my church. Is there some REASON that ‘simple food’ that has sustained the masses through times of famine and strife has to be so dang time consuming to produce? LOL!


33 posted on 04/19/2009 6:32:30 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

You know, that’s a good question. I never thought of it in those terms, as I find those types of foods to be comfort food and so the time consuming part of it never bothered me.

One thing for sure, when I do get into the mode/mood to create one of those time consuming sustenances, I make danged sure I make plenty of it, so I don’t have to do it again the following week :)


34 posted on 04/19/2009 6:46:18 PM PDT by Gabz
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Buy flour now.


35 posted on 04/20/2009 10:12:10 AM PDT by happygrl (It's time to Party like it's 1773.)
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To: Texas Fossil
Nothing this dry since 1952.

Drought is symptomatic of cooling, not warming.

In CA, the below-average rainfall has lasted longer than any other recorded dry period.

Most of the world's ruling class (which has bought into global warming) is suffering irreversible brain syndrome of the Kool-Aid-holic type.

36 posted on 04/20/2009 10:20:51 AM PDT by happygrl (It's time to Party like it's 1773.)
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To: happygrl

They know it is a Big Lie, but it is about global power and money.

The whole thing is a big scam.

The public needs to read:

“Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds” by Charles Mackay (published 1852)

Downloadable at Gutenberg.org at:

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/24518

The HTML version has all the illustrations of the original book. Worthwhile reading.


37 posted on 04/20/2009 10:26:39 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: Texas Fossil
Thank You!!

I have bookmarked that link.

38 posted on 04/20/2009 3:43:51 PM PDT by happygrl (It's time to Party like it's 1773.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
1. Obama’s Fault!
2. If anyone would like to learn to bake their own bread, please Freepmail me.
3. Stock up on flour. Like, NOW. :)

I've got 90 lbs of white wheat berries in my basement.

39 posted on 04/20/2009 3:48:59 PM PDT by Walmartian
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To: Walmartian

We normally have 20,000 bushels on hand, but crop failure this year. Have little more than enough to replant our own land.

Seed wheat will be short this year.

I have been an amateur baker for 30 years. It is really pretty simple.

regards,

Texas Fossil


40 posted on 04/20/2009 3:56:02 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: Texas Fossil

My prayers are up for the seed you have to grow. Around here the ground is too wet to plant. I talked to a farmer friend at church yesterday and he said all he could do was wait; otherwise the seed will rot.


41 posted on 04/20/2009 4:13:27 PM PDT by Walmartian
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To: Walmartian

We will not plan again until some time in October, and it is still very dry here.

Unfortunately we have many other farmers who are dependent on us for seed, and I am not sure how we are going to handle that yet.

It is a variety licensing issue. We had a total crop failure, because of the drought. Some of our neighbors have crops that may be suitable, but it is a licensing issue about using them for seed.

I do not farm, my father has the seed business.

Thanks for your prayers, it will be OK, though.


42 posted on 04/20/2009 4:20:45 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: Texas Fossil

great link , thanks


43 posted on 04/20/2009 4:27:26 PM PDT by MilspecRob (Most people don't act stupid, they really are.)
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