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Volatility was the defining characteristic of commodity markets in 2020. and experts are preparing for another unpredictable barrage of global agricultural market changes.

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Long ago, longhorns built the foundations of the American beef industry in areas of the country most cattle just couldn’t take. Today, the breed is adaptable to many environments and carries with it an enduring heritage as well as breeders passionate about protecting and preserving the breed.

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Howdy market watchers. Let it snow indeed. Well, it looks like all the meteorologists agree this time … it’s going to be a snowmageddon starting today.

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Howdy market watchers. February is here and the cold is coming with it.

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Wildfires that devastated swaths of the United States in recent years increased public conversations about climate and carbon sequestration, but those topics have been on the front burner of Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources for a long time.

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Howdy market watchers. After a year gone by that we thought was untoppable, it was yet another eventful week to kick off the new year.

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The great divide between how the nation still sees people based on skin color was displayed during the Capitol siege, Enid Ward 4 Commissioner Jonathan Waddell said, in how little force was used against white insurrectionists who tried to unseat the government.

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Bermuda can be competitive if managed properly. Correcting soil pH and nutrient deficiencies according to a soil test is a top priority.

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Howdy market watchers. Where the wind comes sweeping down the Plains. That’s how the week ended and not just in Oklahoma, but across much of the U.S. winter wheat belt. With consecutive rain and snowstorms in recent months, producers are getting anxious to get back into the fields to topdres…

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Experts are encouraging Oklahomans to be aware of the Sooner State’s risk of wildfires.

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Howdy market watchers. Well, we’re 10 days in, and it’s already an unprecedented year. Last week’s events at our nation’s Capitol still does not seem possible. There is undoubtedly more to the story for which we may never truly know or long may know of the full details.

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Merry Christmas to all! This article is set to come out shortly after the holiday, and I hope everyone was able to enjoy it in one way, shape or form.

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Was 2020 bad for agriculture? Farmers have struggled against low prices for half a decade waiting for ample or record supplies to dry up. Farmers have become experts at patiently waiting in order to survive until relief arrived. Finally, it has come.

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For supposedly being in a La Nina weather pattern, late fall has been a blessing for most wheat producers in northern Oklahoma in terms of receiving moisture and even accumulating some good growing days. Time will tell in the rest of winter will turn cold and dry as predicted.

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Howdy market watchers, Hopefully by the time of this reading, it’s snowy white outside. Just in time for the holidays on this anything but usual end to the year.

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December is here market watchers. And, it is starting to feel more like it in several parts Oklahoma. The western reaches of our great state received more than 15 inches of snow this week, easing some drought stress, while dryness issues persist in the West and High Plains regions of the U.S…

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What a difference a year can make. The 2020 soybean season began with futures prices near $8.50/bu., relegating soybean production to highly productive acres.

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Howdy market watchers. Hope everyone had plenty of turkey and relaxation over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was indeed a different kickoff to the season with more remoteness than any of our families would prefer.

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Active duty combat medic to zucchini bread savant sounds like a heck of a career transition. But, for Arkansas City, Kan., farmer Chris Palmberg the journey from Kansas to Iraq and back again taught some hard lessons about ingenuity, responsibility and the ability to create value out of duck…

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I recently went on a hiking trip with my husband to the desert near Green River, Utah. We explored this area for three days, slept in a tent, saw approximately seven people and had zero cell service — it was glorious. So instead of my typical educational article, this month I thought I would…

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The robotic milking system highlights how the OSU Department of Animal and Food Sciences provides students with firsthand experience of technological advances that are changing how the dairy industry does business, said Nicole Sanders, OSU graduate student and interim dairy herd manager.

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Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is recommending state wheat and canola growers scout their crop regularly for the presence of fall armyworms.

Recent updates to Livestock Risk Protection will be a great benefit to ranchers. LRP is an insurance product that protects against declines in cattle prices. The updates to LRP increase subsidy levels and simply the application process.

As I thought about this article, I had to reflect on past decades and things that happened as I started my first grade in 1945 at a one-room school (Eureka) south of Hunter.

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Sorghum is on a roll. Tech-nology advancements, emerging markets and sorghum’s tolerance to marginal lands and tough environmental conditions all mean the crop can offer a sustainable grain or forage solution.

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