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A retired lawyer and a retired accountant plant 1,000 chestnut trees in Lawrence, Kan. ... What may sound like the set-up to a bad joke is the origin story to Chestnut Charlie’s, a 20-acre chestnut farm owned and operated by Charlie NovoGradac and Debbie Milks.

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A retired lawyer and a retired accountant plant 1,000 chestnut trees in Lawrence, Kan. ... What may sound like the set-up to a bad joke is the origin story to Chestnut Charlie’s, a 20-acre chestnut farm owned and operated by Charlie NovoGradac and Debbie Milks.

A Hunter woman recently placed first in the dinner rolls category of the senior division at the State “Best of Wheat” Bread Baking contest held Sept. 26 at the OSU OK County Cooperative Extension Conference Center.

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We have reached another fall season according to the calendar, although I’m not sure Mother Nature is paying attention. After living here for almost a decade, the crazy OK weather still surprises me!

If producers are interested in increasing revenue from land assets, one way is to explore recreational leasing. One of the most common recreational leases in Oklahoma are hunting/fishing leases. It is important to determine the landowner’s liability and to protect their assets when allowing …

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy Corporation has agreed to a $6.15 million settlement agreement with the federal government over allegations it underpaid royalties on federal leases, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday.

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Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service are teaming up once again this year to offer two more opportunities for applicators, farmers or residents to properly dispose of any unwanted pesticides.

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OK Corral was released by Oklahoma State University’s wheat breeding program in 2019 designed specifically to meet the needs of the wheat-stocker segment.

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Earlier this week I was out and about and decided to get myself a drink at one of the local eateries. I went through the drive-thru and was handed my beverage and a straw. I unwrapped my straw, stuck it in my drink, put it up to my lips, and just CRINGED.

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Howdy market watchers. Rain prayers are working, but still needed. Better chances return this next week for Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Nebraska as wheat planting gets underway.

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The state’s crop year wheat yield has been up and down in the past five years, with the 2016 year crop totaling 136.5 million bushels. Production dropped to 98.6 million bushels for the 2017 crop year, and 70 million bushels for the 2018 crop year before increasing to 110 million bushels in 2019 and falling slightly to 104 million in 2020.

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Fall is right around the corner, and it is time to begin the process of closing down our gardens for the winter months to come.

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There was a crisis avoided, for now at least, in the grain markets as the USDA released the September WASDE and Crop Production reports. While yields and ending stocks were raised for both corn and beans, they were largely in line with expectations at a time when crop ratings are at historic lows for this time of the year.

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ENID, Okla. — Experience the most memorable period in farming history at Major County Historical Society’s Threshing Bee and National 2-Clylinder Tractor Show in Fairview, Sept. 24 and 25.

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Understanding soybean growth stages can help producers better manage their crops and better anticipate plant changes throughout the growing season. At a recent Oklahoma State University Extension Soybean Field Day in Miami, cropping systems specialist Josh Lofton provided an overview of soyb…

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The event, “Summer Cover Crops to Support Winter Wheat,” will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 31 through a collaboration of the Garfield County Conservation District, Oklahoma Conservation Commission and General Mills. RSVP by Wednesday, Aug. 25.

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I have so far refrained from commenting on the situation in Afghanistan, but just want to say that our thoughts and prayers with our U.S. troops who recently and have since the beginning lost their lives bringing safety and stability to that region and to the world.

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Research has the potential to create more effective vaccines that could prevent the virus from taking hold, thus saving cattle producers the cost of treating the disease or losing cattle to it.

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You have all of September to plant cool-season vegetables that grow rapidly like spinach, leaf lettuce, mustard and radishes, and until the middle of September to plant rutabagas, Swiss chard, garlic and turnips, radish, beet, collard, kohlrabi and kale.

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Howdy market watchers. The old trading adage that “nothing of importance happens in the grain markets in the last two weeks of August,” rang true this week with long liquidation across nearly all ag commodities.

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NOWATA, Okla. — When Don Reno and Mark Owen bought their longtime partner Leon Frakes out of his OMAK Rodeo Co. in the mid-2000s — for just one dollar each — their commitment to maintaining his legacy and passion for rodeo remained the same. Everything else about the company was bound to change.

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This summer, most of Oklahoma has been blessed with ample rainfall. My discussions with cattle producers at the recent Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association Convention focused on rainfall and just how much forage has been produced this year.

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Howdy market watchers. Thursday’s USDA report was indeed the catalyst for grains as I wrote last week. In fact, there wasn’t much at all going on until the fireworks from the monthly World Supply, Demand and Crop Production reports were released.

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Raymond “RJ” Parrish, a wheat producer from Hunter, recently was appointed to a five-year term on the Oklahoma Wheat Commission Board by Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur.

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If you find yourself driving down the dirt roads of Pawnee or shopping at the farmer’s market in Oklahoma City, you just might run into Chad Ward of Ward Family Farm.

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❝For the most part these incidents are isolated, but the reason that it is so severe is just the cost and the price of a crop. An acre of marijuana is worth substantially more than an acre of wheat or an acre of cotton.❞ — Chip Paul, medical marijuana industry advocate

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