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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 CITY (AP) — Continental Resources Inc. (CLR) on Thursday reported a third-quarter loss of $79.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

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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.

The season is here for cattle producers when weaning and vaccinating spring-born calves becomes a must. The care and attention to animal health products is an absolute necessity.

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Oklahomans may not need snow boots and parkas anytime soon, but they still should make plans to move patio plants indoors before Old Man Winter arrives.

Howdy market watchers. It’s dry and we need prayers for rain. Today, is actually the best chance for precipitation over the coming week and hopefully it becomes a reality.


With a bit of a chill in the air, Oklahomans are noticing a change of colors in the landscape — vibrant oranges, yellows and reds that fill the tree canopy. People often drive for miles to catch a glimpse of fall being ushered in.

I grew up on a farm where alfalfa was always part of the crop rotation. Much of the alfalfa went to local dairies, but even inferior alfalfa found a home at a local feed yard. Just like the corn and beans harvested each fall, alfalfa was marketed accordingly and maintained an important part …

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Fall. Just the word brings to mind orange, red and yellow leaves on the trees, the smell of woodsmoke in crackling fireplaces, football games, corn mazes, pumpkins and many other autumnal traditions.

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This round of payments will assist farmers with losses to 2020 commodities, including row crops, wool, livestock, specialty livestock, dairy, specialty crops, floriculture and nursery crops, aquaculture, broilers and eggs, and tobacco.

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As the coronavirus pandemic drives demand for online purchasing and direct delivery, local farmers are getting in on the act and offering an alternative to big box stores like Amazon and Walmart.

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Oklahoma winter wheat production totaled 104 million bushels this year, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture's national Agricultural Statistics Service.

In this unique time of COVID-19, we all could use a little hope. Luckily, our gardens hold the seeds of hope for another year of vibrant life and a fresh start.

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Scientists at Oklahoma State University are giving wheat farmers new options to plant in their fields, five wheat varieties that build on years of research and careful selection of the best traits.

September is the most crucial time to fertilize a cool season bluegrass and tall fescue lawn. Fertilizer applied now prepares the lawn for rapid growth during the fall and helps to overcome summer stress.

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Winter wheat is used for grain-only, forage-only or dual-purpose systems targeting cattle grazing and grain production.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Plant-based food producers are asking a federal judge to protect them from a new state law that imposes fines and jail time for selling alternative meat products in Oklahoma.

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As a gardener I enjoy flowers and plants of all types, but I have reached a point of wanting those that are easy and less demanding in my landscape.

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News reports of the Braum’s facility fire in Tuttle being caused by wet hay may have people wondering how something wet can combust, but it is all a matter of chemistry.

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Producers often ask the question, “Can I buy a piece of land and pay for it running cattle or farming?” This is a simple question that often is met with a simple “no.” The reason the answer is no is much more complicated.

Appearance, functionality and animal safety are important factors for horse owners to consider as they change the trees and other plants in an equine’s environment, Oklahoma State University Extension experts said.

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❝Not everyone’s going to be happy with where we end up, and I recognize that. Neither the public health purists nor the disease deniers are going to be happy. But, we’re trying to serve the best interests of all Oklahomans, particularly Oklahoma’s children in these decisions.❞ — Dr. Jared Taylor, state’s third epidemiologist

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Beef producers should be careful to ensure recommended withdrawal times for animal-related medication are followed before selling treated cattle.

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Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association recognized Joe Neal Hampton for his service to the industry at the Aug. 13 Oklahoma Wheat Growers’ Association annual meeting in El Reno.

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Landowners with forested acres can reap some of the most significant benefits from property improvement, creating something of a woodlands wonderland that can promote economic opportunities or just feed the urge to get back to nature, Oklahoma State University experts said.

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BARTLETT, Kan. — Each year, more than a million head of cattle from Texas to Tennessee enter the care of Flint Hills families for a brief season of intensive grazing from April to late-July or August. It’s a daunting task — bearing the bulk of responsibility for America’s beef — and it falls…

Although they did not get to walk across the stage at Gallagher-Iba Arena on the Oklahoma State University campus, a group of Garfield County 4-H’ers still received recognition for their work during the 99th State 4-H Roundup, which took place virtually.

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