Category: Ag News

Hay Trade Slow Throughout the State

Compared to the last report: Not much has changed over the past two weeks. The hay trade is still slow. The trades that are being made arefrom long-time clients. Oklahoma has a larger hay inventory thanusual. The larger hay inventory has caused the market to be a buyer’smarket.Trends:Alfalfa Large squares $180-$200 a tonAlfalfa Rounds – …

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Oklahoma Cash Grains Report for December 5, 2023

Justin Lewis Market Wrap-Up for December 5, 2023

December Webinars to Discuss Research on Heifer Development

The Oklahoma State University Beef Extension program will host two Rancher’s Thursday Lunchtime Series sessions in December. Both hour-long webinars will focus on research updates now available on heifer development. The Rancher’s Thursday Lunchtime Series features timely information on beef production, management and marketing from the OSU Extension beef cattle team, experienced ranchers and scientists. The …

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Move brush piles, dead trees and volatile vegetation away from firebreaks prior to a prescribed burn

When using prescribed fire to manage plant communities, it’s important to examine the perimeters of burn units and address coarse and volatile fuels near firebreaks before they cause problems. Fire, herbivory and rest are some of the most important ecological processes that naturally manage plant communities. Many land managers tend to be familiar with using rest and …

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Cattle Raisers Convention & Expo opens applications for 2024 internship program

Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association opened the application window for the 2024 Cattle Raisers Convention & Expo internship held in Fort Worth, March 19-24, 2024. This exceptional internship program allows college students to gain experience and knowledge in the beef industry while making connections with some of the industry’s highest leaders. Students will build their …

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78th Annual AFR State Speech Contest Challenges Oklahoma Youth

American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) wrapped up its annual fall speech contest series Saturday Dec. 2 at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater. This marks the 78th year of the statewide contest. The event has gone through many changes over the years but has always maintained its central agricultural theme. Varying by grade level, this …

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Soil Health Institute Launches Slakes: A Free Smartphone App to Measure Soil Aggregate Stability

In celebration of World Soil Day, December 5, the Soil Health Institute (SHI) announced the release of a free phone application, Slakes, to empower and engage citizens around the world to measure aggregate stability: one of the most common indicators of soil health. Soils with greater aggregate stability are more resistant to wind and water erosion, …

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House Page Program Now Accepting Applications

The Oklahoma House of Representatives High School Page Program is now accepting applications for the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature, announced Program Director Rep. Brian Hill, R-Mustang. Each year, hundreds of juniors and seniors from each corner of the state take part in the House High School Page Program at the Oklahoma State …

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Pro Tem Treat Releases Plans for New Senate Budget Process

Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, today released the Senate’s plan for more budget transparency and an estimated timeline for the Senate’s new budget proposal. The Senate appropriations subcommittee members will begin analyzing agency budgets and program performance measures beginning tomorrow in open meetings. This process will go through the end of January. All …

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