Category: Ag News

Former National FFA Advisor Larry Case Applauds FFA Organization for Promoting Leaders of the Future

Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is talking with the former national advisor of the FFA organization, Dr. Larry Case about the positive impact the national FFA organization has made on the lives of youth across the United States. Case served as the national advisor of the FFA organization from 1984 until 2010. When …

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Three Key Practices to Tackle Corn Rootworm

A persistent pest and long-standing challenge in Midwest fields, corn rootworm is still impacting yields today. Steve Crafton, an LG Seeds agronomist in northern Illinois, has been battling corn rootworm for the entirety of his 30-plus-year career.  The damage caused by corn rootworm can lead to yield losses due to reduced nutrient uptake, lodging and …

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House Passes Bill to Preserve the Veterinary Use of Xylazine

Legislation Combats Illicit use in Humans. The Meat Institute today applauded the House of Representatives for passing the Support for Patients and Communities Reauthorization Act that, in part, fights the illicit use of xylazine in humans while preserving access to the drug for use in animals. “For beef packers, xylazine is used to quickly and …

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Collaboration and Momentum Main Themes of Sustainable Agriculture Summit

More than 900 farmer and industry leaders gathered to discuss advancements, challenges and opportunities for scaled action. Barbara O’Brien, president and CEO of Dairy Management Inc. and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, said with a growing global population demanding more food, significant geo-political unrest, and unprecedented climate challenges, “we need to take a more …

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Rain is Possible, but Chances for White Christmas are Small

Rain Showers are currently making their way across the state which is great news for the Month of December in Oklahoma! State Climatologist Gary McManus says the storm will be moving East, and then Dive South and the Rainfall pattern will mirror that movement, “We do have some pretty good totals thus far across far …

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AFT Releases Smart Solar Recommendations to Help Policymakers Advance Solar and Strengthen Farm Viability

Today, American Farmland Trust (AFT), one of the leading non-profits working to address rural community concerns while advancing renewable energy, released policy recommendations for state and local governments to keep land in farming and strengthen farm viability as the U.S. builds out solar. This release comes on the heels of COP28 as the U.S. strives …

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Beef Quality Assurance Boosts Consumer Confidence

Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is talking with Kara Lee of Certified Angus Beef about Beef Quality Assurance. “When we look at consumer demand today, I think everyone can admit that one of the most regularly heard buzzwords today is sustainability,” Lee said. “If you poll 100 different people on what sustainability means …

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OSU Agriculture Unveils Event Series to Discuss Ag Topics

Oklahoma State University Agriculture launched a Dean’s Dialogue series Nov. 30 focusing on vital conversations in the agricultural industry. “The Dean’s Dialogue allows us to get together and talk in ways that will challenge us to think more broadly about some of the problems and issues we all care about,” said Jayson Lusk, vice president …

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What are the Benefits of Compensatory Gains in the Feedlot Following Grazing?

Weekly, Oklahoma State University Extension Beef Cattle Nutrition Specialist Paul Beck offers his expertise on the beef cattle industry. This is a part of the weekly series known as the “Cow-Calf Corner.” Today, he talks about supplementation for stocker cattle. Supplementation programs for stocker cattle on pasture to improve animal performance and overall productivity and …

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Executive Cotton Update For December, 2023

Macroeconomic Overview: The traditional holiday sales season began during the extended weekend that followed Thanksgiving (Nov 23-27, including Cyber Monday).  Initial reports suggest spending growth was nearly 8% higher year-over-year that weekend (figure from Adobe Analytics).  This was stronger than generally forecasted, with the National Retail Federation predicting 2023 spending for the entire shopping period will …

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