Category: Ag News

Sorghum United Paves Way for Continued Innovation and Education in Sorghum Industry

Associate Farm Editor, Reagan Calk, had the chance to visit with the head of Sorghum United, Nate Blum, about innovations in the sorghum industry and the Global Sorghum Conference taking place this week in France. With around 70 active members on every continent, Blum describes Sorghum United as a grassroots organization that involves each part …

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County Farm Bureaus partner with OKFB to donate nearly $20,000 to food assistance programs

Forty-six county Farm Bureaus and four county Women’s Leadership Committees across the state along with Oklahoma Farm Bureau donated nearly $20,000 to food banks, food pantries, meal assistance programs and after school programs in Oklahoma. The OKFB Community Food Assistance Matching Program, which is in its third year, connects county Farm Bureaus with their communities …

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Exceptional Drought Looks Scarce in Oklahoma This Week

According to the Oklahoma Mesonet, the Climate Prediction Center has issued an “El Nino Advisory,” which means that El Nino conditions have been observed and are expected to continue. Recent rains the state has received don’t have anything to do with El Nino, said State Climatologist Gary McManus. To have a full El Nino declaration, …

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LMA Works to Stay Ahead of the Needs of Today’s Consumer

Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is talking with the president of the Livestock Marketing Association, Mark Barnett, about marketing to today’s consumer. Barnett has one more year as president of the LMA, as he is serving a two-year term. He operates a cattle livestock auction market on the Kentucky-Tennessee line. “The best thing …

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Southern Plains Perspective:Dam Safety Awareness Day

There is a new blog post out at the Southern Plains Perspective. Read below: We had a special day last week.  May 31 doesn’t get the attention of other noteworthy days like “Christmas” or “Independence Day.”  It’s not a Federal or State Holiday.   As a general rule, there are no parades or major celebrations to …

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The Importance of Hay Moisture with Paul Vining

On today’s Cow-Calf Corner, Paul Vining, OSU Department of Animal and Food Sciences Graduate Research Assistant talks about moisture impacts on hay quality. Cutting and bailing hay sometimes becomes a “hurry up and wait” process, while waiting on passing rain showers. Hay should be baled when it has dried to the point of containing approximately …

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Clean Fuels, RFS Stakeholders Send Letter to President Biden on RFS BBD Volumes

Today, Clean Fuels Alliance America and 75 industry stakeholders delivered a letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to ensure that the Environmental Protection Agency substantially increases the biomass-based diesel (BBD) and advanced biofuels volumes in the Renewable Fuel Standards for 2023, 2024 and 2025. Clean Fuels was joined in the letter by several national …

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Friday Preopening Market Update with Dave Lanning

RON’s Dave Lanning has a pre-opening look at today’s agricultural Markets. Click the audio tab below for today’s report.

Feeder steers sold sharply higher. Feeder heifers traded mostly 6.00-12.00 higher. Steer and heifer calves sold fully steady from last week’s sharply higher market at OKC West – El Reno

Justin Lewis Market Wrap-Up for June 7, 2023