The outlook for agricultural retailers is generally favorable for 2023 following a year of record profits in 2022. However, the sector faces an emerging set of risks that could depress profit margins and challenge traditional business models in the years ahead. Lower levels of industry working capital, higher property insurance costs, and changing grower needs …
State Representative Dell Kerbs says OYE Exhibitors are the Leaders of the Future
Each year at the Oklahoma Youth Expo, legislators have the opportunity to be paired with a showman and compete with other legislator/exhibitor pairs for the top showman. This opportunity allows legislators to connect with the future of the agriculture industry and be part of the Oklahoma Youth Expo experience. Following the Legislative Showmanship Competition at …
US House Ways and Means Committee Holds Field Hearing in Yukon on American Economy
House Committee on Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) brought the Committee to Oklahoma and held its second field hearing on the State of the American Economy: The Heartland. The hearing took place on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, in Yukon, Oklahoma. “During our first official hearing of the 118th Congress, the Ways and Means Committee …
Israeli Tour Guide Mark Kedem Talks About The Cultural Aspects of What Class XX of OALP is Experiencing
Sat, 18 Feb 2023 22:17:27 CST
Oklahoma Farm Report’s Ron Hays is traveling with Class XX of the Oklahoma Ag Leadership Program in the nation of Israel. This is the capstone experience for the normally two year program that has extended into the Class’s third year because of COVID, and each Class has gone to a different international location to study the Agriculture and culture of that destination.
Our conversation today is with one of two tour guides working with the trip to facilitate and educate along the way. Mark Kedem is South African by birth but migrated to Israel in the early 1980s- and worked to become a certified tour guide in Israel- working with English language groups that travel here.
Ron and Mark discuss the unique role in history that Israel has played on the world stage- including the intersectrion of Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the ancient city of Jerusalem. They also talk about the political realities in this country that make it, as Mark describes, a very complicated part of the world.
And- they talk about the precious resource that drives a lot of what makes Isreal so unique- water.
LIsten to Ron and Mark as they discuss the travels across Israel of Class XX of the Oklahoma Ag Leadership Program by clicking on the listen bar.
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Ron Hays talks with Isreali Tour Guide Mark Kedem Traveling with OALP
Chances of Rain move Throughout the State this Week
Today will be warm and Windy with chances of fire danger and gusts of 40-50-mph, but chances of rain will make their way across the state this week. According to State Climatologist Gary McManus, “We’ll have a chance of rain tonight into Tuesday, maybe a few rumbles of thunder, then another chance across NW and …
Biden’s WOTUS Part Two: Deep Dive with Attorney Charles Yates
Associate Farm Editor, Reagan Calk, is back talking with Charles Yates, attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation and attorney in the Sackett v. EPA case, for a part two of a deep dive on Biden’s WOTUS (Waters of the United States.) This time, Yates talks about the new WOTUS rule and how it impacts private landowners …
Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom Art and Photography Contest now Open
The 2023 Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom Art & Photography Contest is now LIVE!! Our theme this year is Oklahoma Agriculture: Our Roots Run Deep. We hope you will explore Oklahoma’s rich agricultural heritage through a variety of Ag in the Classroom lessons. Find your agricultural “roots” through family; genetics; crops; livestock; or pioneers and …
The CaRPE Tool™ Gives State and Federal Policy Makers the Opportunity to ‘Seize the Carbon’: Reducing Carbon Emissions Through Agriculture
– American Farmland Trust today released its updated CaRPE Tool™ and the first of a series of briefs to help states estimate greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction opportunities from the implementation of climate-smart cropland and grazing land management practices. The tool and state-specific briefs, which summarize the carbon benefits of climate-smart practices and provide state …
High Diesel Prices Put Strain on Farmers
The average price of diesel is $5.32 per gallon, more than $1.50 above the same time last year. While prices are below the $5.81 peak in June, the high cost of fuel is hitting farmers hard as they navigate the fall harvest season. American Farm Bureau Federation economists analyzed the factors driving up fuel prices …