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Farm and Ranch news for December 7, 2023, with KC Sheperd

2023 Opening Dates for Oklahoma Christmas Tree Farms

Whether you’ve been blasting Christmas music for weeks or you are patiently waiting until Thanksgiving to pull out the Christmas decorations, it is not too early to start planning where to get your tree! Oklahoma is home to 20 Christmas tree farms where you can cut your own tree or purchase beautiful pre-cut evergreen trees …

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Bob Rodenberger Expects Decent Cattle Runs Through End of the Year

KC Sheperd, Farm Director, is back talking with Bob Rodenberger, a partner with Stockmans Livestock Marketing, as he gives the latest on the cattle markets.   “We started out the week pretty much in a steady market on the feeder cattle, and the light cattle had excellent demand, and it looked good,” Rodenberger said. “By the end of …

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Wheat Production Unchanged in Latest WASDE Report, Allendale’s Rich Nelson Says It’s a Mild Report

USDA on Thursday slightly bumped up crop production for corn and soybeans and brought down projected ending stocks for both crops as well. USDA increased the 2023-24 corn production by 170 million bushels (mb) to 15.234 billion bushels (bb) — a surprise that was beyond the pre-report estimates. If that holds, that breaks the 2016 …

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Hard Freeze across the State, But a Warm up on the Way for the Weekend

Well Winter has officially shown up in Oklahoma, leaving Fall in the Dust.. However, according to State Climatologist Gary McManus we will be seeing fall-like temps across the state this weekend, “A warm-up through the weekend then a minor cold front.” We will be seeing temps climb into the high 60s, and low 70s across …

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Grown Tour Fosters Relations Between Wheat Growers and Dietitians

Radio Oklahoma Ag Network intern, Maci Carter had the chance to talk with Executive Director of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission, Mike Schulte, about the Grown Tour. “The Oklahoma Wheat Commission, Oklahoma Farm Bureau, and Sherri Glazier, known as the ‘Dirt Road Dietitian,’ have put on a seminar called ‘Grown,’ where we have invited the Oklahoma …

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More Rain on the Way with Cooler Temps and Frost on the Pumpkins for Next week

This week, Oklahoma has seen some much-needed rain across the state, with what looks to be more on the way thanks to Hurricane Norma. State Climatologist Gary McManus says we’ve seen very generous rainfall with a possibility of storm # 2 and Storm #3. Storm #2 is arriving this week with an opportunity for More …

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National Wheat Yield Contest 2023 Winners Includes Oklahoman David Ebers

The National Wheat Yield Contest is thrilled to announce the achievements of its 24 national winners, hailing from 12 different states, who have achieved an average yield of 144 bushels per acre across all categories. Additionally, we proudly recognize the 83 state winners representing 28 states, with their remarkable yields averaging 127 bushels per acre …

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County Line Beef Secures 1st Place at Oklahoma’s Best Beef Competition in Stockyards

The Stockyard Stampede took place on Saturday in Historic Stockyard City, where Longhorns led the parade, Horses gave rides, and folks got to sample some of the best beef in Oklahoma at the Best Beef Competition. There were plenty of fun things to do with your family, including a petting zoo, Made In Oklahoma Vendors …

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Rain Chances Return Next Week with Tropical Storm Norma

It has been dry the past couple of weeks in Oklahoma, and farmers are looking for some rainfall in the forecast. State Climatologist Gary McManus says tropical storm Norma might be the answer for much-needed rainfall. “When it comes to these tropical storm remnants, you’re in really dicey territory, especially coming from the southwest where …

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