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Farming in Germany and How it differs from Oklahoma Farming with Franz-Josef Berg

Farm Director KC Sheperd had the chance to talk with a German farmer, Franz-Josef Berg, about the differences between German farming and farming in Oklahoma. Berg is the father-in-law of David Misener, the President of U.S. Custom Harvesters, and has had the opportunity over the years to visit David and his daughter at their own …

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Oklahoma Wheat and Cattle Producer Tom Cannon is Featured in US Wheat Video Stories of Stewardship

Episode 2 of the U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) “Stories of Stewardship” series has been released and this episode features Tom Cannon, a wheat farmer and cattle rancher from Blackwell, Oklahoma. Cannon, who operates Goodson Ranch with his family, went “all-in” and became a 100% no-till farmer 25 years ago. Cannon and his family have worked …

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Warmer Weather on the Way!

Well, we have finally seen Winter Weather across the state, as December was the 4th warmest record (dating back to 1895), according to State Climatologist Gary McManus. He says we will see Temps in the 60s as we get into Next week, “In the case for next week, the trends in weather will greatly overcome …

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115 Million Americans Expected to Travel for Year-End Holidays

Airports expected to be busiest they’ve ever been for the holiday season, with second highest year-end travel forecast since AAA began tracking in 2000 AAA projects 115.2 million travelers will head 50 miles or more from home over the 10-day year-end holiday travel period.* This year’s total number of travelers is a 2.2% increase over last year …

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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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