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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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Oklahoma House Approves $12.8B State Budget

The Oklahoma House of Representatives today approved the final appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2024, which begins July 1, fulfilling their constitutional duty to pass a balanced budget. The FY24 legislatively-appropriated budget is $12,866,390,628. House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, said the budget includes a historic investment into K-12 education, the largest increase to higher education …

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Legislators comment on the passage of marijuana Guardrails

In the final days of the legislative session, the Senate and House passed additional reforms to Oklahoma’s medical marijuana industry through Senate Bills 437 and 813. Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, and her House authors released the following statements Friday. If signed by the governor, SB 437 would go into effect immediately while SB 813 would …

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Emergency Drought Commission Meeting Coming up May 8th 10am

The Oklahoma Emergency Drought Commission will meet on May 8 at 10:00 Am at the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Building in the board room. There will be an opportunity for public comment. Oklahoma’s Emergency Drought Commission, enabled through passage of Enrolled House Bill 1923 in 2013, provides funding for drought mitigation and related projects in Oklahoma in …

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Lankford Confirms Increased Criminal Activity, Drugs in Oklahoma Are Directly Related to Biden’s Wide Open Southern Border

Senator James Lankford (R-OK), lead Republican on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management, today held a hearing entitled, “Examining the Effects of Increased Migration on Communities Along the Southern Border.” Witnesses at today’s hearing included Chief of Police for McAlester, OK, Kevin Hearod; Mayor of Yuma, AZ, Douglas …

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Senate Judiciary Committee Approves two measures to protect voter information and improve voting Procedures

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved two measures protecting the integrity of Oklahoma’s election process Tuesday. Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, is the Senate principal author of House Bill 2052 and HB 2056. Oklahoma is currently authorized to enter into a multistate voter list maintenance organization, such as the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) but has not …

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Fire Situation Update shows Fire Danger will remain until Considerable Moisture Spreads throughout the State

Statewide Discussion: Storms yesterday evening in parts of western and northcentral Oklahoma, bringing both rain and hail, yielded wetting isolated wetting amounts while outside of individual storm cells amounts of less than 0.10” was realized in the band of storms. Northwestern and Panhandle counties remain very dry with separation from a wetting event ranging from …

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Oklahoma Cattlemen Join Together to Benefit the Tulsa Ronald McDonald House

Members from the Oklahoma Cattlemen’ Association joined together to donate over 800 pounds of beef to the Ronald McDonald House Charity in Tulsa, Okla. The effort started by Russell Boles, Watson, Okla., donating a steer to benefit the charity. From there Watson Farms Meat Processing in Council Hill, Okla., donated the processing. A result of …

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Historic Highs Continue for Gross Receipts

Gross Receipts to the state Treasury paint a picture of a sound but moderating Oklahoma economy as total collections climb to a new high, State Treasurer Todd Russ announced. The 12-month record total of $17.64 billion is $1.77 billion or 11.2 percent more than the year before. However, when reviewing the monthly comparison, the difference …

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A widespread Red Flag Warning is in effect today across Oklahoma, generally along and northwest of I-44

Statewide Discussion: A widespread Red Flag Warning is in effect today across Oklahoma, generally along and northwest of I-44. Today presents a complicated forecast with fire weather over very receptive fuels while an enhanced risk for severe weather enters the mix overnight in eastern and southeastern Oklahoma. Focusing on the fire danger today, temperatures +15°-20° …

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