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AFR Cooperative 118th Annual Convention Coming up This Weekend in Norman

American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) will host its 118th annual state convention at the Embassy Suites & Conference Center – Norman Feb. 17-19. This year’s convention theme is “Honor Tradition, Embrace Change.” Farm director KC Sheperd had the opportunity to visit with AFR President Scott Blubaugh a few weeks ago about this year’s …

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Offset fire environment conditions have resulted in below-normal activity across Oklahoma

Statewide Discussion: Offset fire environment conditions have resulted in below normal activity across Oklahoma. Recent wet weather has dampened activity across much of the state although the Panhandle and northwestern counties have not faired so well with persistently dry conditions where extreme and exceptional drought indices remain firmly entrenched. Although not fully aligned, elevated fire …

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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 …

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Allendale’s Rich Nelson Sees Minimal Change in Wheat Ending Stocks in WASDE and has Concerns about Exports

USDA on Wednesday released its February Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports. Farm Director, KC Sheperd, caught up with Allendale’s Rich Nelson and talked about the numbers in this latest WASDE report. “For the most part, USDA gave us kind of what that trade was expecting here in today’s discussion,” …

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Biden’s WOTUS Part One: Deep Dive with Attorney Charles Yates

Associate Farm Editor, Reagan Calk, is visiting with Charles Yates, attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation and attorney in the Sackett v. EPA case about the timeline leading up to Biden’s recent WOTUS rule as it relates to the Sackett decision which will be made in 2023. The Sackett story begins in April of 2007 when …

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Senator Lankford Reacts to President Biden’s State of the Union Address

Click below to watch the full response from Senator James Lankford

Step Into Spring with this Free Workshop from OSU Extension

Spring is right around the corner so it’s time to start getting ready for the spring growing season! In this free workshop we will cover: – Preparing the vegetable garden for the growing season– Cool Season vegetable selections & growing tips– Choosing plants for spring interest– Tree & shrub plantings tips and techniques– Pro-active pest …

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U.S. Wheat Associates Board of Directors Elects New Officers for 2023/24 Includes Oklahoman Michael Peters

 The U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) board of directors elected new officers for the organization’s 2023/24 (July to June) fiscal year at their meeting Feb. 3, 2023, in Washington, D.C. The board elected Jim Pellman of McClusky, N.D., as Secretary-Treasurer; Clark Hamilton of Ririe, Idaho, as Vice Chairman; Michael Peters of Okarche, Okla., as Chairman; and …

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OBC Launches Oklahoma Beef Directory

The Oklahoma Beef Council is developing a directory of ranches that sell beef direct from their farm. Oklahoma ranchers who market beef directly from their farm on a consistent basis are encouraged to sign up to be on the directory at this link: https://www.oklabeef.org/directorysignup. “We’ve been getting more questions from consumers who are looking to …

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Winter Weather Arrives in the State with Thunder Sleet, Cold Temps and Round 2 on the Way

Strange weather we are having here today, even for Oklahoma! Much of the state woke up to “Thunder Sleet” With heavy showers of sleet falling, thunder, and lightning. State Climatologist Gary McManus says this is the first wave, “We start off our winter storm with waves of sleet and freezing rain today, get another dose …

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