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New Standalone Status for Medical Marijuana Agency is Heading the Right Direction 

At the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association’s 2023 winter policy meeting, Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, got the chance to visit with the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority, Adria Berry, about the latest on all things marijuana-related in Oklahoma.  The OMMA, Berry said, has been a stand-alone agency since November 1st of …

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Oklahoman Selected for Prestigious National Leadership Program

Nineteen swine industry professionals from across the nation have been accepted into the 2023 Pork Leadership Institute (PLI). The year-long training experience jointly hosted by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the National Pork Board (NPB) consists of multiple learning sessions, including two trips to Washington, D.C., and an international experience focused on exports. …

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Winter Storm Could Bring Much-Needed Moisture to the State

A winter Storm is brewing and could bring some pretty good snow to the state. According to State Climatologist Gary McManus, “Some folks could see a LOT more (or less, obviously) with convective elements within the broader storm possible, meaning thunder-snow. Again, lots has to happen to get all these things working in the same …

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Annual Voter Registration Statistics–Voter List Maitenance Conducted

An official voter registration report by the Oklahoma State Election Board shows 2,225,086 people are registered to vote as of January 15, 2023. The annual report comes days after the State Election Board conducted its statutorily-required voter list maintenance process, removing inactive voters and duplicate voters. Current numbers show Republicans make up 51.9% of registered …

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While fire danger continues across Oklahoma, peak burning conditions will be Abbreviated

Statewide Discussion: Dry conditions persist along with above normal temperatures and breezy conditions under clearing skies over dormant fuels. While fire danger continues across Oklahoma, peak burning conditions will be abbreviated. The greatest alignment of fire danger indices today will reside in southwestern Oklahoma. Precipitation chances enter the forecast Tuesday evening although potential amounts across …

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Hay Trade Light through the Holiday Weeks

Hay trade was light during the holiday weeks. Few trades did move but not enough for any trends to bemade. As we look at the Oklahoma Mesonet Drought Monitor we are at 11.65 percent in exceptional drought, 56.13 percent in an extreme drought, 80.92 percent in severe drought, 89.73 percent in moderate, 98.18 percent in …

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Farm and Ranch News for January 4, 2023 with KC Sheperd on ROAN

Warm Front Brings a Surge of Moisture with Possibility of Severe Weather

Parts of the state could see severe weather today, according to State Climatologist Gary McManus, “A warm front has brought a surge of moisture into the state, setting us up for the possibility of severe storms later today as we see yet another cold front fire through the state tonight. Kingfisher’s temperatures went up 25 …

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Cold Front Moves in Late Wednesday with Dangerous Wind Chills

Bitterly Cold weather is headed this way and is expected to roll in late Wednesday night. According to State Climatologist, Gary McManus it won’t be as long or severe as the February 2021 Deep Freeze Event, but we will see very low temperatures and even lower wind-chills. McManus says there probably won’t be much snow, …

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Cool-season Setup for Severe weather Moving into the State

State Climatologist Gary McManus says a storm system is approaching from the West, “That system will drag a cold front through the state that will not only help propagate storms eastward through the state but also bring us back down to actual winter!” McManus says we will see the coldest weather around the Christmas Holiday, …

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