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An answer to a prayer
“If you give a man a fish you feed him for a day, but teach him to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.” Applying those words to real life became an answer to a prayer for Carthage, Mo., farmer Larry Peters, and the Fairview Christian Church.
- Vaccines no silver bullet but a good shot at disease control if you take careful aim
- Will ‘canola belt’ expand east?
- Herd building requires cost strategy
- Economist talks GMO labeling at soybean expo
- An answer to a prayer
Checking alfalfa for winter injury
In the last couple of weeks, I’ve heard many concerns about alfalfa production for this spring.
Cold temperatures and lack of snow cover are the two main issues producers are worried about for next season’s crop production, as certainly the alfalfa plant could die if exposed to extremely cold temperatures. In general, alfalfa plants can tolerate up to three weeks of winter injury before the plants are killed.
- USDA reports on status of GE crops
- Everest still leads Kan. wheat acres
- Innovation, exports fuel soybean demand
- Seed legumes on snowy fields
- Checking alfalfa for winter injury
Slaughter cow market following seasonal pattern — only more so
Boning cow prices in Oklahoma City were reported at just over $102/cwt. in the first week of March. This level suggests that March slaughter cow prices will exhibit a more than seasonal price increase.
- Anaplasmosis a stealthy profit-robber
- Livestock indemnity program retro-funded to Oct., 2011
- Ark. cattle numbers up despite trend
- Champions picked at Kansas Angus Futurity Jr. Show
- Slaughter cow market following seasonal pattern — only more so
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Invasive species conference set March 25, OKC
We have all had unwanted and even uninvited guests overstay their welcome in our homes. That anxious feeling of wanting those people to leave without knowing how to ask is all too familiar.
It is a similar feeling many property owners in Oklahoma are experiencing with invasive species of insects, plants and animals. The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service is hosting the Oklahoma Invasive Species Conference March 25 to discuss this issue.
- Morris Co. woman advocates for agriculture
- Check tax laws on deferred grain sales
- Manure Expo to be held in Springfield
- Eldon Cole honored for 50 years with Extension
- Invasive species conference set March 25, OKC
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Implementation of 2014 Farm Bill allows farmers time to make an informed choice
With the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill well into the 2014 crop year for winter wheat and the planning period for other row crops and with the significant changes Congress made to commodity policy—the elimination of Direct Payments, the need for farmers to choose between Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC), and the addition of the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) to the insurance program—the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was faced with a compressed time period in which to write all of the appropriate guidelines and regulations if farmers were to have to make their choices between PLC and ARC this spring.
- Fed survey suggests farmland ‘cooling’
- Price and the value of agricultural exports
- Farm bill synopsis:
- Farm bill plows under direct payments
- Implementation of 2014 Farm Bill allows farmers time to make an informed choice
Tax changes for horse operations
During 2013, horse owners, breeders and businesses enjoyed a number of favorable tax provisions that have now reverted to lower levels or expired. Over sixty tax provisions expired, some applied to all businesses, including the horse industry, and one was specifically applicable to owners of race horses.
- Bill lets Oklahoma counties decide horse slaughter
- Treatments foals may need immediately after birth
- Missouri denies horse slaughter application
- Mo. company prepares to process horse meat
- Tax changes for horse operations