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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
When Debbie Lyons-Blythe tells her story, there’s no question about authenticity — she is a cattlewoman-farm mom.
And, she’s the 2012 America’s Farmers Mom of the Year.
The White City, Kan., farm advocate kept 210 attendees’ complete attention during the 580 WIBW Farm Profit Conference last week at Paxico.
Check tax laws on deferred grain sales
Grain producers using a calendar tax year and the cash method of accounting often use deferred payment contracts to defer payment of grain sales into the following tax year.
Manure Expo to be held in Springfield
The North American Manure Expo has always been about showcasing manure management and application equipment and educating farmers and custom applicators on managing and applying manure. Now it’s time for manufacturers to show-off their equipment and latest inventions in the Show-Me State.
Eldon Cole honored for 50 years with Extension
Back in 1964, Cassius Clay beat Sonny Liston for the World Heavyweight championship, the first Ford Mustang came off the assembly line, the 24th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was ratified, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, the Beatles made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show and Eldon Cole began his career with University of Missouri Extension.
Sheep and lamb inventory down 2%
All sheep and lamb inventory in the United States on January 1, 2014, totaled 5.21 million head, down two percent from 2013. Breeding sheep inventory decreased to 3.88 million head on January 1, 2014, down two percent from 3.98 million head on January 1, 2013.
Missouri senators want to investigate high propane prices
Rising propane prices led some Missouri senators to call for an investigation into why the typically abundant gas was running out and putting a strain on people's budgets.
Planning essential to effective prescribed burn
There is nothing better than when a plan comes together. Also, in this case, there is nothing worse than when there was no plan to start with.
John Weir, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension fire ecologist, said well-conducted fires in the field are the result of well-written fire plans.
Kansas Senator Moran calls on OSHA to stop unlawful regulations
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and U.S. Senator Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) have called on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to immediately stop their unlawful regulation of family farms.
Frigid temps expected to damage Plains wheat crop
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Subzero cold sweeping into the Plains threaten to damage winter wheat across much of Nebraska and north-central Kansas in places where there is little snow to provide crops a protective cover, agriculture experts warned.
Temperatures dipped to between minus 5 to minus 15 in those areas, said Don Keeney, agricultural meteorologist for Maryland-based commodity risk firm MDA Weather Services.
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