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- Extension grant program increasing fresh, healthy foods in local communities
An apple a day might indeed keep the doctor away, but it is a well-established fact that not everyone has regular access to healthy meal and snack options. A number of local communities in Oklahoma are working to change that reality, though, and a grant program created through the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service is helping to fuel those efforts.
- OSU opens its Onsite Wastewater Treatment Training Facility
STILLWATER, Okla. – No one thinks about the septic system until there is something wrong. Then, when there is a problem, there is little understanding of how the system actually operates.
- International trade moderating U.S. meat production
STILLWATER, Okla. – Recently released data indicates U.S. meat exports continued to grow year over year for August, with international trade moderating increased U.S meat production.
- Wise use of wheat pasture key with bred replacement heifers
STILLWATER, Okla. – Cattle producers employing wheat pasture as a supplement for pregnant replacement heifers expected to calve in January and February need to use the nutritional resource judiciously.
- Greenhouse gas emissions from beef production only 1.9 percent of U.S. total
STILLWATER, Okla. – When it comes to protecting the environment, blaming greenhouse gas emission problems on beef cattle or people who like a good steak is a claim that has little basis in fact.
- Moderation is the key when it comes to Halloween treats
STILLWATER, Okla. – Most of the children across the state who plan to celebrate Halloween already have determined what super hero, Disney princess or television character they plan to dress up as for the fun-filled night. They have planned what neighborhoods in which to trick-or-treat so they can fill their candy containers to the brim with sugary, sticky and sweet treats.
- Caution not fear key to managing beef herd expansion
STILLWATER, Okla. – The U.S. beef industry’s transition to greater beef supplies in 2016 has been a challenge for many, perhaps in part because younger producers and traders have never before participated in herd expansion, which last occurred in the early 1990s.