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Growing cattle inventories mean more stocker opportunities

Growing cattle inventories mean more stocker opportunities

STILLWATER, Oklahoma – As of mid-October, calf and stocker cattle prices are down only about 2 percent from August, compared to the typical drop of 4 percent, while Oklahoma auction volume has been 11 percent higher year-over-year for the past six weeks.

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Septic system questions should be on every rural home buying list

Septic system questions should be on every rural home buying list

STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Homebuyers moving from urban to rural areas need to take into account septic system basics, otherwise one’s dream house can run the risk of turning into an annoying money pit.

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Breeding wheat varieties for protein? Not so fast

Breeding wheat varieties for protein? Not so fast

STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State University wheat breeder Brett Carver does not resemble the stereotypical image of a mad scientist at work. However, he and the rest of the OSU Wheat Improvement Team, an interdisciplinary team of researchers, display mad skills when it comes to fulfilling their charge of developing high-performing wheat varieties that thrive in Oklahoma, while more than satisfying the needs of bakers and millers everywhere.

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Concerns for your pet during Halloween

Concerns for your pet during Halloween

STILLWATER, Okla. – As Halloween approaches, parents are helping their children plan costumes, map out in which neighborhoods to trick-or-treat and maybe even humming the chorus of Monster Mash.

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Filling in the soil moisture mapping gaps

Filling in the soil moisture mapping gaps

STILLWATER, Okla. –Soil moisture influences many decisions by landowners and property managers. Determining the moisture level of precise locations is a daunting task, due, in part, to the many factors that can cause fluctuations.

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OSU Winter Crops Herbicide Symptomology Clinic set for Nov. 3

OSU Winter Crops Herbicide Symptomology Clinic set for Nov. 3

STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Agricultural producers looking to be get a firsthand look at key visual symptoms of common herbicides on winter wheat and canola should plan now to attend the Nov. 3 Oklahoma State University Winter Crops Herbicide Symptomology Clinic in Stillwater.

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USDA-NASS contacting Oklahoma cow-calf operators about recent survey

USDA-NASS contacting Oklahoma cow-calf operators about recent survey

STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Cattle producers who recently received the Oklahoma State University Cow-Calf Survey from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will be receiving a call from NASS if they have not already completed it and turned it in.

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Mitigating issues from a malware attack on your mobile device

Mitigating issues from a malware attack on your mobile device

STILLWATER, Oklahoma – The statistics bear out what most people suspect: Malware infections on mobile devices are at an all-time high.

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‘Strong’ passwords a key to protection in a digital world

‘Strong’ passwords a key to protection in a digital world

STILLWATER, Oklahoma – It is one of the oldest areas of concern in the digital age: creating passwords that the user can remember and yet are as secure as possible.

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Balancing yield and protein content in a wheat crop

Balancing yield and protein content in a wheat crop

STILLWATER, Okla. – With Oklahoma wheat producers heading into another growing season, the bottom line will be top of mind, as always, and for many, that means focusing squarely on yield, yield, yield.

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