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Drought is everyone's concern

Drought is everyone's concern

STILLWATER, Okla. – It is unlikely a wheat producer living in rural Oklahoma and an accountant comfortably settled in one of the state’s urban centers will view drought in the same way.

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A beautiful nightmare

STILLWATER, Okla. – There are plenty of reasons people choose to plant Bradford pear trees on their property. They are the same reasons cities, parks, grocery stores and neighborhoods line roadways with them.

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Containers add a touch of whimsy to your gardening efforts

STILLWATER, Okla. – Gardens are a wonderful addition to any home. Dressing up the landscape certainly adds to the curb appeal when flower beds are filled with a colorful assortment of perennials, annuals, shrubs and even vegetables.

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Another drought? Well, maybe.

Another drought? Well, maybe.

Say the word drought and for some people it immediately conjures up images of long, hot summers or, for others, it may trigger reminders of the brutal 1930s Dust Bowl. However, the hard, uncomfortable truth is Oklahoma is always a few weeks away from being at the mercy of this weather phenomenon and the potentially devastating impacts it can leave in its wake.

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Small flock biosecurity important to protect against avian influenza

Small flock biosecurity important to protect against avian influenza

STILLWATER, Okla. – The highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak that became the largest animal health emergency in U.S. history may have subsided, but vigilance is still needed.

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Research on Oklahoma paddlefish going swimmingly

STILLWATER, Okla. – It looks like a dinosaur. It has the body composition of a shark. Its Pinocchio-nose is about a third the length of its body. It’s a filter-feeding, migratory monster of freshwater. And, if you hook one, hold on because it will give you the fight of your life.

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OHCE members take losing seriously

There are a number of women in Cleveland County who are a bunch of losers – and they are perfectly happy with that.

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Extension’s co-parenting outreach is all about children

Extension’s co-parenting outreach is all about children

The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service’s co-parenting program isn’t new – it’s been around for more than 20 years – yet it continues to deliver fresh reserves of resilience and hope to divorcing and separated couples who remain committed to working together to raise their children.

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Oklahoma Foundation Seed Stocks an important part of the farm to fork chain

Oklahoma Foundation Seed Stocks an important part of the farm to fork chain

STILLWATER, Okla. – It’s a safe assumption everyone cares – at least a little bit – about the source of the food that finds its way to the dinner table each night. If that’s the case, then Oklahomans should care a lot about Oklahoma Foundation Seed Stocks.

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Reduce, reuse and recycle are the best gifts for the environment

Reduce, reuse and recycle are the best gifts for the environment

STILLWATER, Okla. – ‘Tis the season to be … trashy? While wrapping paper flies through the air as children tear into much-anticipated gifts, and special foods are prepared for a holiday feast, Americans are generating a whole lot more waste during this festive season than any other time of the year.

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