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Kingfisher County Drought Management Meeting set for Sept. 15
Agricultural producers in and around Kingfisher County who are looking to make the best possible drought-related operational decisions should plan to attend the Sept. 15 Kingfisher County Drought Management Meeting.

McClain County Drought Management Meeting Sept. 1
OSU Cooperative Extension educators and specialists led sessions about nitrates, prussic acid and blue-green algae; forage feeding alternatives; current FSA assistance programs; and tax implications of drought forced sales.

Wheatland Stocker Conference Aug. 19
Stocker cattle operators looking to make use of the latest science-based management information should register now to attend the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service’s Wheatland Stocker Conference on Aug. 19 in Enid.

Payne County Extension Drought Meeting Aug. 16
There is no charge for the meeting, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Heritage Hall of the Payne County Expo Center, located at the corner of 6th Street – State Highway 51 – and Fairgrounds Road in Stillwater.

Southern Plains Beef Symposium Aug. 13
Cattle producers looking to place their operations in the best possible position to prosper should register now to attend the 21st annual Southern Plains Beef Symposium on Aug. 13 in Ardmore.

Northwest Oklahoma Drought Meetings Aug. 4-5
Cattle and forage producers looking to make best use of management practices for fighting the drought should register now to attend one of two Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Northwest Oklahoma Drought Meetings taking place in early August.

Cattle Trails Wheat and Stocker Conference Aug. 5
Cattle producers looking to take advantage of the latest science-based updates on herd and operational management practices should register now to attend the Aug. 5 Cattle Trails Wheat and Stocker Conference in Lawton.

Japanese beetles seen in northeastern Oklahoma soybean fields
Soybean producers in northeastern Oklahoma should be on the lookout for Japanese beetle infestations.

False chinch bug threat may target sorghum, soybean fields
The battle with false chinch bugs in canola may be over, but these pests thrive in drought conditions and are not above targeting additional crops, such as those raised by Oklahoma sorghum and soybean growers.

Increasingly severe drought results in spread of cattle concerns
Areas of Oklahoma negatively affected by drought are expanding rapidly, increasingly causing significant weather-related challenges for state cattle producers.

Drought to have multi-year effect on rebuilding of the U.S. cow herd
Ongoing drought conditions in the southern Great Plains states make it increasingly likely the rebuilding of the United States’ cow herd will take four years or more.

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