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Oklahoma wheat-sorghum meeting postponed
The second annual joint conference for Oklahoma wheat and sorghum producers has been postponed due to a forecast of inclement weather.
The leadership of the Oklahoma Wheat Growers and Oklahoma Sorghum Association was concerned about a forecast that has placed OklahomaCity, Okla., in a winter storm warning Dec. 5 and 6. The second annual Joint Wheat and Sorghum Conference had been planned for Dec. 6 at the Moore Norman Technology Center South Penn Campus. The National Weather Service forecast called for freezing rain, sleet and then snow during those two days.
Tim Bartram, executive director of the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association, and Jennifer Blackburn, administrator of the Oklahoma Sorghum Association, in an email stated the leadership will be working on a new rescheduled date.
Holdenville Livestock, of Holdenville, Okla., has postponed a sale planned for Dec. 7 and has rescheduled it to Dec. 21.
By Lacey Newlin
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