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ISSUE DATE: 04/07/2014

Researchers look at unique aspects of grazing wheat pasture

A metal sign reading “Wheat Pasture Research” sits atop the entrance to the Marshall Wheat Pasture Research Unit just outside of Marshall, Okla. Beyond this simple gate, for 25 years, Oklahoma State University faculty have cooperated across departments at this one-of-a-kind facility. They work together to conduct research benefitting the Oklahoma wheat pasture stocker cattleman and wheat producer. With about 22.5 million acres of wheat planted in the Southern Great Plains, the research they conduct has far-reaching benefits.

In the beginning, Gerald Horn, professor in the Department of Animal Science, worked with faculty in Agronomy and Agricultural Economics and the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station administration to get funding for the research unit. The goal was to focus on the dual purpose of wheat and to find answers for stockers that would bring economic benefits to their rural communities.


NEWS

AgriLife Extension expert: Complicated farm bill will take homework by producers
Borlaug, renowned wheat researcher, recognized on Ag Day
Commercial agriculture may be the largest beneficiary of unmanned aerial vehicles
Deer feasting on ornamentals
Delayed 2012 drought-loss aid on the way
EPA, Army Corps of Engineers proposing new water rules
Food Processing Center offers seminar for business entrepreneurs
Food Processing Center offers seminar for business entrepreneurs
House passes legislation to provide public input in national monument designations
Kansas producers continue to struggle with impact of drought
Lesser prairie-chicken goes on threatened species list
Oncologists: Future of rural cancer care seen as 'dire'
Panhandle farmland values steady in 2014, prelim results show
Rural Mainstreet economic index falls in March
U.S., British scientists issue climate change statement
USDA encourages early registration for FSA programs
USDA enhances Farm Storage Facility Loan program
USDA funds help 3 Nebraska biofuel plants
USDA out to help small and mid-sized farmers, Vilsack says
Vilsack announces increased opportunity for producers as part of new farm bill
Voluntary conservation effort promotes improved lesser prairie-chicken habitat

CROPS

A concrete solution from the cornfield
Agronomist: Check equipment before planting season
Controlled burn on pasture grass jump-starts grazing for cow herds
Disinfecting honey comb with ozone
Huelskamp praises initiative on regs
NAWG members gather to talk wheat's future at Commodity Classic
Practice no-till more effectively with 'Focus on Corn' webcast
Record soybean acres expected, corn acres at 4-year low
Sorghum Checkoff now accepting applications for Leadership Sorghum Class II
Taking agriculture to a higher level of precision
Time to treat henbit and chickweed in wheat fields
Tolman to retire as NCGA CEO
Understanding plant-soil interaction could lead to new ways to combat weeds
Webcasts focus on mop top virus and leafhopper control in potatoes

LIVESTOCK

2014 Mid-South Ruminant Nutrition Conference slated for April 23-24
3 new beef health-related publications now available
Agricultural land tax hike proposed
Beef cow producers: Beware of cold winter's impact on calving, lactation periods
Carcass traits are a major profit driver
Consider shortening the breeding and calving season
Dairy nutritionist: Be proactive, not reactive when managing rations
Determine whether cows are ready to rebreed
Diverse groups offer support for federal wildlife services
Feed delivery trucks need biosecurity to control PEDv
Fisheries specialist: Most ponds do not need fertilization
Groups show support for wildlife services
Iowans selected to oversee National Beef Checkoff Program
LaSalle Ranch of Havre nominated for regional Environmental Stewardship Award
Maximize your colostrum feeding program
Pre-World Pork Expo tours provide snapshot of U.S. agriculture
Researchers look at unique aspects of grazing wheat pasture
San Antonio All Breed Sale proves strong demand for Brangus
Students get farm-to-table view of beef process
Texas A&M hosts Ram Performance Test
Texas BEEF Team advocates for beef at 5 races
UW hosts poultry workshop in Powell
UW Meat Judging Team notes consecutive wins

EDITOR

End is near
Enlarging the bullseye on our back
Twister time

COLUMNS

EPA draws praise, criticism for new clean water rule
Firm's design cuts water usage on dairy farms
Goin' to town
Higher-yield soybeans available
How rough can the ride get?
The miracles of farming
The pranks are plentiful
Two sorghum hybrids unveiled

MARKETS

Amarillo livestock sales summary
Below normal temperatures, precipitation persist south dakota
Colorado livestock auction summary
Dodge City cattle sales report
Field preparations increase colorado
Georgia cattle auction summary
Grain market close
Hay sales steady in most areas
Hay trade, movement slow to moderate
High Plains slaughter cattle sales report
Joplin livestock market report
OKC West livestock market report
Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association luncheon, board meeting set for May 9
Pratt 3 p.m. livestock sales report
Pratt livestock aution report
Precipitation spread out through state arkansas
Salina livestock auction report
Slow progress for small grains oklahoma
Soil moisture a concern as producers make fieldwork preparations nebraska
Some areas receive rain and snow kansas
Soybeans, corn close upward; wheat slightly down
State sees flooding in some areas montana
West Plains livestock auction report

RANGE

KFAC, KFB extend deadline for Be Ag-Wise educator training workshops

FAMILY

ASI searching for 2 candidates to represent U.S. sheep industry at competition
Bowls of Warmth
Ca$h for Cattle raises funds for South Dakota blizzard victims
Combat nutrition and diet myths with scientific facts
Effect of mom's obesity on baby's bone health explored
Emerald ash borer traps set in Kansas
FFA chapters use grants to ease hunger in schools, communities
Getting your pond in shape for fishing season
Grapefruit affects more medications
Help for spring 'dead spot' in lawn
Kirby Farm features transoms
Many shrubs can be pruned in spring
Meditation
National FFA Organization partners with 8 Major League Baseball teams
Oklahoma Vineyard Workbook completed
Peanut butter a hearty choice
Summer leadership conference helps FFA members identify strengths, set personal goals
UW Extension publishes hoop house DIY guide

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