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How Chronic Wasting Disease Affects Deer Hunting

Chronic wasting disease attacks the brains of white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, moose and caribou. Hunters can help reduce the spread of CWD in infected areas by eliminating practices that encourage deer-to-deer contact and participating in state-organized deer population reduction plans.

Antimicrobial Stewardship for Cow-Calf Producers

Being good stewards of antimicrobials is one way to ensure the drugs currently being used remain effective.

GAP Certification Helps Specialty Crop Growers Address Food Safety

The Food Safety Modernization Act has resulted in a spotlight on the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) program and its parallel for packers and processors, the Good Handling Practices (GHP) program. The purpose of these programs is to reduce, as much as possible, the chance of contamination on produce sold to consumers.

Genome Editing: Helping Agriculture Meet New Challenges

Genome editing is a new and promising technique that can help plant breeders more efficiently identify and build better tasting, higher yielding crops that are more resistant to pests and diseases and more tolerant of drought.

Finding and Keeping Good Farm Labor

To find the right farm or ranch employee, know what the job will entail and communicate that to prospective employees. Get the word out, and conduct a thorough interview of applicants. Once you’ve hired someone, invest in them.

New Congress, New Year, Continued Challenges

Colin Woodall, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association senior vice president of government affairs, shares an update on legislative issues including the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, transportation, fake meat and international trade.

Wild Pigs Put Pecans at Risk, Research Learns More

The Noble Research Institute and Oklahoma State University initiated a study to investigate wild pig habitat use, ecology and damage within agricultural landscapes where pecans are actively grown and harvested.

Pecan Management Calendar: November to January

From November to January, pecan producers should be continuing harvest and preparing for a new year in the orchard.

Calculate Your Pecan Losses With New Online Tool

The Noble Research Institute and Oklahoma State University developed the Pecan Loss Calculator to estimate the number of pounds and dollars lost as a result of pecan harvester inefficiency and wild pig rooting damage.

You Can Control Many Indoor Pests Without an Exterminator

Crickets, ants, beetles, spiders and scorpions can be problematic for rural homes. Be an amateur exterminator with these DIY pest control tips.

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