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Ag News and Views: July 2013

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BoarBuster™ thinks outside the box trap

Encounters of widespread damage associated with feral hogs are becoming increasingly more frequent for farmers and ranchers in the South. One study reports that feral hogs cause at least $52 million...

Drought remains a problem for much of Oklahoma

Drought is a normal occurrence. We all realize this, but a large portion of the Southwest has endured a devastating dry spell for almost three years.

Electric cattle guard saves time

Tired of opening and closing gates multiple times a day? The electric cattle guard lets us easily manage our herd without fear of them crossing it and wandering into unwanted areas.

Producer's perspective: Is it time to restock?

Spring rains have resulted in green pastures for many and the question on everyone's mind - is it time to restock? This decision is difficult and unique to each operation. Cattlemen from Oklahoma and Texas share their thoughts on this topic.

Supply and demand influence corn prices

In a free market economy, price is ultimately determined by the supply and demand for a product or commodity. Short-term price gyrations often occur and can be influenced by market reactions to news concerning such things as weather, government reports and/or policy.

Wise management practices improve soil quality

Surface soil produces our food and is vital for life. This precious resource is often called "skin of the Earth" and, just like skin, it is important to protect and maintain its quality.