A combine-sharing program touted as the first of its kind in the country aims to give farmers a chance to make some money off expensive equipment that sits idle after harvest is finished.
FarmLink announced Wednesday its farmer-to-farmer program allows farmers with spring or early summer harvests in Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas to rent their combines to farmers with later harvests farther north.
Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 2:12 pm
For the first time in decades, industrial hemp crops were planted in Kentucky, Colorado and Vermont this spring. A dozen other states have passed legislation in support of hemp farming, and the latest farm bill eased restrictions on cultivation in some states.
Industrial hemp could be poised for a comeback in the U.S., but there are a couple of roadblocks. Hemp remains a controlled substance, according to the federal government, which says it is illegal to grow it or import viable hemp seeds for planting.
Parents, Cities And Counties Plan For Back-To-School Tax Holiday.
August first through third, shoppers don’t have to pay sales tax on clothing items that cost less than $100. The holiday was implemented in 2007 to discourage shoppers from crossing state lines to save.
That’s good news for family budgets, but it also means the state misses out on $4 million it might have had otherwise.
Future temperature changes pose serious risks to the climate-sensitive agricultural and energy industries in Oklahoma and other Great Plains states, a new study on the business and economic effects of climate change concludes.
Oklahoma's average summer temperature range is expected to increase from 81.7-83.58°F to 87.0-93.51°F from 2020 to 2099, the report predicts.
Some Oklahoma farmers are among those joining a national group calling for Congress to make changes to the nation's immigration laws.
The Partnership for a New American Economy and the Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform released a report Wednesday showing that fresh produce growers often don't have enough labor to expand production.
A peach farmer from Porter and a vegetable grower in Shawnee are joining with officials from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau calling for a more coherent national immigration policy.
Originally published on Thu February 6, 2014 7:12 am
Quite possibly, you've noticed some new food labels out there, like "Not made with genetically modified ingredients" or "GMO-free." You might have seen them on boxes of Cheerios, or on chicken meat. If you've shopped at Whole Foods, that retailer says it now sells more than 3,000 products that have been certified as "non-GMO."