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Rural Economic Outlook Conference, Feeding Failed Summer Crops & Drought Stressed Ponds

Thursday, October 13, 2022

This week on SUNUP:

  • Todd Baughman, OSU Extension weeds scientist, discusses the concerns of herbicides in failed summer crops used as forage.
  • Wes Lee, OSU Extension Mesonet agricultural coordinator, explains how the recent rains had little impact on soil conditions. State climatologist Gary McManus says Oklahoma and Kansas are facing the worst drought conditions in the country.
  • SUNUP visits the recent Rural Economic Outlook conference and speaks with James Mintert, professor and director of the Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture, about the challenges producers are dealing with, including high input costs.
  • Derrell Peel, OSU Extension livestock marketing specialist, says the lack of wheat pasture prospects has led to a decline in the stocker cattle market.
  • Mark Johnson, OSU Extension beef cattle breeding specialist, explains why retaining heifers and marketing them as bred heifers could be beneficial to your operation.
  • Kim Anderson, OSU Extension grain marketing specialist, updates us on the continuing impact Russia’s war on Ukraine is having on world crop markets.
  • Finally, Marley Beem, OSU Extension aquaculture specialist, discusses drought-stricken livestock ponds.


Join us for SUNUP:
Saturday at 7:30 a.m. & Sunday at 6 a.m. on OETA (PBS)

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