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  Document AGEC-1012 Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008: Disaster Assistance Programs

By Jody Campiche and Michael R. Dicks. This fact sheet discusses farm legislation introduced in 2008. The broadest of these disaster assistance programs and of greatest interest to most producers is Supplemental Revenue Assistance (SURE), to assist with farm revenue losses due to natural disasters. Reviewed February 2013.

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  Document AGEC-208 Evaluating Options for Change

By Damona Doye. This fact sheet contains information intended to be a guide in beginning an internal audit of the farm business. Reviewed July 2016.

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  Document AGEC-237 Farm and Ranch Stress Test

By Damona Doye. The farm stress test provides insights into sources of farm financial stress and the extent of stress. It highlights a few key financial measures and provides a visual interpretation of the numbers. Reviewed July 2016.

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  Document AGEC-239 IFMAPS: A Partner in Farm Financial Planning

By Damona Doye. Intensive Financial Management and Planning Support (IFMAPS), a special program of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, provides free and confidential financial planning assistance to Oklahoma farm and ranch families. Revised June 2015.

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  Document AGEC-333 Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Insurance Program (PRF)

By Jody Campiche and JJ Jones. This fact sheet discusses the Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Insurance Program, including its intended use, coverage level, productivity factor, insurable interest, index intervals, insured acres, and eligibility and rules.

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  Document AGEC-788 Tax Consequences of Weather Related Sale of Livestock

By JC Hobbs. This fact sheet explains the tax rules that apply to weather related sales of livestock. Revised June 2015.

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  Document ANSI-3025 Limit Feeding Light-Weight Cattle High Nutrient Density Diets: Programmed Feeding for Calves (PROGFED2)

For a cattleman, who has light weight cattle and who does not have adequate forage to maintain growth for some limited period of time, but has sound economic reason to retain the cattle for pasture or feeding at a later date, limit feeding may be the answer. Revised July 2015.

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  Document ANSI-3028 Limit Feeding Concentrate Diets to Beef Cows as an Alternative to Feeding Hay

By David Lalman. In years when hay and forage production is low due to drought, hay prices often escalate, and in severe cases forage of any kind may be hard to obtain. In situations like this, some producers should consider limit feeding concentrate diets to cows. Revised February 2014.

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  Document ANSI-3034 Management of Cows with Limited Forage Availability

By Chris Richards. This fact sheet discusses the best way to manage cows when forage availability is limited. Reviewed March 2013.

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  Document ANSI-3035 Managing Bermudagrass Pasture to Reduce Winter Hay Feeding in Beef Cattle Operations

By David Lalman, Bob Woods, Kent Barns, Daren Redfearn, and Chuck Coffey. This fact sheet discusses how to best manage bermudagrass pastures to reduce winter hay feeding in your beef cattle operation. Reviewed March 2013.

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  Document ANSI-3264 Early Weaning for the Beef Herd

By David Lalman. This fact sheet discusses research that shows early-weaned calves can be efficiently raised to a normal weaning weight with minimal labor and facilities. Reviewed February 2015.

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  Document Document BAE-1529 Evaporation Losses from Shallow Water Bodies in Oklahoma

By Saleh Taghvaeian and Al Sutherland. This Fact Sheet provides a brief review of available methods for estimating free-water evaporation losses. It then presents evaporation estimates for shallow water bodies in Oklahoma, using the pan evaporation method and monthly Mesonet data.

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  Document BAE-1533 Drought and Its Impact on Agricultural Water Resources in Oklahoma

By Kul Khand, Saleh Taghvaeian and Ali Ajaz. This fact sheet discusses the impact drought has on agriculture.

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  Document E-1037 Drought-Tolerant Plant Selections for Oklahoma

By Courtney Keck, Samantha Snyder, Hannah Wahlmeier, Malarie Gotcher, John Schroeder, Mike Schnelle and Justin Moss. This circular discusses drought-tolerant plants, including, height; width; season of interest; and light, water and soil requirements for each plant listed.

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  Document HLA-6444 Drought-Tolerant Plant Selections for Oklahoma

By Courtney Keck, Samantha Snyder, Malarie Gotcher, John Schroeder, Mike Schnelle, and Justin Moss. This fact sheet provides a list of drought-tolerant plants that is separated by annuals, perennials, ornamental grasses, vines, groundcover, shrubs, trees, and turfgrasses.

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  Document HLA-6445 Smart Irrigation Technology: Controllers and Sensors

By Malarie Gotcher, Saleh Taghvaeian and Justin Moss. This fact sheet discusses soil moisture sensors, along with other technology to make the most of water usage as well as benefitting the environment and the beautification of your landscape.

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  Document L-256 Livestock and Poultry Drinking Water Quality: Understanding Your Water Test Report

By Hailin Zhang. This brochure discusses water testing for livestock and poultry, and how to interpret the results. Revised June 2016.

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  Document L-332 Xeriscape Demonstration Garden

By David Hillock and Michael Holmes. This brochure discusses principles of xeriscape gardening. Reviewed July 2014.

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  Document L-333 Xeriscape Garden Plants

By David Hillock and Michael Holmes. This brochure discusses the various low water demanding plants to be used in xeriscape gardening. Reviewed July 2014.

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  Document NREM-2870 Drought Management Strategies

By Terry Bidewell and Daren Redfearn. Producers should remember that grazing management is the most important factor for livestock producers in any economic or environmental climate, followed closely by proper soil fertility for introduced forages. Reviewed March 2013.

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