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Day of reckoning looms for medical marijuana license holders

The canopy at Green Sky Pharms in Kingfisher, Okla.. Photo courtesy of Chris McAlvain.

Wendy Weitzel, Reporter

June 11, 2020

KINGFISHER, Okla. – Chris McAlvain and Matt Blackwood were going by the books on their first crop – especially with their combined savings on the line. They did their research, paid for their license, bought their equipment, and cured their harvest for 40 days, three weeks past the minimum recommendation. The fou...

Wheat farmers may be left out of stimulus payments

A field of wheat in northern Dewey County, Oklahoma. Wheat watchers are expecting a good harvest despite some fears of loss due to a recent freeze. More should be known later in the week, according to Oklahoma Wheat Commission executive director Mike Schulte.

Hogan Gore, Gaylord News

April 27, 2020

Tucked inside the $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package signed into law nearly a month ago are funds designed to help farmers, ranchers and the food supply chain to survive the pandemic’s blow. But wheat farmers, one of the largest commodities grown in Oklahoma, could be left out. “Wheat...

Cattlemen scrape by while processors reap the profit

Cattlemen scrape by while processors reap the profit

Brooklyn Wayland

April 23, 2020

The Mid America Stockyards in Bristow, Oklahoma, sits nearly empty as cattlemen bear the brunt of a troubling time in the agriculture industry on Thursday, April 23, 2020. Processors and packers seem to be the only ones profiting during COVID-19. Photo: Brooklyn Wayland, Gaylord News Oklahoma...

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