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BY LEILAH NAIFEH, Staff WriterThis year, Oklahoma wheat farmers were expecting a record crop, not a record rain.
Caleb Fourkiller, grain elevator manager in Granfield, said heavy rain “has cut the harvest in half.” Granfield received 18 inches of rain during the growing season, leaving muddy fields and limp wheat stalks, said Fourkiller.
But Mike Schulte, executive director of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission, is confident that the damage caused to crops by rains in southwest and central Oklahoma will be balanced by gains elsewhere.
“The late freeze on Good Friday made us write off the crop in northwest Oklahoma,” Schulte said.
It's going to be a very merry Christmas this year
The state of Alaska voted in favor of legalizing marijuana in November, making the possession of cannabis legal for any adult 21-years of age and older in February of 2015. However, individuals towns could still block the sale of marijuana, and on Monday, the town of North Pole took a vote to decide if pot shops would be allowed within its limits
According to the Alaska-based website News Miner, the City Council voted 5-2 against an ordinance banning marijuana sales
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India’s central bank lowered its main policy interest rate for the third time this year on Tuesday—less than a week after the government released data showing economic growth in the last quarter rocketing to 7.5%.