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Nebraska Ag Classic to deal with animal rights, anti-ag groups — Nebraska¬† The fifth annual Nebraska Ag Classic will be held at the Cornhusker ...

New process for making activated carbons — Activated carbons, commonly produced from nonrenewable coal and from plant byproducts like wood and ...

Study: Farms near urban areas adopt varying strategies to survive — Farm families everywhere often face difficulties when making decisions regarding passing down the farm ...

EPA: Missouri firm needs OK before using sewer sludge — ST. LOUIS (AP)--The Environmental Protection Agency said July 31 it will regulate a Missouri ...

Digging in against pocket gopher problems — Like many of nature's creatures, pocket gophers can provide both benefits and drawbacks to ...

Study shows economic benefit for cap and trade — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently testified to the Senate Agriculture Committee on ...

New USDA analysis shows economic benefit of cap and trade — "We now have USDA economic analysis that concludes the economic benefits to farmers and ...

National Animal Identification System not supported by Congress — Congress is on the verge of putting on hold a national system to track ...

Experts say wind energy key to Oklahoma economy — NORMAN, Okla. (AP)--Oklahoma has vast potential for the development of the renewable resource and ...

Visitors center planned for Missouri wind farm — Mike Waltemath had just finished planting corn when he noticed a car pull up ...

AFR opposes Senate version Clean Water Restoration Act — Oklahoma American Farmers & Ranchers, a general farm organization and mutual insurance company ...

Officials: Tannery sludge not behind brain tumors — KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP)--Health and environmental officials have concluded that sludge from a St. ...

As gas prices creep up, ethanol saves drivers money, Ethonal Board says — Nebraska Nationally, gas prices have risen nearly every day for the past 42 ...

Experts say pest becoming global nuisance — Bed bugs are well on their way to becoming a worldwide nuisance, especially for ...

Ag Census data now available for Indian reservations — Information from the 2007 Census of Agriculture is now available for 73 American Indian ...

Studies reveal how plants protect us from disease — Everyday foods, beverages and spices contain healthful compounds that help us fight harmful inflammations. ...

American Agri-Women gets grant to produce TV program — American Agri-Women has received a grant from USDA to produce a television program for ...

It's all in the genes — Diagnosing the latest flu outbreak requires getting microscopic It took a perfect storm ...

Harnessing the wind — Nebraska Wind is a plentiful commodity in the Sandhills of Nebraska. Glen ...

Administration addressing ethanol, climate change — WASHINGTON (AP)--The Obama administration renewed its commitment May 5 to speed up investments in ...

USDA releases NAIS cost-benefit analysis — The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service April 29 ...

U.S. congressman: Texas AgriLife Blackland center 'quietly enhancing America' — Texas Recognized for his support of some indispensable programs at Fort Hood, U.S. ...

Swine flu causing sweating and nausea in Washington, D.C. — By Ken Root Identifying a new strain of flu in Mexico, that may ...

Montana High School Rodeo State Finals comes to Bozeman — Montana The Montana High School Rodeo Association has chosen Bozeman to host the ...

Third group adds voice to chorus backing ethanol — SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP)--A new ethanol advocacy group, Growth Energy, has been created to ...

Group pushes for more Western wilderness — ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP)--The Gila National Forest in southwestern New Mexico is where famed naturalist ...

Living in the country — By Holly Martin Yesterday evening was the most beautiful evening of the year, ...

The carbon footprint may be on agriculture's face — A ruling by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put into play all kinds ...

More time needed for U.S. to figure out animal identification? — Many U.S. competitors, such as Australia and Canada, have figured it out, but Secretary ...

Nutrition standards revolutionize school lunches — CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP)--Toasted Italian sub with roasted garlic sauce. Grilled chicken Caesar wrap ...

GOP: Mexico to up duties on commodities — WASHINGTON (AP)--The Mexican government plans to raise duties on U.S. commodities such as rice, ...

U.S farm policy: Have we become Zimbabwe West? — American agriculture is up in arms at a policy balloon launched by the Obama ...

Small farms changing face of agriculture — PRINCETON, Kan. (AP)--The biggest trend in farming is small. Small like the operation ...

Farmers worry as parts of Texas are driest in U.S. — LUBBOCK, Texas (AP)--Central Texas cattle raiser Gerry Shudde remembers Texas' drought of record in ...

South Carolina family farm wins National Environment Award — Yon Family Farms of Ridge Spring, S.C., is the 2009 National Environmental Stewardship Award ...

Loopholes allow contaminated food to go unchecked — WASHINGTON (AP)--Lawmakers reacted angrily Feb. 5 when told that food makers and state safety ...

Saving, spending tips can help build financial security — The beginning of a new year often brings a resolve to lose weight or ...

U.S. relies on states for food safety inspections — "To say that food safety in this country is a patchwork system is giving ...

Quilts turn barns into works of art — HATTON, Mo. (AP)--To the untrained eye, the old barn on Margot McMillen's Callaway County ...

Coalition asks Congress to make clean, renewable energy part of recovery plan — Change should help to create jobs and build America's clean energy economy Experts ...

Tom Vilsack wows senators in his confirmation hearing — By Jon H. Harsch Just as the U.S. Department of Agriculture involves virtually ...

Montana doctor sues North Dakota man over combine fire — FARGO, N.D. (AP)--A Montana doctor who created a private pheasant hunting preserve in North ...

State ag department launches new blog — Oklahoma City Providing rural Oklahomans with timely updates about agricultural programs and opportunities ...

Kansas budget woes spark talk of ag agency merger — TOPEKA, Kan. (AP)--The state's financial problems revive a proposal to merge two small agencies ...

Howling mad — That howl you hear has been coming from the Northwestern part of the nation. ...

Sharing the road — When you see a bicycle on a farm-to-market road, what emotions go through your ...

Gaining a behind the scenes look — Last week I attended the annual Cattlemen's Choice Loomix National Dealer business meeting in ...

Climate change legislation is real! — I have been talking about the political and economic aspects of climate change legislation ...

Message of integrity — I fully believe that lack of unity within the agricultural industry is the greatest ...

Commerce face to face — I've often expressed my displeasure with the hot season of the year. I ...

And so it was — The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 individuals who were willing to risk ...

Time to erase county lines — By Ken Root The genesis for this column comes from action, in Iowa, ...

Pork on a fork — Last week the Egyptian government, while admitting that pigs do not pose a human ...

Health care costs hit rural Americans harder — Lawmakers make new push to bring access to all By Sara Wyant ...

A limestone foundation — The building is made of solid Kansas limestone, set on a foundation of faith ...

Putting a face on animal activism — Audio of Wayne Pacelle speech During a recent meeting of agricultural journalists in ...

When it all goes South — I don't care what her legs look like with the wind blowing her skimpy ...

Delayed but not deterred! — As April begins, it appears we are going to get a late start to ...

Writing on the wall — I know that every one of us now has a story about hearing someone ...

Kelly Diamond Disc Chain Harrow — LIGHT TILLAGE--Hood & Company, Springfield, Mo., and Kern Sales and Marketing, Wamego, Kan., introduce ...

Choose your 'tude — Everyone, no matter what their ultimate career goal, should be required to do one ...

Starlink: The sequel — How short is our memory? Are we getting ready to repeat a mistake ...

From my lips to yours — Well, the time has finally come. We must inform our nation's lawmakers that ...

Rural broadband is the next big thing — Few of us are old enough to remember when electricity first came to farms ...

Don't grease the squeaky wheel — I realize it was just a little over a month ago that I wrote ...

No cow left behind — There are two visible programs that call for greater accountability from livestock producers: animal ...

Promoting wise use — Many people made fun of my January schedule again this year-traveling to remote areas ...

Catwalk-worthy coveralls — Right about the time of the first snowfall, every winter, my mom would decide ...

Wild horses available for adoption — ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP)--Wild horses will available for $25 in Rock Springs during ... Stop being nice, animal ag activist says — A leading lobbyist thinks farmers and ranchers are "too nice" to those who oppose ... H1N1 update: Swine herd still not affected, vaccine expected soon — While swine influenza has been present in the U.S. for over 80 years, it ... Stop being nice, animal ag activist says — A leading lobbyist thinks farmers and ranchers are "too nice" to those who oppose ... New Mexico man pleads guilty in wolf death — ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP)--A southern New Mexico man pleaded guilty Aug. 26 to a charge ... Grasshoppers can transmit virus to livestock — Rangeland plants may be harboring a virus that grasshoppers are transmitting to cattle, horses ... Universities research beef flavor — Any good business manager knows success lies in repeat customers. The beef industry ... USDA partners with private company to help sell ear tags — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has partnered with Allflex, a private multinational firm ... Prevent moss or algae growth in livestock, nurse tanks — The warmth and sunshine of spring and summer months can encourage algae growth inside ... USDA approves further development of TB serum bank — WASHINGTON--The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced July ... U.S. dairies make progress in production — Today's dairies use fewer resources and have less waste output than those of 60 ... Tyson reduces sow production — Tyson Pork Group will reduce production by 20 thousand sows, leaving another 50 thousand ... NCBA: Cattlemen speak out on Clean Water Act land grab — The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed S. 787, the Clean Water Restoration ... Thompson wins top title at LMA's World Livestock Auctioneer Championship in Fergus Falls — There was just one championship title left for Ty Thompson to win in Livestock ... American Horse Council aims to preserve Recreational Trails Program — The American Horse Council, of which the American Quarter Horse Association is a member ... BLM seeks bids for new pasture facilities to care for and maintain wild horses — As part of its responsibility to manage, protect, and control wild horses and burros, ... LMA expresses NAIS concerns to Vilsack — Industry concerned over speed of testing America's livestock market operators are skeptical that ... Inaccurate flu reports affect pork industry — "Inaccurate media reports are negatively affecting U.S. pork producers and the reputation of U.S. ... Idaho lawmaker wants U.S. horse slaughterhouses — BOISE, Idaho (AP)--A southeastern Idaho lawmaker wants horse slaughterhouses operating again in the United ... Study of North Dakota horse slaughter plant endorsed — BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)--North Dakota's Senate has endorsed spending $50,000 for a study of whether ... Kansas Angus Association announces 54th Annual Futurity honors — Kansas The Kansas Angus Association held its 54th Kansas Angus Futurity on Jan. ... Number of abandoned horses increasing in New Mexico — ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP)--The old mare wandered through shadeless, waterless Valencia County until she was ... Recommendations for dairy cattle hoof care — When it comes to dairy management, hoof care often gets set aside on many ... Decades-old Llano Livestock Auction closes — LLANO, Texas (AP)--The last deal has been made at the Llano Livestock Auction. The ... Farm Bureau supports livestock preemption legislation — Oklahoma The state's largest farm organization is throwing its support behind legislation that ... Ranchers- Government discriminates against cattle — DAYVILLE, Ore. (AP)--To protect fish, the U.S. government discriminates against cows but lets elk ... Feral hog population in Texas climbing — By Miles Dabovich Texas Agrilife Extension Service agent, agriculture, Wichita County Texas It ... Arkansas Farm Bureau backs animal cruelty bill — LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP)--The Arkansas Farm Bureau has announced it will back legislation to ...
Sorghum technical conference brings researchers to Amarillo — Researchers from around the country gathered in Amarillo in mid-August to discuss innovations in ... OSU's Dane Wilber takes second in regional weed society contest — Oklahoma Oklahoma State University senior Dane Wilber of Cherokee took second-place honors at ... Changing political climate brings wheat leaders to Wichita — Climate change legislation and its ramifications for wheat production in Kansas were the lead ... Great Plains Sorghum Conference scheduled Aug. 11 and 12 in Amarillo — Texas Two days of informative meetings and field tours are planned for the ... U.S. farmers prefer biotech varieties of corn, cotton, soybeans — American farmers have adopted genetically engineered crops widely since their introduction in 1996, especially ... Soybean Checkoff seeks review of international marketing efforts — The United Soybean Board, the national organization that invests soybean checkoff dollars to create ... NCBA: Cattlemen speak out on Clean Water Act land grab — The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed S. 787, the Clean Water Restoration ... Wheat disease observations from plant pathologist — By D. Bruce Bosley CSU Extension Agent, cropping systems Colorado Ned Tisserat, ... Don't "bug out" when it comes to crop scouting — "It is best to scout crops once a week. Once every two weeks ... American Seed Research Foundation marks 50 years of success — In 1959, the members of the American Seed Trade Association recognized the changing dynamics ... Wheat Scoop: New data offers important clues toward improving wheat — Breed a better crop of wheat? That's exactly what a team of researchers ... Study examines biomass harvesting, water quality — By Larry Dreiling It's been said that one man's trash is another's treasure. ... Texas wine-grape growers to cluster together — Texas Texas AgriLife Extension Service will sponsor the 17th annual Gulf Coast Grape ... Company makes camelina biodiesel a reality — There's a new player fueling the alternative energy market and it's picking up speed ...

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