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Sustainable agriculture untangled: NMSU experts answer most-asked questions

Sustainable agriculture has become a trendy phrase more associated with marketing than agriculture, losing meaning and getting tan

Fresh fruits, vegetables pack lots of nutrition per calorie

By Lisa Franzen-Castle UNL Extension Nutrition Specialist Eating fruits and vegetables is a great way to get the most nutrition out of your calories. They

Canola offers benefits for wheat producers when included in rotation

By Kay Ledbetter Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Wheat producers looking for a rotational crop to help clean up weeds and boost yields mi

Kansas NRCS announces funding for water quality monitoring

Eric Banks, Kansas state conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, announced that funds are available for an

A match made in heaven

By Doug Rich Producers who depend on fescue as their primary forage are looking for a match made in heaven. A match that unites

Soil Renaissance Strategic Plan serves as a framework to advance soil health

Goals and strategies for advancing soil health were announced recently with the release of the Soil Renaissance Strategic Plan.[Read More]

Oklahoma Women in Agriculture and Small Business Conference set for Aug. 7-8

By Don Stotts Oklahoma State University Oklahoma’s Statewide Women in Agriculture and Small Business Conference will take plac[Read More]

Iowa State University Field Days cater to gardeners seeking new plants

Iowa State University’s Research and Demonstration Farms will kick off its series of Demonstration Home Garden Field Days July 21 in southwe[Read More]

Colorado Proud launches 'Choose Colorado Tour' on Aug. 1

Colorado Proud is launching its second annual Choose Colorado Tour on Aug. 1—the state’s “birthday”—at the History Colorado Center in Denver. The 27-day, statewide road[Read More]

How burdensome are corn supplies?

Corn prices have been declining for almost two years following the peak price generated by the very small U.S. crop in 2012. The recent sharp decline in prices has been associated with increasing prospects for a ve[Read More]

Ken Root

Ken Root

Gone fishin'

By Ken Root Mid-summer and hot days bring out the fisherman in me. I consider fishing “purposeful loafing” with the remote possibility of providing

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Sara Wyant

Sara Wyant

Wheat growers explore national checkoff, other funding sources

By Sara Wyant Calling it “a bold step forward for the U.S. wheat industry’s future,” National Wheat Foundation (NWF) President Dusty Tallman alerted fellow

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Jennifer M Latzke

Jennifer M Latzke

Show your #FairThanks

By Jennifer M. Latzke Ribbons and trophies and banners and premiums—oh my. Whenever we tell the story of youth programs, we tend to focus on

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Kylene Scott

Kylene Scott

Speaker provides insight for agriculture industry

By Kylene Scott Jay Lehr encouraged attendees at the Protein Producers Summit in Colorado Springs, Colorado, during mid-June to tell their stories to those

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Holly Martin

Holly Martin

Brownback pushes back on "federal overreach"

By Holly Martin Walking among the implements and new services on display at the 3i Show, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback had the chance to

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Larry Dreiling

Larry Dreiling

The next-to-last place any farmer should visit is here

By Larry Dreiling If a farmer is injured in an on-farm accident, the last place any farmer wants to visit is a funeral

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Jennifer Carrico

Jennifer Carrico

Kansas auctioneers top World Championship

By Jennifer Carrico Calling out bids, finding the buyer and executing the sale are all important parts of being a good auctioneer. These professionals

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Doug Rich

Doug Rich

Ditch the myths, EPA administrator says

By Doug Rich The message from Gina McCarthy, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), during a presentation before the Agricultural Business Council of

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Trent Loos

Trent Loos

How you going?

By Libbi Loos Editor’s note: Libbi Loos, Trent’s daughter, wrote this week’s Loos Tales column after a recent visit to Australia. I hope you don’t

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Jerry Nine

Jerry Nine

Dry years remind us of a different time

By Jerry Nine (July 16)—I had heard a few people predicting rain for the month of June. One of them was a local rancher

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