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ISSUE DATE: 03/16/2009

Study examines biomass harvesting, water quality

It's been said that one man's trash is another's treasure. The "trash," or residue, left in no-till fields is considered valuable for soil preservation. Grain sorghum, a crop becoming more popular on the High Plains because of its low moisture needs and heat tolerance, is rich in residue.

With the construction of the Abengoa Bioenergy refinery near Hugoton, Kan.--the nation's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol refinery--expected to be fully completed by 2011, the dream of producers selling the refuse of their crops to make ethanol from cellulosic biomass to reduce both dependence on imported fossil fuels and emissions of greenhouse gases is within reach.


2009 Request for Wind for Schools proposals deadline April 15
Boleman returns to key position with A&M agriculture
Don't let emotions guide your investments
EPA okays fungicides' application timing
Farm Expo to feature the latest in farm equipment and supplies
Floating vegetative mats may help clean fishery wastewater
Kansas Bioscience Authority benefits from funding
Linn Post & Pipe at Mid-America Farm Expo
Near-record numbers attend Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days
New AgriLife Extension agriculture agent hired for Oldham Count
NMSU center contributes to state agricultural safety, defense
NRCS extends application period for CIG to March 20
NRCS reopens two application periods for grant programs
Panhandle Alumni Founders' Dinner set for March 20
Polansky announces cost-share funds for organic certification
Possibly last year for Prairie Dog Rebate program
Preventing wildfires now important in Kansas, too
Recovery Act allocates millions for direct operating loans to farmers, ranchers
Sebelius declares March 15 to 21 Kansas Agriculture Week
Sioux Steel offering single arch buildings
Stallman: Bold action on tariffs would help stop global slide
Staples leads initiative to help farmers meet higher standards
TDA wins marketing awards
Texas governor seeks emergency drought disaster status for entire state
Thinking about starting a business? There is help available
Tractor safety course offered in Dodge City May 2
Upcoming KSU ag events
Urban Farming Series continues with workshop on high-value fruit production
USDA utilizes economic recovery funding to restore, protect flood-prone lands
USDA will restore, protect flood-prone lands nationwide with economic recovery funding
Western Kansas fields need moisture
Wick Buildings built for you
Women in Boots & Blue Jeans conference March 20 and 21


"I fertilized for $6 per acre"
"Lenetah" and "Tetonia": Two top-notch barleys for bovines
85 percent of wheat growers approve biotech petition
AgriLife Research drip irrigation project yields promising results
Call for specialty crop grant proposals
Certification program offered for private pesticide applicators
Concho Valley Cotton Conference set for March 24 in San Angelo
Crop insurance critical in today's economy
Crop Production Clinic March 19
Dry bean collection from around the world helps Nebraska breeding efforts
Ethanol plant officials plan for the long run
Extension names Harris acting director of Texas Water Resources
FAPC, Oklahoma Wheat Commission are helping to promote Bake and Take Month
Former TWDB Deputy Administrator Bill Mullican new advisor for HPWD
Global agriculture economy has good long-term outlook
Grasshopper potential high for western Nebraska rangeland
Herbicide resistance among summer cypress likely caused by several genetic variations
Iowa Crop Performance Tests for corn celebrates 90 years
Kansas growers support ethanol industry's interest in raising ethanol limit
Kansas Wheat Research Foundation offers scholarship in memory of Herb Clutter
KCC supports new coalition to tell growers' story
Lawmakers seek new limits on grain dealers
New Mexico's winning wines
Organic marketers emphasize selling strategies for new growing season
Producers should plan ahead under new rules
Reducing nitrate discharge to downstream ecosystems
Sorghum producers met in Lamar
Soybean seed treatments continued...
Spring oat planting time near in Kansas
Study examines biomass harvesting, water quality
University warns of disease problems if California rice seed imported
Wheat aphid infestations on the rise
Wheat Board sets March 16 meeting


2009 Flint Hills Beef Fest Cattle Contests calling for entries
American Shorthorn Association scholarship correction
Animal rabies cases fall for 5th year
Billionaire's wife wants donation redirected
Brand Board bill clears committee hurdle
Bronze and Silver pins awarded to Tyler Ottensmeier
Bruce Loewenberg elected president of American Salers Association
Cattle missing from Watertown sales barn
Company recalls animal feed with peanuts
Consultant offers tips for utilizing first-calf heifers
Cow tests negative for bovine TB in ND
Edelman joins Red Angus Marketing Team
Emerging Opportunities in Cattle Feeding theme for roundtable
Farm Bureau calls 'cow tax' bill timely and critical
Get with the times
Interest in small poultry flocks growing
Kansas Sheep Day set for March 21 in Hutchinson
K-State College of Vet Med epidemiologist to address concerns, solutions to evaluating drug resistan
Lambs mean sleepless nights for north Iowa family
Mineral balance important to cow performance
MSGA seeks advertisements and listings for 2009-2010 Seedstock and Commercial Cattle Directory
National Make it with Wool winners chosen at annual convention
NCBA launches robust Spring Roundup Membership Drive
Nichols Farms receives World Simmental Federation honors
NJC livestock judgers shine at Phoenix and Denver
Ohio FFA member wins inaugural Bison Junior Judging Contest
Riding starts at Crossroads Center, volunteers needed
Ruminant nutrition conference set for Arlington
Senator Isgar joins CCA's Capitol Conversations


Farmers should expect volatility to continue
Reader shares other side of prairie dog debate
Selective memory
Tom, one fat kid to another, let's talk


Discussions for the 21st Century
Drop-in high pressure fire suppression system
FieldScout SoilStik pH Meter
FMC launches new herbicide for sunflowers
Just a scoop full
Kelly Diamond Disc Chain Harrow
Ready for more corn in your tank?
The case of the missing Cool Whip


Ada livestock sales report
Amarillo livestock sales
Apache cattle sales report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle report
Dalhart livestock sales report
Denison feeder cattle sale
Dodge City livestock sales report
Dry conditions persist
Dunlap livestock sales report
Ericson livestock sales
Faith livestock sales report
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales
Grain market close
Grain trade mixed
Hay trade slow
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin Regional cattle sales report
Lexington cattle sales report
McAlester livestock auction report
Most hay selling steady
Most of wheat rated fair to good condition
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock sales report
Ogallala livestock sales
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Presho livestock sales report
Salina livestock sales report
Sioux Falls sheep sales
Some parts of state get rain, others no moisture
South Central direct sheep
Springfield livestock sales
Temperatures well above normal
Texhoma livestock sales report
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock auction report
West Plains regional livestock sales
Woodward livestock sales report
Wyobraska cattle sales report


Grass strips help curb erosion, herbicide transport
Researchers suggest that livestock benefit from plant diversity
Wastewater irrigation effective on bermudagrass hay


2009 Meat Quality Assurance certification/recertification workshops for 4-H, FFA members
Annual 4-H Photography Workshop April 17 to 19 in Nebraska's Sandhills
Arbor Week celebrations encouraged; Arbor Day Poster Contest winners announced
Burchfield, Kelln to run for state FFA office
Feds: Killings hamper Mexican wolf population
Free 'Firewise' landscape program in Abilene offers timely tips
Garden classes sprouting up
Meditation for 3-16-09
Pennywise for 3-16-09
Sandoval County Master Gardener demonstration garden to be featured on HGTV
Second helping recipes
Speedy suppers with healthy spuds
Time to think about planting a vegetable garden
Topeka--a capitol destination
Willow offers a two for one deal
Workshops planned for youth leaders

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