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ISSUE DATE: 03/14/2011

Particulate matters

By Jennifer M. Latzke

Spend five minutes outside in the rural parts of the High Plains and three things will become apparent. One, there's a lot of wind. Two, where there's a lot of wind, there's often a lot of dust.

And, three, the daily work that must be done in the feedlots, fields, farms and ranches in rural America-to feed and clothe not just the United States but also the world-can't stop because of wind and dust.

And yet, the Environmental Protection Agency's current review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards of the Clean Air Act could result in more stringent standards for coarse particulate matter. In other words, dust regulations are cropping up again, and cattlemen are starting to take notice.


NEWS

3i Show welcomes AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour
AFBF urges House to repeal Form 1099 requirements
Ag Adventure program offered at Four States Ag Expo
Ag director reminds producers, travelers of FMD concerns
AgrAbility Day at the Capitol scheduled
Arrest made in ag equipment thefts
Bill would make conservation tax credit permanent
Committee votes to approve final report to Vilsack
CSU leader reassures ag leaders
Develop an enterprise budget
Extension director receives national honor
Extension program will cover vitamin D
Farmland under intense conversion pressure
Ford County Farm Bureau awards scholarships
Freezing rain risks vary
Garden City loses nearly 600 pounds in Corporate Meltdown
Global food prices hit record high
Labels help consumers identify certified beef
Land Pride offers new products for 2011
Making sense of crude oil supplies, prices
Middle East crisis will affect U.S. ag industry
Millions invested in rural Nebraska
New system will streamline trucking permit process
NFU sponsors student attendance at cooperative conference
North Central Steel offering single arch buildings
Phillips Seed continues family legacy
Professor honored for arsenic-cleansing process
Register now for We Kan! Conference
Roberts looks forward to leadership role
Small steps add up to big savings
U.S., Korean Trade Agreement will benefit agriculture
Weather swings tax poultry producers, row crop farmers

CROPS

Bake and Take Month continues tradition of sharing
Examining effects of climate change on wheat
Extension to host irrigation water information series
High Plains Water District schedules public meetings
March is the month for peanut lovers
Most crops recover from freeze damage
NAP application closing date is March 15
No-till Oklahoma conference is re-scheduled
Predicting corn consumption, prices for 2011
Prepare for spring management of winter canola
Pre-season management key to fight against aflatoxin
Producer named Premier Seed Grower
Researchers to study soybean flowering response
Seed growers meet in Wichita
Specialty crop grants available
Testing dormant wheat for life
Workshop will focus on women working on the farm

LIVESTOCK

ABADRU facility to research animal viruses
Ag economist outlines factors behind record highs
ASA names Pacer Performance Sires
Beef prices rase as supplies decline
Changing calving dates
Checking bulls for breeding soundness
Collaboration will enhance economic development
Cows killed when truck rolls over
CSU Seedstock Team to hold bull sale
Dairy consortium gives students real-world experience
Eastern Oklahoma Beef Cattle Summit set for March 23
Extension offers training for goat, sheep producers
Farm Bureau offers private treaty cattle sale
Feeder cattle supplies continue to dwindle
Get ready for breeding season
Industry committee sets beef research priorities
KAA to sponsor spring Angus female sale
Limousin breeders to gather in Salina
Limousin Commercial Producer of Year named
Livestock owner found guilty of animal cruelty
Modest expansion of beef cow herd possible in 2011
NCBA backs senators on expansion of trade with Japan
NMSU hosts Tucumcari Performance Bull Test and Sale
Officer facing theft charges is shot
Particulate matters
Profit Maker Bull Sale
RMFU calls for more controls on livestock markets
Seminars target expansion of beef sales in Japan
Shorthorn champions named during NWSS
South Dakota Stockgrowers welcome senator
Southwest Kansas Cattlewomen offer scholarship
Taking a supply chain approach to beef quality
Therapy horses die in fire
Youth get early start advocating for livestock industry

EDITOR

Horse trading
Working together

COLUMNS

Cotton wasn't the enemy
Growing communities one grant at a time
In other agribusiness news....
Just a scoop full
Man's best friends
New advertising campaign puts farmers first
New cotton varieties for 2011
New skid steers launch
Pivot control debuts
Syngenta submits application for refuge-in-a-bag products
The times they are a-changin'
Where would you cut?

MARKETS

Amarillo livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dry conditions across state
Dry conditions continue across most of Kansas
Dunlap livestock auction report
Ericson livestock auction report
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain contracts see sharp losses
Grain market close
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Kansas hay trade moderate
Lexington livestock auction report
Most hay selling steady
Newell sheep sales report
OKC West livestock market report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Salina cattle sales report
Tulsa livestock auction report
West Plains regional cattle sales
Wheat progresses with warm weather in some areas

RANGE

Alfalfa fertility needs can be met now
Assess alfalfa for possible winter damage
PLC encourages Senate to retain funding blocks
Start scouting alfalfa for insect activity
Sustaining the biodiversity of the western Great Plains
UW team wins national range management competition

FAMILY

Bantam ideal for narrow, elongated lots
Beekeeping gains popularity
Division of Wildlife invests in water projects
DOW gets ready for big game hunting season
Eat green for St. Patrick's Day
Elite ProRodeo contestants eager to return to Guymon
Extending tomato shelf life
Extension hosts Grow Great Gardens series in Powell
FFA partners with Brian Thiel Racing
From Irish pastures comes a pot of gold
Make your home unwelcome to termite guests
Meditation for 3-14-11
MoGarden classes begin March 21
National Beef Cook-Off seeks entries
New guides in place for beef safety
Nursery industry uses high tech
Pick a piece of protein and produce a piccata
Select quality plant materials
Selecting the best seeds, plant sources
Vegetable gardening seminar is March 16
With fruit plants, sometimes you need two

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