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ISSUE DATE: 03/22/2010

Soybean producers rely on export market

By Jennifer Bremer

More than half of the U.S. soybean crop is exported to other countries, but in order for soy to continue to be the No. 1 U.S. agriculture export, the transportation infrastructure must have continued improvements.

The Soy Transportation Coalition was organized by Midwest state soybean boards to focus on the growing realization among farmers that a quality transportation system is needed to get their products to the consumers.

Mike Steenhoek, executive director of the Coalition, said their effort is to improve the rural roads, highways, railways and ports and to let legislators know that transportation is important for agriculture.

"We know in agriculture we will continue to have new uses, markets and innovation, but we also need to know that we will have a good transportation infrastructure," he said. "Farmers need to speak up for their needs."


NEWS

AFBF backs bipartisan house effort to nullify EPA proposal
Ag groups support resolutions opposing EPA's greenhouse gas regulation plan
Connect with CSU Ag in Southeast Colorado
Direct-fed microbials take another step against Salmonella
DOJ/USDA workshops an opportunity for co-ops to tell their story
Farm Bureau asks court to delay worker program
'Get Social' workshops will help businesses use social media
Global Harvest Initiative: Taking down fences to meet future needs
Major south Texas broadband project receives stimulus funds
Monsanto hosting employee fund drive to benefit Iowa State University
Morrissette co-authors Benge Energy Bill
NRCS extends organic initiative
Obama pushing a new US export initiative
Over 2,573 people attend programs
Rural Jobs, Rural Opportunities Conference set for March 29
State offers assistance to encourage young farmers
Study finds billion-dollar economic impact of Texas agricultural cooperatives
USDA Rural Development offers 100-percent financing for Nebraska homebuyers
Young farmers, ranchers face concerns but express optimism

CROPS

Abilene's Big Country Pecan Short Course set for March 26
ABSTC announces IRM compliance remains stable
Ag Day and Ag Week
ASA joins first DOJ/USDA workshop on agricultural competition
Biofuel economics hinge on tax credit renewal
Checkoff-funded research should benefit soybean farmers in drought-prone regions
Farm fresh food from the flatbed
Glyphosate resistance developing in Nebraska
Grain terminal, port important step for exports
Grant will fund efforts to reduce celiac-causing proteins in wheat
Impacts of cap and trade on U.S. agriculture
Incoming NAWG leadership faces various issues in 2010
MU Extension launches weekly crop scouting report
NCGA highlights importance of membership and grower activism
Nebraska Corn Board to meet March 23
New rice variety, Roy J, stands tall and produces high yield
Prior herbicide use, not irrigation, is critical to herbicide efficacy
Scientists identify specific barley tissues infected by scab
Sorghum checkoff annual report available now
Winners announced in Weed Science Society of America's annual awards program

LIVESTOCK

75th bull sale on March 29 is a milestone event for Missouri BCIA
AGJA announces 2010 summer shows
Climate not changing as quickly as projected
FAPC honors meat pilot plant student workers
Jersey association expands recording programs
Lovell-area rancher named to USDA beef board
Neb. feedlot firm pleads guilty to fouling wetland
New American Lamb Board members appointed
NMSU hosts Southwest Indian Livestock Days
Poultry organization elects officers, announces awards
Scrapie rule aims to protect state's sheep and goat industry
Short-term calf removal can provide benefits
Stakeholders Summit sponsorship opportunities available
USCA testifies before USITC on free trade agreement
USDA to propose expanding poultry loan guidance to include pork operations
Vaccinate calves against respiratory diseases
Vilsack announces National Dairy Board appointments

EDITOR

Health care reform: Clear as mud
On the right track
Reader says cutting spending, but not farm payments, won't work
Safe food is top ag priority
Soybean producers rely on export market

COLUMNS

Anti-trust politics
Commercial booster now available
Getting what you expect
Hydraulic sorting gates can be added to existing facility
Just a scoop full
Solutions meet Tier 4A emission standards

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales supply
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock sales summary
Clovis livestock sales report
Colorado feeder cattle summary
Corn, wheat close lower
Dalhart livestock sales report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dunlap feeder cattle auction
Ericson livestock auction report
Faith livestock sales report
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Grain market close
Hay sales remain steady
Hay trade slow to moderate
High Plains slaughter news
Huron cattle sales report
Joplin livestock sales report
McAlester livestock auction report
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock sales report
Salina cattle sales report
South Central direct sheep
Springfield livestock sales report
St. Joe feeder pig auction
St. Onge livestock sales report
Superior video auction report
Texhoma livestock sales report
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Watertown cattle sales report
West Plains regional auction report
Wheat crop rated in mostly fair to good condition
Winter wheat progressing well
Woodward livestock sales report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

OK-FIRE Planner benefits Oklahoma residents, communities
Public Lands Council announces new executive director
Scientists conduct real-life pasture study
Trans-Pecos Prescribed Fire Symposium set for April 8 and 9 in Alpine

FAMILY

Chronic wasting disease not a threat to people, livestock
Dig in! Boost kids' nutrition with sweet potato recipes they'll love
Green up the March garden with broccoli, chard, spinach plantings
Healthy diet should be colorful
Herb gardens can be beautiful as well as functional
Master Gardener irrigation efficiency training March 29 to 31
Meditation for 3-22-10
Nuisance wild turkeys relocated
'Off and Growing' is March 27 in Springfield
Sustainable home workshops
Tornadoes prompt interest in shelters, safe rooms
Vegetable planting calendar a must for all gardeners
Wheeler offers lots of versatile living space
You can make your own cheese

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