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ISSUE DATE: 03/31/2014

MARC celebrates 50 years of research

The Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center near Clay Center, Neb., is celebrating its golden anniversary this year, and several activities have been planned to commemorate the anniversary, according to John Pollak, MARC director.

The official USDA Agricultural Research Service recognition of the 50th anniversary will be June 4 at the center. June 16 to 19, MARC will partner with the University of Nebraska and Nebraska Cattlemen to host the Beef Improvement Federation. The meeting will include a symposium celebrating the center with speakers taking about MARC and a beef producer panel discussion.


NEWS

April 10 Texas Ag Forum to feature overview of 2014 farm bill
Catlett: Economics drives agricultural decisions
Census of Agriculture: Number of Nebraska farms up, size down
EPA, Army Corps of Engineers proposing new water rules
Farm transition workshops planned in Oklahoma
Following new poll, alliance to discuss sustainability at Stakeholders Summit
Foreign Agricultural Service administrator visits Texas A&M
FSA celebrates american agriculture producers on National Ag Day
Governor's Conference on Ensuring Food Safety to present research on STEC
Kansas NRCS announces funding for 2014 Conservation Innovation Grants
K-State alum speaks on global food issues
Nebraska gets $1.2M for Educational Service Units
Private pond owners encouraged to report winter fish kills
Small rural businesses must hustle for loans, study says
State climatologist: New Dust Bowl days not here yet but could happen
Tools to choose the right solar-energy system
Trade groups want Japan to deal on TTP
USDA official tours rural Kansas to promote economic opportunities, clean water resources
Wanted: More market farmers for Kansas City area
White House, USDA announce school wellness standards

CROPS

Better hay bale yard management saves money, minimizes waste
Distillers grains symposium set for May 14 and 15
Extension specialist: Monitor wheat, alfalfa for army cutworm damage
Funding available to help Colorado specialty crops
Kansas Wheat, BASF to sponsor Kansas Wheat Yield Contest
NMSU evaluating plastic beverage bottles as alternative to seedling containers
NMSU experts expect little impact this year from chile-damaging virus
NMSU to host grafting, jujube tree pruning workshop at Alcalde
NMSU's research program works to breed a better onion
Nominations sought for United Sorghum Checkoff Board
Nominations sought for United Sorghum Checkoff Board
NREM professor honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Online tool can help with efficient crop irrigation and project net returns
PlainsGold varieties continue to dominate Colorado winter wheat variety survey
Researcher changing traditional biofuel process
Sorghum board seeks applicants for open seats
Voting begins in dry bean assessment
Water security will take collaborative efforts
Western Nebraska break-even prices mostly lower in 2014, according to UNL crop budgets
Wheat specialist Jim Shroyer to retire

LIVESTOCK

ABBA National F-1 and TBA Brahman Female Sale shows strong demand
AgriLife Extension economist: Restocking comes before rebuilding for cattle herds
AQHA unveils 2014 events
Beginning beekeeping course offers sweet deal for students
Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association to meet April 5
Biosecurity slows spread of baby pig disease on swine farms, MU Extension specialist says
Brahman Golden Certified and Certified F-1 females demand a premium
Bull clinics reveal problems
Checkoff helps take Schmacon to market
Dairy margin protection insurance is new but not complicated, says MU economist
Does ground flaxseed color matter?
Don't limit the tools in your toolbox
EPA inspections reveal Clean Water Act violations by former dairy owner near Rock Valley, Iowa
Equine botulism explained
Extension to host 'Going to Grass' seminar
Historic Hutchinson Ranch protected in Chaffee County
KSU-ARCH plans 100th Roundup April 17
Lowderman, Weishaar and Robinson inducted into Livestock Marketeers Hall of Fame
Manage coccidiosis to reduce losses among newborn animals
MARC celebrates 50 years of research
Missouri legislation introduced to protect producer information
Missouri No. 2 in cow numbers as national herd size continues decline
Reduce sheep mortality during neonatal period
Scientist develops critical vaccines for diseases in humans and swine
Stock growers tout flexibility as state looks at future water needs
Taking a closer look at PEDv and feed sources in the swine industry
Test herds for trichomoniasis
UNL to have law enforcement training workshop
Updated ISU swine personnel booklet available from IPIC
USDA researchers improve Newcastle disease classification system
Veterinarian camp planned at Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
Wyoming well owners urged to learn safety, maintenance

EDITOR

Celebrating the centenary of a savior
Fire remains vital management tool
Played by the policy

COLUMNS

All-natural solutions firm launches new website
Auction company reaches 50-year milestone
Bean producer hits high marks on yields
Eliminating work and expanding welfare
Firm uses drone to improve ag mapping
Good managers seek good ideas, delegate and give positive feedback
In other agribusiness news...
On the strut now
Phase II of seed treatment guide available
Praying for rain
Seed company releases 3 corn hybrids

MARKETS

Amarillo livestock sales summary
Cattle on feed numbers released
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dry conditions in many areas texas
Georgia livestock auction summary
Grain market close
Grains close with modest to sharp gains
Hay steady in most areas
Hay trade, movement slow to moderate
Lexington livestock auction report
Low moisture, high winds across state oklahoma
OKC West livestock market report
Planting gains momentum colorado
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Salina livestock auction report
Soil moisture supplies inadequate throughout state kansas

RANGE

KFAC, KFB extend deadline for Be Ag-Wise educator training workshops

FAMILY

After the storm: Buffalo 4-Hers raise funds for South Dakota counterparts
Be safe: Always use meat thermometer
Extension: Consider leasing solar panels
FAPC promotes Bake and Take Month in March
H.C. Russell joins MU Extension's APLU delegation
Johnora ideal for new family
Kansas Master Farmers and Master Farm Homemakers honored
Local expertise featured at Full Circle...An Aging Expo
Marvelous meatloaf
Meditation
Nebraska ag group sponsors students for college conference
Nominations for America's Farmers Mom of the Year contest due March 31
NU Panhandle Alumni chapter recognizes Alumni of the Year
OALP Class XVII now accepting applications
Online lessons available to help household well owners protect water quality
Search for Missouri Century Farms continues
Tractor & Farm Safety course offered May 3 in Hill City
Tuition grants for ag worker education available
UNL Rodeo Team debunks stereotypes
Women in Agriculture conference set for April 4 at Sidney

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