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ISSUE DATE: 05/13/2013

Take the Lincoln Highway and travel through history

By Larry Dreiling

U.S. Highway 66 was the road where Bobby Troup said you could get your kicks.

It was the route Tod and Buz traveled in a Chevy Corvette every week in early 1960s television to a jazzy Nelson Riddle score.

Sure, it had the moniker of The Mother Road, but for every mother, there also needs to be a father.While Route 66 is the stuff of bigger legend, the Father Road, U.S. Highway 30, better known as the Lincoln Highway, is the stuff of true history. While Route 66 offered romance, the Lincoln Highway offered practicality.

It's within all that practicality that a modern nation was formed, linked from coast-to-coast by the automobile.

The first automobile road across the United States, the Lincoln Highway was also the first national memorial to President Abraham Lincoln, predating the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., by nearly a decade.


NEWS

Ag Department move presents dilemma for workers
Agribusiness offers leadership opportunities for women
'Armed to Farm' Applications are due May 10
Certainties of life: Death, taxes and procrastination
CNBC senior analyst moderates discussion on biotech seeds
Dry spring and summer forecast for Western states
Ellis County Extension offers 'Eat Healthy-Be Active' Workshops
Farm Bureau sends farm bill proposal to Capitol Hill
Food Manufacturers Immigration Coalition applauds introduction of ag worker bill
Governor to proclaim Wyoming Environmental Stewardship Day
Home and Community Education groups to celebrate OHCE Week
Huelskamp recognized as 'Friend of Farm Bureau'
Kansas Sampler celebration approaches
Latzke wins sweepstakes at Kansas Professional Communicator Awards
New EPA farm fuel-tank regulations start May 10
Opening a window into vector-borne viruses
Rural economy bounces higher on home sales
Spring in Arkansas: Drought out west, flooding in the east
Take the Lincoln Highway and travel through history
USDA announces final call for 2012 Census of Agriculture
USDA announces funding to improve rural broadband
USDA expands support for farmers markets to accept SNAP benefits
USDA's WASDE report to incorporate changes
Value-Added Producer Grants support local producers, biobased initiatives
Vilsack pledges to give back part of salary if USDA furloughs employees

CROPS

Agriculture, natural resource leadership program seeking applicants
Application deadline for ag-based summer course is May 2
Calculator helps with soybean seeding-rate decisions
Calls required to set wheels in motion for early CRP grazing
Cold, snow at start of May could injure corn seeds
Crop insurance a viable, economical risk-management tool
Dry soil conditions persist within water district
Dry spell in upper Midwest region improves crop production
Ethanol company cited for risk management planning, chemical reporting violations
FAPC algae project ranks No. 1 for OCAST funding
Farm To Table International Symposium planned
High Plains Cropping School to focus on sugarbeets
Japanese milling executives visit U.S. for wheat industry tour
Kansas Forest Service to host Agroforestry Field Day
K-State researcher leads team comparing genetic code of ancient and modern wheat cultivars
Manage slugs in no-till soybean
MGGA awards 2013 scholarships
National Farmers announces 2013 scholarship winners
NDA accepting specialty crop grant proposals
New yeast strain could lower costs for cellulosic ethanol production
NMSU studies strawberries as potential alternative crop
NRCS announces Water Quantity and Drought Pilot opportunity in Kansas
Ogallala Aquifer Advisory Committee to hold meeting
Oklahoma ranked No. 1 state in reducing harmful nutrients in water
Online resources share crop research, engage Corn Belt farmers
Parts of Missouri still facing drought
Pheasants Forever to host 51 CRP informational meetings across Kansas
Prolonged drought reduces flow of Arkansas River, increases vehicle and other activity
Questions remain about wheat vernalization in Nebraska
Research shows full-season corn hybrids perform well even with planting delays
Science-based research, regulation make sense for genetically modified crops
The Food Dialogues: Chicago panel to focus on biotechnology and agriculture
UNL Extension offers tractor safety courses
USDA Rural Development celebrates Earth Day by promoting water quality
Weather causing cold stress on newly planted corn
Wheat tour forecasts 313 million-bushel crop
Winter canola has potential to weather the freeze

LIVESTOCK

Angus juniors 'raise the bar' at Kansas State University
Animal Agriculture Alliance to hold Stakeholders Summit
Animal science professor receives national award
Beef can make meal times tasty, healthy
Beef supply chain representatives share experiences with students
Breeder: Meat goats make 'excellent learning projects' for youth
Champions selected at 2013 International Brangus Show
Colorado has 2 positive bovine trichomoniasis locations
DCHA Honors Bernard with Cady Award
Equine Health Fair set for April 28 in Dodge City
Heifers average $1,822 at Fruitland Show-Me-Select sale
How beef can compete
Iowans named to national beef checkoff committees
Kansas Limousin Breeder Association announces summer events
Kansas Pork Association sponsors blood drives throughout the state
Manage newborn calves for productivity
May 1 is the deadline to apply for Livestock Person of the Year award
Miles of Smiles program seeks volunteers
Missouri couple receives American Gelbvieh Association Member of the Year
Montana Stockgrowers mid-year meeting planned for June
MU Extension specialist: EPD numbers can be 'smoking gun' when investigating cattle problems
National Cattledog Association 2013 Final set for June 12-16
National collegiate leaders to visit Animal Health Corridor
Nebraska Cattlemen, Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition team up for summer grazing tour
Q&A with Bryce Schumann: 2014 National Angus Convention and Trade Show
Raising backyard chickens requires some basic knowledge, shelter
Study: Drought, other factors weigh on livestock
UW Extension beef cattle specialist receives alumni honor
West Texas Youth Veterinary Science Workshop set for June 2-6 in San Angelo
Wyoming Beef Ambassadors selected

EDITOR

Bison: Final solution
Could it be that science will win?
Livestock farmers feeling the pressure

COLUMNS

Animal health monitoring company adds software innovation
Animal health monitoring firm adds software innovation
Corn soil insecticide use up dramatically to combat widespread rootworm challenges
Finding breakeven in challenging times
Firm launches full season of activities, awaits approvals
Full season of activities, approvals ahead for one chemical company
Soaking up the sun
States' rights: Use them or lose them

MARKETS

Cool conditions slow wheat development kansas
Cool, dry conditions prevail texas
Corn planting progressing slowly nebraska
Dodge City livestock sales report
Drier, warmer weather allows fieldwork to resume iowa
Grain market close
Grains, soybean bids higher after sharp losses
Hay trade slow
Lack of moisture remains concerning colorado
Late season snow storm brings moisture minnesota
Mild temps recorded Wyoming
Mild weather allows for planting, crop growth montana
OKC West livestock auction report
Only 8 percent of corn crop planted iowa
Pratt 3 p.m. livestock auction report
Pratt livestock sales report
Rainfall hampers row crop planting Arkansas
Record breaking cold Oklahoma
Salina livestock auction report
Some areas selling steady, others out of hay
Spring planting behind normal oklahoma
Unseasonably cool temps slow planting south dakota
Warm end of week allows for planting, crop growth montana
Weather limits planting, tillage missouri
Wheat rated mostly very poor New Mexico

RANGE

Eastern Redcedar Landowner Workshop set May 18
Rancher testifies in support of Grazing Improvement Act
Range schools focus on soil health in August

FAMILY

Being understood
Best way to help most wildlife babies: Leave them alone
Champion cowboys, bovines to meet for fun-filled bull riding
Cleveland County Master Gardener training classes now offered
Colorado Parks and Wildlife begins new bighorn study
Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo set for June 7 and 8
Crane Watch Festival is March 21 to 30, 2014
District 4-Hers visit Kansas Legislature
FFA chapters receive grants
Healthy cooking with spices and herbs focus of workshop
Meditation
Menu planning ideas
Oxbow quite a bit of house for building dollar
Remove predators prior to fawning
Rural youth optimistic about future of agriculture
Sweet celebrations
USDA and EPA release new report on honey bee health
UW assistant professor of horticulture receives young scientist award

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