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ISSUE DATE: 06/14/2010

CRP reductions mean changes

By Larry Dreiling

Under the 2008 farm bill, funding for the Conservation Reserve Program budget was reduced by 20 percent. Bob McClellan isn't happy about it.

McClellan recently recalled a feature in an April 1989 edition of High Plains Journal, in which he said CRP was "the best thing that has ever happened to conservation, to the farm economy and for the country as a whole."

Today, McClellan says CRP budget reductions are "the wrong thing for the country to be doing. Why are we again breaking out land that wasn't worth opening up in the first place? CRP was a practical solution to a longtime problem. It should have stayed that way."

McClellan still hasn't made a decision about what to do with his land that is under CRP contracts that have either yet to expire or already have expired. Walking on the same CRP acreage that was the scene for a photo 21 years ago, McClelland surveys the now lush field of mature grasses.


Ag foundation seeks support for Monsanto Fund award program
AgriLife Bookstore has good reads for Dad
AgriLife Extension to host personnel management seminar June 3 in Amarillo
Arkansas Farm Bureau sponsors educational program
Family Land Heritage ceremony recognizes farming legacies
Farm Bureau presents Renew Rural Iowa award
Hmong farmers search for way to grow water spinach
KSU to host dialog on sustainability
Lawmakers to study urban farming issues
Learn about social media in class
McGrann inducted into Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry
Miller County agent earns scholarship from retirees
Moran earns KLA's support in race for U.S. Senate seat
Munsch featured speaker at KRC Growing Your Farm Profits workshop
New restrictions may lead to more trophy blue catfish
Projects will bring high-speed Internet to Texas communities
Science options growing for Neb. science teachers
Twister damages barn, house in southern Iowa
USDA announces support for small, socially disadvantaged ag producers, cooperatives
USDA, DOE announce funding for biomass research
Yamaha-ACT Scholarship winners announced


ARS team boosts nutritional value of corn
Corn board: Oil spill underscores need for more ethanol
CRP reductions mean changes
Despite sickness, Hoffmans off and running
Devastating storms affect Ohio wheat growers
Full week of cutting under Sammons crew's belts
Grain and field bean work is most dangerous job in Kansas
Grain elevators, farmers getting ready for harvest
Iowa State receives $200,000 grant to develop biomass crops
ISU offers new online resources to improve on-farm crop production research
K-State hosts annual county wheat plot tours
Learn intensive wheat management techniques at 2010 Profit Maximizer Wheat Summit
Minnesota farmers talk about conservation efforts
National Biodiesel Board chief says action needed now to save industry
NCGA to study, comment on new Senate climate and energy bill
No summer slowdown for Central Texas insects
Rain helps some Arkansas soybean growers, hinders others
Use color as an indicator of nitrogen in corn
Website gives soybean growers a new irrigation tool
Widening basis impacts local wheat prices


2010 BED Live Show results
Agency investigating cattle thefts
Beef Empire Days begins with Live Show
Beef industry keeps focus on safety improvements
Black flies/buffalo gnats claim chickens, pet birds
Canadian industry continues to bounce back after BSE
Consumers confident in meat production
CSU gets $15 million to study impact of climate change on livestock
Fort Lewis College may buy herd from CSU
Iowa State Animal Science Department honors pork leader
Jury convicts man of cattle rustling
Kansas Cattlemen's Association appoints new leaders
National Park Service sets meetings on designating cattle trails in Kansas
New 'Beef. It's What's For Dinner.' ad features popular lean beef cuts
Not too hot for wool at June show in Sonora
OSU names 2010 Master Breeder
Resource offers online animal care training and certification
Stan Fansher receives Hopkins Award
Teams compete in Cattle Working Contest
Teens encouraged to attend livestock judging camp at OSU
Triangle H garners 2010 Beef Empire Days carcass honors again
Understanding, avoiding heat stress in cattle
UW ag college position coordinates brucellosis research
Wyoming Livestock Board endorses move to facilitate bison trade with Canada
Yellowstone proposes shooting bison with vaccine
Z-7 Bar Ranch to host judging contest for youth


Better than perfect
MFU praises animal ID decision
Moderation and variety
Oil slicks


Affiliates offer risk management services
Ag Leader launches social media effort
First USDA Agribusiness Trade Mission to Iraq arrives in Baghdad
Give cancer the boot
In other agribusiness news....
Just a scoop full
Long, warm days can bring us new insights
Monsanto donates conventional corn, vegetable seeds to Haitian farmers
New varieties of Camelina available
Novus extends product portfolio
Rotary disc header debuts
Tractor pullers to showcase power of biodiesel through partnership


Aberdeen cattle sales report
Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock market report
Amarillo livestock sales report
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Conditions vary across the state
Cooler weather, crop conditions unchanged
Corn, wheat close with modest losses
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dunlap feeder cattle auction
Faith livestock auction report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Full week allows for field work progress
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Hay trading moderately in Kansas
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin regional cattle sales
McAlester livestock auction report
Most hay selling steady across trading area
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas cattle sales report
Ogallala livestock auction report
OKC West livestock market report
Planting continues
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
South Central direct sheep sales
Springfield livestock market report
State receives adequate moisture
Storms hinder field work
Summer has arrived
Summer heat arrives
Superior video auction report
Temperatures across state higher than normal
Temps, rainfall support crop growth and development
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Warm weather helps sprouting crops
Warmer-than-normal temps accelerate crop progress, development
West Plains regional cattle sales
Wet conditions limit field work in northern third of Missouri
Wheat crop looking good, harvest well under way
With added moisture, wheat condition improves
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales summary


MU Bradford Farm field day highlights managing wildlife, native plants
NRCS offers additional funding for Grassland Reserve Program
'Pork Beef' field day offered in Childress June 29
Prickly brambles a pesky problem in pastures
Researchers studying the use of fire for prairie dog management
Society for Range Management presents achievement award
Start preparing entries for hay show


4-Her qualifies for Shooting Sports Nationals
Angling for compliments? Catch a fish
Clark to teach at Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Extension program will train teens to start a babysitting service
Extension will host Food Preservation Workshop in Kimberling City May 25
Farm tours give San Antonio area chefs taste of locally grown products
Garden and landscape diagnostic clinic set for June 16
Grill meat safely this summer
ISU Extension entomologists offer recommendations on protecting ash trees
Kansas 4-H state winners announced
Kansas couple honored by 4-H
Learn about cutting gardens, saving flowers at gardening class
Master gardeners now on duty
Meditation for 6-14-10
Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame announces 2010 Legacy Award inductions
Morgan County Extension to host turfgrass workshop June 17
NDA rolls out 2010 Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program
Northeast Arkansas farmers market set to open
OSU's Summer GardenFest set for June 12
Space remains for food preservation classes
Symmetrical Hall has an efficient floor plan
USDA announces new Tree Assistance Program
Wild about blueberries

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