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ISSUE DATE: 06/13/2011

Farm the best and leave the rest

By Doug Rich

Since it was established in the 1985 farm bill, the Conservation Reserve Program has been one of the most popular conservation programs ever designed. It has been strongly supported by farmers, ranchers, conservationists, and the general public.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has documented an impressive list of benefits from CRP over the last 25 years. Over that time period soil erosion was reduced by 450 million tons annually, 2 million acres of wetland and buffers were restored, 48 million metric tons of carbon dioxide were removed from the atmosphere, and 170,000 miles of stream banks were protected.


Ag mediation services available
Don't fight the Fed
Emma's on the road again
Farm the best and leave the rest
First stop of the season for Scott
Flooded farmers need to examine insurance policies
Funding available to restore wetlands
Groups urge House to reject additional FDA user fees
Hoffman Harvesting moves north, witnesses wheat fire
Implementation of food safety law will take time
In other agribusiness news...
Jenna makes first trip south
Kingman County partners with ROZ program
Landowner says restoration worth the effort
Management considerations
Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame announces inductions
MyPlate equals a happy plate
NCBA welcomes trade developments with Korea
No timeline set for repair of frontline levee in southeast Missouri
RMFU denounces attempt to kill GIPSA rule
Salvation Army prepares for more flooding
SFP receives top honor
Study: USDA still plagued by civil rights problems
Tire care helps performance
Tornadoes will affect livestock
UNL Extension offers tractor safety courses
US farm tractor sales dip, combines selling well
USDA funds special wetlands initiative
Vilsack announces funding for greenhouse gas reduction projects
Wet distillers grain is focus of KSU-ARCH Roundup
WY cattlewoman is 2011 America's Farmers Mom of the Year


ACRE certification deadline extended
Agriculture Today to air live wheat harvest reports
ASA to host Conservation Legacy Awards
ASA Young Leader Program accepting applications
Canola success is a combination of factors
Custom ag rate survey results available online
Don't let look-alikes fool you
Heavy rains may cause season-long problems for corn
K-State provides wheat, crop updates on Facebook
Risk of wheat scab elevated
Soybean physiology is focus of webcast
Soybean survival in flooded soils hard to predict
Syngenta's hybrid wheat program advances
UNL hosts winter wheat plot tours
Wheat genetics center provides economic benefits
Wheat harvest begins amid drought fears


Animal science student ambassadors selected
Beef makes tasty, healthy meals
Beef Quality Assurance Award nominations are open
Bill would ease veterinary shortages
Cowboy Youth Classic will be held in Laramie
District horse shows to be held across state
First-born calves may be more profitable
Iowa pork producers join in Japan relief effort
Jersey meeting will address sustainability, genomics
Kansas Cattlewomen award scholarships
Oklahoma Beef Ambassador Contest was held June 2 in Stillwater
One equine herpesvirus case confirmed in Texas
'Outbreak Alert' program launches
Shedding can affect performance of cattle
State has 5 positive trich locations
Wild Bill Kick 'Em Up show held


Capturing country life
Reader questions logic in Root's Mexican truck column


Don't confuse me with facts
Feed supplements aid horses
I'll buy the coffee
Just a scoop full
Portable adjuster system offers convenience
Product returns under new name
Protecting soybeans from white mold


Aberdeen cattle sales report
Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle summary
Colorado receives sporadic precipitation
Corn planting nears completion in Missouri
Dalhart livestock auction report
Denison feeder cattle auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dunlap feeder cattle auction report
Flood concerns rise as temperatures start to warm
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Hay prices mostly steady
Hay trade is moderate
High Plains slaughter news
Hot and humid in Oklahoma
Joplin regional cattle sales
Kansas wheat crop advances rapidly
Kansas wheat crop advances rapidly
Lexington livestock market report
McAlester livestock auction report
Montana continues to receive rainfall
Mostly fair crop conditions
Nebraska wheat one week behind average
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
Ogallala livestock auction report
OKC West livestock auction report
Planting progressed under drier, warmer weather
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock auction report
Recent rainfall benefits Texas crops and livestock
South Central direct sheep sales
Springfield livestock auction report
Temperatures begin to warm up in Iowa
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Warmer weather allows planting progress
West Plains regional cattle sales
Wheat, corn, soybeans lower
Winter wheat forecast unchanged from May
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report


Huron cattle sales report


Barn hands benefit from memorial scholarship
Browned evergreens may still be alive
Caring for your lawn in summer
Exchange hosts needed this summer
Gardening in June
Horticultural Field Day set for June 23
K-State to host NurseryWorks Conference
Meditation for 6-13-11
MU hosts quail summit, field day
MyPlate replaces MyPyramid as food icon
Rain garden workshop is June 16
Start early to teach children decision-making skills
Traditional Sheba has many extras inside
Treat dad like royalty
Well-dressed potato salads

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