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ISSUE DATE: 06/28/2010

Adding wildlife habitat does not mean subtracting profit

By Doug Rich

As Karl Noellsch sat in his four-wheeler in a grassy area between a cornfield and a creek, the sounds of nature were all around. Songbirds, frogs and insects were singing loudly on this clear summer morning after a two-inch rain the night before.

Karl Noellsch and his brother, Albert, farm together near Oregon, Mo., and several years ago they began converting underproductive areas of their farm to conservation practices and wildlife habitat. Songbirds, frogs, deer and turkeys are great, but their primary focus has been to increase the habitat for bobwhite quail on their farm.

According to the Private Landowner Network, the northern bobwhite quail numbers have dropped from an estimated 59 million birds in 1980 to 20 million birds in 1999 on a national basis. Private landowners like Karl and Albert Noellsch are vital to improving upland bird habitat.


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Eagle Lake field day set for June 29
Fair in any field
Farmer hopes hazelnut is the new soybean
Farmers markets continue to grow customres in Arkansas
Field day covers row crops, livestock
Hoffman's crew back to work
International Conference on Precision Agriculture set for July
Interns join Nebraska Corn Board
Iowa State expands regional food systems research
Jenna reports from Texas
Long, busy days for the Zeorians
Multi-county Crops Field Day to be held June 29 in Hondo
NMDA travels to Turkey to promote New Mexico pecans
OSU names new head of Department of Ag
Saving the soil while maintaining corn yields
Sorghum food workshop draws scientific arena
Spring Field Day shows research efforts
Stripe rust comes with cool, wet weather
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Wet weather increases risk of foliar diseases in wheat
Widespread rains affect harvest progress


CDA's brand assessment fee deadline is June 30
Colorado Simmental recognizes volunteers
Iowa Governor's Charity Steer Show set for Aug. 14
K-State Beef Conference to focus on value optimization
Montana Angus breeders attend Beef Leaders Institute
Nebraska cattleman attends Beef Leaders Institute
Nemaha Valley Angus partners with CAB
SD State Fair hosting beef cooking contest
The ability to irrigate is a key factor in dairy feasibility
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Ada livestock auction report
Alfalfa reaches third cutting
Amarillo livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock sales summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado sees below-average precipitation for this time of year
Corn, cotton developing fast with heat
Dodge City cattle sales report
Fieldwork still stalled
Flood waters recede, dry out begins
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain bids finish day mixed
Grain market close
Grain, soybean bids higher
High levels of precipitation reported
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin regional cattle sales report
McAlester livestock auction report
Most hay remains steady
Newell sheep sales report
Ogallala livestock auction report
OKC West livestock sales report
Planting, harvesting reported in parts of state
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Record rainfall brings flash flooding
Severe weather, wet conditions delay fieldwork
Some hay sales limited, prices remain steady
South Central direct sheep
Superior video auction report
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock sales report
Wyobraska cattle sales report


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KGLC extends range school sign-up
Preventing soil erosion in rangelands
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Meditation for 6-28-10
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