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ISSUE DATE: 08/29/2011

Protecting our waters

By Jennifer Carrico

Preserving good water quality and protecting the environment are goals of all farmers. Through the years some farming practices that were thought to be safe caused some problems with the environment, such as the hypoxia problem in the Gulf of Mexico.

"There's only so much you can do as a farmer to leave the land like you found it. Then you have to leave it in the good Lord's hands to make the system work," said Iowa farmer Jim Andrews.

Andrews, who farms near Jefferson, Iowa, has been using many different conservation practices during his 34-year farming career.

"It is important for us farmers to know what is happening on our farms and use proper management to leave the land in the best shape we can," he said.

Andrews has used his conservation positions to promote farm policy and conservation issues worldwide. In 2007 he was named the national "Conservationist of the Year" in the Conservation Legacy award program.


NEWS

A closer look at the 'Death Cross'
Arthritis and Ag meeting is Aug. 29
EPA Region 7 administrator visits western Kansas
Extension offers board training sessions in Cheyenne
Fluids important to managing heat, humidity safely
K-State professor studies climate change in Africa
Modeling erosion of particulate matter
National Farm-City Council seeks award nominations
National Farm-City Week Symposium set for Nov. 17
NCBA adopts farm bill guiding principles, interim policies
Obama's Midwest stop focuses on economic improvement
Protecting our waters
Rural fire departments receive $3.7M
State fair offers more interactive activities
Teens reap the benefits of agriculture at OSU
USDA reassures farmers, ranchers affected by extreme weather

CROPS

Bacterial blight found in cotton
Cattle producers cope with drought
Cotton board approves $80M budget, elects new chairman
Drought-stressed corn needs timely harvest
Extension to host Fall Crops Tour
Extension to host grain storage tour
High Plains Underground Water Conservation District updates management plans
Hoffman Harvesting moves into North Dakota
Keep 4 traits in mind when selecting wheat variety
Miseners finish wheat harvest for the summer
NAP application deadline is Sept. 1
OWRRI Water Research Symposium set for October
Republican River Compact meeting set for Aug. 31
Researchers grow edamame as potential new crop
Researchers study declining bee populations
Rolands whittle away in Worland
Some cotton growers don't want tropical rains
USDA announces BCAP project areas
Using crop residue as emergency forage
Year-ending stocks for corn, soybeans may be larger than projected
Zeorians have a whirlwind week

LIVESTOCK

4S Goat Expo announces speakers
AgriLife Research hires new cattle scientist
AHA announces fall Gold TPR breeders, EPDs
All American Jersey Show & Sale set for November
American National CattleWomen meet at conference
Anthrax confirmed in cow
ASI website lists drought relief contacts
Calves need extra TLC in summer heat
Cattle on feed numbers released
Choose respiratory vaccines
Don't let heifers get too much sun
Emerging Leaders Academy visits Colorado
Five-state beef conference scheduled
Four States Ag Expo lowers fees
Groups will host meetings on beef checkoff
Hereford juniors compete in national showmanship contest
Hot weather in late gestation affects fall birth weights
Income tax provisions may ease financial stress on livestock producers
Iowa Cattlemen's Association kicks off ICA Carcass Challenge
Iowa feedlot must pay $15K for manure discharge
Iowa State Fair names Super Bull winner
Junior National Hereford Expo polled heifer contest held
Kansas Charolais Field Day is Sept. 3
KCA convention set for November in Hutchinson
KCA to host tour in Greensburg
Limousin Junior Nationals winners named
Limousin junior showmen honored
Missouri Salers Association to host National Salers Tour
NILE taking applications for Merit Heifer Program
Nitrate toxicity in forages a concern for livestock producers
Prepare for goat breeding season
Regulations protect cattle from disease
Shorthorn steers profitable in Oklahoma Steer Feedout
Support for beef checkoff remains strong
Texas pair top National Junior Limousin Show
UNL's Mobile Beef Lab takes science on the road
USCA invites cattle producers to share ideas during tour

EDITOR

Harvesting thanks for agriculture
Reader: Nelson has been no help to horsemen
Scorched, scalded and burnt up
They're back

COLUMNS

'24 Hour Bait Shop'
Agriculture in Mexico
Farm American showcased in NASCAR races
Fence mending is not enough
Historic launch held for AGCO products
In other agribusiness news...
Just a scoop full
KS community banks to get help for small businesses
Regulatory burden: Real or perceived?

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction report
Another hot week in Kansas
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Crop development advancing slowly
Dalhart livestock auction report
Denison feeder cattle auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Grain, soybean bids moderately higher
Hay trade moderate
Hay trading moderate to active in most areas
High Plains slaughter news
Hot, dry weather prevails
Improved growing conditions seen
Joplin livestock auction report
Lexington livestock market report
Limited rain aids harvest
McAlester livestock market report
Moisture needed for wheat planting in some areas
Mostly warm and dry across state
Much of state sees rain
Newell sheep sales report
OKC West livestock market report
Pasture, range conditions mostly very poor
Pasture, range conditions variable
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Precipitation varies across state
Presho livestock auction report
Salina cattle sales report
South Central direct sheep sales
Springfield dairy heifer sales report
Springfield livestock market report
State heat record tied
Superior video auction report
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
West Plains regional cattle sales report
Woodward livestock auction report

RANGE

Drought drives up market for hay
Drought pits grasshoppers against cattle
Erbes Farms to host KLA/K-State Ranch Field Day
Range management meeting set for October

FAMILY

2011 'Harvesting Thanks for Agriculture' Art Contest
Avoid replanting lawn under trees
Beautifully designed Karr has all the amenities
Compare brands, coupons to save on groceries
Extension to host Wildlife Food Plot workshop
Fertilize strawberries now
Flowers for dry sites
Freezing sweet corn
Healthy lunches help make a great school day
Iowa Farm Bureau to open 'Homegrown Grill'
K-State to host horticulture field days
Making tree placement decisions
Meditation for 8-29-11
MU Southwest Research Center will host FFA field day Sept. 8
Soups: Some like them hot--some do not

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