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ISSUE DATE: 11/12/2012

Ag research sees investment boom

By Jennifer M. Latzke

The quest to improve efficiency on the farm for the producer and ultimately on the plate for the consumer can be a profitable one. In recent decades, there's been a boom in agricultural research investment from the private sector. A team from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service found that in 2010, global private-sector investments in research and development of agricultural inputs topped $11 billion--nearly double the $5.6 billion from 1994.

With advancements in biotechnology, stronger intellectual property rights protections, and a growing global marketplace for agricultural advancements, private companies are seeing bigger benefits to investing in agricultural research on their own and in public-private collaborations.

And the results are benefiting farmers in the field.


NEWS

Ag research sees investment boom
Agritourism bus rolls through central Oklahoma
Alabama farm family is active in community
Brownback hosts Governor's Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas
Chemical reactions paint fall leaves
Colorado Farm Bureau announces 6 'Friend of Farm Bureau' winners
Colorado groups express concerns about setbacks
Extension is an essential part of county government
Farmers can enter nonprofits to win America's Farmers Grow Communities funding
Forestry field day set for Nov. 15
Hats off in the Crowell Garment District
Improve energy and cost efficiency in kitchen
Iowa State students gather nutritional data for United Nations
Iowa State team explores possible causes of honeybee disappearance
Keeping our roads safe
Land Trust Community to benefit from wetland and stream mitigation guide
Mayo Clinic expert discusses common farm injuries
Researchers create potatoes with higher levels of carotenoids
Study groups prepare applicants for CDL
Study provides insight on residents of rural food deserts
Trade representative announces implementation of U.S.-Panama FTA
Two wind farms dedicated in western Kansas
USDA announces Regional Food Hub Resource Guide
USDA assistance minimizes effects of drought
USDA grant to fund ag policy research at UNL
Whole grains turn up in surprising places
Wind energy guide available for rural landowners
Winter Weather Awareness Day is Nov. 14
World Food Prize Laureate Catherine Bertini is Nov. 15 Heuermann Lecturer
Year-end tax saving strategies

CROPS

Advance notice required for farm lease terminations
Ag Hall of Fame selling chances to win restored pedal tractor
Alien invaders: Site addresses invasive pests
Biomass crops benefit marginal soils
Checkoff-funded research could boost soy's resistance to SCN
Collaborative Winter Wheat On-Farm Testing Program compares performance of new CSU varieties
Controlling volunteer corn before fall-seeded small grains
Cover crops trap residual N following drought
Custom harvester from Kansas charged with felony
Dry soils, poor emergence may require replanting of wheat
Dry weather helps as Ark. cotton, soy harvest wind down
Economist looks beyond October production forecasts for corn and soybeans
Farm Beginnings helps farmers with sustainable, value-added enterprises
Farmers encouraged to submit 'Views from the Farm' stories
Farmers featured on Anderson Live
Food safety and grain quality researcher joins Iowa State
Food, feed price increases to affect consumers, farmers alike
Gene suppression can reduce cold-induced sweetening in potatoes
Growers encouraged to watch for mobile soybean pests
Improving air quality with no-till cropping
Kansas Agri Business Convention to feature Mike Huckabee
Nebraska Soybean Board to meet Nov. 19 and 20
New cropping system specialist hired
Ogallala Aquifer--A race to the bottom
Online Chemigation Certification goes live
Redbud leaffolder appearing again
Scientists, researchers collaborate to advance the mapping of the barley genome
United Soybean Board to host See for Yourself program
UNL, Chinese university look at proso millet collaboration
Use off-season irrigation more efficiently

LIVESTOCK

American Gelbvieh Association Show sees higher registrations, membership
American Lamb Board receives grant to build demand
American Sheep Industry Association officer nominations open
Beef cattle conference set for Dec. 3 to 4
Beef producers still adapting to drought
Branded pork highlighted in Japan
Cattlemen's Foundation scholarships available
Champions named at American Royal Junior Limousin show
Checkoff communicates with key nutrition thought leaders
Consistency is essential to successful herd management
Convention features Cattlemen's College
Extension to host alternative feeds clinic
Improved genetics, focused selection target Prime grade
International Livestock Congress-USA 2013 to host conference
Iowa Cattlemen's Association will mark 40 years
Kansas Angus Association seeks consignments for female sale
Lead poisoning of cattle can be avoided
Livestock specialist: Variety of factors may cause stocker steer gains to decline
Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging Team wins breed division at national contest
Missouri Livestock Symposium to honor ag educator
Northwest Oklahoma Cattlemen to host annual trade show, banquet
NWOCA to hold all breed bull and cow sale
OFB sponsors private treaty cattle sale
Performance Blenders helps customers hit quality target
PorkBridge educational series returns
Providing comfortable calf housing
Research focuses on effects of removing technologies from beef production
Research sheds light on mastitis treatment protocols
Scientists use new method to help reduce piglet mortality
Sign up for livestock water cost-share program by Nov. 15
Students should apply now for beef scholarships
Tested bulls at all-breed sale average $3,079
Texas Longhorn World Championship held
UNL Extension offers Mid-Plains BEEF session on winter drought management tips

EDITOR

Argentine bad acts hurt rural America
Renewed optimism for a farm bill
There's no place like home

COLUMNS

Canola processing facility to be built in Enid
Deltapine offers more choices for farmers in High Plains
Herbicide receives EPA registration
Houston E. Mull rides again
In other agribusiness news....
Just a scoop full
National Bison Association partners with Nationwide
Scholarship open to vet students
Seeing red, feeling blue

MARKETS

Aberdeen livestock auction report
Aberdeen livestock auction report
Ada livestock market report
Amarillo livestock auction report
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Colorado feeder cattle summary report
Crop conditions decline with lack of rain
Dalhart livestock auction report
Denison feeder cattle auction report
Dodge City livestock auction report
Dry conditions encouraged by higher than average temps
Ericson livestock auction report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Grain market close
Harvest finishing up, field prep begins
Harvest progresses with dry weather
Harvest season closing out
Hay trade slow
High Plains slaughter news report
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Lexington livestock market report
McAlester livestock market report
Moisture still needed for 2013 wheat crop
Most hay classes selling steady to firm
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
Ogallala livestock auction report
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Salina livestock auction report
Salina livestock auction report
San Angelo livestock auction report
Soybeans start week with sharp losses
Springfield livestock market report
Superior video auction report
Tama feeder cattle auction report
Texas direct feeder cattle summary
Topsoil moisture short, very short
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Warmer, drier conditions experienced
West Plains regional cattle sales report
Wheat conditions decline
Wheat, oats off to good start but need rainfall
Woodward livestock auction report

RANGE

Ammonia treatment of low-quality roughage stretches feed supplies
Eliminating sagebrush may hurt rather than help wildlife
Legumes a good nutrition source for cattle
Not too late to control thistles
Nov. 15 deadline looms for range insurance
Producers place well at premier hay show
UW Extension introduces Pasture Geeks classes

FAMILY

Comments invited on lesser prairie-chicken plan
Community gardens have successful growing season
Cool-season lawns may need second fertilizer application
Deciding when to replace a tree
Evaluate spruce, pine trees
Fescue may not be the answer
Harvesting, storing fall garden produce
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo surpasses $330M educational commitment
Hunters should be aware of fire risk
Improve deer populations through Quality Deer Management
Keep venison safe from field to table
Make Thanksgiving meal safe, healthy
Meditation
Pheasants Forever receives major Kansas land, legacy contribution
Tasty secrets of the exceptional cranberry
The cranberry bogs have turned red
UNL student selected as VP of National FFA Organization
Workshop offers fun ideas for holiday giving
Yorktown a classic rambler ranch-style home

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