ISSUE DATE: 11/17/2008
Power, power, and more power are what farmers have always wanted from their tractors. Recently, the price of diesel fuel has changed that mantra to power, more power, and fuel efficiency. Passenger cars achieve greater fuel efficiency by becoming lighter and smaller, but that is not an option for farm tractors. Modern tractors need to pull and haul increasingly bigger and heavier loads; however, it is still possible to get the most from every gallon of diesel fuel.
Farmers cannot afford to just put it in gear and shove the throttle forward, anymore. Producers need to tailor their machines for better fuel efficiency with proper ballast weights, correct tire pressures, smart transmissions and new technology.
Ag undersecretary criticizes county's FOIA appeal California drought forces cattlemen to downsize Changing climate brings start of 'Anthropocene' era Chesapeake, OACD partner to sponsor conservation educator award Chinese media say tainted animal feed widespread Dorr resigns as USDA under secretary Douglas County farm family earns Farm Bureau environmental award Farm To School Program launches new website Farmers and ranchers of Kansas Farm Bureau set 2009 policy direction Farmers enjoy profitable year, but concerns loom Farms collect federal subsidies, pollution fines KFB honors Coen for Distinguished Service to Agriculture K-State agronomy professors earn fellow status, education award Mazurkiewicz to direct Texas AgriLife Extension's leadership program Meeting agriculture's challenges in a rapidly changing world Mike Kubicek honored as OSU distinguished ag alum Moffat County rancher gets jail time for killing elk NAP application closing date, disaster program eligibility Nebraska Wind Power 2008 Conference in Kearney Nov. 11 and 12 New AgriLife Extension agent named for Schleicher County OKFB asks governor to endorse renewable energy plan OSU honors 'international voice of rodeo' Senators, representatives urge Schafer to minimize unnecessary changes in operation of farm programs Still time to button-up house for winter save energy, save money Sustainable Crops and Livestock Systems Conference set for Dec. 6 USDA announces amended farm bill provisions, new sign-up deadline
Academy for Ranch Management announces burn workshops in 2009 Ag Enhancement and Diversification Grant and Loan deadline Jan. 2 Annual Colorado Ag Classic sets schedule Brazil to produce fewer soybeans next year Corn Board to meet Corn production up slightly from last month Corn, soybean production lower than last month Crop production forecast updated Economic climate pushes wheat acreage lower Insect and Disease Management School Dec. 4 in Smith Center Kansas soybean production up, corn and sorghum down Look at the WRP again--a change may benefit landowners Machine helps spot soil and groundwater contamination Mexican manufacturers return to Texas for annual peanut tour Nebraska's crop production numbers updated New ACRE Farm Program may generate fewer payments for Texas cotton New Iowa Ag Statistics book shows growth, perseverance through rain and rising costs Nutty year leads to short pecan crop in Texas, U.S. Play it safe when storing pesticides Proper tractor setup can increase fuel efficiency Public invited to Arroyo watershed workshop Questions about rental agreements Sen. Chambliss applauds release of new cotton program rules Small cotton harvest translates into economic losses Texas AgriLife program saves growers millions while protecting water Texas citrus on its way to consumers UNL releases new dry edible bean cultivar
12,500 Limousin cows now on whole-herd reporting Agencies to let more bison outside Yellowstone Allen supplies bucking stock, fills niche American Lamb Board announces first round of FY2009 Matching Grant Program proposals Animal agriculture faces challenges from activists Buchholz named AHW Woman of the Year Century Feeders recognized with Red Angus Industry Service Award Changing markets may affect cattlemen's profits Deer Valley Farm donates flush to Limousin Corner Post Package Despite volatility in many global markets, August results show continued strength for meat exports Fifth annual Southwest Beef Symposium set for Jan. 13 and 14 in Midland New genetic defect affects Angus cattle NM agency proposes to fine dairy $15,000 NMSU Extension animal science department hosts shearing school Pork producers not only raise it, they promote it too Television documentary challenges animal welfare perceptions U.S. feedlot owners oppose beef labeling law West Central Cattlemen's Day scheduled in North Platte WRCA World Championship Ranch Rodeo set Nov. 12 to 16
Beef breeders--be proactive Elections and fast cars Obama administration must lead on agriculture
Actions speak louder than words Ag Leader Technology, Inc., introduces a new entry-level precision farming display AgriLabs, St. Joseph, Mo., now markets Mycomune R AutoFarm and MacDon introduce GPS AutoSteer Just a scoop full Life before refrigeration Show thanks for our "treasures"
Aberdeen cattle sales report Ada livestock sales report Amarillo livestock sales Apache livestock sales report Arkansas livestock sales summary Bids higher, except for wheat Clovis livestock sales report Colorado feeder cattle summary Corn harvest remains behind normal averages Dalhart livestock sales report Dodge City cattle sales report Dunlap cattle sales report Ericson cattle sales report Faith livestock sales report Georgia cattle auction summary Goldthwaite sheep sales Grain market close Hay trading moderately High Plains slaughter news Joplin regional livestock sales report Lexington cattle sales report McAlester livestock market report Most areas below average for moisture Most hay trading steady, demand moderate in some areas Nearly all wheat planted Ogallala livestock sales OKC West livestock sales report Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales Pratt Livestock auction report Row crop harvest slowed by rain Salina livestock sales report Sioux Falls feeder pigs Sioux Falls sheep sales Small grain crops progressing, most in good condition Snows bring fieldwork to standstill Springfield livestock sales Steady harvest progress Strong storm brings hail, high winds Texhoma livestock sales Tulia livestock auction report Tulsa livestock sales report Watertown livestock sales West Plains regional cattle sales Wet weather slows harvest Woodward livestock sales report Wyobraska cattle sales report
Drought management workshop set for Nov. 19 in Imperial Fall alfalfa management key to healthy spring growth
Alva students compete in National Agricultural Sales Event Christmas tree search can be quality family outing Cooking ahead for when company's coming Cutoff date announced for the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program Florence 2 focuses on living From "The Heart of Oklahoma" Heat and gardens- answers to common questions It's time to talk turkey Like salt in a wound, hurricane-ravaged landscapes stung, but can recover Live Christmas tree 'gift that keeps on giving' Potato varieties flourish in Colorado Safety precautions for hunters in cleaning meat Surprising side dishes UNL hires new Extension educator with 4-H, youth focus Upcoming K-State horticultural events