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ISSUE DATE: 11/22/2010

Promise of broadband expansion coming true

By Larry Dreiling

In the days of the Great Depression, the National Recovery Act had as part of its focus the development of rural America. The primary initiatives of that era were development of electrical and telephone systems throughout the nation.

Likewise, the current American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has a package of benefits designed to create an economic stimulus that is both immediate and long-lasting.

Funding of projects through U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development is being coordinated with the Federal Communication Commission's new National Broadband Plan that will boost Internet capabilities in education, healthcare, homeland security and other issues.

The plan's primary goal is to have at least 100 million U.S. homes with affordable access to actual download speeds of at least 100 megabits per second and actual upload speeds of at least 50 megabits per second by 2020, to expand the wireless spectrum by 500 million megahertz by 2020, and to provide affordable access to robust broadband service and the means and skills to subscribe if they so choose.


NEWS

Ag students to tour Taiwan
Aquaculture specialist gets Excellence in Extension Award
Broadband usage growing even as gaps persist
Central U.S. winter may bring red flag warnings
Commercial pesticide applicator manuals available
Couple funds ISU internship for Borlaug foundation
Defense official to speak at seminar
Dust Bowl's storms started in late fall
Farm Bureau pushes for tax relief
Farm subsidies have staying power
Forum says quality always pays
Free aerial photographs of property available online
Good PTO safety habits
Growing Christmas trees and memories
Hays to host tax meeting
Hearing loss a silent concern in agriculture
High Plains Ag Conference slated for Dec. 1
ISU offers Farm Income Tax Schools
Kansas Workforce Summit set for January
Monsanto donates $20,000 for genetics teaching
Nominations open for Borlaug award
Reports highlight importance of rural grocery stores
Rising farm prices raising eyebrows
Strength training helps prevent muscle loss
Study shows RES would benefit farmers, ranchers
Texas A&M names Outstanding Ag Alumni
Through Tynley's eyes
USDA announces export promotion grants
USDA offers rural energy loans, grants
UW dedicates new biosafety lab
Vaccines could help what's ailing fish
Western Kansas trees head to Topeka, Manhattan
Woman of the Year in Agriculture selected
Workshop covers in-house triggers of asthma, allergies
Workshop will address the future of Colorado ranching
Yamaha partners with ACT to sponsor scholarship

CROPS

Biodiesel group elects governing board
Commercial pesticide applicator manuals available
CSP payments being issued
CSSA recognizes UNL crop specialist
Dry bean mission to China opens doors
Executives explore flour milling
Finding the right time for rolling rye
Garden City to host 2011 3i Show
Group files suit against EPA over E15 decision
Growers explore potential for profit in peanuts
Growing season wetter, warmer than normal
High crop prices provide means to invest in new equipment
Increasing commodity prices cause concern
K-State hosts ag events
NAFB honors corn groups
Nebraska Ag Classic will host ag undersecretary
New guide helps with community drought preparation
No-till on the Plains receives grant
NSB welcomes new employees
Online crop advising course
Rain helps pond owners
Report says railroads important to soybean industry
Reports highlights health benefits of ethanol fuels
Scholarship program supports wheat, rice plant research
Soil testing in fall
Soybean checkoff promotes soy biodiesel
Soybean farmers value Japanese export market
State agencies boost E85 consumption
Storing grain on the farm
Sustainable Ag Crops and Livestock Conference set for Dec. 4
Tannins benefit soils, farms
Texas Plant Protection Conference scheduled
Uptrend in crop prices stalls
USDA announces conservation payments
USDA announces USB farmer-director appointments
WaKeeney to host Sprayer Calibration School
Wanted: Winter annual weeds

LIVESTOCK

American Royal Livestock Judging results
Beef cattle numbers causing concern
Call inducted into Hereford Hall of Merit
Check BCS of beef cows at weaning time
Dairy Management responds to press reports
Feedlot specialist starts duties at UNL Panhandle Center
Hereford queen crowned
K-State posts swine research
Lamb board appointments announced
Make plans to attend 4-State Beef Conference
Manual covers feeding distillers grains to cattle
Marvin D. Berry inducted into the Hereford Hall of Fame
Minnesota area loses hundreds of dairy cows to economy
MSGA supports trade negotiations with Korea
NRC report says NBAF risk assessment has several major shortcomings
OSU and OYE provide new scholarships
Save money on feed expenses
Senior colleges compete at the American Royal livestock judging contest
Siblings make successful business: free-range eggs
Stacking hay bales
UNL offers Cow-Calf Profitability Series
USDA annual plan calls for beef checkoff audit
UW horse judging team claims high honors
Veterinary research program provides experience, opportunities
Woodward to represent southwest Red Angus breeders

EDITOR

Another Washington idea that rural America just can't afford
Thanks and bounty
The IRS = THEIRS

COLUMNS

Cellulosic ethanol may not materialize
Grower breaks soybean yield record--again
Happening for a reason
In other agribusiness news....
Just a scoop full
Media invited to tour Apache assembly plant
Meet the new House freshmen
New website, spraying advice center debuts
Pioneer introduces new soybeans for 2011
Semi-mounted fertilizer cart now available
Tire care important to tractor maintenance
USW releases 2009-10 annual report

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock sales report
Amarillo livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock sales report
Apache livestock market report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Bloomfield feeder cattle report
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle summary
Corn, soybeans see early sharp gains but retreat later
Dalhart livestock sales report
Denison feeder cattle auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dunlap feeder cattle auction
Dunlap feeder cattle auction report
Ericson livestock auction report
Excellent weather wraps up row crop harvest
Faith livestock auction report
Fall harvest wrapping up
Final wrap-up of fall harvest under way
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Hay prices remain steady
Hay trade steady
High Plains slaughter news
Humeston feeder cattle report
Huron cattle sales report
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Lexington livestock market report
Lexington livestock sales report
McAlester livestock auction report
McAlester livestock market report
Mixed weather week; corn harvest nearly complete
Most of state gets some rain
Newell sheep sales report
Ogallala livestock market report
OKC West livestock auction report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock market report
Presho livestock auction report
Rainfall provides relief for state
Salina cattle auction report
South Central direct sheep sales
Springfield livestock market report
St. Onge livestock sales report
Tama feeder cattle sales report
Temps remain above average
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Warm, dry followed by cool temperatures and light snow
West Plains regional cattle sales
Wheat beginning to emerge, moisture needed to keep it going
Winter may be arriving in Iowa
Woodward livestock auction report
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Konza Prairie Research to Benefit Grasslands Worldwide
K-State to host ag land lease workshops
QUWF joins Prescribed Fire Council

FAMILY

A Thanksgiving celebration for all ages
Alternatives to pumpkin pie
Caring for houseplants in winter
Cleaning, winterizing garden tools
Controlling cluster flies
Edmond 4-H leader named Volunteer of the Year
Green manure crops protect garden soil
Hunt Hodgeman this pheasant season
Insect-o-graph is on the job
Keep mice outside home this winter
Kids learn at 4-H National Youth Science Day
Leaves: A gardener's gold
Meditation for 11-22-10
NMSU hosts medicinal herbs seminar
NMSU Rodeo team competes in final rodeo of the semester
OSU to host global horticulture conference
Parenting teen resources available
Pheasants await hunters
Prepare yard watering system for winter
Prevent identity theft
Prevent insects from overwintering in gardens
Rainwater harvesting workshop slated for Nov. 17 in Marfa
Some vegetable plants can withstand frost
Use caution around slow moving vehicles
Vera needs wide open spaces

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