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ISSUE DATE: 01/26/2009

Farmers learn to manage a bumper crop of information

A person might be able to argue whether or not precision agriculture technology increases yields, but he could not argue whether or not he has more information about his farm. Precision agriculture technology generates a tremendous amount of data and producers need to learn how to manage this data to their benefit.

Robert Greenlee and his business partner, Mark White, are adapting precision agriculture practices to their northeast Oklahoma farm and are learning the value of all this information. Greenlee purchased his first yield monitor in 1991 after a trip to the Louisville Farm Show.

"We always knew we had variability in our fields, but this was a real eye opener," Greenlee said.


NEWS

2 actors inducted into Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
AFBF- Meals elected as YF&R Committee Chair
Ag Conference slated for women Feb. 12 to 14
Agriculture project helps SPREAD prosperity among Rwandan farme
Anex named to U.S. EPA advisory group on sustainability
Boswell named to chair agriculture subcommittee on general farm commodities, risk managment
Brand-new year
Coastal barrier island researchers learn lessons from Ike destr
Colorado agriculture showcased in annual photo contest
Conference to focus on benefits of emerging agricultural technologies
Country doctor still makes rounds in Texas town
Court rules against compensation for game farmers
EPA: Rule change provides exemptions from reporting requirement
Farm leadership moves to next generation
Farmers learn to manage a bumper crop of information
FDIC increases insurance limits--temporarily
Field borders benefit wildlife on the farm
Former Iowa farmer pleads to USDA fraud
Gerald McCathern reviews AAM's rich history at convention
Growers cheery as winter farmers' markets swell
Improving Iowa roads, energy sources and property taxes among IFBF priorities
Increased information drives precision ag growth
Jan. 30 deadline approaches for Rangeland Carbon Credits sign-up
Kansas Ag Technology Conference slated Jan. 22 to 23 in Salina
KFB to host carbon credit meetings
K-State research shows that consumers should understand sustainable goods
K-State researchers find that pollution of freshwater by nitrog
Markey named to agriculture committee
Moran invites new secretary of agriculture to Kansas
NDA sponsors sixth annual poster contest
New mentoring program will help Austin students 'Get REAL' about life decisions
Nutrition assistant joins Laramie County Extension office
SDSGA leadership meets with legislators across state
Senate confirms 6 cabinet secretaries
Stallman- Farmers ready to work with new administration
Statewide Farmers' Market Conference scheduled for February
Tom Vilsack wows senators in his confirmation hearing
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
What's with the new food labels?
Wind Holding, CSU to host meetings on Green Power Project
Young Farmers and Ranchers compete in national contests
Young farmers and ranchers to build leadership, advocacy skills

CROPS

Annual depth-to-water level measurements in progress
Corn protein polymers inspire diverse new uses
Crop irrigation theme of conference and expo
Dates and locations set for pesticide applicator testing
Farmers reminded to attend cropping profitability seminars
Kansas Soybean Association plans to build new headquarters
Managment of fertilizer inputs important with high costs
NMSU finds first-ever leaf spot in New Mexico pistachios, plans workshop for growers
Noble Foundation to again sponsor the Outstanding Conservation District Director Award
Pre-plant soil moisture survey now in progress
Rice researchers simmering new ideas after pondering past
Soybean Board sets January meeting
Soybean Checkoff prepares for year of challenges and opportunities
State farmer leaders announce the formation, officers of U.S. Soybean Federation
UF researchers hoping bacteria will make ethanol
Wheat Scoop: Suppes--let's lift trade sanctions with Cuba
Winter meeting update
Winter pesticide storage important

LIVESTOCK

AgriLife Extension workforce program benefits dairy
Beef Production Seminars offered in west central Nebraska
Bison-capture facility near Yellowstone reauthorized
Cattle theft on the rise in southwest Missouri
Cattlemen from coast to coast to get live look at 2009 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Sho
CEM-infected stallion confirmed in Texas
COOL impact still unknown
Co-products storage challenges small, medium size operations
CSU recognizes Polly Johnson as Livestock Leader
Ernst elected CHB LLC President
Feral hog population in Texas climbing
JCLA Livestock Expo scheduled for Jan. 31
K-State experts for Kansas Day
Limousin will be represented at NCBA Trade Show
MSGA cautiously optimistic after wolf delisting announcement
NALF welcomes Garrick to member services post
National Beef Packing reports lower 1Q loss
National Western Stock Show seen as economic spur
NMSU breeding project works to increase growth of sheep, maintain high-quality wool
Nutrition key part of growing bred replacement heifers
Russians to view Montana beef genetics industry
South Dakota mare quarantined after exposure to disease
Study: Disease risk posed by roaming bison is low
Texas drought worsens, cattle dying
Top speakers to speak at goat conference
USDA helps eradicate harmful fever tick in south Texas
Warren Buffett contributes autographed boots to Cattlemen's Ball auction
Wyoming Day tradition is carried on by WSGA
Yellowstone bison could go to Wyoming Reservation
Youth programs to add spark to 2009 Cattle Industry Convention

EDITOR

Cuban sanctions
Look ahead, not back
Nominations galore
Your Journal works for you

COLUMNS

Bale Buddy bale flaker
Brand-new year
Dr. Shrink, UV-protected shrinkwrap
Great Plains Planters
Just a scoop full
No cow left behind
Product demonstrates seed safety, improved plantability
Promoting wise use

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada cattle auction report
Amarillo livestock sales
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle summary
Dalhart livestock sales report
Denison feeder cattle auction
Dodge City livestock sales report
Ericson cattle sales report
Faith livestock cattle auction report
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales
Grain market close
Grain, soybean bids lower
Hay trade mixed across area
Hay trade slows
High Plains slaughter news
Huron cattle sales report
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Lexington cattle sales report
McAlester livestock auction report
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock sales report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt livestock sales report
Salina livestock sales report
Sioux Falls sheep sales
Springfield livestock sales
St. Onge livestock sales
Superior video auction report
Texhoma cattle sales report
Tulia livestock sales report
Watertown cattle sales report
West Plains regional cattle sales report
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Wyobraska cattle sales report

FAMILY

Attracting birds means supplying what they like
Catch a can of tuna
Chinese with ease
Copperman full of charm
FFA/4-H Night at the Blazers Feb. 7
Fresh from Vegas, cowboys find home in Panhandle
Hurry--water your plants
Kansans continuing traditional ties to trees
Meditation for 1-26-09
Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame to host trustees gathering and benefit in Helena
Pfeiffer attends Denver National 4-H Roundup
Plants need moisture during the winter months
Science Quiz
Traumatic Brain Injury
Upcoming K-State horticultural events
UW entomologist hopes 'butterfly bill' flies in Wyoming Legislature
Wildlife, air traffic conflicts nothing new for Wildlife Service agency
Wyoming 4-H invites participation in Operation: Military Kids program

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