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ISSUE DATE: 02/04/2013

States get tougher on air standards

By Larry Dreiling

When it comes to diesel air quality standards, one thing is clear, or will be as clear as the air is intended to be under the Environmental Protection Agency's Tier 4 emissions standards: If you think EPA is tough, wait until you see what some states and locali-ties are intending to do to add further regulations.

"The responsibility for reducing diesel emissions is moving more toward owners and operators rath-er than manufacturers," the Diesel Technology Forum reported in a 2011 white paper. "Historically, reducing emissions from diesel engines and machines has been totally an issue between engine makers and EPA regulators, where new clean air standards were set and manufacturers made design changes to meet the standards.

"Owners and operators simply purchased the new model engines and equipment, and over time, newer engines replace older ones and the overall emissions levels improve as the fleet gets newer. However, this trend is changing."


NEWS

College Aggies Online launches 2013 ag advocacy scholarship program
Compulsive keepers may become hoarders
Controlling mold in the home
DCF to accept applications for Low Income Energy Assistance Program
Extension to host 'Weight Management and Healthy Lifestyles' workshops
Free help preparing taxes available throughout the state
Funding available to renovate shelterbelts, restore forested riparian areas
Governor appoints OFB leaders to water policy advisory council
House Aggies make short work of organizing
Learn how to have a Homegrown Lifestyle
National Grange welcomes new Ag Committee members
Online tool provides interactive farm budgeting resource
Political uncertainty is holding back the economy
Revolving loan fund stakeholder roundtable held
Rural hospitals bracing for change
These 4-letter words can help you save
U.S. beef market to Japan expands
Uganda work positioned to make fertilizer use more profitable for poor farmers
USDA invests in bioenergy research and development

CROPS

AgrAbility Project workshops offered
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program available in southern Kansas
AgriLife Research associate recognized for integrated pest management work
Annual photo contest winners showcase spirit of Colorado agriculture
Canola College will help producers take canola production to the next level
Check with crop insurance provider before applying drilling mud
Corn production using limited irrigation
Council to build 21st Century Conservation Service Corps
CSU student wins national contests
Drought will persist through the summer in Kansas
Dry bean direct harvest meeting set for Feb. 15
Extension to host weed management update
Feb. 15 is Ogallala Aquifer Initiative application deadline
Feb. 28 is deadline to purchase Multi-Peril Crop Insurance
Fighting back against citrus greening
Food Processing Center offers seminar for food business entrepreneurs
Go for the Green ($$$$) Soybean Yield Challenge winners announced
Help available for April soybean plantings
Iowa Farm Bureau proposals win national approval
IPSA announces new officers
Irrigation management, technology help producers survive drought
Kansas soybean contest winners exceed expectations
K-State Ag Profitability Conference in Salina set for Feb. 12
K-State hosts agricultural events
March 1 is deadline for Connecting the Dots 2013
Montana Agri-Trade Expo begins Feb. 14
More than 100 organizations set to recruit at ISU's Ag Career Day
New microloans expand small farm finance options
NRCS announces sign-up for Wetland Reserve Program
Oklahoma FSA offers producers a free online news service
Programs will help producers cope with limited water supplies
Register now for the Women's Farm and Forestry Alliance gathering
Research team receives funding to study oilseed camelina as biofuel feedstock
Roberts, Jenkins receive NAWG 'Wheat Advocate' Awards
Sorghum U heads north to Nebraska
Texas Agriculture Lifetime Leadership director honored
The Western Farm Show has high-tech appeal
U of A department head elected president of national society
Understanding system is key to uniform application of anhydrous ammonia
UNL Town Hall Meeting to address climate change
Water for Food--Food for Life convention set for March
Wheat Quality Council to hold annual meeting, conference
Winter Canola Risk Management schools planned

LIVESTOCK

Al Dunning clinic Feb. 7 at EquiFest of Kansas
AQHA 2013 handbook available several ways
Beef and Basketball combines information and entertainment
Beef feedlot roundtable sessions offered at 6 Iowa locations
Better by knowing
Cattle on feed numbers released
Colorado Cattlemen hold Mid-Winter Conference
Dairy producers facing many challenges in 2013
EHV-1 confirmed in horse stalled at NWSS Rodeo
Graham County Extension to host sheep and goat field day
Hereford Yard Show held
ICA to focus on public policy initiatives
Kansans to meet and discuss issues during Cattle Industry Convention
K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy planned for June
K-State to host Kansas Junior Meat Goat Day March 23
K-State to host Swine Profitability Conference
Missouri Cattlemen to hold County Leadership Conference
Montana Stockgrowers hold convention, trade show
National Beef Cook-Off seeks healthy recipes from home cooks
NCBA announces 2013 Cattle Industry Convention speakers
NCBA Cattlemen's College to feature AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders program
NCBA Environmental Stewardship Award Program winner to be named Feb. 7
NCBA Trade Show offers something for everyone
New Young Stockmen's Academy class announced
Oklahoma Horse Fair marks 11th year
Packers add to beef quality
PLC, NCBA support Judgment Fund Transparency Act
Protecting the respiratory health of calves
Stockgrowers request more time to review proposed black-footed ferret expansion
U.S. beef, pork exports dip slightly
UW ag college dean receives award
Video offers calf disease prevention tips
Webinar will cover basics of pastured poultry production
Winner of the Oklahoma Beef Cook-off announced
You can't judge a bovine by its beauty
Youth Steer Project teaches real-world aspects of beef production

EDITOR

Beefed-up markets
Good news--a long time coming, or is it?
Lift off

COLUMNS

Buy/sell agreements are useful business planning tools
Dry granular glyphosate formulations new to U.S. market
FDA approves Baytril 100 for SRD pathogens
Just a scoop full
Just do it
New suite of smart phone apps target farmers
Poster board, PowerPoints and puppets
The Panamax Canal

MARKETS

Aberdeen livestock auction report
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock sales report
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction summary
Colorado feeder cattle summary report
Corn, wheat, soybeans close higher to start week
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City livestock sales report
Dunlap livestock auction report
Ericson livestock sales report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary report
Grain market close
Hay trade light in some areas
Hay trade slow
High Plains slaughter news report
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Lexington livestock market report
McAlester Union livestock market report
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
Ogallala livetock auction report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Salina livestock auction report
San Angelo livestock auction report
Springfield livestock auction report
Superior video auction report
Tama feeder cattle auction report
Texas Direct feeder cattle summary
Tulsa livestock auction report
West Plains regional cattle sales report
Woodward livestock market report

RANGE

Alfalfa in forage system extends feed in drought
Grazing enthusiasts gather national conference
Hay auction gives glimpse of potential hay market in 2013
Kansas Graziers Association holds winter conference
Livestock and pasture management school now accepting students
Managing Wild Hog Damage workshop scheduled
Scientist works with Flint Hills ranchers to manage noxious weed
Society for Range Management to hold annual meeting, trade show
UW Extension offers ranch management institutes at two locations

FAMILY

4-H alumni needed to help grow youth opportunities in Barry County
Heart smart
Helping friends
Home vegetable gardens help families save in food costs
K-State offers horticultural events
Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative works to improve habitat in 5 states
Marion County 4-H places in National Western Roundup
Meditation
Mushroom modules on display at Feb. 9 field day
National 4-H inducts Hall of Fame member
Oklahoma 4-Hers attend Denver Western Roundup
Prune trees at the right time of year
Register by Feb. 1 for Extension Master Gardener classes
Rose researcher seeks public input to find best trait
Spicy and sweet recipes from HPJ readers
Tune your landscape like an instrument
USCA asks for delay of black-footed ferret reintroduction plan
Water critical for trees in winter
Westhaven Court's lines make it eye-catching

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