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ISSUE DATE: 02/07/2011

Diesel engines get cleaner

As long as there have been diesel engines, there has been dark black exhaust.

Now, clean technology has become standard on every type of diesel vehicle, including modern farm machinery.

This new technology is out to reduce particulate matter and nitrous oxide by as much as 96 percent, compared with previous diesel engines, according to the Diesel Technology Forum, an industry organization.

The technology is tied together in three parts under federal air quality standards established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that apply to new diesel engines used in off-road equipment: cleaner diesel fuel, advanced engine technology and after treatment.


NEWS

AFBF: Inaction on FTAs is hurting U.S. economy
Ag Industry Awards presented to state leaders
AgriLife Extension to host nature tour of Costa Rica
Cold winter bucks trends and predictions
Custom Rates report now available
Diesel engines get cleaner
Distinguished Educator Award presented
Farmers need to be their own advocates
Governor's Forum on Agriculture is Feb. 24
IFBF applauds governor's stance on balancing budget
Innovation drives the farmer and farm policy, says Vilsack
Kansas concert will celebrate 150 years of statehood
KCBT appoints directors
'Last chance' CEU training set for Feb. 8
Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum names new manager
Many baby boomers become Medicare eligible
Natural tick control tested
NCFC calls for science-based biotech policy
Northey discusses farm issues with central Iowa farmers
Registrations still available for Women Managing the Farm Conference
Retired OSU agricultural engineer receives national honor
Roberts selected as ranking member of Senate Ag Committee
Rural Life Conference to focus on healthy communities
Senator calls for immediate passage of FTAs
Split tax refund to jump-start savings
Summer course, scholarships offered for teachers
Svaty selected as EPA senior adviser
Taxpayers may have to wait to file
Teacher gets national award
USDA safeguards protect taxpayers
USDA to help producers conduct on-farm energy audits
USDA to hold Ag Outlook Forum Feb. 24
USDA updates 'U.S. Food Environment Atlas'
USDA, HHS announce new dietary guidelines
WRP funding approval date set for Feb. 22

CROPS

Ag Profitability Conference set for Feb. 15 in Salina
Ag Water Enhancement Program projects get funding
Analysis points to big expansion of world wheat trade
Applying relative strength
Assess wheat topdress needs now
Be proactive to manage weeds in soybeans
Calculating risks for crop insurance
Checkoff invests in sorghum's future
Chemigation training scheduled
Chestnut workshops will cover 2011 growing season
Colorado Association of Wheat Growers conducts membership drive
Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Conference set Feb. 15
Corn and Soybean School is Feb. 15 in Hays
'Corn University' will target high-yield corn
Distillers grain accident raises awareness of farm safety
Farm and Ranch Days to be held in Riverton
Fruit, nut propagation workshop set for Feb. 10
Funding available for organic ag
Growers recognized for year's high yield
IGP offers grain elevator management training
Innovation, education seen at No-till on the Plains
KAEP applauds EPA approval of E15
KAWG applauds Roberts' appointment to Senate Ag Committee
K-State agronomy professor selected as a top scientist
K-State entomology students excel in national competition
La Nina expected to prolong South's drought
Mexico denies request for pilot GM corn plots
MNGA to host annual meeting, show
Oklahoma Grown Farmers Market program to host workshop
Renewable Energy Workshop is Feb. 17 at Scottsbluff
Researcher gets to the root of organic vegetable production
Researchers develop ways to control 'superweeds'
Scientists complete comprehensive genetic analysis of grapes
Scientists get better biocontrol with citrus root signals
Scientists study immune system for better cricket control
Small Fruit and Vegetable Conference
Soil lab tests record number of samples
Sorghum Checkoff brings value to ag
Sorghum Checkoff expanding foreign markets
Sorghum Checkoff, Plant Management Network release sorghum webcasts
Soybean and corn prices direct consumption and acreage
Soybean Commission to meet March 3
State's water supply challenges could harm agriculture
Tri-State Agriculture Summit set for Feb. 16
UNL Extension to host economics, management conferences
UNL offers pesticide applicator certification seminars
UNL research targets pesticide drift
USDA announces next general CRP sign-up
USDA deregulates genetically engineered alfalfa
USDA soybean price forecast rises
Viticulture resource available
Wheat is integral in no-till rotation

LIVESTOCK

Bison migrating to Montana
Champions selected at National Western Hereford Show
Conference will focus on beef cattle health, marketing
Don't delay assisting at calving time
Feed-grains marketing workshop scheduled
Intermediate Bull Champion named at NWSS
KCA represented at Young Leaders Conference
K-State animal health alliance will benefit state
NCBA announces speaker line-up for 2011 Cattle Industry Convention
NMSU offers artisan cheesemaking workshop
Noble County Cattleman's Association will host a Range Management meeting
NWSS includes 37 Limousin, Lim-Flex pens, carloads
Online training program for beef, dairy animal care launches
Reduce livestock loss in winter drought
Reserve Pen of Three award presented at NWSS
Sale benefits Limousin Juniors
Scholarships available for junior Shorthorn breeders
Sheep producer takes the helm at ASI
ShorthornPlus cattle shown at NWSS
SowBridge program begins fourth year
Stone County Livestock and Forage Conference is Feb. 15
Symposium provides stocker management tips
Temple Grandin to speak at UW
Texas finds brucellosis-infected cattle herd
Vaccine developed for Newcastle disease
Wool Excellence Award given at ASI Convention

EDITOR

About-face on trade engagement
Decision on alfalfa is a positive sign
Producer takes issue with Avery commentary

COLUMNS

Herbicides approved for land management
Just a scoop full
Leaders not customers
New vaccine expands reproductive protection
Winter storms then and now
Zen and the art of painting

MARKETS

Above normal temps for January for most of state
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction report
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle summary
Denison feeder cattle auction
Dodge City cattle sales report
Drought continues throughout the state
Dry soil conditions hindering wheat
Dryland wheat needing moisture
Ericson cattle sales report
Faith livestock auction report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Grain market close
Grains had strong double-digit gains
Hay prices generally steady
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin cattle auction report
Kansas hay trade moderate
Lexington livestock market report
Most winter wheat rated in good, excellent condition
Newell sheep sales report
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock auction report
Precipitation welcome
Presho livestock auction report
Producers concerned with hay supplies
Salina cattle sales report
Springfield livestock market report
Superior video auction report
Tama feeder cattle auction report
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock cattle auction report
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Alfalfa Weevil Control Update Meeting set for Feb. 7 in Mentor, Kans.
Birth control darts aimed at controlling wild horse herd
PRF Pilot Insurance Program update set for Feb. 16
Workshops to cover pasture, pond management

FAMILY

4-H, Toyota producing educational film on water conservation
Abilene to host Farm-Ranch-Wildlife Expo
Build radon-resistant new home
Candy Valentine offerings for children to make
Caring for aging parents
Controlling nutgrass in lawns
Curbing the spending appetite
East Texas Turfgrass Conference set for Feb. 3
Eden has a truly unique facade
Emergency water supply essential during storm season
Fuel Up to Play 60 program promotes nutrition, physical activity
Meditation for 2-7-11
New resource provides tips on home energy
Okla. 4-H offers Master Volunteer Training
Researchers study genetics of bedbugs
River Valley Wildlife Seminar is Feb. 19
Seminar to highlight basic lawn care
Specialists say bird die-offs not that unusual
Start broccoli, cabbage seeds indoors now
Tasty wasy to your heart
Time to prune
Tree seedlings available
Tree, small fruit workshop set for March 3
Wildlife habitat incentive program extended
Windsor school digs into new composting program

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