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ISSUE DATE: 02/10/2014

Agriculture's toolbox overflows with useful mobile apps

If you grow, sell or buy grain, there is an app for that. If you raise, buy, or sell an animal of any shape, breed or species, there is an app for that. If you grow organic vegetables or love antique tractors, there is an app for that.

Smartphones, with the addition of agriculture-related apps, have become one of the most useful pieces of equipment on many farms and ranches today. It is not unusual for farmers and ranchers to use their smartphones more than their laptop computers in the process of making daily decisions.


NEWS

5 things to know about the massive farm bill
60th annual 3i Show planned
Be fire weather aware
Combating poverty in Kansas
Cupid's arrow may have an ag base in the heartland
Escalating propane costs, lesser prairie-chicken on minds of lawmakers, constituents
In other agribusiness news...
Invest in consistent employee training
Kansas assumes food inspections in Sedgwick County
Kansas assumes food inspections in Sedgwick County
Kansas farm-to-preschool program seeks more funding
KDA to inspect Sedgwick County locations
Nebraska gets $1.2M for Educational Service Units
New Mexico Ag Expo to feature discussion of ag apps
Registration open for Big Rural Brainstorm
Rural Development delivers $20M through business programs to rural Nebraska
Senate passes farm bill
State of Missouri Agriculture event highlights importance of ag industry to state's economy
State of Missouri Agriculture event highlights importance of ag industry to state's economy
The sweatheart's treats are also found here
USDA announces investments in businesses, rural economic development
USDA announces winners of the 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum Student Diversity Program
Vilsack announces funding for projects to boost rural electric grid efficiency, reliability
What's in the farm bill?

CROPS

3i Show issues call for concessions
Advancements in Row Crop Management session planned
Agriculture's toolbox overflows with useful mobile apps
Better hay bale yard management saves money, minimizes waste
Biodiesel industry celebrates record production, eyes federal policy during conference
Center pivot irrigation management short course Feb. 12
Channel committed to seed representatives
Commodity Commission ballots mailed to producers
Crop Management School set Feb. 27 in Garden City
Emerald ash borer survey locates more areas with infested ash trees in Boulder
Enrollment now open for OSU's 2014 grape management course
Evaluating cold injury to wheat in Kansas
Farm Estate and Succession Planning Workshop set for March 1
Grain bin safety week sessions set
Herbicide resistant Palmer amaranth weeds show fitness, persistence
Homeowners' Guide to Choosing, Planting and Caring for Landscape Trees session offered
In the field, the right flower arrangement can improve organic pest control
'Intro to Futures and Options' workshop offered at 6 Panhandle locations
Kansas Commodity Classic just around the corner
Kansas NRCS announces Ogallala Aquifer Initiative
K-State Research and Extension events planned
KSU Agronomy Day set Feb. 20
KSU Agronomy Day set Feb. 20
March 1 deadline for Nebraskans seeking seat on United Soybean Board
Minneapolis corn grower works to enhance industry communication
More than 37 sessions at Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days
New Mexico Ag Expo schedule of events
New Mexico Ag Expo to feature Herbicide Updates for the High Plains
NSP announces yield and management contest winners
Ornamental, turfgrass conference set Feb. 18 in Amarillo
Potatoes could step up performance under climate change pressure
Progress made on controlling sclerotinia
Project seeks cropping systems that profit farmers, provide food and fuel and scrub carbon out of th
Roberts, Moran announce USDA disaster declaration for 37 Kansas counties
Soil stabilizer can boost efficiency
Strong basis continues despite big supplies
Waiting to correct soil pH can decrease yields

LIVESTOCK

Advancing the Green Horse session planned
Animal Agriculture Alliance launches new website
Appointments complete KLA stockgrowers council executive committee
Black Hereford breeders invite cattle producers to show and sale
Brangus Association elects new board members
Catfish industry embraces USDA pond management research
Collaboration improves genomic selection for the Jersey breed
Colorado Agri-Women to host annual meeting, farm tour Feb. 15
Dairy panel examines future of industry at National Farmers Convention
Delivering vaccines chicks can gobble up
Discussion will look at cattle health and nutrition
Donor offers to continue matching Stout Center contributions
Farm Bureau members awarded civic leadership scholarships
Gelbvieh Pen Show tradition continues at NWSS
Grazing Improvement Act passes U.S. House of Representatives
Hays meeting to cover transition of heifer into cow herd
High Plains Ag Lab annual research update is Feb. 13
Holiday roast campaign heats up online
Kansas Farm Bureau honors tradition, heritage of family farms
KLA to have annual legislative lunch, meeting, dinner
Mile High Night Hereford Sale grosses $1.1M
Moms favor daughters in dairy study
MU Extension offers beekeeping classes
MU researcher looking to reduce hog odor
New Mexico Ag Expo set for Feb. 18-19 in Portales
NILE Scholarships now available
OPSU announces final performance test results; bull sale set for Feb. 24
Pet Animal Advisory Board to meet Feb. 12
Plane crashes near Nashville
Producer support of the beef checkoff highest in 21 years
Rangeland Internship Program now recruiting for summer 2014
Selecting replacement heifers, cost management top agenda at Little Red River Cattle Conference
State veterinarian reminds producers of new reporting requirements for trichomoniasis
Time to evaluate udder soundness
UNL Beekeeping Class offered in North Platte Feb. 15
Volunteer leaders sought for ASI councils
White City rancher featured in commercial
Working with stock dogs

EDITOR

A graph is worth a thousand words
Costly miscalculations
Different states of mind

COLUMNS

California school recipient of water efficiency grant
Finally! A farm bill
Grain cart system, machines can share data
How to avoid hunger and human oppression
Irrigation company offers management application
Livestock interests fighting themselves over COOL rule
Researchers develop custom product testing
Snow will be helpful to producers

MARKETS

Above normal temps during January Wyoming
Amarillo livestock sales summary
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dry conditions prevail for January Kansas
Dry weather pushes soil moisture levels down Nebraska
Ericson livestock auction report
Georgia livestock auction report
Grain market close
Hay trade, movement remain slow
High Plains slaughter news report
January mild during first half Montana
Joplin livestock auction report
Lexington livestock auction report
Mixed weather bag for January South Dakota
Most hay selling steady
Mostly below normal temps for state Iowa
Newell sheep sales report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Salina livestock auction report
Soybeans, wheat see sharp gains
Springfield livestock market report
Texas Direct feeder cattle summary
Tulsa livestock sales report
Woodward livestock auction report

RANGE

New monitoring systems on the horizon for rangelands

FAMILY

All-American selections add interest to home gardens and landscapes
Aspartame considered safe for general population
Biking Across Kansas tour begins June 7; registration now open
Biking Across Kansas tour begins June 7; registration now open
Columbus combines traditional, modern
Create a savings habit during America Saves Week
Cupid's kitchen
Drink up: Choose water first for thirst
February is American Heart Month
Garden tips for February
Get creative with paint, pallets and more
Meditation
Plant bulbs for early spring color
Planting calendar useful when starting vegetable seeds indoors
Reducing inflammation and feeling better could be as close as your next meal
'Somewhat Homemade' Cooking School planned
Start planning now for spring gardening
Weed scientists recommend smart shopping when selecting new flowers, shrubs

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