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ISSUE DATE: 02/23/2009

Conservation practiced for future generations

By Jennifer Bremer

Caring for the land through the use of ridge tillage and watershed programs as well as other conservation programs has helped Humboldt County, Iowa farmer Jay Lynch make his farm more sustainable for future generations.

Lynch farms about 600 acres in north central Iowa near Humboldt and believes in preserving the land through the use of practices such as ridge tillage.

"My dad has been using ridge tillage successfully for many years, so I have continued the practice," he said.


NEWS

2008 Missouri farms increase slightly in number
AFBF launches consumer website
Ag leadership program accepting applications through April 15
AgrAbility Day at the Capitol scheduled set for March 9
At National Farmers Convention '09, members approve ag policy positions
Bill would put rancher on Wildlife Commission
Caution: Economic downturn can erode relationships
Changes in the world of television
Checkoff funds ethanol co-product research
Committee holds tax exemption hearing for group that feeds American warriors
CPPRF Annual Coffee Shop meetings scheduled for February
Crop disaster program sign-up ends Feb. 27
EPA says egg producer broke Clean Water Act
Farm Bureau Leadership Conference Feb. 16 and 17
Farm numbers decline in 2008
Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days offers more than 37 topics
GianCarlo Moschini named chair of ISU economics department
Governor's forum on agriculture focuses on labor, technology and the future of ag
Kremer lauds new ag director
K-State, USDA develop online risk management library
Leopold Conservation Award seeks nominees
MFBF president makes statement regarding failure of HB 253
More women working on Kansas farms
New AgriLife Extension agent named for Lipscomb County
New tools aid arid-land water management
Official: Scheme at Iowa lab may have lasted years
OSU researchers make breakthrough against poxviruses
Peanut Co. owner refuses to testify to Congress
Petition circulated against Evansville wind farm
Rabobank sees growth for agricultural commodities
Saving, spending tips can help build financial security
Scientists aim to spike pest's biochemical punch bowl
Secretary Salazar launches ethics reform initiative in meeting with Minerals Management Service empl
Senator Roberts continues service to Kansas on key committees
Texas peanut producers brace for impact of salmonella outbreak
Tiahrt says Plains farmers need to get Vilsack's attention
U.S. relies on states for food safety inspections
USDA announces fiscal year 2009 sign-up for $20 million in conservation innovation grants
USDA asks farmers to show their stewardship
USDA to measure the economic status of agriculture
USDA to survey farmers' planting intentions for 2009
UW CES educator earns state community development honor

CROPS

Baucus given wheat's highest public service award
Colorado Wine Industry's 2008 Restaurant Recognition Award Winners announced
Conservation practiced for future generations
Corn and soybean growers share on-farm research
Corn board to meet March 4
Cotton still a viable option in High Plains
County yields to be released soon
Crop rotation is an important part of a no-till production system
Entries being taken for corn demonstration plot
Fertilizer prices and availability for 2009
HPWD Board approves Phase Two rule amendments with revisions
Irrigation conference adding industry speakers to updates on research, equipment, hot issues
KSU Ag Profitability Conference set for Garden City Feb. 27
Lawmakers propose tax credit for chile farmers
MIRI method reduces water use in rice field tests
Multi-tasking canola- California miracle crop?
NCGA: Corn ethanol is here today to fuel U.S. economy now
Nebraskans among National Sorghum leaders in Washington D.C.
New generation of glyphosate resistance traits improves weed management
New secretary of agriculture speaks to U.S. Wheat, NAWG boards
New test speeds triclosan detection in water
Organic conferences to meet in Las Cruces Feb. 27 to 28
Precision technology workshop will show farmers how to boost profits
Registration now open for the Ethanol 2009- Emerging Issues Forum
Remediated water expands irrigation options
Report: Crop inputs will continue to pressure margins in 2009
Seed quality top issue in stored grains
Shift in weed spectrum triggers change
Soybean Commisison sets March 18 meeting
Soybean producers receive recognition
Time to go nuts--annual pecan conference set for Las Cruces
Understanding nature key part of solving stream erosion concern
Upper Arkansas WRAPS, CREP meetings set for March
USGC: U.S. farmers likely to maintain market share
Water symposium could help answer questions
Webcast Feb. 20 will provide tips on conserving nitrogen in fee
Wheat association announces educational events
Wyoming farm numbers unchanged from 2007

LIVESTOCK

35th Annual Southeast Colorado Bull Test completes 77 days
Angus champions named at 2009 Iowa sale
Bill denies local livestock regulation
Bronze and Silver Pins awarded to Kelsey Pfeiffer
China kills 13,000 fowl after bird flu outbreak
China reports second bird flu death this year
Controlling predators and nuisance animals
Corner Post Package generates $6,500 for Limousin juniors
Dairy farmers facing 'incredibly difficult circumstances'
Elk City teen earns Junior Bronze and Silver awards
Gelbvieh Board approves aggressive policy to eliminate AM gene
Groundbreaking set for Tarleton dairy
Jacob Steph earns Junior Bronze and Silver Pins
Montana Gelbvieh promoter inducted into Gelbvieh Hall of Fame
National Poultry Museum grand opening May 8
NCBA- PLC applauds rejection of petition to ban predator control tools
Oregon sheep man elected ASI secretary/treasurer
'PorkBridge' Continuing Education Series allows swine producers
Restructuring the beef business
Shorthorn Show held during 2009 NWSS
ShorthornPlus cattle shown at NWSS
Sioux County producer wins 2008 Master Pork Producer Award
Stockgrowers thank Johnson, Thune for FMD bill
Texas sheepman takes the helm at ASI
UW study says Wyoming predator management program cost effectiv
Windbreaks important for livestock protection

EDITOR

Field trip
Troubled waters
When in doubt, punt

COLUMNS

Companies reach milestone in CLEARFIELD System
I'm ready for an electronic identification chip
Just a scoop full
Just a scoop full
Krause 5635 Field Cultivator
Leader, front and center
mucker Manufacturing, Inc., digital wireless technology
Winter: A season of rest and preparation

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock sales report
Amarillo cattle sales report
Amarillo livestock sales
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock auction summary report
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado cattle sales report
Dalhart livestock sales report
Denison cattle sales report
Denison feeder cattle sale
Dodge City livestock sales report
Dunlap cattle auction report
Dunlap feeder cattle sale
Ericson cattle sales report
Ericson livestock sales report
Faith livestock sales report
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Georgia cattle auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary report
Grain bids sharply lower
Grain market close
Hay demand depends on area
Hay trading slow to moderate
High Plains slaughter news
Huron cattle sales report
Joplin livestock sales report
Lexington livestock sales
McAlester livestock auction report
McAlester livestock market report
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
North Arkansas livestock sales report
OKC West livestock auction report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Presho livestock sales report
Salina cattle auction report
Sioux Falls feeder pigs
Sioux Falls sheep sales
South Central direct sheep
Springfield livestock sales
St. Joseph feeder pigs
St. Onge livestock sales
Texhoma cattle sales report
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Watertown cattle sales report
West Plains regional cattle sales
Woodward livestock sales report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Hay bales go up in flames on moving Nebraska truck
Range and pasture management workshop Feb. 24

FAMILY

Be wary of Formosan termites during post-hurricane reconstruction, experts say
Become a Native Plant Master
Birds for beginners
Burchfield, Kelln named OYE Scholarship finalists
Canopy cover provides practical clue to plants' thirst
Conservation tactics to help fish and wildlife thrive featured in new bibliography
Convenient Slow Cooker Meals
Find, control borers in stone-fruit, ornamental trees soon
For Valentine's Day, nothing says "love" like onions
Garden classes sprouting up
Kansas 4-H'ers trying out legislative skills
Kansas youth compete at 2009 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest
Meditation for 2-23-09
Mental health first aid
National FFA Organization seeks New Century Farmers
New green leaf lettuce leaves leafminers in the lurch
Nottinghill has fabulous features
Oklahoma Gardening gearing up for 34th season
Programs pay farmers to help prairie chickens
Rise and dine
Scientists are "blown away" by blustery research
Two, four, six, eight--let's go out and pollinate!
Upcoming KSU horticultural events
Youth camp provides outdoor learning experience

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