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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Former NFL player talks ag

by Chris Clayton - DTN
Brown spoke last Wednesday morning at the Ag Issues Forum hosted by Bayer CropScience, an event that coincides with Commodity Classic. Brown told a packed ballroom of journalists, bloggers and public-affairs people he believes farming is one of the better ways to reach youth and show them the importance of helping others with life’s necessities.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

UC Davis leads new effort to enhance health with functional annotation of animal genomes

by WLJ
The UC Davis team is led by Functional Genomicist Huaijun Zhou, an associate professor and Chancellor’s Fellow in the Department of Animal Science. The researchers will focus on the genomes of the chicken, cow and pig, which make up the largest meat-producing industries in the United States.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Checkoff supports beef preparation education

by WLJ
Beef is a versatile protein option, but it can also be confusing knowing how to prepare different cuts to achieve optimal flavor and tenderness. Culinary students at Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI) will soon have the opportunity to learn about beef preparation from the pros, thanks to support from the Beef Checkoff Program.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Beef builds up in freezers

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
At 490.94 million pounds of beef in cold storage as of Jan. 31, beef stocks are up 14 percent compared to the prior year. Though boneless beef makes up roughly 90 percent of all the beef in freezers, both the volume of boneless beef and beef cuts rose 14 percent.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

UNL study characterizes genetic resistance to wheat disease

by WLJ
Though reports of stem rust date back to biblical plagues and ancient Greece, plant breeders successfully combated the disease by introducing rustresistant cultivars in the mid-20th century. Stem rust epidemics largely faded until 1999, when a mutated strain—Ug99— emerged in the east African country of Uganda.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Purdue researcher in project to lessen impact of soybean plant disease

by WLJ
Most Indiana soybean fields had some level of the disease last year, the most severe since 2010, noted Kiersten Wise, an associate professor of plant pathology. Even though the disease reduced yields, Indiana soybean farmers still produced a record crop last year, at 307.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Texas A&M AgriLife Annual Ram Performance Test Field Day

by WLJ
Dr. Dan Waldron, AgriLife Research Geneticist at San Angelo and the test’s coordinator, said the purpose of the test remains the same, with the Rambouillet rams offered during the afternoon auction tested and ready to make a positive genetic influence on ewes managed by breeders working to improve their flocks.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill privately without fanfare

by DTN
Obama offered no indication of whether he’ll eventually issue a permit for the pipeline, the construction of which has become a flashpoint in the U.S. debate about environmental policy and climate change.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Americans spend just under 10 percent of their incomes on food

by WLJ
Between 1960 and 2007, the share of disposable personal income spent on total food by Americans fell from 17.5 to 9.6 percent, as the share of income spent on food at home fell. The share of income spent on food purchased in grocery stores and other retailers declined from 14.

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Tuesday, March 3,2015

Spray pesticide drift danger

by DTN
“A bad inversion day is the absolute worst time to spray,” Thostenson said. Avoiding temperature inversions during the spray season is challenging even for professional sprayers, but researchers are slowly gathering more information about how they work and how growers can avoid them.

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