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Friday, May 28,2010

Study proves no-till farming improves soil stability

by WLJ
A joint Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-multiuniversity study across the central Great Plains on the effects of more than 19 years of various tillage practices shows that no-till makes soil much more stable than plowed soil.

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Friday, May 28,2010

Methods available to estimate forage quality

by WLJ
Neutral detergent fiber (NDF) concentrations can help producers determine when to harvest alfalfa, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service dairy specialist J.W. Schroeder.

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Friday, May 28,2010

ARS researching camelina for biofuels

by WLJ
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have long-term studies underway to examine growing camelina as a bioenergy crop for producing jet fuel for the military and the aviation industry.

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Friday, May 28,2010

Hops help eliminate ammonia in ruminant waste

by WLJ
An Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist may have found a way to cut the amount of ammonia produced by cattle. To do it, hes using a key ingredient of the brewers art: hops.

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Friday, May 21,2010

Environmentalists attempt to block development in southeast Oregon

by Jason Campbell - WLJ Correspondent
As the push for wind power has increased nationwide, windmills have become a common sight on western horizons. Ranchers in various regions throughout the West now find themselves carefully weighing the option of leasing their land for wind development in order to increase

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Friday, May 21,2010

BEEF bits

by WLJ
First-quarter 2010 exports of U.S. beef increased 25 percent from 2009. This growth largely stems from the increasing U.S. sales in several Asian markets, namely in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Firstquarter 2010 exports to Japan and South Korea improved 30 and 9 percent, respectively, above yearearlier levels.

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Friday, May 21,2010

USDA matches landowners with beginning producers

by Chris Clayton - DTN
Trying to spur some new blood in farming and ranching, USDA rolled out a program recently to encourage retiring landowners with land leaving the Conservation Reserve Program to sell or rent that land to a beginning or socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher.

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Friday, May 21,2010

Arizona National Livestock Show Ambassador selected

by WLJ
Amanda Zamudio of Elfrida, AZ, was recently selected to serve as the 2011 Arizona National Livestock Show Ambassador. Zamudio begins her yearlong term in May. She is currently entering her senior year at the University of Arizona (UA) majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Agriculture Education.

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Friday, May 21,2010

Special use valuation eases the pain of land inflation

by DTN
Although the federal estate tax law is currently in congressional limbo, its still important to plan for your farms succession. For those who die in 2010, Congress has eliminated the federal estate taxjust for one year.

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Friday, May 21,2010

USDA makes cattle movement easier for majority of Michigan

by WLJ
The federal TB program recently relaxed the rules for movement in a TB Modified Accredited Advanced Zone (MAAZ) to provide free-movement of unaffected cattle herds. Until this order was signed, a bovine TB test was required on all MAAZ cattle before crossing a federal zonal boundary, even if they were not near TB-infected wildlife.

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