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2015 March 3
What is the purpose of the horse? To do work for us? To feed us? To provide us companionship? Some might say it’s not for man to decide; the horse has a purpose of its own right, beyond human use or enjoyment. By that reasoning, the horse should be allowed to live in peace, unbridled and unfenced by mankind.
by WLJ
2015 March 3
With spring planting soon to get underway, a new guide developed by an agronomist from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State University is available to help growers identify weeds in order to manage them before they take over.


by WLJ
2015 March 3
Long-term research by University of California (UC) Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) scientists has documented the capacity for farmland in the San Joaquin Valley managed with conservation practices to sequester carbon, results that could give farmers a seat at the carbon trading table.


by WLJ
2015 March 3
Stenholm, who spoke at the forum, told the audience agriculture “is extremely fortunate” to have U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) as Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture, praising his efforts for agriculture in the Southwest and U.S. as a whole. Conaway was also in attendance at the forum and addressed attendees.


by DTN
2015 March 3
In an extraordinary display of unity, 392 farm, nutrition and conservation groups have written to the chairmen and ranking members of Congressional Budget Committees urging no cuts in any programs under the jurisdiction of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees.
2015 March 3
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.
by WLJ
2015 March 3
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.
by WLJ
2015 March 3
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.


by WLJ
2015 March 3
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.
by WLJ
2015 March 3
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.
by DTN
2015 March 3
“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.
by DTN
2015 March 3
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the Senate Agriculture Committee last Tuesday that he monitors the rate of sign-up for the new farm programs for crops on a daily basis.
by WLJ
2015 March 3
With deadlines set for enrollment in the 2014 Farm Bill’s crop programs in March, farmers have only a few weeks left to make decisions about key farm safety net decisions, said a farm policy expert in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State University.
by WLJ
2015 March 3
Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Jason Weller announced that the USDA is offering a renewal option through Tuesday, March 31, 2015 for eligible agricultural producers and forest landowners with expiring Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contracts.
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