ARTICLES BY APRIL ALLEN
Making disaster aid work harder By: 01/21/2013 @ 4:07pm

Now that disaster designations have been determined, the USDA considers over 600 counties across the nation primary or contiguous natural disaster areas due to drought and heat. The Farm Service Agency (FSA)…

Farm policy & farmland ownership By: 01/21/2013 @ 3:14pm

Is policy the answer to the many questions posed by today's struggling economy?Dr. Barry Flinchbaugh is positive on the economy in general, but says something needs to be done soon, if not now.“The…

Ag student group creates social media plan By: 01/16/2013 @ 10:55am

Social media once again is taking center stage as an effective way to communicate for an agricultural group. Animal Agriculture Alliance’s advocacy scholarship program, College Aggies Online (CAO), is going…

Balance key to a healthy horse ration By: 01/11/2013 @ 10:32am

Horses have a lot of specific care needs, and this can sometimes be costly. Luckily, there are ways to cut costs by taking preventative action.  One easy way to keep your horse out of the veterinarian’s…

Officials roll out Gulf Hypoxia project By: 01/11/2013 @ 8:19am

Officials in the Corn Belt have announced a new plan to slow a growing problem in the Gulf of Mexico.The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, a project by the Iowa Department of Agriculture, uses science and…

Cropping strategies that lessen drought symptoms By: 01/08/2013 @ 1:51pm

You won’t be able to avoid it if the drought stretches into this year’s crop season. But, the effects can be lessened with some preparation, says a University of Missouri plant scientist…

Cutting your farm's energy costs By: 01/04/2013 @ 11:29am

With input costs largely moving only one direction these days, any way to cut back on the largest farm cost -- energy -- can make a big difference to your farm's bottom line. Doing so can happen via…

Crop input cost predictions By: 01/02/2013 @ 2:05pm

Look forward to spending more money this year with some bigger profits to follow. Ohio State University ag economist Barry Ward says, "Input costs have increased from last year, but high crop future prices for…

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