Sunday, February 19, 2017

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U.S. farmers planted the second lowest number of winter wheat acres on record and 10 percent fewer acres than 2016-2017.
Hereford calf

An estimated 5,000 attended the Hereford sale, as 30 lots grossed $548,750 for an average of $18,292
Fracking Fluid Management

Penn State University’s Marcellus center reports between 5 and 25 percent of the cost to drill and develop a shale well is in managing the fluids.
soil science logos

The American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America , and the Crop Science Society of America) sent an open letter Jan. 30 to President Donald Trump, asking that he “protect and defend the scientific integrity of federal scientists.”
Money

A complaint, filed by Ronald and Joetta Hale, of Lisbon, Ohio, alleges Chesapeake Energy Corp. and others have underpaid oil and gas royalties to the tune of $9 million.
Cattle on pasture.

Dairy graziers gather for annual conference, learn about what it takes to maintain a good pasture.

Taken from more than 22,000 miles away, GOES-16 offers rapid and striking imagery of the planet and its weather, giving researchers an unprecedented look for weather forecast applications.
holstein record Ever-Green-View My Gold-ET

A Holstein cow in Wisconsin, Ever-Green-View My Gold-ET, has set a new single-lactation national milk production record: a 365-day record of 77,480 pounds of milk.
Sellman family

The Sellman family has built a sustainable farming business out of direct marketing meat, which is now found in retail stores.
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