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Additional Disaster Payments For 2009 Iowa Soybeans, Chad Hart Oct 2010

Additional Disaster Payments For 2009 Iowa Soybeans, Chad Hart

Integrated Crop Management News

USDA has announced additional disaster payments for the 2009 crop year via the Crop Assistance Program (CAP). Payments will be made to producers of rice, upland cotton, sweet potatoes and soybeans in counties that received Secretarial disaster designations in 2009 for excessive moisture or related conditions. In Iowa, 30 counties qualify for the payments, see the list of counties and map below.


Dairy Goats, Mike Duffy, Jodi Calvert Oct 2010

Dairy Goats, Mike Duffy, Jodi Calvert

Extension and Outreach Publications

This fact sheet is a special project of the Leopold Center Policy Initiative and ISU Beginning Farmer Center. It is designed to give producers an idea about alternative enterprises that might work in their operation with regard to level of knowledge, capital and other factors.


Christmas Trees, Mike Duffy, Jodi Calvert Oct 2010

Christmas Trees, Mike Duffy, Jodi Calvert

Extension and Outreach Publications

This fact sheet is a special project of the Leopold Center Policy Initiative and ISU Beginning Farmer Center. It is designed to give producers an idea about alternative enterprises that might work in their operation with regard to level of knowledge, capital and other factors.


Marketing Year Prices Cancel Acre Payments In Iowa, Chad Hart, William M. Edwards Oct 2010

Marketing Year Prices Cancel Acre Payments In Iowa, Chad Hart, William M. Edwards

Integrated Crop Management News

Following the completion of the 2009/10 marketing year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its final monthly price estimates for corn and soybeans. Over the September through August marketing year the national average price for corn was $3.55 per bushel. This is $.51 less than the average price during the 2008/09 marketing year of $4.06 per bushel. For soybeans, the 2009/10 national average price was $9.60 per bushel, which is $.37 lower than the previous year’s average price of $9.97 per bushel.


An Examination Of Methods: Hand Picking Red Crabs And Keeping Them Alive On Shore, Dan Kauffman, Bob Fisher Oct 2010

An Examination Of Methods: Hand Picking Red Crabs And Keeping Them Alive On Shore, Dan Kauffman, Bob Fisher

Reports

No abstract provided.


Cellulosic Ethanol: The Benifits, Obstacles, And Implications For Nebraska, Cassidee Lin Thompson Apr 2010

Cellulosic Ethanol: The Benifits, Obstacles, And Implications For Nebraska, Cassidee Lin Thompson

Environmental Studies Undergraduate Student Theses

Abstract Ethanol is a biofuel that has unique capabilities to mitigate global climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously supporting rural economies and decreasing the United States’ dependence on foreign oil. Currently, the state of Nebraska depends on corn ethanol, which may be unsustainable. Cellulosic ethanol is a promising alternative but it is not without its problems, including high production costs and potential environmental damage. This thesis is an attempt to understand the benefits, downfalls, and processes of corn-based and cellulosic ethanol and the potential implications to Nebraska. This research should shed some light on the current obstacles ...


Crop Insurance Decisions Related To Delayed And Prevented Planting, William M. Edwards Mar 2010

Crop Insurance Decisions Related To Delayed And Prevented Planting, William M. Edwards

Integrated Crop Management News

In some years cold weather or frequent rains prevent tillage and planting from being completed as early as desired to achieve optimum yields. When this happens some adjustments may be made to the amount of coverage provided by Multiple Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) as well as other types of crop insurance. These adjustments are subject to revision each year by the Risk Management Agency and crop insurance vendors.


Projected Demand For Iowa Crops, Chad E. Hart Mar 2010

Projected Demand For Iowa Crops, Chad E. Hart

Integrated Crop Management News

Demand for Iowa crops has been helped by outside influences, especially the recovery in energy prices. Ethanol margins have moved above breakeven and support for biofuels has been boosted by the substantial rise in crude oil prices over the past year. The energy price recovery has helped ethanol margins remain positive over the past several months. Biofuels continue to see support from higher energy prices.


Nonsolar Energy Use And One-Hundred-Year Global Warming Potential Of Iowa Swine Feedstuffs And Feeding Strategies, Peter J. Lammers, M. Douglas Kenealy, James B. Kliebenstein, Jay D. Harmon, Matthew J. Helmers, Mark S. Honeyman Mar 2010

Nonsolar Energy Use And One-Hundred-Year Global Warming Potential Of Iowa Swine Feedstuffs And Feeding Strategies, Peter J. Lammers, M. Douglas Kenealy, James B. Kliebenstein, Jay D. Harmon, Matthew J. Helmers, Mark S. Honeyman

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Demand for nonsolar energy and concern about the implications of fossil fuel combustion have encouraged examination of energy use associated with agriculture. The United States is a global leader in pig production, and the United States swine industry is centered in Iowa. Feed is the largest individual input in pig production, but the energy consumption of the Iowa swine feed production chain has yet to be critically examined. This analysis examines nonsolar energy use and resulting 100-yr global warming potential (GWP) associated with the swine feed production chain, beginning with cultivation of crops and concluding with diet formulation. The nonsolar ...


Vermont's Dairy Sector: Is There A Sustainable Future For The 800 Lb. Gorilla?, Bob Parsons Jan 2010

Vermont's Dairy Sector: Is There A Sustainable Future For The 800 Lb. Gorilla?, Bob Parsons

Opportunities for Agriculture Working Paper Series

Key Questions

  • Will the organic sector resume its previous prolific growth or will it stagnate?
  • The growth in artisan cheese presents an opportunity for a few farmers, but will it continue?
  • How does the interest in local foods affect Vermont’s dairy sector?
  • Will the interest in raw milk present a future option for dairy farmers?


Department Of Economics Publication List 2010, Penny Stover Jan 2010

Department Of Economics Publication List 2010, Penny Stover

Economics Pamphlet Series

This compilation lists published works authored by Department of Economics faculty members and other staff working on projects funded through the Department of Economics. Publications resulting from their research and academic activities are indexed by author at the end of this pamphlet for easy access by the public. The articles were published between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009.


Beginning And Mid-Size Farm Bill Analysis: Policy Option Development And Education Initiative, Michael Duffy, Tracy Bruckner Jan 2010

Beginning And Mid-Size Farm Bill Analysis: Policy Option Development And Education Initiative, Michael Duffy, Tracy Bruckner

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

The needs of beginning mid-size farmers were considered in light of current farm programs and beginning farmer initiatives. Policy options were developed for a new approach to assisting these under-served groups.


Modeling The Economic Impact Of Feral Swine-Transmitted Foot-And- Mouth Disease: A Case Study From Missouri, Tyler Cozzens, Karen Gebhardt, Stephanie A. Shwiff, Mark W. Lutman, Kerri Pedersen, Seth Swafford Jan 2010

Modeling The Economic Impact Of Feral Swine-Transmitted Foot-And- Mouth Disease: A Case Study From Missouri, Tyler Cozzens, Karen Gebhardt, Stephanie A. Shwiff, Mark W. Lutman, Kerri Pedersen, Seth Swafford

USDA National Wildlife Research Center - Staff Publications

Invasive feral swine combine a number of characteristics (e.g., high mobility, high fecundity, destructive behavior, reservoir of diseases, etc.) that make them one of the most serious wildlife threats to American agriculture. Additionally, feral swine are susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) infection and could play a significant role in spreading and maintaining FMD if it was introduced to the U.S. Outbreaks of FMD also have devastating economic impacts and cause the loss of billions of dollars to the agricultural economy. Problems associated with spread and control would be exacerbated if FMD was contracted and spread by feral swine ...


Value Of Clearfield Rice: An Agronomic And Economic Approach, Tyler Paul Carlson Jan 2010

Value Of Clearfield Rice: An Agronomic And Economic Approach, Tyler Paul Carlson

LSU Master's Theses

Field studies were conducted in Crowley, Louisiana and Stoneville, Mississippi in drill seeded rice to evaluate weed control, yield, and economical returns with imazethapyr programs. Red rice (Oryza sativa) and barnyardgrass (Echinochloa crus-galli) was evaluated with imazethapyr applied alone at various rates and application timings. Imazethapyr, averaged across rate, controlled red rice 89% and barnyardgrass 90% when the initial application of imazethapyr was applied at emergence followed by (fb) a second application of imazethapyr two weeks after the initial application. While imazethapyr, averaged across timing, showed no differences for red rice and barnyardgrass control. Yield and economical returns were maximized ...


An Economic Analysis Of The Costs Of Alternative Sugarcane Fallow Weed Control Programs, José Rodolfo Mite Cáceres Jan 2010

An Economic Analysis Of The Costs Of Alternative Sugarcane Fallow Weed Control Programs, José Rodolfo Mite Cáceres

LSU Master's Theses

Economic research was conducted to present estimates of costs per acre associated with fallow sugarcane weed control programs for Louisiana in 2010. The 2010 projected costs are associated with the various phases of sugarcane fallow using different machinery, implements, and weed control practices followed by most growers in the main sugarcane production area of Louisiana. For bermudagrass and johnsongrass weed control treatments, the herbicides applied were Roundup Original Max at 46 oz/A, generic glyphosate at 64 oz/A, DuPont K4 60DG, Trifluralin 4EC at 4 qt/A, and EPTC at 3.5 pt/A. Purple nutsedge weed control treatments ...