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 February, 2010                                                                                                         Volume1 Issue 2

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James Barnhill - Weber

Lyle Holmgren - Box Elder

Clark Israelsen - Cache
Mike Pace - Box Elder
Darrell Rothlisberger - Rich
Scott Williams - Cache
Lyle Holmgren - Box Elder
USU Welcomes New Extension Agronomist, Earl Creech
Earl CreechUtah State University Extension would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Earl Creech, our new Extension Agronomist.   More... 
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Meetings and events...
Northern Utah Crop Management Schools Scheduled
Cache                   February 23, BATC, Logan, UT
Weber                   Februry 24, Weber County Extension, Ogden, UT  
Northern Utah Cattlemens' Meetings Scheduled
Rich                      February 3 - Rich County Senior Center
Box Elder              February 25 - Tremonton City Senior Center
Beef Cattle Field Day  February 9 -  Harmon Conference Center, BYU
Soil Conservation Districts' Bare-root Tree Sales
Box Elder Districts
Cache Districts 

News and information...
Marketing grain using cash contracts is widely used and understood among grain producers but other marketing choices such as basis, hedge-to-arrive and minimum price contracts are gaining popularity.  There are advantages and disadvantages to each of these methods.  More...
Northern Utah Alfalfa Nutrient Survey 
Determining the nutrient needs of a crop is essential to maintaining production at economic levels. More...
Can You Afford to Fertilize?
Somewhat lower fertilizer prices are expected this growing season but can farmers afford to rebuild the nutrient levels in their soil? More...
Soil Tests Can Save You Money 
Guessing about the amount of phosphorus, potassium or the micro-nutrients your crop can be a costly choice.  A soil test can take much of the guess work out of your fertilizing decisionsMore...
Northern Utah Fertilizer Price Survey
Fertilizer prices change on a regular basis. This survey reports prices for several types of fertilizer in Northern Utah. More... 
The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) is a hosting a FREE, voluntary pesticide disposal program. Licensed hazardous waste disposal companies, under contract with the state, will pick up the pesticides and destroy them.  More... 
Dairy Situation and Outlook  
This is an interesting look at the national dairy outlook by Cornell Professor Andrew Novakovic.  More... 
2010 Crop Enterprise Budgets
Interesting links...
President Obama Announces Export Initiative 
Best Regards,
The Aglink Team 
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