CropVillage update for December 29, 2009, Monitoring and Managing: The 2009 Crop


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CropVillage Conversations
  • CropVillage 0197 MP3 fileHow Will Carbon Legislation Affect Various Ag Segments?: A group of Kansas State researchers evaluated several reviews of the House bill dealing with climate change and carbon credit markets to determine which segments of agriculture could be most affected. Research assistant Bill Golden shares the results.
  • CropVillage 0196 MP3 fileMonitoring and Managing: The 2009 Crop: Iowa State's Dr. Charlie Hurburgh discusses the issues producers must face in dealing with a wet crop along with storage concerns and handling suggestions as he talks with Doug Cooper.
  • CropVillage 0195 MP3 fileCargill Crop Insurance Good Fit With CAMS Marketing Program: Cargill AgHorizon's Kyle Keupker discusses the crop insurance program rolled out by Cargill and how it fits with Cargill AgHorizons Marketing Services (CAMS).
CropVillage Headliners
  • Link to blogShould You Require Your Latino Employees To Speak Only English At Work?: by Orlando Gil "We are in America, %^&* it, they should speak English!!!" This is what a farm manager told me sometime ago as he complained about his newly hired Latino employees speaking Spanish at work and him and other employees not being able to understand what they were saying…
CropVillage Conference Connection
  • Twenty-Ten kick start on events: Here is a short list of events to keep an eye on.
    • AFBF 91st Annual Meeting Jan. 10-13, 2010 Seattle, WA. Interested In Attending the AFBF 91st Annual Meeting? Members must register through their state Farm Bureau office to attend the AFBF annual meeting. Many state Farm Bureaus offer group travel arrangements. If you’re not sure who to contact, find your state Farm Bureau.
    • Ag Connect Expo 2010 Jan. 13-15, 2010, Orlando, FL. Introducing a world-class event that brings together the very latest in equipment, technology and ideas from all areas of agriculture production—all around the globe. Registration and event details available.
    • International Poultry Expo Jan. 27-29, 2010, Atlanta, GA. The International Poultry Expo has information and displays representing the entire "All Feather" industry. Poultry and egg research, education, communications and technical services will be on display.
    • Iowa Pork Congress Jan. 27-28, 2010, Des Moines, IA. Who should attend? Producers, contractors, feeders, students, consultants... Anyone interested in the swine industry.
    • Cattle Industry Annual Convention & NCBA Trade Show Jan. 27-30, 2010, San Antonio, TX. "Its a good opportunity to interact with members of the livestock industry and to become more informed on a variety of topics of interest."

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