Extension Ag Update
December 2008
Articles Research Resources Internet Links Ag Facts Education

Internet Links

Research, Education, and Economics Information System (REEIS)
www.reeis.usda.gov/portal/page?_pageid=193,1&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
This the source of information on the research, education and extension programs, projects and activities of the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its partner institutions.  The latest version adds additional data sources, opens data to Google Search and provides for extended data analysis. REEIS offers information ranging from agricultural and forestry research projects, to state accomplishment reports, statistics on funding, publications, institutions, faculties and students.

Fire and Grazing
www.nrem.iastate.edu/research/patchburn/index.html
A new Web site in Iowa State's Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management explores restoration of the fire-grazing interaction from which the North American prairie ecosystem evolved. Called patch-burn grazing, fire is applied to discrete portions of the landscape and grazers focus their activities on recently burned patches while avoiding unburned areas. The Leopold Center Ecology Initiative supports several projects related to this approach.

State Law Clearinghouse
http://nationalaglawcenter.org/reporter/clearinghouse/
Within the last month, Right-To-Farm, Climate Change, and Biofuels statutory citations, bringing the total to eight statutory compilations. 

Pricing Forages in the Field
https://www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/crops/html/a1-65.html
This site includes a method for estimating corn silage value