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Kuhn Krause, Inc. is proud to introduce its new brand and product identity. Beginning in April, 2012, Kuhn Krause will change the paint color of Kuhn Krause-brand products to Kuhn Red.

This move is intended to strengthen and unify the Kuhn and Kuhn Krause brands through the Kuhn color and graphics. Several of these new machines will be on display at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, February 15-18, 2012.

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A newly launched website, Keep Families Farming, allows individual farmers, as well as organizations, to register their concerns about the Labor Department's youth labor proposal.

DOL last year announced it was considering amending the department's regulations concerning agricultural jobs that are off-limits to minors.

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From Nebraska to Ohio and down to the Bootheel of Missouri, more than 1,000 farmers, retailers and crop consultants attended seven Respect the Rotation™ events throughout the Midwest this summer.

There they saw firsthand the impact glyphosate-resistant waterhemp, Palmer amaranth, giant ragweed and kochia can have on their profits. Attendees left ready to make a change on their own farms.

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020912_usdaFarmers and water managers may soon have an online tool to help them assess drought and irrigation impacts on water use and crop development, thanks to the work of two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists.

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists Martha Anderson and Bill Kustas have developed an evapotranspiration (ET) and drought modeling system at the ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory in Beltsville, Md. The modeling system also will help forecasters monitor ET and drought conditions across the United States and overseas.

ARS is USDA's principal intramural scientific research agency, and the research supports the USDA priorities of responding to climate change and promoting international food security.

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020812_invasive_plantsOver a decade of research at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has resulted in the development of a new matrix for invasive plant management.

The model was created by scientists with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Burns, Oregon, and helps land managers recognize how rangeland degradation processes vary across landscapes. ARS is USDA's chief scientific research agency.

Using the model can also increase the success rate of restoring native vegetation on damaged landscapes, which supports the USDA priority of responding to climate change.

Ecologist Roger Sheley synthesized a range of findings from scientific literature and field research to develop the model, which is called Ecologically Based Invasive-Plant Management (EBIPM).

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