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The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its popular standard for agricultural machinery management data.

The revised standard, ASAE D497.7, Agricultural Machinery Management Data, simplifies fuel consumption equations. This standard is used in conjunction with ASAE EP496.3, Agricultural Machinery Management; to report typical tractor values for tractor performance, implement power requirements, repair and maintenance costs, depreciation, fuel and oil use, reliability for field operation, probable working days, and timeliness coefficients as measure by experiment, modeling or survey.

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Some of the top forage producers and allied industry in Idaho gathered February 22-23 in Burley, Idaho for the 2011 Idaho Hay and Forage Conference.

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More than 200 people from 15 states and three countries braved the snowy conditions to attend the 10th Heart of America Grazing Conference, which was held January 25-26 at the Holiday Inn-Hurstbourne in Louisville, Kentucky. 

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Although the temperatures outside were cold, those who braved the elements found much to benefit from at the Mid-America Alfalfa Expo held February 1st and 2nd in Kearney, Nebraska.

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New for 2011, the World Forage Analysis Superbowl will feature a Grass Hay category. This new category is in addition to the contest’s six standard categories of Commercial Hay, Dairy Hay, Haylage, Baleage, Standard Corn Silage and Brown Mid-Rib (BMR) Corn Silage, along with the Quality Counts Awards for hay/haylage and corn silage.

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