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March 19 to March 25: Spring, National Ag Day and Limitations

Last Week in Noble Research

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The nation celebrated agriculture and all who produce the food and fiber products we need for everyday life, Tuesday, March 21, as part of the 2017 National Ag Day Agriculture: Food for Life.

At the Noble Research Institute, the celebrations consisted of carrying on business as usual: taking care of cattle and researching systems and technologies that could help farmers, ranchers and all who enjoy the fruits of their labor. On March 22, the Noble Research Institute and Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research also announced a $6.6 million national research initiative to evaluate cover crop species. The goal is to get new cover crop solutions into the hands of farmers and ranchers to help them improve soil health and agricultural production.

Here's a few quick views of Noble Research Institute research last week. Follow #everyNoblestory on Instagram and Twitter to see the latest updates.

  1 Monday, March 20

First day of spring under the microscope.

  2 Tuesday, March 21

Celebrating National Ag Day with another day on the ranch.

  3 Tuesday, March 21

Collecting data and testing technology that could benefit farmers and ranchers, and their cattle.

  4 Wednesday, March 22

Looking for the alfalfa that grows best with limited phosphorus.

  5 Wednesday, March 22

One of many commonalities between farmers and agricultural researchers: the need for rain.