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ISSUE DATE: 03/02/2009

Hoop buildings good for northern feeders

By Jennifer Bremer

Perhaps not in Kansas, Oklahoma or Texas, but hoop buildings are a good option for cattle feeders in northern states such as Iowa, Minnesota, or South Dakota with extreme winter weather.

"These hoop buildings originated in Canada. It was about the only way producers could raise feed lot cattle up there since they have such harsh winters," said northwest Iowa cattle feeder Mark Sandvulte.


NEWS

2009 application deadline for EQIP, WHIP extended to March 20
Agriculture, economy not all 'gloom and doom' at BIG conference in Waco
AgriLife Extension, Research professionals honored at SAAS meeting
ARS ships more seeds to genebank facility in Norway
Career opportunities available in ag
CDA offers unique marketing opportunities to Colorado agricultural producers
Chambliss hears testimony on food safety oversight
China to rush aid to hard-hit drought areas
Congressman Moran sees importance of agriculture
Drought worsens in northwest China
Economists: A COOL approach to food
Emergency communications team wins award
EPA administrator Jackson orders review of key Clean Air document
Farm Fair planned in Downs
Farmers Union carbon credit enrollment deadline March 5
Farmland values fall amid lower farm incomes
Farm-state senators to USDA- Implement payment limit rules
In ranch country, fewer riding the range
ISU food irradiation research to continue with Sioux City company
KAA holds annual convention
Kansas Department of Commerce to host Kansas Agritourism Conference in Great Bend
Kansas Farmers Union elects officers
Kansas Farmers Union recognizes outstanding contributions during annual convention
Kelly Huenink named outstanding National Young Ag Professional winner
K-State Leadership Seminar to be April 2
La Ni&;a may bring hot, dry weather to western Nebraska
Loopholes allow contaminated food to go unchecked
Missouri man sues Deere, wind company
MU tackles food defense
Nebraska LEAD XXVII travels to South Korea, China and Hong Kong
New software streamlines design of farm terraces
Northern Rocky Mountain Region wage rate increases
On-farm energy--can we make it work?
Quick response can reduce heart attack-related deaths
Ranchers trying to keep steak on the dinner table
Scholarship prize for winners of Agricultural Essay Contest
Secretary Vilsack makes the case for more rural development
South Carolina family farm wins National Environment Award
Speakers added to Governor's Ag Conference lineup
Texas AgriLife Extension Service sets Hockley County training
Texas man has a real kickin' collection
University of Iowa receives $899,401 research grant
UNL receives $372,982 grant
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
USDA announces FY2009 sign-up for conservation innovation grants
USGC programs generate $659 million for U.S. farmers
USGC: Nebraska farm couple see importance of free trade up close
USGC: Study results indicate vast DDGS market potential in Canada
USMEF hosts EU pathogen reduction technology team
Vilsack calls for stricter food labels
Vitamin D essential to bone health in infants, children
Westgate named director of Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods
Workshop helps Colorado food companies market products

CROPS

A morning on Capitol Hill
AgriLife Extension sets two annual peanut production workshops
ARS, cooperators discover wheat gene with resistance to stripe
Barton County conservation winners selected
Corn co-products take center stage at field day
Corn stand emergence
Crop, horticulture tips
Database connects public to UNL research
Grain sorghum school March 3
Hagler addresses MCGA annual meeting
Kansas farmers struggle as corn prices fluctuate
Less nitrogen could increase profit, sustainability
Missouri Corn Growers Association recognizes industry supporters
NCGA reminds corn growers to follow refuge requirements
Nebraska Grain Sorghum board to meet
New herbicides add to crop producers' flexibility
New ODAFF web tool helps determine which businesses are affected by coming EPA rule
NMSU students study chile color and pungency
NMSU to host wine marketing seminar
Now is the time for wheat management
NRCS seeks comments on interim rules for conservation programs
NSP sponsors industry leaders in Washington D.C.
NTOTP considers no-till marketing
Pesticide disposal offered in Bryan, Ottawa and Garfield counties
Several factors to assess when deciding whether to lease, buy ag machinery
Sorghum producers invited to meeting in Lamar March 5
Sorting seeds, saving water
Soybean Checkoff trans fat solution efforts preserve $700 milli
Study: Many farmers practice conservation out of empathy for ot
Sugar beet producers see good yields, prices
Technology improves peanut grading, moisture detection
TPPB seeks National Peanut Board nominees
UNL Extension offers Crop Scout Training in March
Water enhancement proposals due March 2
Water rush: Deep aquifers sought for metro growth
Wheat expert talks suggests yield-boosting strategies

LIVESTOCK

64th Annual Cleveland County Jr. Livestock Show
AHA announces Spring 2009 Gold TPR Breeders
Apply now for 2009 Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School in Colorado
Award-winning program brings more information to producers
Beef demand study reveals importance of product convenience, nutrition, safety
Bent-Prowers Cattle and Horse Growers Association marks start of 140th year
Bird flu virus found again in Nepal
Calving assets
Calving season is here
Carlson named first Fred Johnson Memorial Scholar
Cattle drive that's still alive
Cedar Falls chef wins annual IPPA Taste of Elegance contest
Champions named at 2009 National Western Hereford Show
Cowan named AHA director of youth activities
Dairy prices to trigger MILC payments
Decades-old Llano Livestock Auction closes
Farm Bureau supports livestock preemption legislation
Growth implant strategy outlined at animal science meetings
Happy trails again: Aging Kansas horse rescued
Hathcock joins FAPC staff as meat lab assistant coordinator
Hilton wins young animal scientist award
Hoop buildings good option for northern feeders
Innovative veal processor named Limousin Promoter of the Year
Iowans named to National Beef Checkoff committees
JBS terminates acquisition of National Beef
JBS, National Beef call off deal
Juniors parade Angus Champions at 2009 San Antonio Stock Show
Legislator finds Montana right for horse slaughterhouse
Limousin Exchange features bull listing service
Livestock Marketeers Hall of Fame inducts six
Montana breeder elected to National Simmental Board
Mountain States Beef Expo provides opportunity to showcase livestock
NALF presents Medals of Excellence
National Beef Backer Award winners announced nationwide
National Bison Association Annual Sale results mirror strong demand for bison meat
National Limousin Sale averages more than $7,200
Natural horseman to present clinic March 14
NMSU Hidalgo County Extension hosts cattleman's survival course
NWSS Junior Livestock Auction supports youth education
Penn State wins Collegiate Beef Quiz Bowl national title
Prepare for grass tetany season
Scholarship targets vet, undergrad students with emphasis in beef production
Seven liens filed against SD beef plant
Sheep unit fares well at National Western Stock Show
Smithfield Foods to cut 1,800 jobs, close six plants
Study shows economic impact of pharmaceutical technology
Tanner Rayl receives Bronze & Silver pins
Texas researchers provide emissions data for livestock industry
U.S. beef export success continues
UNL economist cautious about beef markets
Utah's Millerberg to repeat as NALF president
Workshop in Omaha to focus on feed industry profitability

EDITOR

A little perspective, please
Farmers will eventually win the biotech fight
Tell your story

COLUMNS

36- and 32-row planters
Choose your 'tude
Hot peppers in agriculture
Just a scoop full
Kuhn box spreaders
RFID tag technology
Starlink: The sequel
Strip-till knife system

MARKETS

Aberdeen livestock sales
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock sales
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock summary report
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado cattle sales report
Dalhart livestock sales report
Denison feeder cattle sales report
Dodge City livestock sales report
Ericson livestock sales report
Faith cattle sales report
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Georgia cattle auction report
Goldthwaite sheep sales
Grain market close
Hay still slow
Hay trade mixed across area
High Plains slaughter news
Huron cattle sales report
Joplin regional cattle sales
Lexington livestock sales
McAlester livestock auction report
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock sales report
Ogallala cattle sales report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Presho cattle sales report
Salina cattle auction report
Sioux Falls sheep sales report
Springfield cattle sales report
Springfield livestock sales
Superior video auction report
Texhoma livestock sales
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Watertown cattle sales report
West Plains livestock sales report
Wheat bids lower while corn, soybeans higher
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

FHSU Pasture and Range Plants Handbook available
Grazing bill seeks to cap value of state leases
Nearly 50,000 more acres certified by Undaunted Stewardship program
OSU Research Range takes home first-ever Stewardship Award
PLC urges Congress to vote down bill that is detrimental to endangered species
Seeds for Success
Sustainable grazing systems benefit environment, producer pocketbooks

FAMILY

4-H names State Ambassadors, Diplomats
A Gathering for Gardeners March 14 in Hutchinson
Caballo youth named 4-H State Ambassador
Commissioner Staples seeks organizations to feed children healthy meals during summer months
Cowboy Ball offers elegant evening with a western flair
Dealing with the loss of a parent
Do it yourself cheese making
Edgewood youth named 4-H State Diplomat
Fairchild has lots of space, special features
Grenville youth named 4-H State Diplomat
Groups to revive barn in Cherryvale March 8
Helping your family cope after severe weather
Hillsboro youth named 4-H State Diplomat
K-State horticulturist- Plants teach valuable life lessons
Las Cruces youth named 4-H State Ambassador
Master Naturalist program promotes nature awareness, fun
Meditation for 3-2-09
Pheasants Forever receives largest donation in 26-year history
Placitas youth named 4-H State Ambassador
Plums poised to give blueberries run for the money
Portales youth named 4-H State Ambassador
Portales youth named 4-H State Diplomat
Proposal would eliminate big game feeding in North Dakota
Saving, spending tips help young adults manage money
Senior seminar will cover strategies to improve memory
Sensibly slim
Septic tank additives not needed to keep systems working proper
State program to kill feral hogs slowly succeeding
Tax refund: Spend a little, save a little
Taylor joins staff of Ford County Extension office
Think before you till
Tibbs Rodeo Center nearing completion, seeks South Dakota rodeo history
Trails center in Casper recognizes black cowboys
Trends and care of new textiles focus of March 6 meeting

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