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ISSUE DATE: 03/04/2013

Be prepared for drought in sorghum

As spring planting time arrives, there's plenty of hope beneficial rains will fall, if not to completely break the drought that particularly affects the High Plains, but to at least enable dryland farmers to get their crops under way.

With the rise in thought about climate change, sorghum's popularity--not just as a rescue crop but also as a crop of primary intent--has risen slightly, not just in the U.S., but globally.

Over the past decade, world sorghum production has risen slightly from 2.4 billion bushels 2.6 billion bushels.


NEWS

3i Show calls for concessions
Access to quality care essential to survival of rural communities
Anti-trust a topic of interest in Topeka
Budget issues continue to delay farm policy
Day on the Hill planned for young Kansans rural by choice
Farm groups attack Senate budget concept
Firebreaks serve many purposes
Food Tank launches, aims to change the food system
Foreign persons must report U.S. agricultural land holdings
MU Extension appoints 5 regional directors
New technology helps farmers manage water resources
NMSU researcher receives grant to study benefits of tropical 'miracle tree'
Proposed bioplastics center receives NSF planning grant
Rural Mainstreet Index shows slow, positive pace
Rural relevance
Understanding microbes blowing in the wind
University saves green by being green
UNL adding 36 new agriculture faculty positions
UW Extension engages Ask an Expert tool
Vilsack appoints National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection members
Vilsack, at forum, talks drought mitigation
Watering during a drought
Windbreaks provide permanent protection during drought

CROPS

Ag Hall of Fame to induct new members
Be prepared for drought in sorghum
Event encourages finding a date among the weeds
Everest is new No. 1 wheat variety in Kansas
Forests bring surprising value to the Kansas economy
Fruit tree pruning workshop set for March 7
Growing firewood
High tunnels increase freshness and cash to producers
Iowa Farm Bureau names honors Distinguished Service to Ag winners
Iowa Hall of Pride features new ag exhibit
Irrigated cropland values surge with drought
Little Bluestem selected as 'Wildflower of the Year'
Manage forage production with limited precipitation or irrigation
Missouri corn growers convene for annual meeting
Mix-and-match cover cropping can optimize organic production
New app searches for used equipment
New club wheat is tough on fungi but tasty in baked goods
New herbicides available for corn
New nutrient management products now available
New wheat variety '1863' honors founding of K-State
Oklahoma Peanut Commission seeks National Peanut Board nominees
Organic farming expert, geneticist agree: Both practices key tools in feeding world
Pulp as biodegradable plastic in disposable food containers
Research looks at benefits of berries
Snow benefits wheat crop
Soil is a precious resource that requires special care
Soy & Grain Trade Summit set for fall
Soy farmers identify game changers for industry future
Soybean webcast discusses cultivar development
Triumph of Ag Expo is March 6 and 7
UNL research highlights how plants fight disease

LIVESTOCK

Addressing neonatal calf diarrhea
Alliance to hold 2 grazing schools
American National CattleWomen elect new president
AQHA tunes up database
ARS scientists study journey of manure-based microbes
Backyard Poultry Workshop teaches success in managing a home flock
Beef Board elects 2013 leadership
Bull Breeding Soundness Clinics offered
Bull selection clinics can help producers buy herd bulls
Cattle on feed numbers released
Cattle producers try to cope with drought
Colorado rancher wins bull
FarmCheck could be checking on you
Foundation to fund genomic sequencing of Beefmaster sires
Four Beef Quality Assurance awards presented
Grazing school to focus on getting novices up-to-speed
Hampshire sheepman joins ASI's Executive Board
Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer Female Show held
Kansas Cattlemen pleased with recommendation to upgrade BSE status
KLA members review legislative bills
Lamb and wool producer elected to ASI Executive Board
Learn why horse digestion is 'just plain different' in March 28 teleseminar
Meat, dairy producers gain global sales
Monett Beef Cattlemen's Conference is March 5
National Bison Association Junior Judging Contest winners announced
NCBA: Recommendation to upgrade risk classification for BSE is 'great news'
Nebraska Cattlemen seek input on proposed state beef checkoff
Oklahoma Senate, House OK horse slaughtering bills
Outstanding CattleWoman of the Year selected
Padlock Ranch named Leopold Conservation Award winner
Producer support of the beef checkoff remains high
Ram Performance Test Field Day and Sale set for March 15
Ranch Management University set April 15 to 19 in College Station
Ranching workshops focus on profitability
Snow will not meet your horse's water needs
Texas celebrates Federation of State Beef Councils' 50th anniversary
UW Extension to host beef management, AI school
World Pork Expo to celebrate 25th anniversary
Wyoming ranchers named to national association offices

EDITOR

Heartstrings and headstrong
Snow days to a different tune
Stretch your family's food dollar

COLUMNS

A good man
Counting the blessings, one flake at a time
Just a scoop full
Keep your eye on the ball

MARKETS

Aberdeen livestock auction report
Aberdeen livestock auction report
Ada livestock auction report
Apache feeder cattle auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado livestock feeder cattle summary
Dalhart livestock sales report
Dodge City livestock auction report
Dodge City livestock auction report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia livestock auction summary
Grain market close
Hay prices remain mostly steady
Hay trading is slow
High Plains slaughter news report
Industry professionals join Livestock Marketeers Hall of Fame
Joplin regional cattle sales report
McAlester livestock auction report
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
OKC sheep and goat auction report
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt livestock feeder cattle auction
San Angelo livestock auction report
South Central direct sheep sales
Soybeans trading slightly lower
Springfield livestock auction report
Springfield livestock market report
Tama feeder cattle auction report
Texas Direct feeder cattle summary
Tulia livestock auction report
Weather postpones some markets, sales
Woodward livestock market report

RANGE

Now is the time to plant legumes in grass pastures, hay fields

FAMILY

Chrystal Bay can fit a narrow lot
Dodge City resident wins free fuel for community service
Food pro: Small changes support successful weight loss
Get your grill on
Grow Good Food Workshop set March 23
Hearty and tasty recipes to warm up with
Keeping dogs comfortable in winter
KFAC announces postcard art contest winners
K-State launches Prairie Star Flowers blog
Making New Year's resolutions stick
Meditation
Severe Weather Awareness Week is reminder to get prepared
Statewide food drive launched
Take steps to avoid catching a cold
The unromantic husband
USDA proposes standards to provide healthy food options in schools
Walk Kansas to begin March 17
Win prizes by participating in Bake and Take Month in March

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