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ISSUE DATE: 03/10/2008

Sunflower partnership pays off

For years now, the theme of value-added marketing has been beating in the minds of agricultural producers as a way to increase their share in niche markets.

Yet, what if an established company has a new idea to improve a product they've made a household name.

Therein lies the concept of marketing partnerships, where producers grow a specific crop, receive a healthy return on their investment; processors earn a benefit from their sales and food manufacturers see new customers rush to grocery shelves to buy that "new and improved" product.


NEWS

0310 Amarillowwheatmtg cutlines jml
2008 Governor's Forum on Colorado agriculture a success
4-H Centennial inspires new ice cream flavor
A $1.3 billion day
A psychiatric emergency
ACGA joins with manufacturers to address globalization issues
Administration analysis details impact on USDA programs without
Agribusiness personnel management conference set April 16, 17 i
Agricultural exports to soar $19 billion above 2007
Agriculture Secretary Gonzalez announces cabbage plan for third
Alltech begins on rural biorefinery
American Angus Association launches Producer Priority Finder
Annual Nebraska LEAD recognition banquet March 14
Application requirements for corn fungicide updated
Beef recall not adversely affecting Oklahoma schools
Beetles help fight invasive weed toxic to cattle
Carbon credit meeting March 18
Celebrate home baking, community spirit during Bake and Take Mo
Climate change could affect ag land use
Colorado considers recruiting farm workers from Mexico
Colorado Limousin breeders named in Spring Genetic Evaluation
Commissioner Staples appoints Structural Pest Control Advisory
Commissioner Staples says no to Canadian cattle until Mexico ac
Deere dealerships merge
Emergency loans available in additional counties
Expert- Bacteria in watershed 'danger' to public's health
Fair leaders still cool to move, but open to Grand Island
Fannin elected vice president of Southern Scientist Association
Farm land values rise as crop prices soar
Fire destroys Hurley feedlot grain elevator
Forage oats can provide additional hay
Fruit growers workshop slated for Feb. 27
FSA programs open to all producers
Genomics research speeds up rice variety improvement
Given prices, assessing thin, late-emerged wheat stands especia
Good times for sorghum growers
Green Thumb Gardening- Time to start planting vegetable gardens
HB 2897 passes House Ag Committee
Herbicide tolerance in sorghum only steps away
Higher costs for food, energy and medicine push U.S. wholesale
Higher costs reduce farming profits
Hogs, labor, fertilizer costs--All raising costs for veggie, fru
In other agribusiness news....
Inspectors, watchdogs say shortages threaten meat supply safety
ISU Ag Business Club names outstanding alum
Japan halts beef from Smithfield after finding unordered shipme
Judge's illness scraps continuing hearing on poultry waste
Kansas Crop Improvement Association elects executive officers
Kansas Limousin Breeders named in Spring Genetic Evaluation
Kansas Sheep Council meeting set March 14
KFB facilitates carbon credit plan
K-State economists find 'stark differences' between countries r
K-State researchers move one step closer to curbing pests' appe
K-State students organize 31st Annual Legacy Sale
K-State, Kansas Sheep Association Sheep Day March 15
Late winter crop planting decisions
Loos' intention is good, method wrong
March 6 Austin conference will focus on doing business with Cub
Master Gardener class starts March 12
Maximize wheat crop values with certified seed
Monsanto's Mobile Technology Unit stops in Garnett, Kansas
Moran presses Chinese to expand access to beef market
Moran website recognized as one of the best in Congress
Most topsoil rated at adequate
MSGA announces 2009 Environmental Stewardship Award Program
National conference hosts 4-H, FFA consumer contests
National Sorghum Checkoff soon to be reality
National Sorghum Producers meet with U.S. Grains Council
National Sorghum Producers will join 2009 Commodity Classic in
Nature photography for fun, profit topic of March 29 symposium
NCGA applauds scientists for completing corn genome draft seque
NDA reminds producers of import regulations for cattle entering
Nebraska Beef Ambassador contest to be held
Nebraska Corn Board to meet March 17, 18
Need for additional wheat research recognized
New case of bovine TB could mean downgrade of MN status
New Holland T5000 Series utility tractors
New swine environmental management database available
New veterinary researcher hired for AgriLife Center at Amarillo
NFL official, dairy farmer addresses USGC, NSP
Oklahoma ag program wins national award
Oklahoma attorney general seeks halt to poultry waste disposal
Oklahoma Gardening devotes entire episode to ice storm damage
Pequea TurboRake
Pflugerville watershed workshop set March 25
Plant a seed for your future with the 2007 Census of Agricultur
Poultry companies argue against injunction
Pre-season pivot maintenance prevents downtime
Probiotics- Live organisms as feed supplements to fight Salmone
RESOLVE to Eat More Veggies
Restored wetland provides landowner many benefits
RFMU to host kids fun day event
RMFU members attending national convention
Schafer announces selection of Dr. Joseph Glauber as chief econ
Schafer- Safe and steady....for a year
Science, economics both work in fruit fly program
Secretary of Ag - Trade negotiations set back due to beef recal
Senate endorses wind energy incentives
Sheep and goat TSE
Southwest Kansas Cattlewomen offer $1,000 scholarship
State 4-H camps now open for registration
State Youth Water Camp set July 13 to 17
Sunflower a consistent double-crop option
Sunflower partnership pays off
Surging foreign demand, weak dollar spur U.S. exports
Take time to schedule a check-up of your well
Tarleton to host agricultural workshop in Parker, Somervell and
TDA's Food and Fiber Pavilion wins statewide, international awa
Texas Corn Producers Board swears in new members
Texas corn producers win National Yield Contest
Texas wheat growers learn of challenges, opportunities
Thanks, but no thanks
The newest phenomenon- Global cooling
U.S. Grains Council creates $592 million for U.S. producers ann
U.S. Premium Beef, LLC, announces agreement to sell National Be
U.S. Wheat Associates looks at domestic, foreign policy
Upcoming classes set in March
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
USDA announces partial 2007 crop-year counter-cyclical payments
USDA resists banning all 'downer' cattle
USDA seeks public comment on changes to CRP managed haying, gra
USDA selects K-State students for outlook forum
UW plans coal-bed methane issue workshops in Sheridan, Rawlins
UW researcher on advisory board of major corn gene sequencing p
Water and the Future of Kansas Conference set for March 25 in T
Weather makes calving difficult in some areas
What stinks?
WKMA scholarships available
Work on state's largest wind farm to begin when ground thaws
Workshop to focus on cedar eradication, brush control issues
Youth follow roads of opportunity

CROPS

0310 Amarillowwheatmtg cutlines jml
2008 Governor's Forum on Colorado agriculture a success
ACGA joins with manufacturers to address globalization issues
Administration analysis details impact on USDA programs without
Agribusiness personnel management conference set April 16, 17 i
Agricultural exports to soar $19 billion above 2007
Agriculture Secretary Gonzalez announces cabbage plan for third
Annual Nebraska LEAD recognition banquet March 14
Application requirements for corn fungicide updated
Bids end higher
Carbon credit meeting March 18
Climate change could affect ag land use
Cold, lack of precipitation not helping wheat crop
Colorado considers recruiting farm workers from Mexico
Commissioner Staples appoints Structural Pest Control Advisory
Deere dealerships merge
Emergency loans available in additional counties
Expert- Bacteria in watershed 'danger' to public's health
Fannin elected vice president of Southern Scientist Association
Farm land values rise as crop prices soar
Fruit growers workshop slated for Feb. 27
FSA programs open to all producers
Genomics research speeds up rice variety improvement
Given prices, assessing thin, late-emerged wheat stands especia
Good times for sorghum growers
Grain market close
HB 2897 passes House Ag Committee
Herbicide tolerance in sorghum only steps away
Higher costs for food, energy and medicine push U.S. wholesale
Higher costs reduce farming profits
Hogs, labor, fertilizer costs--All raising costs for veggie, fru
ISU Ag Business Club names outstanding alum
Kansas Crop Improvement Association elects executive officers
KFB facilitates carbon credit plan
K-State economists find 'stark differences' between countries r
K-State researchers move one step closer to curbing pests' appe
Late winter crop planting decisions
Loos' intention is good, method wrong
Master Gardener class starts March 12
Maximize wheat crop values with certified seed
Moderate to strong demand for quality feed
Monsanto's Mobile Technology Unit stops in Garnett, Kansas
Moran website recognized as one of the best in Congress
Most hay sales trending steady
Most topsoil rated at adequate
MSGA announces 2009 Environmental Stewardship Award Program
National Sorghum Checkoff soon to be reality
National Sorghum Producers meet with U.S. Grains Council
National Sorghum Producers will join 2009 Commodity Classic in
NCGA applauds scientists for completing corn genome draft seque
NDA reminds producers of import regulations for cattle entering
Nebraska Corn Board to meet March 17, 18
Need for additional wheat research recognized
New case of bovine TB could mean downgrade of MN status
Oklahoma ag program wins national award
Oklahoma attorney general seeks halt to poultry waste disposal
Persistent weather pattern made winter wetter- Melting snow, so
Pflugerville watershed workshop set March 25
Plant a seed for your future with the 2007 Census of Agricultur
Pre-season pivot maintenance prevents downtime
Restored wetland provides landowner many benefits
RFMU to host kids fun day event
Schafer- Safe and steady....for a year
Science, economics both work in fruit fly program
Senate endorses wind energy incentives
Small grains benefit from rains in east Texas
Soil moisture conditions improve
Soil moisture level above normal
Southwest Kansas Cattlewomen offer $1,000 scholarship
Sunflower a consistent double-crop option
Sunflower partnership pays off
Texas Corn Producers Board swears in new members
Texas corn producers win National Yield Contest
Texas wheat growers learn of challenges, opportunities
Thanks, but no thanks
U.S. Grains Council creates $592 million for U.S. producers ann
U.S. Wheat Associates looks at domestic, foreign policy
Upcoming classes set in March
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
USDA announces partial 2007 crop-year counter-cyclical payments
USDA seeks public comment on changes to CRP managed haying, gra
USDA selects K-State students for outlook forum
UW plans coal-bed methane issue workshops in Sheridan, Rawlins
UW researcher on advisory board of major corn gene sequencing p
Water and the Future of Kansas Conference set for March 25 in T
Weather makes calving difficult in some areas
What stinks?
Winter wheat condition rated good to excellent
WKMA scholarships available
Work on state's largest wind farm to begin when ground thaws

LIVESTOCK

2008 Governor's Forum on Colorado agriculture a success
A $1.3 billion day
Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock sale notes
Alltech begins on rural biorefinery
Amarillo livestock sales report
American Angus Association launches Producer Priority Finder
Annual Nebraska LEAD recognition banquet March 14
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock sales report
Beef recall not adversely affecting Oklahoma schools
Climate change could affect ag land use
Clovis cattle sales report
Cold, lack of precipitation not helping wheat crop
Colorado feeder cattle report
Colorado Limousin breeders named in Spring Genetic Evaluation
Commissioner Staples says no to Canadian cattle until Mexico ac
Dalhart livestock sales report
Deere dealerships merge
Denison feeder cattle sale
Dodge City livestock sales report
Dunlap cattle sales report
Emergency loans available in additional counties
Ericson livestock sales report
Expert- Bacteria in watershed 'danger' to public's health
Faith livestock auction report
Fannin elected vice president of Southern Scientist Association
Farm land values rise as crop prices soar
Fire destroys Hurley feedlot grain elevator
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales
Great Western Beef Expo test reaches 77-day mark
High Plains slaughter news
Higher costs for food, energy and medicine push U.S. wholesale
Hogs, labor, fertilizer costs--All raising costs for veggie, fru
Huron cattle sales report
Inspectors, watchdogs say shortages threaten meat supply safety
Japan halts beef from Smithfield after finding unordered shipme
Joplin regional livestock sales
Judge's illness scraps continuing hearing on poultry waste
Just a scoop full
Kansas Limousin Breeders named in Spring Genetic Evaluation
Kansas Sheep Council meeting set March 14
K-State researchers move one step closer to curbing pests' appe
K-State students organize 31st Annual Legacy Sale
K-State, Kansas Sheep Association Sheep Day March 15
Lexington livestock sales
Loos' intention is good, method wrong
Moran presses Chinese to expand access to beef market
Moran website recognized as one of the best in Congress
MSGA announces 2009 Environmental Stewardship Award Program
NDA reminds producers of import regulations for cattle entering
Nebraska Beef Ambassador contest to be held
New case of bovine TB could mean downgrade of MN status
New swine environmental management database available
New veterinary researcher hired for AgriLife Center at Amarillo
Newell sheep sales report
NFL official, dairy farmer addresses USGC, NSP
OKC West livestock sales report
Oklahoma ag program wins national award
Oklahoma attorney general seeks halt to poultry waste disposal
Plant a seed for your future with the 2007 Census of Agricultur
Poultry companies argue against injunction
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Presho feeder cattle sales
Probiotics- Live organisms as feed supplements to fight Salmone
Restored wetland provides landowner many benefits
RFMU to host kids fun day event
Salina livestock sales report
Schafer- Safe and steady....for a year
Secretary of Ag - Trade negotiations set back due to beef recal
Senate endorses wind energy incentives
Sheep and goat TSE
Sioux Falls feeder pigs
Sioux Falls sheep sales
South Central direct sheep
Southwest Kansas Cattlewomen offer $1,000 scholarship
Springfield dairy cattle sale
Springfield livestock sales
St. Joseph feeder pigs
St. Onge livestock auction
Texhoma cattle sales report
Thanks, but no thanks
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock sales report
U.S. Premium Beef, LLC, announces agreement to sell National Be
USDA selects K-State students for outlook forum
UW plans coal-bed methane issue workshops in Sheridan, Rawlins
Water and the Future of Kansas Conference set for March 25 in T
Watertown livestock sales
West Plains regional sales
What stinks?
WKMA scholarships available
Woodward livestock sales report
Work on state's largest wind farm to begin when ground thaws
Wyobraska cattle sales report
Youth follow roads of opportunity

EDITOR

A $1.3 billion day

COLUMNS

Ag Leader application control system
In other agribusiness news....
Just a scoop full
New Holland T5000 Series utility tractors
Pequea TurboRake
The newest phenomenon- Global cooling

MARKETS

Year end tax planning

RANGE

Year end tax planning

FAMILY

4-H Centennial inspires new ice cream flavor
A psychiatric emergency
Celebrate home baking, community spirit during Bake and Take Mo
Economical Singlebode fits small families
Forage oats can provide additional hay
Green Thumb Gardening- Time to start planting vegetable gardens
Higher costs for food, energy and medicine push U.S. wholesale
National conference hosts 4-H, FFA consumer contests
Nature photography for fun, profit topic of March 29 symposium
Oklahoma Gardening devotes entire episode to ice storm damage
Parenting twins
RESOLVE to Eat More Veggies
Spring-sational Recipes
State 4-H camps now open for registration
State Youth Water Camp set July 13 to 17
Take time to schedule a check-up of your well
TDA's Food and Fiber Pavilion wins statewide, international awa
Today's chicken breasts, pork chops are interchangeable
Workshop to focus on cedar eradication, brush control issues

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