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ISSUE DATE: 03/18/2013

Supply vs. demand

By Jennifer Carrico

The 2012 growing season lacked moisture to maximize grain production in many parts of the Midwest and High Plains. However, in Iowa, the nation's No. 1 producer of soybeans, the drought didn't affect the soybean crop as much as it did the corn crop.

"Even with the drought, we had the seventh largest soybean crop in history," said Grant Kimberley, director of market development for the Iowa Soybean Association. "Supplies are smaller than we'd like to have, but with the continual increases in yield and production, farmers have continued to produce large amounts of soybeans."

Kimberley said global demand for soybeans has also helped push the need for more soybeans and helped keep the prices up.

"The global demand for U.S. soybeans has certainly helped keep the price of up for farmers. We need a strong export market to diminish the quantity we have," he said.


NEWS

Ag educator testifies in favor of SB 17
Conference to focus on positive approach to aging
CSU study reveals opportunities for Colorado agriculture
Environmental Law Enforcement Officer Training planned
Expense is biggest difference between bottled and tap water
Governor, KDA raise meat processing sequestration concerns in letter to USDA
Kan. lawmakers weigh repeal of corporate ag limits
K-State professor honored for teaching excellence
Legislation introduced to provide regulatory relief for Neb. farmers
New tool allows study of how roots take shape in soil
Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure plan protects environment, property values
USDA to simplify farm loans by setting thresholds on interest rates
Vilsack discusses sequestration at Commodity Classic
Workshop to focus on development of online food co-ops
World Food Prize Hall of Laureates awarded LEED Platinum rating

CROPS

Ag economist analyzes soybean price prospects
American Ethanol enhances sponsorship of Richard Childress Racing
Burch elected 2013 Cotton Council International president
Canola College set for March 28 in Enid
Checkoff invests $3.4M to enhance sorghum's genetic potential
Chemigation, pesticide training scheduled
Coffee Shop meeting rescheduled to March 28
Corn prices drop, while net farm income remains strong
Cotton achievement award honors Jack Stone
Cover crops can provide many benefits
Drought affects U.S. soybean quality results
EPA approves advanced biofuel pathway for camelina
Farmer-led effort aims to reconquer oil market
FSA, NRCS issue burn advisory
Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers' claims must be postmarked by March 25
Kansas Grain Commodity Growers elect commissioners
K-State Research and Extension announces statewide events
Largest corn planting since 1930s could have adverse effect on cotton
Mid America Farm Expo set for March 26 to 28
National Cotton Council: Sen. Chambliss will be missed by American agriculture
Nebraska crop budgets now available online
Nebraska Soybean Board candidacy filing deadline is April 15
Nebraska Soybean Board to meet
NRCS announces sign-up dates for National Water Quality Initiative
Passing down the farm
Plant board approves bird repellent for use in cornfields
Protecting barren fields during summer fallow
Report updates decline of Ogallala Aquifer groundwater levels
Reviewing USDA's projections for corn, soybeans
River Valley District shares land lease survey results
Soil needs more moisture to make a difference in crops
Southern Plains Drought Summit planned March 27
Spectral analysis used in soybean breeding
Supply vs. demand
Texas Well Owner Network training set for March 28
Tool helps farmers roll rye the right way
Wheat weavers to hold convention
Women in Agribusiness Summit scheduled

LIVESTOCK

3 Angus, Angus-influenced female sales planned for spring
Agriculture conference rescheduled for March 21
Animal disease traceability rule in effect
Beef, pork exports set new records in 2012
Cattle industry watches beef demand's effect on consumer preferences
Cattleman elected chairman of ASA Board
Cellular research, feed efficiency studies earn UW awards
Center focuses on animal welfare research
'Connect the dots' for cattle profit
Controlling grass tetany
CUHA provides emergency funds to Colorado hay banks
Free branding demonstration provides hands-on opportunity for cattle producers
Grass-fed beef conference scheduled
ICA kicks off 2013 bull sales week of March 18
Kansas Cattlemen's Association supports new COOL rule
Kansas Equine Education and Promotion Board bill dies
KDHE refuses to provide EPA with concentrated animal feeding operation information
Livestock producers should expect new restrictions
Missouri dairy addresses challenges
MU study shows economic impact of Missouri's dairy industry
NCBA issues statement on proposed COOL amendment
NCBA president comments on possible FSIS furlough
Northern International Livestock Exposition offers internships
Oklahoma cow-calf producers face critical decisions
Online sale benefits Shorthorn Juniors
OPSU holds bull sale
Probiotics improve poultry health, performance
Southwest Missouri Sheep and Goat Conference is March 23
Stockgrowers seek applicants for summer internship
Texas Tech wins Houston meat judging for the 9th consecutive year
Texas youth work to make their veterinary dreams reality
Website to match student athletes with rodeo universities

EDITOR

Ag Day 2013 is a tribute to farmers and ranchers
Future of the farm safety net
Meet you at the mailbox

COLUMNS

A diversified approach to weed resistance
Just a scoop full
See the world, then come home
That's hot
The fine art of napping

MARKETS

Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City livestock auction report
Dunlap feeder cattle auction report
Grain market close
Grain, soybean bids higher
Hay trade slow
High Plains slaughter news report
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Most hay classes selling steady
Much needed moisture received
OKC sheep and goat auction report
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle auction report
Pratt livestock auction report
Rainfall remains scarce
Salina livestock auction report
San Angelo Producers Livestock Auction Report
Springfield livestock auction report
Texas Direct feeder cattle summary
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Weekend rainfall welcomed
Wheat rated fair to good condition

RANGE

Drought-planning methodology created
Forage specialist offers methods of coping with drought
Nebraska Ranch Practicum class offered
Regional Hay School set March 28
UNL specialists offer tips for grazing and forage management

FAMILY

Distinguishing between lesser and greater prairie-chicken
Easy Easter brunch with a pantry punch
Extension to hold lawn care classes
Extension to host Youth Lawn Mowing Clinic
Follow simple rules for pruning
Garden tips for March
Gardening workshop to focus on tomatoes
Global Great Backyard Bird Count breaks records
Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo set for first weekend of May
Helpful household tips
Juniper open, spacious
Kwanzan Cherry blooms mid-spring
Master Gardener Plant Sale is April 27
Meditation
MU Extension hopes to expand gardening program
New Master Farmer and Master Farm Homemakers announced
Pheasants Forever banquet set for March 23
Pheasants Forever names new regional representative
Recent moisture affects wildfire potential
Soil tests take the guesswork out of fertilizing your lawn and garden
Sweet and tangy pairings
USCA files comments on ferret reintroduction plan
When ground beef turns gray

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