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ISSUE DATE: 04/27/2009

Waiting on mother nature

It's April, and Donnie Young's planter sits in his shed, waiting the spring planting season. His corn seed hasn't arrived at his farm near Ulysses, Kan., yet. The farm sits quietly, ready for the hustle of spring planting.

Like his neighbors around him, Young is waiting on Mother Nature to make up her mind before venturing into the fields for spring planting--will it be warm and sunny, or will the fields be covered in snow and frost?


NEWS

AFBF: High-speed broadband critical for farmers
AFR applauds Senator Inhofe on round two of farm truck weight issue
AFR longtime member named to Oklahoma Agriculture Hall of Fame
AgriLife Extension veterinary camp readies for seventh year
Another genetic defect affects Angus cattle
Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day scheduled May 7
Borlaug turns 95, lends name to $10 million Monsanto scholars g
Brazil breadbasket teeters with economic meltdown
Cattle escaping fire death may have secondary injuries
Commissioner Staples to award $11 million in stimulus funding for child nutrition
Committee points to community in saying bye to tour
Company expands ARS tech to save water, energy
Cook named new Director of Agricultural Division at Noble Foundation
Counties meet to discuss avenues for greater cooperation across county lines
David Drake named to AgriLife Extension agronomy post
David Lambert to lead K-State's Department of Agricultural Economics
Deere to combine divisions, cut 200 jobs
Director of Agricultural Division retires after 42 years
Erdman recognized by UNL Panhandle alumni
Farm Bureau, Ducks Unlimited applaud base acre decision
Farm first in state to be certified naturally grown
Farmers spend time educating Congress
Federal budget funds livestock, wildlife disease research at UW
Foam + fungus = dead termites
From the Ivy League to the farm
'Future Defined in 2009' theme for CASNR Week celebration April 17 to 25
Garcilazo brings Mexican tradition to Guymon rodeo
Group pushes for more Western wilderness
House passes public lands and water bill
ICA hosts Capitol Hill Barbecue and Cattlemen's Day
In Kansas, international visitors become friends
Iowa State University gives non-farm ag students some on-farm experience
ISU receives $600,000 from EPA to study water quality trading, effects on Iowa watersheds
Kansas responds to Texas threat of NABF lawsuit
KCA: Cattlemen work to protect U.S. food supply
K-State to offer Discovery Days for teens
K-State's online ag management program announces graduates
Legislators tour rural Oklahoma conservation infrastructure
Living in the country
Locally grown is becoming the new mantra
Love for the cowboy life
Markey welcomes water delivery project
Mineral rights showdown at Badlands ranch
Minnesota organic farms team to provide eggs
Montana governor named CSU College of Agricultural Sciences Distinguished alumnus
Montana High School Rodeo State Finals comes to Bozeman
More time needed for U.S. to figure out animal identification?
MSGA excited to announce partnership with Montana Ford dealers
MU hosts North American Agroforestry Conference, May 31 to June 3
NCBA: FDA ignoring environmental, economic impacts of feed ban
Nebraska man accused of possessing stolen Kansas cattle
Nebraska man sentenced again for bogus cattle deals
New AgriLife Extension Agent named to Brown County post
NFU urges promotion of competitive markets
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug calls for second 'Green Revolution'
NRCS issues additional call for WRP applications
Obama monitors flooding, pledges federal help
Oklahoma 4-Hers have the chance to explore the world
Oklahoma woman likes being down on the farm
Old used bones available
Ozarks New Energy Conference to focus on solutions for energy independence
Peer supporters trained for Nebraska AgrAbility program
Platte River Recovery Program to restore habitat
Portable kit may one day detect plant disease before disastrous outbreak
Post-fire recovery assistance available
Readings show Four Corners marker off by 2.5 miles
Renewable fuels group reaches out to consumers
Rural economy in deep downturn, losing more jobs than metro areas
Rural initiative study details economic, demographic changes in Nebraska
San Patricio County producer named distinguished alumnus of AgriLife Extension leadership program
Satellite training sessions for producers participating in SFMN to begin
Self-discipline needed for tree, shrub shopping
Senators: USDA should stop pitting farmers vs. school nutrition programs
South Korea to respond to Canada's move on beef at WTO
State conservation leaders discuss stimulus funding for infrastructure
State cowboy song--New Mexico now has an official state cowboy song
Students are a cut above in UNL Veterinary anatomy class
Texas A&M System Regents OK construction of Agriculture Headquarters Building, Visitor Center
The carbon footprint may be on agriculture's face
Third group adds voice to chorus backing ethanol
UN, China sign $30 million ag deal
UNL animal science professor gets teaching award
UNL entomology faculty, students win awards at regional meeting
UNL's Block and Bridle names Homer Buell of Bassett Hall of Fame honoree
Up to $52.4 million available for conservation initiative
USDA announces new loan repayment rate methods
USDA awards grants to ISU for genomic research, Extension
UW researcher discovers way to trace coal-bed methane water
Waiting on Mother Nature: Farmer prepares for planting season
Wildlife management education events scheduled in Panhandle region

CROPS

A burning issue in winter wheat production
American Seed Research Foundation marks 50 years of success
Center grower to represent Colorado on United States Potato Board
CERI releases new report
Colorado Wheat, ConAgra deliver 24 tons of wheat, tour Food Bank of the Rockies
Corn growers fined for political contribution violations
Crop progress behind normal
Delayed corn planting
Field crop scout training offered in May
Fritz to leave Kansas Wheat post
Herbicide protects soybeans from early-season competition
Imperial grower to represent Nebraska on United States Potato Board
Iowa State researchers growing sugar beets for biofuel
Kansas Corn Commissioners get firsthand look at importance of strong Asian markets for U.S. beef
Kansas growers ask Marion County attorney to investigate open records, meeting violations
K-State's Wheat State Agronomy Club hosts regional meeting
Missouri Governor declares April Corn Month
New Mexico updates noxious weed list
New slide rule offers quick and easy way to find nitrogen rates
North Central Region SARE Program announces sustainable agriculture grants
Oklahoma Cotton Council, OACD to partner on Stewardship Week
Oklahoma State University wheat scientists, educators keeping an eye on 'stem rust issue
Rio Grande Valley cotton crop could be smallest on record
Soyfoods fit into food pyramid
Texas peanut farmers donate peanut butter to D.C. food bank
USCP welcomes Director of Western States Field Services
USGC: First-ever DDGS trials indicate long-term potential in Australia
Wheat curl mite might require non-chemical control
Wheat has a couple of issues this year

LIVESTOCK

35th Annual Southeast Colorado Bull Test Sale results
AgriLife Extension: Burial is best for animal mortalities from fire
California senator wants to ban drugs in animal feed
Cattle killed in western Nebraska crash
Cattle on feed numbers released
Cattle rustling measure clears Texas Senate
Cattlemen's Field Day May 30 in Loma
Dairy farmers find value in ethanol co-product
Dairy industry sees less-gassy future for cows
Ellen Hoffschneider receives Bronze and Silver pins
Former ASA president responds to checkoff letter
Goldthwaite sheep sales
Hawaii conducts feral cattle hunt by helicopter
Ingalls man pleads guilty to cattle theft
Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation awards $3,000 in scholarships
Meghan Blythe honored with the Bronze and Silver pins
Midland Bull Test sale set for April 7 to 10
National Western disqualifies market lamb
New Mexico wild horses get contraceptive shots
Rendering plants gone, butcher turns to composting
Research closes in on goat scrapie
Some dairy operations urged to pay into price pool
South Dakota hog farm starts up year after large protest
Texas A&M poultry judging team repeats as national champions
USMEF, Nebraska Beef Council team up for short rib promotion in Korea
Vet tech students assist with calving

EDITOR

Wyobraska cattle sales report

COLUMNS

Electric hopper door opener
Just a scoop full
Turbo-Till Series II
When the dust settles

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock sales
Apache cattle sales report
Arkansas livestock summary report
Auction report
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado cattle sales report
Dalhart livestock sales report
Despite rains some areas still need moisture
Dodge City livestock sales report
Drier weather supports fieldwork
Dunlap cattle sales report
Ericson cattle sales report
Faith cattle sales report
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Georgia livestock auction summary
Grain bids lower
Grain market close
High Plains slaughter news
Huron cattle sales report
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Kansas Limousin breeders held 17th annual spring sale in Salina
Lexington cattle sales report
Many fields too wet to begin planting
McAlester livestock auction report
Moisture helps crops improve
Most counties get rain
Most hay sales steady
Ogallala livestock sales
OKC West livestock auction report
Planting progresses across southeast part of state
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Rain, storms hit parts of state
Salina livestock sales report
Severe freeze injury across most of Oklahoma
Sioux Falls sheep sales report
Spring field work slow
Spring precipitation could have varying effects with some extremes
St. Joseph feeder pigs
St. Onge livestock sales
Superior video auction report
Texhoma cattle sales report
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Watertown cattle sales
West Plains regional cattle sales report
Western half of state gets rain
Woodward livestock cattle report
Wyobraska cattle sales report
Wyoming group considers brucellosis hot-zone

RANGE

Hay, tractors destroyed in Nebraska feedlot fire
Intensive early stocking helps season-long pastures
Moderate demand for alfalfa, grass hay
Most hay sales steady

FAMILY

A garden without tomatoes is not a garden
Juniors parade Angus champs at Houston show
Kansas 4-H/FFA team places well at American Royal National Western
Meditation for 4-27-09
Power salads
Shopaholics
Sports turf management focus of new K-State option
Spring cleaning as a way to manage plant diseases in landscape
Springtime
Start packing
Van has lots of features the family will love

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