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ISSUE DATE: 01/05/2009

NWSS schedule

Tuesday, January 6

9 a.m.: PRCA Steer Wrestling Slack, Jefferson County Fairgrounds; TBA.

Wednesday, January 7

8 a.m.: PRCA Tie-Down Roping Slack, C;

4 p.m.: PRCA Team Roping Slack, C;

5:30 p.m.: Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale, Red Carpet Reception (by invitation), EH3.


NEWS

2008--A year of extremes
2009 Ag and Construction Expo set Jan. 8 to 10
AAM announces 30th annual convention in Oklahoma City Jan. 9 to 11
ACGA leaders vow to help farmers in VeraSun debacle
Agriprocessors trustee says 12 buyers looking
Area's largest ag expo coming to the Qwest Center-Omaha, March 11 and 12
Barton County Extension educator national finalist
Burris named new AgriLife Extension agent for Coleman County
Change is the name of the game--except for Christmas
Colorado wine industry's 2008 Restaurant Program announced
Conservation districts consolidate
Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale features Whitcomb
Correction
County officials praise AgriLife Extension conference
Defatted soy flour eyed as filler substitute for rubber tires
Farm bill informational meeting set for Enid at KNID Agrifest Farm Show
Farm equipment sales forecast for 2009
Farmer deals with volatile market
Farmers will discover bright horizons at Commodity Classic
Food crunch opens doors to bioengineered crops
For rural businesses, networks work, UNL research shows
Garden City Farm and Ranch Show set Jan. 13 to 15
Grants available for farmers' markets
Grape and wine council to meet Jan. 8
Kansas budget woes spark talk of ag agency merger
Kansas fence law meeting Jan. 8
Kansas long sought NBAF
Life moves on after popular rancher vanishes
Minnesota farm land prices moderating with corn prices
Nebraska could face smaller water bill from Kansas
New AgriLife Extension agent hired for Oldham County
New Extension team aims to help people in Luna County
New sugarcane cultivars developed for sand soils of south Florida
New Texas AgriLife Extension agent named to serve Briscoe, Hall counties
New Texas AgriLife Extension entomologist named for Amarillo area
New Year's resolutions should include estate planning
NMSU College of Agriculture and Home Economics' new name reflects scope of college
No post-Thanksgiving rest for weary turkey farmers
Old Christmas trees can help overwintering birds
Poor economy has planners rethinking dairy school
Senator Roberts- Manhattan chosen as NBAF site
Shop, sheds, hold place for enthusiast
Tarleton dean to head national task force
Tarleton professor steps into presidential role
Time to relax Cuba's trade and travel restrictions?
Upcoming K-State horticultural events
USDA enacts changes to payment limitations, income qualifications, and implements direct attribution
UW ag students use satellite images to evaluate crop, rangeland
VeraSun Energy receives final bankruptcy court approval for debtor-in-possession financing totaling
Weather wonders: 'Whiteout' = meteorological term with two meanings
Without resolve, labor issues could affect food prices
Workshops focus on helping ag operators with disabilities

CROPS

2009 CWAC, CAWG Annual County Meetings and Elections set
ACGA: Protecting American farmers, consumers and market investors from the impacts of radical market
Beyond Roundup Ready- Genetics will address other crop challenges in the future
Corn farmer proves point with car
Extreme weather boosts antioxidant levels in soybean seeds
Fremont Corn Expo offers growers solutions
ISU's soy research offers greener materials for hot wax art
Last year's harvest saves Texas' meager pecan crop
Missouri Corn supports youth in agriculture
Money available to improve water quality in NE Kansas
Movement of citrus plants into Texas is illegal
NDA schedules additional informational workshops on grain contracting
Nebraska Grape and Winery Board seeks grant proposals
New simulation model projects potential bioenergy sorghum production
New soybean variety sets sights on Japanese soyfoods market
New tool fertilizes fields and reduces runoff nutrients
NM's 2008 pecan harvest proved expensive to grow
NSP Yield Contest winners announced
Officials say more Iowa ethanol plants may close
Pecan harvest off to slow start in southern NM
Researcher: Soybean aphids continue to cause problems for farmers
Soil test to get the most for your fertilizer dollars
Soybean pest a tough match for plant researchers
Study shows irrigators concerned about water availability
UNL ag economist: Farmers need to plan well for 2009
UNL Extension Organic Wheat Conference Jan. 10
UNL Extension's new Crop Production Clinics offered across the state
Videos on soybean cyst nematode testing available online
Winter best time to choose, install spray nozzles

LIVESTOCK

2009 IRM Redbooks available
3 cows test positive for bovine TB in Minnesota
American Lamb Board announces first round of FY Supplier Cooper
Beef council- New cuts of beef offer more value
Checkoff announces 2009 National Beef Ambassador Team
Choosing a synchronization protocol? Narrow the selection process
Cold weather cattle care important
Expert discusses synchronization protocols for cows
First KAA Livestock Bid Call Contest Jan. 22
Herefords are heading to Denver
Hog and pig numbers released
Horse abuse cases rise, but group wants to help
Illinois farmers raise goats
International Livestock Congress-USA 2009, Global Beef--Meating the Demand Jan. 13
K-State veterinarian says education necessary before becoming an alpaca owner
Maquoketa team, 2008 Beef Scholarship Extravaganza Champions
Marketing specialist- Beef industry needs to focus on consumer
Mexico suspends purchases from 30 meat plants
Mid-States Bit and Spur Swap Jan. 10 in Claremore
MILC Program sign-up begins
MU stocker/backgrounder conference set for Feb. 19
NALF wraps up 40th anniversary at NWSS
NM Farm and Livestock Bureau announces appointees
NWSS schedule
Residents sue southwest Missouri hog farm over odors
Robinson Brothers named 2009 Citizens of the West
Sheep Council board meeting Dec. 29
South Korean court rules in favor of U.S. beef imports
Western Heritage Week

EDITOR

A new year
Cutting wind
NBAF in Kansas is comforting news for U.S. food supply
Sometimes you eat the bear

COLUMNS

Bobcat Multi-Bar Lug (MBL) and EarthForce Bar Lug replacement rubber tracks
CRYSTALYX supplements
Gorilla Grapple
Lost! (According to my wife)
More fun than a platypus
SeedPro 400-bushel bulk seed delivery system
What a waste

MARKETS

Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Colorado feeder cattle sales
Dalhart livestock sales report
Denison feeder cattle sale
Ft. Smith livestock sales
Georgia livestock summary report
Goldthwaite sheep sales
Grain market close
Grain prices erode
Moderate demand for quality hay, strong for supplements
Most hay selling steady
Newell sheep sales report
North Platte cattle sales
Ogallala feeder cattle sale
Presho livestock sales report
Salina livestock sales report
Sioux Falls sheep sales
South Central direct sheep
St. Onge livestock sales
Tulia livestock sales report
Woodward livestock sales report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Wyobraska cattle sales report

FAMILY

Caring for Christmas Cactus
Flip-flopped resolutions can provide gardening insights, humor
Garden only as successful as its plan
Go lean this holiday
Meditation for 1-5-09
MU student grows tomatoes in crushed glass
National FFA Convention will rotate between Louisville, Indianapolis
Payday loans may lead to personal bankruptcy
San Pablo's classic southwestern lines make it attractive
Single for too long?
Three cheers for chicken
Time to tighten the pocketbook
Tips to help trim family, holiday food costs

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