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ISSUE DATE: 05/10/2010

Winery opening continues segment expansion

By Larry Dreiling

Over 100 years ago, Kansas was home to over 5,000 acres of wine vineyards. That number shrank to next to nothing by the end of Prohibition, but with the passage of the Kansas Farm Winery Act of 1995 came measured growth in the viticulture industry.

Kansas currently is home to 19 wineries, which combine to produce more than 67,000 gallons of wine and host thousands of visitors each year. Using locally grown grapes, berries and other fruits, these Kansas winemakers produce a wide variety of delicious favorites, including some not found anywhere else, according to the Kansas Department of Commerce.

Kansas' vintners have received more than 300 international awards for their wines in recent years, often drawing comparisons to the celebrated wines of California's Napa Valley and the Finger Lakes region in New York.


NEWS

25-year term sought for Iowa processing plant
Ag leaders in war of the words
American Agri-Women hosts TV show for farm and ranch women
Biotech case heard in Supreme Court
CDC reports decrease in E. coli illnesses
Dodge City named host city for Kansas MarketPlace conference
EPA, USDA team up to promote farm energy generation
Kansas Farm Bureau endorses Moran for Senate
Obama's Main Street tour highlights role of biofuels
Recession forces Kansas meat shop to shut down
USDA announces upcoming purchases of food for assistance programs
USDA invites public comment on proposed rules for USDA renewable energy programs
USDA looks at energy production on U.S. farms and ranches
USDA seeks nominations for Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers
Wind turbine component production facility coming to Junction City

CROPS

Arkansas family runs booming hydroponics farm
Cover crop field days to be held in May
Jury still out on twin-row corn yield potential
Kan. winter wheat crop progress lags behind
KARA and K-State partner for agronomy field day
K-State agricultural events scheduled
K-State plans Spring Field Day May 20 in southwest Kansas
Monitor and control aphids, weevils
Scout for wheat pests soon
Senate bill threatens funding of president's conservation agenda
Soil erosion on cropland declined by more than 40 percent during the past 25 years
Steve Irsik to receive award at KFS Agroforestry Field Day May 20
Tips for making the most of a scouting trip
Wheat stripe rust may be damaging wheat in Texas
Winery opening continues segment expansion

LIVESTOCK

2010 World Pork Expo will offer certification sessions
American Gelbvieh Association hires third area coordinator
Beef Industry Scholars program gives students solid background
Beef quality assurance program has improved safety
Cattle market rally due to tight supplies, improved consumer demand
Colorado State University to host 'Beef University' June 3 to 4
CSU's Temple Grandin named as one of 100 most influential people
Dairy herdsmen short courses scheduled throughout High Plains
Estrous synchronization can boost cattle producers' profits
Getting started in aquaculture
Hayes County Livestock Judging Contest will be held May 13
Informa Economics to hold livestock and meat analysis workshop
Injuries from livestock are no laughing matter
IPPA seeking nominations for Iowa's best breaded pork tenderloin
Kearney to host live webcast of the 2010 International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare
K-State poultry unit's annual spring pullet sale under way
Man charged with stealing cattle
Men sentenced for defrauding cattle ranch
Mexico continues to be important market for Colorado cattle
Missourians see steers from MU breeding studies in tour of Kansas feedlot
Nearly 3,000 pound steer sold at Montana auction
Neb. cattle inventory down one percent from 2009
New health requirements for bulls entering Missouri
NIFA accepting applications for Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program
Nominate a cattleman for the 2011 National Beef Quality Assurance Award
Premium Choice now carries the banner for quality beef
Tracing Listeria monocytogenes in a commercial chicken cooking plant
Two spring sales offer fall-calving Show-Me-Select heifers
University of Arkansas presents Friend of Animal Science Award
Walmart and Sam's Club require enhanced beef safety measures

EDITOR

Agriculture's environmental success story: Growing more with less
Hope springs eternal
Political endorsement
Travelin' man

COLUMNS

AgriLabs offers scholarships for veterinarians
AgriPro to enter hybrid wheat business
Corn seed trait deregulated
In other agribusiness news....
Just a scoop full
Must the government pay farmers to farm?
New boot available for gardeners
New service offers sub-inch accuracy
Oil from our soil
One-step organic pond treatment
Over 75 years, conservation programs provide 'bang for the buck'
Research, licensing agreements announced
Syngenta joins Sustainability Consortium as founding member
Weed control plus safener protects corn yields

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock sales report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock summary report
Clovis livestock sales report
Colorado cattle auction summary
Cool, windy condition seen across state
Corn planting under way
Dalhart livestock sales report
Denison feeder cattle auction
Dodge City cattle sales report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Grain market close
Half of corn crop planted
High Plainslivestock sales
Huron cattle sales report
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Kansas hay trade slow to moderate
Lexington livestock sales report
McAlester livestock market report
Most classes of hay generally steady
Most grains close day lower
Most of state sees below average precip levels
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock sales
Not feeling much like spring
Ogallala livestock auction report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Producers work around rain showers
Salina livestock sales report
South Central direct sheep sales
Spring fieldwork progressing
Spring wheat planting almost complete
Springfield livestock auction report
St. Joe feeder pigs
Thunderstorms impede crop progress
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock sales report
Weather allows substantial field work
Weekend rains slow fieldwork, delay planting
West Plains regional cattle sales
Winter wheat conditions increase slightly
Winter wheat in mostly good condition
Woodward livestock sales report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Beef and range program set for May 13 in Marfa
Grazing school at Southwest Center set May 25 to 27
U.S. Supreme Court questions ban of biotech alfalfa

FAMILY

Maggie the perfect starter home
Meditation for 5-10-10
Midges lay eggs on Pin Oaks
Researchers work to ensure safety of urban gardens
Technically rhubarb is a vegetable

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