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ISSUE DATE: 05/21/2012

Hay stocks remain low in southern High Plains

By Jennifer M. Latzke

The rains have come--sporadically--to Texas. But after a multi-year drought that has reduced herds and tightened hay stocks, Texas producers need to be more efficient in the production, storage and feeding of their hay than ever before.

Vanessa Corriher, Texas AgriLife Extension forage specialist, and Jason Banta, Texas AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, hosted meetings in late April and early May to help producers as they improve forage production. Both are located at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton, Texas.


NEWS

Events celebrate 150th anniversary of Homestead Act, Morrill Act
Initiative helps reopen grocery stores, restock rural communities
K-State Research and Extension names summer interns
Peace Corps launches Young Farmers Idea Contest
Researchers analyze metabolites in blood
Time to fertilize your farm pond
U.S. debt 'what ifs'
USDA announces new Farm to School Grant Program

CROPS

3i Show announces Chevrolet Ride and Drive
American Corn Growers leader speaks out on climate change report
Canola producer prepares for harvest
CWRF varieties dominate Winter Wheat Variety Survey
Drought a topic of KSU-ARCH Roundup
Dry conditions add to wheat stress
ECP assistance available in 4 counties
Ellis County Wheat Plot Tour now set for May 21
Extension cotton resource updated
Extension office professionals honored for 40 years of service
Extension to host 3 wheat plot tours
Farm Bureau urges approval of new herbicide-tolerant corn
Field day to cover water concerns with wheat
Geneticists study drought tolerance in wheat
Grain industry selects scholarship recipients
Harvest in a hurry
Keep scouting for armyworms
K-State Extension to host horticulture, ag events
K-State prof new president-elect of American Society of Agronomy
Missouri Corn awards ag scholarships
Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council elects new officers
New Noble scientist focuses research on phosphorus use
New treatments may reduce odors in cotton fabric
New winery opens near Geary
Peanut planting moving along in Arkansas
Program staffers keep watch against weevils
Reclamation workshop will emphasize hands-on learning
Scientists improve soil erosion modeling
Sorghum Checkoff names program director
The bond that links family
United Sorghum Checkoff Board open to nominations
UNL Extension offers Tractor Safety Course
USDA seeks applications for rural development funding

LIVESTOCK

Annual Cowboy Youth Classic to be held
Colorado has 3 positive trich locations
Dates set for AQHA/NCHA Weekend
Equine Herpesvirus confirmed in Colorado horse
Flint Hills Rodeo set May 31 to June 2 in Strong City
Industry celebrating 25 years of BQA
IPPA increases support for ISU Agriculture Student Learning Center
Jersey Youth Academy fundraiser to honor breeders, leaders
June 2 tour to address livestock, wildlife integration
Kansas woman wins national farm mom contest
KCA: USDA should strengthen import restrictions
Livestock Judging Clinic and Contest set for May 23
Modern pizza has ancient roots
New coordinator will help producers add value
Red Angus Association adds special projects coordinator
Research identifies way to remove faulty sperm from AI process
Sandhills Cattle Association Convention set for May 24
South Poll field day set for June
Successfully preventing calf scours
Supreme Junior Dairy Award now available
TAHC names new Region 5 director
Texas Bison Association hosts state conference
Ticks abundant this spring
U.S. Cattlemen's Association concludes spring fly-in
UNL Extension to host Animal Science Field Day

EDITOR

Food Guilt
In a cage with the devil
The Peoples' Department: 150 years of USDA

COLUMNS

A supermoon to remember
Just a scoop full
Lady Gaga brings the beef
No easy path to solving America’s obesity problems
Retinal imaging system captures data
Soybeans deliver high yield potential
Telematics advances hay baling

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle auction report
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction report
Clovis livestock auction summary
Colorado feeder auction summary
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Early harvest on hiatus
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Grain market close
Hay prices remain steady, light test
Hay trade slow
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Lexington livestock market report
McAlester livestock auction report
Moisture aids crop, pasture growth
Most areas of state see rain
Much needed moisture arrives in some areas
Ogallala livestock market report
OKC West livestock auction report
Planting, crop development continue ahead of average
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Precipitation varied greatly through state
Row crop planting sees good progress
Salina livestock auction report
San Angelo livestock auction report
Seasonal temperatures return
Soybean trading suffers
Springfield livestock auction report
Temps above normal for this time of year
Temps below average in more than half of state
Texas Direct feeder cattle summary
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Warmer, drier weather seen
West Plains regional cattle sales
Woodward livestock auction report

RANGE

Alamo Area Landowner Stewardship program to be held May 30
Determine cost-effectiveness of baling hay
Early hay some consolation after 2011 drought
Eastern Redcedar Expo is May 25
Hay stocks remain low in southern High Plains
Pasture tour set for May 29
Teffgrass shows potential as warm-season hay crop

FAMILY

Azaleas bring color to yards
Clover mites begin home invasion as weather warms
Compact Marvin Gardens has clean look
Cutworms abundant in lawns, gardens
Field day to feature quail, pollinators
Guthrie: A repurposed dream in a town of memories
Managing property for turkeys
Meditation
Okla. ag producers remain optimistic
Pick a place to picnic
Playing with your food can be good for you
Quail symposium to discuss declining populations
Staying hydrated
The Bummer
Thinning fruit in the home orchard
Twilight Horticulture Tour is May 31
Various helpful tips
World champions walk away with Guymon titles

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