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ISSUE DATE: 05/26/2008

Dairy specializes in local organic market

Having a market for products is what all farmers must do, but creating a successful market for a specialty product is just what southeast Iowa dairy farmer Francis Thicke has done.

Thicke and his wife, Susan, own Radiance Dairy, an organic dairy located near Fairfield. They milk about 80 Jersey cows now, but the dairy started in 1980 when several families mutually purchased two Jersey cows for their own private raw milk supply. They continually expanded and grew.


NEWS

"Jumping genes" and the color of grapes
2007 agricultural census enters final phase
2008 National Junior Maine-Anjou Show set for July
35th annual 4-H roping school slated for June 15 to 19
A stellar week for planting
Ada livestock sales report
Additional moisture received across state
AFBF- Mandatory price reporting gives producers transparency, accuracy
After gaffe, Democrats planning to redo farm bill
Ag summer camp to give teens taste of college experience
Annual publication looking for Colorado hay producers
Apache cattle sales report
Area events to attend coming up
Arkansas livestock summary report
Arts council to hold juried Western art show
Be sure to stay on top of Bt corn hybrid requirements this planting season
Beef producers encourage blood donations
Before Congress, NCGA stands proud behind Renewable Fuels Standard
Bill to recover and reuse "produced water" signed into law
Biotechnology conference to address scientific 'controversy and solutions
Biting the hand that feeds you doesn't sit well with farmers
Bush criticizes farm bill being considered by Congress
Bush- Farm bill would not help with rising food prices
Bush vetoes farm bill, saying it is irresponsible
Cattle on feed numbers released
Cattle rustler gets jail time for stealing from California dairy
CDA updates bovine trichomoniasis status in state
CLA annual convention set June 26 and 27
Clovis livestock sales report
Coleman Ranches receives 2008 Leopold Conservation Award
Colorado cattle sales report
Commissioner Staples introduces new initiative to promote rural Texas
Commissioner Staples will make historic trip to Cuba
Congress enacts most of farm bill over Bush veto
Conservation security sign-up extended
Cool, wet weather slowed crop emergence
Corn Board to meet May 28, 29
Crop progress, spring field work moving along
CSU assists in negotiations of historic legislation
CSU regional biocontainment lab first to start research
CSU veterinarian in Beijing to train others to care for booming pet population in China
Dairy farm puts men to work, offers drug, alcohol rehabilitation
Dairy farmers pampering cows with waterbeds, other comforts to boost milk production
Dairy specializes in local organic market
Dalhart livestock sales report
Dates set for Montana's 5th annual Young Ag Leadership Conference
Dodge City livestock sales report
Early-flowering, winter-hardy hairy vetch released for northern United States
Economy milking cattle ranchers
Ethanol price advisory
European ag official gets close look at UNL research
Expert offers tips to gardeners, growers about how to avoid foodborne illness
Fair manager named 2008 Friend of 4-H
Farmers frustrated by farm bill's earmarks
Farmers hope to stanch decline of Missouri dairy farms
Feedstock makes a difference in feeding distillers grains
Fieldwork hampered by cool, wet weather
Fieldwork makes significant progress
Food production, transportation leave carbon 'footprints'
Get a job!
Goldthwaite sheep sales
Good snowpack means above average wildfire danger
Gov. Ritter signs ag bills into law
Grain market close
Grasshoppers- The hungry ones
IFBF- Iowa ag continues to lead the nation, but faces challenge
Joplin livestock sales report
June 3 distillers grain meeting scheduled in Jetmore
Kansas farm income showed steep gains in '07
Kansas Wind for Schools showing results
KCA addresses JBS concerns to Attorney General
Landowners want Legislature to change laws
LMA gets down to 'nuts-and-bolts' on COOL
Marshall Frasier, ag leader, dies at 81
Minnesota researchers look at cow comfort to boost production
Missouri corn scholarship winners announced
Moran concerned with direction of farm bill negotiations
National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program classes offered by UNL Extension
NCGA calls latest farm bill a major move forward
NCGA pleased with farm bill breakthrough
Nearly half of wheat crop headed out
Nebraska beef industry top market for corn, co-products
New ag rule closing downer cow slaughter exception
NFO announces scholarship winners
Now is the time to vaccinate pets against rabies
NRCS announces CSP deadline extension
Nursery growers to gather July 8 for educational conference
OKC West livestock auction report
Oklahoma winery wins top international award
Operating committee recommends fiscal 2009 Beef Board budget
Planting now in high gear
Planting progress behind normal
Platte River legislation signed into law
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Presho cattle sales report
Pritz named to AgriLife Extension post in Taylor County
Remaining 4-H, FFA Meat Quality Assurance Certification/Recertification workshops set
Rice not lacking in Japan, but it's running short of butter
Rumors of ethanol disinformation campaign prove to be true
Salina livestock sales report
Scholarships available for ranch practicum
Soil moisture remains low throughout state
Sonora's 71st Wool Show undergoes change
Southeast area youth attends National 4-H Conference
Southeast Arkansas tomato farmers sitting pretty
Springfield cattle sales report
State Agroforestry Field Day May 29 in McPherson County
Summer grilling lights a fire under beef sales
TDA announces exemption to use Onager on field corn
Texas agriculture production sets record at $21.8 billion
Texas Tech group honors AgriLife Research leader
Texhoma FFA members rewarded for hard work at banquet
The goal- Finding--and using--key grape genes
There are some things even a president can't do
Tips for dealing with wheat root rot
Tips for wheat freeze damage
Trading still slow, but picking up
Trees, water quality, native grasses part of Laramie small-acre workshop
Tulsa cattle sales report
U.S. allays BSE fears in South Korea
U.S. rejects calls for renegotiating beef export deal with South Korea
UNL Panhandle staffers honored by western states organization
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
Upcoming KSU ag events
USDA extends sign-up for 2008 CSP
USDA Rural Development announces storm shelter funding
USDA to gather data on crop acreage, stocks
UW College of Agriculture team wins Academic Quadrathlon
UW names director of Bachelor of Applied Science degree program
Value adds up for beef producers
Viruses biggest wheat disease problem so far this year; fungicides won't work
Weather limits spring planting
Weatherford cattleman admits to fraud
West Plains livestock sales
What is new from CSU in fact sheets?
Wheat bids pushed higher by dry weather
Wheat harvest begins in south central Texas
Wheat insects
Wheat plot meetings scheduled in 2008
Wheat plot signed; gardening tips
White House says farm bill cost still too high
Woodward cattle sales report

CROPS

"Jumping genes" and the color of grapes
2007 agricultural census enters final phase
A stellar week for planting
Additional moisture received across state
AFBF- Mandatory price reporting gives producers transparency, accuracy
After gaffe, Democrats planning to redo farm bill
Annual publication looking for Colorado hay producers
Area events to attend coming up
Be sure to stay on top of Bt corn hybrid requirements this planting season
Before Congress, NCGA stands proud behind Renewable Fuels Standard
Bill to recover and reuse "produced water" signed into law
Biotechnology conference to address scientific 'controversy and solutions
Biting the hand that feeds you doesn't sit well with farmers
Bush criticizes farm bill being considered by Congress
Bush- Farm bill would not help with rising food prices
Bush vetoes farm bill, saying it is irresponsible
Commissioner Staples will make historic trip to Cuba
Congress enacts most of farm bill over Bush veto
Conservation security sign-up extended
Cool, wet weather slowed crop emergence
Corn Board to meet May 28, 29
Crop progress, spring field work moving along
CSU assists in negotiations of historic legislation
CSU regional biocontainment lab first to start research
Dates set for Montana's 5th annual Young Ag Leadership Conference
Early-flowering, winter-hardy hairy vetch released for northern United States
Economy milking cattle ranchers
Ethanol price advisory
European ag official gets close look at UNL research
Expert offers tips to gardeners, growers about how to avoid foodborne illness
Farmers frustrated by farm bill's earmarks
Feedstock makes a difference in feeding distillers grains
Fieldwork hampered by cool, wet weather
Fieldwork makes significant progress
Food production, transportation leave carbon 'footprints'
Get a job!
Good snowpack means above average wildfire danger
Gov. Ritter signs ag bills into law
Grain market close
Grasshoppers- The hungry ones
IFBF- Iowa ag continues to lead the nation, but faces challenge
June 3 distillers grain meeting scheduled in Jetmore
Kansas farm income showed steep gains in '07
Kansas Wind for Schools showing results
Landowners want Legislature to change laws
Missouri corn scholarship winners announced
Moran concerned with direction of farm bill negotiations
Most hay sales, prices remain steady
National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program classes offered by UNL Extension
NCGA calls latest farm bill a major move forward
NCGA pleased with farm bill breakthrough
Nearly half of wheat crop headed out
NFO announces scholarship winners
NRCS announces CSP deadline extension
Nursery growers to gather July 8 for educational conference
Oklahoma winery wins top international award
Planting now in high gear
Planting progress behind normal
Platte River legislation signed into law
Pritz named to AgriLife Extension post in Taylor County
Rice not lacking in Japan, but it's running short of butter
Rumors of ethanol disinformation campaign prove to be true
Scholarships available for ranch practicum
Selecting vegetables for the garden
Soil moisture remains low throughout state
Southeast Arkansas tomato farmers sitting pretty
State Agroforestry Field Day May 29 in McPherson County
TDA announces exemption to use Onager on field corn
Texas agriculture production sets record at $21.8 billion
The goal- Finding--and using--key grape genes
Tips for dealing with wheat root rot
Tips for wheat freeze damage
Trading still slow, but picking up
Trees, water quality, native grasses part of Laramie small-acre workshop
UNL Panhandle staffers honored by western states organization
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
Upcoming KSU ag events
USDA extends sign-up for 2008 CSP
USDA Rural Development announces storm shelter funding
USDA to gather data on crop acreage, stocks
Viruses biggest wheat disease problem so far this year; fungicides won't work
Weather limits spring planting
What is new from CSU in fact sheets?
Wheat bids pushed higher by dry weather
Wheat harvest begins in south central Texas
Wheat insects
Wheat plot meetings scheduled in 2008
Wheat plot signed; gardening tips
White House says farm bill cost still too high

LIVESTOCK

2007 agricultural census enters final phase
2008 National Junior Maine-Anjou Show set for July
35th annual 4-H roping school slated for June 15 to 19
A stellar week for planting
Ada livestock sales report
Additional moisture received across state
AFBF- Mandatory price reporting gives producers transparency, accuracy
After gaffe, Democrats planning to redo farm bill
Ag summer camp to give teens taste of college experience
Annual publication looking for Colorado hay producers
Apache cattle sales report
Arkansas livestock summary report
Beef producers encourage blood donations
Bill to recover and reuse "produced water" signed into law
Bush criticizes farm bill being considered by Congress
Bush- Farm bill would not help with rising food prices
Bush vetoes farm bill, saying it is irresponsible
Cattle on feed numbers released
Cattle rustler gets jail time for stealing from California dairy
CDA updates bovine trichomoniasis status in state
CLA annual convention set June 26 and 27
Clovis livestock sales report
Coleman Ranches receives 2008 Leopold Conservation Award
Colorado cattle sales report
Commissioner Staples will make historic trip to Cuba
Congress enacts most of farm bill over Bush veto
Conservation security sign-up extended
Cool, wet weather slowed crop emergence
Crop progress, spring field work moving along
CSU assists in negotiations of historic legislation
CSU regional biocontainment lab first to start research
CSU veterinarian in Beijing to train others to care for booming pet population in China
Dairy farm puts men to work, offers drug, alcohol rehabilitation
Dairy farmers pampering cows with waterbeds, other comforts to boost milk production
Dairy specializes in local organic market
Dalhart livestock sales report
Dates set for Montana's 5th annual Young Ag Leadership Conference
Dodge City livestock sales report
Economy milking cattle ranchers
European ag official gets close look at UNL research
Fair manager named 2008 Friend of 4-H
Farmers frustrated by farm bill's earmarks
Farmers hope to stanch decline of Missouri dairy farms
Feedstock makes a difference in feeding distillers grains
Fieldwork hampered by cool, wet weather
Fieldwork makes significant progress
Food production, transportation leave carbon 'footprints'
Goldthwaite sheep sales
Gov. Ritter signs ag bills into law
IFBF- Iowa ag continues to lead the nation, but faces challenge
Joplin livestock sales report
June 3 distillers grain meeting scheduled in Jetmore
Just a scoop full
Kansas farm income showed steep gains in '07
KCA addresses JBS concerns to Attorney General
Landowners want Legislature to change laws
LMA gets down to 'nuts-and-bolts' on COOL
Marshall Frasier, ag leader, dies at 81
Minnesota researchers look at cow comfort to boost production
Moran concerned with direction of farm bill negotiations
Most hay sales, prices remain steady
National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program classes offered by UNL Extension
Nearly half of wheat crop headed out
Nebraska beef industry top market for corn, co-products
New ag rule closing downer cow slaughter exception
Now is the time to vaccinate pets against rabies
OKC West livestock auction report
Operating committee recommends fiscal 2009 Beef Board budget
Planting now in high gear
Planting progress behind normal
Platte River legislation signed into law
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Presho cattle sales report
Pritz named to AgriLife Extension post in Taylor County
Remaining 4-H, FFA Meat Quality Assurance Certification/Recertification workshops set
Salina livestock sales report
Soil moisture remains low throughout state
Sonora's 71st Wool Show undergoes change
Springfield cattle sales report
Summer grilling lights a fire under beef sales
Texas agriculture production sets record at $21.8 billion
Trading still slow, but picking up
Tulsa cattle sales report
U.S. allays BSE fears in South Korea
U.S. rejects calls for renegotiating beef export deal with South Korea
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
Upcoming KSU ag events
Value adds up for beef producers
Weather limits spring planting
Weatherford cattleman admits to fraud
West Plains livestock sales
What is new from CSU in fact sheets?
Wheat harvest begins in south central Texas
White House says farm bill cost still too high
Woodward cattle sales report

EDITOR

Going green?
Iowan honors veterans each Memorial Day
Locate in 48
Making the grade
The 2008 food crisis--How it happened and how we solve it
Time to rethink rural infrastructure

COLUMNS

Colostrum supplement offers higher globulin protein levels
Dairy waterers
Going green?
Grader Scraper
GreenSeeker adds new nitrogen algorithms, Deere GreenStar 2 compatibility
Just a scoop full
There are some things even a president can't do
Time to rethink rural infrastructure

MARKETS

Year end tax planning

RANGE

Year end tax planning

FAMILY

Cushman takes full advantage of compact lots
Expert offers tips to gardeners, growers about how to avoid foodborne illness
Inherited anxiety
Selecting vegetables for the garden
Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick- Eating Slugs
Summer grilling lights a fire under beef sales
Two cookies are better than one

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