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ISSUE DATE: 05/31/2010

Putting a face on soybean exports

By Doug Rich

For the first time since it was formed, the Kansas Soybean Commission took a trip outside the country to meet their customers and see first-hand how they are using soybeans, soybean meal, and soy oil. From Jan. 19 to 23, members of the Kansas Soybean Commission and their guests toured the area around Guadalajara, Mexico, visiting companies and government agencies that buy U.S. soybeans.

Putting a face on soybean exports is the most important aspect of these trips. Buyers have an opportunity to meet with actual producers who grow the soybeans, and the growers have an opportunity to meet the people who use their soybeans in a wide variety of products.

"Meeting the U.S. farmers is very important," Brent Babb, director of communications and program development for the U.S. Soybean Export Council, said. "In Latin America, it is very much a relationship business."


NEWS

Agribusiness association donates $100,000 to ISU
AgriLife Research economist participates on national climate research panel
Alltech symposium features Great Debate
Bennet introduces legislation to bolster rural housing loan program
Better Process Control School to promote safe food processing
CASNR alumni association presents awards
CSU Extension combines agriculture and science to reach youth
Extension to teach basics of using Facebook June 3
Gulf oil spill impact reaches beyond coast
Hearing begins marathon farm bill process
House Ag Committee wraps up spring farm bill field hearings
Iowa Farm Bureau honors rural entrepreneurs
Kansas fails to pay State Fair bill
Kansas FSA reminds producers of upcoming deadlines
Man crushed in farm accident in central Nebraska
Missouri fraud prompts important reminder from CDA
Nebraska Wind Power 2010 Conference dates set
New food security strategy highlight of symposium
Outstanding farm, ranch families sought in Neb.
Rural Wyo. citizens, agriculturists tell their stories
Two charged, $350,000 in equipment recovered
USDA provides funds to NM cooperative
UW honors agriculture professor for lifetime of teaching

CROPS

Alternative crop growers encouraged to apply for Specialty Crop Grants
Colo. group tackling biofuels project
Disease prediction system available for Fusarium head scab in wheat
Early scouting recommended for soybean aphids
Ellis County wheat plot tour set for June 1
Golden treasures emerge from talented straw artists
Grain bin safety important after wet harvest
Hill Country Vineyard Field Day slated for June 1 in Marble Falls
ISU studies plant response to pathogens
Meadowlark corn variety plots planted
NAWG seeks candidates for new research and tech position
Neb. experts urge corn planting at right depth
New program will help retiring farmers transition CRP land
NMSU's Chile Pepper Institute creates more user-friendly website
NRCS announces initiative to improve ag energy conservation
Prospective Wine Grower Workshop set June 10 in Childress
Putting a face on soybean exports
Smart irrigation controllers get a little smarter
Snow cover bodes well for Montana wheat crop
Sorghum Checkoff to sponsor sorghum food workshop
Southeast Kansas Research Center holds field day
Southeast Kansas Research Center holds field day
Stripe rust widespread in south central and southeast Nebraska
Tractor and farm safety workshops will be held in North Platte
Traveling with farmers
UNL Extension recycling plastic pesticide containers
UNL Extension to host grasshopper infestation discussion
USDA announces additional funding for three conservation programs
USDA seeks applications for Conservation Stewardship Program
UW Powell research center hosts high tunnel workshops

LIVESTOCK

AHA hires junior activities intern
Beef Cow Camp set for June 8 in Buffalo
CDA seizes Park County cattle
Colorado companies' 'gasifier' may turn manure into energy
Earth Day efforts deliver positive message about beef
EPA cites lots in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska for violations
Fred Stout Experience Awards announced
Hickory County Cattlemen's Bus Tour heads west in August
Invest time, effort to control flies in cattle
July 1 is deadline to apply for Jersey youth scholarships
Nebraska's egg industry adds value to corn, aid overseas
O.D. Butler Field Day draws interest from producers
Wyoming Livestock Board seeks assistant state vet

EDITOR

Atrazine suit troubles farmer
Big Problem
Presidential Chemo-phobia?

COLUMNS

Again, I say thank you
AgriPro to return to hybrid wheat
Donation to support Texas Tech research
GPS guidance for corner irrigation now available
In other agribusiness news...
Just a scoop full
New cutterbar designed for smaller tractors
New food safety products help processors
New sorghum improves palatability
Resource management
Review health insurance coverage in 2010
The politics of pork

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock sales report
Amarillo livestock auction report
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock market report
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle summary
Cool temperatures and precipitation slowed crop progress last week
Crop development, progress field work slowed again
Dalhart livestock auction report
Denison feeder cattle auction
Dodge City cattle sales report
Faith livestock auction report
Farmers welcome warmer weather
Fieldwork halted due to heavy rains, storms
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Hay trade slow to moderate
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin regional cattle sales
McAlester livestock auction report
More hail, thunderstorms, tornadoes
Most hay selling steady, prices steady to firm
Most of state gets some rain
North Arkansas livestock report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Salina cattle sales report
Saturated soils keep farmers out of field
South Central direct sheep
Soybean planting advances
Springfield dairy heifer sale
Springfield livestock auction report
Superior Video auction report
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Watertown cattle sales report
West Plains regional cattle sales
Windy conditions add to the cool, wet spring
Winter wheat rated mostly good condition
Woodward livestock market report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Annual directory promotes Colorado hay
BLM acquires more land for prairie chicken
Coalition hosts range management school
Controlling alfalfa weevils
Controlling musk thistle, Eastern redcedar in pastures
Nebraska Range Short Course set for June 21 to 25
Reducing ragweed in pastures

FAMILY

Annual XIT Trail of Sales set for June 5
Coyote activity increases in spring
Eastep Tree Farm to host Walnut Council Field Day
Elementary students plant trees for stewardship project
Extension offers rainwater harvesting course
Fresh from the grill-sizzling summer salads
Garden tour visits StoneBridge June 5
Junior Master Gardener Adult Training program seeks applications
Kansas Forest Service seeks public comment on resources
Know how to care for your family during a disaster
KSU Spring Wildflower Tour slated near Russell on June 4
Licensed applicators help protect Colorado trees and environment
Meditation for 5-31-10
New Park County Master Gardeners ready to serve
NMSU Rodeo team finishes strong
Phillips a perfect getaway home
Ruffling a few cowhides
Sedgwick County Extension hosting Lunch in the Garden
Take steps to control mosquitoes
Texas lawns suffering from effects of long, cold winter
USDA announces assistance program for orchardists, nursery tree growers

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