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ISSUE DATE: 05/30/2011

It's the only word that can describe this year's wheat crop--DRY!

By Larry Dreiling

Driving through Kansas during the recently completed Wheat Quality Council Hard Winter Wheat Tour, the record turnout of more than 70 crop scouts were taken aback by the dry conditions leading into the most critical time for wheat development.

Completed May 5, the tour's calculated average for the Kansas wheat crop was 37.4 bushels per acre compared to 40.7 bushels on the same routes in 2010. The crop scouts are invited to join a pool to estimate a production total for the Kansas crop, basing their estimates on expected yield and acres to be harvested. This year, 54 participants joined the pool, offering an average estimate of 256.7 million bushels.


NEWS

Action needed on trade agreements
FDA urges formation of Food Protection Alliances
Feds surveying Nebraska farmers, ranchers
Hoegemeyer Hybrids receives Patriot Award
In other agribusiness news...
Misener Family Harvesters ready to begin hard work
PIIGS
Project sees brighter future
Property loss from disasters may be tax deductible
Registrations due for tractor safety course
Retail staple food prices rise in first quarter
Steering system wins award
Texas drought losses reach $1.2 billion
Tornado among state's deadliest
USB: U.S. poultry, livestock sectors fuel rural economies
USMEF to expand South Korea pork campaign
Walnut Council Field Day is June 2
Weather delays start of harvest as Miseners prepare equipment

CROPS

Armyworm activity increases in crops
Canola producers should consider pre-harvest management
Grain growers work to increase exports
Grasshopper outbreaks expected
Groups will host Wheat Field Days
Hoffman keeping headers in the wheat, hands on the hydrostat
Invasive Tree Control Field Day is June 16
Manhattan Plant Materials Center's Field Day is June 7
Only one word can describe the wheat crop: DRY!
PMC to celebrate 75 years with June field day
Residue management is the key to success with no-till canola
Seed mixtures make pest monitoring more difficult
Soil Health and Wealth meeting is June 9
Wait for soybean emergence
Wheat chain statement issued following Wheat Summit
Wheat growers pleased with passage of bill
Wheat plot tours set for early June
Whirlwind No-till Expo set for June 16
Zeorian Harvesting on the road again soon

LIVESTOCK

Anderson named NALF executive director
ARS scientists study E. coli in WDGS
Beef Cattle Institute to focus on performance, health
Bison Association to host summer conference
Cattle convention offers 'Opportunity for Growth'
Hereford youth prepare for expo
Keeping dairy cows outside is good for the outdoors
K-State student interns with CAB
Members of Congress support transparency from USDA
NCBA supports legislation to end ethanol subsidy
No reports of equine virus in Kansas
Producers to tour innovative beef operations
'Real-world' judging criteria make Beef Empire Days special
Show-Me Beef University reveals all sides of the cow
Small number of cattle killed by predators
USDA certifies mobile meat processing unit
USDA releases cattle on feed numbers
Woolgrowers to host sheep events
World Pork Expo features entertainment

EDITOR

Battleship
When two different worlds collide

COLUMNS

Creating no news is goal
Just a scoop full
Kubota expands zero-turn mower line
Liquid enhances livestock ration digestibility
Performance management
Pets past and present

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction report
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle sales summary
Corn planting nears completion
Corn, wheat, soybeans lower
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Ericson livestock auction report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia livestock auction report
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Hay prices mostly steady
Hay trading slow to moderate
High Plains slaughter news
High precipitation keeps farmers out of fields
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Keoco feeder cattle action report
McAlester livestock auction report
Moisture, cool weather abundant across state
Most crops behind last year's progress
Most of state receives precipitation
Ogallala livestock auction report
OKC West livestock auction report
Planting progress surpasses 2010
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt feeder cattle auction report
Producers make significant planting progress
Salina cattle sales report
Some areas in severe drought
Springfield dairy heifer sales report
Springfield livestock auction report
State gets more rain, severe storms
State has 3 days suitable for fieldwork
Superior video auction report
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
West Plains regional stockyard sale
Wheat harvest in full swing in some areas
Winter wheat condition stabilized
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Huron cattle sales report

FAMILY

Extension offers youth workshops this summer
Grilling summer vegetables
Grilling up a festive summer feast
Hosta Virus X difficult to detect
Hot or cold, shrimp is simple
Iowa Farm Bureau awards scholarships
K-State hosts summer ag events
Learn to freeze and can produce
Long's ranch style has many amenities
Meditation for 5-30-11
Mongolia International University president visits OSU
Mulching is a valuable gardening practice
Plant a Row for the Hungry kicks off
Poison ivy type determines control approach
RMFU to host Cooperative Leadership Camps
Save lawns, landscape plants during drought
Some ornamentals are illegal

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