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ISSUE DATE: 06/15/2009

Countries set aside rivalries for common goal

In every industry, there is competition--that's just the nature of a free market system.

The global wheat export business is no exception.

For many years, the international wheat market has been dominated by three major competitors; the United States, Canada and Australia. A recent announcement by the major wheat organizations of all three countries, though, has put those rivalries on a backburner, if only for a moment.

On May 14, the three countries announced their grower groups will work toward a synchronized commercialization of biotech traits in wheat, in order to minimize market disruption. While there is no commercial production of genetically modified wheat in the world, yet, the statement of this goal was a major step forward in the eventual path to commercialization of a biotech wheat variety.


NEWS

$100 offered to Barton County farmers
AFR opposes emissions cap
Agency seeking project proposals from industry, organizations
Area snakes thriving in mild, wet weather
Bill requires labeling of meat, fish
Chambliss comments on plan to slash key ag programs
Countries set aside rivalries for common goal
DASNR faculty and staff members experience the agricultural diversity
Farm equipment stolen in Missouri
FSA county committee nominations start June 15
FSA to offer CRP contract extensions to some producers
German court upholds ban on GMO corn
Getting to the root of science in a nutty way
Hays to host Wild West Festival July 2 to 5
HPJ Associate Editor named to Class X of KARL
Missouri farmers sue utility
Nebraska Corn Borad, Nebraska Cattlemen make joint trip to Washington, D.C.
New finding helps explain how toxin harms farm animals
New NFU President addresses Kansas members
Plans in hand, Texas A&M ag economics graduates ready to be entrepreneurs
President calls biofuels one of U.S.'s most important industries
Roberts introduces bill to improve rural health care
Satellites look at conservation tillage practices
Summit allows producers, retailers, foodservice operators identify challenges
TDA announces grant programs
Upcoming K-State ag events
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
USDA's Farm Service Agency county committee nominations start June 15
Vilsack announces $143 million for rural water projects
Water markets grow with scarcity
Who is best suited to provide crop insurance?
Works to protect farmers, families and businesses from cost increases

CROPS

2009 Colorado Wheat Field Days set for June 8 to 17
A synchronized release
Ag Tech Field Day sprouting in Fairview
Cool weather delays corn planting
Demonstration reveals seed bed preparation can produce significant return
Global wheat condition one to watch
Greece extends ban on GM corn seed
High Plains No-Till Conference site has changed
Iowa farmers use conservation tillage
June is time to spray corn for broadleaf weed control
Louisiana has smallest cotton crop since 1946
NCC directors announced
NCC: India's cotton subsidies impede cotton trade
NCGA urges policymakers to acknowledge benefits of corn ethanol
RMA issues head scab reminder
RMA issues help on crop quality losses
Sorghum board schedules meeting for June 17
Sterling County Weed and Brush field day, June 23
The first trip to Oklahoma
U.S., Canada and Australia will synch biotech wheat release
UNL professor appointed to International Rice Research Institute
USGC: Producers should be able to keep supplying global demand
Wheat State ready for National Festival of Breads, June 15-17
Wheat, dryland crop research field days set June 17
Winter wheat meeting plot tour set for June 17

LIVESTOCK

2009 Rocky Mountain Junior Beef Expo a success
ARS looks for dietary supplements to boost poultry immunity
Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame recognizes two
CattleFax elects new leadership
Cattlemen tell congress NAIS should not be implemented
Cattlemen's bills signed by Gov. Ritter
Demand for Hereford semen continues to rise
DNA data, genome selection hot topics at BIF annual meeting
H1N1 flu outbreak virus not found in U.S. hog herd
Horn fly research claims top buzz in UW College of Agriculture research magazine
Iowa State animal scientist presented distinguished service award
June is Dairy Month
Kansas represented at 2009 Beef Leaders Institute
Kastl hired to assist with Shorthorn activities
Kellen Jorgensen awarded Bronze and Silver pins
Klaire Jorgensen earns Junior Bronze, Silver awards
K-State Beef Conference set for Aug. 13 in Manhattan
K-State instructor uses bison farm to educate people around the world
Legislation helps move cattle industry in the right direction
Milk producers create task force to examine issues
NALF, NALJA welcome 87 new members
NCBA urges Obama administration to support open markets
Pork promoted through good consumer impressions
Quality in the price equation
Reduction in hog breeding herd needed to increase prices
Risk management is important tool for pork producers
SD Stockgrowers invite all to June Quarterly in Philip, S.D.
Show-Me-Select fall-calving bred heifers see lower averages
Starr begins summer as AHA intern
USDA to conduct semiannual cattle survey in July
USMEF reports U.S. pork, beef exports solid in March
Varner to host World Livestock Auctioneer Championship
Western ranchers voice opinion on ID program

EDITOR

Behind the scenes
Do you want it done right or quickly?
Entrance exam
Greater regulation
Window to wheat harvest
With health care, one size does not fit all

COLUMNS

Anything grows
Companies release new "green" horse feed
Fatherhood in the land of Make-Believe
He is riding well now
I had a ball in Nebraska
Just a scoop full
Switchgrass to ethanol, will the day ever come?

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada Livestock sales report
Alfalfa cutting, planting major farm activities for week
Amarillo livestock sales report
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Cold temperatures slow growth of planted crops
Cooler temps reduce crop progress
Dalhart cattle auction report
Dodge City livestock sales
Drastically different weather desired
Dryland crops get relief with added rains
Ft. Smith cattle sales
Georgia livestock auction summary
Georgia livestock auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Grains closed higher
High Plains slaughter news
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin livestock sales
Most classes selling steady
Most of crops in the ground
Most soil moisture rated adequate to surplus
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas cattle sales report
Oats, spring wheat enters boot stage
Ogallala livestock sales report
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock auction report
Sioux Falls sheep sales
Sprinfield cattle sales
Springfield dairy cattle sales
Springfield livestock auction report
St. Onge livestock sales
Strong demand for alfalfa
Superior video auction report
Texhoma livestock auction report
Topsoil moisture levels hold steady with rains
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa cattle sales
West Plains cattle sales report
Wet soils hampering crop progress, some have to replant
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Cool season hay production concerns
FSA, NRCS accepting 2009 Grassland Reserve Program applications

FAMILY

Alternatives-Poem by Joe Kreger
Bee careful when using pesticides in the garden
Choose the correct spreader for lawn care
Commissioner Staples announces winners of fruit and vegetable competition
Deer test negative for bovine TB
DOW's habitat program seeks proposals from land owners, conservation groups
Extension offers plant identification class
Jewel fits students, working from home
Meditation for 6-15-09
Newlin named FFA Agriscience Student of the Year
Newlins bring home double Agriscience State Championships
Picnic Pizzazz
Readers share helpful household hints
Steamboat Springs rodeo looks to boost attendance
Tom Hicks sells Mesquite Rodeo
Topeka means family fun
Travis County Master Gardeners to present free seminars in June, July
Walnut Council Field Day to show ways to improve profits
Zoysia grass lawns may need dethatching in spring

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