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ISSUE DATE: 06/21/2010

Fair in any field

By Jennifer M. Latzke

On the football field, Don Schieber is known for his fair and honest judgment as a referee.

In the corporate field as an Oklahoma Wheat Commissioner and vice chairman of U.S. Wheat Associates, he's recognized for his passion for wheat research and marketing. But for this north central Oklahoma farmer, the fields that matter most are the wheat fields of Schieber Farms.

Farming first down Schieber and his wife, Cecelia, raised a family of four daughters and built their farming business just outside of Kildare, Okla. They began in 1969, buying their first homestead near Kildare while Schieber was still running the North Central Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station in Lahoma. They raised wheat seed, farming after work and on weekends. Finally, they made the move to full-time farming. "We moved here in 1973, right before wheat prices rose," Schieber said. Then, interest rates rose, times got tough, and they had to adjust their business plan.


NEWS

Ag foundation seeks support for Monsanto Fund award program
AgriLife Bookstore has good reads for Dad
AgriLife Extension to host personnel management seminar June 3 in Amarillo
Arkansas Farm Bureau sponsors educational program
Clark to teach at Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Fair in any field
Grain and field bean work is most dangerous job in Kansas
Hampshire breeders adapt to changes
Iowa farms and fences keep disappearing
Kids, Kows and More teaches kids about agriculture
KSU to host dialog on sustainability
Lawmakers to study urban farming issues
Learn about social media in class
Miller County agent earns scholarship from retirees
Missouri farmers award free groceries to lucky winner
NCGA to study, comment on new Senate climate and energy bill
New cold storage unit warms hearts of Guatemalan farmers
NFU endorses Heineman
Sustainable ag practices on the rise
Teachers become summer students
Texas A&M internship program sends 10 ag students to Washington, D.C.
UNL hires new Department of Agricultural Economics head
UNL staff members in Panhandle get promotions
USDA announces new Tree Assistance Program
USDA announces support for small, socially disadvantaged ag producers, cooperatives
USDA, DOE announce funding for biomass research
Yamaha-ACT Scholarship winners announced

CROPS

Aphids, thrips spotted in Okla. cotton
ARS team boosts nutritional value of corn
Cotton Council sets P.I.E. program tours
Dalton Henry joins Kansas Wheat staff
Export association urges caution with pesticide-treated seeds
Grain elevators, farmers getting ready for harvest
Historically large basis spread creates lower cash price at elevator
K-State hosts annual county wheat plot tours
K-State partners to improve wheat breeding program
Learn intensive wheat management techniques at 2010 Profit Maximizer Wheat Summit
Munsch featured speaker at KRC Growing Your Farm Profits workshop
No summer slowdown for Central Texas insects
Okla. wheat forecast unchanged from May
Plum Creek initiative wins Envision Central Texas Community Stewardship Award
Rain helps some Arkansas soybean growers, hinders others
Soybeans may not be great option for cotton growers
Texas wheat production estimated at 122.5 million bushels
Watch cotton fields for fleahoppers
Widening basis impacts local wheat prices
Work begins in 2010 Corn Palace

LIVESTOCK

Beef checkoff hits a home run with Iowa Cubs baseball
Bovine tuberculosis found in Colorado herd
Cattle missing in Roberts County
Feedlots cited for pollution
Guide helps auctions manage animal welfare issues
Guide helps auctions manage animal welfare issues
Match cow herd to available forage by rolling back calving season
Match cow herd to available forage by rolling back calving season
Montana Stockgrowers Association inducted into Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame
Moran earns KLA's support in race for U.S. Senate seat
National Park Service sets meetings on designating cattle trails in Kansas
Nemaha Valley Angus partners with CAB
Not too hot for wool at June show in Sonora
'Pork Beef' field day offered in Childress June 29
Rabies on the increase along the Front Range
Wyoming Livestock Board endorses move to facilitate bison trade with Canada

EDITOR

Before an undercover activist strikes: Be smart...and do the right thing
Let's get ready to rumble
Unrelenting disaster

COLUMNS

Dairy producers lead the drive for major changes in the 2012 farm bill
Double-crop soybean seed available
Fish out of water
I fought the lawn, and the lawn won
Just a scoop full
Product helps plants cope with heat
Smelling roses in the pig barn

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock market report
Amarillo livestock sales report
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado sees below average precip for this time of year
Cool weather with scattered showers theme for week
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Full week allows for field work progress
Georgia cattle auction summary
Grain market close
Hay prices generally steady
Hay trade moderate
Heavy rains halt fieldwork, cause flooding
McAlester livestock auction report
Missouri wheat production unchanged from May
Most topsoil moisture rated very short, short
Nebraska winter wheat forecast down 10 percent
North Arkansas cattle sales report
Ogallala livestock auction report
OKC West livestock market report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Rain, heat slow harvest, other fieldwork
Rain, rain and more rain
Rain, rain and more rain
S.D. wheat forecast up slightly from May
South Central direct sheep sales
Springfield livestock market report
Summer has arrived
Summer heat arrives
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Wet conditions limit fieldwork
Wheat bids rally higher
Wheat conditions continue to improve
Wheat crop looking good, harvest well under way
Wheat harvest continues
Wheat, cotton progressing
Widespread rains, cool days seen

RANGE

CPR reductions mean changes
NRCS offers additional funding for Grassland Reserve Program
Rain in May dampens haymakers' plans

FAMILY

4-Her qualifies for Shooting Sports Nationals
'Beginning Vegetable and Fruit Growers Workshop' is June 25 in Springfield
Breakfast for Dinner Tips
Chick Trips by road or rail
Dry spring in East Texas batters fruit growers
Extension will host Food Preservation Workshop in Kimberling City May 25
Food scientist offers tips for shopping farmers markets
Garden and landscape diagnostic clinic set for June 16
June 21 2010 Meditation
June 21 Pennywise
Kansas 4-H state winners announced
Kansas couple honored by 4-H
Nibbling while grilling
Northeast Arkansas farmers market set to open
OSU Farmed Whitetail Deer Program's inaugural class graduates
Satsuma Miho mandarins tolerate low temps
Scout for bagworms now
Summers many angles make it unique
Trees mitigate Kansas flooding
Wichita County Master Gardeners offer garden calendar

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