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ISSUE DATE: 06/25/2012

Weather continues to drive crop, livestock markets

By Jennifer Carrico

Weather and markets are two very important factors for livestock and grain farmers throughout the country.

Iowa State University climatologist Elwynn Taylor said in 2011 every state had temperatures over 100 at some point, which hadn't occurred for quite some time.

"We've had a strange past year as well as a strange past two months. The Corn Belt has experienced warmer than normal temperatures, which is expected to stay with us for several months as a major weather pattern is divided by the Continental Divide," he said.

When that type of weather pattern has been seen in the past, it has caused few changes in the weather for an extended amount of time. March was the warmest in history with temperatures often 30 degrees warmer than normal.

"We have seen a La Nina weather pattern in 2012, with one week of warm temperatures, followed by one week of cool temperatures," said Taylor. "We expect these extremes to continue throughout the year."


NEWS

Agritourism bus rolls through Oklahoma
Food assistance battles highlight farm bill debate
Iowa Farm Bureau to hold economic summit
Research looks at reducing truck-related accidents, fatalities
Senators, governor respond to evaluation of NBAF
Where is all the money going?

CROPS

A harvest tradition: Farmers helping farmers
Colorado reveals Winter Wheat Variety Performance Trials
Determining cause of soybean yellowing
Economist: Think of land price as bushels of corn
Extension to hold ag, horticulture events
Extension to hold ag, horticulture events
Galls do not cause lasting damage
Hoffman Harvesting 'rocking and rolling'
Horticulture and Agroforestry Center field day set for June 30
Iowa State continues climate, corn cropping systems research
Kansas Certified Crop Advisor Board honors members
KARA, K-State to host field day
Osowski crew moves from Oklahoma to Kansas
Roland teams reunite in Hoxie
Zeorian crew sits idle waiting for wheat to ripen

LIVESTOCK

Ammonia concentration poses health risk to sheep
Bailey Ballou wins World Livestock Auctioneer Championship
Blue-green algae, other diseases threaten cattle
Cattle growers convention set for July 13 to 15
Chefs see beef production from pasture to plate
Dairy industry reducing phosphorus intake and output
Early calf weaning may be beneficial this year
McCarty Family Farms, Dannon officially open new milk processing plant
Rules change for feral swine tagging, transport
Rural coalition: Animal disease traceability too expensive
Weather continues to drive crop, livestock markets

EDITOR

Fear restricting the future
Rough road ahead for highway bill
Senate showdown

COLUMNS

It always rains again
Just a scoop full
Trade's trials and tribulations

MARKETS

Aberdeen livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Crop conditions decline
Crop progress well ahead of average
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Ericson livestock auction report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary report
Grain market close
Grains post sharp gains
Hay trade light in some areas
Hay trade slow to moderate
High Plains slaughter news report
Hot, dry weather continues to take toll
Joplin regional cattle sales report
McAlester livestock auction report
Most of state receives much needed rain
North Arkansas livestock auction report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
OKC West livestock market report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Rainfall amounts vary widely across state
Rainfall sweeps state
Row crops emerge in good condition
San Angelo livestock auction report
South Central direct sheep sales
Springfield livestock auction report
Texas direct feeder cattle summary
Timely rains provide much needed moisture
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Warm days, limited moisture
Weather continues to stress crops, pastures
West Plains cattle sales report
Wheat harvest complete
Wheat harvest in full swing
Widespread rain
Woodward livestock auction report

RANGE

NMSU to host alfalfa workshop
Pasture management program set for July 2

FAMILY

Anthrax case confirmed in deer near Uvalde
Feed Science and Management program adds pet foods emphasis
Have a sizzling, sparkling 4th
Meditation
NMSU researchers ask for help in locating nests
Pets and fireworks don't mix
Pheasants Forever chapter forms in Sumner County
Potato salad is patriotic
Powdery mildew of ornamentals
Preserving fresh fruits, vegetables need not be difficult
Radishes deserve better than being a kitchen 'has-been'
Sandstorm has a lot to offer
Students learn to grow their own vegetables

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