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ISSUE DATE: 06/30/2008

Biofuel economy drives land values

The biofuel economy is driving the value of land to record prices, with a steady increase expected in years to come.

Iowa State University farm economist Mike Duffy said the average value of an acre of farmland in Iowa increased by just over $700 during the past year, to an all-time high of $3,908.


NEWS

"Clearwater"- An eco-friendly feed barley
2008 University of Nebraska High Plains Ag Lab Field Day
2008 World's Forage Analysis Superbowl calls for entries
4-H youth educator starts June 2 in Campbell County
A vine time to tell me
Aberdeen livestock sales
ACGA supports imported ethanol parity act if biofuel imports are closely scrutinized
Ada livestock sales report
AFBF- Crop production prospects reduced in USDA reports
AFBF- Texas RFS waiver request should be denied
Ag Technology Field Day Aug. 5 in Great Bend
AgriLife Extension releases late-season replanting guide
Amarillo livestock sales report
Annual directory lists farmers' markets across the state
Apache livestock sales report
Applicants being sought for ASA, DuPont Young Leader Program
Arkansas livestock sales summary
Barta Brothers Ranch research shows deferred, short-duration gr
BASF and Monsanto enter into agreement for new fungicide
Beef Battalion feeds the forces
Benefits of no-till farming realized
Best method to chill chickens depends on water
Better pumping plant can mean more money for irrigators
Between breaks in rain, corn and soybean planting continue
Biofuel economy drives land values
Black cutworms keep pressure on late-planted corn
Black farmers file new suit against USDA
Brand board member quits over Stockgrowers removal
Chambliss addresses 4-H youth during Capitol Hill science briefing
Clovis livestock sales report
Colorado feeder cattle sales report
Colorado State University one of 13 honored by USDA
Connor concerned about corn crop
Copper thieves hitting Nebraska farms
Crop progress has improved
Crops improve due to warmer conditions
CSU hosts one of the world's most advanced weather radars
Dalhart livestock auction report
Demand strong for quality alfalfa
Denison feeder cattle sales
DFA members speak up for dairy in nation's capital
Dodge City livestock sales report
Drier weather allows first cutting alfalfa to get underway
Drought conditions upgraded in Panhandle
Dry weather helps planting, hay cutting progress
Dunlap livestock sales report
E-business course scheduled in Ogallala
Elevated carbon dioxide boosts invasive nutsedge
Ethanol coproducts eyed as fillers in plastics
Farm bill provision creates "innovator incentives" for farmers
Farmers rebounding from weather setback
Final phase of construction begins at ag research facility
Fire key topic at upcoming range schools
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Gelbvieh Western Regional Show features strong cattle competition
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales
Gourmet cheese has a sense of place
Governor Blunt denies ethanol waiver
Governor's energy office announces partners for small wind incentive program
Grain bids mixed
Grain market close
Growing Nebraska's dairy industry good for rural communities, c
Hail hurts, but the glass is still half full
Healthy animals mean healthy food
Heinz family presented with college's "2008 Pride In Association Award
Hereford enthusiasts "Roll Through Dixie"
High Plains slaughter news
IFBF economist says up to 20 percent of Iowa grains lost to floods
Initiative helps pork industry
ISU professor named distinguished teacher by national association
Joplin feeder cattle auction
July 18 final date to apply for FSA livestock disaster programs
July 4th scramble
June 26 Bradford field day looks at quail habitat, native plants
June is Noxious Weed Awareness Month
Kansas 4-H honors former member turned adviser
K-State plant pathologist- Remember preharvest intervals for wh
Lake Country Lamb Feed voluntary recall announced
Left-handed ice cream
Many hay prices steady to firm
McAlester livestock auction report
Midwest Dairy Association initiative receives national award
Missouri Angus Tour set for August 22 to 24
Most Minnesota corn farmers escape flooding as prices hit new highs
NALF executive tells International Limousin Conference about genomics projects
NBA partners with U.S., Colorado departments of agriculture to promote restaurant and meat case sale
NBC seeking nominations for the 2008 Nebraska Beef Backer Award
NCGA board selects Ihnen as next first vice president
NCGA concerned by big food's big myths
NDA amends dairy cattle import order
NDA issues import order for Montana cattle, bison
Nebraska Beef Council to host the 2nd annual Ultimate Beef Bowl
New dairy opens for business
New study advances method to make energy from farm waste
New test should ensure no more Mini-Moos
Next Ranch Symposium geared toward "Living the Legacy"
Nitric oxide regulates plants as well as people
North Arkansas livestock auction report
NRCS flood, tornado damage assistance may be available
Ogallala cattle sales
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m.cattle sales
Pratt livestock auction report
Precision irrigation built into sprinkler booms
Ranchers file legal action against Montana Board of Livestock
Report compares costs of animal disease outbreak
River's current needs snag net of state entities
RMFU donates to Red Cross, Centennial Chapter
RMFU- Tomato scare underscores need for local foods
Rural crime down in Oklahoma; some cite meth law
Rural health care council seeks grant reviewers
SBA offers disaster aid for June 11 storm victims
Scattered rains slow fieldwork in some areas
Seven students from Colorado 4-H named recipients of Daniels Scholarship
Simmental Juniors head to Texas for Classic
Sioux Falls feeder pigs
Sioux Falls sheep sales
Site-specific weed management can lower crop costs, help environment
Slaughterhouse worker pleads in abuse case
Small grains improve with warmer weather
Something must be done about energy crisis
South Central direct sheep
South Korea will take time to explain new U.S. beef deal before resuming imports
Soybean Checkoff builds soy use in construction industry
Springfield livestock sales
State embargoes wheat as precautionary measure
State lab confirms brucellosis in Daniel-area cattle
Stierwalt helps youth with beef show school
Stinkbugs, bean leaf beetles damage seedling crops
Summer-like weather prevails
Superior video auction report
Sustainable technology key to unlock success for soy into 2020
Take Iowa Farm Bureau's "Don't Pass The Buck Challenge"
Tangy, junior-size fruit bars from ARS process
Tenth KARL class sought
Texas Corn Producers Board urges EPA to deny Texas waiver reque
Texas Peanut Producers applaud passage of farm bill
Texhoma cattle sales report
The RAAT approach to grasshopper control
Tiny gene discovered hiding in a major family of plant viruses
Trans-Pecos Wildlife Conference a 'must attend' for wildlife afficionados
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock sales report
Turkey industry provides more than $100 million in economic benefits
Two weevil varieties can give growers double headaches
U.S., South Korea to discuss beef import impasse in Washington
UNL ag economist- Ethanol behind about 1.2 percent of U.S. food price hike
UNL economist- Farm bill positive for western Nebraska sugar beet, bean growers
UNL research focuses on predicting steaks' tenderness
Unveiling agribusiness education in Omaha
Upcoming KSU ag events
USDA sees 6 percent drop in Nebraska wheat crop
USDA to assess impact of flooding on crop acreage
UW Extension offers training for Big Horn Basin retail pesticide suppliers
UW Meat Laboratory recalls some meat as precaution
UW student farm story garners College of Agriculture's research magazine award
Vaccine helps control porcine circovirus
Warmer temps help crops catch up
Watch your withdrawal periods
Watertown cattle sales
West Plains regional sales
What's bugging you?
What's in your woodland?
Wheat harvest resumes as conditions allow
Wheat harvest ventures north into Kansas, Missouri, Colorado
Wheat scab in Nebraska for second year in a row
Why are rice prices so high?
Winners chosen at Missouri Junior Angus Preview Show
Winners crowned at AJSA western regional
Winners parade at 2008 Rocky Mountain Junior Beef Expo
Winter wheat harvest smaller
Woodward livestock sales report
Wyobraska cattle sales
Yemen wheat importers visit Colorado

CROPS

"Clearwater"- An eco-friendly feed barley
2008 University of Nebraska High Plains Ag Lab Field Day
2008 World's Forage Analysis Superbowl calls for entries
A vine time to tell me
ACGA supports imported ethanol parity act if biofuel imports are closely scrutinized
AFBF- Crop production prospects reduced in USDA reports
AFBF- Texas RFS waiver request should be denied
Ag Technology Field Day Aug. 5 in Great Bend
AgriLife Extension releases late-season replanting guide
Annual directory lists farmers' markets across the state
Applicants being sought for ASA, DuPont Young Leader Program
Barta Brothers Ranch research shows deferred, short-duration gr
Benefits of no-till farming realized
Better pumping plant can mean more money for irrigators
Between breaks in rain, corn and soybean planting continue
Black cutworms keep pressure on late-planted corn
Black farmers file new suit against USDA
Connor concerned about corn crop
Crop progress has improved
Crops improve due to warmer conditions
Demand strong for quality alfalfa
Drier weather allows first cutting alfalfa to get underway
Drought conditions upgraded in Panhandle
Dry weather helps planting, hay cutting progress
E-business course scheduled in Ogallala
Elevated carbon dioxide boosts invasive nutsedge
Ethanol coproducts eyed as fillers in plastics
Farm bill provision creates "innovator incentives" for farmers
Farmers rebounding from weather setback
Final phase of construction begins at ag research facility
Fire key topic at upcoming range schools
Governor Blunt denies ethanol waiver
Grain bids mixed
Grain market close
Hail hurts, but the glass is still half full
IFBF economist says up to 20 percent of Iowa grains lost to floods
ISU professor named distinguished teacher by national association
June is Noxious Weed Awareness Month
Kansas 4-H honors former member turned adviser
KDA lifts wheat embargo on south central Kansas fields
K-State plant pathologist- Remember preharvest intervals for wh
Many hay prices steady to firm
Most Minnesota corn farmers escape flooding as prices hit new highs
NCGA board selects Ihnen as next first vice president
NCGA concerned by big food's big myths
New study advances method to make energy from farm waste
Nitric oxide regulates plants as well as people
NRCS flood, tornado damage assistance may be available
Precision irrigation built into sprinkler booms
River's current needs snag net of state entities
Scattered rains slow fieldwork in some areas
Site-specific weed management can lower crop costs, help environment
Small grains improve with warmer weather
Soybean Checkoff builds soy use in construction industry
State embargoes wheat as precautionary measure
Stinkbugs, bean leaf beetles damage seedling crops
Summer-like weather prevails
Sustainable technology key to unlock success for soy into 2020
Texas Corn Producers Board urges EPA to deny Texas waiver reque
Texas Peanut Producers applaud passage of farm bill
The RAAT approach to grasshopper control
Tiny gene discovered hiding in a major family of plant viruses
Trans-Pecos Wildlife Conference a 'must attend' for wildlife afficionados
Two weevil varieties can give growers double headaches
UNL ag economist- Ethanol behind about 1.2 percent of U.S. food price hike
UNL economist- Farm bill positive for western Nebraska sugar beet, bean growers
Upcoming KSU ag events
USDA sees 6 percent drop in Nebraska wheat crop
USDA to assess impact of flooding on crop acreage
UW Extension offers training for Big Horn Basin retail pesticide suppliers
UW student farm story garners College of Agriculture's research magazine award
Warmer temps help crops catch up
What's bugging you?
Wheat harvest resumes as conditions allow
Wheat harvest ventures north into Kansas, Missouri, Colorado
Wheat scab in Nebraska for second year in a row
Why are rice prices so high?
Winter wheat harvest smaller
Yemen wheat importers visit Colorado

LIVESTOCK

Aberdeen livestock sales
Ada livestock sales report
Amarillo livestock sales report
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock sales summary
Barta Brothers Ranch research shows deferred, short-duration gr
Beef Battalion feeds the forces
Best method to chill chickens depends on water
Between breaks in rain, corn and soybean planting continue
Brand board member quits over Stockgrowers removal
Clinton Laflin received the Junior Bronze, Silver awards
Clovis livestock sales report
Colorado feeder cattle sales report
Connor concerned about corn crop
Crop progress has improved
Crops improve due to warmer conditions
Dalhart livestock auction report
Denison feeder cattle sales
DFA members speak up for dairy in nation's capital
Dodge City livestock sales report
Drier weather allows first cutting alfalfa to get underway
Dry weather helps planting, hay cutting progress
Dunlap livestock sales report
Farmers rebounding from weather setback
Fire key topic at upcoming range schools
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Gelbvieh Western Regional Show features strong cattle competition
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales
Gourmet cheese has a sense of place
Growing Nebraska's dairy industry good for rural communities, c
Hereford enthusiasts "Roll Through Dixie"
High Plains slaughter news
Initiative helps pork industry
IPPA seeking nominations for Iowa's best breaded pork tenderloin
Joplin feeder cattle auction
July 18 final date to apply for FSA livestock disaster programs
June 26 Bradford field day looks at quail habitat, native plants
Kansas 4-H honors former member turned adviser
Lake Country Lamb Feed voluntary recall announced
McAlester livestock auction report
Midwest Dairy Association initiative receives national award
Missouri Angus Tour set for August 22 to 24
Most Minnesota corn farmers escape flooding as prices hit new highs
NALF executive tells International Limousin Conference about genomics projects
NBA partners with U.S., Colorado departments of agriculture to promote restaurant and meat case sale
NBC seeking nominations for the 2008 Nebraska Beef Backer Award
NDA amends dairy cattle import order
NDA issues import order for Montana cattle, bison
Nebraska Beef Council to host the 2nd annual Ultimate Beef Bowl
New dairy opens for business
New test should ensure no more Mini-Moos
New World Pork Expo registration tracks producer attendance
Next Ranch Symposium geared toward "Living the Legacy"
North Arkansas livestock auction report
Ogallala cattle sales
OKC West livestock auction report
Pork checkoff works with producers to build a stronger industry
Pratt 3 p.m.cattle sales
Pratt livestock auction report
Ranchers file legal action against Montana Board of Livestock
Report compares costs of animal disease outbreak
Scattered rains slow fieldwork in some areas
Simmental Juniors head to Texas for Classic
Sioux Falls feeder pigs
Sioux Falls sheep sales
Slaughterhouse worker pleads in abuse case
Small grains improve with warmer weather
South Central direct sheep
South Korea will take time to explain new U.S. beef deal before resuming imports
Springfield livestock sales
State lab confirms brucellosis in Daniel-area cattle
Stierwalt helps youth with beef show school
Summer-like weather prevails
Superior video auction report
Texhoma cattle sales report
Trans-Pecos Wildlife Conference a 'must attend' for wildlife afficionados
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock sales report
Turkey industry provides more than $100 million in economic benefits
U.S., South Korea to discuss beef import impasse in Washington
UNL research focuses on predicting steaks' tenderness
Upcoming KSU ag events
USDA to assess impact of flooding on crop acreage
UW Meat Laboratory recalls some meat as precaution
Vaccine helps control porcine circovirus
Warmer temps help crops catch up
Watch your withdrawal periods
Watertown cattle sales
West Plains regional sales
Wheat harvest resumes as conditions allow
Winners chosen at Missouri Junior Angus Preview Show
Winners crowned at AJSA western regional
Winners parade at 2008 Rocky Mountain Junior Beef Expo
Woodward livestock sales report
Wyobraska cattle sales

EDITOR

Biofuel economy drives land values
Connor concerned about corn crop
Healthy animals mean healthy food
Safety soapbox
Something must be done about energy crisis
Vaccine helps control porcine circovirus

COLUMNS

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BASF and Monsanto enter into agreement for new fungicide
Buhler auger
Cargill introduces online contract signature capability
Cyber-Rain sprinkler control system
In other agribusiness news....
Just a scoop full
Left-handed ice cream
Pride of ownership
Remote irrigation management
State-of-the-art research center is first of its kind in the world
Website offers nutrient management information

MARKETS

Aberdeen livestock sales
Ada livestock sales report
Amarillo livestock sales report
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock sales summary
Clovis livestock sales report
Colorado feeder cattle sales report
Dalhart livestock auction report
Denison feeder cattle sales
Dodge City livestock sales report
Dunlap livestock sales report
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin feeder cattle auction
McAlester livestock auction report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
Ogallala cattle sales
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m.cattle sales
Pratt livestock auction report
Sioux Falls feeder pigs
Sioux Falls sheep sales
South Central direct sheep
Springfield livestock sales
Superior video auction report
Texhoma cattle sales report
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock sales report
Watertown cattle sales
West Plains regional sales
Woodward livestock sales report
Wyobraska cattle sales

RANGE

Year end tax planning

FAMILY

Eat your money's worth
Expert says weigh food costs like buying major appliance
Experts say watermelons are costlier, but sweet and plentiful
Food and fun for the 4th
Helpful gardening tips for the month of June
Kansas 4-H honors former member turned adviser
Make It 160 F this summer for a safe and savory burger
Northview 2 has many options
Pick a pretty place for a picnic
Saving on food costs
Seven students from Colorado 4-H named recipients of Daniels Scholarship
Water wars on the lawn

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