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ISSUE DATE: 06/29/2009

Farmer, physician, soldier donates land for wildlife

Southeast Russell County, Kan., around the township of Dubuque, is a part of the world where arid short grass and lush tall grass meet.

It's this little piece of paradise where the Dubuque Land & Cattle Co. operates and where Wallace Weber, M.D., resides. Along with his sister, Cheryl of Topeka, Kan., Weber last December donated the 1,700-acre operation to Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, the largest single land donation in the organizations' 26-year history.

The land includes two full sections, a half section, a quarter section and an additional 80 acres. The first half section was transferred to PF/QF in December 2008. Upon Dr. Weber's death, the land will be accompanied by a charitable remainder trust for management expenses with the entirety of donation completed upon Dr. Weber's death. All told, the Weber donation is expected to be valued at well over $1 million.


NEWS

AFBF urges committee to strengthen climate bill for ag
AFBF: Broadband Internet critical for rural America
Ag Census data now available for Indian reservations
ARS develops sequence system
ARS scientist studies plant invasion
Chambliss introduces measure to improve response to food-borne illness outbreaks
DOC able to keep feeding costs low
Drought tool expands to 48 states
Experts say pest becoming global nuisance
Farmer, physician, soldier donates land for wildlife
FCC acting chairman Copps releases report on broadband strategy for rural America
ICBA: Despite economic challenges community banks continue to lend to rural America
K-State's food science program not limited to campus
National Plant Germplasm System aids in disease research
Obama Administration launches Food Safety Working Group website
Organic agriculture spreads to traditional ag areas
Research could help cut costs for producers
Research shines light on Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone
Research shows soil type plays larger role in wetland erosion than plants
Strategies to rein in epidemics need to be retooled
Sustainability ensures agriculture's future
Texas Association of Agricultural Consultants endows scholarship
Texas Tech researcher: Climate change impacts where Americans live, work
Treating reflux as a disease may be necessary
USDA meets President Obama's 30-day biofuels directive to help meet country's energy needs
Vilsack announces nearly $42.3 million in recovery act funding for watershed projects
Vilsack says he's 'luckiest guy on earth'
What is a multilevel marketing plan?

CROPS

2010 nursery crop year and application closing date
ARS looks at controlling SCT biologically
Clues on corn yields, weather conditions and climate patterns
Conferences will explore CRP options June 17, 18
Corn Growers: New documentary attacks farming, would boost food costs
Ethanol by-product raises food safety concerns
Finishing up in Seiling, Okla.
First National Festival of Breads celebrated in Wichita
Getting to the root of science in a nutty way
Harvest finally begins
Invasive pest has met his match
Iowa farmers use conservation tillage
Kansas couple turns popcorn into growing business
No place for shallow roots
North American Plant Protection Organization Seed Panel up and running
Precision Planting announces details of the 2009 Summer Corn Conference July 28 to 31
Reduced soybean populations save money
Texas producer wraps up wheat harvest
Texas wheat production down 32 percent from last year
The big move to Texas
University of Nebraska Panhandle Wheat Plot Tours began June 16
USB study polls consumers

LIVESTOCK

$1,000 reward for horse believed stolen in Nebraska
AJSA hosts Western Regional in Fort Collins
American Horse Council aims to preserve Recreational Trails Program
ASA to hold Shorthorn University 2009 in Amarillo
ASI conducting 2009 Sheep Photo Contest
Bovine TB scare rattles Nebraska cattle producers
Breeding gentler laying hens that still produce eggs to industry standard
Carcass Show Results
Champions selected at 2009 Kansas Junior Angus Show
Consultant offers operators advice on protecting cattle against heat
Cooperative funding programs continue to build demand for lamb
Dairy industry provides big contribution to rural economies
Demand for Hereford semen continues to rise
Demand grows for Angus calves
Destination ImagiNation honors Dairy Farmers of America board chairman
Egg fight breaks out over chicken welfare law
EPA livestock tax blocked by Tiahrt amendment
Feed costs, swine flu put small hog farms in peril
Ibach, Hughes provide update on bovine TB case
Junior Shorthorn breeders are headed to Paradise
Kansas cuts funding for market reporting
Kansas hosts Heartland Regional Junior Limousin Show
Kansas Junior Hereford Show held in Abilene
Lightning strike kills 15 head of cattle in Florida
Little dogies a growing business for Nebraska couple
Livestock premium tax exemption passes Oklahoma House
New Zealand co-op may cut milk payments
NM ranchers worry that sick cows could cross to U.S.
NMPF Strategic Planning Task Force gets underway
North Dakota sale barn study quantifies premiums
Northeast Kansas woman's emu eggs get attention
Producers believe beef checkoff has benefited profitability
Senate passes National Day of the American Cowboy resolution
Sheep field day set for July 13
Sheep Industry Festival, sheep dog trial to be held in Kaycee
Siebert receives Mary M. Hopkins Volunteer Service Award
State funding of livestock market reporting cut
Stockgrowers hear optimism at quarterly meeting
Texas juniors parade champions at State Show
Texas scientist finds variation affects marbling, from research design to cattle type and management
Two new AgriLife Extension associates serving High Plains dairy industry
U.S. Pork Center Of Excellence updates Pork Information Gateway
UNL finds DDGs good source of energy, improves reproduction
USDA to survey Oklahoma cattle producers
USDA to survey Oklahoma sheep, goat producers
USMEF says pork exports remain strong
Veal group housing transition ahead of schedule
Vermont farmers cut cows' emissions by altering diets
Wet weather lifts cattlemen's spirits
Why "trade down?"
Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention honors ag advocates

EDITOR

A year later
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COLUMNS

AgriPro debuts new wheat variety as new breeder takes charge
Anything grows
Family business harmony
Just a scoop full
Kansas City company expands GPS network
Kinze Manufacturing says no price increases
Products receive approval for use in grain sorghum
Products recognized for engineering excellence
Stained glass windows

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
About half of wheat crop ready for harvest
Ada livestock sales report
Amarillo livestock sales report
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock sales summary
Clovis livestock sales report
Colorado livestock auction report
Cotton, sorghum progressing well
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dalhart livestock sales report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dodge City livestock sales report
Dodge City livestock sales report
Dunlap livestock auction report
Dunlap livestock sales report
Ericson cattle sales report
Ft. Smith cattle sales report
Georgia cattle sales report
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Grain, soybean bids lower
Hay demand, price dependent upon area
Hay trade slow
High Plains slaughter news
Hot and windy weather returns
Joplin livestock sales report
Joplin regional livestock sales
Late spring heat welcomes summer
McAlester auction report
McAlester livestock market report
Most topsoil moisture still rated adequate, surplus
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock sales
Ogallala livestock auction report
OKC West livestock sales
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Pratt livestock sales report
Rains hold up field work in some areas
Rains widespread, amounts vary
Sioux Falls sheep sales
Springfield dairy heifer sales report
Springfield livestock auction report
Springfield livestock sales report
St. Onge livestock sales report
Superior Video Auction report
Superior video auction report
Texhoma livestock sales report
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock sales report
Warm weather, rain help advance crop growth
West Plains cattle sales report
Woodward livestock sales report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Cool season hay production concerns
Fire plays a crucial role in the management of invasive plants
Lifting haze on post-fire land management

FAMILY

Cleveland County Master Gardener classes begin in September
Know terminology before choosing food
Meditation for 6-29-09
New beef cuts coming from chuck promise more profitability
Oil keeps beetles where they should be
Overton horticultural field day to include flowers, vegetables
Some berry good pies
Steakhouse cuts of beef more affordable in stores
Summer care of bermudagrass lawns
Summer garden tips
Terrien's design gives way to enjoyment
Thousand Cankers Disease a Newly Recognized Threat to U.S. Black Walnut Population
Twilight Garden Series features local gardening experts
Water wise lawn care

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