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ISSUE DATE: 07/13/2009

DJ is one-man big band for farm products

By Larry Dreiling

Rick Crandall loves the big band sound.

As program director and host of the Breakfast Club at Denver radio station KEZW-AM 1430, Crandall plays music his parents and friends' parents enjoyed. The sounds of Glenn Miller, whose boyhood was spent in the northeast Colorado city of Fort Morgan, often percolate like a friendly cup of coffee on his show.

Like that Colorado-raised musician, Crandall often talks up Colorado-raised farm products through his Breakfast Club Private Label program.

Working alongside the Colorado Department of Agriculture's Colorado Proud program, Crandall's effort, which started about a year ago, has brought emerging Centennial State food and beverage companies more attention than the wail of a Harry James trumpet solo played at full blast at 3 a.m.

In January, CDA's program came along for the ride, helping further direct these companies to an inexpensive promotion outlet.


NEWS

A&M System chancellor: New citrus center will enhance, extend global reach
Borlaug Institute to provide technical assistance to Ecuador
Broadband map will show where gaps exist
Central City Scale provides expandable platform scale systems
Chambliss-Baucus introduce bipartisan measure to protect hunting on public lands
Deere: 800 workers leave voluntarily
DJ is one-man big band for farm products
Don't fence me in
Esh Quality Structures branches out
FAPC Analytical Services receives national accreditation
Four State Farm Show scheduled for July 17 to 19
Indian farmers who cashed out struggle with riches
Jatropha tree examined as a biofuel alternative
Kansas chief engineer responds to arbitrator's decision on Republican River dispute
Kansas Supreme Court affirms ruling on water rights
Lab slated for Kansas still needs federal permission
Linn Post & Pipe introducing new products
Longshot gives back
Moran announces disaster declaration granted for Kansas
Mow a lotta grass --in comfort and safety
NCBA: Cattlemen speak out on Clean Water Act land grab
Nebraskans appointed to USDA positions
New designs for making old dams safer
New hydraulic wing harrow carts
NRCS, KLA work through Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative
NSP comments on climate change legislation
Obama Administration continues naming State Executive Directors for FSA
Obama officials urge Senate to act on climate
ODAFF investigators assist in arrest of arsonist in Stephens County
Officials: Tannery sludge not behind brain tumors
Oklahoma hosts national agroterrorism conference
Pickens calls off massive wind farm in Texas
Pirate bug tag-team spells double trouble for thrips
Ready for new carbon markets and greenhouse gas regulations?
Rural policy commission members named
Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack announces new Livestock Indemnity Program
Southeast peanut farmers discover tool for killing glyphosate resistant pigweed
Southern agriculture leaders oppose proposed climate change legislation
Texas farms increasing Internet use according to census
The "Duke" makes cattle handling safer, easier
Tucker & Sons offering overhead grain bins
Upcoming K-State agricultural events

CROPS

Applicants being sought for 2010 ASA/DuPont Young Leader Program
As gas prices creep up, ethanol saves drivers money, Ethonal Board says
Impressive line up of speakers at the 2009 Profit Maximizer Wheat Summit
Increases seen in acreage for both corn and soybeans
Nematodes are a common problem in corn, too
NSP secures $1 million in research funding for sorghum
Pirate bug tag-team spells double trouble for thrips
Wheatheart wheat conference scheduled for Aug. 13 in Perryton
Why NAWG supports climate change legislation

LIVESTOCK

American Simmental Association online listings provide value
Bovine tuberculosis tests in Nebraska come back clean
Cattleman surprised with Tyson's $16K legal bill
Champions selected at Missouri Angus Preview Show
Dairy on a smaller scale
Good management can reduce incidence of heat stress in cattle
Got your goat? Some in Florida farming them
Groups want Japan to ease beef rules
High school students complete first KSU Animal Sciences Leadership Academy
Hollis dairy closes, leaving 32 without jobs
Horse virus causes some cancellations at NM rodeo
JBS Swift Beef Co. expands beef recall
KCA to hold annual Summer Conference
KCA: Independent producers support fair market practices
Livestock premium tax exemption passes
NCBA: Cattlemen speak out on Clean Water Act land grab
Nearly 4,000 cattle die in heat wave
New building 'feeds' beef cattle research
Northeast Kansas woman's emu eggs get attention
NRCS, KLA work through Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative
Roughly 2,000 Nebraska cattle die in heat
Sheep producers can apply for livestock indemnity payments
Sioux Falls Stockyards holds final cattle sale
Sustainable Meat and Egg Production Field Day set for July 17
Testing shows no new Nebraska bovine TB cases
Thompson wins top title at LMA's World Livestock Auctioneer Championship
USDA announces initial 2009-2010 allocations for dairy export incentive program
USMEF's Branded Products Promotion Program funds available for U.S. industry

EDITOR

Odd behaviors
Photograph your country
Reader takes issue with Root column

COLUMNS

American Simmental Association online listings provide value
Auctioneer named third-time national award winner
Collaboration to develop advanced wheat germplasms
Commerce face to face
In other agribusiness news....
John Deere, Orthman to co-produce custom planters
Just a scoop full
Message of integrity
Post-emergence herbicide controls volunteer corn
Sunflowers are useful for double-cropping
Website aids seed industry education

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Barley, wheat behind last year's pace
Dodge City livestock sales report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Grain market close
Hay trading slow
High Plains slaughter news
Independence Day rain ends dry week
Last of the row crops being planted
Light demand sees steady prices in some areas
McAlester livestock auction report
Most topsoil moisture rated short to very short
North Arkansas livestock sales report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Relief from triple digit temperatures
Sioux Falls sheep sales
Springfield livestock sales report
St. Joseph feeder pigs
Tulsa livestock auction report
Warmer weather helps corn development
Weather allows for favorable crop conditions
West Plains regional cattle sales
Wheat harvest near completion in Plains
Wheat harvest reaches half-way mark
Wheat prices feel harvest pressure
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Wyobraska cattle sales report

FAMILY

A mite-y big problem
Auction of past National FFA officer jacket raises funds for agricultural education
Don't fence me in
Fruit with bacterial spot not pretty, but safe to eat
K-State to host first Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes weekend
Meditation for 7-13-09
Mental health in rural America
Oxbow 2 makes efficient use of square footage
Rodeo clown sentenced to 5 years probation
Take along cookies
Taste Discovery-Explore the world from your kitchen
What's killing the great lawns of Texas?

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