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ISSUE DATE: 07/11/2011

'Doing what it takes' leads business growth

By Larry Dreiling It was the mid-1980s. U.S. agriculture had fallen on its hardest times since the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl.

Farmers were going bankrupt, banks in small towns were folding, and some of the great names in agricultural machin-ery were either departing the scene or merging to survive.

It was the time of International Harvester finding new owners—a conglomerate that had bought a rival—and spinning off its truck division to become Case IH. Meanwhile, Allis-Chalmers was joining with Gleaner to form the base of what we now know as AGCO.


NEWS

Ag foundation hosts summer course for teachers
Be wary of identity theft, scams after weather disaster
Beef has many health benefits
Counties adopt Rural Opportunity Zones resolutions
County committee nominations open
Extension offers flood resources
Farm Bureau plans technology training seminar
Farm Bureau to host cookout contest
Farm Service Agency emergency loans available
Food safety research looks at lesser-known E. coli relatives
Ireland ag secretary visits Oklahoma
Irrigators make hard choices as drought continues
Kansas Ag and Rural Leadership announces Class XI
Kansas Department of Agriculture makes divisional changes
K-State team wins international competition
Lowering the color of crystals in sugar factories
NMSU pilots school-based nutrition program
Precision pays with feedlot manure
Ranch, farm expo a success
Survey of Agricultural Credit Condtions released
USDA names Site Manager of the Year
What austerity looks like

CROPS

2011 National Festival of Breads offers baking competition and wheat education
Activity warms up in Panhandle Center research plots
Adding nitrogen at corn tasseling time
ASA participates Panama Canal expansion event
Brownback signs ethanol incentive fund bill
Canola conferences planned
Catfish farmers consider split pond system
Colorado Corn applauds passage of H.R. 872 in Senate Ag Committee
Drought puts the heat on poorly constructed ponds
Entomology student research contributes to ag worldwide
Fertilizing nitrogen-deficient soybeans
File report of acreage by July 15
Food industry leaders hold meeting at FAPC
Food industry leaders meet with Reese
Glume blotch disease affects wheat
Heat- and water-stressed corn needs extra management
High feed costs increase need for high-quality corn silage
Hoffman Harvesting finally able to get into the field
IGP offers sorghum harvest updates
Iowa Learning Farms to host field day
Japanese beetles reported in soybeans
Jenna reunites with Zeorian crew
K-State hosts summer ag events
K-State PPI offers water-quality tools
K-State to host Risk and Profit Conference
Late start for corn season may not affect final product
Machinery systems engineer retires
Misener family friends visit
MU FAPRI reports economic impact of extending ethanol tax credit, tariff
MU to host crop clinics
NAMA testifies on benefits of enriched grain
Nebraska Soybean to host Bioproducts Symposium
New mini-bulk rules go into effect Aug. 16
Nigerian trade team shows preference for U.S. wheat
No-till conference is July 22 to 23
Okanola Annual Winter Canola Conferences set for July
Plant analysis is a valuable diagnostic tool
Roland harvesters play the waiting game
Software reveals when to apply pesticides
Sunflower after wheat a great option
UNL to host water, natural resources tour
Use caution when working in high heat
Winery Passport Program announced

LIVESTOCK

Banquet honors cattle industry contributors
Beef cattle scientist receives Extension Award
Beef producers can reduce environmental impact
Beef Quality Audit under way
Drought will have long-term effect on rebuilding of cow herd
Grow your flock with sheep budgeting resource
Intern selected to promote beef industry
ISU animal scientists to study heat stress in poultry
Kansas auctioneer named world champion
Kansas Beef Council to host beef cookoff for kids
Limousin breeders attend Southeast Summer Classic
NALF to host second Emerging Leaders Academy
National Western Stock Show to make move east
NCBA announces Cattle Industry Summer Conference
New Quality Assurance awards offered
North American Manure Expo set for July 20
Tips to ensure biosecurity
Trade deals would help U.S. pork producers
UNL professor honored for research
Use pregnancy diagnosis to cull replacement heifers early
Watch cattle for heat stress
Young Stockmen's Academy tours agribusiness and retail beef industry

EDITOR

It's harvest time
It's the end of the farm bill as we know it
Joplin shines
Volunteers make the world go round

COLUMNS

Berry picking season
Electric steering system now available
In other agribusiness news...
Initiative educates about dairy production
Is reality an option?
Just a scoop full
New alfalfa varieties offer options
New correction technology debuts
Preparing farmers for Tier 4 emissions

MARKETS

Corn, wheat close sharply higher
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dry conditions persist
Grain market close
Hay prices steady in most areas
Hay trade moderate
High Plains slaughter news
Hot, dry conditions promote crop growth and development
No relief from triple digit temperatures
North Arkansas livestock auction report
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Some parts of state receive rain
Springfield dairy heifer sales report
Springfield livestock auction report
State gets some precipitation
Summer livestock auction break
Summer temps arrive
Sunshine and warm temps boost growing crops
Superior video auction report
Temps continue to climb
Tulia livestock auction report
Variable weather pattern appears
Warm, sunny weather during most of week
Warm, wet weather helps crop development
Wheat harvest nears completion
Woodward livestock auction report

RANGE

Bromegrass stands declining
Controlling sericea lespedeza
Grass-fed beef conference showcases emerging industry
Grazing District opposes proposed trail system
Managing noxious weeds is critical
Producer wins top national hay award

FAMILY

Blister beetles emerge, damage plants
Brunch-The new at-home happening
Bumblebee study seeks citizen scientist input
Collegiate FFA members to fight hunger in Rwanda
Consider adding a safe room to home
Consult a professional when trees fall near homes, power lines
Helping kids navigate social networking
Market lighting affects nutrients
Meditation for 7-11-11
NREM receives gift that keeps on giving
Periodical cicadas off-schedule in Kansas
Protect your garden from pests
Purple hull peas the survivor of the garden
Salsas can spark up fish, poultry and meats
Watch arborvitae for worsening symptoms
Yukon a versatile design for housing units

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