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ISSUE DATE: 01/11/2010

Modern work space replaces 100-year old farm shop

By Doug Rich

Old farm shops have three things in common--they are cold in the winter, hot in the summer, and dark all the time. Stanton Shoemaker, Clinton, Mo., solved all three problems with his new farm shop.

"Our old shop was built for about an 8N Ford," Shoemaker said. "We could not put a pickup truck in it and close the door."

The old shop was over 100 years old and had a working forge in it. Shoemaker did all of his cutting and welding in it, but all the repair work took place out front. As small as the shop was, it had been even smaller at one time. Shoemaker's second cousin said he could remember when they added on to the old shop.


NEWS

21st Annual Topeka Farm Show Jan. 5 to 7 at Kansas Expocentre
70-year-old St. Ansgar business wins Farm Bureau Entrepreneur Award
AFBF urges House to oppose health care bill
Ag department to suspend lodging inspections due to budget cuts
Ag Deputy Secretary Merrigan meets with World Food Program, Iraq agriculture officials
Ag leadership class applications due March 15
Agricultural grant, loan applications due Jan. 4
AgriLife Extension offers continuing education at Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show
AgriLife Extension offers many continuing education opportunities in 2010
All-star Western swing band to play Cowboy Christmas Ball Dec. 19
'America's Heartland' showcases life on the farm
Bennet: Army's decision to pursue more litigation sends hostile message to farmers and ranchers in
Carrillo to oversee NMSU's Las Cruces lands, farm operations
CDA names new Deputy Commissioner
College dean, corn promotion pioneer named Distinguished Service to Ag Winners at IFBF annual meetin
Colorado town tries to calm rush of wind power plans
Colorado Young Farmers to meet
Commercial wind farm starts in Wyoming county
Culver eases propane rule, looks to help farmers
Deadline approaching for Annual Photo Contest
Donation will assist aspiring ambassadors
Don't let 2009 tax planning go by the wayside
Economists provide tips for farm families to weather difficult times
Farm Bureau members show support for key issues at annual conventions
Farmers hope 'grown in Wisconsin' sells in China
Food and Fuel Forum provides information to farmers, consumers
Food safety certification training Nov. 16 in San Antonio
Foodborne staph toxin pinpointed by new assay
Global warming and its impact on ranchers topic of Nick Petry Workshop Dec. 4
House Ag committee blasts Obama financial proposal
In Missouri, physicians in short supply in rural areas
Iowa Farm Bureau to answer income tax questions for farmers at annual seminar
KFU Convention slated for Jan. 8 and 9, 2010 in Lawrence
Landrun of 2010
Latest reduced revenue projections have Farm Bureau calling for budget reform
Mason Bolay wins Excellence in Agriculture Award
McCook Farm & Ranch Expo a success
Modern work space replaces 100-year old farm shop
Montana child killed in fall from farm tractor
National eXtension announces awards
NDA announces new Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council members
NFU joins state farm, faith and rural organizations in support of health care reform
NM counties eligible for disaster aid
NMSU hosts United States, Mexican agricultural agencies during emergency response exercise
NRCS State Technical Committee to meet Nov. 19 in Huron
One Health initiative center stage at NIAA's 2010 Annual Meeting
Pest, termite structural continuing ed course offered Dec. 11 in San Antonio
'Recycling through a Recession' seminar set for Dec. 8
Reduce energy costs this winter
Schweitzer: lobbyists ignore ranchers' interests
Screening guidelines should not replace doctor/patient relationship
Sen. Jim Inhofe earns Farm Bureau Golden Plow Award
Senator Roberts supports food safety reform bill
Study shows how gene action may lead to diabetes prevention, cure
Sustainability workshop to foster collaboration
Texas AgriLife Research director appointed by Texas A&M Regents
Texas AgriLife Research names Ransom to San Angelo post
Time-tunneling for climate change clues
Tomorrow's agricultural leaders serve as focus for project
Under Secretary's visit shows commitment to NBAF
University of Nebraska-Lincoln gets $644K ag grant
UNL Extension Farmers and Ranchers College 2009-2010 dates set
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
Urban farmers collide with city rules
USDA enhances integrity, defensibility of farm programs
USDA provides $147.6 million in farm loans to Kansas farmers
USDA report reveals highest rate of food insecurity since report was initiated in 1995
USDA to measure financial health of ag industry
USW provides country-specific trade comments to USTR
Wayne Frost, Don Eret receive President's Awards at NEFU State Convention
Whitman ranchers extol benefits from Extension, IANR
Wind energy conference touts opportunities for agriculture
Women in Ag Conference slated for February

CROPS

2008 irrigation survey results announced
2010 CWAC/CAWG annual county meetings, elections
ALIM Conference matches buyers with producers
American Corn Growers leader commends Senate action on health care reform
Arkansas soybean grower John McClendon supports World Soy Foundation
Bennet makes push to protect rural heritage, permanently extend conservation easement tax credit for
Case New Holland lays off 128 in Nebraska
Chair and vice-chair elected for Office of the Texas State Chemist advisory committee
Chesapeake Energy Corp., OACD partner to recognize outstanding conservation district
Commercial, noncommercial pesticide safety education program offered January through April
Conservation program popular in the Panhandle
Continuing education offered at Dec. 10 Stephenville pesticide applicator training
Corn Board meeting rescheduled
Corn fungus fears easing in North and South Dakota
Corn/soybean fertilization programs
Cucurbit educational meeting slated Dec. 9
Current wheat situation in the Rolling Plains of Texas
Dates, locations set for pesticide applicator testing
Drought losses top $19 million in Lower Rio Grande Valley
Dryers working OT to keep up with soybeans
Educator focused on water transfers to Dawson County
Erwin recipient of Nebraska Corn Board Elevator Appreciation Award
Erwin recipient of Nebraska Corn Board Elevator Appreciation Award
Free Texas Watershed Steward training Dec. 3 in Jefferson
Fremont Corn Expo offers growers solutions
Fungal footage fosters foresight into plant, animal disease
Grain elevator workshop scheduled for Feb. 4 in Amarillo
HLSR announces 2010 International Wine Competition Champions
Inventory shows 13,013 center pivot systems in operation within 15-county High Plains Water District
Iowa Seed Directory offers quality seed options
Iowa State entomologists join other soybean pest researchers to earn two national awards
Irrigation engineers test subsurface drip systems at College Station
Kansas corn, sorghum groups boost outreach efforts with new staff member
Kansas Wheat Yield Contest rewards the best
Keep crop insurance deadline in mind with this year's delayed harvest, wet corn
K-State crops team wins Central Regional Contest
K-State horticulturist breeding purple sweet potato for Kansas
K-State plant pathology professor awarded international professorship
K-State students earn honors from students of Agronomy, Soils and Environmental Sciences
Land Application Training Field Days offered in January and February
Late soybeans looking better than early maturing types in 2009
MGGA offers business management course for Montana farm women
MU Center for Agroforestry to host research symposium, Jan. 6
MU chestnut workshops cover entire growing season
MU, Lincoln University partner to promote aquaculture in Missouri
NBB lauds introduction of biodiesel tax incentive in the House of Representatives
Near-record soybean harvest seen
Nebraska Corn Board welcomes Kelsey Pope on staff
Nebraska ethanol plant to celebrate 25th anniversary
Nebraska Grape and Winery Board seeks grant proposals
Nebraska Soybean Board elects new officers
Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo offers 2010 growing season information
Nebraska Wheat Board meeting Dec. 1
Nebraska's first fuel ethanol plant to celebrate 25th anniversary
New ARS-developed soybean line resists key nematode
New corn genetics map holds promise for developing new varieties
New CropWatch web site brings depth of information to one place
New water resource field office location provides easier customer access, better document protection
Ninth Annual Texas Commodity Symposium program announced
NMSU collaborates with Texas Tech using remote sensing to increase yield of peanut crops
NMSU's 'Chileman' awarded for service to New Mexico
North Wyoming sugar beets worse than first thought
No-till Conference offers 26 daily workshops
Ogallala the site of two-day sustainable ag conference
Oklahoma no-till conference scheduled
Oklahoma Wheat Growers set annual convention Dec. 12
Organic farmers market kicks off a new season
Peanut butter food drive will benefit South Plains Food Bank
Pesticide Applicators Recertification Workshops start Jan. 14
Pioneer Hi-Bred awards scholarships to ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students
Plant windbreaks for snow control, protection
Processors waiting for pecans to fall
Profile nitrogen testing
Public invited to January watershed meeting in Seguin
Public invited to pick corn at Nebraska monument
Record corn harvest coming in to Kansas elevators
Researchers find management practices can reduce zebra chip occurrence
Soil Fertility 101
Sorghum board meeting scheduled
Southeast Colorado RC&D Annual Meeting showcased on-the-ground projects
Southeast Colorado RC&D Holiday Banquet Dec. 3
Soybean Board announces call for candidates
Soybean Checkoff to promote biodiesel
Still worried about corn mold?
Sunflower harvest nearly complete
Sustainable corn production supports advanced biofuel feedstocks
TCPB announces biennial elections for five seats
Telemetry can boost yields from center-pivot irrigation
Texas Corn Producers Board will hold 2010 biennial election
Texas Irrigation Expo to include Science Fair Contest
Texas officials: We're running out of water
Texas peanut farmers make peanut butter donation
Texas Peanut Producers Board announces biennial elections
The IR-4 Project: Promoting effective weed control for food, flowers and seasonal favorites
Tom Slick Fellowship awarded to da Costa
Tri-national citrus disease plan being finalized
Tweak your veggies, fruits
Two UNL entomologists to be honored by national society
U of Arkansas Division of Ag estimates crop losses at $224.8 million as of Nov. 1
U.S. soybean farmers feeding the world
USDA still expecting record Nebraska corn crop
Vilsack announces $116 million for rural water projects
Vilsack names members to Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee
Vineyards take hold in wheat, sunflower country
Weather influcences corn crop this season
Wetlands Reserve Program application Dec. 31
Wyoming biofuel plant approved for federal program
Wyoming sugar beet dig stopped

LIVESTOCK

2009 NAILE National Charolais ROE show results
2010 poised to be 'Year of the Buffalo' according to National Bison Association
Atty: Non-poultry sources could have tainted water
Bain to lead American Akaushi Association
Beef stew served to thousands at Living History Farms Race
BLM gathers 1,800 wild horses across Wyoming
BLM OKs plan for wild horses at Ennis-area ranch
Cattle rustlers sought in Oregon
Colvin portrait hung in Saddle & Sirloin Gallery
Consumer demand continues to help pork market
Cows escape after crash in NE Iowa
Croissant Red Angus wins Red Angus GridMaster Award
Customers back ammonia-treated beef after report
Different views of slaughterhouse manager offered
Director Ibach provides update on NDA bovine tuberculosis effort
Farm groups offer $3,500 reward in Sioux County livestock vandalism case
High Country Beef Cattle Workshop set for Dec. 4 in Alpine
Hog and pig numbers released
Humane Society offers reward in NW Iowa pig deaths
ICA members to set priorities at Annual Convention, Jan. 5 and 6, 2010
Iowa pork producers reach milestone in quality assurance
ISU animal science professor earns USDA excellence in teaching award
Jordyn Wagner honored with Bronze and Silver Awards
Limousin breeders bring 70 entries to Louisville
Livestock need special attention to diet in cold weather
Maryland kids hold fundraiser for horse at rescue farm
Meat processor keeps Oklahoma business in family
Meeteetse cattlemen's program promotes producer sustainability
NCBA announces speaker line-up for 2010 Cattle Industry Convention
NCBA denounces Taiwan beef trade restrictions
NCTA announces next "100 Beef Cow Ownership Advantage" seminar
New book is best 'how-to' guide for bison production, marketing
NMSU sheep-shearing school teaches skills of the trade
Not a stampede, but some find profit in goats
Oklahoma company recalls 248,000 pounds of beef
Pilgrim's Pride cuts 230 jobs after sale to JBS
Pilgrim's Pride pays $4.5M to end immigrant probe
Premium Protein extends furloughs yet again
Research helps growers manage crop, environmental quality
Reserve Grand Champion Steer sets NAILE record
Schuler-Olson Ranch wins Red Angus GridMaster Award
Showing cattle is family affair
Shuey Stock Farms wins Red Angus GridMaster Award
State aids modernization of meat plant
Summers Cattle Co. wins Red Angus GridMaster Award
Taiwan lawmakers ban some U.S. beef imports
Taiwan to restore partial ban on U.S. beef
Talk to your veterinarian, test your herd
U.S. Meat Export Federation comments on legislative action by Taiwan
Vandalism suspected in NW Iowa pig deaths
Vilsack announces members of the Dairy Industry Advisory Committee

EDITOR

Can we meet food needs doing the same?
Robin Hood, friend or foe?
State governments should be center of attention

COLUMNS

AGCO supports FFA scholars
BASF, NAAA offer scholarship
In other agribusiness news....
Just a scoop full
Mail order catalogs
More weight in the wagon
New grain handling facility to be built in Missouri
NSP partners with NREL to run pilot test

MARKETS

A blizzard for the record books
Amarillo livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Colorado feeder cattle sales report
Corn harvest end in sight
Corn harvest ongoing for some producers in December
Dairy, stock cow alfalfa seeing moderate to strong demand
Dalhart livestock sales report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dunlap feeder cattle auction
Dunlap feeder cattle sales report
Ericson cattle sales report
Ericson livestock sales report
Grain market close
Hay demand, movement dependent upon weather
High Plains slaughter news
Huron cattle auction report
Huron feeder cattle sales report
Joplin regional cattle sales report
McAlester livestock auction report
Newell sheep sales report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Remaining corn harvest halted by snow
Snow limits corn harvest
Springfield livestock sales report
St. Joe feeder pigs
Texhoma livestock auction report
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock sales report
West Plains regional cattle sales
Wheat bids lead the pack
Winter weather in full force during December
Winter wheat protected by snow cover
With recent moisture, winter wheat progresses
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

2010 Burn School dates and locations announced
Conference to help hay, forage growers maximize profits, sustainability of operations
Feds get support in suit over grazing in forests
FRPP application deadline announced; Feb. 1 set as deadline
GAO: management problems at NM's Valles Caldera National Preserve
NRCS provides $800,000 to protect Nebraska farm, ranch land
Prescribed burning a tool for brush management
Rangeland management equipment demonstration held
Suit seeks to stop grazing along upper Missouri

FAMILY

Amber Allen named National FFA Proficiency Winner
Bennet pushes to protect fragile land, preserve habitat for lesser prairie chicken in southeastern C
Blue and gold descend on Tarleton's campus
Burlington captures success at District AFR Speech Contest
CSU Extension seedling tree applications available
Disease may play role in quail decline
Fairview FFA attends leadership conferences
Farm Credit seeking scholarship applicants
Foresters from New Mexico, Arizona and Mexico meet to share technical information
Great Plains Vegetable Growers heading to Jan. 7 to 9 conference
Hot water treatment eliminates rhizoctonia from azalea cuttings
In new year, don't let relationships gather dust
Initial WRP funding approval date set for Dec. 15
Kelln named National Proficiency finalist
Kelln named national proficiency finalist
Learn to grow your own veggies, herbs and flowers at Leon County seminar
Local citizens join Audubon's 110th Christmas Bird Count
Long-time Texas 4-H leader named to National 4-H Hall of Fame
Meditation for 1-11-10
Morgan County youth attend National 4-H Congress
MU tree workshop set at FSRC, Linneus, Feb. 27
Mulhall-Orlando FFA Chapter attends 82nd National FFA Convention
New book provides 100-year history of Oklahoma 4-H Program
NMSU researcher uses science, hedgerows to improve rural livelihoods on two continents
NMSU, Valles Caldera National Preserve to host National 4-H wildlife habitat contest
Oklahoma Forestry offers wildlife packages of seedlings
OSU homeowner lawn-and-garden handbook honored
Protect young trees from winter injury
Ranchers wary of effort to create wildlife reserve
Red Books and seedling trees now available
Reflowering your poinsettia after Christmas
Reno agencies try to stem rodeo pollution
Rhodes receives National Degree
Rhodes receives national FFA degree
Ringwood FFA member receives degree
Texas 4-H day of thanks turns into unexpected community efforts across state
The best perfume for the home comes from the oven
Tournament of Roses Parade experience of a lifetime for FFA members
UNL Master Gardener Program available just in time for the holidays
Vilsack, SD governor agree to improve James River water quality, enhance area wildlife habitat
Weith ideal for starter home or empty nesters

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