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ISSUE DATE: 07/25/2011

Cashing in on black

By Jennifer M. Latzke

It's not exactly Las Vegas, but canola grower Jeff Scott has found black is his lucky color.

Eight years ago, faced with problem weeds in his wheat, he planted his first 10 acres of winter canola on his Pond City, Okla., wheat and cattle operation. Today, Scott has 1,500 acres of no-till winter canola and has reduced his cattle herd and the weed problems in his wheat fields.

It's that spirit of curiosity and calculated risk that's led Scott to all sorts of on-farm trials, from experimenting with varieties, to tinkering with production and harvest methods.


NEWS

A business-as-usual approach is not the answer for feeding the world
Agritourism an opportunity for extra farm income; rural economic growth
Buying versus renting
Counties added to drought disaster request
Drought allows for pond maintenance
Drought threatens livestock water availability, quality
Farmers' lawsuit goes to court
Governor establishes NBAF Steering Committee
Kansas teacher receives national award
Report emphasizes need for broadband in rural America
USDA seeks to resolve civil rights cases

CROPS

A different kind of space invader
Ag conferences, field days offered
Ag innovators showcase their products in St. Louis
Cashing in on black
Drought Term Permits available to eligible water right holders
Expo to focus on herbicide-resistant weeds
Farmers use high tunnel to grow produce
Glyphosate not a long-term solution to pigweed
Great Bend announces farm and ranch expo
Hoffman Harvesting moves into Colorado
Jenna spends time with Zeorian team
K-State to host crop production field day in Ottawa
Miseners stay busy in Elk City
OSU to host Ag Technology Field Days
Scientists find traces of legacy pesticides
Scott's crew harvests a bin bustin' crop in Goodland
Soybean Board Ballots due July 31
Soybean yield contest deadline is Aug. 1
UNL Expo set for July 26
USDA releases crop production forecast
Weather not cooperating with Roland crew

LIVESTOCK

Ag economists discuss beef demand trends
All EHV-1 hold and quarantine orders released
Arkansas dairy industry dwindling
ASI makes NSIIC nominations
Bison Nation website launches
Feeding Quality Forum offered in Kan., Neb.
Fight flies with IPM control program
Gelbvieh website offers free feeder calf exchange
Hearing delayed for Okla. officer charged in theft
Kan. poultry farm loses 4,300 turkeys
Market-ready bison in short supply
Mo. man pleads guilty to $8M cattle fraud schemes
NMSU hosts Youth Ranch Management Camp
Publication analyzes cattle producers' drought responses
Records are key to beef cattle management
Teens selected for 2011 NILE scholarships
University works on pilot beef traceability program
USCA wraps up successful fly-in
USDA grant to support new E. coli research

EDITOR

Down and drought
Tick tock

COLUMNS

Harvesting wind power
Just a scoop full
Just a scoop full
Social insecurity
The gut check still coming

MARKETS

Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction report
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado receives scattered precipitation
Crops and livestock suffer in Texas drought
Crops flourish in heat
Dalhart livestock auction report
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Grains close lower
Hay prices steady in most areas
Hay trade moderate
Heat and winds stress crops
High Plains slaughter news
Hot and dry
Hot, dry weather hurts Missouri crops
Joplin livestock market report
Kansas wheat harvest near completion
Lack of water is taking a toll on New Mexico livestock
McAlester livestock sales report
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction news
Ogallala livestock auction report
OKC West livestock market report
Pratt livestock sales report
Salina livestock sales report
South Central direct sheep sales
Storms end dry weather stretch
Superior video auction report
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Warm weather accelerates South Dakota crop development
Warmer weather improves crop progress
West Plains regional cattle sales
Winds, rain and temperatures challenge Nebraska producers
Woodward livestock market report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

CRP emergency haying authorized in some counties
CSU to host grazing animal workshops
Determining quality of hay before purchase
Kansas volunteers fight wildfires out of state
Neb. Grazing Conference set for Aug. 9 to 10
Range field day to be held at Meade State Lake Park site
Range school deadline extended
USDA authorizes emergency haying of CRP acres

FAMILY

Cooking with alcohol
Drought stress weakens plants
Fight the battle against chicken fatigue
Horticulture center to showcase landscape research
Hot weather harms home gardens
It's time to dress the salads
Kitchen in Donald 1 has quite the view
Meditation for 7-25-11
NMSU offers fruit tree grafting workshops
Scientists find a stinky weed killer
Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick
Urban gardening gains popularity

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