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ISSUE DATE: 08/04/2008

Family owned seed business goes native

When Rex and Amy Hamilton started their seed business 25 years ago, there was a real need in agriculture for warm season grasses. The need for warm season grasses is still there 25 years later, but the variety and mix of seed that the Hamilton family sells from their farm in the Missouri Ozarks has changed significantly.

"Here in Missouri, we are predominantly fescue; and fescue is a good grass but it has some problems," Amy Hamilton said. "We saw that warm season grasses could complement our fescue, so we started harvesting warm season grass seed."


NEWS

"I saw a funeral. I saw a coffin."
2008 farm program payment limitation rules
ACGA- New corn prices do not mitigate new oil prices
Additional counties approved for CRP emergency haying
AFBF calls for comprehensive, bipartisan energy strategy
AFR applauds the efforts of Senator Inhofe and Congressman Lucas on CRP legislation
AgriLife Research Scientist receives national recognition
AJSA North Central Regional Classic winners announced
AJSA Western Regional Classic winners announced
Algae farming could become source of biodiesel, food oil
All-woman team of butchers stay on cutting edge
American Corn Growers oppose erosion of renewable fuel standards
Angora goat sale sees buck sold for best price in years
ASFMRA offers farm program webinar
ASFMRA to hold Ag Pro Outlook in San Antonio
Award recipient has enjoyed growth of CSC range program
Biogas project advances after $7 million bond sale
Biosecurity researchers use balloons to collect plant disease spores
Block grant funds topic of July 29 meeting hosted by ag, commerce departments
Bonnie Lessenden named State Outstanding Leader
Bragg elected Oklahoma's 4-H Volunteer President
Brits fulfill dream of wheat harvest
Buffalo grass- The new color of green
California-based OSU alumna's gift to honor parents, grain producers
Congressman- Disaster declaration expected
Corn board to meet Aug. 7
Corn, soybeans move up; wheat drifts lower
Designation could help keep Sabinoso wild
Efficient watering essential for a healthy garden
EPA chief won't explain climate choices
EPA postpones decision on ethanol requirements
Ethanol-gasoline blends should not cause undue worry
Extension offers storm recovery help
Factors limit development of weed control products for specialty crops
Family owned seed business goes native
Farm Bureau awards mini-grants for ag education
Farm Bureau invites Iowans to 'Join The Ride' during 2008 fair
Farm ponds can put food on the table
Farmer pioneers green energy practices in Ohio
Farmers ride good fortunes, but uncertainty looms
FDA- Avoid jalapenos from Mexico, not U.S.
Field day shows quail can thrive amid farmland
Floods strip Midwest of tons of valuable topsoil
Food safety developments are in the air
Food safety worries change buying habits
FSA Announces program deadlines
Fuller announces NAP application deadline for certain crops
Gamblers
Gelbvieh Tour slated for south central Nebraska
Governor awards biomass grant to Mountain Peak Environmental Center
Governor's offers energy efficient assistance for tornado victims
Grain market close
GrainGenes website speeds gene discovery
Growers encouraged to tell their conservation stories
Guge Family Farms receives National Environmental Stewardship Award
Hay sales full steady
Horn receives award at conference
IANR appoints new District Director
Irrigation training program set for Chillicothe
Is it poison ivy or Virginia creeper?
Japanese beetle numbers high in Missouri
Judge announces ruling on CRP acres
Kansas farmer helps college students learn to help
K-State economist sees beef output cuts if production costs remain high
K-State engineer researching how sorghum can meet the need for ethanol
K-State Olathe Center hosting Horticulture Field Day
Lenders, USDA Rural Development together help shape rural Communities
Local 4-H volunteer leaders recognized at state conference
Minden man ahead of his time on farm equipment
Ministry tends to farmers
Misperceptions abound over the use of prescribed fire on rangel
Misra named to Dean's Chair for Distinction
MU Greenley Center to feature aphid research at Aug. 7 field day
MU workshop puts winemakers in the laboratory
National Bison Association launches campaign to attract young producers
NDA issues importation embargoes for California, New Mexico beef cattle and bison
Nebraska Angus tour set for Sept. 19 to 21
Nebraska Grazing Conference offered Aug. 12 and 13 in Kearney
New Extension agent hired for Dallam, Hartley counties
New method may thwart pecan, peach diseases
New silverleaf whitefly has growers concerned
New spreadsheet tool assists cattle feeders, nutritionists with byproducts
NFFC teleconference outlines how lack of reserves fuels global food crisis
Nine counties get aid
Nine to 20 individual fire ant queens started U.S. fire ant population
No-till can save time, money and provide better yields
NSP elects nine members to new board
Oklahoma Limousin Junior wins Wulf Scholarship
Organizer says UW nonprofit institute addresses cutting edge issues
OSU biosystems and agricultural engineering department unique
OSU forms Biobased Products and Energy Center
Parmer County Wheat Conference set for Aug. 8 in Farwell
Pork Council names Hudgens state champion
Postville raid prompts immigration reform rally
Protect yourself to keep away mosquitos, West Nile
Rabies remains a concern in eastern Colorado
Rep. Putnam talks energy with Farm Bureau presidents
Research geared to easy storage of wet distillers grains
Roberts introduces bill on Critical Feed Use of CRP
Rolling Plains Wheat Conference set for Aug. 6 in Wichita Falls
Romero to lead diversity effort for Texas A&M AgriLife Human Resources
Rouse named executive director of Iowa Crop Improvement Association
Salazar urges additional measures to help drought-affected farm
Schafer to AFBF- USDA in race to the finish line
Seed industry announces new foundation to support education
South Central Ag Lab hosts field day
Southern Rust active in Kansas
Spice-rack favorites battle E. coli, other foodborne pathogens
State water program enhances web presence
Statewide field day to be held Aug. 5 at Great Bend
Stories included free of charge with heirloom seeds
Stotz, Hamilton cow-calf pairs win Hereford Expo
Study- Climate change could cost Kansas $1 billion
Supporting small farm success with shiitakes
Sweepstakes points tallied at National Junior Limousin Show
Take the "Eat Local" challenge to celebrate Colorado Proud Mont
Teff Field Day set Aug. 1
Test vaccines show promise against parasite of cattle
Texas governor trying to slash ethanol production
Texas Red Angus hosts field day
The regulatory glacier is not melting
Trade talks collapse as U.S. feuds with China, India
Trails Advisory Board seeks applications
USDA announces $28.4 million in funding for specialty crop research
USDA increases limits for direct operating, farm ownership loans
USDA seeking board members for exports award program
USDA takes action on mandatory country-of-origin labeling
USDA to count Iowa's inventory of hogs and pigs
USGC- U.S. farmers adapting to varying weather patterns crucial
Variety of plants featured at garden demonstration field days
Water science focus of collaboration between UNL, Chinese university
Watermelon may have Viagra-effect
Watershed structures prevent greater flooding damage
Wetland becomes another family treasure
What should the next farm bill look like?
What's bugging you- Western bean cutworms and spider mites?
Wheat COFT trials testing new varieties
Wheat quality tour starts in North Dakota
Wheat residue too valuable for biofuels
Wildflowers and wild horses
Wind Energy and Wildlife Seminar scheduled for Aug. 8, 9
Woman finds respect in world of competitive tractor pulls
Wyoming will continue to pay for wolf damage

CROPS

2008 farm program payment limitation rules
A great crop begins with certified seed
ACGA- New corn prices do not mitigate new oil prices
Additional counties approved for CRP emergency haying
AFBF calls for comprehensive, bipartisan energy strategy
AFR applauds the efforts of Senator Inhofe and Congressman Lucas on CRP legislation
AgriLife Research Scientist receives national recognition
Algae farming could become source of biodiesel, food oil
American Corn Growers oppose erosion of renewable fuel standards
ASFMRA offers farm program webinar
ASFMRA to hold Ag Pro Outlook in San Antonio
Award recipient has enjoyed growth of CSC range program
Biosecurity researchers use balloons to collect plant disease spores
Block grant funds topic of July 29 meeting hosted by ag, commerce departments
Brits fulfill dream of wheat harvest
Buffalo grass- The new color of green
California-based OSU alumna's gift to honor parents, grain producers
Congressman- Disaster declaration expected
Corn board to meet Aug. 7
Corn, soybeans move up; wheat drifts lower
Designation could help keep Sabinoso wild
EPA chief won't explain climate choices
EPA postpones decision on ethanol requirements
Ethanol-gasoline blends should not cause undue worry
Factors limit development of weed control products for specialty crops
Family owned seed business goes native
Farm Bureau awards mini-grants for ag education
Farm Bureau invites Iowans to 'Join The Ride' during 2008 fair
Farm ponds can put food on the table
Farmer pioneers green energy practices in Ohio
Farmers ride good fortunes, but uncertainty looms
FDA- Avoid jalapenos from Mexico, not U.S.
Field day shows quail can thrive amid farmland
Floods strip Midwest of tons of valuable topsoil
Food safety developments are in the air
Food safety worries change buying habits
FSA Announces program deadlines
Fuller announces NAP application deadline for certain crops
Gamblers
Grain market close
Growers encouraged to tell their conservation stories
Hay sales full steady
IANR appoints new District Director
Irrigation training program set for Chillicothe
Japanese beetle numbers high in Missouri
Judge announces ruling on CRP acres
Kansas farmer helps college students learn to help
Kansas hay trade moderate
K-State economist sees beef output cuts if production costs remain high
K-State engineer researching how sorghum can meet the need for ethanol
K-State Olathe Center hosting Horticulture Field Day
Minden man ahead of his time on farm equipment
Misperceptions abound over the use of prescribed fire on rangel
Misra named to Dean's Chair for Distinction
Molecular markers boost soybean productivity
MU Greenley Center to feature aphid research at Aug. 7 field day
MU workshop puts winemakers in the laboratory
Nebraska Grazing Conference offered Aug. 12 and 13 in Kearney
New Extension agent hired for Dallam, Hartley counties
New method may thwart pecan, peach diseases
New silverleaf whitefly has growers concerned
NFFC teleconference outlines how lack of reserves fuels global food crisis
Nine counties get aid
Nine to 20 individual fire ant queens started U.S. fire ant population
No-till can save time, money and provide better yields
NSP elects nine members to new board
OSU biosystems and agricultural engineering department unique
OSU forms Biobased Products and Energy Center
Parmer County Wheat Conference set for Aug. 8 in Farwell
Postville raid prompts immigration reform rally
Research geared to easy storage of wet distillers grains
Roberts introduces bill on Critical Feed Use of CRP
Rolling Plains Wheat Conference set for Aug. 6 in Wichita Falls
Romero to lead diversity effort for Texas A&M AgriLife Human Resources
Rouse named executive director of Iowa Crop Improvement Association
Salazar urges additional measures to help drought-affected farm
Schafer to AFBF- USDA in race to the finish line
Seed industry announces new foundation to support education
South Central Ag Lab hosts field day
Southern Rust active in Kansas
State water program enhances web presence
Statewide field day to be held Aug. 5 at Great Bend
Stories included free of charge with heirloom seeds
Study- Climate change could cost Kansas $1 billion
Supporting small farm success with shiitakes
Take the "Eat Local" challenge to celebrate Colorado Proud Mont
Teff Field Day set Aug. 1
Texas governor trying to slash ethanol production
USDA announces $28.4 million in funding for specialty crop research
USDA seeking board members for exports award program
USGC- U.S. farmers adapting to varying weather patterns crucial
Variety of plants featured at garden demonstration field days
Water science focus of collaboration between UNL, Chinese university
Watershed structures prevent greater flooding damage
Wetland becomes another family treasure
What's bugging you- Western bean cutworms and spider mites?
Wheat COFT trials testing new varieties
Wheat quality tour starts in North Dakota
Wheat residue too valuable for biofuels
Wildflowers and wild horses
Wind Energy and Wildlife Seminar scheduled for Aug. 8, 9

LIVESTOCK

2008 National Red Angus Convention
Ada livestock sales report
Additional counties approved for CRP emergency haying
AFR applauds the efforts of Senator Inhofe and Congressman Lucas on CRP legislation
AJSA North Central Regional Classic winners announced
AJSA Western Regional Classic winners announced
Amarillo livestock sales
Angora goat sale sees buck sold for best price in years
Apache livestock sales report
Argentine beef imports would be blocked under bill
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Biogas project advances after $7 million bond sale
Board brings back 'split-state' status
Clovis livestock sales report
CSU Beef Field Day offers discussion on the future of ranching
CSU Beef Field Day Sept. 16- Discussion on the Future of Ranching
Dairy University encourages economic growth for western Kansas
Dalhart livestock sales report
Designation could help keep Sabinoso wild
Dodge City cattle sales
Evocative, emotive "marbling"
Faith livestock sales report
Farm Bureau awards mini-grants for ag education
Farm ponds can put food on the table
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Gelbvieh Tour slated for south central Nebraska
Georgia livestock sales summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales
Guge Family Farms receives National Environmental Stewardship Award
High Plains slaughter news
Horn receives award at conference
Joplin livestock sales report
Judge announces ruling on CRP acres
Just a scoop full
K-State economist sees beef output cuts if production costs remain high
Lexington livestock sales
McAlester livestock sales report
National Bison Association launches campaign to attract young producers
NDA issues importation embargoes for California, New Mexico beef cattle and bison
Nebraska Angus tour set for Sept. 19 to 21
Nebraska Grazing Conference offered Aug. 12 and 13 in Kearney
New Extension agent hired for Dallam, Hartley counties
New spreadsheet tool assists cattle feeders, nutritionists with byproducts
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
OKC West livestock sales report
Oklahoma Limousin Junior wins Wulf Scholarship
Pork Council names Hudgens state champion
Postville raid prompts immigration reform rally
Pratt 3 p.m.cattle sales
Pratt livestock auction report
Research geared to easy storage of wet distillers grains
Roberts introduces bill on Critical Feed Use of CRP
Romero to lead diversity effort for Texas A&M AgriLife Human Resources
Salina cattle sales report
Sioux Falls sheep sales report
South Central Ag Lab hosts field day
South Central direct sheep
Springfield livestock sales
St. Joseph feeder pigs
Stotz, Hamilton cow-calf pairs win Hereford Expo
Sweepstakes points tallied at National Junior Limousin Show
Take the "Eat Local" challenge to celebrate Colorado Proud Mont
Test vaccines show promise against parasite of cattle
Texas governor trying to slash ethanol production
Texas Red Angus hosts field day
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock sales report
USDA takes action on mandatory country-of-origin labeling
USDA to count Iowa's inventory of hogs and pigs
West Plains regional sales report
Wildflowers and wild horses
Woodward livestock sales report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

EDITOR

Artist Jo Dee Messina is country music radio's girl next door
Benefits of new NBAF facility don't outweigh risks
Entertainment world can translate into agriculture
Family owned seed business goes native
Farmers and ranchers beware
How lucky are we?
Stories included free of charge with heirloom seeds
Wildflowers and wild horses

COLUMNS

Entertainment world can translate into agriculture
Fertilizer spreaders from Kuhn North America
Just a scoop full
Molecular markers boost soybean productivity
New Holland Bidirection tractor
New spreadsheet tool assists cattle feeders, nutritionists with byproducts
No bull shootin'
The regulatory glacier is not melting
Yetter hubcap retainer strap

MARKETS

Ada livestock sales report
Amarillo livestock sales
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock sales report
Dalhart livestock sales report
Dodge City cattle sales
Faith livestock sales report
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Georgia livestock sales summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin livestock sales report
Lexington livestock sales
McAlester livestock sales report
National Bison Association launches campaign to attract young producers
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m.cattle sales
Pratt livestock auction report
Salina cattle sales report
Sioux Falls sheep sales report
South Central direct sheep
Springfield livestock sales
St. Joseph feeder pigs
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock sales report
West Plains regional sales report
Woodward livestock sales report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Year end tax planning

FAMILY

2008 Creative Cooks Contest in Morgan County, Col.
All-woman team of butchers stay on cutting edge
Austrian pine with tip dieback symptoms
Bonnie Lessenden named State Outstanding Leader
Bragg elected Oklahoma's 4-H Volunteer President
Buffalo grass- The new color of green
Don't leave healthy habits at home when on vacation
Efficient watering essential for a healthy garden
Evocative, emotive "marbling"
Extension offers storm recovery help
Is it poison ivy or Virginia creeper?
K-State Olathe Center hosting Horticulture Field Day
Local 4-H volunteer leaders recognized at state conference
On a hot day jump into a cool bowl of salad
Plenty of room in the San Carlos
Relationship abuse
Summer parties with flair
Unwanted pest in the garden
Upcoming K-State horticultural events
Watermelon may have Viagra-effect

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