ISSUE DATE: 08/02/2010
By Jennifer M. Latzke
In 1996, soybean farmers saw the first commercial release of a new soybean variety that would change agriculture. Using the science of biotechnology, researchers had isolated a trait in the genetic code of the soybean plant that offered resistance to the chemical herbicide glyphosate.
Those first Roundup Ready soybeans ushered in a whole new era in production agriculture. For the first time soybean farmers had in-seed herbicide tolerance to Roundup, which had been used as a pre-plant burndown treatment on soybean acres since the 1970s. And, through the first decade of the 21st century, farmers have seen a boom in Roundup Ready crops, from soybeans, to canola, cotton, sugar beets, corn and more.
ACRE grant program returns for ag renewable energy proposals ARS partners with Kansas Bioscience Authority to expand economic growth Award winners honored for innovation Bennet backs bill to end veterinarian shortfall in rural areas Bennet bill to bolster Rural Housing Loan Program Border violence spills onto Mexican ranches, farms Colo. ranch provides unique classroom for students Community Energy Coordinators hired by Golden Plains Area Extension: Company ends bid for wind farm in central Kansas DASNR faculty and staff experience agriculture in southwest Oklahoma Duncan to launch initiative at Delaware State Fair Educating people about importance of agriculture Golden Plains Area Extension seeks education funding Governor seeks disaster declaration for nine counties Kansan named to Ag Agents' Hall of Fame Kansas firms invited to Africa trade forum K-State's Rural Grocery Initiative receives national honor Missouri Young Farmers and Young Farm Wives State Tour set for Aug. 1 to 3 More Flint Hills acreage to be protected Number of Kansas farms, acreage stable Rural Elkton man dies in farm accident Two wrecks for the price of one USDA adds more acres to habitat restoration projects under SAFE Workshop will focus on migrant labor laws
Agronomist outlines steps to remove debris after floods Corn-based fiber carpeting, wheat straw paneling used in 'green' UNL building CSP application deadline is near EPA urged to consider sorghum as biofuel Finished in Colorado, moving on to Montana Fluctuating temperatures affect crop growth Great wheat in Gettysburg Herbicide resistance found in giant ragweed Kansas corn producer taking the helm of U.S. Grains Council Kansas recognized for biotech strength Leaf spot building in Kansas corn Licensed commercial applicators meet high standards Midsummer crop diagnostic clinics offered near Mead Mont. handling backlog of water rights claims MU FSRC field day at Linneus set for Aug. 3 MU Greenley field day set for Aug. 10 NAWG leaders attend USW meeting Olympic gold medalist to promote corn in Neb. Prepare now for second hatch of grasshoppers in western Nebraska Program sets priority water conservation area Pueblo County Noxious Weed program Rhizoctonia blight, scourge of rice and soybeans, also affecting corn Roundup Ready soybean trait patent nears expiration in 2014 S.D. producers encouraged to submit EQIP applications soon Study shows impact of transportation costs on farmer profitability Theory on indirect land use change gets weaker with updates to model Workshop explores native pollinators Workshop will help put precision ag to use
AQHA launches Full Circle BIF recognizes innovators in the beef industry Bison wholesale prices reach all-time high in June Brewster Ranch to host pasture roping, barrel race, other events Cattle theft nets 90-day sentence Cattle theft suspect pleads no contest Heat stress causing cattle deaths in Kansas High temperatures create thermal stress risk for horses Iowa State animal science faculty, students honored at international meeting Jersey cheese production conserves resources, reduces environmental impact Junior exhibitors show national champion Shorthorns Kansas Cattlemen promote transparency in marketplace K-State Cattlemen's Day, Legacy Sale, and Stockmen's Dinner March 5 Kyle Shobe wins LMA's World Livestock Auctioneer Championship Livestock Indemnity Program is in effect in Kansas Meat Industry Hall of Fame announces class of 2010 Missouri cow gives birth to triplets NAIDC elects board members National Swine Nutrition Guide is comprehensive resource for producers Not too late to appreciate pork and dairy producers Packing plants install remote video auditing system Safeguard animal health at county fairs Scientists counter brucellosis threat to livestock and wildlife Senate support to include lamb processing facilities in report
Change and adapt Conventional versus organic Looking for a hero Smart business Time is of the essence
Cattle industry conflict threatens checkoff and leadership For the great discovery Learning by doing The most bizarre promotion ever Will conservation once again be on the cutting board?
Aberdeen cattle sales report Ada livestock auction report Apache livestock auction report Arkansas livestock auction summary Clovis livestock auction report Dalhart livestock auction report Dodge City cattle sales report First cutting for hay continues Flooding in some areas, dry conditions elsewhere Ft. Smith livestock auction report Georgia cattle auction summary report Goldthwaite sheep sales report Grain market close Haying continues across much of the state Heavy rains flood fields, stall fieldwork for most of week High Plains slaughter news High temperatures continue as producers prepare fields for wheat planting Joplin regional cattle sales report Kansas hay trade moderate Mixed weather helps crop development in most areas, causes some damage Most hay trading steady, some weak Most of state gets little to no rain, crops progressing well Newell sheep sales report North Arkansas livestock auction report OKC West livestock sales report Pasture, range conditions consistent with last week Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales Pratt livestock sales report Salina cattle sales report South central direct sheep sales Soybeans closed sharply lower, corn and wheat had modest losses Springfield dairy heifer sales report Springfield livestock auction report Tulia livestock auction report Tulsa livestock auction report Warm weather gets small grain harvest under way West Plains regional cattle sales report Wheat harvest continues to move forward, nears completion Woodward livestock auction report Wyobraska cattle sales report
Controlling sericea lespedeza Leader-follower grazing adds extra beef gains McCook to host Leafy Spurge Tour, Conference
Blue Princess verbena regains its Texas Superstar crown Colo. groups work to stop the Japanese beetle Friendship issues Get ready for fall gardening Historic herbarium opens at Kabul University Ice cream recipes KDWP will display mobile aquarium at Finney County Fair Landowners say North Platte access limited Meditation for 8-2-10 The saga of a salmon Vegetable harvest draws near Watering container gardens Windom a historically styled farmhouse