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ISSUE DATE: 08/06/2012

Bumping plant population can increase productivity

With the projected increase in the world population of 2.4 billion people by 2050, and no more land available for growing food, grain companies are continually looking for ways to increase production.

Bumping corn populations at planting time could help meet an increase in production.


NEWS

Agriculture Field Day Set for Aug. 14
Critical waters to remain in drought-stricken Kansas
Drought conditions continue
Drought continues to cause losses
Extension director retiring
Furniture Row Racing highlights ag
Global Harvest Initiative announces new leader
Governor declares all counties as disaster areas
House GOP won't extend farm bill
Kansas drivers are first to try new E15 fuel
Kansas included in soup recall
KDA to offer food safety handling classes
K-State Beef Conference to focus on thriving in the new beef economy
K-State Risk and Profit Conference features farm bill keynote from Senate Ag Committee staff
NAMA announces fall conference theme
NMSU to host water conference
OFS warns of potential for extreme wildland fires
Researchers study effects of dust on water, soil quality
Stallman: AFBF will oppose farm bill extension
USDA opens CP25 land for emergency haying
Vilsack appoints new FSA administrator

CROPS

AFBF: Methyl bromide is indispensable to farmers
Anticipating the size of the 2012 corn, soybean crops
Bumping plant population can increase productivity
Corn crop maturing
Corn producers are considering turning drought damaged crop in to silage
Crop insurance options in drought
Emma remembers Grandma Alda
Expansive offerings at Soy & Grain Trade Summit attract new attendees
Extension specialists give advice about drought
Grasshoppers, blister beetles plaguing some areas
Higher corn prices slow exports, ethanol production
Hoffman Harvesting is at a standstill
Iowa State scientists discover how nematodes attack plants
K-State Plans Fall Field Day at Hutchinson
K-State, USDA researchers study tannins in sorghum
NCGA presents Sen. Stabenow with President's Award
NDA to celebrate National Farmers Market Week
New soybeans available for 2013
OSU to host Ornamental Plant Materials Conference
Poor growing conditions affect grain supply and demand
Researcher investigates canola cultivars
Roland convoy avoids accidents caused by impatient, unsafe drivers
Scientists examine yeast's ability to protect tree nuts
Split Osowski crews back in the field
Sunflower head moth levels high in Nebraska
Taiwan millers visit U.S.
Webcast to cover 300-bushel corn
Webcast to discuss honeybees, seed treatments
Weed-free forage offers new opportunities
Zeorians finishing up wheat harvest

LIVESTOCK

(Mis)use of the body condition scoring system for horses
2012 World's Greatest Horseman Shootout winner named
ACTHA to host benefit ride for Crossroads Center
AFBF: FDA's livestock antibiotic proposals based on theory
AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Aug. 30
AQHA recognizes professional horseman, women of year
Beef checkoff hosts 'steak immersion' event
Blister beetle infestations reported in northeast Colorado
BQA training, certification workshop planned
Cattle Baron's Ball to raise funds for American Cancer Society
Cattle on feed numbers released by USDA
Cattle ranchers honored for environmental stewardship
Changes to AQHA amateur rules
Charro tradition continues into fifth generation for family
Combat heat stress in your herd
Dream big: Consider the possibilities for herd improvement
Equine operations eligible for emergency loans
Family tradition continues at youth rodeo
Farm and ranch shows scheduled
Federation of State Beef Councils enhances checkoff at Industry Summer Conference
Flint Hills Beef Fest offers fun for whole family
Flint Hills Beef Fest to celebrate 26th year
Gelbvieh juniors compete at 2012 AGJA Black and Gold Classic
Give heifers a healthy start
Hereford National Junior Merit Scholars selected
Implanting nursing calves
Injured military serve as volunteers, recognized at Abilene rodeo
Judges named for Adequan Select World Championship Show
Just a scoop full
Kansas Super Cow-Calf Show entries due Aug. 15
Latham a big part of rodeo, Panhandle communities
MDA opposes farm bill extension
National Cattlemen's Foundation presents W.D. Farr Scholarships
NCBA holds educational series on Capitol Hill
Nebraska Cattlemen name new director of communications
NJSA presents Distinguished Service Award
PLC, NCBA hail House passage of Grazing Improvement Act
Rodeo champion serves as volunteer
Rodeo family dynasty continues with third generation
SB 472 aims to support Kansas agriculture, jobs
Small Beef Feedlot Manure Control Tour set for Aug. 7
Spreadsheet calculates cost of CRP hay and grazing
Supplements--Making the Right Choice: Dr. Getty's August teleseminar
Texas Animal Health commission releases pigeon fever update
Two Colorado horses infected with West Nile Virus
UHC's Ooeration Gelding program assists 32 horses in March
USDA publishes final rule to provide greater protection for horses
Use dedicated tanks for hauling livestock water
Ventriloquist to entertain guests Aug. 18
Website, workshops help ranchers in time of drought
World champion earns AQHA superior, supreme race horse awards
YSA class focuses on agribusiness, beef marketing

EDITOR

Farmers need to pray
Feet to the fire
The Meatless Monday misstep

COLUMNS

Catalog is now online
Do the math!
Doorway eyes
Go for the gold
Just a scoop full
New planter configurations available
Tool compares herbicide efficacy

MARKETS

Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock auction report
Clovis livestock auction summary
Crop conditions suffer even with rain
Crop, pasture conditions worsen
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Drought continues to cause losses
Drought-damaged corn crop the worst since 1980
Ericson livestock auction report
Field preparation begins
Georgia livestock auction summary
Grain market close
Grains see sharp gains
Harvest in full swing
Hay trade mixed, demand depends on area
Hay trade slow to moderate
Heat still hanging on
High Plains slaughter news
Hot days with occasional afternoon storms prevail
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Lowest July rating for topsoil moisture supplies since 1985
McAlester livestock auction report
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
OKC West livestck market report
Pratt livestock feeder cattle auction report
Producers in Texas keeping hay this year
Salina livestock auction report
San Angelo livestock auction report
Springfield livestock auction report
Texas direct feeder cattle summary
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Weather continues to wear on crops, pastures
West Plains livestock sales report
Woodward livestock auction report

RANGE

Coalition asks for waiver of RFS due to drought
Eastern Kansas Grazing School registration open
Kentucky bluegrass and summer dormancy

FAMILY

Caring for lawn during drought
Conference targets women in agriculture, small business
Control not needed for hackberry psyllid
Control window for bagworms closing
Cucumbers are cutting up all over the place
Determining health of lawns
Flint Hills Beef Fest BBQ set for Aug. 17 and 18
Flint Hills Beef Fest to hold ranch rodeo
Garlic selection, storage and preparation can impact flavor of this healthy vegetable
KDA reminds state fair exhibitors of livestock rule changes
Meditation
National Ag Day Poster Art Contest now open
Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher Award presented
Planting around walnut trees
Ranch horse competition is Aug. 18
Reports of tree borers on the rise
Simple ways to inspire
The good times and the bad
The Seat of Wisdom By Joe Kreger
Traditional Willowdell has many farmhouse extras
UW to host garden walk

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