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ISSUE DATE: 08/10/2009

Bovine tuberculosis not completely eradicated

In the early 1900s, bovine tuberculosis was common in cattle herds across the United States. Since then, it has been nearly eradicated, but seems to continue to cause problems at various times.

A recent outbreak of bovine TB in Nebraska has led to the quarantine of 27 herds in 14 north central and eastern Nebraska counties.

One herd in Rock County, Neb., has two sick animals. While the herd has been quarantined, it has not been destroyed. Christin Kamm, spokesperson for the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA), said the herd won't be destroyed unless the owner can be compensated for the loss.

"We appreciate the ongoing cooperation NDA has received from producers with the quarantined herds, as well as the assistance of U.S. Department of Agriculture personnel," said Nebraska Director of Agriculture Greg Ibach. "Through a team effort, we have made huge strides toward addressing this disease situation."


NEWS

25x'25, University of Tennessee join to provide analysis of climate change policies on agriculture
A family tradition
AFBF: U.S. consumers deserve safe wholesome food
Colorado schools encouraged to buy local products
Digging in against pocket gopher problems
Educator joins Park County extension
EPA: Missouri firm needs OK before using sewer sludge
FAPC seminar focuses on food allergen issues
Financial counseling available to farmers, ranchers
Healthy Farm Index will help farmers see the big picture
Iowa remains No. 2 in nation in wind power
Kansas farmers weigh in on climate change policy
Kansas Secretary of Agriculture announced
K-State to share food safety policies
KSU students selected for 2009 Agriculture Future of America Student Advisory Team
Melon research sweetened with DNA sequence
N.J. suit puts farmland development under microscope
National Animal Identification System not supported by Congress
Obama officials urge Senate to act on climate
Oklahoma ranks sixth in obesity
Pickens calls off massive wind farm in Texas
Pockets of promise emerging in agriculture industry, according to new Rabobank podcast
Poll: Rural Nebraskans adapt to economic downturn, not always in healthy ways
Researchers study virulence of H1N1
Residents invited to exhibit at 95th Annual Oklahoma County Free Fair
Staples to seek second term as ag commissioner
State fairgrounds looking at move
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
Wetlands program important part of CRP

CROPS

2009 Wheat Quality Council completes hard spring wheat, durum tour
ACRE and DCP program enrollment deadline approaching
Conditions point to big corn crop, lower prices
Control grasshoppers now to reduce crop damage
Corn farmers concerned about late-planted crop
EPA reduces refuge requirement in corn
Ethanol blend level may increase in Kansas
Fall Field Day set for Aug. 18 at K-State's Scandia Irrigation Field
Farm tours for beginning organic farmers planned for August, September
Get the most out of your dollars when it comes to irrigation and nitrogen
Gray leaf spot building in corn
Illegal seed sales taken seriously
Justin Gilpin named CEO of Kansas Wheat
Kansas Wheat Book is now available
Kansas Wheat unveils revamped website
Missouri grower elected to National Corn Board
Nebraska Soybean Management Field Days set Aug. 11 to 14 at four locations
New consumer attitudes about nutrition give soy high marks
Ohio corn crop threatened by Western bean cutworm
OSU water research receives funding
Pests infesting summer crops in Colorado
Pre-Plant Wheat School to be held
Reasons to test your seed
Saving seed in tough times
SDWC hosts Hard Wheat Forum
Seed treatments increase yield
Senator Johanns receives NCGA President's Award
Soybean aphid management research among Aug. 27 field day's topics
Soybean checkoff request for referendum results
Soybean growers should be watching for leaf defoliation
Stimulus funding continues flowing to Oklahoma conservation
Tours added to show expanded research at field day
U.S. Grains Council looks at ethanol opportunities
Younger Farming Couples Conference set for Aug. 11 and 12

LIVESTOCK

160 entries parade at All-American Limousin Futurity
ASCC brings out the best
Blues and Barbecue part of Flint Hills Beef Fest
Bovine tuberculosis not completely eradicated
DNA testing required at Kansas State Fair
Fall Beef Cattle Workshop set Aug. 20 in Helotes
Flint Hills Beef Fest Aug. 14 to 16 in Emporia
Flint Hills Beef Fest Ranch Rodeo to feature teams from area
Hannah McCabe selected as NJAA Outstanding Leader for 2009
Hereford Juniors compete in national contests
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo awards more than $1 million to Texas FFA members
Juniors bask in Paradise at National Junior Shorthorn Show & Conference
K-State will offer new graduate program in animal health
Kurt and Hally Ziegler named Advisors of the Year
Mertz awarded Simmental Gold Merit Award
N.D. brucellosis order still stands
National Junior Hereford Association elects new officer team
NDA announces TB test results, extension from USDA
NDA sends letter to Secretary Vilsack regarding bovine TB funding
Numerous activities planned for 23rd Annual Flint Hills Beef Fest
Officials: Tannery sludge not behind brain tumors
Owen awarded Simmental silver merit award
Ranch horse competition part of Flint Hills Beef Fest
Red Angus Juniors elect new board members
Rennison awarded Simmental Silver Merit Award
Salers: "Reach your peak in Wyoming"
SCCC holds Grand Drive Show Lamb Camp
Series of Dairy Farmers Of America events honored Dairy Month
Steers, bred-and-owned, Lim-Flex animals lead off Junior Nationals
Stockgrowers applaud efforts to regain brucellosis class free status
Tyson Foods 3Q profit jumps as chicken sales rise
UNL scientists receive awards from American Society of Animal Science
USDA partners with private company to help sell ear tags
Young Angus ladies sweep showmanship honors at 2009 NJAS

EDITOR

Beyond the city limits
Coffee shop politics
Protect seniors in health care reform

COLUMNS

Just a scoop full
Lesson from the county fair
Report card time

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock sales report
Amarillo livestock sales report
Apache livestock sales report
Clovis livestock auction report
Dalhart livestock auction report
Denison cattle sales report
Dodge City livestock auction report
Ericson livestock sales report
Faith livestock sales report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Grain, soybeans higher
Hay sales mostly steady
Hay trading is slow
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin livestock sales report
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas cattle sales report
North Arkansas livestock sales report
OKC livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Salina cattle sales report
Sioux Falls sheep sales report
South Central direct sheep
Springfield livestock sales report
St. Joseph feeder pigs
St. Onge livestock sales report
Superior video auction report
Texhoma cattle sales report
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock sales report
Woodward livestock sales report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Connecting the dots for alkaloids, toxicosis symptoms
Spraying herbicide on invasive weeds doesn't always pay, study shows

FAMILY

August brings more yard work
Fast & Fresh-Terrific meals in no time
Fire focus of two new OSU natural resource courses
Fire prevention team wins U.S. Forest Service Award
Henry has an open, airy feeling
Kansas student selected for National New Century Farmer Program
Meditation for 8-10-09
New Mexico FFA members receive proficiency awards
OSU Summer Forestry Camp tweaks tradition for the better
Plain Sense column will no longer run
Reasor's opens new store; FAPC members get first-hand look
So little time, so many tomatoes
Sprinkler system slackers
Tomato diseases and disorders
Trim cooling costs
When it comes to fresh produce, food safety is important
Who says there's no Aloha at the rodeo?
Zucchini is bustin' out all over

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