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ISSUE DATE: 08/09/2010

Rapid response efforts gain momentum

By Larry Dreiling

A coordinated national effort to respond to animal health disease situations is gaining ground. Every state has developed or is in the process of developing systems to respond rapidly and effectively to emergency livestock incidents and disease outbreaks.

Colorado is one such state, with the Colorado Rapid Response to Agriculture and Livestock System. While still not fully implemented, the system is well on its way to involving all sectors of the livestock industry.


NEWS

4-H educator joins Sweetwater County Extension
Ag secretary encourages Kansans to visit community farmers markets
Better barriers can help levees withstand wave erosion
Buy local during Colorado Proud Month
Despite Sherrod spotlight, black farmers denied
EPA orders firm to stop selling Warthog 2 EC
Farmfest will feature candidate forums
Farmfest Women's Breakfast set for Aug. 5
Free HVAC contractor training provided by RC&D
Growers included in product development at Case IH
International Food Aid and Development Conference set for Aug. 2 to 4
Kansas son finds a place back on the family farm
Laramie Extension office closed during fair
Recent rains bring mosquitoes
Report: Ag research too focused on food production
Social networking tips offered at Kansas Ag Tech Field Day
Survey shows consumer optimism about farmland stewardship
USDA launches new online resource
USDA provides assistance to producers of honeybees, livestock and farm-raised fish
USDA report punches another hole in land use change theory
Vintage tractors delight crowds
Wyant and Armstrong to headline K-State's Risk and Profit Conference

CROPS

Ag economists discuss impacts of wide wheat basis levels
Argentine subsidy costing U.S. and other soybean farmers
Colorado Corn champions issues affecting growers
Colorado Corn spotlights the high cost of complacency
'Corn College TV' program launches
Cover crop project targets corn and soybean growers
Ethanol groups ask EPA to approve E12 use
Favorite stops and somebreakdowns in between
Feds announce water funding
Grants assisted Nebraska ag producers
Grower groups pleased with progress on Cuba trade
Kansas man pleads guilty to farm equipment thefts
Kansas Soybean Commission meeting set for Aug. 26
Kansas Wheat holds summer meeting in Wichita
K-State, OSU to host Winter Canola Conference July 20
Longest week of the summer
Mapping out pathways to better soybeans
Meadowlark posts wheat variety plot results
MGGA urges caution in complaint of 48-car freight incentives
Minnesota Soybean Growers Association elects officers
Missouri corn growers, Malta Bend FFA bring relief to food deserts
Multi-peril crop insurance important for canola growers
Nebraska growers elected to national boards
New research agronomist hired for AgriLife center near Vernon
No-till on the Plains will host bus tour
Public hearings will cover water district annexation
Sept. 1 is NAP application closing date
Sorghum buyers from Mexico tour U.S. elevators
Soybean growers needed for Extension survey
Standardized seed count testing and labeling will benefit farmers
Study says atrazine ban would devastate sorghum industry
Summer crops tour is Aug. 18
U of I will host Agronomy Day Aug. 19
U.S. ethanol production fell in April
U.S. Wheat Associates officers installed at annual meeting
UNL Water and Crops Field Day set for Aug. 10
USDA announces Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up
Using former CRP land to grow 'energy crops'
UW tests new technologies to aid local farmers

LIVESTOCK

AngusSource enters July with a bang
Auction raises $20,765 for Hereford research
Auctioneer from Iowa beats out fastest mouths in the west
BIF scholarships, fellowships give students support
Cattleman sentenced for bank fraud
China-New Zealand announce plans to move forward on new beef trade deal
Downey Ranch honored as 2010 BIF Commercial Producer of the Year
FDA urging limited antibiotics in meat
Groups criticize BLM plans for Wyoming horse roundup
Hereford Juniors awarded scholarships for involvement
IPPA to host regulatory update conference Sept. 7
Kansas Super Cow-Calf Show entries due Aug. 16
KCA hosts bus to meeting
Management will be focus of Goat Short Course
Missouri beef cattleman publishers honored as BIF Ambassadors
NCBA members approve new policy resolutions
Rapid response efforts gain momentum
Sandhill Farms honored as 2010 BIF Seedstock Producer of the Year
Sustainable Beef Resource Center formed
Temple Grandin awarded NCBA Lifetime Achievement Award
USCA responds to NCBA Federation chairman
USDA announces proposed rule to increase fairness in livestock, poultry marketing
Weekend retreat transforms into cattle business
WRCF presents $50,000 to Clarendon College ranch and feedlot operation
Young Producers' Council leaders help shape the future of the industry

EDITOR

Handle with care
Kudos to Ken
Making and breaking promises
Reader not a fan of conservation programs
What keeps you up at night?

COLUMNS

BASF, Monsanto to expand collaboration on biotechnology
Being cool
BIVI targets female leaders
In other agribusiness news....
Just a scoop full
Mike Rowe to hit the dirt with Caterpillar customers
New design improves material handling
Sustainable Beef Resource Center formed to provide information
Where is the backbone?

MARKETS

Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction report
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Continued rain slows hay progress
Continued rainfall leaves less than desirable field conditions
Dalhart livestock auction report
Denison feeder cattle sales report
Dodge City livestock sales report
Extreme heat causes field crops to rapidly progress
Georgia cattle auction report
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Harvest of wheat, barley begins
High Plains slaughter news
Hot, humid week
Joplin regional cattle sales
Kansas hay moderate
Lexington livestock sales report
McAlester livestock auction report
Most hay selling steady, prices mixed
Newell sheep sales report
No relief from dry, hot weather
North Arkansas livestock sales report
Ogallala livestock auction report
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. livestock sales report
Pratt livestock sales report
Row crop development ahead of last year
Salina livestock sales report
South Central direct sheep
Springfield livestock auction report
St. Onge livestock auction report
Temps climb as precip returns to normal levels
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Varied weather hinders field work in some areas
Weather good for crops
Weather ideal for cotton growth
West Plains regional cattle sales report
Wheat bids rally
Wheat harvest 98 percent complete
Wheat harvest has begun in southern counties
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Funding available to renovate shelterbelts, restore forested riparian areas
Mulching the invasive red cedar may be a viable option
Settlement agreement threatens ranchers' public-lands grazing rights
Workshop touts potential for alfalfa as cellulosic feedstock

FAMILY

Corny talk
Go Bananas!
Honky Tonk Rodeo Nights at Colorado State Fairgrounds
Meditation for 8-9-10
Pink Flare hibiscus is a bright choice for Texas gardens
Preventing drought stress in plants
Research develops simple recipe for fungus-free horseradish
Stay hydrated in hot weather
Thousands attended Texas 4-H Roundup this summer
Traditional Martin has a lot to offer

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