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ISSUE DATE: 09/01/2008

CRP acres complement native grass pastures

In the northern Panhandle of Texas, rainfall is a precious commodity. While agriculture thrives from use of the Ogallala Aquifer below ground, dryland pastures are dependent on an average rainfall of 18 inches per year. And in the past few years, rainfall has been sparse.

So, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Farm Service Agency and the Natural Resources Conservation Service announced in May the availability of several thousand Conservation Reserve Program acres in Texas for haying and grazing under a new Critical Feed Use Provision, Rick Barkley and his neighbors were hopeful.


NEWS

$87.5 million aids producers protecting conservation uses after
30th Annual North American Championship Rodeo scheduled for Nov
Ag Lenders Conferences set for Garden City, Manhattan
Agriland offers hands-on opportunities to learn about agriculture
AgriLife Extension agronomist to retire after 32 years
AgriLife workshops designed for small farm entrepreneurs
Agronomist gives tips for wheat planted at non-optimal times
American Simmental internship opportunities available
At first glance, cattle producers pleased with Interim COOL Rul
Basin Angus Ranch acquires Stevenson Basin Bull Center
Battle intensifies over rural voters
Biotech crops directly related to higher yields
Cattle drive pays homage to Fort Worth history
Certified Angus Beef Competition goes back to its roots for 25th anniversary
Clovers not a 'silver bullet' for high nitrogen costs
Controlling mosquitoes
Controlling volunteer wheat helps reduce insect, disease problems
Cooler than average temps slow crop progress
Crop development advances slowly
CRP acres complement native grass pastures
Dairy Forum for Women releases agenda
Director elected to Nebraska Soybean Board
Don and Kathy Sissel named Hereford Advisors of the Year
Don't sell your cattle, market your beef
Don't take chances with your receiving program
EPA Region 7 collecting soil, water samples in Moniteau, Miller counties
Ethanol- Can it blend in?
Fall garden cornucopia
Former Agriprocessors supervisor pleads guilty
Four minutes for agriculture
FSA targets funds for socially disadvantaged farmers
Gelbvieh Juniors elect directors, leadership
Goats nibbling their way into hearts of Arkansans
Grain market close
Grand Island says it has money for Nebraska fair move
Grandma's carbon footprint
Hawaii study aims to turn ethanol waste into feed
Hay trading moderately
Haynes among National Cowboys of Color Museum inductees
Hereford scholarships honor Ed Bible
Hereford youth receive Poll-ette Founders Scholarships
Hereford youth win Walter and Joe Lewis Awards
High feed costs, weakened economy pressures livestock productio
Hydrogen-producing bacteria provide clean energy
IFBF members gather to discuss climate change, CRP, rural road infrastructure and more
Incentive payments available to new organic farmers
Increasing fertilizer cost requires most efficient use
It tastes great! Let's keep it safe!
Junior Livestock Sale makes its Internet debut
Kansas corn growers, EPIC, serve up new ethanol blends
Keith Bolin to lead ACGA another term
KNPS to celebrate 30th anniversary at Hays annual Wildflower Weekend event
K-State food professional offers tips to trim food costs
K-State food safety expert says consumers can decide food irradadiation issue
Lampasas River watershed protection workshop offered
Limousin Junior Association bestows honorary membership
Limousin Junior Board begins term of service
Limousin Juniors show creativity while raising more than $5,000
Limousin releases EPDs from new multibreed evaluation
Livestock issues to be covered at Sept. 8 field day
Local farmer featured in upcoming no-till workshop
Marbling- The good fat
Most crops in fair to excellent condition
Most hay prices steady, trade remains mixed
My shirt is what?
National Barrow Show features best of breeds
Nebraska Beef Ltd. recall expands to 1.4 million pounds
Nebraska family's 4-H club has lasted nearly 70 years
Nine new silage hybrids debut
NJHA directors, officers announced at Junior National Hereford Expo
NMSU, San Juan College partner in xeriscaping certificate, degree program
North Arkansas livestock sales report
NSP cohosts International Conference on Sorghum for Biofuel
O'Brien Field Day features "calm cattle, cow chips and clean water
OKC West livestock sales report
Older adults are at increased risk for dehydration
OSU Extension booth offers wild game food safety tips
Park County courses teach Wyoming climate, soils, vegetation
Pasture, range conditions rated mostly fair to poor
Profiling protective proteins in dairy cows
Purchasing certified wheat seed brings benefits
Quality, quantity give U.S. wheat a competitive edge
Rah, Rah, Sis-Boom-Blah
Rain brings new threat to gardens
Rains criss cross state
Recent heavy rains in Oklahoma, other events show the wisdom of 2008 Conservation Bond
Red Angus of the Carolinas hosts field day
Regulators deny permits
Research-based manure management Web resource available for livestock producers, others
Rice farmers win release of lawsuit documents
Ringwood FFA member blazes his way to Indianapolis
Row crops continue to progress
Salina livestock sales report
Scattered rains relieve some dry conditions
SECRC&D funds on-farm turbines
Sheep Industry Festival, Kaycee Challenge Sheep Dog Trial Aug. 30 to Sept. 1
Sheep shearing, wool spinning events set for Kansas State Fair
Simmental association to host SimPlace Sept. 5
Sioux Falls sheep sales
Soil and water testing workshops Sept. 3 in Cody, Powell
Soil moisture declines, but still above average
Solution Days 2008 explores new trends in ag, field research
South Central direct sheep
South Dakota soil selected for Smithsonian
St. Louis-area horses stricken with fever
Stannard honored for involvement with NJAA
State working to keep livestock disease free
Texas A&M captures third consecutive academic quiz bowl title
Texas peanut growers tour Mars Candy facility in Tennessee
The Critical Feed Use provision today
Timeline of a court case
Tips on battling high input costs for beef producers
To the rescue
Two straight weeks of intense rainfall
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
USDA announces proposed rule for requirements of the disposition of downer cattle
USDA releases cattle on feed numbers
USMEF teams with Nebraska partners to boost beef exports to Japan
UW College of Agriculture announces 2008 honorees
Warm weather aids wheat harvest
Water system cuts deal
Wheat bids pressured by exports
Wheat producers should keep phosphorus prices in perspective
Wheat variety results
Winter wheat management decisions can make a difference
Wyoming hay producers enjoy strong prices
Wyoming rancher gets more time to make slaughter decision
Youth Compete in 2008 Junior National Hereford Expo

CROPS

$87.5 million aids producers protecting conservation uses after
Ag Lenders Conferences set for Garden City, Manhattan
Agriland offers hands-on opportunities to learn about agriculture
AgriLife Extension agronomist to retire after 32 years
AgriLife workshops designed for small farm entrepreneurs
Agronomist gives tips for wheat planted at non-optimal times
Biotech crops directly related to higher yields
Clovers not a 'silver bullet' for high nitrogen costs
Controlling volunteer wheat helps reduce insect, disease problems
Cooler than average temps slow crop progress
Crop development advances slowly
CRP acres complement native grass pastures
Director elected to Nebraska Soybean Board
EPA Region 7 collecting soil, water samples in Moniteau, Miller counties
Ethanol- Can it blend in?
Four minutes for agriculture
FSA targets funds for socially disadvantaged farmers
Grain market close
Grand Island says it has money for Nebraska fair move
Hawaii study aims to turn ethanol waste into feed
Hay trading moderately
High feed costs, weakened economy pressures livestock productio
Hydrogen-producing bacteria provide clean energy
IFBF members gather to discuss climate change, CRP, rural road infrastructure and more
Incentive payments available to new organic farmers
Increasing fertilizer cost requires most efficient use
Kansas corn growers, EPIC, serve up new ethanol blends
Keith Bolin to lead ACGA another term
KNPS to celebrate 30th anniversary at Hays annual Wildflower Weekend event
K-State food safety expert says consumers can decide food irradadiation issue
Lampasas River watershed protection workshop offered
Local farmer featured in upcoming no-till workshop
Most crops in fair to excellent condition
Most hay prices steady, trade remains mixed
NMSU, San Juan College partner in xeriscaping certificate, degree program
NSP cohosts International Conference on Sorghum for Biofuel
Park County courses teach Wyoming climate, soils, vegetation
Pasture, range conditions rated mostly fair to poor
Purchasing certified wheat seed brings benefits
Quality, quantity give U.S. wheat a competitive edge
Rain brings new threat to gardens
Rains criss cross state
Recent heavy rains in Oklahoma, other events show the wisdom of 2008 Conservation Bond
Research-based manure management Web resource available for livestock producers, others
Rice farmers win release of lawsuit documents
Row crops continue to progress
Scattered rains relieve some dry conditions
SECRC&D funds on-farm turbines
Soil and water testing workshops Sept. 3 in Cody, Powell
Soil moisture declines, but still above average
Solution Days 2008 explores new trends in ag, field research
South Dakota soil selected for Smithsonian
Texas A&M captures third consecutive academic quiz bowl title
Texas peanut growers tour Mars Candy facility in Tennessee
The Critical Feed Use provision today
Timeline of a court case
Tips on battling high input costs for beef producers
To the rescue
Two straight weeks of intense rainfall
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
Warm weather aids wheat harvest
Water system cuts deal
Wheat bids pressured by exports
Wheat producers should keep phosphorus prices in perspective
Wheat variety results
Winter wheat management decisions can make a difference
Wyoming hay producers enjoy strong prices

LIVESTOCK

$87.5 million aids producers protecting conservation uses after
30th Annual North American Championship Rodeo scheduled for Nov
Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock sales report
AgriLife Extension agronomist to retire after 32 years
AgriLife workshops designed for small farm entrepreneurs
Amarillo livestock sales
American Simmental internship opportunities available
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock sales summary report
At first glance, cattle producers pleased with Interim COOL Rul
Basin Angus Ranch acquires Stevenson Basin Bull Center
Cattle drive pays homage to Fort Worth history
Certified Angus Beef Competition goes back to its roots for 25th anniversary
Clovis livestock sales report
Cooler than average temps slow crop progress
Crop development advances slowly
Dairy Forum for Women releases agenda
Dalhart livestock sales report
Denison feeder cattle report
Dodge City livestock sales report
Don and Kathy Sissel named Hereford Advisors of the Year
Don't sell your cattle, market your beef
Don't take chances with your receiving program
Ericson cattle sales report
Faith livestock sales report
Former Agriprocessors supervisor pleads guilty
Four minutes for agriculture
FSA targets funds for socially disadvantaged farmers
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Gelbvieh Juniors elect directors, leadership
Georgia livestock sales summary
Goats nibbling their way into hearts of Arkansans
Goldthwaite sheep sales
Grand Island says it has money for Nebraska fair move
Hay trading moderately
Haynes among National Cowboys of Color Museum inductees
Hereford scholarships honor Ed Bible
Hereford youth receive Poll-ette Founders Scholarships
Hereford youth win Walter and Joe Lewis Awards
High feed costs, weakened economy pressures livestock productio
High Plains slaughter news
IFBF members gather to discuss climate change, CRP, rural road infrastructure and more
It tastes great! Let's keep it safe!
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Junior Livestock Sale makes its Internet debut
Just a scoop full
Lexington cattle sales report
Limousin Junior Association bestows honorary membership
Limousin Junior Board begins term of service
Limousin Juniors show creativity while raising more than $5,000
Limousin releases EPDs from new multibreed evaluation
Livestock issues to be covered at Sept. 8 field day
Marbling- The good fat
McAlester livestock sales report
Most crops in fair to excellent condition
Most hay prices steady, trade remains mixed
My shirt is what?
National Barrow Show features best of breeds
Nebraska Beef Ltd. recall expands to 1.4 million pounds
Nebraska family's 4-H club has lasted nearly 70 years
NJHA directors, officers announced at Junior National Hereford Expo
North Arkansas livestock sales report
O'Brien Field Day features "calm cattle, cow chips and clean water
OKC West livestock sales report
OSU Extension booth offers wild game food safety tips
Pasture, range conditions rated mostly fair to poor
Pratt 3 p.m.cattle sales
Pratt livestock auction report
Profiling protective proteins in dairy cows
Rains criss cross state
Red Angus of the Carolinas hosts field day
Regulators deny permits
Research-based manure management Web resource available for livestock producers, others
Row crops continue to progress
Salina livestock sales report
Scattered rains relieve some dry conditions
Sheep Industry Festival, Kaycee Challenge Sheep Dog Trial Aug. 30 to Sept. 1
Sheep shearing, wool spinning events set for Kansas State Fair
Simmental association to host SimPlace Sept. 5
Sioux Falls sheep sales
Soil moisture declines, but still above average
South Central direct sheep
Springfield livestock sales
Springfield livestock sales report
St. Joseph feeder pigs
St. Louis-area horses stricken with fever
Stannard honored for involvement with NJAA
State working to keep livestock disease free
Superior video auction report
Texhoma livestock sales
The Critical Feed Use provision today
Timeline of a court case
Tips on battling high input costs for beef producers
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock sales report
Two straight weeks of intense rainfall
USDA announces proposed rule for requirements of the disposition of downer cattle
USDA releases cattle on feed numbers
USMEF teams with Nebraska partners to boost beef exports to Japan
UW College of Agriculture announces 2008 honorees
Warm weather aids wheat harvest
Watertown cattle sales
West Plains regional sales
Woodward livestock sales report
Wyobraska cattle sales report
Wyoming hay producers enjoy strong prices
Wyoming rancher gets more time to make slaughter decision
Youth Compete in 2008 Junior National Hereford Expo

EDITOR

Four minutes for agriculture
Grandma's carbon footprint
Kansas corn growers, EPIC, serve up new ethanol blends
Rah, Rah, Sis-Boom-Blah
The Critical Feed Use provision today
To the rescue

COLUMNS

Battle intensifies over rural voters
Cotton module mover
Ethanol- Can it blend in?
Fuel additive improves engine performance, power
Grandma's carbon footprint
John Deere corn head sensing system
Just a scoop full
My shirt is what?
New Holland large square baler
Nine new silage hybrids debut

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock sales report
Amarillo livestock sales
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock sales summary report
Clovis livestock sales report
Dalhart livestock sales report
Denison feeder cattle report
Dodge City livestock sales report
Don't sell your cattle, market your beef
Ericson cattle sales report
Faith livestock sales report
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Georgia livestock sales summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Lexington cattle sales report
McAlester livestock sales report
Most crops in fair to excellent condition
North Arkansas livestock sales report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pasture, range conditions rated mostly fair to poor
Pratt 3 p.m.cattle sales
Pratt livestock auction report
Rains criss cross state
Row crops continue to progress
Salina livestock sales report
Scattered rains relieve some dry conditions
Sioux Falls sheep sales
Soil moisture declines, but still above average
South Central direct sheep
Springfield livestock sales
Springfield livestock sales report
St. Joseph feeder pigs
Superior video auction report
Texhoma livestock sales
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock sales report
Two straight weeks of intense rainfall
USDA releases cattle on feed numbers
USMEF teams with Nebraska partners to boost beef exports to Japan
Warm weather aids wheat harvest
Watertown cattle sales
West Plains regional sales
Woodward livestock sales report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Year end tax planning

FAMILY

30th Annual North American Championship Rodeo scheduled for Nov
AgriLife Extension agronomist to retire after 32 years
Apricots are not instantly lovable
Dealing with marriage problems
Fall garden cornucopia
Nebraska family's 4-H club has lasted nearly 70 years
NMSU, San Juan College partner in xeriscaping certificate, degree program
Older adults are at increased risk for dehydration
OSU Extension booth offers wild game food safety tips
Rain brings new threat to gardens
Ringwood FFA member blazes his way to Indianapolis
The Rapids make best use of available space
Twig Walkingstick

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