ISSUE DATE: 09/14/2009
By Doug Rich
Halfway through the corn growing season it looked like the western Corn Belt would be riding to the rescue, for the traditional corn growing states where excessive spring moisture, delayed planting, and cool temperatures combined to reduce yield expectations for those states.
In contrast, the western Corn Belt has enjoyed exceptional growing conditions. The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) August 12 report forecasted higher yields than last year for the central Great Plains and western Corn Belt, thanks to mild temperatures and adequate soil moisture.
The rescue will not be as dramatic as first thought, but the western Corn Belt will still make a substantial contribution to what could be the second largest corn yield on record. Based on August 1 conditions, NASS projected the national average corn yield to be 159.5 bushels per acre, up 5.6 bushels from 2007.
Kansas and Nebraska in particular are having stellar corn seasons. Kansas is projected to harvest 514.8 million bushels of corn, just short of the record set in 2007, and Nebraska is projected to bring in 1.52 billion bushels of corn, breaking last year's record of 1.47 billion bushels.
“Hypoxia zone” in Gulf of Mexico significantly smaller than scientists predicted 2009 IFB cookout champion crowned at Iowa State Fair AFBF: Crop report bearish for corn, neutral for soybeans AFIA applauds CFTC action to regulate commodity position limits AgrAbility to host agricultural rehabilitation workshop Big Bow's new big bin CHS Foundation awards $5¸000 grant to OALE Program Conversion facilities can participate in Biomass Crop Assistance Program Enrollment opens for K-State's 2009-2010 MAST Program FAPC-OSU food scientist speaks at seminar and tours meat plants in Chile Farm loan program a lender of first opportunity Farmer turns to the sun to run Indiana operation Food concerns meat of UW consumer issues conference Food scientists, plant managers particpate in first advanced Asian noodle technology short course Gift from long-time faculty member to benefit ISU Curtiss Hall He’s back-Former AgriLife Extension agent returns to Dallam, Hartley counties ICBA: Community banks safe and sound, outperform industry in many key areas Kansas lawmakers slam cap-and-trade K-State goes live with sustainability website Lincoln next chairman for Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Mapping and modeling U.S. food production McCook Farm and Ranch Expo returns Nov. 18 and 19 Moran receives first-ever KansasBio Legislative Leadership Award New analysis finds that 1 in 6 Iowans employed by ag OSU Alumni Association honors White as a Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Rural dialogues project adds additional town Rural tourism class graduates Scholarship fund honors pioneering AgriLife Extension director Bertha Garza Survey shows reaction of Chinese consumers to H1N1 Sweepstakes topics for 2010 Finney County Fair photo contests announced TDA announces results of initial broadband survey, seeks input Texas AgriLife Research showcases bioenergy program at media day Texas farming, ranching families encouraged to apply for historic recognition Tonsager urges farmers, business owners to apply for value-added producer grants U.S. Indian farmers claims unsettled after decade UNL keys on "Crops for the Future" at Husker Harvest Days Upcoming KSU ag events USDA implements farm storage facility loan program WFEC, OACD expand state's first carbon sequestration pilot program WTO arbitration panel ruling fails to recognize changes to GSM program
‘Bad news’ for fire ants– Phorid flies feeling at home in North Texas 2009 Nebraska Ag Classic, "AgVantages in Partnerships" set for December Conservation Stewardship Program unveiled by USDA Crop production numbers released for Iowa Dave Engle named holder of OSU's Thomas E. Berry Endowed Chair Drawing Straws- Forums discuss water issues in Oklahoma Farm Bureau, conservation district announce partnership Federal conservation agency begins statewide CSP sign-up Feed with excessive aflatoxin levels dangerous to livestock Fertilizer industry endows OSU professorship to explore link between fertilizer, food nutrition Hoskins to retire as Missouri conservation director HPWD board approves 2009 ad valorem tax rate Kansas Corn Commission partners in effort to expand ethanol fueling infrastructure Kansas responds to Arbitrator's decision on Nebraska's overuse of Republican River water Kansas Wheat brings interactive exhibit to State Fair MRCC applauds 1st nationwide sign-up for CSP MU Greenley Center shows drainage systems for improving crop yields, water quality NAWG Board approves new climate change resolution Nebraska’s ’09 dry bean harvest likely to drag on for weeks; late beans will race first frost NMSU’s Chile Pepper Institute, Biad Chili team up for super-flavored chile NRCS Texas announces sign-up for the new CSP On-Farm Research Webcasts help growers make science-based management decisions Precision Ag Expo Sept. 17 at Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm Prospective wine-grape grower workshop set Oct. 12 in Stephenville Rains help break heat wave in deep South Texas Researchers develop new glue from corn Second Lower South Platte Watershed meeting set for Sept. 16 See no weevil: researcher tracks rice bugs to help farmers, consumers Soil structure important to water retention Sorghum field day at Lawrence will feature demonstration plot, water use research Soybean rust in 15 counties, found north of I-40 State oilseed producers sought to serve on new commission Study: Weed management strategies may ease transition to organic farming TCPB’s Gibson named Man of the Year Terrace maintenance field day Aug. 27 Texas wheat production numbers released Upcoming K-State agricultural events USDA will not issue final 2008 wheat, barley, oat CCPs Web resource aims to improve on-farm research for crop management decisions Western Corn Belt rides to the rescue Wheat producers need to study before buying wheat seed
31st Annual North American Championship Rodeo scheduled for Nov. 12 to 14 as part of NAILE AFBF to Obama: Pork, dairy sectors need support Ag industry defends itself over grisly chick video Alpaca industry growing in central Kansas Baxter Black kicks off World Championship Ranch Rodeo Beef, forage featured at field day, Sept. 22, on MU Thompson Farm Bovine TB creates hassles, few losses for ranchers Cattle prices could move higher as a result of less supply Ex-race horse makes recovery after suffering abuse Fences keep out feral hog moochers at deer feeders; let deer pass First-ever Pan-American Hereford Evaluation released Give calves a clue Give consumers what they want Governor's Charity Steer Show raises $123,150 Grizzly kills 13 sheep on grazing allotment Indian group uses modern tools to raise animals Iowa Cattlemen- Vos Feedlot cleared of unjustified EPA charges J.M. Michels Angus receives national recognition from American Angus Association Kansas Alpaca Association to host Alpaca Day Kansas Angus Field Day set for Oct. 3 Kellogg to take reins of Extension educational efforts to dairy industry K-State Risk & Profit Conference: Ag economist sees more rough times for beef industry Loveland natural beef company expands New events added to 36th Annual NAILE beef cattle division; shows begin Nov. 14 New Mexico man pleads guilty in wolf death North American International Livestock Exposition set for Nov. 7 to 20 Northwest area young men win national judging contest Thompson Farm field day to highlight progress in cattle breeding, Sept. 22 University to close cattle programs USDA announces additional weight category for Livestock Indemnity Program Vilsack announces support for domestic nutrition programs, pork producers Weaning with a plan Wyoming man spends summer studying cattle disease
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AGCO adds five new RoGator models while Spra-Coupe goes for gold COOL Fuel Cornheads are easy on the ears In other agribusiness news.... Leica Geosystems to expand connections New bucks for biomass materials OALE Program receives grant Parents hold class Pioneer opens soybean breeding station in Lawrence, Kan. Point replacements available SEPT 14 JERRY NINE
Aberdeen cattle sales report Ada livestock auction report Apache livestock auction report Arkansas livestock auction report Clovis livestock auction report Cool weather continues Dalhart livestock auction report Denison feeder cattle auction report Dodge City cattle sales report Dunlap livestock sales Georgia cattle auction summary Goldthwaite sheep sales report Grain market close Harvest, planting major activities for farmers Hay trade slow High Plains slaughter news Lexington livestock auction report Little to no precipitation Most hay classes remain steady Newell sheep sales report Ogallala livestock auction report OKC West livestock auction Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales Pratt livestock auction report Presho livestock sales report Rainfall below average for this time of year Salina cattle sales report Sioux Falls sheep sales report South Central direct sheep Springfield livestock auction report St. Onge livestock auction report Summer temperatures return to Oklahoma Texhoma livestock auction report West Plains livestock sales Wheat closes day lower, soybeans higher Wheat harvest wrapping up Wheat planting underway Woodward livestock auction report Wyobraska cattle sales report
Avoiding problems when converting pasture and hay fields to crops Controlling sericea lespedeza Cool season grass fertility continued... Forage quality field day set for Sept. 15 in Miami Funding available for Texas grassland owners Grazing school provides experience, assistance with forage production systems Rangeland restoration workshop slated in Sonora on Aug. 26
AgriLife Extension sets North Texas wildlife, fisheries management course Sept. 18 At farmers' markets, 'tis the season for tomatoes, sweet corn August rain can induce disease Bexar County 4-Hers receive more than $225,000 in scholarships Carrots are the taken for granted vegetable Chinese beetles might aid fight against salt cedar Choose foods, lifestyle to prevent diabetes Cimarron FFA receives national recognition Coyle FFA members attend reporter's symposium Demonstration contest winners announced Fairview FFA teams qualify for national competition Getting creative with snack time Junior Livestock Sale brings in over $350,000 for 4H, FFA youth Kansas 4-H State Fair results to be posted on web Keeping kids in school is focus of new program Law ideal for corner lot Less can be more with repellents Market Gardening School to help producers Mountain pine beetle arrives on the plains Order trees this fall Overseeding in fall can repair, improve lawn Recycling food scraps into gardens Rodeo clown attends 50 years of Sikeston rodeos Rodeo runs in the blood of Chelsea family SEPT 14 MEDITATION State 4-H officers elected at conference Tarleton ACT members win national scholarship awards Texas schools, AgriLife Extension walk the talk on obesity Texhoma FFA participates in Five State Fair The truth about compost Think twice before relying on credit cards Three Earth Kind Roses to consider Tips for parents: Back-to-school sports call for caution