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ISSUE DATE: 09/19/2011

'Hay, got any bales to spare?'

By Jennifer M. Latzke

When history looks back on the spring and summer of 2011 in the High Plains, one thing that will stand out in the farmers' and ranchers' minds will be the question of hay supplies.

Who in this year of droughts to the south and floods to the northeast has hay to sell?

And which cattlemen can afford to buy it and ship it to their ranches, feedlots and sale barns?


NEWS

'Backyard Farmer' is a hit on iTunes U and YouTube
Communities invited to participate in Sunflower Parade
Farm real estate values increase
Financial markets a 'train ride of gloom'
Financial markets a 'train ride of gloom'
Fruit company brings lawsuit against FDA
K-State to host Income Tax Institute in 8 locations
K-State to host USDA Air Quality Task Force meeting
Legislators talk agriculture and economy at Kansas State Fair
Mediation service is a valuable tool for producers
Monitoring ground-level ozone from space
Moran urges postmaster general to consider rural America
Okla. ag losses from drought exceed $1.6B
Presentation to feature distinguished ag alumna's work in Africa
Recycling Across Oklahoma seminar set for Oct. 13
Researcher studies feasibility of bioenergy production
Sen. Bennet pleased with trade deal
UNL offers ServSafe training for food handlers
USDA makes 'Stronger Economies Together' selections
USDA outlines SURE eligibility requirements
UW scientist peers into cell division mechanics
Vilsack committed to helping rural America
Workshop to cover ranching, farming with arthritis

CROPS

A-2409 grape becomes parent to exotic 'Witch Fingers'
Ag energy issues workshop to be held in Laramie
Ag Show and Crops Tour set for Sept. 20
CAWG hosts Legislative Field Day
Citrus harvest expected to be down
Cotton a 'mixed bag'
Cotton contest for students expanded
Cotton has potential for padding nonwovens
Cotton school sets record for attendance
Council creates award for water conservation
CSU Extension offers on-farm winter wheat testing
Delta Center renamed to honor retiring superintendent
Extension to host farm management course for women
False chinch bugs may target sorghum, soybean fields
Fertilizer will play critical role in feeding the world
'Fun on the Farm' showcase set for Sept. 24
Fund drive to support proso millet breeding
Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo exhibit spaces available
Harvesting lodged corn
Heat, drought and Goss's Wilt may affect corn yields
Kansas production losses reach $1.7B
K-State hosts ag events
Limit grasshopper threat in emergent winter wheat
Meeting will cover farm oil spill prevention, control
Montana Grains Foundation announces sawfly project
NMSU testing cotton-based feed for inland shrimp production
NMSU to host workshop on beneficial insects
On-farm biodiesel plant uses waste vegetable oil
Optimizing rotation to limit red rice resistance
OSU emeritus professor receives national honor
OSU Institute for Agricultural Biosciences to fuel enhanced opportunities
Panhandle cropping systems specialist to be honored
Pecky rice may not indicate stink bug problem
Professors receive national crops teaching, research awards
Researchers develop sorghum products for food aid
Scientist develops better potato pest test
Soil testing advances highlighted at Rice Expo
South Texas cotton harvest ending well considering drought
Soybean Board Farmer-Leaders elected
Soybean checkoff charts new course for the soy industry
Students learn about agronomy during ISU Crop Scouting Competition
Tour will focus on maintaining water quality
USDA provides $1M conservation grant
Use tools to monitor soil moisture
Volunteer wheat control can help protect yields
Water Law Conference is Oct. 12
Webinar to address flood recovery for cropland
Wheat food aid donations could ease hunger in Africa
Wheat Quality Council hosts tour
Wheat study examines effects of precipitation, temperature on yields
Wheat yields can be partially recovered when planting late
Wyoming barley production up 14 percent from 2010

LIVESTOCK

Animal health industry seminar set for Oct. 11
AQHYA World Championship Show showcases youth competitors
Baucus praises bill to end horse slaughter ban
Burton Eller retires from NCBA
Cardoza, Guthrie named new co-chairs of the Congressional Horse Caucus
Cattlewoman testifies on effects of proposed GIPSA rule
CHDA sponsors equine health research study
Colorado State Fair comes to a close
Communicator's ability to "talk" to horses still draws skepticism
Decide when to wean
Fall deworming of cattle is critical
Field day will feature added value of calf genetics
GAO confirms suffering of horses and horse people because of slaughter plants closing
Governor makes appointments to commissions, boards
Groups call for traceability comment period extension
Growing fall stockpiled feed for beef cows
Horse owners work hard to beat the heat
Improving a feedlot's bottom line
International swine conference set for November
KLA to host Kansas Junior Livestock Show
K-State Fall 2011 Beef Calf Conferences planned
Laying a horse down
Livestock emergency team responds to wildfires
Lost Canyon ACTHA Challenge set
NILE Stock Show entry deadline nears
NMSU professor studies beef cattle fertility, genetics in Australia
Prairie Circuit Finals moves to Weatherford in 2011
Public Lands Endowed Trust approved
Steer feedout begins soon
Stockgrowers applaud Senate Appropriations Committee
Stockman receives conservation award posthumously
Test for nitrates before feeding radish and turnip tops to livestock
Texas cows eat mesquite beans during drought
Texas trich regulation changes now in effect
Treating heifer mastitis
USDA researcher appointed as U of A animal science department head
Winners named at 9th Annual Feeders and Friends Ranch Rodeo

EDITOR

A game-changing choice
Free pass?
Give the people what they want
Partnerships help farmers, environment
State Fair Fever

COLUMNS

Get off my land
Just a scoop full
New alfalfa variety available
Ordinary people doing extraordinary deeds
The biggest touchdown

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Colorado feeder cattle summary
Crop conditions worsen
Crops beginning to reach maturity
Crops turning fall colors
Demand remains strong in some areas
Denison feeder cattle auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Drought stressing all aspects of agriculture
Dry conditions hold steady; small grain harvest virtually complete
Dry conditions persist in Colorado
Dunlap feeder cattle auction
Ericson livestock auction report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Grain market close
Hay trade moderate
Hot, dry conditions may delay seeding
Iowa corn crop beginning to mature
Joplin livestock auction report
La Nina returning
Missouri topsoil moisture declines
Newell sheep sales report
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock auction report
Salina cattle sales report
Soybean bids see sharp losses
Springfield livestock market report
Superior video livestock auction report
Texas Direct feeder cattle summary
Very dry soil conditions delay wheat planting
Warm, dry conditions prevail
West Plains regional cattle sales report
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Applying fertilizer to hay pastures
Cheatgrass management workshop is Sept. 28
Evaluate soybean crop for hay
'Hay, got any bales to spare?'
More counties eligible for Livestock Forage Disaster Program
Producers consider fall grazing options
Small hay crop good news for producers

FAMILY

A Legacy
Blueberry School set for October
Check for signs of mountain pine beetle
Chuckwagon Cookoff & Western Swing Festival
Conference offers tips for keeping pets safe through a disaster
Exercise program begins Oct. 12
Extension offers 'Hold the Mold' program
Fall Forestry Festival set for Oct. 15
FFA members help fight hunger in Rwanda
Field day to cover wildlife habitat improvement
Funding available to combat pine beetle
Grant County to host Home Products Dinner
Helpful household tips
Horticulture tips for September
Logan County 4-Her named champion at state fair
Master Gardener program accepting registrations
Matador Ranch to host wildlife and wildfire field day
Meditation for 9-19-11
Morgan County 4-Hers do well at state fair
New 4-H scholarships created with $1M gift
NMSU 4-H Agent of the Year named
Quail appreciation day scheduled Oct. 4 in Crowell
Quail research ranch sets annual field day Sept. 30
September National Cholesterol Education Month
Shimek State Forest Forestry Field Day set for Oct. 4
The little squash that can do almost everything
Weber's open floor plan has many features
Wildlife feeling the heat

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