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ISSUE DATE: 09/27/2010

Better with age

By Jennifer Bremer

Some things just get better with age, which is definitely the case with the Gouda cheese made at a southeastern Iowa dairy farm.

Frisian Farms is located just east of Pella, Iowa, a community with a rich Dutch heritage. Brothers Mike and Jason Bandstra use that Dutch heritage when making Gouda cheese with a recipe straight from the Netherlands.

The cheese making process is done entirely on the farm, including the aging process, which can be as short as eight weeks or as long as two years.


NEWS

American Agri-Women works to bridge gap over food controversy
Hermine mostly helps South Texas agriculture
Kansas Auctioneer Champion named
Lincoln Products Show is Sept. 29 and 30
New Mexico court issues stay in water dispute
NMSU to break ground on new learning facility in Corona
Ousted worker Sherrod rejects return to ag agency
Ritz, Vilsack meet to discuss ag interests
Sequencing the cacao genome to safeguard chocolate
Southern soils mitigate manure microbes
Take food safety measures when recovering from wildfires
U.S. House approves MPR for livestock
USDA delivers disaster help to growers of some commodities
USDA releases final draft of Standard Reinsurance Agreement
Workshop will help producers apply for sustainable ag grants

CROPS

ASA encourages producers to apply for Young Leader Program
ASA frustrated with Senate over inability to extend biodiesel tax credit
ASA seeking nominations for 2011 awards
ASA-IM Korea encourages feed millers to add U.S. soybean meal
Cash rental rate results released
Corn, rice harvesting under way
Cotton demand, supply leading to price rally
Crop Science Society of America announces the 2010 Class of Fellows
CRP benefits producers, protects habitat
EQIP/WHIP application cutoff date set
Germination testing
Governor recognizes K-State's Department of Grain Science and Industry
Improving crop insurance coverage during harvest
India to play role in grains, oilseeds marketplace
'Insect-o-graph' detects bugs in stored wheat
K-State scientists honored by Crop Science Society of America
Little River Band sails into 2011 Commodity Classic schedule
Missouri corn yields decline, but rice yields set record
NAMA co-sponsors diplomatic food aid mission to Africa
New soybeans bred for oil that's more heart-healthy
New Soybeans Promise Healthier Vegetable Oil
No disaster aid for sorghum
NRCS to hold 'Final Acre' ceremony
Oklahoma crop forecast
Oklahoma growing 'dirty' wheat
Poisonous Pokeweed Out in Force Amid Central U.S. Weeds, Plantings
Questions remain for corn and soybean markets
Registration now open for Young Ag Leadership Conference
Research center hosts field day
Rice growers turn to tech for advice, predictions
Saturated soils creating corn stalk issues
Seminar to provide insight on growing grapes in Oklahoma
Small grain planting under way
Soybean checkoff and Clean Cities convey biodiesel benefits
Soybean checkoff capitalizing on growing aquaculture markets
Soybean producers take REAP tours
Sudden Death Syndrome buries 2010 soybean crop
Temik to be phased out
Tracking triclosan's field footprint
U.S. grain sorghum making inroads in Southeast Asia
USDA announces funds for specialty crops
USDA confirms more global demand for U.S. wheat
Use caution when considering crop residues for hay, silage
Vietnam makes first purchase of U.S. sorghum

LIVESTOCK

Bent-Prowers cattlemen plan annual event
Better with age
Cattle on feed numbers released
Cattle producers get inside look at production process
CDA releases quarantined herd
Cloned steer wins Iowa State Fair show
Conference begins with beef nutrition
Demand for high-quality steak adds premium profits
Disappearing cows, calves
Endowed faculty position established in ISU's meat science program
Go whole hog to celebrate October Pork Month
Joint field day geared for rancher outreach
K-State connects beef producers with online training resources
K-State livestock research available online
Meat Goat Expo set for Oct. 2 and 3 in Lexington
Morgan County represented well at state fair
NCBA supports transparency in the marketplace
NMSU's short course highlights issues facing Southwest dairy industry
Producers Livestock Auction to host beef cattle workshop
Shorthorn 'Great State Feedout' exceeds expectations
South Dakota Stockgrowers host annual convention, trade show
Southern Missouri Sheep and Goat Conference in Bolivar Oct. 16
Trichomoniasis infecting more cattle in Missouri
UHC launches Operation Gelding program
USCA kicks off its fall meetings tour
USDA buys more lamb
USDA schedules Dairy Industry Advisory Committee meetings
Wool and mohair lab named for Bill Sims

EDITOR

Aiding and abetting the disaster
God's country
Reader defends CRP
We found our first hero

COLUMNS

A hunting family
I have a small beef
In search of 'sustainable' agriculture
Just a scoop full
Lucky to be alive

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Aberdeen livestock sales report
Ada livestock auction report
Ada livestock sales report
Amarillo livestock auction report
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock sales summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle auction
Colorado feeder cattle sale
Cooler conditions continue
Corn crop progressing
Crops, pastures improving
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dalhart livestock sales report
Denison feeder cattle auction
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dunlap feeder cattle auction
Durum, spring wheat harvests reach halfway point
Faith Livestock auction report
Fall arrives in Wyoming but remains dry
First fields of soybeans, sorghum harvested
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain bids open week lower
Grain market close
Harvest continues amid wet conditions
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin livestock sales report
Kansas hay trade still slow
McAlester livestock auction report
McAlester livestock sales report
Most classes of hay selling steady depending upon area
Most of state sees above average temperatures
Most of state sees above normal temperatures
Newell sheep sales report
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock sales report
Ogallala livestock auction report
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt livestock sales report
Row crops continue to mature on pace
Salina livestock sales report
Small grain planting under way
South Central direct sheep sales
Springfield livestock market report
St. Onge livestock auction report
St. Onge livestock auction report
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
West Plains regional cattle sales
Wet weather makes for soggy week
Winter wheat seeding continues
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Proper hay storage saves money, nutrients
Society for Range Management annual meeting set for Oct. 13 and 14

FAMILY

4-H receives top rating from Charity Navigator
Catch a swarming dragonfly? You can try!
'Christmas Memories' theme of annual Christmas Card Contest
Cinch National Finals of Team Roping to offer $4 million prize package
Controlling scorpions
Cooking is an educational experience for children
Cowboy splits time between rodeo arena and school room
Don't panic over pumpkin shortage
Even amateurs can grow orchids at home
Feral hogs require study in Arkansas
Fertilize for a healthy lawn
Garden calendar now available
Glacier provides many options
Harvesting pears
Meditation for 9-27-10
NMSU Rodeo team competes at first rodeo of the season
Not in my spoon!
Open 4-H freestyle reining event rewards creativity
Save energy to save money
Spiders coming out of the woodwork
Tailgating safely
Whoopie pies

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