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ISSUE DATE: 10/11/2010

Plain as black and white

By Jennifer Bremer

It's as plain as black and white to Kansas rancher Ken Stielow. At least that is how he made the decision to add Charolais cattle to his already Angus herd at Bar S Ranch in north central Kansas.

The ranch, located near Paradise, is the home of 600 registered Angus cows, 150 registered Charolais cows and an additional group of commercial cows.

Ken and Pat Stielow, along with their daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and David Dickerson, run the family operation that has been raising cattle at the current location for more than 110 years. Stephanie and David's sons Grady, 12; Ethan, 10; and Jayce, 7, are the fifth generation to be raised on the ranch.


NEWS

AFA Leader and Academic Scholars announced
AFA Leaders Conference set for November
AgriLife hires new agent
Agritourism: Selling the farm experience
Close call turns Iowa farmer into safety advocate
Congressional delegation receives Friend of Farm Bureau award
Connect Kansas broadband initiative gets additional funding
Fall 2010 OK-FIRE training sessions scheduled
Farm Safety and Health Week is Sept. 19 to 25
Farmer gets 30 months for five-state farm thefts
Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense Center director named
Iowa groups seek EPA fairness
Kansas ag leader presents atrazine testimony on Capitol Hill
NMSU names Gerald Thomas Chair
Oklahoma Recycling Seminar set for Oct. 15
Partnership addresses future ag needs related to climate variability
Peruvians learn about DDGS imports
Program engages consumers about food production
State Department, USDA and USAID launch 'Borlaug Initiative'
Three scientists named to ARS ScienceHall of Fame
U.S. Exports to Mexico improving
U.S. is a reliable feed grains supplier
USDA awards AgrAbility grants
VeraSun retracts demands for farmer payments

CROPS

'After the CRP' meeting is Oct. 28 in Amarillo
AgriLife Research identifies wheat streak resistance gene
ASA signs contract with USDA
Baking expo promotes sorghum as whole grain
Black aspergilli species responsible for infecting corn identified
Controlling crop residue
Dicamba-glyphosate combination works well in resistant soybeans
Don't plant too early
Dry ground delays fall planting while harvest continues
Fall armyworms invade the Ozarks
Farmers asked to send soybean samples for quality survey
Feral hogs put peanut harvest at risk
Grain research targets improved gluten-free products
Grants available through NCR-SARE
Indonesian Tempe Festival promotes interest in U.S. soy
Injunction on planting GM sugar beets
Iowa Farm Bureau recognizes top conservationists
ISU, IDALS start initiative to prevent nutrient loss
KGSC names new administrator
K-State breaks ground on O.H. Kruse Feed Mill and BioRefinery
K-State celebrates grain science centennial
K-State hosting ag events
Leader recognized for national board service
NCGA appoints members to national action teams
Nebraska Wheat serves at two Washington events
NMSU hosts lavender workshop
Over-the-top grass control in sorghum on the horizon
Plant galls caused by many pests
Seed cleaning business a perfect fit
Speak for Wheat representatives enjoy anniversary trip
Stop bindweed's territorial takeover
Students learn about soybeans
Sun aids swift harvest
U.S. farmers look at soybean shipping, storage in Vietnam
USB secures more funding to improve soy
USSEC hires new CEO
Wheat, soybean producers should scout for fall armyworms
Wineries increasingly turn to grapes, juice
Woody biomass conference set for Oct. 22

LIVESTOCK

2011 National Beef Ambassador Team announced
Angus champions selected at 2010 Minnesota State Fair
Animal projects designed to develop life skills
BCIA Bull Sale set for Oct. 25
Bison advocates want new review of management plan
Colorado breedstock marketed to Russian cattlemen
Cows invading Albuquerque suburb
CSU seeks input on mobile slaughter unit
Goat management workshop set for Oct. 20 in Lubbock
Import rules modified to accommodate show pigs
Iowa panel OKs extension of manure rule
Iowa producers help fund beef sustainability study
KLA/K-State Field Day to tour dairy, ranch
Lamb board seeks applications
Limousin commercial marketing check-off reduced
Livestock ag is a leading Ark. industry
Livestock ultrasound contests held
Maternal Edge Gelbvieh sales scheduled this fall
Moran expresses concern over proposed GIPSA rule
MU unveils new swine teaching barn
National Swine Registry moves to new location
NCBA echoes Temple Grandin's concerns
NCBA, PLC support bill to keep family farms and ranches intact
NCBA's 2011 record books available for purchase
Nebraska cattle thief sentenced to prison
New feedlot nutrition and management specialist appointed
NM man gets prison for Arizona cattle rustling
North American International Livestock Exposition set for Nov.
ODAFF makes arrests in cattle thefts
Okla. farmer says his exotic animals were killed
Plain as black and white
Put more nitrogen into milk, not manure
Putting it all together
SE Colorado Bull Test entries due
Senators want fair Japanese beef importation rules
Sheep and goat workshop planned
Study underscores hog farming's positive impact on Iowa
Supreme Drive champions selected at state fair
Vet scholarship honors retired UNL professor
Visitors tour beef farms
World Meat Congress held in Buenos Aires
Youth symposium to showcase beef industry careers, issues

EDITOR

Is average fair?
Public enemy No. 1
Reader offers different perspective on GIPSA rule
The night it all began

COLUMNS

Dow AgroSciences shows new refuge-in-the-bag concept
How the midterm elections will impact the next farm bill
In other agribusiness news....
Just a scoop full
New snowplow for off-road vehicles
New test available to measure dairy nutrition
New website promotes food safety
Novartis Animal Health to offer FFA grants
October is April backward
The oxygen benefit of livestock
Website offers local data for corn, soybean growers

MARKETS

A welcome stretch of dry weather
Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock sales report
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle summary
Conditions enable combines to continue
Corn rallies, soybeans and wheat close lower
Dalhart livestock auction report
Denison livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dodge City livestock sales report
Drought-like conditions continue as no precipitation reported
Dry conditions, warm temps cover state
Dry ground delays fall planting while harvest continues
Dry weather helps row crop harvest
Early planted wheat fields could use rain
Ericson livestock auction report
Faith livestock sales report
Favorable weather helps harvest conditions
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Hay trade remains moderate
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Lexington livestock market report
McAlester livestock auction report
More than half a million acres of corn harvested
Most all wheat planted
Most hay prices are steady
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock sales report
OKC West livestock sales report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock auction report
Salina cattle auction report
Salina cattle sales report
Soybean harvest in full swing
Springfield livestock auction report
St. Onge livestock sales
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
West Plains regional cattle sales
Winter wheat seeding near completion
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Forage testing project open to Iowa producers
Nelson out-yields other ryegrasses
No-till seeding a good way to improve pastures
Pushmataha field tour enhances landowner management choices
Rangeland Erosion workshop set for Oct. 16
Testing Hay Can Save Supplement Dollars
USDA study shows health of western rangelands
Western grazing groups fight anti-livestock lawsuit

FAMILY

Assessing tree planting sites
Bexar County 4-Hers receive scholarships
Canned pumpkin supplies may be tight again in 2010
Celebrate fall harvest at chestnut roast
'Christmas Memories' theme of annual Christmas Card Contest
Control bluegrass sod webworm
Easy pickling
Fall Gardening Workshop is Oct. 16
Kansas 4-H project to feed thousands
Keep kids safe from fires
K-State Extension offers bed bug prevention tips
Landus a practical, sturdy choice
Learn basics of landscape design
Meditation for 10-11-10
National Western 4-H Catch-A-Calf applicants wanted
NMSU sponsors turfgrass conference
Nobel laureate to lecture on chronic wasting disease
Oklahoma State Fair sheep show champs named
Reducing rabbit damage to gardens
Study shows blueberries help fight artery hardening
Volunteers get entomology specialist training

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