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ISSUE DATE: 10/19/2009

Cool summer weather means fall harvest is behind normal

By Larry Dreiling

Cooler than normal temperatures during the growing season has resulted in slower than normal crop development. What that means to fall harvest is the possibility of some crop losses as normal freeze days occur.

In addition, many areas experienced delayed planting and replanting issues during the wet spring, resulting in later than normal crop maturity, according to Dr. Mary Knapp, associate professor of agronomy and state climatologist, at Kansas State University.

"The final factor in this slower growing season was an increased number of double cropped acres all over the region, which also resulted in later maturing crops," Knapp said.

"The potential for losses here, with a crop that's behind and a normal freeze date, is pretty great," Knapp said. "There are a lot of acres that are vulnerable. Even northwest Kansas, which had a lot of trouble getting their corn crop in the ground, with early rains and hail, has problems now because it wasn't late enough for them to try another crop because of crop insurance regulations."


NEWS

AFBF economist sees improving price picture for soybeans
AgriLife Extension to offer food manager certification training course
Ambassador Manatt to present Deal Lecture at ISU Oct. 27
Bill has money for Kansas bio lab, but with a catch
Biodiversity topic for Pesek Colloquium Oct. 27 and 28
Butler to dedicate refurbished agriculture facilities Oct. 19
Edwards, Lucas recognized as 2009 Friends of Agricultural Economics
Former Texas A&M ag dean Kunkel dies
Governor's Agricultural Advisory Board to meet October 28
House OKs 2010 spending for energy, water projects
Kansas ag company reports a year of growth
Kansas Universities to share in $20 million NSF Grant awarded to EPSCoR for climate change, renewabl
K-State students practice sustainable agriculture techniques at student farm
K-State to host 61st Annual Kansas Income Tax Institute
McPherson named assistant general counsel for OFB
Minnesota food safety experts call for vigilance
NAMA millers fund global oat research project
NAWG: USDA launches revitalized research agency
NBAF funding passes Conference Committee
NMSU helps Zuni youth revitalize traditional agriculture
NRCS announces interest in new CSP
Report highlights plight of Great Plains family farmers, ranchers with medical debt
State Fair attendance up again
Texas A&M agriculture college names outstanding alumni
Upcoming KSU ag events
USDA publishes annual report on foreign holdings of U.S. agriculture land
Vilsack announces $13.9 million in economic development funding
Vilsack announces $17.4 million loan to expand wind energy generation, create green jobs
Vilsack announces 2010 DCP, ACRE sign-up begins
Vilsack announces funding to 1890 Land-Grant Institutions to promote jobs, business growth
Working cattle ranch doubles as dude ranch
Workshop series in Tucumcarito help farmers, ranchers “live on the land”
Young ag leaders gather to strengthen industry’s future

CROPS

Andrews named state Wheatheart Bread Baking Contest champion
Beneficial nocturnal insects help combat pests in Texas
Colorado Wheat, ConAgra launch new program
Cotton progress: Some early-planted fields may see 30 percent yield losses
Cypress Creek Watershed training scheduled Oct. 22 in Wimberley
Fall weed control
First upstream flood control dam in the nation to be rehabilitated with ARRA stimulus funds
Freeze stops crop growth, but cool weather slowed maturity earlier
KWC sets state fair photo contest entries to music in video
Landowners show strong interest in new CSP
Limited irrigation focus of Colorado, Nebraska Crop Clinic
Missouri ethanol mandate is self-enforcing
More Americans growing food on small ‘hobby farms’
NCGA praises new USDA initative on Mississippi River Basin
NMSU researchers hunt for the best grapes for New Mexico vineyards
Notes now may help prevent weed issues in cotton next year
Novak receives scholarship from Texas Plant Protection Association
Questions and answers regarding the CWRF ConAgra Ultragrain Premium Program
Soybean rust experts to present research in New Orleans
Study reveals Texas cotton producers should apply less fertilizer in certain cases
Texas Panhandle researcher expands sugar beet program with new hire
Thompson Research Center hosts field day
United Sorghum Checkoff Program launches new website
USDA will not issue final 2008-crop counter cyclical payments for peanuts, corn, grain sorghum and s
Water processing plant for Spring River planned

LIVESTOCK

“Because of a Horse” campaign rolls into Congress
2009 Salers National Tour held in Idaho--Where it all started
2009 unwanted horses survey now available
2010 National Beef Ambassadors announced
AHC supports bill to complete America's national scenic trails
Alltech celebrates final year to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
American lamb receives prominent national media coverage in Saveur Magazine
America's Horse TV also includes a news segment
ARS scientists study Holstein milk production, fertility
Bob Avila training series on America’s Horse TV
Calf-weaning workshop to show new ways to solve old problem
Caslin named Director of Unwanted Horse Coalition 
Cattle theft trial delayed
Cattleman’s Days scheduled in four locations
Checkoff's social media aims to engage producers
Choose equine dewormers carefully
Circle A Feeders wins CAB honors
Dairy cattle sales come to Hereford
Dix honored at McPherson County Feeders
Draft horses’ power drives organic farm
Equine gastric ulcers often difficult to diagnose
Equine therapy program heals hearts and minds
Fall tapeworm control can help set horses up for a healthy new year
Gardiner Quarter Horses raise working horses
Groups petition feds to regulate feedlots
Haythorn Ranch Co., named AQHA-Bayer Best Remuda winner
Hog found on interstate in Iowa
Horse show hassles: Horse owners, horses both feel the pressure of competition
Informing an industry TCSCF wins Progressive Partner award
It pays to be part of the American Quarter Horse Incentive Fund
Japan suspends beef imports from U.S. plant
Johnson hired as NCBA vice president of Owner-Member Services
Kansas man pleads guilty in cattle fraud case
Keep or cull?
Livestock producers beware of high nitrates
Marrs Ranch honored with CAB 2009 Commitment to Excellence Award
MU Thompson Farm field day shows future of beef breeding
Nebraska pork brings value, nutrition to dinner tables around the world
New chronic wasting disease surveillance regulations proposed
New opportunities for sponsorship with the American Horse Council
Nominate beef producers for the 2009 Iowa Beef Quality Assurance Award
Oklahoma, Kansas to conduct bi-state stop animal movement exercise
Qualifying points for 2010 AQHYA World Championship Show approved
Ranch management symposium targets human side of business
Schwarzenegger: California cows can keep tails
Secretary of ag: Dairy industry must restructure
Six Colorado dairies file for bankruptcy this year
South Dakota lifts Montana cattle restrictions
Summer steak sales yield CAB record
Tourism promotion bill passes Senate
Ultrasound used for better breeding in sheep
UW researchers help identify fatal disease in Red Angus
Vilsack announces support for domestic nutrition programs, pork producers
Washington farm workers push for unionization

EDITOR

Heart Association’s call for limiting sugars is misguided
Imagine a nasty black cloud over my picture
Sibling rivalry

COLUMNS

Death of the dollar?
Feed the starving trees
Inoculant enhances forage digestibility
Just a scoop full
Just a scoop full
Rugged industrial generators available
Small town Halloweens were the best

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock sales report
Amarillo livestock auction report
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock sales summary
Below average temperatures, precip seen across state
Bids end day higher
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado cattle auction summary
Cool weather with heavy precip across state
Cool weather with heavy precip across state
Cooler temperatures seen
Corn harvest continues to make slow progress
Corn harvest lagging behind average
Cotton rated mostly fair to good
Dalhart cattle sales report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Ericson cattle sales report
Excessive rain slows field work
Faith livestock sales report
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Georgia livestock auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Hard freeze brings growing season to close
High Plains slaughter news
Huron cattle sales report
Joplin regional cattle sales report
McAlester livestock auction report
Most hay prices remain steady
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock sales report
Ogallala livestock sales report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Salina cattle sales report
Sioux Falls sheep sales report
South Central Direct sheep report
Springfield livestock auction report
Springfield livestock sales report
St. Joseph feeder pigs
St. Onge livestock sales report
Texhoma livestock sales report
Trade still slow, demand moderate
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Watertown cattle sales report
Weather delays harvest, wheat seeding
West Plains livestock sales report
Winter wheat planting continues
Woodward livestock market report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

AgriLife Extension to offer small-acreage landowner series
Avoiding problems when converting pasture and hay fields to crops
SD DOT says hay must be removed from road ditches
Together wildlife, livestock can improve bottom line

FAMILY

4-H names 2009 Hall of Fame winners
4-H youth to take the lead on alternative energy
Annual turfgrass conference to focus on water conservation, fertilization
Annual weeds in turfgrass
Autumn spreads its joy in Topeka, Kansas
Boy Scouts hosting trap & skeet charity shoot
Despite depressed market landowners have opportunities to sell their timber
Don's features make it spacious
Edmond Light Horse 4-H Club holds open horse show to benefit 4-H member
Extension announces new agriculture educator in Cleveland County
Gardeners can find valuable resources right in their own yards
Good topsoil can be key in renovating lawns
Healthy Halloween treats
Horticulture Industries Show to take place in Tulsa
Meditation October 19 2009
Miss Rodeo America promotes rodeo in Spain
New wildfire safety, prevention rules help owners make homes a 'defensible space'
NMSU Asian medicinal herb seminar to focus on marketing
Nutrition program provides education to Oklahoma county families and youth
PENNYWISE October 19 2009
Professional Bull Riding returns to Grand Island
Safe food handling labels on take-out containers could help restaurants, expert says
Upcoming K-State horticultural events
Upcoming K-State horticultural events
Upcoming K-State horticultural events
Vilsack announces number of farmers' markets grows to more than 5,200 nationwide
Waynoka FFA members finish sucessful Woods County Fair
What fall leaves
When to fertilize

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