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ISSUE DATE: 11/10/2008

Irradiation helps ensure food safety

Ensuring the safety of the food supply is a pertinent part of the food chain. Research with irradiation has led to improved safety at the pre-consumer part of the chain.

Iowa State University animal science Professor Dennis Olson has been studying irradiation of meat and other foods for more than 15 years. He directs Iowa State's Linear Accelerator Facility, which is one of only two commercial-sized irradiation facilities for food research and demonstration on a U.S. university campus.


NEWS

"Superenzymes" could streamline biofuels refining
40-year Extension veteran retires
AFBF- Farm outlook positive for 2009, but careful planning needed
Agents arrest former Agriprocessors manager
Commissioner of Agriculture tours first ACRE grant, on-farm wind turbine
Community garden project a success
Conway family gives visitors view of farm life
Corn prices plummet--so why are groceries so high?
Cowboy Christmas Ball set Dec. 20 at Quartz Mountain Resort
Don Tyson says meat company seeks global growth
Drought-hardy soybean lines with stamina
EPA curbs factory farm pollution
Experts suggest altering recipes for healthier holiday fare
Extension Council election Nov. 13
Extension specialists, educators gain national recognition
Farm Bill Explanation Tour scheduled at four locations
Farm transition workshops planned in Kansas
Female plant 'communicates' rejection or acceptance of male
Gene-silencing technique to be deployed against soybean fungus
Governor's agriculture advisory board to meet Nov. 18
Huhnke named 2008 Sarkeys Distinguished Professor
Irradiation helps ensure food safety
Jiang honored as 2008 Whatley Award recipient
Kansas team wins the National Agronomy Career Development event
K-State students receive 2008 pork industry scholarships, including top scholarship of $10,000
K-State's master of agribusiness program featured on "Jeopardy!
McCook Farm & Ranch Expo visitors can meet NFR qualifier Steven
McCook to host first Farm & Ranch Expo
McCulloch County gets new AgriLife Extension agent
Miss Rodeo America 2008 to attend the McCook Farm & Ranch Expo
MU Extension's 'Rural Living 101' to help ex-urbanites adjust to the not-so-simple life
New Kansas investments focused on national leadership in five areas of bioscience strength
North Dakota oil boom started in a wheat field
Oklahoma doctor enjoys creating cowboy poetry
Oklahoma farmers doing well in tough economy
OSU honors Hampton for being 'truly unique commodity'
OSU lands a big one with the creation of Fisheries Scholarship
Plan ahead to dodge 'John Deere lows' and get better crop price
Producing new energy crops by the barrel
Protecting soils and producing biofuel with corn stover
Research shows Brazilian acai berry antioxidants absorbed by human body
Research shows native ecosystems more valuable than restored ones
Retooled approach may make bio-based butanol more competitive
Second 'Farm Beginnings' class set for this fall
South Dakota Agriculture In The Classroom to hold annual meeting, recognition luncheon
Starving cattle amid high prices for feed in Nebraska
Successful Seed Research Summit outlines path forward
Texas A&M agricultural economics department ranked among top in U.S.
Texas A&M citrus scientist proposes Orange Revolution
Texas plant disease diagnostic laboratory gets new director
Three honored as 2008 Outstanding Alumni
Tommy Lee Jones gets in Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
U.S. seed industry suspends Certification mark
UNL Dean of Extension inducted into USDA agency's Hall of Fame
UNL entomologists win Entomological Society of America awards
UNL Extension offers resources for high inputs in crop production
UNL scientist- Nebraska may have role in convincing EU to embrace biotechnology
UNL veterinary medicine students get national honor
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
Upshur County AgriLife Extension agent named
USDA scientist gives insight on climate change, implications for world agriculture
USDA unveils new conservation incentives
USGC- USDA credit guarantee program bodes well for U.S. farmers
USMEF to honor John Bellinger at Strategic Planning Conference
USW announces food aid research project
WTO appeals panel faults EU hormone ruling

CROPS

53rd Annual MGGA Convention and Trade Show kicks-off Dec. 2
ACGA announces annual convention details
Ag department seeks applicants for specialty crop grants
AgriLife Research, Extension to investigate Cowhouse Creek conservation practices
Armyworms attack pastures, wheat
Beginning farmer tax exemption deadline extended
Carbon Credit Conference planned for Colorado's agriculture, forestry sectors
City trash plus farm leftovers may yield clean energy
Clarification
Cool season grass fertility management--N Rates
Corngrass- Youthful plant may quicken biofuels research
Florida firms looking at sorghum as biofuel source
Forage quality trends lower in 2008
How much manure to apply? Look at phosphorus content instead of nitrogen
ISU soils judging team wins regional competition
Kansas Soybean Commission sets December meeting
Kansas Wheat Scoop- Biotech wheat requires international influence
Landowners focus on biofuels, profits from woods
Late planted wheat
New exhibit promotes Colorado produce
New plants could prompt more prodigious pepper production in the Southwest
NMSU to hold Asian medicinal herb production, marketing workshop
No-till eases strain on input costs
Oct. 17 webcast- Manure on cropland is good for more than nutrients
Oklahoma hay prices holding their own
Peanut producers host Japanese buyers for Texas tour
Pecan growers boost revenue by growing organically
Scholarships to benefit the future of U.S. cotton
Soil tests essential for planning '09 fertilizer expense
South Plains cotton harvest slower this year
Trick or treat- New creepy crawlies pose nightmares for pest control experts
Weed-control lessons from a wild season
Weed-free forage niche market growing, yielding higher prices per bale
Wine bottling workshop at St. James Winery set for Nov. 14

LIVESTOCK

2009 Integrated Resource Management books now available
4-H/FFA Quality Counts Training set for Dec. 13 in Lubbock
4th U.S. BVDV Symposium to be held in Phoenix Jan. 25 to 27
AgriLife Extension starts livestock labor education pilot project
Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show to hold Dairy Day Conference and Exp
Animal ID- Despite progress, big challenges remain
City girls relish chance to tame the wild
Cornstalk grazing can benefit both livestock, crop producer
Decision on Minnesota cattle import order not imminent
Eight livestock auctioneers competing at Kingsville, Mo., market Dec. 2, will move on to World Champ
Hops extract may reduce clostridium in chickens
KAA seeking consignments for Commercial Angus Female Sale
Kansas a top horse, cattle, sheep rabies state
Larson to receive Kansas Dairy Leader Award
Limousin Exchange offers online marketplace for cattle
Limousin, Lim-Flex parade in Kansas City
MSGA's 124th Annual Convention and Trade Show set for Dec. 11 to 13 in Billings
NAILE hosts Shorthorn show
National Pork Board receives recognition for contributions
Nebraska meatpacker cutting 20 jobs, exec says
New pasteurella vaccine protects spring, fall calves
Noted ag economist to speak at K-State Swine Day
Opening doors opens profit opportunities
Police catch cattle rustling suspect
President and CEO of JBS Swift USA to speak at Montana Stockgrowers' 124th Annual Convention
Ranchers organize vote on feedlot union issue
Red Angus Association elects Jacobson to national board
Robin Ruff named Junior Activities Director for Angus breed
SD Stockgrowers cheer COOL implementation
Stenholm, Avery, Blach highlight KLA convention program
Texhoma market hosting quarterfinals for auctioneering championship
Timely topics, speakers at Beef Production Convention Nov. 25 in Torrington
Trade missions foster healthy international appetite for Iowa pork
Vets back Yellowstone-area livestock disease plan
Wild hogs causing problems for Missouri officials

EDITOR

Classmates take military paths
For the red, white and blue
Obama's pick for agriculture secretary
Rural son chose to serve country through enlistment
The January 2008 Population Representation

COLUMNS

Alpharma to sponsor book program for schools
Bassett Inc cattle handling equipment
Cub Cadet lawn tractors
In other agribusiness news....
Just a scoop full
My word is my bond
The silver lining of the storm
Website offers localized agronomic data

MARKETS

Ada livestock sales report
Amarillo livestock auction report
Apache cattle sales report
Arkansas livestock summary report
Bids higher on Election Day
Clovis cattle sales report
Cold beginning, warm ending
Colorado livestock sales
Dalhart livestock sales report
Denison feeder cattle sale
Dodge City livestock auction report
Dunlap livestock sales report
Ericson cattle sales report
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Georgia cattle auction report
Goldthwaite sheep sales
Grain market close
Hard freeze ends growing season
High Plains slaughter news
Huron cattle sales report
Joplin regional livestock sales report
Lexington cattle sales report
McAlester livestock sales report
Moderate to strong demand for quality hay
Most classes of hay selling steady
Newell sheep sales report
Ogallala cattle sales report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pastures and ranges in mostly fair to poor condition
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Presho livestock sales
Row crop harvest getting underway
Salina cattle auction report
Sioux Falls sheep sales
Slow harvest pace
South Central direct sheep
Soybean harvest wrapping up
Springfield dairy heifer sale
Springfield livestock sales
St. Joseph feeder pigs
St. Onge livestock sales
Sugarbeet harvest behind normal
Texhoma cattle sales report
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock sales report
Very little rain received
Warm, dry weather helps late-maturing crops gain
Weather helps farmers with harvest
West Plains livestock sales
Wind, sun aid harvest effort
Woodward livestock sales report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Year end tax planning

FAMILY

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Become a Master Gardener
Cherokee FFA members attend National FFA convention
Dreams of cowboys turn part time
End of life discussions
Jazz Up Game Day Flavor
Needles has luxury and refuge
Order trees, prepare site in fall, says forester
Outdoor tips for November gardens
Root around for some great veggies
Youth "Investigate 4-H"

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