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ISSUE DATE: 11/24/2008

Long train of technology continues to advance

Even most city kids learned in school that Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin. They maybe also learned that Cyrus McCormick invented the reaper and John Deere the plow.

They likely never heard of Lambert Wilkes.

Dr. Wilkes was a professor in the former Department of Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University. Working with Cotton Incorporated's J.K. (Farmer) Jones, Wilkes and a team of TAMU agricultural engineers invented the cotton module builder in 1971. The module builder solved the great logistical bottleneck of cotton ginning by allowing cotton to be harvested quickly and then compressed into large modules.


NEWS

A balanced approach to food and fuel production is a requiremen
AFBF- New approach needed for world trade
Ag secretary touts growth in agriculture industry
Amarillo Farm and Ranch Management Symposium scheduled for Dec. 3
American Phytopathological Society installs news officers
And may all your Christmas budgets be in the black
Antique tractor ride "Deere" to collectors
Blizzard a week later- 'It's tough out here'
Chris Skaggs named associate dean for undergraduate programs
Conservation officials gather for annual event
Deer hunting season a fall tradition in Oklahoma
Dining on a dime- Tips to saving at the store
Energy efficient gifts are not only green, but things people need
Expert says volatile economy makes Master Marketer Program more than ever
Farm highs and lows- ND farmers don't want repeat of 1970s, 80s
Feeders and Friends give $51,500 in memory of young mother
Fewer Iowa farmers actually live on farms
Flex fuel program offers consumers more choices at the pump
Food safety tips for holiday turkey cooking
Ford County Extension Appreciation, News Media awards presented
Geologic map details parts of 11 northeast Nebraska counties
Governor puts state on path to national renewable energy leadership
Hawaiian cowboy photography book published
HCC ag teams place at the American Royal
Home aerobic septic system workshop to be offered in New Braunfels
Iowa State faculty appointed to national air quality task force
Is your windbreak less effective than it used to be?
Jack and Jodi Simmons win Achievement Award
Kansas governor seeks federal help for western county
Kansas National Guard to teach farming to Afghans
Kansas Natural Resources Conference set Jan. 29 and 30 in Wichita
KARL receives $10,000 Farm Credit grant
KFB honors Teagarden for distinguished service to agriculture
K-State Ag Profitability Conferences slated in six Kansas locat
K-State professor reappointed to USDA Air Quality Task Force
Lea County ranchers can apply for restoration help
Leasing decisions need to be considered carefully for the volatile year ahead
Major income tax law changes explained at free farm income tax seminar
Manda Rosser named as Montague Scholar
National Farm-City Week honors America's ag producers
National Farm-City Week, Nov. 21 to 27
NCTA has opened its doors to the world
Nebraska students tour Taiwan
Nebraska's Nelson expects no problems with Johanns
Noble County couple named Farm Family of the Year
NRCS conserves "Halloween Habitat" by helping bats in South Dakota
Oklahoma State's Clarence Watson assumes leadership of national research association
Oklahoma State's Jeff Hattey receives national teaching award
Panel reviews future Kansas energy costs
Professor appointed to national committee on genetically engineered crops and sustainability
Program provides financial incentives to local farmers
Protect your identity
Put the 'Happy' back in 'Happy Holidays'
Report- Farm credit market likely to erode in 2008
Safe Quality Food training to be offered Dec. 18 and 19
Safety important when using slow cooker for hot winter meals
Scientists want kids' help
Scott Storey wins Excellence in Agriculture Award
Site teaches youth to be informed consumers
STB study shows consumers, agriculture hit hard by railroad monopoly power
Texas Gulf Coast agriculture still suffering from Ike's aftereffects
Tough times and Happy Thanksgiving
Units of measure in agriculture explained
Will free fruit fight fat in schools? EU thinks so
WKMA scholarships funded by annual belt buckle sales

CROPS

After Iowa farmer dies, friends harvest crop
Ag secretary divvies up specialty crop money
Agricultural pesticide disposal offered in Pittsburgh, Creek, N
Biotechnology allows U.S. farmers to satisfy global demands
Cargill gift establishes new diversity initiatives at K-State
Colorado, Nebraska Crop Clinic to focus on conservation tillage
Commissioner Staples appoints task force to protect Texas citrus from harmful disease
Corn crop down, soybeans increase
Cornfield a classroom for students in Pennsylvania
District sets December public hearings to receive comments regarding proposed administrative rule re
Eighth Annual Texas Commodity Symposium program announced
Ethanol plant weeks from production
Hard white wheat crop near Hemingford does well in 2008
Iowa Soybean Association leaders respond to hunger
Jaime Flores appointed new Arroyo Colorado Watershed Coordinator
Long train of technology continues to advance
Low test weight milo
Making fluorescent markers for corn tissues
Managing plant nutrients
Minnesota utility to try burning corn cobs at plant
Missouri RFA elects new president
Missouri wineries hit jackpot with large grape harvest
Nebraska Ag Classic announces program
Nebraska corn harvest called 2nd-highest on record
Nebraska water map illustrates state water issues
Nebraska-Colorado Crop Clinic focuses on conservation tillage systems
New grain sorter is music to the ear!
New K-State sorghum breeder brings international experience
NMSU publication reviews taxes affecting agricultural producers
Oilseed demand attracting Texas farmers
Overton pesticide re-certification training set Dec. 2 and 4
Soil testing part of good field management
Sorghum syrup is taste of the past
Travel the state with the Texas Department of Agriculture's new Winery Passport
Two men to be rewarded for help in solving 2007 grain theft case
U.S. dry pea, lentil production plummets
U.S. Wheat Associates to feature producers in international export promotion campaign
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
USDA projects lower corn, soybean harvests
UW master's students receive Rhoads Scholarship for water research
Variety plot results announced; fall gardening tips
Wheat Scoop- New revenue program option available for 2009

LIVESTOCK

57th Annual Beef Bull Performance Test update
Animal agriculture faces challenges from activists
Beef cattle research geneticist named K-State Animal Science Distinguished Alumnus
Bert L. Moore announced as executive secretary/treasurer of American Shorthorn Association
Bison return to prairie near Sioux City
Brother, sister participate at American Royal
Cattle vaccinations first line of defense for food safety, NMSU veterinarian says
CFIA confirms BSE case in British Columbia
Couple finds passion for emus in northern Minnesota
Day-long dairy conference scheduled during Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show
Despite tough times, family takes on dairy
Eastern Nebraska Meat Goat Workshop Dec. 13
Farm will use sunshine to keep its ice cream cold
Illinois family raises Berkshire hogs
Kansan receives Top Hand Award for recruiting most new NCBA members
Kansas mulls tighter labels for milk
Livestock numbers expected to decline through 2009
Mini cows part of Arizona ranch's natural farming
NM joins lawsuit against beef packer
No brucellosis in Wyoming herd linked to Nebraska case
Prussic acid poisoning
Quality in the fast lane
R-CALF, OCM file suit against JBS merger
Sire selection and Cow Herd Management Clinics Dec. 1 to 4 across the state
Some parasites sidestep cold weather
Thanksgiving little blessing for turkey industry
USMEF's Branded Products Promotion Program to begin new fiscal year
Washington county approves feedlot
Washington farmers fight proposed 30,000-head feedlot
Wyoming brucellosis tests are negative so far

EDITOR

Dangerous diagnosis
Food prices not the result of high commodity prices
Giving thanks
GMA wages campaign against ethanol

COLUMNS

A look back at how Rural America voted
American Gothic--back in style?
Brent Dual-Auger Cart
Catalog offers engine parts
Company adds to wheat fungicide list
Field computers now offer single product VRA
Interfacing with the elderly
Just a scoop full
Monitoring system offers remote feed ordering

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock sales report
Amarillo livestock sales
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock sales summary
Clovis livestock sales report
Colorado livestock sales report
Corn harvest behind schedule
Dalhart livestock sales report
Denison feeder cattle auction
Dodge City livestock sales report
Dunlap livestock sales report
Ericson livestock sales
Faith livestock sales report
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales
Grain market close
High Plains slaughter news
Huron cattle sales report
Joplin regional livestock sales report
Lexington cattle sales report
McAlester livestock sales report
Most classes of hay trading steady
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock sales report
OKC West livestock sales report
Plenty of time for fieldwork
Prairie hay demand weaker than alfalfa
Pratt 3 p.m cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Presho livestock sales report
Rain delays continue
Rain needed across the state
Rains leave water standing in fields
Row crop harvest still going
Salina livestock sales report
Sioux Falls sheep sales report
Springfield livestock market report
St. Joseph feeder pigs
St. Onge livestock sales
Superior video auction report
Texhoma livestock sales report
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock sales report
Watertown cattle sales report
West Plains regional sales report
Wet conditions slow row crop harvest
Wet fields hamper row crop harvest
Wet weather again slows harvest
Wheat bids pressured in trading
Wheat planting nearing completion
Woodward livestock sales report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

AgriLife Extension specialists- Brush control a must even in tough economic times
Fall alfalfa management key to healthy spring growth
Most classes of hay trading steady
Prairie hay demand weaker than alfalfa

FAMILY

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Composting leaves, grass clippings
Dealing with holiday stress
Drivers beware- It's the season of love for deer
Give thanks for great desserts
Got pumpkin pie? Thank a bee!
Holiday cooking questions, answers can simplify planning, preparation
Increasing calcium in carrots and other vegetables
Increasing whitetail deer populations
Kamler produces corn, cash
Keep home invaders out in the cold
Last roundup for Deke Latham Memorial PRCA Rodeo
Missouri student achieves career success
Monika has more bang for the buck
Mums add a splash of color to dreary fall gardens
Oh, deer, it's hunting season in Oklahoma
Ringwood FFA members compete at National FFA Convention
Scientists want kids' help
Thanksgiving Upgrade
Upcoming K-State horticultural events

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