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ISSUE DATE: 11/26/2012

Heifer International begins new program close to home

By Doug Rich

If, like me, you thought Heifer International was focused just on the hungry and poor in other countries, then, like me, you would be wrong.

When Perry Jones took over as the director of U.S. Country Programs two years ago, Heifer International had 108 projects in 34 states. Jones said Heifer International, originally known as Heifers for Relief when it was started in 1944, has always had projects in the U.S.

Seeds of Change

Heifer recently kicked off a new $13.5 million program called "Seeds of Change" that will directly benefit the hungry and poor in central Appalachia and Arkansas. Perry said the program is designed to create jobs, improve health, and steward the environment through the use of locally produced food.

"We want to use local food and sustainable agriculture as an economic engine in persistent poverty regions," Jones said. "We do this in persistent poverty areas with limited access to land."


NEWS

AgChat kicks off holiday campaign
Coalition urges House to take action on farm bill
Crop insurance protected revenue for covered farmers during drought
Drought-reduced incomes boost farm lending
EPS denies ethanol mandate waiver requests
Fire ants mobilize in the aftermath of disaster
FSA urges farmers, ranchers to vote in county committee elections
Iowa State professor wins national teaching award
Kansas grocery earns small business award
Legislation introduced to mitigate wildfire risk
Nutrition analysis worth the cost
Panhandle Extension staff receive statewide recognition
Passing on your farming/ranching heritage
Planning for winter weather
Report: Ag production is key to Neb. economy
Research looks at reducing truck-related accidents, fatalities
Researchers: Food may be source of 'C. diff' infections
Risk Management Education Center continues grant program
Ron Sholar named 2012 OSU Distinguished Ag Alumnus
USDA patents method to reduce ammonia emissions

CROPS

Advisory council recognizes agricultural water conservation efforts
Amarillo farm show conference to feature high-tech ag tools
Ark farmers produce record soybean, corn, rice crops in 2012
Conference discusses effects of climate change on agriculture
Dec. 2 to 8 is Iowa Farm Bureau Week
Division explores marketing potential for non-GMO soybeans
Drought-stressed fields trap potassium
Estate planning seminar set for Nov. 26
Father of drip irrigation wins World Food Prize
Iowa State economist honored
Kansas Beginning Farmers Coalition to hold meeting
K-State announces ag and horticultural events
Mass spectrometer will help researchers improve lipid analysis
Nebraska Power Farming Show offers 'More Buying Power to You'
Nebraska Power Farming Show set for Dec. 4 to 6
New exhibitors to appear at show
NMSU researchers test guar's viability as southern New Mexico crop
NMSU to host 2012 National Allium Research Conference
Panhandle Farm and Ranch Management Symposium set for Nov. 28
Pesticide applicator training workshops scheduled
Researchers look at field-to-biofuels models
Soil sampling this fall
Sorghum silage insurance expanded
Soybean rust collaboration wins Award for Excellence in Research
State positioned to lead country in biobased fuel transition
Strategies help farmers cope with drought
Switching to an energy crop: Break even or make a profit?
Trapping weevils and saving monarchs
U.S. wheat exports poised for rapid growth
United Soybean Board develops app
Vegetable production educational meeting set for Dec. 13
Voting open for grain indemnity fund referendum
Wheat crop is in tough shape
Winter wheat crop in trouble

LIVESTOCK

Beef Producers Day to be held in Atchison
Breed what you need
Calf raiser's perspective added to Immediate Immunity channel
Cattle on feed numbers released
Consider using pumpkins as alternative feed for cattle
Groups seeking nominations for Leopold Conservation Award
Guggenmos River Ranch wins CAB honors
Heifer International begins new program close to home
Hereford Woman of the Year honored
Jersey is Supreme Champion at NAILE dairy show
Jersey Youth Academy applications due Nov. 30
KLA Convention to hold live auction
Laying hen housing study shows trade-offs between systems
NCBA urges Congress to pass permanent estate tax relief
Oklahoma Beef Council, Oklahoma CattleWomen to host Beef Cook-off
Pork exports remain steady, while beef exports are lower
Study shows utilizing new genomic test results can help improve cattle value
Watch for nitrate toxicity symptoms
Workshop to cover bull selection techniques

EDITOR

Fiscal cliff diving
Undeniable enthusiasm
USCA stands with U.S. tomato growers in trade dispute

COLUMNS

A real Thanksgiving
Dad's lunch pail
Injectable approved for BRD control
Just a scoop full
Online service eases crop reporting requirements

MARKETS

Aberdeen livestock auction report
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Arkansas livestock auction report
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle auction summary
Corn, soybeans have double-digit gains
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dry weather allows remaining crop acres to be harvested
Ericson livestock auction report
Fall harvest winding down
Georgia livestock auction summary
Grain market close
Harvest, planting progress slowed
High Plains slaughter news report
High winds impact remaining harvest
Joplin cattle sales report
Kansas hay trade slow
Lexington livestock market report
Mild week good for field work
Most hay prices steady
Newell sheep sales report
Ogallala livestock auction report
Pratt livestock auction report
Precip needed to sustain newly emerged wheat
Row crop harvest in final stages
Salina livestock sales report
San Angelo livestock auction report
Texas Direct feeder cattle summary
Tulia livestock auction report
West Plains regional cattle sales report
Woodward livestock market report

RANGE

National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance offers 2013 variety publication

FAMILY

4-H members put heads, hearts and hands into statewide 'One Day of Service'
A tasty twist on turkey leftovers
AgriLife center establishes rainwater harvesting system, gardens
Boy Scout's Eagle project benefits The Botanic Garden at OSU
Chapters claim prizes at National FFA Convention
Choosing tough evergreens
Consider choosing Colorado Proud gifts this holiday season
Deadline approaching for annual ag photo contest
Don't commit crape murder
Entertainer features private, protected entrance
Fall landscape colors largely depend on weather
Kansas promotes hunting at Governor's Ringneck Classic
KDA implements permanent quarantine zone to prevent spread of emerald ash borer
Keep kids away from pesticides
Meditation
Myths surround deer antler genetics
National FFA Organization launches plan to help eliminate hunger
NRCS, FWS to extend wildlife conservation efforts on working agricultural lands
Pheasants Forever chapter forms in Sumner County
Plan ahead to avoid holiday stress
Planting gardens under trees
Predator calling and trapping seminar to be held in Hill City
Scientists find aphid resistance in black raspberry
Store bulbs for planting next year
Sustaining grass during drought-restricted watering schedules
Wild game landing in kitchens
Wood burning stoves offer cheaper heating alternative

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