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ISSUE DATE: 12/01/2008

Rural communities have tools for success at hand

Global recession. Subprime mortgage crises. Bankrupt banks.

In short, the economy's a mess right now.


Well, just don't tell that to the banker on Main Street in rural America. Don't tell that to the folks who monitor them or work with them or lobby for them. They'll say things are looking good for country banks right now.


2008 Iowa Beef Backer awarded to Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Company
A New Frontier' takes center stages at 2008 IFBF 90th annual meeting
AFBF opposes EPA-proposed tax on livestock
Ag Research Division appoints two new associate deans
Ag secretary touts growth in agriculture industry
AGCO Brands celebrates FFA heritage with scholarships
Agriprocessors' Gordon slaughterhouse closes
ARS licenses hairy vetch varieties
Bank fees are at a record high
Bankruptcy of VeraSun Energy leaves farmers, communities wondering what's next
Corn- It's what's for dinner, according to new study
EPA honors Iowa farmers for efforts to protect watershed
EPSCoR funding playing vital role in OSU biofuels research
Europe's ugly fruits, veggies get a green thumbs-up
FAPC Industry Advisory Committee holds fall meeting
Farm Bureau delegates voice support for renewable energy
FDA seeks advice to improve tracking of produce
Groundwater model, conservation program focus of Dec. 10 meeting
ICGA provides calculators to assess ACRE Program
Iowa efforts to reduce Gulf hypoxia earns award, ISU has role
Iowa Farm Bureau announces new government relations staff
ISU Agriculture and Life Sciences alums honored
Italian researcher tells K-State audience work in animal models suggests a variant of BSE may be tra
Kansas classrooms win pizza parties, learn how food gets from the farm to their plate
Kentucky farmers endured tough growing season
KFU Convention slated for Jan. 9 and 10 in Hutchinson
Miss Rodeo Montana to vie for national crown
New 4-H educator begins in Weston County Dec. 1
New BSE rule poses health dangers of its own
NMSU Bernalillo County Extension slates three-part urban farming series
Nutrients in water may be a bonus for agriculture
On-farm research, demonstration grants available for 2009
OSU graduate students tour Noble Foundation
Plans unveiled for new Nebraska State Fair site
Ranchers contract with state to allow hunting
Report- Okla economy outpacing national averages
Ritter says talks going well on Asia trade mission
Rollout of environmental manual for biodiesel facilities
Rural communities have tools for success at hand
Satellite system monitors for environmental compliance
Southern Pine Beetle threat draws cost-share funds
State revokes grain dealer license
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
USDA designates six Colorado counties as primary natural disaster areas
USMEF President Seng addresses annual strategic planning conference
Veterinarians log on for specialized training at K-State
Vitamin D-rich mushrooms- A research success
Websites are good resources for the facts on high fructose corn syrup
Wetland program restores 2 million acres in the U.S.
Who loves U.S. pork? Japan brings home our bacon
William Woods University offering MBA in agribusiness
Wind experts keynote 2008 Kearney conference
Women Involved in Farm Economics hosts national convention


Addition planned for state seed lab
AFBF- Corn, soybean and cotton prices likely to stay low
Ag Profitability Conference Dec. 17 in LaCrosse
Another record-setting year for soy exports
As the nation chills, Texas ships its winter vegetables
Big food's smear campaign exposed by new group of ethanol produ
Commodity Classic announces general session program
Corn and Soybean Expos planned in December
Crop Science names Iowa State agronomist as new editor
Deadline of Jan. 12 to purchase buy-in waiver for 2009 nursery
Experimental plots of pennycress tested for biodiesel potential
Iowa State Crop Genomics Lab largest in nation
Kansas Commodity Classic scheduled for Dec. 9
Kansas Wheat Alliance enforces PVP laws
K-State entomologists studying wheat plant genes affected by aphids to create low-risk method of pes
Meeting will discuss oil seed potential
MGGA Annual Convention--Ag industry "meets outside the bin"
NCGA Chairman files objection with bankruptcy court on VeraSun's proposed handling of corn contract
New genetic resources for cereal crops
Nitrogen tie-up a common cause of yellow wheat
Pecan harvest likely less than half of last year
Persimmons ripening in Kansas
Soil tests help plan for next season
TDA seeks new advisory board members for wine industry development committee
Thousands pick up free vegetables on Colorado farm
U.S. soybean farmers respond to demand
Wheat Scoop- Farmers should consider postponing fertilizer pre-pays
Wheat Scoop- Kansas Wheat, King Arthur sponsoring National Fest


35th Annual Southeast Colorado Bull Test officially begins
Agriprocessors CEO confirms talks with investors
Beef Cattle Reproduction Symposium scheduled Dec. 2 and 3
Cattle on feed numbers released
Farmers work to preserve ancient turkey breeds
Girl's horse shot in Oregon pasture
Increasing profits in niche pork production seminar offered Dec. 10 or 11
International Livestock Congress-USA 2009, Global Beef--Meating the Demand
Issue management draws increased focus in USMEF's 2009 priorities
KSU hosts Livestock Manure Management Conference Nov. 18 in Garden City
MATRIC publishes book on feeding distillers grains
Montana Cattle Feeders Association sets annual meeting Dec. 11
Newest USMEF officer well-prepared for leadership role
Niche markets offer new opportunities for some pork producers
Pfizer Cattlemen's College schedule announced for Montana Stockgrowers Association convention
Pickens' wife proposes way to save wild horses
Research funded by USDA examines whether fish oil improves fertility
Researchers to discuss feeding distillers grains to beef cattle in the Southern Plains
Show-Me-Select heifer sales set for Missouri
State campaign to highlight health, move children to lowfat dairy products
Struggling economy affects Nebraska horse shelter
Turf wars- New rules for organic dairies' cows
USMEF- Economic meltdown hinders U.S. beef, pork exports, but long-term position strong
Veal retail marketing initiative launching this fall


Hold on to your hats
It's a fine line between entertainment and science
Why it's called 'Turkey Day'


A gas tax... for livestock?
Bobcat improved undercarriages
Just a scoop full
Staying home on Black and Blue Friday
Tee Post Driver
Trailer Sprayers
Up, up and away
Vermeer cob collection system


Ada livestock sales report
Amarillo livestock sales
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock sales report
Colorado livestock sales report
Corn, sunflower harvest advancing with dry weather
Dalhart livestock sales report
Denison feeder cattle sale
Dodge City livestock sales report
Dry weather allows harvest to near completion
Dry weather allows, corn, sorghum harvest to progress
Dunlap livestock sales report
Ericson cattle sales report
Faith cattle sales report
Fall harvest aided by dry weather
Georgia cattle auction summary
Grain market close
Grain, soybean bids rally
Grass hay demand weaker
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin regional livestock sales report
Lexington livestock sales
Most classes of hay remain steady in trading
Newell sheep sales report
Ogallala livestock sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Presho livestock sales report
Row crop harvest well behind schedule
Salina cattle sales report
Sioux Falls feeder pigs
Sioux Falls sheep sale
Small grains crops could use more moisture
Springfield livestock sales
St. Onge livestock sales
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Weather supports harvest effort
West Plains livestock sales
Windy dry weather brings no relief
Woodward livestock sales report
Wyobraska livestock sales report


New 'Brush and Weeds' Texas rangeland field guide debuts


AgriLife Extension to present wildlife management, predator control program in Austin
Fairview FFA attends National Convention
Flammability of Christmas trees not such a combustible topic
Ford County Extension Council members elected
Holiday Magic in "Wichita's Wonderland"
How sweet it is
Impossibly simple chocolate soufflé and important information
Many options exist for proper disposal of Christmas trees
Meditation for 12-1-08
NASA grant helps create Cleveland County 4-H robotics program
Norris FFA Chapter named Model of Innovation winner in community development
Online resources help beat holiday rush
Pick up after your trees
Shara has an exquisite master suite
Tips for uncomfortable family situations during the holidays
Trim holiday spending, stress
Tulips in warmer climates
White, dark or pink, turkey meat only done according its interternal temperature

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