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ISSUE DATE: 11/29/2010

Growing Christmas trees and memories

By Jennifer M. Latzke

There's no snow on the ground, no lights strung up on the porch eaves or cheery wreath hung on the door. And yet, for Lynn and Karla Davignon, the rush of the holiday season is already being felt around their farm near Ellis, Kan.

It's a clear and crisp November morning, and for a Christmas tree farm like Prairie Dell Pines, there's not a lot of time to be wasted. In the space of a five-week holiday season they'll harvest years of work.


NEWS

Conference to cover wind energy
Debt reduction, farm program cuts proposed
Extension ending TeleCenter Network partnership
Fed's Hoenig continues contrarian stand
Food scientist creates faster salmonella test
FSA issues ACRE program payments
FSA urges farmers, ranchers to vote in county committee elections
Giving thanks
K-State dean honored for rural education efforts
K-State to host bioenergy presentation
Record grain prices expected to continue, livestock recovering
Rural Development assists with energy needs
UNL hosts seminar for food business entrepreneurs
Volunteer tax preparers needed

CROPS

Groundwater Association presents Kremer Award
Growing Christmas trees and memories
K-State agricultural events calendar
K-State brings scientists, farmers together in West Africa
Learn about growing canola
MU Center for Agroforestry to host annual symposium
MU Crop Management Conference, Dec. 1 and 2, promises strong lineup of experts
Neb. prof wins grant to study plant contaminant
Program helps farmers grow, diversify
UNL to host Soybean Day and Machinery Expo
Using corn, milo stalks as feed
Western Kansas trees head to Topeka, Manhattan
Wheat Board meeting set for Dec. 14
Wichita to host global ag conference
Winter Feeds Workshop scheduled
WISHH meets with K-State grain program

LIVESTOCK

Barbara McHargue Award presented at American Royal
Cattle on feed numbers released
Cow-calf management strategies, gopher control
Kuykendall Inducted into Hereford Hall of Merit
Last major cattle drive through Kansas Flint Hills
Nebraska inspector accused of faking BSE tests
Sheep producers to hear about new research, making money at Missouri Livestock Symposium, Dec. 3 to
UNL Beef Short-Course programs to be broadcast
West Central Cattleman's Day and Trade Show scheduled

EDITOR

GIPSA clarification wanted
Making the time
Open letter from Kansas Grain and Feed to KCBOT

COLUMNS

Another time of thanks
Death tax
With seven minutes to spare

MARKETS

Ada livestock auction report
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle summary
Dalhart livestock auction report
Denison feeder cattle auction
Dunlap feeder cattle auction
Dunlap livestock auction report
Ericson livestock sales report
Ericson livestock sales report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Lexington livestock market report
Lexington livestock market report
Newell sheep sales report
Ogallala livestock auction report
Pratt feeder cattle auction report
Presho cattle sales report
Salina cattle sales report
South Central direct sheep sales
St. Onge livestock auction report
Superior video auction report
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock sales report
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Heightened wildfire danger may continue

FAMILY

Cletus a southern charmer
Creative holiday cooking
Former Kansas 4-Her earns national award
Gardeners can still stay busy during the cooler weather
Improving soil for better lawns and gardens
Keep holiday food healthy, safe
K-State horticultural events calendar
Meditation for 11-29-10
Roses vie for top billing in breeding program
Storing, disposing of unused pesticides
Stuff the holiday bird with stuff you like
Tree pruning
Winterizing plants, mulching vegetables
Youth garner top honors in American Royal 4-H livestock judging contest

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