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ISSUE DATE: 01/30/2012

How local is your food?

By Doug Rich

Local food is the latest trend for foodies across the country. Restaurants promote locally grown items on their menus, and popular chefs extol the virtues of eating local on their syndicated television shows.

Erin Barnett with LocalHarvest, a California-based website dedicated to local food sources, said the buy local food movement is the result of a number of different factors that include the emergence of Community Supported Agriculture, farmers markets, a renewed emphasis on supporting local economies, and food safety scares.

"There are a lot of different definitions that people use to describe local food," Barnett said. "They talk about what is grown in their county or what is grown in a 100-mile radius of their home. We like to say buy as local as reasonable."


NEWS

A glimmer of hope: Hotels
A new coffee shop
Brand: 'Wild and woolly' times ahead for genetic engineering
Colorado State Fair audit complete
Comparing energy conversion of plants and solar cells
DCP, ACRE enrollment now open
Extension reaches business clients, helps create jobs
Farm Bureau launches 13th year of 'Century Farm' program
Free tax preparation help offered
Governor, attorney general object to proposed EPA feedlot rule
How local is your food?
K-State offers tour of European agribusinesses
Moran invites labor secretary to visit Kansas farms
Record 2011 farm profits could stumble in 2012
Take advantage of tax credits, deductions
Vilsack praises agriculture, Farm Bureau members
Weather varies widely in 2011

CROPS

Advantages of drip irrigation apparent in 2011 drought
Ag Profitability Conference is Feb. 6
AgrAbility workshops to be held in Holyoke, Ft. Morgan
Canola U instructors will accelerate your learning curve
Center pivot irrigation management courses planned
Central Plains Irrigation Conference, Expo set for Feb. 21 to 22
Checkoff encourages fairs to use soybeans to 'go green'
Colo. agriculture shines in photo contest
Conditions mixed as farmers mull spring planting
CropWorld North America set for March
Drainage workshop to be held Feb. 21 to 23
Extension to host ag events
Extension to host corn and grain sorghum school
Farm/Ranch/Water Symposium and Trade Show to be held in Rocky Ford
Field Crop Update set for Feb. 14
Ford County Conservation District annual meeting is Feb. 11
Gauging the farm's financial success
Governor's Ag Conference is Feb. 15 and 16
Iowa State Ag Career Day set for Feb. 1
Iowa State Northwest Research Farm to highlight crop research results
Jan. 31 deadline for Conservation Innovation Grant pre-proposals
Kansas wheat retains winter hardiness despite mild temperatures
Monitor stored sunflower seed to avoid loss
New Mexico Ag Expo celebrates 20 years in 2012
NWGA elects new officers
OSU to offer pecan management course
Pre-plant soil moisture survey under way
Proper application crucial when spreading manure on frozen ground
Rural Advantage/Healthy Farms Conference begins Feb. 10
South American crop production affects U.S. corn, soybean prices
Wheat advocates selected for WOLF training program
Wheat farmers have a stake in new school nutrition standards
Wheat prices fall as winter wheat plantings rise
Wheat rail transportation workgroup created
Wheat Yield Contest Entries due April 15

LIVESTOCK

Beef ambassadors connect with consumers at PA Farm Show
Beef Feedlot Roundtables to be held in February
Cattle industry leaders attend KLA conference
Cattle-Fax's Blach: A great time to be in the cattle industry
Cattlemen could make more money with heavyweight calves or stockers
Champions selected at 2012 National Western Hereford Show
Checkoff issues annual research update
Dairy at risk of losing key permit
'Demand USA Beef' billboard erected along Kansas Turnpike
Donors support Hereford Youth Foundation
Farmers change breeding to meet demand for higher-quality steaks
Food processors charged with selling adulterated, misbranded poultry
ILC looks at beef production and environment
Jersey production sets records in 2011
Kansan joins National Swine Registry as field representative
Keep closer eye on herds in winter
K-State teams with UNL, other institutions in effort to cut e. Coli risk
Livestock coalition garners governor's support
Livestock handling demos give farm show attendees practical tips
Livestock outlook appears tight for 2012
Meat company expands recall
NCBA releases statement on cattle operation attacks
NILE annual meeting set for Feb. 7
Nutrient data in time for the new year
OSU to host Cow-Calf Boot Camp in April
Proper nutrition vital for livestock in late gestation
Stockgrowers make bison management top priority
Swine study results could save industry $10M annually
Veterinarian elected national CARET chair

EDITOR

Ken Root's 'Appreciating abilities' column garners praise
Our people, our policy
Road trip

COLUMNS

Closing government offices and opening our minds
Crop insurance delivers record payments
Hemisphere GPS enters data services market
In other agribusiness news....
Just a scoop full
MGP Ingredients teams up on research
Return on relationship
Soil enhancement for pasture grass
The largest non-story of the year
Vistive Gold soybeans trait is deregulated

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction report
Apache livestock auction report
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado livestock auction summary
Dalhart livestock auction report
Denison feeder cattle auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dunlap feeder cattle auction report
Ericson livestock auction report
Georgia livestock auction summary
Grain market close
Grains close higher, soybeans show modest gains
Hay trading is slow to moderate
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Lexington livestock auction report
McAlester livestock auction report
Most hay prices remain steady
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
Ogallala livestock auction report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Salina livestock auction report
San Angelo livestock auction report
Springfield dairy heifer sales report
Springfield livestock market report
Tama feeder cattle auction report
Texas direct feeder cattle summary
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
West Plains regional cattle sales report
Woodward livestock auction report

RANGE

Finding new forages for rangeland cattle
Prescribed burn alliance formed
Recovering pasture following a drought
Second Governor's Flint Hills Summit builds on the first
Spring Forage Conference is Feb. 28 in Springfield
Winter forages, wheat benefit from rain

FAMILY

100 calories a day can make a big difference
4-H prepares for a tasty event
Allowance teaches kids financial skills
Correcting inaccuracies in credit reports
Extension to discuss new annual, perennial flowers
Fast-food restaurants offering more healthy choices
Fight droughty dullness with cool-season euphorbias
Game-winning dips and healthy tips
Gem features unique design
Grandma's good foods: Grains, beans, lentils, peas
Grants available to fund community gardens
Growing vegetable transplants
Kansas City preps for National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic
Make eggs part of health goals
Meditation for 1-30-12
Panhandle Master Gardener Program seeks new volunteers
Resolve to be safer with food
School will cover safe food processing
WRCA Championship Bronc Riding is May 26

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