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ISSUE DATE: 12/06/2010

Banks have money to loan, with USDA help

By Larry Dreiling

One of the big lies currently being spoken about the U.S. economy is that things are uncertain.

Will there be a double dip recession? Will jobs come back? Will the dollar come back stronger?

Given half a chance, however, there is certitude in rural America that things are getting better.

Leave it to rural bankers, who say they have money to lend and with some help from U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development programs are willing to really put money where their mouths are.

The nation's ag bankers have been told to make use of USDA-RD's Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program‹and use it for all it's worth.


NEWS

17th Annual Tulsa Farm Show--All the newest in agriculture
Ag exports continue to increase
Ag groups urge Congress to pass estate tax reform
Amino acids important to animal development
Banks have money to loan, with USDA help
Beef stew served to thousands at race
Bennet supports Food Safety Bill
Cattle farmers fuel hungry runners
Center will create bioscience-based products
Correction
County Judges and Commissioners Conference set for Dec. 10
Demand for ag teachers is strong
Farm Beginnings class starts December 11
Find a way to adapt to climate change
Focus on grain prices, says speaker
FSA reminds producers of disaster assistance deadline
KCARE gets new director
KFAC, KFB to host Be Ag-Wise workshops
NMDA director retiring
OSU faculty get grant to assist two African nations
Scientists find psyllid populations are distinct
USDA issues final WHIP rule

CROPS

Analyze your fields now
China to buy US soybeans
Grant helps grow a fresh crop of organic vegetable farmers
Growing international interest in wheat
Iowa State gets grant for organic soil research
ISU updates list of SCN-resistant soybean varieties
KCBT sets trading volume record
K-State crops team wins national championship
K-State develops purple sweet potatoes
MU researchers shed light on how plants fight infection
National Farmers supports E15 standard
NMSU to host sustainable ag workshop
NRCS funding protects farm and ranch land
OSU plant breeder Yanqi Wu receives national honor
Researchers study organic treatments to control grain pests
River-use dispute may return to court
Soybean aphids likely next year
Taking stock of crop market fundamentals
Texas onion growers plant more acres
USDA finalizes procedures for sorghum referendum
Wheat groups push for increased trade opportunities
Yields up this year in north Wyoming beet harvest

LIVESTOCK

AGA to celebrate 40th anniversary
Alpaca Expo set for next spring
APHIS deems Santa Catarina as FMD-free
Avoid Nitrate Toxicity During First Winter Storm
Beef checkoff offers livestock handling programs
Beef checkoff releases promotional films
Beef task force sets priorities
Bison killings spark range law questions
Champions selected at NAILE Eastern National Gelbvieh Show
CSU vets recommend rabies vaccine for livestock, horses
Extension services join for Cow-Calf Conference
Fire destroys hay at Le Mars dairy
GridMaster Award recipients recognized
Hereford Youth Foundation receives donation
Iowa Pork Congress announced
Jersey award nominations open
Kansas to host Tri-State Cow/Calf Symposium
Keeping dairy records safe
KYMGA announces achievement night
Legislative internship applications open
Managing bulls before breeding season
Miss Charolais USA named
MSGA seeks to delist wolves
National Jersey Queen crowned
Quality means less risk, more reward
Red Angus Juniors offer leadership training
Ruling in hog barn spat goes to appeals court
Sharing your story on YouTube
Show-Me-Select Heifer fall sales under way
Southwest Beef Symposium set for Jan. 18 to 19
U.S. Cattlemen file GIPSA comments
Vandals damage hog lots in northeast Iowa
Winter feeding decisions for the cow herd

EDITOR

Can you?
GIPSA and fair play
It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it

COLUMNS

Auctions: Woven into the fabric of agriculture
Fiscal farm and food program fight ahead?
I've really been good this year
Just a scoop full
The reason is clear

MARKETS

2010 crop season almost complete in Wyoming
Amarillo livestock sales summary
Arkansas livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle summary
Cotton harvest continues
Dodge City cattle sales report
Ericson livestock auction report
Fieldwork slows as winter approaches
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Grain market close
Grain trade mixed on outside negative markets
High Plains slaughter news
Huron cattle sales report
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Last of row crops getting harvested
Moderate to strong demand
Most hay prices steady to firm
OKC West livestock market report
Sigourney feeder cattle report
Springfield dairy heifer auction
Topsoil moisture could use a boost
Tulsa livestock auction report
West Plains regional cattle sales report
Winter wheat conditions reflect lack of moisture
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Conference to focus on fire as management tool
Get the most from grazing corn stalks

FAMILY

Fall pruning can damage trees
Finding, maintaining Christmas tree freshness
Hopewell's windows bathe it in light
Hot off the griddle
Houseplants need more humidity in winter
Late fall cleanup limits iris pests
Managing a teenager
Meditation for 12-6-10
Merry making small plate style
Millet recipes to be offered in CSU dining halls
NMSU offers feral hog symposium
Overwintering of tropical plants
Wild turkeys thriving in Colorado

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