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ISSUE DATE: 12/22/2008

Restoring old tractors to their prime gives retiree job security

There are hundreds of years of history lined up in Junior VanderGiesen's "bone yard" in Smith Center, Kan.--from scrap tractors used for parts to plows that will only fit on their two-cylinder counterparts, even a cotton implement VanderGiesen couldn't stand to see go to the scrap iron pile.


NEWS

"Keeping the Family Farming" workshop
50 percent more U.S. children went hungry in 2007
Accurate cash flow statements are vital
AG- Dangers in watershed 'still very real'
Agricultural awareness night set for Dec. 2 at SFCC
AgriLife Extension's South Plains District announces four new h
Annual report relating to evaluation of river basins, subbasins, or reaches issued
Comprehensive irrigation training program offered Jan. 20 in Hondo
EPA exempts farms from reporting toxic fumes
EU- No more farm trade concessions
Extension office to hold retirement reception, open house Dec.
Farmers advised to buy fuel, fertilizer now
First food business seminar of 2009 is Jan. 9
FSA announces changes for issuance of program payments and loan proceeds
FSA emergency loans available for Sherman County
Gill named associate department head for Texas AgriLife Extension Service
Iowa State professor honored for teaching excellence
KFAC, KFB to host 2nd annual Be Ag-Wise educator training workshops in January, February
Members to guide IFBF 2009 policy development
MFU announces $1,000 Wiggins Scholarship available
Morado honored for work among the poor
More than 200 agricultural producers participate in Colorado Ag Classic
More wind energy planned
Nutrition assistant joins Wind River Indian Reservation Extension office
Oklahoma trade mission returns from Cuba
Passing down the family farm can be difficult
Prairie dog could get protections
Restoring old tractors to their prime gives retiree job securit
Technology changing way teens think
Texas toy maker brings little dreams to life
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
Vilsack selected as Obama's secretary of agriculture
Wind and wildlife conference slated for Feb. 13 in Lubbock
Wind developers pledge money for school program
World's largest farm toy show held in Iowa

CROPS

AFBF- Dramatic drop seen in corn used for ethanol
Arkansas wheat crop- It's all about the money
Be aware of tax management opportunities for 2008
Chemigation training scheduled
Ellis/Russell Summer Crops Supper Jan. 5
EPA approves new trait to control lepidopteran corn pests
High Plains Irrigation Conference scheduled for Jan. 14
IA Corn- Corn prices have dropped, but have your food prices?
Integrated pest management topic of NMSU-hosted Western Region SARE workshop
K-State ag econ professor recognized as one of the best
Minnesota extends biodiesel grant deadline
NE Sorghum Producers Association offers scholarships
No-Till Conference in January could be free
Oklahoma State's No-Till Team receives national honor
Sorghum growers discuss association activities, policy and elect leaders
Sunland Peanut, Inc. Agriculture Marketer of the Year
SWCS hosting conservation conference Feb. 18 to 20
USDA to collect final 2008 crop production facts
Wheat specialist gives tips on evaluating potential for winterkill
Why we plant wheat when we do
Wine grape farming in Colorado High Plains

LIVESTOCK

Beef plant facing 2 more liens
Cargill to take over Columbus, Neb, plant
Century Feeders finishes record-setting GridMaster lots
Dairy Farmers of America settles with CFTC
Feed grains marketing workshop scheduled Jan. 7 to 8 in Amarillo
Finn Creek Ranch named as Red Angus GridMaster
First Show-Me-Select heifer sale averages $1,069
Hereford Champions Selected at North American International
Horse processing is a private property issue, Stenholm says
Investigation continues into Mesa County psuedorabies case
Larry Cundiff honored with Hereford Hall of Merit Award
Meat packer says buyout won't hurt ranchers
Midwest pork producers invited to 2009 Iowa Pork Congress
NCBA's Cattlemen to Cattlemen to celebrate 100th episode Dec. 30
Observe bulls closely during breeding season
OSU Cattle Conference and Trade Show scheduled for Jan. 14
Ranchers say tough Corriente cattle easy on land
Reukaufs win brand new truck at MSGA convention
Schuler wins Red Angus GridMaster Award on largest lot
SDSGA questions State Brand Board
Thune says cattle exemption bill in the works
Todd Allen begins year as president of KLA
Top genetics take center stage at 2009 National Limousin Sale
Tough times ahead for cattle producers
Tyson Foods signs new lender agreement
USMEF- U.S. pork, beef exports defy expectations
WSGA/WWGA joint resolutions adopted at Winter Convention

EDITOR

Christmas in the country
NBAF site choice a sound one for nation's agriculture
O' Christmas Tree

COLUMNS

Born in a barn
Colostrum replacer has globulin protein protection for calves
Company gets EPA approval for seed treatment
Just a scoop full
Nufarm offers five new herbicides for cereal crops
Shots fired in soybean checkoff battle
Tug of war begins over new stimulus package

MARKETS

Aberdeen livestock auction
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock sales
Arkansas livestock summary report
Clovis cattle auction report
Colorado feeder cattle report
Dalhart cattle sales report
Denison feeder cattle report
Dodge City livestock sales report
Dunlap feeder cattle sales
Ericson cattle sales report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales
Grain bids higher, except soybeans
Grain market close
Green Forest livestock sales report
High Plains slaughter news
Huron cattle sales report
Joplin regional cattle sales
Lexington cattle sales report
McAlester livestock sales report
Moderate hay trade in Kansas
Newell sheep sales report
OKC West livestock sales
Pratt 3 p.m cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Salina cattle auction report
Sioux Falls sheep auction
South Central direct sheep
St. Joseph feeder pigs
St. Onge livestock sales
Texhoma cattle sales report
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa stockyards auction report
Watertown cattle sales report
Weather dictates many hay sales
West Plains regional sales
Woodward livestock sales report

RANGE

Kansas Hay and Grazing Conference scheduled Jan. 14 in Manhattan

FAMILY

A tree grows in Danvers
Accents make Stewartstonian charming
Beef up holiday entertaining
CDA urges pet safety during cold weather
Choosing the right Christmas tree
Coping with loss and grief during the holidays
Don't get burned when buying firewood
Even Santa has to have breakfast
Food safety starts at home
Food servers get handle on safety through online training
How to avoid getting burned when buying fuel wood
Landscape tips for December
Leader training for 4-H shooting sports set in four Wyoming communities
Meditation for 12-22-08
Nebraska-grown Christmas tree directory available
Oklahoma State University's Chuck Tauer gives the gift of a superior Christmas tree
Parasite spreads Christmas cheer
Quail numbers on the rise at MU Extension research farm
Ringwood FFA members compete at National Convention
Scientists find nutty risk reducer- Eat more nuts
Sterling, Fort Morgan, and Crook Bird Counts planned for mid-December
Tree school planned for January
Trees take to the streets
Upcoming K-State horticultural events
Wood-burning stoves need proper maintenance

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