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ISSUE DATE: 12/24/2012

A ledger full of memories

By Doug Rich

Georgia Miller sits on her couch thumbing through a ledger where she has recorded every tractor her husband has purchased since 1965. Each line contains the model of a tractor, who it was purchased from, the date it was purchased and how much it cost.

It is a very thick ledger. Gene Miller sold over 100 antique tractors at public auction on Oct. 6 and that group did not include the John Deere tractors he had already sold, the two tractors parked in his garage, two more waiting for repairs, or one sitting on a hill in Wyoming that has not made the trip home to Pomona, Kan., yet.

"Collecting old tractors is a disease," Georgia Miller said laughingly.

"But they are fun to collect and fun to see," Gene Miller said.


NEWS

ARS scientists: Sources of E. coli are not always what they seem
Drought response and 2013 preparation for Kansas
EPA retains dust standard
Farm Bureau donates more than 3,000 meals
Garamendi appointed to agriculture committee
Landowners lead watershed restoration in Panhandle, Rolling Plains
NASS census forms coming
Report: Farm bill more unlikely than ever
Survey: Consumers not avoiding biotech foods, don't want labels

CROPS

A ledger full of memories
Ag lenders attend seminar on tax issues facing farmers
Ag Outlook 2013 set for Jan. 23 and 24
Barber named Ark extension weed specialist
Certified Crop Advisers receive recognition
Colorado Ag Classic gives producers industry update
Colorado Proud offers last-minute gift ideas
Conference covers hypoxia, fracking, water plan
Congressman Lucas named Texas Wheat Man of the Year
Crop Production Clinics offer continuing education at 9 locations
Deadline for greens growers is Jan. 1, 2013
Excellence in Agriculture Award presented
Farm Bureau presents awards for Outstanding Service to Ag
Farmers gather in Grand Island for Nebraska Ag Classic
Genetic analysis may lead to improved crops
GrassWorks Weed Wiper
Industry insiders set to present at farmer-focused Sorghum U
K-State to host ag, horticulture events in 2013
Lucas Metal Works offers innovative steel buildings
Making brown potato chips disappear
Managing crops and soil following drought
MGGA elects officers, sets policy direction for 2013
Missouri Farm Bureau selects Ambassadors
Missouri Farm Bureau selects YF&R chairman
NMSU students team up in veggie production
No-till on the Plains Winter Conference: Building wealth by building soil health
NRCS announces national EQIP initiatives for 2013
Oklahoma Farm Bureau names new vice president of public policy
Oklahoma State ag scientist, administrator to retire
Oklahoma wheat and sorghum growers combine meetings
Organic Farming Conference scheduled for Feb.
Organic farming offers opportunities to Kansas farmers
Quantifying corn rootworm damage
Snow can provide benefits to wheat crop
Stakeholders, public invited to community meetings about South Platte wells
Stone County Extension Council honors 2 farm families
The next generation of pesticides
Trimble Navigation shrinks size and cost of GreenSeeker technology
Unroll or move round bales without a tractor
USDA scientists, cooperators sequence the wheat genome
Workshop covers Community Supported Agriculture ventures

LIVESTOCK

2013 Iowa Pork Congress set for January
2013 Kirk Hanna Cattlemen's Leadership College seeks applicants
Avoid heifer growth bottlenecks
Beef for Backpacks program needs donated cattle
CAB Progressive Partner, customers hooked on herd improvement
Cattle and corn prices in 2013 depend on drought relief
Cattle producers elected to oversee Iowa beef checkoff
Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference to focus on efficiency
Dairy producer receives hope with the help of Colorado AgrAbility
Federation of State Beef Councils to celebrate 50th anniversary
Global meat production, consumption slow down
Heat placement important in farrowing facilities
Improving feed utilization, efficiency in the feedlot
Including corn silage in cattle diet
Iowa beef producers go on trade mission to South Korea, Japan
ISU faculty member to work with livestock producers
Jersey Association announces staff hires, retirement
Kansas Angus Association to host carcass data project
Lawrence hosts 20th Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade
MCA tackles concerns with proposed changes to livestock feeding permits
Missouri cattlemen need to tell their own story
Quality audit results continue to help beef industry move forward
Rebuilding herds, pastures top agenda at conference
Reduce cow costs, increase revenue
Report: Mandatory COOL has not increased demand for U.S. beef
Rich inducted into Hereford Hall of Merit
Sheep industry to host convention, trade show
Shorthorn Lassie Queen Contest held
Show-Me-Select prices break all records
Soundness exam clinics find 11.5 percent of bulls unsatisfactory
South Korea: Rebuilding confidence in U.S. beef
Twins 'cowgirl up' in new children's book

EDITOR

An angry white man is angry for different reasons
Christmas blessings
Fighting words over flyover country
Reader angered by Huelskamp's removal

COLUMNS

Antimicrobial now available in new size vial
Company's coming
Faith, friends and fortitude
Just a scoop full
Silage products debut for 2013
Software collects harvest information in real time

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock auction report
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock sales report
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dunlap livestock auction report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Grain market close
Hay trade mostly steady
Kansas hay trade slow
Lexington livestock auction report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
San Angelo livestock auction report
Springfield livestock auction report
Tama feeder cattle auction report
Texas Direct feeder cattle summary
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock sales report
Wheat, corn have most losses for day
Woodward livestock market report

RANGE

Kansas Graziers to hold winter conference
Mid-America Alfalfa Expo, Conference program announced
No hay rustling reports in Ark.
Pasture management key after drought
Pasture management key after drought
QUWF establishes Iowa chapter for controlled burns
Scientist works with Flint Hills ranchers to manage noxious weed
Vilsack announces haying, grazing pilot program

FAMILY

A sweet and savory holiday menu
Ensure pets stay safe during cold winter months
Extension offers new Home Energy Audit Loan program
Feral hogs running wild throughout the state
Forestry specialist: It's tree pruning time
Horticulture Industries Show to be held
Keep food safe even when you get take-out
Managing deer in the landscape
Master Gardener training throughout state
Meditation
Oklahoma FFA chapter receives national honor
Order tree seedlings now
Panhandle teens participate in National 4-H Congress
Preparing for emergencies
Protecting plants during winter
Recruiting volunteers keeps community organizations rolling
Sheepwalk would be great in any setting
There is a nut that is not nutty
Twig Walkingstick: Oh, deer, where's the velvet?

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