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ISSUE DATE: 02/02/2009

Old barn filled with new equipment for on-farm enterprise

"It is not as much about alternative fuels as it is about bringing another industry to the rural community," Conn said.

Drive onto the southeast Kansas farm owned by Bob Conn and his wife, Mary, and you will see all the usual farm equipment. There are tractors, pickup trucks, and a hay baler. It is the equipment in the barn across from his house that is unusual, at least for now.


NEWS

2009 Texoma Farm & Ranch Show announces seminar line-up
ACRE awards grants for renewable energy projects
All American Beef Battalion is greatest gift of all
American Agri-Women offers college scholarships
Annual publication promotes farms, farmers' markets
Blackland Income Growth Conference scheduled Feb. 2 and 3
Career Day space limited; register now
Clean Air Workshop slated for construction companies Feb. 5
Despite low funding, many state dams are inspected regularly
Dr. Tom Fuchs to retire from Texas AgriLife Extension Service
FAPC to hold 2009 Research Symposium
Farm leader predicts 2009 to be a challenging year
Farmers to see return on investment with 2007 Census of Agriculture
Food Processing Center offers seminar for food business entrepreneurs
Johanns sworn into Senate
K-State, Texas A&M researchers boost lettuce calcium content
Lucas takes the reins as Republican leader of the Ag committee
Major earthquake in Russia rattles TDA lab
Many West Texans honored at recent AgriLife fete
MCGA- New Consumer Price Index data shows food prices continue
Model reveals 1,200-pounds, 20-pounds most efficient
My New Year's resolutions for you
National Farmers members at '09 Convention propose funds
Nebraska rural communities need young ranchers
New AgriLife Extension 4-H agent named for Dallam and Hartley counties
Nutrient management courses scheduled for 2009
Old barn filled with new equipment for on-farm enterprise
Once-quarantined hunting ranch up for sale
Regents name Bill Dugas interim director of Texas AgriLife Research
Second spring ag career day scheduled for Feb. 4
Senator Roberts- $104 million in grants available for natural disasters
State audit for Colorado State Fair complete
State butterfly bill flies through Wyoming Senate
State council proposes new environmental ideas
State program lessens taxes if farmers clear trees
Strauch to focus on ag business and profitability
SWA helps farmers conserve energy
SWA starts workforce development early
TDA- 2008 year in review
Texas Brigades ready dates for coming season
UNL entomology graduate students receive national awards
USDA Secretary Schafer recommends audit
USDA to measure the economic state of U.S. agriculture
Vilsack extends comment period for payment limitation rule
Warm winter weather in January, says MU climatologist
Wellness program helps make healthy difference in Bexar County
Wildlife, and the people who watch them, benefit from windbreaks
Windbreaks around acreage, farm or ranch homes provide many benefits
Windbreaks for snow control
Winter precip well below normal

CROPS

2009 Ag Profitability Meeting at Salina Feb. 11
Ag Profitability Conference in Downs Jan. 27
AgriLife entomologist says Texans should be 'winter wise' about insects
AgriLife Extension specialist- Don't wait too long to use presc
Annual chile conference set to bring the heat
Arkansas Soybean Association announces seminar
Colorado Conservation Tillage Association selects 2009 scholarship winners
Drought management workshop set for Jan. 29 in Arthur
Fluorescent corn components suggest processing improvements
Grape production course leads producers through entire growing season
Iowa State researchers lead potato studies
Kansas Water Authority promotes plan for state's water resource
Kansas Wheat District Meetings coming soon to a town near you
K-State researchers to use BRI for wheat blast fungus study
Limited openings remain for conference focused in fruit, vegetables
N.D. grain dealers to convene in Fargo
NeCGA, Nebraska Corn Board present annual awards at Ag Classic
NM chile yield down due to disease
Old barn filled with new equipment for on-farm enterprise
Pecan management course offered by Oklahoma State University
Santa Fe County Extension hosts annual fruit growers workshop
Soybean Board announces call for candidates
Texas High Plains Grain Elevator Workshop set for Feb. 5
Texas wine-grape growers to cluster together
TPPB now accepting research proposals
UNL Extension workshop will highlight new manure fertilizer
Urban areas impact water quality
Using poultry litter in tall fescue seed production
Water quality continues to improve in Spavinaw Watershed
Workshop to focus on sustainable blackberry production
Workshop to train farmers, contractors on design, installation

LIVESTOCK

112 Limousin, Lim-Flex cattle show on the Hill in Denver
2009 Hereford Sire Summary now available
AFBF- Economist sees another year of struggle for livestock producers
Bovine TB- ND wildlife officials monitor cattle tests
Cargill Meat Solutions' Scholarship Program prepares FFA members for careers
Cattle industry leaders discuss the largest trading relationship in the world
Cattleman has attended 66 Western Stock Shows
Cattlemen's Day and Trade Show scheduled Feb. 6
CCA- Export market access initiatives open new opportunities
Collbran ranch owner cited in feral hog case
Companies use smaller farms to get by Missouri rules
Consumer shifts playing havoc with beef cut-out values
Gelbvieh Association elects new directors, leadership
Junior Gelbvieh and Balancers champions crowned in Denver
KCA 2009 Annual Convention approaching
Lipizzaner Stallions to perform in Grand Island
Llamas are livestock, too
Market drop has ranchers feeling down
McPhee Red Angus donates bull to raise funds for BIF
MSGA's 125th anniversary- A five star celebration
MT mare quarantined, exposed to horse disease
National Beef Packing Co. awarded Hereford Industry Innovator Award
National Western Angus Bull Sale remains strong
NCBA applauds USTR action in beef hormones dispute
NCBA asks Congress to oppose dairy buyout in stimulus package
New ISU summary outlines latest air quality, odor research
New Limousin EPDs available
NMSU wool judging team competes at National Western Livestock Show
Ranchers- Government discriminates against cattle
Texas cattle producers facing 'perfect storm' of challenges
USDA sets date for lamb referendum
USMEF- Beef, pork exports continue to exceed 2007 pace

EDITOR

Essays on agriculture
The other half of the Logan County dilemma
The power of one

COLUMNS

Can't put a good book down
Farming in Paradise
Hold the fire truck
Just a scoop full
New Display offers dual integrated GNSS receivers for precision
Planter Control System
Round Bale EZ Ration Processor
The changing politics and dynamics of food production
Utility Tractor Series from John Deere

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock sales report
Amarillo livestock sales
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock summary report
Clovis livestock sales report
Colorado cattle sales report
Dalhart livestock auction
Denison feeder cattle report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dunlap feeder cattle sale
Ericson livestock sales
Faith livestock sales report
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Georgia livestock auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales
Grain bids close higher
Grain market close
Hay movement slows in some areas
Hay trading slow to moderate
High Plains slaughter news
Huron cattle sales report
Joplin regional cattle sales
Lexington cattle sales report
Newell sheep sales report
Ogallala livestock sales
OKC West livestock sales
Pratt 3 p.m cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Presho livestock sales report
Salina livestock auction report
Sioux Falls sheep sales
South Central direct sheep
Springfield dairy heifer sales report
Springfield livestock auction report
St. Onge livestock sales
Texhoma livestock sales
Tulia livestock sales report
Tulsa livestock sales report
Watertown livestock sales
Woodward livestock sales report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Prairie chicken program pays farmers cash rents to restore grassland

FAMILY

Abilene has many special features
Are whole grains for busy people?
Big money brings big names to Oklahoma Panhandle
Flavor Forecast
Is the marriage worth saving?
Keep food safe during an emergency
Make rain or pull weeds
Meditation for 2-2-09
New lawn-owner program available to S. Central Kansans
New Mexico inducts 16 into 4-H Hall of Fame
Oklahoma gardeners gear up for spring planting
QuailMasters 2009 dates set
Refuge elk feeding to start Jan. 27
Spring gardening fever
Texhoma FFA receives NRA grant
Winter pruning tips

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