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ISSUE DATE: 02/20/2012

Memories come flooding back

By Doug Rich

Morris Heitman, Mound City, Mo., was 6 years old the first time he experienced a flood along the Missouri River. He has vivid memories of his family leaving their home in a rowboat on Easter morning in 1952.

"It was a traumatic experience for a 6-year-old kid," Heitman said.

Missouri corn farmers on both sides of the state are busy cleaning up after the flood of 2011 in preparation for the 2012 planting season. Heitman has experienced floods as a producer and as a 35-year employee of the Farm Services Agency. As an FSA employee he helped administer flood recovery programs in 1984 and 1993.


NEWS

Electron-beam irradiation reduces virus-related health risk in lettuce, spinach
Magazine covers: Fact or fiction?
Meat company expands recall
National Farmers delegates set policy at annual meeting
Nebraska LEAD XXX travels to Europe
TALL program applications due March 15
Time brings change
USDA offers mobile access, online tools
UW graduate students unravel wind energy mechanics
Vilsack discusses proposed fiscal year 2013 budget
Vinita FFA alumnus recognized
Webcast covers ag drainage management

CROPS

2012 Chemical Weed Control Guide now available
Administration commended for efforts to resolve trade tensions
Ag exports reach $136.3B in calendar year 2011
Biodiesel production surpasses requirements
Canola U to address winter canola planting under no-till conditions
Conferences will help farmers use no-till successfully
Cotton specialist recognized
Council members will be sworn in Feb. 27
Extension director named Distinguished Educator
Farm business class for women begins March 12
'Gold-standard' cotton genome sequence to advance fiber, fuel, food
Long-time no-till pro offers a Top 10
Memories come flooding back
No-till seen as a dynamic system
OFB conference to focus on legislative issues
OSU ag unit names senior director
Research aimed at corn production with limited irrigation
Risk Adjusted Marketing workshops set for Torrington, Pine Bluffs
SouthWestern Association prepares for 51st annual Western Farm Show
USW celebrates Golden Anniversary in Philippines
Water for Food Institute director to be Heuermann lecturer Feb. 20
Winter Canola Risk Management Schools set for March
Women in Ag conference set for March 9

LIVESTOCK

American Brahman Breeders announce F-1 Plus certification program
American National CattleWomen elect new president
American Royal Hunter/Jumper horse show receives prestigious award
ASI recognizes award recipients
ASI recognizes four award recipients
Beef checkoff celebrating 25 years of programs
Beef council asking producers to fill out surveys
Beef Innovations Group updates resources for processors, manufacturers
CAB offers new DNA test for commercial Angus
Cattle & Horse Growers Association meeting, banquet set for March 31
Chelated minerals enhance nutrient bioavailability
Colostrum intake affects long-term cattle performance
Cornhusker Economics Conferences to be held across state
Cow-calf producers are in the driver's seat
Dairy Heat Stress Road Show planned for fall
Dealing with problem breeders
Donation to Stout Marketing Center serves multiple purposes
Don't let liver flukes take a bite out of your bottom line
Economist: Higher beef production vital to health of industry
Farmers change breeding to meet demand for higher-quality steaks
Gelbvieh Association selects Member of Year
Genomic-enhanced EPDs decrease risk of misclassifying young bulls
Iowa Livestock Auction Market receives BQA Marketer Award
Iowa Pork Industry Center to offer PQA Plus advisor training program
K-State animal science icon passes away
K-State's Cattlemen's Day 2012 set for March 2
Livestock specialist: Do your homework before bull shopping
March 1 is application deadline for Beef Leaders Institute
Masters of Beef Advocacy grads engage in conversations with EASE
Miles of Smiles program seeks volunteers
NALF recognizes Commercial Marketing Booster of the Year
National Western Stock Show sets record for Jr. Livestock Auction
Pigeon fever cases reported in handful of horses in Arkansas
Rancher receives World Simmental Federation honors
Ranchers, marketers see strong growth for buffalo business
Sheep industry continues work to 'Grow Our Flock'
Sheep industry leaders elected to executive board
Show-Me-Select Heifer Meeting is Feb. 20
Youth participate in NCBA cattle judging contest

EDITOR

Budget blues
Chipotle sells twisted image of animal agriculture
Looking forward, not back

COLUMNS

21st century communism
Building strength through starvation
Herbicide approved for post-emergence use
Just a scoop full
Progress trumps the mail

MARKETS

Aberdeen livestock auction report
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction summary
Colorado feeder cattle auction summary
Cotton producer: Manage risk with crop insurance
Dalhart livestock auction report
Denison feeder cattle sales report
Dunlap feeder cattle auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Grain market close
Grain, soybean bids moderately higher
Hay trade slow, demand moderate
High Plains slaughter news report
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Lexington livestock sales report
McAlester livestock auction report
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
OKC West livestock auction report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Salina feeder cattle report
San Angelo livestock auction report
Some areas see slow trading
South Central direct sheep sales
Springfield livestock auction report
Springfield livestock auction report
Tama feeder cattle auction report
Texas Direct feeder cattle summary
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
West Plains regional cattle sales
Winter livestock auction report
Woodward livestock auction report

RANGE

Canadian bighorn sheep relocated as part of restoration program
Elwood LandOwners Conference set for Feb. 29
OK-FIRE workshop coming to Norman
Oklahomans reminded of the benefits of prescribed fire
Research provides new insights into invasive-plant management

FAMILY

A generous city-- Liberal, Kan.
Cold backed-By Joe Kreger
Cole crops and planting cool-season vegetables
Destroy dead pines now to halt wilt disease
Dried fruit easy to prepare, healthy to eat
Extension offers horticulture events
Grow produce in your backyard
Helpful household hints
How to attack winter squash
Kids can learn about insects at Bug Fest
Master Gardener class begins March 8 in Stockton
Meditation for 2-20-12
National 4-H Council names new director of global projects
NMSU to hold field day on hoop house vegetable production
Out-of-season buds in landscape signal dormancy loss
Pacifica has a lot of space, extras
Place nursery orders soon
Projects will help Kansans adapt to Plant Hardiness Zone Map changes
Starting garden plants indoors saves cash
Starting seedlings
Teaching kids about food
Texas 4-H Roundup moving to Lubbock
Transported by taste

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