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ISSUE DATE: 02/27/2012

Pilot cottonseed crop insurance endorsement benefits growers

By Jennifer M. Latzke

Once upon a time, cottonseed was more of a production afterthought for cotton growers and ginners. Sure it could be sold for livestock feed or oil production, but the markets there were somewhat limited in demand. The most thought many cotton growers gave it was checking to see what their gin was paying for cottonseed and how likely it was to offset some or all the costs of ginning their crop.

But then the demand for cottonseed started to grow. Increasing dairy production close to the Texas cotton patch began driving up demand for cottonseed as cattle feed. Markets started to expand for cottonseed oil. And in the last five to six years cottonseed values in the Lubbock, Texas, area grew.

"With more use and demand for cottonseed, the value has risen and so it's become worth more," explained Shawn Wade, Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., director of Policy Analysis and Research. "So, producers now, instead of wondering if they can sell their cottonseed to cover the cost of ginning, now wonder how much revenue they will get over and above the cost of ginning. It's an income strain to concentrate on."


NEWS

February is American Heart Month
Following tips when making jerky can prevent foodborne illness
Forestry project funding increased
Get on track to a more secure financial future
Kansas wind industry sees remarkable growth
K-State professor honored
NCBA: President's budget threatens to tax agriculture out of business
Online resource supports America's future farming generations
OSU Extension presents electrifying exhibit
Playing prevent defense
Rural Development funding supports fiber network expansion
Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack to give spring Landon Lecture
Smartphone app provides access to soil survey information
Tax filing season has begun
Texas agricultural exports to Cuba continue growth
Woodlands-related conservation funding available

CROPS

AFA offers scholarships to ag students
Balancing conservation tillage with weed management
Biobased approaches examined in fight against zebra chip
Board Leadership Series planned for April
Cashing in on black
Celebrate Bake and Take Month in March
China, economy, weather key factors in cotton's 2012 outlook
Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame inducts members
Colorado Sunflower Marketing Order amendment under consideration
Corn gene helps fight multiple leaf diseases
Director: Water challenges global, but solutions must be local
Extension to host Corn and Soybean Diseases meeting
Extension, NRCS to host forestry webinar series
FAPC helps organic farm market, add value to products
Fertilize for big yields at low cost
Ford County Conservation District holds annual meeting Feb. 11
Grain Sorghum Board seeks applicants for open seats
Grain Sorghum School set for March 6
International Agronomy Day to launch in August
Iowa Soybean Association announces award winners
K-State selects Agronomy Ambassadors
Last chance to sign up for Canola U
Legislative visits a key component in annual meeting
Local Foods and 3rd Crops meeting set for Feb. 27
Measuring the impact of climate change on cropping systems
Nebraska crop budgets up 15% from previous year
OSU takes lead to help the wheat industry
Pilot cottonseed crop insurance endorsement benefits growers
Producers intend to plant 13.63M acres of cotton
Researcher: Corn growers fighting weeds have new hope
Results show positive returns from cotton program
Scientists find new tool for mapping water use, drought
Specialist: Warm winter weather does not equal more insects
Telling the story of soil
TPPB welcomes 3 new directors to the board
Wichita Falls Ranch & Farm Expo set for March 7 and 8
Wilson earns ASA's Extension Education Award
Winter canola test plots planted
Women to lead crop organizations
Wood chips help curb nitrate leaching

LIVESTOCK

American National CattleWomen elect Jill Ginn president
Animal Industry Report released
Beating calving expectations
Beef checkoff approval rating hits 18-year high
Beef program helping producers 'PEP' up their bottom line
Biosecurity practices essential
Bud Snidow Award presented
Bull examination clinics available in March
Cattle producers advised to use caution as prices rise
Chinese leader attends Iowa ag symposium
CME Group works to restore faith in the system after MF Global failure
Drought recovery meeting planned
Eastern Oklahoma Beef Cattle Summit set for March 21
Extension offers beef cow herd profitability workshops
Four Beef Quality Assurance awards presented
Heifer development series adds location
Iowa beef producers explore trade with Central America
Legislative Affairs team defines issues facing cattle industry
Limousin, Lim-Flex shows held at National Western Stock Show
MSGA offers 2 scholarships
National Beef Ambassador Program off to strong start
National Hereford Feedout results announced
National Herford Show champions named
National Make It With Wool winners chosen
Natural selenium coproduct good for sheep
NCBA president-elect plans for term
NCBA Young Producers Council elects new leadership
New web-based service provides cattle feeding information
Newborn calves susceptible to frostbite
OPSU bull sale held
Outstanding CattleWoman of the Year honored
Priefert offers SC11 Squeeze Chute
Shorthorn Herdsman of the Year selected
Stock Growers Land Trust elects new officers, board members
Stockgrowers elect council leaders
Swine Production Seminar set for Feb. 28
Ventilation workshops set for swine producers

EDITOR

A bipartisan plan for job creation
Agricultural espionage
Conoco, a boy and a legend

COLUMNS

EPA grants emergency use of fungicide for cotton root rot
Go south, young man? Brazil has great potential
Herbicide included in cotton program
Just a scoop full
Lender communication
Needed: New approaches to keeping rural America strong
New Deltapine cottons debut for 2012
Online parts store expands
What would Jack Daniel do?

MARKETS

Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle summary
Dalhart livestock auction report
Denison feeder cattle sales report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dunlap feeder cattle auction report
Ericson livestock auction report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Grain market close
Grains lower, soybeans higher
Hay trade slow, demand moderate
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Lexington livestock auction report
McAlester livestock auction report
Most hay classes selling steady
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
Ogallala livestock auction report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. livestock auction report
Pratt livestock sales report
Salina livestock sales report
San Angelo livestock sales report
Springfield livestock auction report
Texas Direct feeder cattle summary
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
West Plains regional cattle sales report
Woodward livestock auction report

RANGE

Extension to host hay school April 14
Legumes help reduce costs, increase production
Managing alfalfa weevil damage
Pest control focus of pasture management program
Planning can mitigate drought effect
Tour to highlight winter-feeding practices, local cost-share program
USDA announces CRP general sign-up

FAMILY

4-H Fiber Fun Fest set for Feb. 25
Adding gypsum to clay-like soil offers little benefit
Broccoli rabe growing in popularity with consumers
Controlling weeds in lawn
Daisy convenient, versatile
Decorating with kids It's child's play!
Dental care an important aspect of being a pet owner
Enjoy food but eat less
Extension seeks Master Gardener course applicants
Forcing bulbs provides indoor color during the winter
Greensburg farm family gives back to tornado volunteers
Kansas 4-H members join Lady Cats in thinking pink
Meditation
National FFA Organization seeks applicants for New Centry Farmer conference
Oklahoman wins National 4-H Lifetime Volunteer Award
'Pampered' plants risk salt poisoning
Roosters send a message when they cock-a-doodle-do
Science in a cemetery
Spring Gardening Conference is March 17
The dirt on dirt
Time brings change
Where did all of the coffee cakes go?
Winter squashes big on health benefits

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