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ISSUE DATE: 02/24/2014

Sunflower help irrigators save water

In some areas of the High Plains farmers are being faced with drought and pressure to reduce pumping for irrigation. Researchers are also looking for solutions to water problems many farmers are currently facing.

Rob Aiken and Freddie Lamm who both work at the Kansas State University, Northwest Research and Extension Center near Colby, Kan., have studied water limitations as well as different crops that can help remedy certain situations. One such study, “Sunflower and oilseed yield formation under deficit irrigation,” features some more recent work by the pair and other colleagues.


NEWS

Advancing the global food system
Ca$h for Cattle raises funds for South Dakota blizzard victims
Livestock drought rules first in farm bill
MGGA and MFBF schedule Farm Bill Seminar
USDA highlights 2013 investments to build a stronger rural Kansas
USDA reaches out to poor communities with StrikeForce initiative
USDA Rural Development offers loans to promote economic development, job creation

CROPS

AFT survey shows state funding for ag land protection increased 19% from 2011 to 2012
Become familiar with prescribed burning tools
Beware of cold injury to wheat, MU Extension agronomy specialist says
Canola meeting set March 13 in Concordia
CDA explores future of agricultural energy use
Corn, soybean, and wheat export projections increased
Dry bean breeding technician to assist UNL program
Ford County Conservation District holds annual meeting
Heat and pressure treatment may affect allergenic proteins in peanuts
Heuermann Lecturer Paarlberg to address culture war over food, farming
Major opportunity: University now offering online minors in grain science
Marshall Tree Saw makes tree removal safer, faster, more efficient
Meteorologist: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best
Montana Alfalfa Seed Committee seeks projects
Nebraska Wheat Board announces 2 board of directors openings
New wheat variety offers many benefits
Oklahoma's Champion Trees identified
Pendletons rely on alternative crops, flowers, butterflies to grow family farm
Seed legumes on snowy frozen field, MU Extension forage specialist says
State climatologist speaks at Kansas Commodity Classic
Sunflowers could help save water for irrigators
Texhoma farmers hear about U.S. cotton concerns at Red River Crops Conference
This winter could set records in Missouri
U.S. Wheat Associates: U.S. wheat is the world's most reliable choice
USDA to invest in Prairie Pothole landscape effort
Water issues lead the day at Kansas Commodity Classic
Weed Science Society of America announces winners in annual awards program
Wheat Quality Lab provides breeders with critical information
Wichita Falls Ranch & Farm Expo to celebrate 5th anniversary

LIVESTOCK

3 new beef health-related publications now available
American Gelbvieh Association leadership elected
Beef reproduction workshop set for March 8 in Auxvasse
Berry receives Max Deets Leadership Award
Brunner elected NCBA vice president
CAB momentum pays record premiums
Cattlemen's Beef Board elects 2014 leadership
Changes in government affect agriculture
Cole honored for 50 years with Extension
Crossbreeding made easy with Balancer
Dubuque casino chef earns top prize in 2014 Iowa Pork Taste of Elegance contest
Estrus Synchronization Planner updated to newest protocol
Farm index shows Iowa grocery shoppers are meat lovers
Final imports and BSE rule posted
Genetic selection could produce cattle resistant to toxic larkspurs
Hauser elected vice chairman at NLPA annual meeting
Heat-stressed dairy cattle prompt traveling road show
Hereford champions named in Fort Worth
Hoffman honored with Hereford Herdsman Emeritus Award
Iowa leadership team joins China pork outreach effort
Jeanette Rankin inducted into Gelbvieh Hall of Fame
K-State team captures National Collegiate Beef Quiz Bowl Championship
K-State's Cattlemen's Day is March 7
Livestock Nutrition Center merges with Saginaw Flakes
Looking for glue in acow's stomach
Make above-average decisions
Make plans to attend World Pork Expo, June 4-6
MCA to host County Leadership Conference
McDonald's searching for definition of sustainable beef
Missouri No. 2 in cow numbers as national herd size continues decline
MU Extension program untangles state's fence laws
NCBA: Beef producers need comprehensive TPP deal
Pre-breeding heifer meeting hosted by Sunflower Supreme program
Rawhide Portable Corral offers Rawhide Processor
Replacement heifer meeting set Feb. 24
Research partnership to help control PEDv
Schools for replacing toxic fescue grass set for MU research centers across state
Sheep convention touts record attendance
Stars return to Denver for Rodeo All-Star Weekend
Styer named area representative for Jersey organizations
Swine production seminar set for March 13
Taney County Livestock and Forage Conference is Feb. 27
Texas livestock and pasture management school accepting students
Use of anti-inflammatory medications may reduce stress of shipping cattle

EDITOR

Democrats stall trade legislation
Olympic skeleton athlete finds renewal in family farm
Why the livestock industry opposed the farm bill

COLUMNS

A friend's humor is never lost
Chipotle's latest marketing campaign takes aim at 'Big Ag'
Hunger for spring renews and sustains life
Massive chemicals or not
Post-emergent herbicide aids corn production
Weak piglets can receive a boost
What do you think of the new farm bill?

MARKETS

Amarillo livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock sales summary
Colorado livestock auction summary
Dalhart livestock auction report
Denison feeder cattle sales report
Dodge City livestock auction report
Ericson livestock auction report
Grain and soybeans higher
Grain market close
Hay trade, movement remain slow
High Plains direct slaughter cattle sales report
Joplin livestock auction report
Lexington livestock auction report
McAlester livestock auction report
Most hay demand light to moderate
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock feeder cattle sales report
Salina livestock auction report
Texas Direct feeder cattle summary
Tulsa livestock sales report
West Plains regional cattle sales report

RANGE

KFAC, KFB extend deadline for Be Ag-Wise educator training workshops

FAMILY

5 State Women in Ag Conference planned for March 1
A less painful peanut for kids with allergies
Cold weather provides bird watching opportunities
Consider winter greenery options
Discover 4-H at Super Saturday
Extension to host family estate planning workshop
Farmstead, windbreak trees require care, maintenance
Fifth annual contest for Iowa's Best Burger begins
Follow these tips for keeping pets warm and safe this winter
Groundcover is an important aspect of gardening
Home preservation of pecans
Junior Ag Loan Program assistance available for farm and ranch youth
Kansas Book Festival Writing Contest Announced
Life is just a bowl of cherries
Livestock production program for 4-H in development
Make It With Wool awards presented
Meditation
Megel receives outstanding leader award
More house for building dollar with Driftwood
Now a good time to clean the kitchen
Ohio State study: Bio-plastics not so good at biodegrading
Plant seeds of learning in young minds with course for teachers
'Saving Our Trees' seminar set for March 1 in Wichita Falls
Search for Missouri Century Farms continues
Search for seeds
Sedgwick County Extension to host Grow Good Food Workshop
Sen. Moran accepting applications for summer internships
Still time to order windbreak trees
Study: Rural dental therapists help more patients
Who will get the farm?
WKMA scholarships available
Youth Lawn Mowing Clinic set

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