Felts re-elected Kansas Farm Bureau President

The voting delegates in attendance at the Annual Meeting of the Kansas Farm Bureau re-elected Montgomery County farmer Rich Felts to another 2 year term as President. Three returning and two new board members were also elected.Continue

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Nebraska Farm Bureau President Calls on Governor, Legislature to Broaden Sales Tax Base to Reduce Property Taxes

Nebraska Farm Bureau President called on Gov. Pete Ricketts and members of the Nebraska Legislature to pass legislation initiating state tax reform that would broaden Nebraskas sales tax base as a means to offset and reduce the reliance on property taxes

Record Crop Yields Lead to Grain Storage Crunch, Higher Profits for U.S. Elevators

Exceptional harvests have created a storage capacity crunch at U.S. elevators and are contributing to a brighter economic outlook for elevator operators, according to a new research report from CoBank.

Dane G. Hansen Foundation Awards $200,000 to Kansas Wheat Commission Research Foundation

The Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Logan, Kan., has awarded a $200,000 grant to the Kansas Wheat Commission Research Foundation to assist with a greenhouse expansion project at the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center (KWIC) in Manhattan, Kan.

U.S. net farm income is forecast to decline by 17.2 percent in 2016

Net cash farm income is forecast at $90.1 billion and net farm income at $66.9 billion for 2016. Both measures are forecast to decline for the third consecutive year after reaching record highs in 2013 for net farm income and 2012 for net cash income.

USDA accepts more than 504,000 acres for CRP Grasslands enrollment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will accept more than 504,000 acres that were offered by producers during the recent ranking period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands enrollment.

Farm Service Agency Extends Voting Deadline for County Committee Elections

The deadline to submit ballots for the 2016 County Committee Elections has been extended to ensure farmers and ranchers have sufficient time to vote. Eligible voters now have until Dec. 13, 2016, to return ballots to their local FSA offices.

Nebraska Beef arrives in Israel

Lt. Governor Mike Foley and Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Assistant Director Mat Habrock are in Israel this week to promote the state's agriculture industry and attend a special dinner reception at the U.S. Ambassador's residence featu

Nebraska Corn Board Elects New Officers

The Nebraska Corn Board met and elected officers for the 2016-2017 fiscal year at their board meeting on November 22 in Lincoln. The board met to conduct regular board business and hold election of officers.

Tonsager Is Designated Chairman and CEO of Farm Credit Administration

Dallas P. Tonsager has been designated by President Barack Obama as chairman and CEO of the Farm Credit Administration. The designation was effective Nov. 22.

Invest in agricultural education on #givingtuesday

If you are participating in #givingtuesday, are you considering investing in the future of agricultural education in Kansas? The Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom would appreciate your support.

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