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Misleading Crop Insurance Attacks Hurt America's Farmers

Agriculture's opponents use terms like "guaranteed profits" to disparage the crop insurers that protect America's food and fiber supply, help farmers pick up the pieces after disasters, and shield taxpayers from footing the whole bill.

Kansas Companies Participate in Trade Mission to China

KDA led a trade mission to China in August 2017 to provide an opportunity for Kansas small businesses to research new markets. The purpose of the mission was to attend Petfood Forum China and participate in the trade show at Pet Fair Asia.

Using Unallocated Retained Earnings to Finance Agricultural Cooperatives

Historically, U.S. agricultural cooperatives have relied primarily on retained patronage refunds for accumulating equity capital. Typically, a cooperative returns its net earnings to members as a combination of cash and non-cash patronage refund allocatio

NCGA Supports Funding Increase for MAP, FMD Programs

The National Corn Growers Association praised the introduction today of the CREAATE Act, a bill to increase investment in two federal programs with a proven track record of building global demand for U.S. agricultural products.

Kansas farmland values continue to slide

Kansas farmland values have dropped an average of 11 percent over the past two years, pulled down by lower grain and livestock prices and a dramatic drop in farm and ranch income.

McCuistion Joins Sorghum Checkoff as Animal Nutrition Director

The Sorghum Checkoff recently named Kim McCuistion, Ph.D., as the organizations animal nutrition director.In this role, McCuistion will assist with efforts relating to animal nutrition, market development and end-user relations.

Nomination Hearing Scheduled next week for Censky and McKinney

The Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing on nominees to the Department of Agriculture next week. Committee leaders announced plans to hold the hearing for Ted McKinney and Stephen Censky Tuesday, September 19th.

Roberts Wants Farm Bill to Target SNAP Fraud

Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts has indicated he wants to use the farm bill as a way to target fraud in the food stamp program.

USDA Predicting Larger Corn, Soybean Harvest

USDA expects a larger corn and a record soybean harvest in the most recent round of monthly reports. USDA is forecasting the average corn yield at 169.0 bushels per acre, and the soybean yield at 49.9 bushels per acre.

Kansas State University and PepsiCo team up on affordable nutrition

Kansas State University has entered into an agreement with PepsiCo, Inc. to focus on making nutritious food and beverage products more affordable and accessible. Poll

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