United States Cattle on Feed Up Slightly

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.3 million head on October 1, 2016. The inventory was slightly above October 1, 2015.Continue

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Rural Mainstreet Index Plummets to Lowest Level Since Recession

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index sank for October and remained below growth neutral for the 14th straight month, according to the monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a 10-state region dependent on agriculture and/or energy

Celebrate Kansas FFA by Watching the 89th National FFA Convention

More than 65,000 FFA members, alumni and guests are gathered in Indianapolis, Ind., for the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo. Kansas FFA members and their peers will be challanged to live out the years motto Transform Purpose to Action.

Robertson elected chairman, Lorens reappointed to Nebraska Wheat Board

Brent Robertson of Elsie was recently elected chairman of the Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB). Bob Delsing of Hemingford was elected vice chair. Kent Lorens of Stratton was also recently reappointed by the governor as the NWB District 4 director.

Statistical History of Kansas Wheat Production Published

USDA-NASS has released the statistical history of wheat production in Kansas from 1918 - 2016. Kansas is the nation's leading wheat producer with records of wheat production actually pre-dating statehood.

K-State Swine Day scheduled for Nov. 17

Helping swine producers reduce costs and remain profitable is at the heart of Kansas State Universitys Swine Day program on Thursday, Nov. 17 .Add, Identifying ways to cut costs and updates on swine nutrition and disease research.

Fall Harvest Rolling Along.. Finding storage for the record crop

Fall harvest is moving along almost back to normal as of Sunday. 46 % of corn and 62 % of soybeans have been harvested, according to USDA-NASS. Sorghum harvest is over half done and 72% of winter wheat is planted.

Group that studied Nebraska's right to farm statute recommends constitutional amendment

Just months after the Legislature's Agriculture Committee nixed a proposed constitutional amendment for the right to farm, a group charged with studying the current law recommended the state indeed adopt a constitutional amendment.

USDA: Corn Production Down Slightly, Soybean Production Up 2 Percent

Corn production is forecast at 15.1 billion bushels, up 11 percent from last year but down slightly from the September forecast. Based on conditions as of October 1, yields are expected to average 173.4 bushels per acre

Fall harvest running slightly behind average

Weekly crop progress report delayed a day due to the Columbus Day holiday, but the report shows harvest running slightly behind average. As of Sunday, corn harvest was 35% complete, soybeans 44% and sorghum 48%. Winter wheat 59% planted.

Peterson Farm Brothers release original song - "Farming and Football"

The Peterson Farm Brothers from Assaria, Kansas have released their latest video, it is an original song which compares farming to football. Song is aptly titled "Farming and Football."

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