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Webinars Highlight Entrepreneurship for Rural America
Webinars Highlight Entrepreneurship for Rural America

The American Farm Bureau Federation, together with the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative, today announced a new online business training resource for rural entrepreneurs and Farm Bureau members. The series, launching with five webinars in 2014, is a key component of the Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative, a joint effort between AFBF and GSEI. …

Incoming UNL Freshmen awarded scholarships at NAYI
Senator Roberts to EPA Administrator: Farmers and Ranchers, Rural America Under Attack from Agency
USDA Reminds Farmers of 2014 Farm Bill Conservation Compliance Changes

Deep tillage buries seeds of weeds that can’t be killed by herbicides

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Deep-six weed seeds to control pigweeds and other herbicide-resistant pests in soybean fields. “I’m not advocating a return of moldboard plowing,” said Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri weed scientist. “Burying weed seeds with deep tillage does provide one more tool in dealing with resistant pigweeds.” Bradley spoke at Pest Management Day at MU Bradford Research Center, July 16. He was preparing crop producers for extreme controls needed for Palmer amaranth and waterhemp, both herbicide-resistant weeds. … Continue

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Contract MonthChange Open HighLowLastUpdated
Corn (P) Sep 2014 +1-4 359-0 363-4 357-6 363-0s 07/25/14
Corn (P) Dec 2014 +2-2 366-4 372-0 365-6 371-6s 07/25/14
Soybeans (P) Aug 2014 +4-6 1212-0 1212-2 1207-4 1212-2s 07/25/14
Soybeans (P) Sep 2014 +2-2 1105-0 1113-6 1105-0 1113-6s 07/25/14
Wheat (P) Sep 2014 +9-2 532-2 538-4 532-2 538-0s 07/25/14
Wheat (P) Dec 2014 +9-4 556-2 559-6 556-0 559-6s 07/25/14
Live Cattle Aug 2014 +2.550 156.975 159.100 156.450 159.100s 07/25/14
Feeder Cattle Sep 2014 +1.200 217.950 219.400 217.300 219.250s 07/25/14
Lean Hogs Aug 2014 +0.425 123.425 124.500 122.600 123.625s 07/25/14
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Crops

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USDA Reminds Farmers of 2014 Farm Bill Conservation Compliance Changes

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reminded producers that changes mandated through the 2014 Farm Bill require them to have on file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Co …

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Cool Temps in Kansas last week helped fall crops keep pace

The Kansas Crop Progress and Condition report for the week ending July 20, 2014 shows temperatures ranged from 6 to 15 degrees below normal while portions of western Kansas received …

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Nebraska Crops continue near record pace for condition: 76 corn, 73 soybean, 63 sorghum and 80 dry beans remain good to excellent

The Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition report for the week ending July 20, 2014 reports the State saw unseasonably cool temperatures and only isolated rainfall according to USDA’s …

Livestock

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Thorpe honored for beef industry achievements

There is no man more associated with the words “cattle market” than Topper Thorpe, who left his mark on the industry during a 32-year tenure with CattleFax. His contributions and le …

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CRP Emergency Haying and Grazing Approved for 44 Kansas Counties

Adrian J. Polansky, State Executive Director of the Kansas Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced today that emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acreage …

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K-State Beef Conference August 11-14

Many cattle producers are experiencing record returns on their calves this year, but even times of high profitability demand a search for more opportunities to enhance a beef operat …

Opinion

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Time to send a clear message to EPA

Kansas Secretary of Agriculture, Jackie McClaskey says water in Kansas is a precious resource. Kansans are keenly aware of the importance of protecting the soil, water, air and oth …

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Equal Access to Broadcast Television Key to Rural America

Doug Sombke, president of South Dakota Farmers Union, visited Capitol Hill last week to urge lawmakers to act on pending legislation that will ensure rural Americans maintain access …

Features

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Webinars Highlight Entrepreneurship for Rural America

The American Farm Bureau Federation, together with the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative, today announced a new online business …

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Incoming UNL Freshmen awarded scholarships at NAYI

Two returning delegates to the 43rd Annual Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI) have been awarded scholarships for their leadership and commitment to agriculture, as demonst …

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Senator Roberts to EPA Administrator: Farmers and Ranchers, Rural America Under Attack from Agency

In a meeting Tuesday with Senate Agriculture Committee Republicans and Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Senator Pat Roberts said the a …