Crops

Day 11, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

According to USDA, winter wheat harvest is in full swing across the state. Winter wheat condition rated 8 percent very poor, 15 poor, 31 fair, 40 good, and 6 excellent. Harvested was 48 percent, behind 53 last year, but near 47 for the five-year average.

Syngenta Ordered to Pay Kansas Farmers Over $200 Million

A federal jury has ordered Syngenta to pay $217.7 million to Kansas farmers after a verdict was announced at a trial in Kansas City. The class action lawsuit was brought because of the Viptera line of corn seed Syngenta began selling to farmers in 2011.

Day 10, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

Frank York, a farmer from Ashland, said that everyone was "pleasantly surprised with yields." He reported that most of his ground averaged about 50 bushels per acre, a yield well above average for the area.

Day 9, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

Farmers near Radium, in Stafford County, are taking their combine passes in the fields slowly as they cut through dense, tough and abundant straw. Yields in the area are expected to be higher than average, but some fields did see freeze damage.

Ag Secretary, Lawmakers Discuss Crop Insurance

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recognized crop insurance as an important part of the farm safety net and said the program is critical to the country's food security during recent Senate testimony about the proposed USDA budget.

Day 8, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

While farmers in central Kansas may be celebrating good harvesting conditions and above average yields, farmers to the west are starting to cope with shattered harvest plans and wheat heads after a storm hurled up to softball sized hail on Tuesday night.

Trump Stops in Iowa

President Donald Trump pledged to include rural broadband in his infrastructure plan while in Iowa Wednesday. The President visited Kirkwood University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to talk agricultural technology,

Sorghum's Ability to Compensate for Poor Stand

One of the more difficult decisions growers must make is when to replant a crop. Fortunately, sorghum has the ability to compensate for poor initial stands or even from early season loss of plants due to hail or other adverse environmental or cultural ev

Day 7, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

On Day 7 of the Kansas Wheat Harvest reports, Combines are rolling on across Kansas as harvest slowly starts to inch north and west.

Winter Wheat Harvest over One Quarter Complete

According to USDA-NASS as of Sunday, 28 % of the Winter Wheat harvest is complete nationally, Kansas is 22% finished. Soybean planting 96% wrapped up and sorghum planting 86% complete. 67% corn is good/excellent.

Day 6, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

Hot and muggy are terms that could be used to describe farmers morning coffee needs, but these terms are also a perfect description of the state of the states wheat harvest.

Day 5, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

It's a race against storm fronts for many Kansas farmers who can take advantage of dry fields and mature wheat before the rain, and potential hail, falls.

Peterson Farm Brothers release "Residue"

The Peterson Farm Brothers have released have released their latest video "Residue," a parody of Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You."

Day 4, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

Mother Nature decided to hit pause on the Kansas wheat harvest with brief showers across the state. Fortunately for many western and central Kansas farmers, combines only came to a stop for a brief interlude as the hot sun quickly dried fields off.

Trump's proposed budget would cut crop insurance options for farmers

Farmers giving Farm Bill testimony have stated their number one farm safety net is the crop insurance program. Crop insurance targets payments only to farmers who have losses caused by drought, heat, wind, hail and other weather perils.

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