Crops

Kansas Wheat Crop Remains Nearly Half Poor/Very Poor

In the latest crop progress and condition report out from USDA-NASS, the Kansas winter wheat crop is reported at 46% poor/very poor, 42% fari and 12% good/excellent. Nationally, corn planting is at 3%.

Kansas Wheat Crop Condition Improves Slightly

As of Sunday, the nation's wheat crop was 30% good/excellent, 35% fair and 35 poor/very poor. In Kansas 13% good/excellent, 43 fair and 44 poor/very poor. Corn planting is 2% complete, which is the same as the five year average.

USDA Under Secretary Northey tours south central Kansas

Lt. Governor Tracey Mann hosted Bill Northey, the USDA Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service, on a trip to south central Kansas on Friday, April 6, to visit drought-affected fields and to speak with farmers and ranchers in the area.

Kansas Winter Wheat 49% Poor/Very Poor

According to USDA-NASS as of Sunday, 49% of Kansas winter wheat crop is in the poor/very poor category. 38% fair and 13% good/excellent. Topsoil moisture is 69% short/very short and Subsoil moisture supplies are 72% short/very short.

Nebraska Winter Wheat 51% Good/Excellent as of end of March

At the end of March, Nebraska winter wheat is 10% excellent, 41% good, 42% fair and 7% poor/very poor. The weekly crop progress reports will begin next Monday, April 2nd.

Summary of diseases on corn, grain sorghum, and soybeans in Kansas in 2015

The 2015 growing season was one of contrasts. On the positive side, losses to diseases in soybeans were the lowest in at least 20 years. On the negative side, yield loss to disease in corn was higher than in any recent year.

U.S. Fall Harvest nearly half complete

This week's crop progress and condition report says as of as of Sunday, 42 % of corn has been harvested, soybeans at 62 % complete and sorghum at 51% wrapped up. Hard Red Winter wheat is 64 % seeded.

2015 Kansas Wheat Crop Hit By Just About Everything

As combines roll across Kansas, phrases like miracle wheat, pleasantly surprised and exceeded expectations pop up daily in harvest reports along with scattered stories of other fields struck down by hail, decimated by disease or starved by drought.

Wheat Tour faces low first day yield projections

Participants from all over the globe traveled to Kansas to participate in the HardRed Winter Wheat Quality Tour, sponsored by the Wheat Quality Council. Scouts traveled the state and experienced conditions ranging from ankle deep mud to bone dry fields.

USGC Report Offers Details to Overseas Customers About Quality of Corn Headed for Export

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) has released the 2014/2015 Corn Export Cargo Quality Report, the fourth in a series measuring U.S. corn quality by looking at grade factors, moisture, chemical composition and physical composition in corn samples ready to be

UNL Study Characterizes Genetic Resistance to Wheat Disease

A new study co-authored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers has unearthed the genetic roots of resistance to a wheat disease that has recently devastated crop yields from southern Africa through the Middle East.

AgWizard Simplifies Farm Financial Decisions

AgriFinance Advisors, Inc. announces the launch of AgWizard – an Online Financial Advisor for farmers.

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