Crops

Producers Are Encouraged to Report Prevented Planting, Failed Acres

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers to report prevented planting and failed acres in order to establish or retain FSA program eligibility for some programs.

Farm Bill and Trade Hot Topics at 2017 Fall Wheat Industry Conference

The National Association of Wheat Growers and U.S. Wheat Associates held its annual fall conference this week. NAWGs Committees covered a range of topics including the 2018 Farm Bill, NAFTA renegotiation, wheat research funding, trade, and conservation

Wheat Growers Organizations Dispute Corkers Food Aid Position

In remarks to the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) on Oct. 19, 2017, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) stated that he has talked to farmers and that farmers do not care about U.S. in-kind food aid.

Trump Tells EPA to Stand Down on RFS Weakening Proposal

The White House has directed the Environmental Protection Agency to stand down on efforts to weaken the Renewable Fuel Standard. Reports say the agency was told to abandon two changes that were under consideration.

K-State Soil Judging Team takes regional honors, qualifies for nationals

Kansas State Universitys Soil Judging Team placed 2nd at the 2017 Region 5 Soil Judging Contest on Sept. 29. By placing in the top two teams, K-State qualified for the National Soil Judging competition this spring in Tennessee.

Global Ethanol Mandates: Opportunities for U.S. Exports of Ethanol and DDGS

Favorable market conditions and government policies led to a large global expansion in ethanol production from 2001-10. By 2016, an additional 26 countries had adopted blending mandates, according to a new report from USDA-ERS.

Fall Harvest Progressing but still behind schedule

As of Sunday, according to USDA, nationally 28% of corn has been harvested, 49% soybeans and 40% sorghum. All as behind last year and the 5 year average. Winter wheat planting is 60% finished also delayed due to weather.

EPA Announces Dicamba Label Changes

The Environmental Protection Agency Friday announced new restrictions for dicamba-based herbicides, classifying dicamba as a restricted-use product. The EPA said that only certified pesticide applicators, or people under their supervision, will be allowed

BASF to Acquire Bayer's Crop Science Unit

BASF has signed an agreement to purchase Bayers Crop Science business for $7 billion. BASF is purchasing Bayer seeds for mainstay crops including cotton and soybean, plus the herbicide brand Liberty

Fall Harvest Delayed due to weather

The latest crop progress and condition report shows as of Sunday, corn harvest was 22% complete, soybeans 36% harvested and sorghum 35%. Winter Wheat planting 48% finished all of these behind average.

Kansas Corn Collegiate Programs Offer Students Opportunities to Explore the Corn Industry

Kansas Corn has three programs to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to enhance their college education. Kansas Corn' collegiate program is comprised of the Next Generation Scholarship, the Kansas Corn Collegiate Academy, an

USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments Total Exceeds $9.6 Billion

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that over $9.6 billion in payments will be made, beginning this week, to producers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs

NAWG: State of the Ag Economy and Weather Conditions Show Need for Safety Net

Several like-minded groups held a Farm Bill policy reform Summit in Washington.These groups have proposed policy changes to the Farm Bill that are bad for farmers, the economy, and are misleading according to NAWG.

NAFTA Negotiation at Warp Speed, May Not Be Successful according to USTR

NAFTA Negotiation at Warp Speed, May Not Be Successful according to USTR Lighthizer said: we don't know whether we're going to get to a conclusion.

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.

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