Crops

2017 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange Highlighted by Purchase Agreement Signing for More Than $1.5 Billion of U.S. Soy

Soy buyers from more than 55 countries gathered in Omaha, Nebraska, this week to attend the annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange event. A trade delegation from China, representing more than 10 companies, opened the event by signing contracts worth more t

New Kansas winter wheat varieties available for fall planting

Kansas State University researchers have developed three new wheat varieties best suited for different growing conditions and available for the first time this year. The varieties are Larry, Zenda and Tatanka.

Corn Condition Improves while Soybean Condition Declines this week

The latest report from USDA-NASS shows 62% of Corn is in good/excellent condition, 97% silking, 61% dough stage, 16% dented.59% of Soybeans are good/excellent down 1% from last week. 94% of beans are blooming, and 79% are setting pods.

Nebraska farmers encouraged to submit comments to the EPA regarding WOTUS and RFS

Nebraska corn farmers now have an opportunity to share their opinions with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on two issues impacting agricultural policy and regulation.

Essential Wheat Crop Quality Analysis is Underway

Because no two crops are alike, the worlds flour millers, bakers and wheat food processors must have some assurance that the wheat they buy will meet their needs.

Exports of U.S. Feed Grains In All Forms Setting Records As End of Marketing Year Nears

Exports of U.S. feed grains in all forms (GIAF) are up 20 percent year-over-year from September-June to 96.9 million metric tons, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and analysis by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC).

The Good, Bad and Ugly when spraying new herbicides' formulations in soybeans

The Good, Bad and Ugly when spraying the new herbicides' formulations on soybeans was one of the topics at this years Soybean Management Field Days. Yes, dicamba is a big part of the conversation.

Wheat Streak Mosaic is timely issue at WheatU event

Dr. Erick De Wolf, professor of plant pathology at Kansas State University, was the keynote speaker at WheatU and his topic was a timely one - "Wheat Streak Mosaic, an old enemy with devastating impact."

Early season crop stress effects on production, insects and seedling diseases in soybeans

At the 2017 Soybean Management Field Days, UNL Plant Pathologist Dr. Loren Giesler and his colleagues discussed early season crop stress effects on production, insects and seedling diseases.

Kansas Corn Listening Tour Is Making Stops in August

Kansas Corn's District Listening Tour is making six stops this month in Hutchinson, Towanda, Atchison, Atwood, Scott City and Ellsworth. This is the second year for the listening tour.

USDA Lowers Corn Production, Increases Soybean Yield

Corn production is forecast at 14.2 billion bushels, down 7 % from last year. Yields are expected to average 169.5 bushels per acre, down 5.1 bu. from 2016. If realized, this will be the third highest yield and production on record for the U.S.

DuPont Acquires Ag Software Company Granular

DuPont announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire San Francisco-based Granular, Inc., a leading provider of software and analytics tools that help farms improve efficiency, profitability and sustainability.

U.S. Corn and Soybean rated 60% Good/Excellent

Latest crop progress and condition report from USDA-NASS shows nation's corn and soybean conditions at 60 % good/excellent. Winter wheat harvest is just about wrapped up for the year.

Water Technology Farms Expanded and Field Days Scheduled

The Kansas Water Office (KWO), Kansas State University and Northwest Kansas Technical College is providing an opportunity to see first hand what is taking place on the Water Technology Farms by hosting a series of Field Days in August.

U.S. Farm Real Estate Value up 2.3 Percent from 2016

The United States farm real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, averaged $3,080 per acre for 2017, up $70 per acre (2.3 percent) from 2016 values. Kansas and Nebraska both down 2 percent.

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