Crops

Day 3, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

Variability is the name of the game throughout Kansas as harvest progresses through the state. Yields, test weights and kernel characteristics in south central and south eastern Kansas remain slightly above average.

Final Acreage Reports Due July 15

In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers must file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline. The final 2017 Kansas acreage reporting date is July 15, 2017.

Corn and soybean ratings lower than a year ago

The latest crop progress and condition report released on Monday shows 94 % of corn emerged. In Nebraska it is 98, Kansas 88. Corn condition is 67 good/excellent, last year is was 75. Nebraska 78 good/excellent, Kansas 65.

Day 2, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

With the hot summer rays of sunshine and the constant Kansas wind, harvest is progressing quickly throughout central Kansas.

Day 1, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

Wheat harvest moved into the state of Kansas last week, with test cutting showing moisture levels were a bit high, but after a few days of hot, dry, windy weather, combines were in full force by the end of the week

U.S. Winter Wheat Production Up Less Than 1 Percent from May

Based on June 1 conditions, Kansas's 2017 winter wheat crop is forecast at 304 million bushels, down 35 percent from last year's crop.. Average yield is forecast at 44 bushels per acre, down 13 bushels from last year, according to USDA-NASS..

Kansas State University awarded funding for work with farmers in effectively managing groundwater

Kansas State University has received funding to further its work in managing groundwater a topic especially important in Kansas and other states where critical water resources are being depleted much faster than they're being replenished.

Kansas State University researchers identify new gene to resist wheat streak mosaic virus

Kansas State University researchers have identified a gene that will provide resistance to the wheat streak mosaic virus, a disease that is currently causing economic losses in Kansas fields.

Planting starting to wrap up, wheat harvest starting

As of Sunday, 96% of the U.S. corn crop is planted, 86% emerged and 68 good/excellent condition. Soybeans 83% planted, 55% sorghum planted. Winter wheat harvest 10% finished with condition 49% good/excellent.

Senator Thune Introduces ARC Legislation

Senator John Thune has introduced legislation intended to improve the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) Program. Thune is proposing that all ARC County payments be calculated using the payment rate for the county in which the land is physically located.

FCSAmerica Survey Provides Insight into Farmer Grain Marketing Practices

Farm Credit Services of America announced results of a survey it commissioned on the marketing practices of farmers across the Corn Belt. The results shed light on the practices used by grain producers who say they are satisfied with their marketing resul

USDA Farm Service Agency County Committee Nomination Period Begins June 15

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees begins on Thursday, June 15th. All nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the local FSA office by Aug. 1st.

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.

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