Ag Producers, Lenders Agree: Farm Bill Risk Management Tools are Essential

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, held a hearing, titled, Commodities, Credit, and Crop Insurance: Perspectives on Risk Management Tools and Trends for the 2018 Farm Bill.

Maintaining Approved Cover Required on CRP Acreage

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participants are responsible for ensuring adequate, approved vegetative and practice cover is maintained to control erosion throughout the life of the contract after the practice has been established.

U.S., China Sign Historic Agreement to Provide Market Access for U.S. Rice Exports

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reached agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the United States to begin exporting rice to China for the first time ever.

Determining When It's Time to Replace Thinning Alfalfa Stands

Now is a good time to check fields to determine if they need to be replaced, either with a new seeding this August or next spring. If weeds are becoming a problem, that is usually a good indication that the stand is getting thin and needs to be replaced.

Ricketts Launches Council to Grow Nebraska through International Trade

Governor Pete Ricketts, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA), and Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) have launched the Governors Council for International Relations at the 2nd Annual Governors Summit on Economic Development.

Day 17, The Final Kansas Wheat Harvest Report for 2017

Wheat's resiliency has been a common topic during this year's Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports. From lack of moisture to a late season snowfall, wheat for many farmers has managed to cling on, produce bushels and show the value of modern wheat genetic

Crop conditions lower on hot and dry conditions

As of Sunday, corn condition nationally is at 65 good/excellent down three points from last week, corn silking at 19 and soybean condition 62 good/excellent. Winter wheat harvest now 67 percent finished.

Day 15, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, wheat in Kansas is 73 percent harvested, below 76 percent last year and near 72 percent for the five-year average. Last week rainfall of one inch or more was measured in most counties.

NBB Considers Legal Action over Biodiesel Dumping

The National Biodiesel Board says it will consider all possible legal actions as it looks into what it calls a flood of biodiesel entering the country from Argentina.

Corn Acreage Still Tops in U.S., Wheat Acres lowest since 1919

Today, USDA reported corn acres in the U.S. are down percent from 2016, compared to last year planted acres are down in 38 of 48 estimated states. Soybean acres are estimated at record high. Wheat acres are lowest since 1919.

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

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