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Next Round of NAFTA Talks moves to Mexico City

The first round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement are finished and the next two rounds are already on the schedule.Negotiators will head to Mexico City for the next round of talks September 1-5.

73 percent of U.S. Farmers use computers on their farms

According to a report released by USDA-NASS 73% of U.S. farmers have computer access on their farm, Kansas the number is 72 while in Nebraska it is 78. DSL or Digital Subscriber Line is the most common method of connecting to the internet.

August Rural Mainstreet Index Falls Below Growth Neutral

After plummeting in July, the Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index increased slightly for August, but remained below the 50.0 threshold according to the latest monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a 10-state region dependent on agriculture

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

55 Public University Ag Deans Express Strong Support for Continued Robust U.S. Agricultural Exports

Ahead of the discussions on adjustments to NAFTA, a group of 55 agriculture deans from public universities across the country send a letter to key people outlining the vital importance of NAFTA to the agricultural community.

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.

Poll: Tax Reform Needed for Farmers and America

A commanding majority of American voters support tax reform, a nationwide poll shows, while most voters also support tax changes that would benefit Americas farm and ranch families.

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.

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