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Farmers and ranchers can't afford a trade war

U.S. Senator from Kansas, Jerry Moran has penned an op-ed which first appeared in the publication, The Hill. It talks about how farmers in his home state and others cannot afford a trade war.

USDA Under Secretary Northey tours south central Kansas

Lt. Governor Tracey Mann hosted Bill Northey, the USDA Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service, on a trip to south central Kansas on Friday, April 6, to visit drought-affected fields and to speak with farmers and ranchers in the area.

U.S. and China Stumbling Into Trade War

As expected based off recent events, the U.S. and China are headed for a trade war at the cost of U.S. farmers. China has included soybeans in its latest proposed retaliatory tariffs, following other ag products such as pork and ethanol.

Mid-America Economy Ends First Quarter on High Note:

The March Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index, a leading economic indicator for the nine-state region stretching from Arkansas to North Dakota, jumped to a very strong reading pointing to healthy growth for the next three to six mon

ABA Farm Bank Report: Ag Lending up 6 Percent in 2017

U.S farm banks increased agricultural lending by nearly 6 percent, or $5.9 billion, to $106 billion in 2017, according to the American Bankers Associations annual Farm Bank Performance Report.

Trade War Prospects Weigh Heavy On Rural U.S.

Despite the challenges, there are abundant opportunities for U.S. agriculture this year amid drought in South America and growing export prospects; however, those opportunities are at risk according to the latest Rural Economic Review from CoBank.

Kansas Winter Wheat 49% Poor/Very Poor

According to USDA-NASS as of Sunday, 49% of Kansas winter wheat crop is in the poor/very poor category. 38% fair and 13% good/excellent. Topsoil moisture is 69% short/very short and Subsoil moisture supplies are 72% short/very short.

Nebraska Winter Wheat 51% Good/Excellent as of end of March

At the end of March, Nebraska winter wheat is 10% excellent, 41% good, 42% fair and 7% poor/very poor. The weekly crop progress reports will begin next Monday, April 2nd.

CattleFax Supporters, Staff Look Back on 50

Challenges to profitability in the cattle industry have been relentless throughout its history. Over the past 50 years, however, an organization created by cattle producers has helped effectively address those challenges.

Farmer2Farmer Conference in Omaha

Second Annual Farmer2Farmer Conference focuses on Entrepreneurship



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