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K-State Soil Judging Team takes regional honors, qualifies for nationals

Kansas State Universitys Soil Judging Team placed 2nd at the 2017 Region 5 Soil Judging Contest on Sept. 29. By placing in the top two teams, K-State qualified for the National Soil Judging competition this spring in Tennessee.

FPF Analysis: New USDA Net Farm Income Figures Not Exactly What They Seem

The USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) recently released new figures for Net Farm Income (NFI) in the United States, and for the first time in 4 years the projected NFI reflects an increase from the previous year.

Global Ethanol Mandates: Opportunities for U.S. Exports of Ethanol and DDGS

Favorable market conditions and government policies led to a large global expansion in ethanol production from 2001-10. By 2016, an additional 26 countries had adopted blending mandates, according to a new report from USDA-ERS.

Deere wins trademark lawsuit in protection of green and yellow colors

A U.S. District Court in Kentucky has ruled in favor of Deere & Company in a lawsuit that was filed to protect use of the trademark green and yellow color combination on John Deere agricultural equipment.

EPA Ending "Sue and Settle"

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is touting a directive he signed this week to end the EPAs so-called sue and settle strategy, a practice agriculture groups opposed. Pruitt issued an Agency-wide directive Monday to end the pra

K-State teaming with other universities to offer 5-State Beef Conference

Kansas State University is teaming with several other universities, industry representatives and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to offer a 5-State Beef Conference in three locations in early November.

Marshall authors S.A.L.E. Act to protect livestock producers and sale barns

Congressman Roger Marshall has introduced the bipartisan Securing All Livestock Equitably (S.A.L.E.) Act, which will offer protections to sale barns and livestock producers from the recurring trend of defaults of livestock dealers

USDA decides not to move forward with proposed rules from GIPSA

The Trump administration has announced it will withdraw regulations related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move strongly commended by the National Pork Producers Council, which opposed the Obama-era rules.

Fall Harvest Progressing but still behind schedule

As of Sunday, according to USDA, nationally 28% of corn has been harvested, 49% soybeans and 40% sorghum. All as behind last year and the 5 year average. Winter wheat planting is 60% finished also delayed due to weather.

EPA Announces Dicamba Label Changes

The Environmental Protection Agency Friday announced new restrictions for dicamba-based herbicides, classifying dicamba as a restricted-use product. The EPA said that only certified pesticide applicators, or people under their supervision, will be allowed



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