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Ag Secretary, Lawmakers Discuss Crop Insurance

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recognized crop insurance as an important part of the farm safety net and said the program is critical to the country's food security during recent Senate testimony about the proposed USDA budget.

Day 8, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

While farmers in central Kansas may be celebrating good harvesting conditions and above average yields, farmers to the west are starting to cope with shattered harvest plans and wheat heads after a storm hurled up to softball sized hail on Tuesday night.

Trump Stops in Iowa

President Donald Trump pledged to include rural broadband in his infrastructure plan while in Iowa Wednesday. The President visited Kirkwood University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to talk agricultural technology,

Sorghum's Ability to Compensate for Poor Stand

One of the more difficult decisions growers must make is when to replant a crop. Fortunately, sorghum has the ability to compensate for poor initial stands or even from early season loss of plants due to hail or other adverse environmental or cultural ev

Harvest safety

To say farmers are busy during this time would be an understatement. Try to call one after 7 a.m. or before 10 p.m. and youll be wasting your time theyre not home. Theyre in the field or shop preparing for harvest.

Chairman Roberts Addresses KC Federal Reserve's 2017 Ag Symposium

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, discussed agriculture policy priorities for the 115th Congress and gave an update on the Committees work on the upcoming Farm Bil, at the Fed's Ag Symposium.

Day 7, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

On Day 7 of the Kansas Wheat Harvest reports, Combines are rolling on across Kansas as harvest slowly starts to inch north and west.

Joint Statement of Secretary Perdue (U.S.), Minister Lawrence MacAulay (Canada) & Secretary Calzada (Mexico) Regarding Trilateral Agriculture Meetings in Georgia

USDA Secretary Sony Perdue played host to the Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and the Mexican Secretary of Agriculture Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food in the Secretary's home state of Georgia.

Winter Wheat Harvest over One Quarter Complete

According to USDA-NASS as of Sunday, 28 % of the Winter Wheat harvest is complete nationally, Kansas is 22% finished. Soybean planting 96% wrapped up and sorghum planting 86% complete. 67% corn is good/excellent.

Long-term forecast: Weak farm income to limit Nebraska's economic growth

Weak farm income will continue to hamper Nebraskas economic growth during the next three years, according to a long-term forecast produced by the UNL's Bureau of Business Research & Nebraska Business Forecast Council.

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