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Fall harvest just about done, Winter Wheat condition 50% Good/Excellent

The last crop progress and condition report for the year from USDA-NASS shows corn and sorghum harvest 95% complete with 92% winter wheat emerged and condition at 50% good/excellent down 2 points from last week.

EPA Maintains RFS Point of Obligation Requirement

The EPA decided to maintain the Renewable Fuels Standard Point of Obligation. EPA administrator Scott Pruitt followed through on a promise to a group of Midwest senators that he would deny a petition from oil refiners to change the point of obligation.

Some Corn Belt Farmland Values are Stabilizing

Although its not region-wide, there are some signs that farmland values in the Corn Belt have begun to stabilize. A Top Producer report says Iowa farmland values rose two percent in the six months prior to September

All Kansans, not just farmers, affected by NAFTA, Trade

Kansas Association of Wheat Growers President, Ken Wood of Chapman says , as a Kansas wheat farmer, he is proud that faremers produce food to feed the world, but lately the rhetoric about trade coming out of Washington has him concerned..

Livestock Haulers Get Waiver From ELD's Regulation

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted drivers who haul livestock a 90-day waiver from a regulation that could have negative effects on animal well-being, a move hailed by the National Pork Producers Council.

Rural Mainstreet Index Indicates Economic Weakness

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index dipped from Octobers weak reading and remained below growth neutral, according to the November monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a 10-state region dependent on agriculture and/or energy.

Updated Agricultural Economic Impact Reports by Kansas County Available

The Kansas Department of Agriculture has recently updated economic impact of agriculture by county. , the interactive map can be used to find the agricultural economic facts for each of the 105 counties in Kansas at

Beef Checkoff Relaunches Iconic Brand

Americas beef farmers and ranchers are leveraging the strong equity of Beef. Its Whats For Dinner. to reintroduce the brand to a new generation of consumers.

Over 180 Groups Call on House to Preserve Section 199, Ensure Farmers Do Not Face Tax Increase

Over 180 agricultural organizations, cooperatives and other agribusinesses have sent a letter to the House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi opposing repeal of the Domestic Production Activities Deduction, also known as Section 199.

Senator Flake puts hold on Doud nomination to USTR

Arizona Republican Jeff Flake has put a hold on the confirmation of Gregg Doud, President Trumps nominee to be the U.S. Trade Representatives Chief Agricultural Negotiator. Politico says the hold involves concerns surrounding a controversial produce prop

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