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The Good, Bad and Ugly when spraying new herbicides' formulations in soybeans

The Good, Bad and Ugly when spraying the new herbicides' formulations on soybeans was one of the topics at this years Soybean Management Field Days. Yes, dicamba is a big part of the conversation.

Farm Economy Softens Further, But Shows Signs of Stabilizing

The prolonged downturn in the farm economy continued in the second quarter of 2017. However, data from the Kansas City Feds Survey on Agricultural Credit Conditions shows the farm economy may finally be starting to stabilize.

Wheat Streak Mosaic is timely issue at WheatU event

Dr. Erick De Wolf, professor of plant pathology at Kansas State University, was the keynote speaker at WheatU and his topic was a timely one - "Wheat Streak Mosaic, an old enemy with devastating impact."

Early season crop stress effects on production, insects and seedling diseases in soybeans

At the 2017 Soybean Management Field Days, UNL Plant Pathologist Dr. Loren Giesler and his colleagues discussed early season crop stress effects on production, insects and seedling diseases.

Kansas Corn Listening Tour Is Making Stops in August

Kansas Corn's District Listening Tour is making six stops this month in Hutchinson, Towanda, Atchison, Atwood, Scott City and Ellsworth. This is the second year for the listening tour.

USDA Lowers Corn Production, Increases Soybean Yield

Corn production is forecast at 14.2 billion bushels, down 7 % from last year. Yields are expected to average 169.5 bushels per acre, down 5.1 bu. from 2016. If realized, this will be the third highest yield and production on record for the U.S.

DuPont Acquires Ag Software Company Granular

DuPont announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire San Francisco-based Granular, Inc., a leading provider of software and analytics tools that help farms improve efficiency, profitability and sustainability.

KLA/K-State Ranch Management Field Days coming up

The historic Black Diamond Angus Ranch, also known as Warner Angus Ranch, will host the first 2017 Kansas Livestock Association (KLA)/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day August 17 near Spearville.

U.S. Corn and Soybean rated 60% Good/Excellent

Latest crop progress and condition report from USDA-NASS shows nation's corn and soybean conditions at 60 % good/excellent. Winter wheat harvest is just about wrapped up for the year.

Congressman Marshall announces 2017 Farm Bill Listening Tour

Congressman Roger Marshall has announced a 2017 Farm Bill Listening Tour across Kansas' Big First Congressional District. He will stop in ten counties and will focus on trade, nutrition, commodity programs, and other issues.

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