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Tantanka wheat variety appears well suited for dryland farms in western Kansas

Through several years of testing, Tatanka performed well across Kansas, particularly in dryland fields in western Kansas. The new variety was developed by Hays-based Kansas State University wheat breeder Guorong Zhang.

White House Staffer Called Canada to Sway Trump on NAFTA

A White House staffer reportedly called an official in Canada last month to ask the nation to persuade President Donald Trump to not terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Roberts Suggests no New Farm Bill Funding

Leadership of the Senate Agriculture Committee indicated there would be no additional money to spend in the next farm bill while touting the cost savings from the most recent farm bill. During a farm bill field hearing in Michigan over the weekend,

Assessing the damage: 40 percent of Kansas wheat crop hit by spring snow

As usual, Mother Nature will take her time when it comes to revealing the extent of damage to the wheat crop from the spring blizzard that hit western Kansas at the end of April. The storm dumped as much as 21 inches of snow in some areas.

Farm Finance Averages Show Some Light, Despite Concerning Ag Debt

Nebraska Farm Business, Inc. recently completed its financial averages for 2016. These averages represent the 120 farms across the state participating in this financial analysis program. This provides a benchmark for their operations.

Farm Banks Increase Ag Lending 5% in 2016

Farm banks increased agricultural lending by 5.3 percent in 2016 and held $103.4 billion in farm loans at the end of the year, according to the American Bankers Associations annual Farm Bank Performance Report.

Five Years Later: Researchers say $25M grant has increased safety of U.S. beef

One of the lead researchers in a $25 million grant awarded five years ago says the nations beef supply is safer now from Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) than it was before the project started.

Wheat Quality Council Tour pegs Kansas winter wheat crop at 46.1 BPA

The 2017 Wheat Quality Council's Hard Winter Wheat Tour across Kansas wrapped up on May 4, as scouts traveled from Wichita to Manhattan. The three-day average over the fields that were calculated was 46.1 bushels an acre

Ag Lender Survey: Farm Profitability Down, Commodity Prices Top Concern

Nearly 90 percent of agricultural lenders have seen an overall decline in farm profitability in the last 12 months, according to a joint survey by the American Bankers Association and the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation.

May is Beef Month in Kansas

Many products get publicity and special recognition throughout the year, but in Kansas, if any product deserves its own month, its beef. Thats why Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has declared May as Beef Month

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