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Day 5, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

It's a race against storm fronts for many Kansas farmers who can take advantage of dry fields and mature wheat before the rain, and potential hail, falls.

Peterson Farm Brothers release "Residue"

The Peterson Farm Brothers have released have released their latest video "Residue," a parody of Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You."

Day 4, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

Mother Nature decided to hit pause on the Kansas wheat harvest with brief showers across the state. Fortunately for many western and central Kansas farmers, combines only came to a stop for a brief interlude as the hot sun quickly dried fields off.

Trump's proposed budget would cut crop insurance options for farmers

Farmers giving Farm Bill testimony have stated their number one farm safety net is the crop insurance program. Crop insurance targets payments only to farmers who have losses caused by drought, heat, wind, hail and other weather perils.

Gov. Ricketts, Ag Director Ibach Join Greater Omaha Packing to Load First Beef Shipment to China

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach joined Greater Omaha Packing (GOP) President Henry Davis to load the first box of beef from Nebraska destined for China.

Day 3, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

Variability is the name of the game throughout Kansas as harvest progresses through the state. Yields, test weights and kernel characteristics in south central and south eastern Kansas remain slightly above average.

Pace of Young, Beginning and Small Farmer Loans Slowing

In 2016, the pace of new lending to Young, Beginning and Small Farmers, or YBS loans, remained relatively flat, according to a new report by the Farm Credit Administration.

Final Acreage Reports Due July 15

In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers must file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline. The final 2017 Kansas acreage reporting date is July 15, 2017.

National Young Farmers coalition makes case for millennial farmer support in farm bill

Millennial farmer members of the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC), met with their legislative representatives in Washington, D.C., to advocate for support in the upcoming farm bill.

Kansas Producers Participate in Trade Mission to Costa Rica

KDA has partnered with the Costa Rican National Institute of Innovation and Transfer in Agricultural Technology (INTA) to demonstrate the benefits of utilizing U.S. beef genetics in the national herd of Brahman-based cattle.

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