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Keller Elected U.S. Grains Council Chairman, First Woman To Hold The Office

Deb Keller, a farmer from Clarion, Iowa, was elected USGC chairman at the organizations 57th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting. She also made history as the first female selected for the role in the organizations nearly 60 year history.

Control Volunteer Wheat to Stop the Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus

On average, WSMV causes $75 million in losses to Kansas wheat farmers every year, but this year's losses were much higher. Wheat Streak Mosaic can cause a yield loss of more than 80 percent. Prevention is the only method to improve yields.

Mid-America Business Conditions Index Remains at Healthy Level

After rising to a six year high last month, the July Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index, a leading economic indicator for the nine-state region, fell to a still solid reading according the latest monthly survey results.

Advisory Teams, Delegates Deliberate USGC Strategy In Vancouver

Members and delegates of the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) deliberated priorities and activities during meetings Tuesday of the organizations Advisory Teams, commonly known as A-teams, as well as at a general session of the USGC Board of Delegates.

Japan Raising Tariff on U.S. Beef Imports

The government of Japan announced that rising imports of frozen beef in the first quarter of the Japanese fiscal year have triggered a safeguard, resulting in an automatic increase to the tariff rate under the WTO on imports of frozen beef from the U.S.

Kansas State University meat scientists looking at new ways to preserve bacon

Can a simple antioxidant bring more sizzle to Americans love affair with bacon? Kansas State University researchers think so, and they're setting off on a project to figure it all out. The university's research is funded by the National Pork Board

SCN Resistant Soybeans are Showing Some Problems

Iowa State University nematologist Greg Tylka says soybeans with Soybean Cyst Nematode resistance are becoming less effective. He calls it an alarming trend that sets the stage for even more yield loss to SCN in the future.

Corn Farmers Call for Faster Access to New Technology

Members of the National Corn Growers Association are calling for faster access to new biotechnology-enhanced crop traits. The move reflects growing frustration among NCGA members over excessive regulatory delays in the international marketplace.

EPA Formally Proposes WOTUS Withdrawal

The EPA & the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will formally propose to withdraw the Waters of the U.S. Rule, This move will mark the end of years of efforts by farm groups to get rid of something they called a burdensome federal overreach.

Southern Rust Confirmed in Corn in 14 Nebraska Counties

Southern corn rust has returned to portions of north central Kansas and moved into Nebraska. Extension specialists say now is the time to scout those fields.

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