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USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments Total Exceeds $9.6 Billion

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that over $9.6 billion in payments will be made, beginning this week, to producers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs

NAWG: State of the Ag Economy and Weather Conditions Show Need for Safety Net

Several like-minded groups held a Farm Bill policy reform Summit in Washington.These groups have proposed policy changes to the Farm Bill that are bad for farmers, the economy, and are misleading according to NAWG.

Mid-America Business Conditions Index Rises to Healthy Level

The October Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index, a leading economic indicator for the nine-state region stretching from Arkansas to North Dakota, climbed to a healthy reading, according to the latest monthly survey results.

And so it begins...Tax Reform

Many agriculture groups are being encouraged by several provisions in President Donald J. Trump's ta reform framework on Wednesday. There seems to be cautious optimism, but there is a long road to go before any vote is taken.

NAFTA Negotiation at Warp Speed, May Not Be Successful according to USTR

NAFTA Negotiation at Warp Speed, May Not Be Successful according to USTR Lighthizer said: we don't know whether we're going to get to a conclusion.

Kansas farmland values continue to slide

Kansas farmland values have dropped an average of 11 percent over the past two years, pulled down by lower grain and livestock prices and a dramatic drop in farm and ranch income.

USDA Predicting Larger Corn, Soybean Harvest

USDA expects a larger corn and a record soybean harvest in the most recent round of monthly reports. USDA is forecasting the average corn yield at 169.0 bushels per acre, and the soybean yield at 49.9 bushels per acre.

2017 Kansas Wheat Quality Report Released

Preliminary data for the 2017 crop year from 12,851 carlot samples from 51 counties showed an average test weight of 60.5 pounds per bushel, while the 10-year average, 2007-2016, was 60.7 pounds per bushel. Protein content averaged 11.6 percent

Secretary Perdue Announces USDA Improvements for Customer Service & Efficiency

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the realignment of a number of offices within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in order to improve customer service and maximize efficiency

September meetings provide opportunities to beef cattle ranchers

Kansas producers looking to add value to their beef cattle herds are finding success in the Sunflower Supreme program. A trio of meetings on Sept. 12 will provide ranchers with all the information they need to meet the Oct. 1 enrollment deadline.

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