Mid-America Business Index Falls to Three-Year Low Features | 12/09/2019

This is the third time in the last four months that the overall reading has fallen below a growth neutral 50.0. The Business Conditions Index, which ranges between 0 and 100, slumped to 48.6 from October’s 52.6.

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China Fuels October Pork Exports; Beef Exports Down from Last Year
China Fuels October Pork Exports; Beef Exports Down from Last Year Livestock | 12/09/2019

Strong demand from China bolstered U.S. pork exports in October, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Export Federation (USMEF), while October beef exports were below the very high totals posted a year ago.

Help Us Help Farmers: Support Wheat Research
Help Us Help Farmers: Support Wheat Research Opinion | 12/09/2019

As you are making your end of the year tax plans, we ask you to consider making a tax-deductible donation of cash to the Kansas Wheat Commission Research Foundation to further wheat research efforts at the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center....

Last Minute Demands Further Complicate USMCA Passage
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KLA elects Harry Moser and Jerry Kuckelman to leadership positions
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Members of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) elected Wheaton cow-calf producer Harry Moser as president during the group’s annual business...

President Directs Kudlow to Develop New RFS Plan to Meet 15 Billion Gallon Requirement
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The move is intended to assuage Midwest anger over the previously announced RFS plan.

Kansas Farm Bureau honors members and friends at 101st annual meeting
Kansas Farm Bureau honors members and friends at 101st annual meeting Features | 12/06/2019

Former Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey received KFB's Distinguished Service award. The organization also presented 13 Friends of Agriculture...

USDA Opening CRP Signup on December 9th
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The signup period ends on February 28th for general CRP, while the signup for continuous CRP is ongoing. Farmers and...

Trump; China Agreement has to Work for the U.S.
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During the NATO summit this week, Trump told reporters that trade talks with China are “going well.” He made those...

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