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Trade Mitigation Funds Will Benefit Export Market Development for U.S. Wheat Growers
Trade Mitigation Funds Will Benefit Export Market Development for U.S. Wheat Growers Crops | 02/02/2019

U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are pleased that U.S. wheat growers now have the opportunity to increase efforts to expand export market access with USDA’s Jan. 31 announcement awarding $200 million to 57...

Perdue and Moran Presented Top Sorghum Awards
Perdue and Moran Presented Top Sorghum Awards Crops | 01/30/2019

National Sorghum Producers conferred two esteemed leadership awards during its annual D.C. Fly-in this week in Washington, D.C. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was recognized as the first ever Sorghum Champion administrative recipient and Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) received NSP's...

EU Biodiesel Market Now Open to U.S. Soybeans
EU Biodiesel Market Now Open to U.S. Soybeans Crops | 01/29/2019

The European Commission made a couple of announcements important to U.S. soybean farmers. Conservation practices required for U.S. soybean production now meet European Union standards.

Peterson Preparing for Possible Second Shutdown
Peterson Preparing for Possible Second Shutdown Crops | 01/29/2019

House Agriculture Committee Chair Collin Peterson is trying to get out in front of another possible government shutdown. The first government shutdown temporarily shuttered Farm Service Agency offices across the country

Tariff Mitigation Payments May Not Be What Was Expected
Tariff Mitigation Payments May Not Be What Was Expected Crops | 01/28/2019

A senior USDA official says the amount of money sent to farmers to help mitigate the financial damage from the trade war may not be as much as expected.

Kansas Leaders Pine, Schwartz Receive Kansas Corn Impact Award
Kansas Leaders Pine, Schwartz Receive Kansas Corn Impact Award Crops | 01/27/2019

Two Kansas agriculture leaders, Roger Pine of Linwood, and Sharon Schwartz of Washington were honored as recipients of the Kansas Corn Impact Award, presented at the Kansas Corn Symposium.

U.S. Energy Outlook Report Underscores Need for Higher Ethanol Blends
U.S. Energy Outlook Report Underscores Need for Higher Ethanol Blends Crops | 01/25/2019

Federal forecasts in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s newly released Annual Energy Outlook 2019 underscore the importance of delivering cleaner, lower cost options to the fuel pump, said Chris Bliley, vice president of regulatory affairs at Growth Energy.

Farm Futures survey shows farmers mull more corn, fewer soybeans
Farm Futures survey shows farmers mull more corn, fewer soybeans Crops | 01/25/2019

Farm Progress’ Farm Futures latest producer survey of U.S. farmers reveals trade and price questions keep planting intentions in play for 2019.

Kansas Corn Growers Association Board, Officers Set
Kansas Corn Growers Association Board, Officers Set Crops | 01/25/2019

In a reorganizational meeting, the KCGA board elected a new slate of officers. Steve Rome, Hugoton, was elected president. Brent Rogers, Hoxie, was elected vice president. Harvey Heier, Grainfield, was reelected secretary. Kent Moore, Iuka, was elected treasurer.

USDA to Reopen Farm Service Agency Offices Nationwide
USDA to Reopen Farm Service Agency Offices Nationwide Crops | 01/23/2019

The Department of Agriculture will soon reopen Farm Service Agency offices nationwide. USDA has temporarily recalled all of the more than 9,700 FSA employees to keep offices open from 8 am to 4:30 pm weekdays beginning January 24th

Doubts About Overall Size of Brazil Soybean Harvest
Doubts About Overall Size of Brazil Soybean Harvest Crops | 01/15/2019

Dry weather appears to be having an impact on the potential Brazilian soybean harvest, at least according to some market watchers. A weak El Nino pattern brought dry weather to central and southern Brazil in December.

Soybean Yield Beats Trendline, Corn More Variable
Soybean Yield Beats Trendline, Corn More Variable Crops | 01/14/2019

U.S. corn and soybean yields between 2013 and 2018 are both well above trendlines. Corn yields were 8.2 bushels per acre above trendline, while soybean yields were 3.7 bushels per acre above trendline.