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Little Room for Farm Bill in Lame Duck
Little Room for Farm Bill in Lame Duck Features | 11/14/2018

The prospect of getting a farm bill finished in the lame duck session appears low, as there is much the conference committee must agree on. Lawmakers returned to work this week with a busy lame duck session in store, and...

AEM Releases Latest U.S. Ag Tractor and Combine Sales Report
AEM Releases Latest U.S. Ag Tractor and Combine Sales Report Features | 11/14/2018

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ October U.S. Ag Tractor and Combine Report shows overall sales remained positive year-to-date, although a few categories recorded October declines.

Kansas wheat planting 90% finished
Kansas wheat planting 90% finished Crops | 11/13/2018

In latest crop progress and condition report, Kansas wheat plating is 90% complete, Corn , sorghum and soybean harvest are behind schedule.

Nebraska harvest behind schedule
Nebraska harvest behind schedule Crops | 11/13/2018

Nebraska corn harvest at 77% complete, soybean harvest 94%, both behind schedule. Winter wheat 69% good/excellent and emerged at 96%.

Trump Veto Threat Not Taken Seriously
Trump Veto Threat Not Taken Seriously Features | 11/13/2018

As Congress is back in D.C., both House and Senate Ag leaders are promising to take action on a new farm bill during the upcoming lame-duck session. While the negotiations are in the stretch-run, questions remain on just how dug...

KDA–DWR Announces Water Use Report Paper Filing Fee
KDA–DWR Announces Water Use Report Paper Filing Fee Features | 11/13/2018

Water right owners in Kansas soon will be expecting a familiar letter in the mail, requiring them to submit a complete and accurate water use report to the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Water Resources.

Perdue Applauds Department of Labor Rulemaking on H-2A
Perdue Applauds Department of Labor Rulemaking on H-2A Features | 11/13/2018

U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue applauded the proposed rulemaking from the Department of Labor regarding the H-2A Visa Program. The proposed new rule would require American employers looking for temporary help to advertise their job openings to domestic workers online,...

U.S. Ag Coalition Heads to Cuba Despite Crackdown
U.S. Ag Coalition Heads to Cuba Despite Crackdown Features | 11/12/2018

A coalition of ag groups, agribusinesses, and related industries sent a group of representatives to Cuba for a three-day conference aimed at increasing sales and cooperation between the two nations.

USMEF Elects New Officer Team, Voices Support for U.S.-Japan Trade Negotiations
USMEF Elects New Officer Team, Voices Support for U.S.-Japan Trade Negotiations Livestock | 11/12/2018

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) concluded its Strategic Planning Conference in Long Beach, California, Thursday with the election of new officers for the coming year. Conley Nelson of Algona, Iowa, was elected USMEF chairman.

K-State vet urges livestock producers to be on the lookout for mycotoxins
K-State vet urges livestock producers to be on the lookout for mycotoxins Livestock | 11/10/2018

A Kansas State University veterinarian is urging the state’s producers to be especially diligent about monitoring for mycotoxins in livestock feed this winter on the heels of weather conditions that promoted their growth this fall.