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While Farmer Frustration Grows, They Still Seem to Support Trump
While Farmer Frustration Grows, They Still Seem to Support Trump Features | 08/31/2019

Only six percent of farmers who voted for Trump say they wouldn’t back him if the elections were held today. Even two percent of Hillary Clinton voters in 2016 now say they’ll support Trump in 2020.

Nebraska LEAD Announces 2019-2021 Fellows
Nebraska LEAD Announces 2019-2021 Fellows Features | 08/31/2019

The newest members of Nebraska's premier two-year agricultural leadership development program are involved in production agriculture and/or agribusiness in Nebraska.

Growth Energy Demands Immediate Action to Restore Biofuel Demand
Growth Energy Demands Immediate Action to Restore Biofuel Demand Crops | 08/31/2019

Growth Energy, the nation’s largest ethanol association, Friday called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to restore biofuel demand lost to oil industry handouts in comments on the agency’s final 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO)

Trump Says Farmers will be Happy with Ethanol Package
Trump Says Farmers will be Happy with Ethanol Package Crops | 08/30/2019

On Twitter, Trump says “it will be a giant package, get ready.” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue at the Farm Progress Show this week said President Trump would announce details within the next couple of weeks.

New weather station marks latest improvement in statewide system
New weather station marks latest improvement in statewide system Features | 08/30/2019

The Rossville station is one of 62 weather stations across the state that make up Kansas Mesonet, an expanding network of stations that collects weather and climate data.

U.S. Pork Industry Receives USDA Grant to Open ASF Dialogue in Asia
U.S. Pork Industry Receives USDA Grant to Open ASF Dialogue in Asia Livestock | 08/30/2019

The global outbreak of African swine fever (ASF), a disease affecting only pigs with no human health or food safety risks, is growing, with new cases appearing throughout Southeast Asia and China

Grain Elevators Facing Market Volatility Amid Corn Crop Uncertainty
Grain Elevators Facing Market Volatility Amid Corn Crop Uncertainty Crops | 08/30/2019

After U.S. corn farmers suffered historic planting delays from nonstop rains this spring, the crop is late in maturing, especially in states across the eastern Corn Belt. Those delays could lead to major losses in crop production this fall and...

National Festival of Breads featured at Kansas State Fair
National Festival of Breads featured at Kansas State Fair Crops | 08/30/2019

Kansas Wheat will once again host a special tribute to the wheat industry in the Pride of Kansas Building during the entirety of the Kansas State Fair.

Secretary Perdue Appoints Producers to Sorghum Checkoff Board
Secretary Perdue Appoints Producers to Sorghum Checkoff Board Crops | 08/29/2019

Jeff Zortman from Fowler and Kendall Hodgson from Little River are two of the new members of the USCP Board

Trump to announce new biofuel policy
Trump to announce new biofuel policy Crops | 08/29/2019

Ag Secretary Perdue, while at the Farm Progress Show announced the White House will announce a plan to boost demand for biofuels. No time table was given.

Secretary Perdue Statement on Beef Processing Facility in Holcomb, Kansas
Secretary Perdue Statement on Beef Processing Facility in Holcomb, Kansas Livestock | 08/28/2019

Perdue said he has directed USDA’s Packers and Stockyards Division to launch an investigation into recent beef pricing margins to determine if there is any evidence of price manipulation, collusion, restrictions of competition or other unfair practices.

Unique public-private research maps the future for dryland crops
Unique public-private research maps the future for dryland crops Crops | 08/28/2019

The worsening reality of water scarcity means research and increased production of dryland crops such as sorghum, millet and other “ancient grains” is a race against time.