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Futures One Crop Progress Report *AUDIO*

Corn silking was pegged at 35% as of Sunday, July 21, still far behind the five-year average of 66%. Corn was rated 57% in good-to-excellent condition, down one percentage point from last week and way... Read More

Farm Pond Fishing

There’s something about being outside that soothes the soul. It doesn’t matter if you’re working, taking a casual stroll or just sitting on the porch watching the world go by. One of my favorite excuses to be out of doors is fishing. My fath... Read More

EPA Rejects Challenge of Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency rejected a key legal challenge Thursday to a pesticide linked to brain damage in children, saying environmental groups had failed to prove that a ban was warranted. The agency's defense of co... Read More

Financial Impairment on the Farm Webinar Offered July 30

Lincoln, Nebraska, July 22, 2019 – The I-29 Moo University consortium of Extension dairy specialists from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota will host a “Financial Impairment on the Farm” webinar from noon to 1 p.m. on July 30. The webi... Read More

USDA awards agricultural trade promotion funding

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $100 million to 48 organizations through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP) to help U.S. farmers and ranchers identify a... Read More

Biden plan seeks to boost rural America through investments

MANNING, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday sought to build on his appeal to rural voters with the release of a broad plan to revitalize rural America through investments in agriculture, rural economies and infrastru... Read More

Coroner: 2 workers who died in grain silo suffocated

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A coroner says two men who died after they were trapped in a silo filled with grain in Ohio suffocated. The Blade in Toledo reports Lucas County's coroner has ruled the deaths as accidental. The coroner identified the men w... Read More

USMEF Statement on Agricultural Trade Promotion Program Funding

On July 19, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the allocation of additional funding under USDA's Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP), a key component of the Trump administration’s trade mitigation package designed to addr... Read More

K-State professors earn animal science awards

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Three Kansas State University faculty members in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry were presented awards by the American Society of Animal Science at its annual meeting in Austin, Texas. Bob Goodband received the 2... Read More

U.S. Ethanol Plants Expected to Cut Output on Poor Margins, Oversupply

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. ethanol plants are expected to sharply curtail production in the weeks ahead as steep Midwest corn prices and the U.S.-China trade war have led to weak margins and oversupply, industry sources said. Margins to produce eth... Read More

China Makes Biggest U.S. Sorghum Purchase Since April as Trade Talks Resume

CHICAGO (Reuters) - China made its biggest purchase of U.S. sorghum since April last week, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data issued on Thursday, as Washington and Beijing revive discussions to end their trade war. The world’s top ... Read More