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Corn with a cover of grass

The phrase “a double-edged sword” describes something that is beneficial in some ways but problematic in others. One example is removing maize stover (the husks, stems and leaves of corn plants) f... Read More

NCTA‘s Rittenhouse and Smith are associate professors

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture faculty members Mary Rittenhouse and Douglas Smith of Curtis are among University of Nebraska personnel honored this week in Lincoln. The pair of professors are among honorees recognized on April 25 with a p... Read More

Man Arrested for NE Colorado Wildfire

Authorities have arrested a man suspected of starting a wildfire that scorched more than 30,000 acres, destroyed three homes and killed hundreds of head of cattle in northeastern Colorado. The Denver Post reports 39-year-old Patrick Svoboda was ar... Read More

Cool Weather in the Midwest Endangers Corn, Soybean Seedlings

ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- April is drawing to a close and farmers are itching to get planters rolling. However, a cool, wet trend moving across the Midwest this week puts corn and soybean seeds at a high risk of imbibitional chilling, agronomists warn... Read More

KDA Grant Supports Disposal of Orphaned Pesticide

The Kansas Department of Agriculture pesticide and fertilizer program recently received a grant from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Air to aid in the disposal of orphaned pesticide products. The grant was made possible by t... Read More

Some High Plains Farmers Struggling After Fires and Drought

Deep snow is melting into Western mountain streams, but some farmers and ranchers on the high plains are struggling amid a lengthy dry spell and the aftermath of destructive wildfires. A swath of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas has been in a dro... Read More

White House Takes Important First Step to Reining in the Antiquities Act

WASHINGTON (April 26, 2017) – The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association applaud the executive order signed today that calls for a review of designations made under the Antiquities Act by previous presidents. Dave E... Read More

Vomitoxin makes nasty appearance for U.S. farm sector

A fungus that causes “vomitoxin” has been found in some U.S. corn harvested last year, forcing poultry and pork farmers to test their grain, and giving headaches to grain growers already wrestling with massive supplies and low prices. The plan... Read More

FieldNET® by Lindsay Introduces New Irrigation Management Tool

Officials today announced the launch of FieldNET Advisor, a new tool from FieldNET by Lindsay. FieldNET Advisor uses patented technology to deliver growers the information they need to make faster, better-informed irrigation decisions. “FieldNET... Read More

Final Call for Angus Scholarship Applications

The deadline is quickly approaching to apply for scholarships through the Angus Foundation and American Angus Auxiliary. Applications must be postmarked by May 1. Angus youth should act now to ensure their materials arrive in a timely manner. The ... Read More

Cargill to Sell Remaining Two Feed Yards in Colorado and Kansas to Green Plains Inc.

Cargill has reached an agreement to sell its beef cattle feed yards at Leoti, Kan., and Yuma, Colo., to Omaha-based Green Plains Inc., a vertically integrated ethanol producer with existing feed yards at Kismet, Kan., and Hereford, Texas. The transac... Read More