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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

Wheat Farmers Now Contending with Weeds Left After Harvest

MANHATTAN, Kan. – As the Kansas wheat harvest winds down, farmers likely are turning their attention to another bit of business in those same fields. “With all the moisture we’ve gotten in the state this spring and summer, the weeds have come ... Read More

Farmers could lose more than half of crops before irrigation restored

It could be three to four weeks before irrigation users in the Goshen and Gering-Ft. Laramie Irrigation Districts have water again. A natural disaster involving a tunnel collapse and canal wall washout on the Ft. Laramie Canal west of Lingle, Wyo.... Read More

OMB Finishes Review of USDA's Trade Mitigation Payments Plan

The White House's Office of Management and Budget recently completed its review of the second tranche of its trade relief package in response to trade retaliation against U.S. agriculture, indicating that the program specifics will likely be released... Read More

ADM CFO Sees Challenges Ahead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (DTN) -- Archer Daniels Midland Company Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Ray Young said he's confident the U.S. will come to a trade agreement with China. "The issue is when we'll get towards a trade deal, and that's the u... Read More

Cattle on Feed and Cattle Inventory Numbers Released

United States Cattle on Feed Up 2 Percent Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.5 million head on July 1, 2019. The inventory was 2 percent above July... Read More

EPA Rejects Calls to Ban Chlorpyrifos

OMAHA (DTN) -- The EPA will not ban the insecticide chlorpyrifos, the agency ruled on Thursday, in response to a court order handed down in April. An EPA spokesperson, however, told DTN on Friday the agency will expedite an ongoing review of chlorpy... Read More

VIDEO: Big Iron Realty's Fridays in the Field in Pender, Neb.

Chad Moyer visits with Pender, Nebraska, farmer Brent Svoboda for this week's Big Iron Realty's Fridays in the Field. Svoboda provides an update of fieldwork he's done since his last segment and shares the status of his crops' current conditions. ... Read More

Senator Urges Delay in ERS, NIFA Move

OMAHA (DTN) -- So far, most employees at the Economic Research Service and the National Institute for Food and Agriculture are not making the move to Kansas City as part a reorganization. As a result, some members of the Senate Agriculture Committee... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Encourages Participation in Trade Mission to Germany

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts encourages ag producers and businesses across Nebraska to consider joining the November 9-16, 2019 International Trade Mission to Germany.  Officials from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) and... Read More

Governor appoints Director of Kansas Water Office

Governor Laura Kelly appointed Earl Lewis as Director of the Kansas Water Office. “Earl has proven to be a skilled and knowledgeable leader when it comes to water conservation and other important issues related to this precious resource,... Read More

VIDEO: Hemp, Hot Dogs & Hot Temps -- Friday Five (July 19, 2019)

Hemp, hot dogs and hot temperatures made the headlines this week. Did you know that hot dogs served on the moon were specially produced for a reduced gravity environment?  Today there are earth-bound hot dogs for everyone earthly creature! Bry... Read More

Deere Announces Registered Apprenticeship Program

A new apprentice program by John Deere gives ag equipment dealers more options to address the shortage of service technicians. Deere announced this week it has received approval from the U.S. Labor Department for its new Registered Apprenticeship ... Read More

Day 15, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

This is day 15 of the Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the Kansas Grain and Feed Association. Fields of wheat that are not yet harvested are fewer and farther betw... Read More