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Soybean, Spring Wheat Conditions Drop

Soybean and spring wheat conditions dropped last week, while corn conditions held steady from the previous week, according to USDA's weekly Crop Progress report released Monday. This week's crop progress report showed 4% of U.S. corn was silking, ... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR MONDAY JUNE 26, 2017

06-26-17 Central Valley Ag Elgin          Corn -     309       Beans - 820 Humphrey     Corn -    311    Beans - 827 Monroe      Corn -   311    Beans - 830 Oakland E. Hub    Corn -    311    Beans - 8... Read More

Maine Takes Lead in Food Sovereignty Movement

Maine Governor Paul LePage recently signed a bill into law that affirms the rights of cities and towns to regulate local food production in their areas. A Press Herald Dot Com report says that makes Maine the second state in the U.S. to allow consume... Read More

Nebraska Farm Bureau Awards Projects Grants to 4H and FFA Students

LINCOLN, NEB. – Nebraska Farm Bureau Student Project Grants were awarded to four deserving student Farm Bureau members in Hitchcock, Chase, Antelope, and Saline Counties. Each student was awarded one thousand dollars to be used to either begin or e... Read More

Moran, Manchin Call on FCC to Expand Broadband Access in Rural America

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) recently sent a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to move forward with the Remote Areas Fund (RAF). The senators urged the FCC to structure the RAF in ... Read More

New Survey Can Help with Land Lease Negotiations

The Kansas Department of Agriculture and the Agricultural Land Use Survey Center, based in the Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics, has published the results of the 2017 Kansas Bluestem Pasture Survey. The survey was conducte... Read More

Kansas Department of Agriculture Hosts ADT Forum in Manhattan

Ranchers, veterinarians, feedyard owners, livestock market owners, and other livestock industry professionals gathered at the K-State Alumni Center on June 22 for a forum to discuss challenges and solutions in animal disease traceability (ADT). The K... Read More

China Corn Acreage Down

BEIJING (DTN) -- There are very diverse survey reports in China recently, showing the disagreement of different organizations in corn crop acreage, but most of the reports showed that Chinese farmers may have cut more corn acreage. With summer... Read More

Minnesota Still Engaging With Cuba Despite Setback

Minnesota’s government and businesses are actively engaging in Cuba in areas like agricultural trade. This is despite a rollback in trade relations by U.S. President Donald Trump. Reuters reports that Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith is ... Read More

Sanderson Farms Sued Over Drugs in Poultry

Three of the bigger activist groups filed suit against Sanderson Farms, a major poultry-producing company. Politico’s Morning Ag Report says the Organic Consumers Association, Friends of the Earth, and Center for Food Safety all allege that the com... Read More

State, Local Officials Urge Inclusive Approach to WOTUS Rewrite

Any rewrite of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulation – which clarifies the waters and wetlands that fall under federal protection – should reflect differences in regional climate, geology and hydrology,... Read More

Thanks for the Opportunity!

It is with mixed feelings that I write my last weekly column.  I’ve been doing this for almost 30 years.  I’ve been the unit leader in one place or another for about 25 years.  Here is what I’d like to share as final thoughts. Ever since ... Read More

Roberts Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Help Farmers Purchase New Equipment and Replace Worn-Out Machinery

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) has joined Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) to introduce the bipartisan Agriculture Equipment and Machinery Depreciation Act to help farmers purchase new equipment and replac... Read More

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Brandon Benitz is joined by Doug Kristensen, the Chancellor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, for our weekly “Chat with the Chancellor” here in the Summer 2017 semester. This week, we talk about a new office opening on the UNK campus, ... Read More