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Early sugar beet harvest to run smoothly into regular harvest

Early harvest of the sugar beet crop has been underway since Sept. 4. The weather has been mild and hot, but the beets haven’t been affected. “Weather doesn’t really affect us in early harvest, as we only purchase enough beets to say ahead o... Read More

Compete on soybean yield, value

TOPEKA, Kan. — As fall harvest ramps up, farmers should think about the annual Kansas Soybean Yield and Value Contests. Entries must be postmarked no later than Dec. 1. Kansas State University (K-State) Extension personnel or a designee must wi... Read More

Canada Farmers Say Dairy Not a Bargaining Chip in Negotiations

Talks between Canada and the U.S. regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement are intensifying in Washington, D.C. Bloomberg says Canadian dairy farmers recently told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau not to use access to the protected Canadian dai... Read More

Sen. Fischer talks trade, Opioid Crisis, Prescription drug costs and Future Senate topics with RRN

U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer touched on several topics in an interview with the Rural Radio Network at the KRVN Radio studios on Thursday September 20th.   KRVN News Director Dave Schroeder hosted the interview.  International trade is an issue she close... Read More

Sen. Moran Advocates for Relocating USDA’s ERS and NIFA to Kansas

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today urged U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to consider Kansas as a relocation site for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) and National... Read More

Nebraska Corn reminds ag workers, rural residents and visitors to be safe this harvest season

LINCOLN, Neb. – As combines pop up in fields across the Midwest, the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Corn Growers Association encourage farmers, as well as local residents and visitors, to take a second for safety in rural areas this harvest seaso... Read More


09-20-18 Central Valley Ag Elgin Corn - 301 Beans - 722 Humphrey Corn - 304 Beans - 724 Monroe Corn - 304 Beans - 729 Oakland E. Hub Corn - 302 Beans - 727 Royal Hub Corn - 301 Beans - 727 Wakefield Corn - 297 Beans - 722 West Point Corn - ... Read More

EPA Releases Waivers Information Online

OMAHA (DTN) -- EPA on Thursday released aggregated annual data on small-refinery exemptions to the Renewable Fuel Standard, as well as waiver requests for current and future years. Earlier this year, EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler told memb... Read More

This week in history:  Farm Aid III fills Memorial Stadium

The year: 1987.   The venue: Memorial Stadium. The lineup included Wille Nelson, Neil Young, Vince Gill, among others. The purpose was was to save the family farm. ---- September 19th was the 31st anniversary of Farm Aid III,  an e... Read More

Colorado meatpacker recalls ground beef after E. coli death

A Colorado meatpacker is recalling more than 132,000 pounds (60,000 kilograms) of ground beef after an E. coli outbreak killed one person and sickened 17. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday the beef was produced and packaged at Carg... Read More

NBB, ASA Ask President Trump to Support Biodiesel Producers, Soy Farmers

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and the American Soybean Association (ASA) wrote President Donald Trump asking that he “provide additional help to the nation’s farmers and rural communities by supporting policies that expand production and use... Read More

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Horses in Kansas

The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health has received notification of multiple confirmed cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in horses across the state over the past few weeks. Confirmed cases have been reported in Lyon, Seward, Neos... Read More

Iowa Allowed To Join WOTUS Lawsuit

A North Dakota federal judge says Iowa can temporarily stop enforcing the 2015 Waters of the U.S. rule. The Associated Press says several ag and business groups challenged the law in court, seeking to halt its implementation. A news release from I... Read More


09-19-18 (Sorry, delayed because of tech issues yesterday.)   Central Valley Ag Elgin Corn - 294 Beans - 702 Humphrey Corn - 297 Beans - 704 Monroe Corn - 297 Beans - 709 Oakland E. Hub Corn - 295 Beans - 707 Royal Hub Corn - 294 B... Read More