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KFB Natural Resources Award Applications Due May 15

Taking care of the land and its natural resources is something farmers and ranchers spend their lives continually working toward. To recognize those efforts, Kansas Farm Bureau honors families across ... Read More

Wheat Tour Participants to Scout for Rust and Viruses

Nearly 90 grain traders, government officials, reporters, millers and even a few farmers start the 2017 Wheat Quality Council's Hard Winter Wheat Tour on May 1. Over the three-day tour, they will canvass the state's wheat crop from Manhattan to Colb... Read More

Annual Forages and Windrow Grazing as an Alternative to Cash Grain Crops

The relationship between current grain prices and forage/pasture prices in western Nebraska is creating a scenario where forage crops may provide an economically viable alternative to a cash grain crop. From an economic perspective, at current market... Read More

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) from fields. Maize stover is used to make cellulosi... Read More

Nebraska Extension Field Crop Scout Training is May 10

Growers and industry representatives who want to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests are encouraged to register for Nebraska Extension's field crop scout training course May 10 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Eastern Nebraska Re... 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

CME Group plans variable storage rate for K.C. wheat futures

CME Group Inc said on Monday it plans to adjust its hard red winter wheat futures contracts, after some U.S. farmers said they had lost faith in the market because it was not converging with local cash prices. The exchange operator will implement ... Read More

Corn, Soybean Planting Considerations for this Week’s Cold Snap

With this week’s forecasted low temperatures projected to dip into the high 30s (°F) with potential rain events, growers have asked if/how germination will be affected for corn and soybean planted this week. Imbibitional (fast) water uptake occ... Read More

Cover Crop Field Day planned at K-State HB Ranch

HAYS, Kan. – Kansas State University will host a Cover Crop Field Day on Friday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the K-State HB Ranch in southeast Trego County. The ranch is at 39008 147 Highway in Brownell, Kansas. K-State researchers will discuss ongoi... Read More

Teff Hay Could Serve As Drought-Tolerant Forage For Dairy Cows

Researchers at Kansas State University may just have found a safety net for dairy producers during times of limited water availability or drought. Graduate research assistant Benjamin Saylor is reporting findings of a study showing that teff hay h... Read More