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Chemigation certification training scheduled for western Nebraska

Nebraska Extension will conduct chemigation certification training sessions beginning in February through early April at Scottsbluff, Sidney, Bridgeport, Alliance and Valentine, as well as other sites... Read More

Arkansas lawmakers approve ban on disputed herbicide

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Friday approved banning an herbicide that farmers say has drifted onto crops where it wasn't applied and caused damage, but the prohibition still faces a legal challenge from a maker of the weed killer... Read More

Sweet Sorghum as an Ethanol Feedstock in Western Nebraska – Could It Happen?

It has been proposed that non-irrigated sweet sorghum might be grown in western Nebraska as a seasonal substitute for corn grain in corn ethanol plants. In the research summarized here1, we examine the economic feasibility of this possibility, based ... Read More

U.S. Farmers Assist With USGC Corn Quality Rollouts

The U.S. Grains Council is rolling out information on the quality of the 2017 corn crop to buyers and end-users around the world, aided in many cases by U.S. farmers who are sharing their own experiences growing new crop corn. The annual series of... Read More

Argentine drought seen cutting corn crop by up to 3.7 mln tonnes

BUENOS AIRES-(Reuters) - The drought in the heart of Argentina's Pampas grains belt is expected to reduce corn yields and cut up to 3.7 million tonnes from the projected 2017/18 harvest, local analysts said on Wednesday. Argentina, the world's No.... Read More

Research Examines Conservation Reserve Land

OMAHA (DTN) -- A study published this week contributes more details than previous reports on biomass crops most suited to bioenergy feedstock use and what long-term factors may affect their growth. A new long-term analysis conducted by 26 researcher... Read More

Arkansas legislative panel backs proposal to ban herbicide

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers recommended regulators move forward Tuesday with efforts to ban an herbicide that farmers in several states say has drifted onto their crops and caused damage, advancing the prohibition despite a lawsuit ... Read More

Nebraska Corn Board celebrates 40th anniversary in 2018

The Nebraska Corn Board is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018. Throughout its 40-year history, the state’s corn checkoff has remained committed to its mission of promoting the value of corn by creating opportunities. Instated in 1978 as pa... Read More

Jones named 2018 Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year

SAN ANTONIO,  -- A former Extension cotton specialist with a reputation for thorough, concise work and quick reporting was recognized last week as the 2018 Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year, an annual award sponsored by Bayer during ... Read More

Sorghum Checkoff Seeks Applicants for Leadership Sorghum

LUBBOCK, Texas –  The Sorghum Checkoff is accepting applications for Leadership Sorghum Class IV, a program designed to develop the next generation of sorghum leaders. During the 15-month leadership program, class members will be exposed to vario... Read More

Farmers Market Legal Toolkit Provides Free Resources to Build Strong, Accessible Markets for Communities

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt.–The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School, Farmers Market Coalition (FMC), and Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) today launched an online Farmers Market Legal Toolkit, a f... Read More