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College Students Discover Opportunities at Kansas Corn Careers Events

Kansas Corn continued its Careers in Corn college tour with a recent stop in at Kansas State University. The tour's purpose is to connect current students with professionals and possible future employ... Read More

Researchers Look to Wild Sunflowers for Genetic Diversity

Beauty and utility in one bright package, sunflowers are one of just a few commercial crops with origins in the United States. Today, sunflowers are grown in more than 70 countries. The value of the global sunflower crop is estimated to be over $20 b... Read More

Stored Grain Needs Care as Temperatures Rise

OMAHA (DTN) -- With the arrival of spring -- and warmer weather -- farmers should pay extra attention to their stored grain to maintain its quality, experts say. Improperly stored grain can lead to quality issues as temperatures rise. Implementing s... Read More

KS Crop Progress Shows Wheat Behind Last Year

For the week ending March 19, 2017, temperatures averaged four to six degrees above normal in western counties but, a few degrees below normal in the eastern half of the State, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Kansa... Read More

US Group Seeks Better Access to China's Farm Market

An American business group appealed to China on Tuesday to ease import restrictions on agricultural goods including genetically modified seeds and other biotechnology, highlighting complaints Beijing blocks market access despite its vocal support fo... Read More

Land Values and Cash Rental Rates Drop

There are two major surveys of land values and cash rental rates that I use each year when fielding questions from clientele about the subject.  One is done by UNL Ag Economics Department and the other by the National Ag Statistics Service (NASS) of... Read More

ASA DuPont Young Leaders Explore Issues, Marketing During Training

St. Louis, Mo. (March 16, 2017), The 33rd class of American Soybean Association (ASA) DuPont Young Leaders completed their training, Feb. 28 – March 3, 2017 in conjunction with the annual Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show in San Antonio, ... Read More

Fertilizer Prices Turn Higher – Still Lower than 2016

Lower fertilizer prices have been an important source of crop budget improvements in recent years. From 2014 to 2016, a majority of corn production costs reductions came from lower fertilizer expense. Last fall, we noted that fertilizer prices w... Read More

Nebraska Corn Growers Association Accepting Applications for FLAGship Program

The Nebraska Corn Growers Association is now accepting applications for the second class of the FLAGship Program. The FLAGship Program is a scholarship program for future ag leaders in Nebraska. The Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA) will awar... Read More

Farm Advocates Ask Congress to Back Crop Insurance

A group of 59 wildlife, environmental, agricultural and farm credit advocates sent letters to Congress last week asking officials to back crop insurance during budget debates. “We respectfully urge you to protect crop insurance and recognize its... Read More

EPA Decision on Whether to Renew Approval of Glyphosate Expected This Year

Despite disagreements among members of a scientific panel reviewing the herbicide glyphosate for cancer connections, the final report of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency panel concludes there is "no reliable evidence of an association between g... Read More