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Effects of a freeze on forages

LINCOLN — If you haven’t experienced a freeze yet this fall, you soon will. And remember, a freeze can cause hazards for using some forages. When plants freeze, changes occur in their metaboli... Read More

NeFU Completes Transfer of Big Red Worms Business to Cook Grow Sew

LINCOLN– Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) president John Hansen announced the completion of the financial and management transfer of Big Red Worms, a wholly owned project of Nebraska Farmers Union Enterprises, LLC to Cook Grow Sew, LLC. The official t... Read More

Nebraskan & Kansan Among Irrigation Association announces newly elected directors

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA (Oct. 13, 2017) – The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce the results of its Board of Directors elections: Barbara Booth, president of Rivulis Irrigation Inc. (San Diego, CA) Michael Dukes, PhD, PE, CID, professor ... Read More

Bayer signs agreement to sell selected Crop Science businesses to BASF for EUR 5.9 billion

Leverkusen, October 13, 2017 – In light of the planned acquisition of Monsanto, Bayer has signed an agreement to sell selected Crop Science businesses to BASF for EUR 5.9 billion. The assets to be sold generated net sales of approximately EUR 1.3 ... Read More

Crop Production Report for Nebraska & Kansas

NEBRASKA: Based on October 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2017 corn production is forecast at a record 1.68 billion bushels, down 1 percent from last year's production, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area to be harvest... Read More

USDA Lowers US Soy Ending Stocks, Bumps Corn Production, Yield

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- USDA pegged 2017-18 corn production at 14.28 billion bushels, on the high end of pre-report estimates and up 1% from the September forecast. The corn crop is expected to have an average yield of 171.8 bushels per acre, a 1.9-bushe... Read More

Bean Trait News

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Farmers hungry for new postemergence soybean herbicide technology will have another trait system to consider for 2018. Dow AgroSciences has announced it will do a stewarded introduction of Enlist E3 soybeans in collaboration wi... Read More

USDA Reports Preview

Some of you who watched the NFL's Monday Night Football game this week (the Minnesota Vikings beat the Chicago Bears 20-17, if you're interested) were probably doing so just to see the premier of the trailer for the new Star Wars movie, "The Last Jed... Read More

California Wildfires Impacting Wine Industry

Wildfires have ravaged California wine country, with more threats yet to come. Crews are fighting 17 wildfires that destroyed at least 1,500 homes, according to the Washington Post. The fires, as of Tuesday, had burned more than 73,000 acres in No... Read More

USDA Again Temporarily Suspends Continuous CRP Signup

Approval of new offers made under the continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup has again been temporarily suspended until sometime later in Fiscal 2018, according to USDA, and the processing of pending offers made before September 30 is c... Read More

Specialty Crop Survey Results Complete

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Recent years have seen increased enthusiasm for specialty crop agriculture, and opportunities for growth exist in this sector of agriculture throughout Kansas. To support and expand this growth in the specialty crop industry, the ... Read More