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Kansas Farmers Say Wheat Yields Lower Than Last Year

Harvest has been rolling in Sublette since June 16. Zach Laffrey, of McCoy Grain Co, says yields have been average for their area. He reported about 150,000-200,000 bushels of wheat have been taken in... Read More

Winter Wheat Harvest Now In Full Swing Across Kansas

According to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, for the week ending June 25, 2017, winter wheat harvest was in full swing across the state. Winter wheat condition rated 8 percent very poor, 15 poor, 31 fair, 40 good, and 6 excellent. Wi... Read More

Soybean, Spring Wheat Conditions Drop

Soybean and spring wheat conditions dropped last week, while corn conditions held steady from the previous week, according to USDA's weekly Crop Progress report released Monday. This week's crop progress report showed 4% of U.S. corn was silking, ... Read More

Member of House Ag Committee to visit western Nebraska

Congressman Donald Bacon Representative of Nebraska's 2nd District will be in western Nebraska June 24-25. Bacon is on the House Committee on Agriculture and is looking to broaden his knowledge of agriculture in the state. "I was raised on a co... Read More

China Trade Team Checks out Sorghum

A team of 12 Chinese grain buyers are visiting the Sorghum Belt this week to further develop and strengthen the relationships between Chinese sorghum buyers and U.S. suppliers. The team is composed of top leading sorghum professionals whose impo... Read More

NCGA Corn Board Elects Lynn Chrisp as Next Farmer to Help Lead Organization

The National Corn Growers Association's Corn Board has elected Lynn Chrisp of Nebraska to become the organization's first vice president for the next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. "I am deeply honored that my Corn Board colleagues chose ... Read More

Kansas Jury Awards $218M to Kansas Farmers in Syngenta Suit

A federal jury in Kansas has awarded nearly $218 million to farmers who sued Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety. Friday's verdict after a three-week trial in Kansas City, Kansas, involves four Kansas farme... Read More

Kansas Wheat Harvest Dodging Rains, Disease

Farmers near Radium, in Stafford County, are taking their combine passes in the fields slowly as they cut through dense, tough and abundant straw. Yields in the area are expected to be higher than average, but some fields planted earlier last fall ... Read More

Burn without concern

The USDA Forest Service in the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area (BWCWA) will continue to use controlled burns without worrying about fish health in associated watersheds, researchers say. “Fire is a part of this community,” said soil scie... Read More

NAGC Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

The National Agricultural Genotyping Center, championed by the National Corn Growers Association, marks its one-year anniversary today and it does so with a significant list of accomplishments of importance to corn farmers. NAGC's mission is to ... Read More

Last Homesteader’s tractor in Alaska rescued from wilderness

The Friends of Homestead National Monument of America is bringing home the Allis Chalmers tractor used by America’s last homesteader. Dr. C.T. Frerichs, a retired Beatrice family physician, is providing the Friends of Homestead a financial donat... Read More