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State Officials Urging Farmers to Control Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus Now

Kansas State University officials are joining in on a group effort to help Kansas farmers stop the spread of a destructive wheat disease that took a strong foothold in the state’s fields this year. ... Read More

Nebraska Soybean Grower Opens USSEC Trade Exchange in Omaha

Belden, Ne farmer Jim Miller, chair of the US Soybean Export Council, welcomes people from 58 countries to Omaha for the 2017 US Soy Global Trade Exchange.  During this 3 day conference, USSEC will continue to build preference for US soybeans in the... Read More

NSP Board Re-elects Officers and Members

The National Sorghum Producers board of directors elected officers and re-appointed three individuals to the board last week during its annual August board meeting. NSP board member Don Bloss of Pawnee City, Nebraska, was re-elected chairman and b... Read More

Corn Farmers Grow Leadership Skills through Training Program

Growers gathered in Minneapolis, Minn. last week for the first session of the NCGA Leadership Academy, co-sponsored by Syngenta. This year's class includes 15 aspiring leaders from nine states. Upon completion of the program in January, the participa... Read More

30-year study indicates Kansas sorghum needs to tap genetic diversity for future heat stress

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State University scientists have studied 30 years of sorghum production in Kansas and have concluded that the crop needs to exploit greater genetic diversity to handle heat stress should average temperatures rise in the futu... Read More

NAFTA Mexico Fact Finding Tour

The U.S. Grains Council will host a team of U.S. and Mexico-based and agriculture-focused media members to Texas and Mexico, August 6th-11th, to learn about the impact of U.S. corn exports to that market, including the critical role NAFTA plays in on... Read More

USDA Weekly Crop Progress- Report Remains Neutral for Corn, Soybeans

OMAHA (DTN) -- Corn condition improved slightly from the previous week while soybean condition was down by 1 percentage point, according to USDA's weekly Crop Progress report released Monday. USDA estimated that 62% of corn was in good-to-excellent ... Read More

New KSU Winter Wheat Varieties Available for Fall Planting

MANHATTAN, Kan. – In geographical terms, Kansas is a large, diverse state with significantly less annual average rainfall to the west than in the east, so a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work for crops grown in the state. To that end, Kansas... Read More

Dicamba Survey Available on the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Website

 PIERRE, S.D.- The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) encourages producers that believe they may have experienced damage due to dicamba this year to complete a survey on the department’s website, Dicamba is a broad sp... Read More

A Faster, Less Costly Way to Process Walnuts

The popularity of walnuts is growing among health-conscious consumers, but processing these nutrient-vitamin-rich nuts could use some tweaking. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have developed a method that uses infrared technology to im... Read More

Report Shows Shift to Legal Farm Labor

A new report by the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute finds the number of undocumented farm workers dropped over a 14-year period. Between 2000 and 2014, the report says undocumented workers in the agricultural sector dropped from 55 percent ... Read More