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Bayer to invest $5.6 billion in new weed killing methods

BERLIN (AP) — German chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer says it plans to invest some 5 billion euros ($5.6 billion) over the next decade in developing "additional methods to combat weeds." ... Read More

WASDE Report & Prevented Planting -Trading Bits and Bytes with Jeff Peterson

The latest edition of Trading Bits and Bytes focuses on the recent WASDE Report and Prevented Planting. Jeff Peterson of Heartland Farm Partners joins Susan Littlefield to discuss the upside potential of the corn and soybean markets. USDA cut c... Read More

(Video) BigIron Reality's Fridays in the Field - Brenden and Lukas Fricke (06/14/19)

On this week's edition of BigIron Reality's Fridays in the Field, we meet Brenden and Lukas Fricke of Ulysses, Nebraska. The brothers operate a diversified farm in Bulter County.  They grow corn, soybeans and milo while raising pigs. In addition... Read More

Kansas Corn Announces 2019 State Corn Yield Contest

Kansas Corn is now accepting entries into the 2019 Kansas Corn Yield Contest. In its second year, the yield contest is open to Kansas Corn Growers Association members, and entry into the 2019 contest is free. “We have built this contest to promo... Read More

Growth Energy Intervenes in E15 Court Challenge

Growth Energy Wednesday filed a motion in a U.S. federal appeals court to intervene in a challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule allowing year-round E15 sales. The final rule is being challenged by the American Fuel and Petrochem... Read More

Report: Forecast more optimistic for Kansas wheat harvest

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A new government report forecasts an even more bountiful winter wheat harvest in Kansas than had been expected. The National Agricultural Statistics Service on Tuesday said the state's crop this year is forecast at 330 milli... Read More

Crop Scientists Looking for Ways to Beat the Heat

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Can a small circuit board, barely the size of a credit card, help the world’s wheat to beat the heat? Kansas State University researchers think so, and they say that they’ve built the world’s first facility to help them p... Read More

USDA Releases June Crop Production, WASDE Reports

OMAHA -- USDA on Tuesday released its June Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports. You can also access the full reports here: -- Crop Production: https://www.nass.usda.gov/… -- World Agricultural Supp... Read More

Tennessee State professor receives nearly $1M for crop study

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee State University agriculture professor has received almost $1 million to study how crops adapt to climate change. Jianwei Li  plans to use the funds from the National Science Foundation to study the effects o... Read More

Futures One Crop Progress Report *AUDIO*

When the door won't open you take the window. That may be the big take away from this week's Crop Progress Report. With a small window corn and soybean planting made leaps last week. Corn planting was 83% complete and the portion of the crop that had... Read More

Twenty-Year Study Nets Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University researchers have identified a gene that will further boost efforts to develop new wheat varieties capable of resisting Fusarium head blight (FHB), a fungal disease that threatens production worldwide. Th... Read More