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KDA Participates in Trade Mission to South Africa

MANHATTAN, Kan. — In April, the Kansas Department of Agriculture hosted a trade mission to South Africa to attend the Sorghum in the 21st Century Conference: Food, Feed and Fuel in a Rapidly Chan... Read More

Kansas State University and Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition sign research agreement

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University and Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition are joining forces to explore innovative plant nutrient products, technologies and opportunities to influence and advance grower practices and grower efficiency. Compass Mi... Read More

Husker researchers explore ways to use grape waste

Lincoln, Neb. — It's no secret that grapes are the primary ingredient in wine, but what happens to the parts of the grape that don't go into that bottle of Merlot? Roughly 20 percent of the grape, including the seed, stalk and skin, are not use... Read More

Campus abuzz with pollinator-friendly beds

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — If you notice this spring that campus is buzzing more than usual, that’s likely because of a new commitment to being mindful of bees and other pollinators, their habitat and nutritional needs, and how the campus can play a r... Read More

Soy Growers in D.C. to Talk Tariffs, Importance of Trade with China

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 25, 2018) — American Soybean Association (ASA) farmer leaders from across the country took to Capitol Hill today to talk with lawmakers about the potential impact of Chinese tariffs on U.S. soybeans. ASA President and Iowa f... Read More

Corn with straw mulch builds yield, soil carbon

How do you boost soil water content and soil health without irrigating? Best cover it with a layer of straw, a new study concludes.   Farmers in China’s Loess Plateau have for decades used both plastic and straw as a soil cover, or mul... Read More

Applications are Now Being Accepted for the  Valent and ASA Ag Voices of the Future Program

ST. LOUIS– The American Soybean Association (ASA) is now accepting applications for the Ag Voices of the Future program, sponsored by Valent USA. This program is for young people interested in improving their understanding of major policy issues th... Read More

Seven UNL students are set to begin summer internships sponsored by Nebraska Corn

LINCOLN, Neb. – As the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s spring semester winds down, seven students will soon be starting summer internship programs supported by the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Corn Growers Association. Although these interns... Read More

Under cover: June 5 bus tour will visit farms growing produce in high tunnels

OLATHE, Kan. – Until recently, Midwest farmers who grow fresh fruits and vegetables were limited to a relatively short growing season, thanks to cold, windy days at the beginning of the growing season and cold weather in the fall. The increasing us... Read More

Future's One USDA Crop Progress *AUDIO*

Audio of the report: http://post.futurimedia.com/krvnam/playlist/futures-one-usda-crop-progress-report-3994.html OMAHA (DTN) -- Soybean planting is on an average pace nationwide, but corn planting remains well behind average in the week ended Apr... Read More

SDDA Classifies Dicamba Products as Restricted Use Pesticides

PIERRE, S.D. – As of April 30, 2018, all pesticide products containing only dicamba, and having agricultural use labels, sold in South Dakota are classified as restricted use pesticides (RUPs). This includes over-the-counter herbicides that were p... Read More