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Aggie hosts win crops contest for 2-year colleges

Older and newer faces gathered in Curtis Friday for the Collegiate Crops Contest hosted at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. The Agronomy Department at NCTA, headed by Chair Brad Ramsdale, coordinated the contest for four 2-year colle... Read More

See For Yourself Bayou Tour - Day 2 Update

The Nebraska Soybean Board has taken a group of producers to New Orleans, Louisiana for the 2019 See For Yourself Bayou tour. Soybeans are frequently the top U.S. waterborne agricultural export through the New Orleans Port Region, with over 22 mil... Read More

Nebraska Farm Real Estate Values Continue Gradual Declines in 2019

The market value of agricultural land in Nebraska declined by three percent over the prior year to an average of $2,650 per acre according to the 2019 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey (Figure 1 and Table 1). This marks the fifth consecutive y... Read More

Kansas Corn statement on EPA's E15 proposed rule

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas Corn leaders made the following statement on EPA’s release today of the proposed rule to allow year-round sales of E15. “It’s good news for growers to see EPA moving forward on this proposed rule for year-round E15... Read More

Nebraska Soybean Board

The Nebraska Soybean Board is taking a group of producers to New Orleans, Louisiana for the 2019 See For Yourself tour. Soybeans are frequently the top U.S. waterborne agricultural export through the New Orleans Port Region, with over 22 million b... Read More

Syngenta scientists discover one-step genome-editing technique that accelerates seed breeding

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, – Syngenta researchers recently published a paper in Nature Biotechnology, an international science journal, detailing their discovery of a genome-editing technique called haploid induction editing (HI-Edit™) ... Read More

Illinois Soybean Association Facilitates Pivotal Step toward Sustainable Tuna Production

The global popularity of tuna consumption has resulted in overfishing of wild tuna species, such as the Pacific bluefin tuna, which is now at just three percent of its original population. To address this challenge, a collaborative effort is developi... Read More

KCGA disappointed in Kansas ties to ethanol study

MANHATTAN, Kan. — A flawed study that takes aim at the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was discussed in a Congressional staff briefing today in Washington DC hosted by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). Kansas Corn Growers Association leaders sa... Read More

Hemp Industry Looking at Establishing a Trade Association

A coalition of hemp farmers, farm service companies, processors, crop insurance agents and lenders, as well as other stakeholders, are looking at possibly establishing a trade association group. The Hagstrom Report says the goal is to have an organiz... Read More

Poultry Manure Reduces Nitrate Loss to Water in Iowa Study

Iowa State University researchers concluded from a long-term field study that poultry manure, when applied at a rate to meet crop nitrogen (N) requirements, can reduce nitrate loss and achieve equal or better yields in corn-soybean production systems... Read More


The Organic Farmers Association is a national membership body of American organic farmers. The Association’s mission is to provide a strong and unified national voice for domestic certified organic producers. Its purpose is to build and support a f... Read More

2,4-D resistance in Palmer amaranth

HAYS, Kan. —  A Kansas State University researcher is reporting the first-ever study confirming that Palmer amaranth has developed resistance to the herbicide 2,4-D, findings that may signal an important step in developing future controls for the ... Read More

Fort Report: Detasseling Detail

Dear Friend, This might seem like an odd time to write about the rituals of summer when the frozen ground is covered by seven inches of snow.  This time of year, however, is when the important niche rural business of corn detasseling makes plan... Read More

Fischer Responds to Reports That EPA Acted to Help Big Refineries

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, released the following statement today in response to reports that, under former Administrator Scott Pruitt, the EPA acted to help big refineries ... Read More