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Crop Production Report for Nebraska & Kansas

NEBRASKA: Based on October 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2017 corn production is forecast at a record 1.68 billion bushels, down 1 percent from last year's production, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area to be harvest... Read More

USDA Lowers US Soy Ending Stocks, Bumps Corn Production, Yield

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- USDA pegged 2017-18 corn production at 14.28 billion bushels, on the high end of pre-report estimates and up 1% from the September forecast. The corn crop is expected to have an average yield of 171.8 bushels per acre, a 1.9-bushe... Read More

Bean Trait News

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Farmers hungry for new postemergence soybean herbicide technology will have another trait system to consider for 2018. Dow AgroSciences has announced it will do a stewarded introduction of Enlist E3 soybeans in collaboration wi... Read More

USDA Reports Preview

Some of you who watched the NFL's Monday Night Football game this week (the Minnesota Vikings beat the Chicago Bears 20-17, if you're interested) were probably doing so just to see the premier of the trailer for the new Star Wars movie, "The Last Jed... Read More

California Wildfires Impacting Wine Industry

Wildfires have ravaged California wine country, with more threats yet to come. Crews are fighting 17 wildfires that destroyed at least 1,500 homes, according to the Washington Post. The fires, as of Tuesday, had burned more than 73,000 acres in No... Read More

USDA Again Temporarily Suspends Continuous CRP Signup

Approval of new offers made under the continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup has again been temporarily suspended until sometime later in Fiscal 2018, according to USDA, and the processing of pending offers made before September 30 is c... Read More

Specialty Crop Survey Results Complete

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Recent years have seen increased enthusiasm for specialty crop agriculture, and opportunities for growth exist in this sector of agriculture throughout Kansas. To support and expand this growth in the specialty crop industry, the ... Read More

USDA Weekly Crop Progress- Corn, Soy Harvest Continues to Slip Further Behind Average Pace

OMAHA (DTN) -- Corn and soybean harvest continued to slip further behind the average pace during the week ended Oct. 8, according to USDA's latest Crop Progress report issued Tuesday. The report was delayed from its normal Monday release due to the C... Read More

Sugar's storage loans benefit many

Fall marks the start of the busy harvest season for sugarcane and sugarbeets across the country. In Florida, farmers hope for the best as they cut wind-blown cane from fields hit hard by Irma. In southern Louisiana, the dry weather in recent we... Read More

Kansas Corn Collegiate Programs Offer Students Opportunities to Explore the Corn Industry

Kansas Corn is committed to investing in future leaders of the corn industry. Kansas Corn has three programs to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to enhance their college education. Kansas Corn' collegiate program is compr... Read More

Precipitation Slows and Complicates Dry Bean Harvest

Dry bean harvest in the Panhandle is going slow this season. In many years dry bean harvest is completed by the end of September; however, this year precipitation events over the last several weeks have slowed harvest and have now brought it to a sta... Read More

Box Butte Reservoir dropping levels for construction this week

The Box Butte Reservoir will have its water levels lowered this week. The level will remain low for at least 12 months, as construction workers repair the dam’s toe drain system. "For them to be able to complete the work we have to drain the dam... Read More

Giant Pumpkin and Cabbage contest announces winners

TORRINGTON, Wyo. - Pumpkins and cabbage took center stage at the annual 2017 Giant Pumpkin Contest Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Goshen County Extension Office in Torrington, Wyo. “We have quite a few more pumpkins this year than last year,” Caleb ... Read More

Brazil Almost Out of Soybeans for Exporting

As is usually the case, Brazil produced a large soybean crop this year. The country has been exporting a lot of soybeans but has reached the point at which they don’t have many soybeans left to ship. A new report says that Brazil hit a new soybe... Read More