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Storms Ravage Custer County With Hail, High Winds

Two slow moving storm systems hit Custer County, Nebraska hard Saturday night as it moved southeast across the central and southern part of the county. Crops were particularly hard hit in the area as pea to golfball sized hail piled on the ground ... Read More

Wheat Streak Mosaic is timely issue at WheatU event

Nearly 250 Kansas wheat farmers met in Wichita, Kansas, on August 8, 2017, for the WheatU event, sponsored by High Plains Journal and Indigo Ag. Dr. Erick De Wolf, professor of plant pathology at Kansas State University, was the keynote speaker ... Read More

Water and Crops Field Day Offered Aug. 24 in North Platte

Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Water Balance Alliance will host a water and crops field day on Aug. 24 at the West Central Research and Extension Center, 402 W. State Farm Road, North Platte. Conversations on the Cutting Edge is the theme for th... Read More

ASA Works to Find Answers on Herbicide-Related Damage

Following reports of dicamba-related damage to soybean crops, American Soybean Association (ASA) President and Illinois farmer Ron Moore releases the following statement committing the association’s resources to the pursuit of a solution: “The... Read More

USDA Trims Corn Yield to 169.5 BPA, But Above Analysts Estimates

USDA trimmed its estimate of the average U.S. corn yield to 169.5 bushels per acre (bpa), down from 174.6 last year, but well above pre-report estimates. That nudged the agency's new-crop corn production estimate down to 14.2 billion bushels, down fr... Read More

Pollinator Field Day Aug. 18 in Tekamah

Those interested in learning about pollinators are encouraged to attend Nebraska Extension’s pollinator field day Aug. 18 at the First Northeast Bank of Nebraska, 448 S. 13th St., Tekamah, Neb. Over 75 percent of all flowering plants and crop... Read More

Kansas Corn Listening Tour Is Making Stops in August

Kansas Corn's District Listening Tour is making six stops this month in Hutchinson, Towanda, Atchison, Atwood, Scott City and Ellsworth. This is the second year for the listening tour that takes Kansas Corn farmer leaders and staff to each of the n... Read More

(VIDEO) Soybean Management Field Days Head Across Nebraska

Nebraska Extension Educators are trekking across Nebraska this week for their annual Soybean Management Field Days. The field days, hosted by the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, cover everything from weed control to marketing and planting to wate... Read More

USDA Designates 15 Counties in South Dakota as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

In response to a request from Jamie White, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in South Dakota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 15 counties in South Dakota as primary natural disaster areas due to lo... Read More

Report: Spongier Soils Can Help Farmers, Communities Combat Floods and Droughts

Adopting No-Till Farming, Cover Crops and Perennials Among Other Practices Could Increase Soil’s Ability to Retain Water, Cut Storm Runoff by 15 Percent Farming practices that keep soil covered year-round can reduce the damage caused by both flood... Read More

Growing In-Demand Soybeans Can Boost Profitability for Farmers

High oleic soybeans growing on 650,000 acres in 2017 The farm economy has been in a holding pattern for years now, and managing for the future is more important than ever. On his family farm in the Shenandoah Valley, Marty Kable has had to make some... Read More

USDA Report Preview-Change Is Coming

I recall the collective groan from U.S. agriculture following USDA's July Crop Production reports, an involuntary response to the government leaving 2017 yield numbers unchanged from June. But, if we recall, it could hardly be otherwise. USDA uses tr... Read More

Nebraska Soybean Board Election Results

The Nebraska Soybean Board held an election in July for the Director Seats in District 5, 7 and At-Large. Nebraska soybean farmers in those districts (5 & 7) voted with the following results: District 5 (Counties of Cass, Johnson, Lancaster, ... Read More

USDA NASS Releases Latest Crop Progress Report

Corn condition was down just 1 percentage point from the previous week while soybean condition was up by 1 point, according to USDA's weekly Crop Progress report released Monday. USDA estimated that 60% of the U.S. corn crop was in good-to-excellent ... Read More