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Planting Races Ahead, Leaving a Soggy Few Behind

ROCKVILLE, Md.  -- In the race to plant the 2018 crop, the month of May has seen a lot of winners. Gerald Gauck of east-central Indiana crossed the finish line on May 12. To his west, John Werries parked the planters on May 2, and is admiring the v... Read More

Western Kansas wheat hit by hail storm *AUDIO*

Storms ripped through western Kansas from Wallace County to Ness County in a swath ten to 15 miles wide on May 14. Wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour and hail from pea-sized to baseball-sized broke out windows, dented cars and tore siding off of ... Read More

SDDA offers weed-free forage certification

PIERRE, S.D. — Hay producers can add value to their product by having it certified noxious weed-free forage through the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA). “This is a win-win situation. A farmer can get a better price for their fora... Read More

Third International Symposium on Broomcorn Millet to be held in Colorado

Farmers in Colorado, western Nebraska, and South Dakota grow almost all of the nation’s proso millet. After harvest, most of the small grain is used for birdseed or fed to livestock. Finding new markets and uses for millet is the theme of the Th... Read More

FSA Releases Signup Information for Tree Assistance Program

USDA’s Farm Service Agency recently released signup information for the Tree Assistance Program, a nationwide program that provides orchardists and nursery tree growers with cost share assistance to replant eligible trees, bushes, and vines follow... Read More

ASA Submits Comments to USTR, Highlights Trade War Concerns

WASHINGTON, DC (May 15, 2018)— The American Soybean Association (ASA) recently submitted comments on the Section 301 tariffs to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) during its 30-day open comment period. ASA’s comments highlighted co... Read More

Grassley may seek EPA head Pruitt's resignation over ethanol

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, a leading supporter of corn-based ethanol, says he'll call for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's resignation if Pruitt doesn't work to fulfill federal ethanol mandate... Read More

Before the Plate: Ten Journeys, Ten Food Ingredients, One Plate

Dylan Sher does not have an agriculture background, but what he does have is a desire to learn about the agriculture industry. Sher is a fourth-year Agriculture Business student at University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, and the producer of an up... Read More

Oklahoma wildfire losses estimated at $26 million

 The Oklahoma State University (OSU) Extension Service estimates cattle, feed and fencing losses at $26 million due to April wildfires in western Oklahoma. More than 348,000 acres and 2,100 miles of fence are estimated to have burned. Preliminary pr... Read More

To cut, or not to cut? Harvest through the eyes of a crop insurance farmer

**NOTE: The following is a feature story that depicts data and quotes from Nebraska producer in the southern Panhandle. However, due to the sensitive nature of crop insurance and payments, the featured producer’s name in this story has been changed... Read More

Winter canola featured at K-State field days

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The latest research and production information on winter canola will be featured at K-State Research and Extension field days on May 18 and May 30. The field days are opportunities to see winter canola variety trials and produc... Read More

NCGA Welcomes Summer Interns

the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s spring semester winds down, seven students are starting summer internship programs supported by the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Corn Growers Association. The National Corn Growers Association is thankful fo... Read More

Future's One Crop Progress Report *AUDIO*

OMAHA (DTN) -- Farmers continued to put the pedal to the metal last week, pushing planting progress ahead another 23 percentage points and nearly catching up to the five-year average pace, according to the USDA National Ag Statistics Service weekly C... Read More

North Platte NRD honors late board member

The North Platte Natural Resources District board of directors, staff, family and friends were on hand to witness the name of the North Platte NRD’s education room after past Board Director Gerald Dillman.  The Board of Directors authorized the ro... Read More