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Constructed Wetlands Show Promise in Managing Nutrients

Wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems in the world, comparable to rainforest and coral reefs. Now, modern agriculture is trying to capture some of nature's wetland magic as a means to manage nutrients on the farm.   State and natio... Read More

Kansas Wheat Harvest Slowly Makes Progress

Combines are rolling on across Kansas as harvest slowly starts to inch north and west. David Radenberg, a farmer near Claflin, reported that while he is around 50 percent done with his harvest, the average completion for the area is a little l... Read More

Another Cautious Year for Ag Lenders

The winter/spring of 2017 did not see the financial shake-out many financial experts expected after three consecutive years of declining net farm income. In fact, lenders and other ag industry representatives at the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank's... Read More

Passion for Agriculture brings intern to Nebraska

A passion for agriculture has led Germain Intwari of Rwanda to the Panhandle of Nebraska. He is one of six Rwandan interns studying this summer at the UNL Panhandle Research and Extension Center. Intwari explained Rwanda is located in the tropics ... Read More

RFA’s Cooper Receives 2017 High Octane Award

WASHINGTON- Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Senior Vice President Geoff Cooper has been awarded the 2017 High Octane Award, presented by BBI International and Ethanol Producer Magazine today at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Minneapolis. The award... Read More

Increased Planning and Strategic Engagement Critical to Future Ethanol Growth

Using ethanol personally, promoting the fuel to the public and supporting ethanol-friendly legislation have been bread-and-butter activities for corn farmers and their respective associations for more than two decades. Although this is not likely to ... Read More

Arkansas Farmers Suing Monsanto, BASF over Dicamba

A group of Arkansas farmers are suing Monsanto and BASF over dicamba-based herbicide spray drift that kill neighboring crops not tolerant to dicamba. The lawsuit comes as Arkansas’s Plant Board voted Tuesday to limit Dicamba applications of Engenia... Read More

Kansas Wheat Cutting Making Spotty Progress

Hot and muggy are terms that could be used to describe farmers' morning coffee needs, but these terms are also a perfect description of the state of the state's wheat harvest. While Twitter reports indicate that there may be sparse cutting Mo... Read More

Syngenta Lawsuit Ruling Could Limit Punitive Damages

Plaintiffs in the first trial in a number of class-action lawsuits against Syngenta on the shipment of Viptera corn to China, rested their case last week in U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas in Kansas City, Kansas. The trial was to resu... Read More

Corn and Soybeans Similar to Last Week's Crop Progress Report

Spring wheat conditions continued to drop significantly last week, according to USDA's weekly Crop Progress report released Monday. Conditions for corn, soybeans and winter wheat, on the other hand, held mostly steady from the previous week. USDA ... Read More

USDA Funding Available to Help Control Erosion on Cropland

LINCOLN, June 19, 2017 – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has funding available to help Nebraska’s farmers control erosion on their cropland. This funding is available through a special Ephemeral Gully Control Initiative und... Read More

U.S. Ethanol Organizations Applaud Mexico's Adoption Of E10

The Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) announced recently a change that will increase the maximum amount of ethanol that can be blended in Mexican gas supplies from 5.8 percent to 10 percent, except in the cities of Monterrey, Guadalajara and... Read More

Ag Apps for Smart Phones/Tablets

Technology has become an integral part of agricultural production and mobile apps are an important component. It is evident smart phones are common for farmers and ranchers — no matter their age — and this valuable technology can do much more tha... Read More

President Donald J. Trump Approves Kansas Disaster Declaration

Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Kansas and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe winter storm, snowstorm, straight-line winds... Read More