KAAPA Ethanol Crop Progress Report for the week of July 26

KAAPA Ethanol Crop Progress Report for the week of July 26

 U.S. corn condition was rated 64% good to excellent, down 1 percentage point from 65% the previous week, and soybean condition was rated 58% good to excellent, down 2 percentage points from 60% the previous week, according to USDA NASS' weekly national Crop Progress report released Monday. Corn silking was…
NFU praises FTC decision on right to repair

NFU praises FTC decision on right to repair

The National Farmers Union praised the Federal Trade Commission’s 5-0 vote to adopt a policy statement to ramp up law enforcement against repair restrictions on equipment. Those restrictions prevent small businesses, workers, consumers, and government entities from fixing their products. “Farmers are among the most affected by such restrictions; currently,…
Fillmore County 4-Her stays as busy as her bees

Fillmore County 4-Her stays as busy as her bees

Fillmore County 4-Her Madeline Kamler stays as busy as her bees in an organization that she credits for helping develop her leadership and communication skills. Kamler, who will be a junior in the fall, said she’s been involved in 4-H for as long as she can remember. Although she doesn’t…
Nebraska student awarded Sheep Heritage Scholarship

Nebraska student awarded Sheep Heritage Scholarship

The Sheep Heritage Foundation – a division of the American Sheep Industry Association – has awarded its 2021 scholarship to Brian Arisman of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The $3,000 award will be used to support his master’s degree work in animal breeding and genetics.  Originally from Delaware, Arisman earned a…
Brazil coffee growers hit hard by frost

Brazil coffee growers hit hard by frost

A surprise frost that struck Brazil’s coffee belt last week hit farmers hard. Financial Post says industry experts fear farmers may default on deliveries of recently-harvested coffee that were sold to traders months ago at prices that are half of the current value. Temperatures dropped below the freezing level on…
New ad campaign asks Washington to stop big oil

New ad campaign asks Washington to stop big oil

Growth Energy launched a new digital ad campaign urging President Biden and congressional leaders to stop oil industry handouts. The campaign also asks Washington to uphold its commitments to reducing carbon emissions and supporting low-carbon fuels. The ads will appear online in the Washington Post and Politico and run until…
K-State’s Goodband, Tokach receive national animal science awards

K-State’s Goodband, Tokach receive national animal science awards

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Two Kansas State University animal science professors were recently recognized by the American Society of Animal Science at its annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. Bob Goodband, professor of animal sciences and industry, received the 2021 ASAS Fellow Award for extension, while Tokach – University Distinguished Professor in…
Nutrition research improving public perception of beef

Nutrition research improving public perception of beef

The Beef Checkoff is celebrating its 35th anniversary, and the NCBA is talking about the successful promotion and research programs driving beef demand. The NCBA said consumers are more open to the nutritional benefits of beef than at any other time since the Checkoff first began more than three decades…
Iowa pork producer: We need year-round immigrant workers

Iowa pork producer: We need year-round immigrant workers

A top Iowa pork producer is pushing federal lawmakers to allow immigrant workers to stay on the job year-round. The Des Moines Register reports that a spokeswoman for Iowa Select Farms told U.S. senators during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday that seasonal employment currently allowed under a federal visa…
Carbon-capture pipelines offer climate aid; activists wary

Carbon-capture pipelines offer climate aid; activists wary

Two companies seeking to build thousands of miles of pipeline across the Midwest are promising the effort will aid rather than hinder the fight against climate change. Some environmental groups remain skeptical. The pipelines would stretch from North Dakota to Illinois, potentially transforming the Corn Belt into one of the…