KAAPA Ethanol Weekly Crop Progress Report

KAAPA Ethanol Weekly Crop Progress Report

The nation's corn and soybean harvest pulled ahead of the average pace last week, with 18% of corn harvested compared to the five-year average of 15%, and soybeans 16% harvested, ahead of the five-year average of 13%, as of Sunday, Sept. 26, USDA NASS said in its weekly Crop Progress…
AFBF, NPPC File Prop. 12 Appeal to Supreme Court

AFBF, NPPC File Prop. 12 Appeal to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 27, 2021 – The National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation today petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take their case against California’s Proposition 12, which would ban the sale of pork from hogs that don’t meet the state’s “arbitrary” production standards. The appeal to the…
Daily market commentary

Daily market commentary

The market is getting off to a strong start for commodities, but equities are mixed. Some analysts and politicians are calling this hell week for law makers in Washington D.C. as they work around massive record spending bills, possibly raising the debt ceiling and avoiding a government shutdown. In the…
Hurricane Ida does more than $500 million to Louisiana agriculture

Hurricane Ida does more than $500 million to Louisiana agriculture

Hurricane Ida did more than a half-billion dollars’ worth of damage to Louisiana agriculture. The LSU Ag Center said the Category 4 hurricane’s total damage to Louisiana’s agriculture industry is at least $584 million. Economist Kurt Guidry told The Hill that about half the damage is to the timber industry,…
Saving the Great Plains with prescribed fire, mixed grazing

Saving the Great Plains with prescribed fire, mixed grazing

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Rangelands in the Great Plains, and the ranchers who depend on them, are losing battles against an invasion of brush and shrubs on historical grasslands. Ranchers are under increasing stress due to changing environmental conditions and subsequent losses of rangelands to woody plants, but a relatively…
College fairs attract students

College fairs attract students

CURTIS, Neb. – College recruiters are modern-day circuit riders this month, often making the two-a-day trek around to Nebraska sites hosting college fairs. The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, part of the University of Nebraska system, is one of more than 100 universities, two-year colleges, trade / specialty schools, and…
UNL extension performs research ‘On the Farm’

UNL extension performs research ‘On the Farm’

The University of Nebraska Lincoln has numerous extensions across the state in order to do research and assist farmers and ranchers.John Thomas Nebraska Extension cropping systems educator in Box Butte County works with farmers through an On The Farm program.
First-ever shipment of U.S. DDGS arrives in Tunisia

First-ever shipment of U.S. DDGS arrives in Tunisia

A combination of competitive freight prices and market-specific educational efforts from the U.S. Grains Council has led to the first-ever shipment of dried distiller’s grains with solubles arriving in Tunisia. The shipment was delivered earlier this month and marked the opening of new opportunities for American growers and shippers to…
USDA to establish an equity commission

USDA to establish an equity commission

The USDA says it will establish an Equity Commission and is looking for nominations for membership on the Commission’s Advisory Committee and Subcommittee on Agriculture. “USDA is committed to advancing equity throughout the Department,” says Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack. The Equity Commission will advise the Ag Secretary by identifying USDA…