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Kansas Corn Collegiate Academy Class 3 begins

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Six college students selected for the third class of the Kansas Corn Collegiate Academy kicked-off the first of four learning sessions recently. This session, held in Kansas City was focused on trade, consumer education and agrono... Read More

Perdue Open to Changing Crop Data Collection

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue talked over the weekend about his willingness to make changes in National Ag Statistics Service methods of crop data collection. A Farm Journal article says during 2019 and it’s many challenges, many farmers were openly... Read More

The Tuesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Brad Kooima of Kooima, Kooima & Varilek

Quiet start with the livestock.  Tone of the beef is just okay…macro’s have Brad concerned just a bit.  Cash cattle.  Average weights are disturbing.  Year on year comparisons come in higher.  Is the market tired for the cattle?  Hogs conti... Read More

Coming Trade Schools to Encourage Farmers, Others to Become Trade Champions

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) are partnering with nearly a dozen state corn organizations this winter to put on five trade schools in farmers’ local areas, aiming to educate and empower grower-lea... Read More


01-21-20 Central Valley Ag Elgin Corn - 368 Beans - 837 Humphrey Corn - 370 Beans - 841 Monroe Corn - 375 Beans - 844 Oakland E. Hub Corn - 372 Beans - 844 Royal Hub Corn - 367 Beans - 842 Wakefield Corn - 365 Beans - 836 Hinton, IA Corn - ... Read More

Challenges and opportunities facing rural communities explored at Kansas Farmers Union convention

MCPHERSON- Kansas is predicted to eventually look a lot different than it does now, and as populations age, people will need services to help them live independently with quality health care and hospitals. That critical message rang loud and clear du... Read More

Aggies compete at Denver

CURTIS, Neb. – The NCTA livestock judging team braved cold weather in pre-contest workouts in early January, and their efforts paid off last week in Denver. The sophomore team brought home a 12th place in judging carloads of cattle at the Natio... Read More

Nebraska Husband and Wife Veterinary Team to make National TV Debut

A husband-and-wife veterinary team from Nebraska are making their national television debut this Saturday Jan. 25, 2020, on National Geographic Wild (Nat Geo Wild). Nat Geo Wild will air its first season of Heartland Docs, DVM this Saturday at 10/... Read More

HydroSide Systems Wins Ag Innovation Challenge

AUSTIN, TEXAS, January 20, 2020 – HydroSide Systems LLC is the winner of the sixth annual Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge, becoming the 2020 Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year. AFBF, in partnership with Farm Credit, announced the winner at A... Read More

Europe Next in the Trade Negotiation Bullseye

Phil Hogan, the new Trade Commissioner for the European Union, was in Washington, D.C., last week and spoke about the tense relationship between the EU and the U.S. The New York Times says Hogan promises to “robustly defend” European interests as... Read More

Ag Secretary Expecting the Third Tranche of Trade Aid Payments

Even though the first trade deal with China has been signed, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says he still expects U.S. farmers to get a third-round of 2019 trade aid payments. USDA hasn’t officially announced if and when the farmers would get those paym... Read More

2020 Women in Agriculture

During the month of January we are featuring some amazing women in agriculture.  Click on the links below to learn more about each woman. Anne Meis: Kimberly Ford: Joan Ruskamp: Kalli Nelms: Angela Minary-Henne: Ama... Read More

The Engler Journey: Carrie Horazeck

Carrie Horazeck is the graduate teaching assistant for the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship program. One of her roles in the program is to teach modules around innovation, foresight, and consumer insight for all levels of entrepreneurs. "I ... Read More

$1.2 Million Grant to Help Corn and Wheat Growers Manage Nitrogen Fertilizer Application

Corn and wheat growers across Nebraska will be able to gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies that will allow them to more precisely identify the amount of nitrogen fertilizer their crops need, while preventing excess nitrates from e... Read More