KAAPA Ethanol Weekly Crop Progress Report

KAAPA Ethanol Weekly Crop Progress Report

Crop Progress as of July 14th: Compiled by Water Street SolutionsCorn Silking 41%; 24% last week; 32% on averageCorn Dough 8%; 3% last week; 4% on averageCorn Condition 68% G/E; 68% G/E last week, 57% last yearSoybeans Blooming 51%; 34% last week; 44% on averageSoybeans Setting Pods 18%; 9% last…
Deadline approaching for 2025 Farm Dog of the Year contest

Deadline approaching for 2025 Farm Dog of the Year contest

Farmers have until July 19 to submit nominations for the 2025 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest. This is the seventh year of the contest which is supported by Nestlé Purina PetCare and celebrates farm dogs and the many ways they support farmers and ranchers. The grand prize…
On this day in agriculture history: UNL Tractor Test Laboratory opens

On this day in agriculture history: UNL Tractor Test Laboratory opens

On this day in 1919, the Tractor Test Laboratory opened its doors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), marking a significant milestone in agricultural machinery testing. The lab was established following the passage of the Nebraska Tractor Test Law, which required all tractors sold in the state to be tested…
Safety considerations for children on the farm

Safety considerations for children on the farm

MANHATTAN, Kan. — According to the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, 33 serious injuries involving children occur on a farm or ranch in the United States every day. To prevent these incidents, only youth with proper training and experience should be allowed to drive large…
Celebrate National Blueberry Month!

Celebrate National Blueberry Month!

Did you know the USDA developed the first cultivated blueberry bush in 1916 from wild varieties? July is National Blueberry Month, a perfect time to celebrate this nutrient-dense food.  According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, whole fruits such as blueberries are part of a healthy dietary pattern, yet less than 20% of Americans meet the recommended daily fruit intake. The USDA Agricultural Research Service highlights that blueberries are rich in antioxidants,…
Scouting and Treatment Recommendations for Western Bean Cutworm

Scouting and Treatment Recommendations for Western Bean Cutworm

The first western bean cutworm moths (Figure 1) were captured in University of Nebraska-Lincoln black light traps at Clay Center on June 14, Concord on June 27, Mead on June 28, and at North Platte on June 29. Flights have increased over the past two weeks at Clay Center and over the…
Sheep Center Announces Request for Proposals

Sheep Center Announces Request for Proposals

The National Sheep Industry Improvement Center Board of Directors is accepting grant proposals designed to improve the American sheep industry. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 30.  The center was re-established as part of the 2008 Farm Bill, at the request of the American Sheep Industry Association. As part of the…
Dectes Stem Borer in Soybean

Dectes Stem Borer in Soybean

We observed the emergence of Dectes stem borer adults (Figure 1) on June 10 in Cass County, with adult emergence at all monitoring sites in eastern Nebraska by June 19. Adults were first observed in North Platte on June 17 and reports from Grant, Nebraska were received on June 28. While…