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WPB School Board Wants Input On Declining Enrollment At Beemer Elementary

The West Point Beemer Public School Board has been discussing the significant decline in enrollment at Beemer Elementary. During the 2013-14 school year, there were 73 students which included 30 pr... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR WEDNESDAY MAY 6, 2015

Central Valley Ag Humphrey     Corn -    349    Beans - 922 Oakland    Corn -    345    Beans - 922 Tekamah    Corn -    345    Beans - 922 West Point    Corn -    349    Beans - 922 East Grain Hub    Corn ... Read More

Grazing Native Plants Balances Economics and Ecology

AMES, Iowa –Can raising cattle support conservation goals? Researchers are investigating how grazing livestock on native plants can yield agronomic, economic and ecological benefits by mimicking natural processes. “Often in agriculture, we thi... Read More

Bird flu virus creeps across Missouri, prompts more culling

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A strain of bird flu responsible for the deaths of millions of chickens and turkeys in several states is spreading across Missouri. The Missouri Department of Agriculture confirmed Wednesday that a backyard flock of mixed poultry ... Read More

Bayer CropScience and Flagship Ventures form strategic innovation partnership to fund leading-edge agriculture ventures

Monheim, May 5, 2015 - Striving to push the bounds of agricultural innovation, Bayer CropScience today announced a strategic innovation partnership with Flagship Ventures, a leading venture capital and venture creation firm. The partnership also incl... Read More

Deadly overturn another reason to ‘Keep Kids Away from Tractors’

What began as “quality time” for a 56-year-old man and his 7-year-old grandson ended with both dead following a tractor overturn. The grandfather was attempting to pull a tree out of the ground with a chain when the tractor flipped over backwards... Read More

White paper on socially responsible farmland investing shows benefits of new practices

CLIVE, Iowa – Changing demographics is driving a trend by next-generation landowners to manage for appreciation and create sustainability through socially responsible farming practices, a new white paper published by agricultural real estate broker... Read More

USDA Announces $235 Million Available for Innovative New Conservation Partnerships

LINCOLN, May 5, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced an investment of up to $235 million to improve the nation's water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability.... Read More

Kansas Farm Bureau unites farmers and foodies at Zest and Zing event

MANHATTAN, KAN. – More than 100 foodies and farmers attended “Zest and Zing” April 30 at Abode Venue in Wichita. This event offered foodies the opportunity to meet the farmers who grow their food while watching a heated chef vs. chef competitio... Read More

Australian Producers Defend Sheep Industry from PETA Attacks

In the United States, we frequently see push back from animal activist groups against animal agriculture. Unfortunately, it isn't just limited to the states. Australia’s sheep industry was recently attacked by People for the Ethical Treatment of An... Read More

Aggie Women win rodeo title at Hastings

Curtis, Neb. – Winning performances in barrel racing and goat tying helped the Lady Aggies of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture win a team title at a weekend rodeo in Hastings. The NCTA Aggies were led by Lexus Kelsch of McLaughlin, ... Read More