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Kansas wheat tour finds poor crop conditions on first day

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Participants in the winter wheat tour are forecasting low crop yields in fields along northern Kansas counties that they looked at during the first day. The industry group Kan... Read More

New Mexico cattle disappear in possible rustling case

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) _ Deputies are investigating possible cattle rustling at ranches near Carlsbad. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/1QmwnlP ) that Eddy County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Matt Hutchinson said it's the first time he's se... Read More

(VIDEO) Tornado touched down this afternoon in Adams Co.

       Video of tornado taken by Angela Allsman... https://www.facebook.com/angela.b.allsman/videos/995625433781409/?fref=nf A National Weather Service official says a tornado has hit Roseland, a rural town of fewer than 250 people ab... Read More

BCI Graduate Student Receives Top Award at Premier Beef Nutrition Conference

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Dan Frese, graduate student of the Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) at Kansas State University, was recognized for research conducted on cattle handling techniques at the Plains Nutrition Council (PNC) Spring Conference in San Antoni... Read More

Colorado Hog Farm Employees Fired Over Abuse

None of the workers caught on undercover video hitting pigs at a Colorado farm will face criminal charges. Phillips County Undersheriff Thomas Elliott said Wednesday the districtattorney concluded the abuse wasn't bad enough to warrant charges. H... 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