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Some cattle free after truck overturns on Kansas highway

MAIZE, Kan. (AP) _ Crews were trying to round up cattle on a Kansas highway after a truck overturned, possibly due to wet conditions. Sedgwick County officials say the truck was carrying 59 cattle ... 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

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