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USDA Crop Progress Report: Corn going in the ground and the wheat is looking good. *AUDIO*

The USDA has released their latest crop progress report and unfortunately there were no big surprises that  are likely to change grain traders minds. In corn planting nationally 6 percent of the 2... Read More

Oklahoma governor signs bill for commercial hemp production

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed legislation establishing guidelines for producing commercial hemp in the state. The bill signed by Stitt Thursday authorizes the state Department of Agriculture to develop and manage a h... Read More

Kansas to let Farm Bureau health coverage avoid ACA rules

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will allow its state Farm Bureau to offer health care coverage that doesn't satisfy the Affordable Care Act after Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday declined to block a Republican-backed effort to circumvent former Pre... Read More

Cattle losses from flooding to be lower than first predicted

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Department of Agriculture says cattle losses in Nebraska from devastating March floods will be much lower than previously reported. Director Steve Wellman tells the Omaha World-Herald that reports of up to a mil... Read More

Bankers survey: March floods in Midwest hitting farmers hard

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey of rural bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states shows about one of every five expects an increase in farm loan defaults stemming from last month's devastative Midwest floods. The Rural Mainstreet sur... Read More

Avoiding Sidewall Compaction at Planting

Planting season is here and many fields are very wet. As producers watch the calendar, they'll be headed to fields that may be less than ideal for planting. Wet soils are easily compacted and sidewall compaction during planting can be a problem, espe... Read More

CA Irrigation District Sues to Block Colorado River Plan

Seven states appeared to have come to an agreement on how to deal with a drought and falling water levels along the Colorado River. However, the LA Times says the river’s biggest user brought the agreement to a halt. Southern California’s Imperia... Read More

Tecumseh woman arrested in wake of poultry plant fire

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — Southeastern Nebraska officials say a woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson in a fire at Tecumseh Poultry earlier this month. The State Fire Marshal's office says in a news release late Friday that it and the Johnso... Read More

Trade Policy, Market Development Work Key To Capturing Demand In Saudi Arabia

A consistent flow of information combined with more than three decades of relationship building are bolstering market opportunities in Saudi Arabia. As part of these efforts, U.S. Grains Council (USGC) staff traveled to the Kingdom in late March to p... Read More

Webinar Covers Nuts and Bolts of Wool

The next webinar in the continuing series from Optimal Ag Consulting and funded in part by the American Sheep Industry Association's Let's Grow Program will address topics of importance for American wool producers. The Nuts and Bolts of Wool webin... Read More

Funds Available to Plant Severe Weather Damaged Acres to Cover Crops

LINCOLN, NE– To help manage cropland damaged by Nebraska’s severe spring weather, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing funds to plant cover crops on cropland acres. Producers are encouraged to apply by May 17, 2... Read More