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Summer annual forages following a failed wheat crop

Annual forages may play an important role in providing forage for cattle producers this year. Several factors contribute to this scenario: According to the USDA, hay stocks for the United States were the second lowest they have been for the last 25 y... Read More

Agriculture Industry Groups Call on Congress to Immediately Extend the Biodiesel Tax Credit

Thirteen trade groups representing farmers, rural lenders, crop and biobased oil producers, and biodiesel producers today wrote leaders of the House of Representatives and Senate, asking them to take action on bipartisan legislation to extend the bio... Read More

Eight Food Safety Tips for the Summer Cookout Season

The arrival of Memorial Day means the start of the summer cookout season. Of course, if you've hosted a party lately, you know it's not quite that easy. There's a lot of hard work involved – especially when it comes to preparing food. So before you... Read More

Spring weather creates challenges for corn, soybeans

 If there’s one thing for certain in farming, it’s that you can never really predict the weather. Kansas State University cropping systems specialist Ignacio Ciampitti says this spring’s conditions have been particularly vexing for the stat... Read More

Summer Schedules

We're beginning to notice small changes in our wheat crop. The short green fields are growing tall. Before long, the wheat will begin turning from the vivid greens to the golden hues signaling the nearness of summer harvest. While driving into tow... Read More

Beef Checkoff Launches New and Improved Veal Farm Website

The North American Meat Institute, on behalf of the Beef Checkoff, today unveiled a new and improved consumer and industry-focused Veal Farm website that opens the barn doors to the on-farm practices of raising veal and what farmers do to ensure th... Read More

Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Iowa Governor to Receive 2019 George Washington Carver Award

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced that former U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary and former two-term Governor of Iowa Tom Vilsack will receive the 12th annual George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Indus... Read More

U.S. to favor soybeans in trade war aid for farmers: Bloomberg

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering direct payments to U.S. farmers of $2 per bushel for soybeans as part of an aid package to offset the trade war with China, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, an offer that could enco... Read More

Conflict pulls corn prices 20 cents per bushel lower

COLBY, Kan. — The trade conflict between the United States and China, which began brewing early last year pulled U.S. corn prices down an average $0.20 per bushel per month in the first six months of 2019, according to a Kansas State University ag... Read More

Sen. Moran Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Expand Ag Exports to Cuba

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture – cosponsored the Agricultural Export Expansion Act of 2019, legislation to remove a major hurdle for American farmers and ranche... Read More

Nebraska Corn Board extends District 5 application deadline

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Corn Board is seeking applicants for its District 5 region, which includes Buffalo, Dawson, Hall, Howard and Sherman counties. The position was reopened in an effort to seek candidates from the District. Current dire... Read More

Nebraska farmer testifies to Senate Ag Committee

WASHINGTON – Matt Rezac, a fourth-generation corn and soybean farmer from Weston, Nebraska, said today in testimony to the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee that farmers’ commitment to future generations, paired with their willingness to embrace... Read More

UNMC’s Agricultural Safety and Health Center to co-host a child agricultural injury prevention workshop in Des Moines, June 23-24

A national workshop dedicated to childhood agricultural safety is scheduled for June 23-24 in Des Moines, Iowa. The Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center will co-host the event along wit... Read More

Levels of Wheat Diseases Low, But Likely to Increase

A survey of wheat fields May 13-16 in the southeast, south central, southwest, and southern Panhandle regions of Nebraska revealed trace to low levels of disease, with the majority of fields showing a luxuriant green (Figure 1) with a high yield pote... Read More