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USDA accepts more than 504,000 acres for CRP Grasslands enrollment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will accept more than 504,000 acres that were offered by producers during the recent ranking period for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands enrollment.

Farm Service Agency Extends Voting Deadline for County Committee Elections

The deadline to submit ballots for the 2016 County Committee Elections has been extended to ensure farmers and ranchers have sufficient time to vote. Eligible voters now have until Dec. 13, 2016, to return ballots to their local FSA offices.

Nebraska Beef arrives in Israel

Lt. Governor Mike Foley and Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Assistant Director Mat Habrock are in Israel this week to promote the state's agriculture industry and attend a special dinner reception at the U.S. Ambassador's residence featu

Nebraska Corn Board Elects New Officers

The Nebraska Corn Board met and elected officers for the 2016-2017 fiscal year at their board meeting on November 22 in Lincoln. The board met to conduct regular board business and hold election of officers.

Tonsager Is Designated Chairman and CEO of Farm Credit Administration

Dallas P. Tonsager has been designated by President Barack Obama as chairman and CEO of the Farm Credit Administration. The designation was effective Nov. 22.

Invest in agricultural education on #givingtuesday

If you are participating in #givingtuesday, are you considering investing in the future of agricultural education in Kansas? The Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom would appreciate your support.

Schwartz recognized at Swine Day

Representative Sharon Schwartz was recognized at KSU Swine Day for her contribution to the swine industry throughout her career. Schwartz, first elected to the legislature in 1996, is also a former KPA president.

Rabobank: Field Crop Margins Recovering in Europe but Difficult Times in the Americas

The latest Rabobank Field Crop Margin Outlook has Europe showing a recovery in margins, Australias margins at reasonable levels, but U.S. farmers facing another challenging year in 2017

United States Cattle on Feed Down 1 Percent

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.7 million head on November 1, 2016. The inventory was 1 percent below November 1, 2015.

Rural Mainstreet Index Still Weak for November:

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index remained weak with a reading again below growth neutral for the 15th straight month, according to the monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a 10-state region dependent on agriculture and/or energy. Poll

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