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New regulations will help integrate use of small unmanned aerial aircraft into precision agriculture

On June 21, the Department of Transportations Federal Aviation Administration released its final regulations governing commercial sUAS, said Ray Asebedo, Kansas State University agronomy assistant professor of precision agricultur

USDA Finalizes Crop Insurance Provisions of 2014 Farm Bill

The U.S. Department of Agricultures (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced that the final safety net provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill, which provide farmers and ranchers better protection from weather disasters, market volatility and other risk

USDA Expects Improved Yields Will Offset Decline in U.S. Planted Wheat Area

U.S. farmers responded to market signals and planted the fewest acres to wheat since the early 1970s according to USDAs June 30 Acreage Report. However, the 2016/17 yield potential is high with nearly every region in the United States experiencing favora

Sorghum Checkoff Announces Leadership Sorghum Class III

The Sorghum Checkoff is pleased to announce the members of Leadership Sorghum Class III. Leadership Sorghum is a program hosted by the Sorghum Checkoff that seeks to develop the next generation of leaders for the sorghum industry.

Kansas farmers increased corn and soybean acres this spring

Kansas corn growers planted 4.80 million acres this year, up 16 percent from 2015, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. Biotechnology varieties were used on 95 percent of the area planted, unchanged from 2015.

Nebraska farmers increasing corn acres by 3 percent

Nebraska corn growers planted 9.70 million acres, up 3 percent from last year, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. Biotechnology varieties were used on 95 percent of the area planted, down 1 percent from a year ago.

Day 18, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

Driving through the countryside, the majority of the fields have wheat still standing or laying over from the large kernels and weak straw and the unusual amount of rain. Moisture levels are still too high to cut in some areas through Thursday afternoon.

Flinchbaugh & Kohl reflect on a lifetime of learning & lecturing (part 2)

At the ABA Ag Bankers Conference we sat down with Dr. Barry Flinchbaugh from Kansas State University and Dr. David Kohl from Virginia Tech and get their thoughts on today's agriculture climate and on their careers. (part 2)

Flinchbaugh & Kohl reflect on a lifetime of learning & lecturing (part 1)

At the ABA Ag Bankers Conference we sat down with Dr. Barry Flinchbaugh from Kansas State University and Dr. David Kohl from Virginia Tech and get their thoughts on today's agriculture climate and on their careers.

Wheat harvest underway in southern Nebraska

Southcentral Nebraska has begun harvest this week and producers estimated 10 percent has been harvested. Yields have been high with average test weights. Rain has delayed harvest currently but many producers will be able to get back out on the field by th


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MARKETS

Contract Month Change Open High Low Last Updated
Corn (P) Jul 2016 -14-0 0-0 358-6 358-6 358-6s 06/30/16
Corn (P) Sep 2016 -12-2 0-0 365-4 365-4 365-4s 06/30/16
Soybeans (P) Jul 2016 +30-4 0-0 1175-0 1175-0 1175-0s 06/30/16
Soybeans (P) Aug 2016 +33-6 0-0 1174-2 1174-2 1174-2s 06/30/16
Wheat (P) Jul 2016 +1-6 0-0 431-2 431-2 431-2s 06/30/16
Wheat (P) Sep 2016 +1-0 0-0 445-4 445-4 445-4s 06/30/16
Live Cattle Aug 2016 -0.025 114.850 115.350 114.625 114.800 10:06
Feeder Cattle Sep 2016 +0.275 143.025 144.175 143.025 143.775 10:06
Lean Hogs Jul 2016 -0.400 82.875 82.875 82.400 82.450 10:06
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