United States Cattle on Feed Up 2 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 11.0 million head on May 1, 2017. The inventory was 2 percent above May 1, 2016.Continue

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USDA Farm Service Agency County Committee Nomination Period Begins June 15

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees begins on Thursday, June 15th. All nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the local FSA office by Aug. 1st.

New Kansas fire relief PSA features actor Eric Stonestreet

Kansas Farm Bureau, Kansas Livestock Association and New Boston Creative Group have partnered together in developing a new PSA featuring TV actor and comedian Eric Stonestreet. The PSA encourages people to donate to fire relief.

Kansas net farm income rebounds somewhat, but ag economy continues to slump

Kansas average net farm income rebounded somewhat last year to $43,161 from a dismal stretch the previous year when income fell to $6,744 the lowest in 30 years, according to data from the KFMA's annual summary of member farms.

USMEF names Dan Halstrom new President as of Sept. 1st

At the USMEF Spring Conference it was announced that Dan Halstrom will become it's next President/CEO and longtime President/CEO Phil Seng will remain with the organization as CEO emeritus through July of 2018.

White House Budget Proposal Cuts Ag Spending $46 Billion

A report says President Trumps budget proposal contains $46.54 billion in cuts to government funding in the Ag sector, with those cuts spread out over ten years. The biggest proposed cut is $38 billion dollars from farm support programs.

Senate Ag Committee to Hold Farm Economy Hearing

The Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing on the farm economy conditions Thursday, May 25th, beginning at 9:00 a.m central. The hearing is recognized as the start of the Senate Agriculture Committee's farm bill hearings.

Trump Plan to Balance Budget Includes Farm Subsidy Cuts

A budget plan President Donald Trump is expected to submit to Congress Tuesday includes steep cuts to farm subsidies, according to Bloomberg News. The 2018 budget proposal, which would begin the process of balancing the budget within ten years.

When Farmers Succeed, America Succeeds

According to Texas Congressman Kevin Brady: America's farmers and ranchers need pro-growth policies that will help them compete and win across the globe - but especially here at home.

Insurance implications for late-planted corn

The final planting date for corn from the USDA Risk Management Agency Topeka Regional Office in the majority of Kansas is May 25th. After the final planting date there is a late planting period that extends for 20 days after the final plant date.

Rural Mainstreet Climbs to Highest Level in Almost Two Years

After dropping below growth neutral for 20 straight months, the Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index moved above the 50.0 threshold for May according to the latest monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a 10-state region.

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