Crops

Growers Still Plan to Push Soybeans

According to Farm Futures latest survey of intentions for 2017. Producers said they expect to plant nearly 89 million acres to soybeans, up 6.6% from the all-time high set in 2016. Corn ground would fall 3.9% to 90.3 million acres.

Kansas Wheat Crop challenged by lack of moisture

Dry winter weather that helped fuel wildfires in Kansas and other Plains states also left many wheat fields in need of moisture even as above-average temperatures pushed wheat plants to green up earlier than usual.

Kansas wheat crop now at 38 fair and 36 good

As of Sunday, Kansas topsoil moisture rated 29 percent very short, 45 short, 26 adequate, and 0 surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 21 percent very short, 40 short, 39 adequate, and 0 surplus. Lack of rain lowering wheat condition.

NCGA Study Shows Crop Insurance Returns Have Decreased

Private crop insurance company returns have decreased significantly since the 2010 renegotiation of the Standard Reinsurance Agreement between the insurance companies and the federal government, according to a new study released by NCGA.

Study Shows Crop Insurance Firms Returns Have Decreased

A new study has found private crop insurance company returns have declined significantly since the 2010 renegotiation of the Standard Reinsurance Agreement. The agreement is between the insurance companies and the federal government.

Preserving Technology Protects Future

The United Soybean Board (USB) recently announced the expansion of its Take Action program. In addition to combatting herbicide-resistant weeds, the program will now be tackling fungicide resistance in soybeans.

David Schemm elected president of National Association of Wheat Growers

A third generation wheat farmer from western Kansas was elected president of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG)t at a board meeting held in conjunction with the Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas.

White House Says No Changes to RFS

The White House is denying a report that President Trump is about to issue an executive order aimed at changing the nations biofuels program. News of a possible change sent ripples throughout the energy and corn markets this week.

Everest top wheat variety in Kansas for Fifth Consecutive Year

Although its share of all Kansas Wheat fell for the second consecutive year, Everest retained its position as the leading variety of wheat seeded in Kansas for the fifth straight year, accounting for 9.6 percent of the States 2017 wheat crop

Sorghum hybrids with resistance to sugarcane aphid

A number of sorghum hybrids have been identified which express variable, but quite significant levels of resistance to sugarcane aphids. Entomologists at K-State Research & Extension have complied a list to help in decision making.

Ag Groups Ask for Infrastructure Help

Over 200 groups with a stake in agriculture and rural areas sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking for rural needs to be part of any plan to improve the nations infrastructure. Farm Credit Council, American Farm Bureau and others signed the lette

First Syngenta Viptera Corn Case Scheduled for June

A Kansas City, Kansas federal court will hold the first of several class-action lawsuit hearings against Syngenta over Viptera corn in June. The first trial is scheduled for June 5th, according to a court order issued in the U.S. District Court of Kansas.

Summary of diseases on corn, grain sorghum, and soybeans in Kansas in 2015

The 2015 growing season was one of contrasts. On the positive side, losses to diseases in soybeans were the lowest in at least 20 years. On the negative side, yield loss to disease in corn was higher than in any recent year.

U.S. Fall Harvest nearly half complete

This week's crop progress and condition report says as of as of Sunday, 42 % of corn has been harvested, soybeans at 62 % complete and sorghum at 51% wrapped up. Hard Red Winter wheat is 64 % seeded.

2015 Kansas Wheat Crop Hit By Just About Everything

As combines roll across Kansas, phrases like miracle wheat, pleasantly surprised and exceeded expectations pop up daily in harvest reports along with scattered stories of other fields struck down by hail, decimated by disease or starved by drought.

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