Crops

Syngenta Corn Lawsuits Underway

The first of several lawsuits filed against Syngenta is underway. Syngenta is facing dozens of lawsuits that claim a move by the company depressed corn prices in 2013.Syngenta faces trial in a class-action lawsuit brought by Kansas farmers.

Nation's corn planting at 17 percent as of Sunday

According to the latest crop progress and condition report from USDA-NASS, as of Sunday evening 18 % of the nation's corn has been planted with 4 % emerged. Soybean planting at 6%. Winter wheat condition 54% good/excellent.

Will weather delays lead to more acreage shifts?

Will even more acres shift from corn to soybeans, based on the slow pace of this year's planting season? Frontier Focus from Frontier Farm Credit examines the numbers.

Stripe Rust Confirmed in Nebraska

On April 18 wheat samples submitted to the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff were positive for stripe rust. This is the first report of stripe rust in Nebraska this growing season.

Farmers Union Marches for Science

Marching in cities across the United States, members of National Farmers Union (NFU) joined the worlds first-ever March for Science, emphasizing the vital role that science should play in everyday life and in federal policymaking.

Planting Delays Possible if Forecasts for Above Normal Precipitation Hold True

Planting weather was ideal Monday-Tuesday (April 17-18) for most of the state, if soils were dry enough to tolerate machinery; however, active weather Wednesday and Thursday (April 19-20) caused temporary delays across the eastern third of the state.

Simpson Farm Enterprises, Inc. Expands to Grand Island, NE

Simpson Farm Enterprises, Inc. has announced it will be opening a fifth Apache Sprayers dealership location in Grand Island, Nebraska, to provide service and sales to the surrounding region. The new dealership is set to open in the spring of 2017.

Kansas Corn Growers Look to Mexico as Top Trade Partner

Increasing concerns about trade relations with Mexico spurred Kansas Corn along with the Kansas Department of Agriculture and the Kansas Department of Commerce to plan a trade mission Mexico to learn about their agricultural industry.

Heritage Foundation Wants Congress to Cap Ag Subsidies

In an op-ed piece, a senior research fellow with the Heritage Foundation is calling on Congress to keep the interests of taxpayers in mind in the next farm bill and get rid of the ARC and PLC programs.

Corn planting underway in southern Kansas

As of Sunday, the USDA-NASS reports corn planting is three percent finished. Winter wheat headed in the nation is at 9 percent with conditions at 53 percent good/excellent and 34 fair.

U.S. Farmers Expect to Plant Record-High Soybean Acreage

Producers surveyed across the United States intend to plant an estimated 89.5 million acres of soybeans in 2017, up 7 percent from last year and a record high, according to the Prospective Plantings released by USDA-NASS.

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.

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.

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