Crops

Fall Harvest Progressing but still behind schedule

As of Sunday, according to USDA, nationally 28% of corn has been harvested, 49% soybeans and 40% sorghum. All as behind last year and the 5 year average. Winter wheat planting is 60% finished also delayed due to weather.

EPA Announces Dicamba Label Changes

The Environmental Protection Agency Friday announced new restrictions for dicamba-based herbicides, classifying dicamba as a restricted-use product. The EPA said that only certified pesticide applicators, or people under their supervision, will be allowed

BASF to Acquire Bayer's Crop Science Unit

BASF has signed an agreement to purchase Bayers Crop Science business for $7 billion. BASF is purchasing Bayer seeds for mainstay crops including cotton and soybean, plus the herbicide brand Liberty

Fall Harvest Delayed due to weather

The latest crop progress and condition report shows as of Sunday, corn harvest was 22% complete, soybeans 36% harvested and sorghum 35%. Winter Wheat planting 48% finished all of these behind average.

Kansas Corn Collegiate Programs Offer Students Opportunities to Explore the Corn Industry

Kansas Corn has three programs to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to enhance their college education. Kansas Corn' collegiate program is comprised of the Next Generation Scholarship, the Kansas Corn Collegiate Academy, an

USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments Total Exceeds $9.6 Billion

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that over $9.6 billion in payments will be made, beginning this week, to producers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs

NAWG: State of the Ag Economy and Weather Conditions Show Need for Safety Net

Several like-minded groups held a Farm Bill policy reform Summit in Washington.These groups have proposed policy changes to the Farm Bill that are bad for farmers, the economy, and are misleading according to NAWG.

NAFTA Negotiation at Warp Speed, May Not Be Successful according to USTR

NAFTA Negotiation at Warp Speed, May Not Be Successful according to USTR Lighthizer said: we don't know whether we're going to get to a conclusion.

NCGA Supports Funding Increase for MAP, FMD Programs

The National Corn Growers Association praised the introduction today of the CREAATE Act, a bill to increase investment in two federal programs with a proven track record of building global demand for U.S. agricultural products.

USDA Predicting Larger Corn, Soybean Harvest

USDA expects a larger corn and a record soybean harvest in the most recent round of monthly reports. USDA is forecasting the average corn yield at 169.0 bushels per acre, and the soybean yield at 49.9 bushels per acre.

Kansas State University and PepsiCo team up on affordable nutrition

Kansas State University has entered into an agreement with PepsiCo, Inc. to focus on making nutritious food and beverage products more affordable and accessible.

2017 Kansas Wheat Quality Report Released

Preliminary data for the 2017 crop year from 12,851 carlot samples from 51 counties showed an average test weight of 60.5 pounds per bushel, while the 10-year average, 2007-2016, was 60.7 pounds per bushel. Protein content averaged 11.6 percent

Crops not too excited to finish up

Latest crop progress/condition report shows 12% corn mature, 62% good/excellent. Soybeans 61% good/excellent with 11% dropping leaves and 31% of sorghum is mature and 63% good/excellent.

Central Valley Ag & Farmway now one cooperative

Farmway Co-op, Inc.and Central Valley Ag officially united into one cooperative September 1st. The new Central Valley Ag will consist of 90 locations across Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas with more than 800 employees..

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.

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