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3-I Show moving to March beginning next year

Western Kansas Manufacturers Association (WKMA) has announced a 3i SHOW date change beginning next year. In response to survey results, the 3i SHOW will immediately kick off new March dates beginning March 22-24, 2018.

UNL's Lubben on Crop Insurance, Economy and Farm Bill

UNL's Ag Policy Specialist Dr. Brad Lubben was one of the featured presenters at this fall's Soybean Management Field Days.

Farm Financial Workshops offer confidential, one-on-one financial planning assistance

With farm profitability rivaling the low levels of the 1980s, K-State Research and Extension is offering confidential, one-on-one financial planning assistance to agricultural producers in five locations in early 2018.

Farm tax planning is important in good years and bad

With the new year straight ahead, theres no better time for farmers and ranchers to take stock of where they are financially in order to put them in the best tax situation possible, according to agricultural economist Mark Dikeman.

Kansas Farm Bureau looks to 2018 as a year for celebration

Delegates from across Kansas gathered in Manhattan for the annual meeting of the Kansas Farm Bureau. President Rich Felts from Liberty sat down with Ken Rahjes to talk trade, farm bill and sustainability.Also 2018 which will be a big year for KFB.

Steve Wellman named Nebraska Director of Agriculture

Steve Wellman, a farmer from Syracuse Nebraska has been named the new Nebraska Director of Agriculture, replacing Greg Ibach who left the position to become an Undersecretary at USDA.

Mid-America Business Conditions Index Slips to Still Healthy Level

While the November Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index, a leading economic indicator for the nine-state region stretching from Arkansas to North Dakota, declined for the month, the reading still points to healthy economic growth ahe

EPA Maintains RFS Point of Obligation Requirement

The EPA decided to maintain the Renewable Fuels Standard Point of Obligation. EPA administrator Scott Pruitt followed through on a promise to a group of Midwest senators that he would deny a petition from oil refiners to change the point of obligation.

Rural Mainstreet Index Indicates Economic Weakness

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index dipped from Octobers weak reading and remained below growth neutral, according to the November monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a 10-state region dependent on agriculture and/or energy.

Updated Agricultural Economic Impact Reports by Kansas County Available

The Kansas Department of Agriculture has recently updated economic impact of agriculture by county. , the interactive map can be used to find the agricultural economic facts for each of the 105 counties in Kansas at agriculture.ks.gov.

Over 180 Groups Call on House to Preserve Section 199, Ensure Farmers Do Not Face Tax Increase

Over 180 agricultural organizations, cooperatives and other agribusinesses have sent a letter to the House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi opposing repeal of the Domestic Production Activities Deduction, also known as Section 199.

Senator Flake puts hold on Doud nomination to USTR

Arizona Republican Jeff Flake has put a hold on the confirmation of Gregg Doud, President Trumps nominee to be the U.S. Trade Representatives Chief Agricultural Negotiator. Politico says the hold involves concerns surrounding a controversial produce prop

GOP Tax Bill Heads to House Floor, Senate GOP Releases Tax Bill

The House Ways and Means Committee approved House Republicans' Bill to rewrite the tax code on Thursday. The measure reduces the number of individual tax rates, slashes the corporate tax rate and eliminates many deductions and credits

Biosecurity Research Institute at KSU, a Center for Research

Have you ever wondered who studies diseases and pathogens in plants, animals, and humans? Well the answer is right at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.

Land Auctions are Heating Up

Farmers National Company's land auctions have been heating up in bidding activity. Paul Schadegg, Sales Manager, reported on a recent auction of seven tracts in Furnas County, Nebraska.The overall auction price was well above local expectations.

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