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Senator Roberts to USTR Lighthizer: Improved Ag Economy Needs Determined Effort on Trade

At a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) said the agriculture economy would not improve without a determined effort on trade.

United States Cattle on Feed Up 3 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 11.1 million head on June 1, 2017. The inventory was 3 percent above June 1, 2016.

USDA Halting Import of Fresh Brazilian Beef

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Thursday evening announced that it would halt imports of fresh Brazilian beef. The suspension of shipments will remain in place until the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture takes corrective action.

Day 9, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

Farmers near Radium, in Stafford County, are taking their combine passes in the fields slowly as they cut through dense, tough and abundant straw. Yields in the area are expected to be higher than average, but some fields did see freeze damage.

Ag Secretary, Lawmakers Discuss Crop Insurance

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recognized crop insurance as an important part of the farm safety net and said the program is critical to the country's food security during recent Senate testimony about the proposed USDA budget.

Day 8, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

While farmers in central Kansas may be celebrating good harvesting conditions and above average yields, farmers to the west are starting to cope with shattered harvest plans and wheat heads after a storm hurled up to softball sized hail on Tuesday night.

Trump Stops in Iowa

President Donald Trump pledged to include rural broadband in his infrastructure plan while in Iowa Wednesday. The President visited Kirkwood University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to talk agricultural technology,

Sorghum's Ability to Compensate for Poor Stand

One of the more difficult decisions growers must make is when to replant a crop. Fortunately, sorghum has the ability to compensate for poor initial stands or even from early season loss of plants due to hail or other adverse environmental or cultural ev

Harvest safety

To say farmers are busy during this time would be an understatement. Try to call one after 7 a.m. or before 10 p.m. and youll be wasting your time theyre not home. Theyre in the field or shop preparing for harvest.

Chairman Roberts Addresses KC Federal Reserve's 2017 Ag Symposium

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, discussed agriculture policy priorities for the 115th Congress and gave an update on the Committees work on the upcoming Farm Bil, at the Fed's Ag Symposium.

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