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Early season crop stress effects on production, insects and seedling diseases in soybeans

At the 2017 Soybean Management Field Days, UNL Plant Pathologist Dr. Loren Giesler and his colleagues discussed early season crop stress effects on production, insects and seedling diseases.

Kansas Corn Listening Tour Is Making Stops in August

Kansas Corn's District Listening Tour is making six stops this month in Hutchinson, Towanda, Atchison, Atwood, Scott City and Ellsworth. This is the second year for the listening tour.

USDA Lowers Corn Production, Increases Soybean Yield

Corn production is forecast at 14.2 billion bushels, down 7 % from last year. Yields are expected to average 169.5 bushels per acre, down 5.1 bu. from 2016. If realized, this will be the third highest yield and production on record for the U.S.

DuPont Acquires Ag Software Company Granular

DuPont announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire San Francisco-based Granular, Inc., a leading provider of software and analytics tools that help farms improve efficiency, profitability and sustainability.

KLA/K-State Ranch Management Field Days coming up

The historic Black Diamond Angus Ranch, also known as Warner Angus Ranch, will host the first 2017 Kansas Livestock Association (KLA)/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day August 17 near Spearville.

U.S. Corn and Soybean rated 60% Good/Excellent

Latest crop progress and condition report from USDA-NASS shows nation's corn and soybean conditions at 60 % good/excellent. Winter wheat harvest is just about wrapped up for the year.

Congressman Marshall announces 2017 Farm Bill Listening Tour

Congressman Roger Marshall has announced a 2017 Farm Bill Listening Tour across Kansas' Big First Congressional District. He will stop in ten counties and will focus on trade, nutrition, commodity programs, and other issues.

Water Technology Farms Expanded and Field Days Scheduled

The Kansas Water Office (KWO), Kansas State University and Northwest Kansas Technical College is providing an opportunity to see first hand what is taking place on the Water Technology Farms by hosting a series of Field Days in August.

USDA and SCORE Launch Innovative Mentorship Effort to Support New Farmers and Ranchers

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue signed a Memorandum of Understanding with officials from SCORE, the nations largest volunteer network of expert business mentors, to support new and beginning farmers.

U.S. Farm Real Estate Value up 2.3 Percent from 2016

The United States farm real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, averaged $3,080 per acre for 2017, up $70 per acre (2.3 percent) from 2016 values. Kansas and Nebraska both down 2 percent.

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