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Farmway, CVA Boards unanimously approve next step in bringing merger to a vote

After a review of the recently completed merger study, the Board of Directors of Farmway Co-op, Inc. (Farmway) and Central Valley Ag (CVA) both unanimously approved the next step in a merger of the two cooperatives.

Prospect of China opening its doors to U.S. beef could be boon for industry

Its been nearly 14 years since China allowed sales of U.S. beef in that country, but that may be about to change. And thats very good news for the U.S. beef and cattle industry, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist.

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.

Vilsack's to join CSU, bring expertise in agriculture, food, water and educational outreach

Tom & Christie Vilsack will be joining the Colorado State University System as Advisors. Both of these positions are part time appointments.

ICBA to Congress: Enhance USDA Credit Programs to Prevent Farm Credit Crunch

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) called on Congress to support agricultural programs that help community banks serve rural America amid a steady deterioration in farm incomes.

USDA Authorizes Emergency Grazing in Response to President Trump's Directive

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, acting in response to a directive from President Donald J. Trump authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands located in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

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.

Spring update from New Frontier Ag

As spring arrives, it is time to get an update from Sam O'Toole from New Frontier Ag on what is going on with leasing, financing and the buying and selling of late model equipment.

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.

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