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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.

Kansas farmland values continue to slide

Kansas farmland values have dropped an average of 11 percent over the past two years, pulled down by lower grain and livestock prices and a dramatic drop in farm and ranch income.

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

Secretary Perdue Announces USDA Improvements for Customer Service & Efficiency

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the realignment of a number of offices within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in order to improve customer service and maximize efficiency

White House Backs 2018 Spending Package

The Trump administration offered support this week to the 2018 spending package the U.S. House is set to consider that includes the ag spending bill. The measure includes funding for many federal agencies.

September meetings provide opportunities to beef cattle ranchers

Kansas producers looking to add value to their beef cattle herds are finding success in the Sunflower Supreme program. A trio of meetings on Sept. 12 will provide ranchers with all the information they need to meet the Oct. 1 enrollment deadline.

Peterson Farm Brothers release "Forage Harvester" video

The Peterson Farm Brothers from Assaria; KS have released a new video titled "Forage Harvester." Find more information at:

NCTA enrollment continues climb

Fulltime student enrollment at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis has increased for a fourth consecutive year. NCTA Aggies completed their second week of classes Sept. 1 with 255 fulltime on-campus students.

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