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Crops not too excited to finish up

Latest crop progress/condition report shows 12% corn mature, 62% good/excellent. Soybeans 61% good/excellent with 11% dropping leaves and 31% of sorghum is mature and 63% good/excellent.

Tyson to build state-of-the-art chicken operation near Tonganoxie, KS

Tyson Foods will construct a processing plant, hatchery and feed mill near the city of Tonganoxie, in Leavenworth County, Kansas which will employ approximately 1,600 people and contract with Kansas farmers and ranchers to raise chickens.

Hurricane Harvey Causes Fuel Changes

Due to the fuel supply emergency caused by Hurricane Harvey, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a waiver, which relaxes the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) requirement so E15 may be sold immediately in 38 states, including Nebraska.

Greg Ibach nominated to be USDA Under Secretary

Nebraska Director of Agriculture Greg Ibach has been officially nominated to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs by President Trump. Ibach has served as Director of Agriculture in the state since 2005.

Central Valley Ag & Farmway now one cooperative

Farmway Co-op, Inc.and Central Valley Ag officially united into one cooperative September 1st. The new Central Valley Ag will consist of 90 locations across Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas with more than 800 employees..

Dairy Producers Can Enroll for 2018 Coverage

USDA has announced that starting Sept.1st dairy producers can enroll for 2018 coverage in the Margin Protection Program. Secretary Perdue has provided dairy producers the option of opting out of the program for 2018.

Nebraska LEAD Announces 2017-2019 Fellows

Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) Group 37 participants have been announced by the programs director, Terry Hejny. The two-year program will begin in September.

Farmer2Farmer Conference in Omaha

Second Annual Farmer2Farmer Conference focuses on Entrepreneurship

Summary of diseases on corn, grain sorghum, and soybeans in Kansas in 2015

The 2015 growing season was one of contrasts. On the positive side, losses to diseases in soybeans were the lowest in at least 20 years. On the negative side, yield loss to disease in corn was higher than in any recent year.

U.S. Fall Harvest nearly half complete

This week's crop progress and condition report says as of as of Sunday, 42 % of corn has been harvested, soybeans at 62 % complete and sorghum at 51% wrapped up. Hard Red Winter wheat is 64 % seeded.

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