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EPA Ending "Sue and Settle"

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is touting a directive he signed this week to end the EPAs so-called sue and settle strategy, a practice agriculture groups opposed. Pruitt issued an Agency-wide directive Monday to end the pra

Marshall authors S.A.L.E. Act to protect livestock producers and sale barns

Congressman Roger Marshall has introduced the bipartisan Securing All Livestock Equitably (S.A.L.E.) Act, which will offer protections to sale barns and livestock producers from the recurring trend of defaults of livestock dealers

USDA decides not to move forward with proposed rules from GIPSA

The Trump administration has announced it will withdraw regulations related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move strongly commended by the National Pork Producers Council, which opposed the Obama-era rules.

BASF to Acquire Bayer's Crop Science Unit

BASF has signed an agreement to purchase Bayers Crop Science business for $7 billion. BASF is purchasing Bayer seeds for mainstay crops including cotton and soybean, plus the herbicide brand Liberty

Tractor Sales Fall in September

Overall sales of tractors were lower in September compared to last year. The Association of Equipment Manufacturer's monthly report on equipment sales found the sale of all tractors in the U.S. in September 2017, were down 10 percent compared to the s

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.

Survey: Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population Continues to Climb

The population of the lesser prairie-chicken is on the rise, according to survey results released last week by the WAFWA. Based on aerial surveys, biologists estimate the lesser prairie-chicken numbers about 29,000, a 25 % increase from 2014.

2015 Kansas Wheat Crop Hit By Just About Everything

As combines roll across Kansas, phrases like miracle wheat, pleasantly surprised and exceeded expectations pop up daily in harvest reports along with scattered stories of other fields struck down by hail, decimated by disease or starved by drought.



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