class="page-template page-template-page-templates page-template-news page-template-page-templatesnews-php page page-id-544 page-parent group-blog masthead-fixed full-width singular wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-6.0.3 vc_responsive"
Poland wants China to open market further for exports

Poland's foreign minister says the country would like China to open up its market further to goods from Poland. Jacek Czaputowicz spoke Monday following talks with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on intensifying political and business ties betwee... Read More

Champions Named in All-American Limousin Futurity

The All-American Limousin Futurity took the stage in Springfield, Missouri on the final day of showing during the National Junior Limousin Show and Congress. This open show was held on Friday, July 5, 2019 and featured breeder and junior cattle from ... Read More

Land O'Lakes, Inc. announces expansion of its Cooperative Farmer Member Health Plan into Kansas

Leveraging a Minnesota-specific statute, Land O'Lakes developed a group health plan for individual farmers within its network in 2018. In its pilot year, through a partnership with Gravie, a Minneapolis-based benefits marketplace, the Farmer Member H... Read More

Calling All Civic Scientists: Water-Quality Testing Taking Place Across State

A team of researchers at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln needs the help of curious people. Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, professor of civil engineering at Nebraska, is seeking citizen scientists to conduct water tests in August for a program that aims ... Read More

Kansas Companies Participate in STEP Grant Trade Missions

The Kansas Department of Agriculture recently hosted two State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant trade missions to Foro Mascotas Pet Food International in Guadalajara, Mexico, and AGRO 2019 in Kyiv, Ukraine. The trade missions provided Kansas comp... Read More

China Reports New African Swine Fever Outbreak in Guangxi Region

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s southwestern region of Guangxi has confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever, the agriculture ministry said on Saturday. The new outbreak has killed 1 pig and infected 42 more on a farm in Guigang city, the Mini... Read More

KDOT rejects suggestion it is to blame for bluestem invasion

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A road maintenance official is pushing back against suggestions that the Kansas Department of Transportation is to blame for an invasion of a plant threatening native grasses. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that KDOT's po... Read More

Day 7, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

This is day 7 of the Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the Kansas Grain and Feed Association. Rain continued to be hit or miss over the holiday weekend. Many Kansas... Read More

Defenders of Vegan Bacon Sue Mississippi Over Labeling Law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal lawsuit says Mississippi is violating free-speech rights by banning makers of plant-based foods from using terms such as "meatless meatballs" and "vegan bacon." The lawsuit against Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil... Read More

Sheep and goat program covers economics to forages

The NE Sheep and Goat producers association and Nebraska and Wyoming Extension are sponsoring an educational program for sheep and goat producers on July 12 and 13. A Chadron meeting will be on Friday at the Chadron State College Campus. The North... Read More

U.S. makes first rice sale to China in spite of trade dispute

Reuters said recently a private importer in China purchased rice from the U.S for the first time, even though the two countries are in the middle of a trade war. Michael Klein, a spokesman for USA Rice, said a Chinese importer bought two container... Read More

EPA favors oil refiners over corn farmers

On July 5, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the proposed Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) rule for 2020. The National Corn Growers Association said, once again EPA has failed to account for lost volumes due to refinery exemptions a... Read More

China: ASF Outbreak is Slowing

The African Swine Fever death toll in China has risen to 1.2 million animals. An Associated Press Report said the infection has begun pushing global pork prices higher, even though a Chinese deputy ag minister said the rate of infection has “signif... Read More

Winter Wheat harvest reports up and down

A DTN report says any winter wheat that survived the growing season is likely looking pretty good come harvest time. However, field survival between planting and harvesting could be a little “iffy.” A delayed harvest is finally getting underwa... Read More