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Youth Corn Challenge Winners Announced

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers are in high demand and will continue to be in future years. To engage youth in crop science-based education, the Innovative Youth Corn Challen... Read More

Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers is March 5

Agriculture industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to better manage pests are encouraged to attend the Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers course March 5 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead, 1071 C... Read More

RMA Administrator: No Hemp Coverage Currently, New Enterprise Coverage Coming

SAN DIEGO (DTN) -- Martin Barbre, the administrator of the Agriculture Department's Risk Management Agency, told the crop insurance industry on Monday that agents can discuss crop insurance for hemp with farmers who are growing it, but must tell them... Read More

Collaborative Program Brings Ag Leaders Together to Sharpen Skills

Corn farmers joined with their counterparts from other ag-focused organizations in Raleigh, N.C. and Washington, D.C. last week for the revisedLeadership At Its Best Program, sponsored bySyngenta. The new structure of the program allows leaders from ... Read More

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue Will Be Keynote Speaker of 2019 Commodity Classic

WASHINGTON, DC  — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Commodity Classic, held Feb. 28-March 2 in Orlando, Fla. Commodity Classic is one of the largest agriculture industry events, with close to 10 tho... Read More

K-State researchers seeking ways to protect flour

Most consumers typically don’t think that a food safety risk lurks in their kitchen’s flour bin, but a handful of product recalls since 2015 in the United States and other countries is changing that mindset. Rather than accept that it’s just t... Read More

Brazil's JBS imports corn for first time in 2019

SAO PAULO, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Brazilian food giant JBS SA has ordered its first shipment of imported corn this year to be used as feed at meat processing plants in the southern state of Santa Catarina, a source with direct knowledge of the decision s... Read More

Watermelon farmer Chastain gets top 10 at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ross Chastain always has watermelons around victory lane, a nod to his roots in the family fruit farming business. He may not spend much time on the Florida farm these days, but with good reason — the eighth-generati... Read More

Grain marketing workshop - Feb. 26-27 in Hastings

When times are tight, one key to keeping the farm is managing income by having an effective grain marketing plan, one that accounts for an individual farmer’s cost of production, balance sheet and cash flow. A two-day, in-depth, hands-on workshop ... Read More

Kansas taking further steps to start industrial hemp crop

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Agriculture is accepting applications from farmers who want to be part of the state's industrial hemp research program, which state lawmakers created last April. One of the farmers eager to get on... Read More

APPLICATORS REQUIRE TRAINING BEFORE APPLYING RESTRICTED-USE PESTICIDES

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is reminding farmers, ranchers and other pesticide applicators that it’s time to renew or obtain a private pesticide applicator license if you plan to purchase or use restricted-use pesticide... Read More