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Kansas State University Researchers Find New Pathogens in Soybean Seeds

A single seed seems so simple. Put it in the ground, give it some care, and you’ve soon grown food. But Chris Little knows better. It’s why he’s spent the better part of the last six years le... Read More

USDA Seeks Feedback From Growers About 2017 Crops, Stocks, Inventories, Values

During the next several weeks, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two major mid-year surveys, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey. The agency will survey nearly 4,7... Read More

Soil Health Institute Details Next Steps on Improving Nation's Soils

The Soil Health Institute unveiled its action plan on Thursday for advancing soil health in research, policy and on-farm practices. The institute -- created by the Oklahoma-based Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and the Farm Foundation -- held an eve... Read More

Mexico Buys Cheaper Brazil Corn as NAFTA Talks Loom

Mexico expects to import a record amount of yellow corn from Brazil this year after its livestock producers secured lower prices in deals with suppliers on a recent visit to South America as NAFTA talks loom, a Mexican official said Thursday. Alej... Read More

Corn Growers Say Remember Ag During NAFTA Modernization

Today (Thursday) U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer formally notified Congress of the Trump Administration’s plans to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico. National Corn Growers Association Pr... Read More

Western Kansas Hit by Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus

While grazing cattle on volunteer wheat may seem like a cost-effective option in a tough farm economy, not controlling volunteer may cost you, and your neighbors, down the line. Volunteer wheat is a host for the wheat curl mite, the transmitter of Wh... Read More

Nebraska Wheat Board Announces Annual Budget Meeting

The Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) will hold its annual budget meeting at the Hampton Inn in Sidney: 635 Cabela Dr., Sidney, NE 69162. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. MDT on Wednesday, May 31 and conclude at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2017. The mee... Read More

Insect Damage Could Add to Corn Belt's Woes

If your corn survived heavy rains, flooding and cold soils, you're lucky -- but you're not safe. The recent welcome wave of heat and sun in the Midwest is speeding along insect development just as well as crop growth. Armyworms and black cutworms s... Read More

Ricketts, Ag Groups Highlight Importance of U.S.-Mexico Trade Relationship

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been a boon for America’s farmers and ranchers, and we must maintain a strong partnership between the U.S. and Mexico, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and national and state grain industry leaders... Read More

Biodiesel Production Continues to Benefit Nebraska Ag Producers

May is Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska, and the benefits of cleaner-burning fuels go beyond what’s available at the pump. Soybean oil makes up more than 50 percent of the feedstock for biodiesel production, which helps Nebraska farmers, as well a... Read More

Brazil Shifts Rules on Ethanol as Imports From the US Rise

Buyers of imported ethanol in Brazil will have to follow the same capacity and inventory requirements as those that apply to domestic producers, according to a ruling published in Brazil's official gazette. The effort is aimed at giving "fair treatm... Read More