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State Officials Urging Farmers to Control Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus Now

Kansas State University officials are joining in on a group effort to help Kansas farmers stop the spread of a destructive wheat disease that took a strong foothold in the state’s fields this year. ... Read More

Corn Farmers Grow Leadership Skills through Training Program

Growers gathered in Minneapolis, Minn. last week for the first session of the NCGA Leadership Academy, co-sponsored by Syngenta. This year's class includes 15 aspiring leaders from nine states. Upon completion of the program in January, the participa... Read More

NAFTA Mexico Fact Finding Tour

The U.S. Grains Council will host a team of U.S. and Mexico-based and agriculture-focused media members to Texas and Mexico, August 6th-11th, to learn about the impact of U.S. corn exports to that market, including the critical role NAFTA plays in on... Read More

USDA Weekly Crop Progress- Report Remains Neutral for Corn, Soybeans

OMAHA (DTN) -- Corn condition improved slightly from the previous week while soybean condition was down by 1 percentage point, according to USDA's weekly Crop Progress report released Monday. USDA estimated that 62% of corn was in good-to-excellent ... Read More

New KSU Winter Wheat Varieties Available for Fall Planting

MANHATTAN, Kan. – In geographical terms, Kansas is a large, diverse state with significantly less annual average rainfall to the west than in the east, so a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work for crops grown in the state. To that end, Kansas... Read More

Dicamba Survey Available on the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Website

 PIERRE, S.D.- The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) encourages producers that believe they may have experienced damage due to dicamba this year to complete a survey on the department’s website,www.sdda.sd.gov. Dicamba is a broad sp... Read More

A Faster, Less Costly Way to Process Walnuts

The popularity of walnuts is growing among health-conscious consumers, but processing these nutrient-vitamin-rich nuts could use some tweaking. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have developed a method that uses infrared technology to im... Read More

Report Shows Shift to Legal Farm Labor

A new report by the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute finds the number of undocumented farm workers dropped over a 14-year period. Between 2000 and 2014, the report says undocumented workers in the agricultural sector dropped from 55 percent ... Read More

Wheat Streak Mosaic is timely issue at WheatU event

Nearly 250 Kansas wheat farmers met in Wichita, Kansas, on August 8, 2017, for the WheatU event, sponsored by High Plains Journal and Indigo Ag. Dr. Erick De Wolf, professor of plant pathology at Kansas State University, was the keynote speaker ... Read More

Water and Crops Field Day Offered Aug. 24 in North Platte

Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Water Balance Alliance will host a water and crops field day on Aug. 24 at the West Central Research and Extension Center, 402 W. State Farm Road, North Platte. Conversations on the Cutting Edge is the theme for th... Read More

ASA Works to Find Answers on Herbicide-Related Damage

Following reports of dicamba-related damage to soybean crops, American Soybean Association (ASA) President and Illinois farmer Ron Moore releases the following statement committing the association’s resources to the pursuit of a solution: “The... Read More