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Nebraska Crops Team takes third at Oklahoma Panhandle State University

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Intercollegiate Crops Judging Team competed in the Regional Crops Judging Contest on Feb. 10 at Oklahoma Panhandle State University and placed third in the four-year division against 15 other Midwest four-year and t... Read More

Cooler, Wetter for Planting in Midwest

OMAHA (DTN) -- Farmers in the Midwest could be in for a slow start to the row-crop planting season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2018 spring forecast suggests. The agency's Climate Prediction Center (CPC) is cal... Read More

Controlling Weeds in and Fertilizing Winter Wheat, Particularly Late-Seeded Fields

Many winter wheat fields were seeded late last fall because of rainfall at normal planting time. The late seeding resulted in stands that are not as competitive with weeds and younger plants that can be more susceptible to herbicide injury. These con... Read More

High Water Still Stalling Barge Traffic

Heavy rainfall, from the middle to lower Mississippi River Valley eastward across much of the Ohio River Basin, resulted in widespread river flooding along Cincinnati, Cairo, Memphis and other locations, according to the USDA weekly Grain Transportat... Read More

Iowa soybean leaders worry about farm trade, travel to China

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A group of Iowa soybean farmers will travel to China this week in hopes of smoothing over any rift in the trade relationship caused by the Trump administration's announced tariffs on steel and aluminum. Iowa Soybean Assoc... Read More

Cranberries Targeted by EU in Trade Spat

The European Union classifies cranberries as a retaliation target in response to President Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs. Bloomberg reports cranberries are among a basket of all-American goods, from peanut butter to bourbon whiskey and Harley ... Read More

Iowa officials set new goals for helping monarch butterflies

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials have set new goals for monarch butterfly habitat to help keep the insect from being listed as an endangered species. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Iowa Department of Natural Resources wants to have... Read More

HitGen and BASF Enter DNA-Encoded Library Based Research Collaboration

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany & CHENGDU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BASF and HitGen Ltd. have entered into a research collaboration to identify novel, small molecule leads for targets of agrochemical interest to BASF. In this collaboration, HitGen will a... Read More

USDA: Ag disaster from drought in 4 states

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared an agriculture disaster because of recent drought in 25 Louisiana parishes , three Mississippi counties , 61 counties in Arkansas and 60 in Texas . Farmers and ranchers i... Read More

Nebraska Wheat Board announces board of director opening

LINCOLN, Neb – A directorship appointment for District 2 of the Nebraska Wheat Utilization, Development and Marketing Board (NWB) is open for appointment by Gov. Pete Ricketts. The new term will begin July 1, 2018 and run through June 30, 2023. ... Read More

Preliminary results show a 3% drop in ag land values.

The average market value of farmland in Nebraska declined by three percent over the prior year to $2,745 per acre according to the 2018 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey (Table 1). This marks the fourth consecutive year of downward pressure. Ma... Read More

Drought threat intensifies for U.S. Plains winter wheat crop

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Yield prospects are dimming for winter wheat in the breadbasket of the southern U.S. Plains, where the crop is emerging from dormancy and requiring moisture at a time when much of the region is gripped by drought, crop experts sai... Read More

Study Finds Breakthrough in Glyphosate Resistance Research

Kansas State University researchers have discovered how weeds develop resistance to glyphosate, which researchers say could have broad future implications in agriculture. Researchers say they found how weeds have evolved resistance to glyphosate o... Read More

Monthly Tractor Sales Decline, Combine Sales Increase

U.S. tractor sales fell ten percent last month, compared to 2016, while combine sales increased 34 percent. According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturer's, for the two months in 2018, a total of 10,486 tractors were sold which compares t... Read More