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Forage Outlook: Taking a Close Look at Winter Injury, Pest and Weeds – DTN

Forage Outlook: Taking a Close Look at Winter Injury, Pest and Weeds – DTN

👤By Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 17, 2017

Ron Tombaugh is seeing his alfalfa fields green up. The Streater, Illinois, hay and straw producer said while it is too early to know exactly what is in store for forage crops this growing season, he does know conditions appear

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Kansas Wheat: What Is the Outlook for Diseases for This Spring?

Kansas Wheat: What Is the Outlook for Diseases for This Spring?

👤By Sandra Wick, Kansas State University 🕔Apr 7, 2017

The moisture around the district was a much welcomed event!!! We received some significant rainfall amounts around the district that ranged from 2 inches to over 3 ½ inches!!! However with that can also set up some conditions for diseases

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USDA Allows Fire Victims to Access Conservation Land for Grazing Livestock – DTN

USDA Allows Fire Victims to Access Conservation Land for Grazing Livestock – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 5, 2017

The USDA will open conservation reserve program lands to emergency grazing in response to wildfires in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas in March, according to a news release Tuesday. In recent weeks farm communities across the Midwest have come

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Livestock: USDA Authorizes Emergency Grazing Following Wildfires

Livestock: USDA Authorizes Emergency Grazing Following Wildfires

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 4, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, acting in response to a directive from President Donald J. Trump, today authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands located in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas – the three states which were most heavily

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Wildfire Death and Destruction Compared to Nightmare of Hurricane Katrina – DTN

Wildfire Death and Destruction Compared to Nightmare of Hurricane Katrina – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter and By Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Mar 31, 2017

As Southern Plains ranchers scramble to pick up the pieces from wildfires that charred more than 1 million acres and left death and destruction in their wake, farm communities across the country have been coming to the rescue.   Farmers

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Kansas Weather:  Warmer Gulf of Mexico Temperatures Bring Rain

Kansas Weather: Warmer Gulf of Mexico Temperatures Bring Rain

👤By Randall Kowalik, Kansas State University 🕔Mar 31, 2017

Unusually warm water temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico are fueling outbursts of severe weather and bringing much-needed rain to Kansas. According to a recently published article in the technology journal Ars Technica, temperatures in the Gulf broke records for

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Kansas Wheat: Everest Remains Most Popular Variety in 2017

Kansas Wheat: Everest Remains Most Popular Variety in 2017

👤By Mary Lou Peter and Jason Hackett, Kansas State University 🕔Mar 29, 2017

The results are in: The No. 1 wheat planted in Kansas for the fifth consecutive year is Everest, a variety developed by Kansas State University. A total of 9.6 percent of the state’s 2017 wheat crop was planted with Everest

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Kansas Wheat: Crops Challenged by Lack of Moisture

Kansas Wheat: Crops Challenged by Lack of Moisture

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Mar 23, 2017

Dry winter weather that helped fuel wildfires in Kansas and other Plains states also left many wheat fields in need of moisture even as above-average temperatures pushed wheat plants to green up earlier than usual.  The dry conditions through much

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Wildfires: USDA Has $6Mln for Farmers and Ranchers in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas – DTN

Wildfires: USDA Has $6Mln for Farmers and Ranchers in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 23, 2017

USDA on Tuesday announced $6 million in conservation program funds has been set aside specifically for farmers and ranchers hit by wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.  The $6 million comes from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The funding

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USDA – $6M Available to Aid Fire-Affected Farmers, Ranchers in Southern Plains

USDA – $6M Available to Aid Fire-Affected Farmers, Ranchers in Southern Plains

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 21, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is announcing the availability of more than $6 million in funding to implement practices that will help private farmers, ranchers and forest landowners affected by the wildfires blazing in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. “We have

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