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Kansas Net Farm Income Rebounds, but Ag Economy Continues to Slump

Kansas Net Farm Income Rebounds, but Ag Economy Continues to Slump

πŸ‘€By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔May 24, 2017

Kansas average net farm income rebounded somewhat last year to $43,161 from a dismal stretch the previous year when income fell to $6,744 – the lowest in 30 years. The improvement in 2016 was supported by higher crop yields and

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Cotton – Southwest: 6-Leaf Plants Up for Some; Cool, Wet Delays Others – AgFax

Cotton – Southwest: 6-Leaf Plants Up for Some; Cool, Wet Delays Others – AgFax

🕔May 24, 2017

Panhandle, Kansas and southwestern Oklahoma farmers are dealing with planting delays where temps in the 40s and damp weather are not cooperating with good intentions. The South Plains could use a rain.

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Kansas State University Researchers Find New Pathogens in Soybean Seeds

Kansas State University Researchers Find New Pathogens in Soybean Seeds

πŸ‘€By Pat Melgares, Kansas State University 🕔May 23, 2017

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 learning more about

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Cotton Southwest –  Irrigation Running; More Planting; First Time Growers – AgFax

Cotton Southwest – Irrigation Running; More Planting; First Time Growers – AgFax

🕔May 17, 2017

Fleahoppers and thrips are on the radar in the Upper Coast and Lower Rio Grande Valley where dry weather is giving irrigation systems a workout. Beneficials are helping control the bugs, and a Section 18 for Transform is also lending

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Midwest Soybeans: IPM Best Strategy for Soybean Aphid Management, Says Study

Midwest Soybeans: IPM Best Strategy for Soybean Aphid Management, Says Study

πŸ‘€By Shari Finnell, Purdue University 🕔May 16, 2017

About 89.5 million acres of soybeans will be planted across the United States in 2017 β€” a record high, according to the USDA. Research published in the April 2017 issue of Pest Management Science indicates that many of these soybean

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Wheat: Late Season Freeze May Cause Traders to Re-Evaluate Short Positions

Wheat: Late Season Freeze May Cause Traders to Re-Evaluate Short Positions

πŸ‘€By Todd Hultman, DTN Analyst 🕔May 10, 2017

Last week’s hard red winter wheat tour, sponsored by the U.S. Wheat Quality Council, came on the heels of a heavy snow in western Kansas, highlighting what could be the first significant production threat for wheat this year. The tour

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Cotton Southwest: Pre and Post Herbicides Recommended; Dodging Weather – AgFax

Cotton Southwest: Pre and Post Herbicides Recommended; Dodging Weather – AgFax

🕔May 10, 2017

Cotton growers are dodging showers across parts of the Panhandle and South Plains as they rush to get irrigated fields planted. Cool temps in the 60s and low 70s are anticipated for Thursday (5/11), and could impact planting conditions.

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Kansas Wheat: 40% of State’s Crop Hit by Spring Snow

Kansas Wheat: 40% of State’s Crop Hit by Spring Snow

πŸ‘€By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔May 9, 2017

As usual, Mother Nature will take her time when it comes to revealing the extent of damage to the wheat crop from the spring blizzard that hit western Kansas at the end of April. The storm dumped as much as

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Midwest and Plains Weekly Crop Progress – DTN

Midwest and Plains Weekly Crop Progress – DTN

πŸ‘€By Emily Unglesbee and Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporters 🕔May 9, 2017

USDA downgraded the winter wheat condition only marginally in its weekly Crop Progress and Conditions report, despite reports of widespread damage from the Plains. Continued wet and cool weather in parts of the Corn Belt continued to hamper fieldwork, and

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Kansas Wheat: New Kansas State Variety Works on Dryland

Kansas Wheat: New Kansas State Variety Works on Dryland

πŸ‘€By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔May 9, 2017

One might say its pedigree includes royalty – a new hard red winter wheat variety that will be available for growers to plant for the fall 2017 season. Through several years of testing, Tatanka performed well across Kansas, particularly in

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