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Herbicide Drift: New Tool Helps Farmers Understand When Temperature Inversions Occur

Herbicide Drift: New Tool Helps Farmers Understand When Temperature Inversions Occur

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Nov 21, 2017

Kansas State University is offering a new tool to help farmers assess when temperature inversions occur in their region. The information can be useful in assessing the risk for herbicide drift when applying products such as dicamba, an herbicide used

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Kansas: 4 ‘Farming for the Future’ Programs Set in Dec., Jan.

Kansas: 4 ‘Farming for the Future’ Programs Set in Dec., Jan.

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Nov 17, 2017

Historically low crop prices and slipping farmland values continue to weigh on the bottom line for farmers and ranchers. To address those challenges and support producers as they plan for what’s to come, Kansas State University will host a one-day

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Kansas: 2018 Agricultural Commodity Futures Conference, Overland Park, April 5-6

Kansas: 2018 Agricultural Commodity Futures Conference, Overland Park, April 5-6

👤By Jennifer Merrill, Kansas State University 🕔Nov 17, 2017

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Center for Risk Management Education and Research at Kansas State University will jointly host, “Protecting America’s Agricultural Markets: An Agricultural Commodity Futures Conference,” on April 5 – 6, 2018, in Overland Park, Kansas.

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Midwest, Plains Crop Progress: Harvest Pace Continues to Lag, Wheat Conditions Decline – DTN

Midwest, Plains Crop Progress: Harvest Pace Continues to Lag, Wheat Conditions Decline – DTN

👤By DTN Staff 🕔Nov 15, 2017

Winter wheat conditions fell slightly from the previous week, according to USDA’s latest Crop Progress report released on Monday. USDA estimated that 54% of the winter wheat crop was rated good to excellent, down 1 percentage point from 55% the

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Kansas: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Multiple Disasters

Kansas: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Multiple Disasters

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 15, 2017

USDA) has designated three counties in Kansas as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by multiple disasters that occurred during the 2017 crop year. Designation Number 1: USDA has designated Marshall and Nemaha counties in Kansas

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Kansas Soybean Expo, Topeka, Jan. 10

Kansas Soybean Expo, Topeka, Jan. 10

👤From a Press Release 🕔Nov 2, 2017

Kansas soybean farmers and their industry partners will gather Jan. 10, 2018, in Topeka for the Kansas Soybean Expo. The Kansas Soybean Association (KSA) organizes the annual event, with checkoff funding from the Kansas Soybean Commission (KSC), to coincide with the

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Farmer Health Insurance Confusion: Cooperatives, Waivers, Tax Credits, and More – DTN

Farmer Health Insurance Confusion: Cooperatives, Waivers, Tax Credits, and More – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Nov 1, 2017

Despite the continued political battles over the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” it remains the law, the marketplace for insurance still exists and enrollment starts Wednesday. Farmers in most of the country are left largely with the same health-insurance options

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Kansas: Community Backlash Has Tyson Foods $320Mln Poultry Complex in the Air

Kansas: Community Backlash Has Tyson Foods $320Mln Poultry Complex in the Air

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Nov 1, 2017

Recent news that Tyson Foods, Inc., is interested in building a $320 million poultry complex in Kansas is bringing a range of reactions from community members where the plant might be located. Two Kansas State University extension specialists answered questions

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Soybean Market: Chinese Traders Visit Midwest Checking Yields and Quality – DTN

Soybean Market: Chinese Traders Visit Midwest Checking Yields and Quality – DTN

👤By Lin Tan, DTN China Correspondent 🕔Oct 25, 2017

A team of Chinese traders representing eight large soybean importing companies, include state-owned COFCO (China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation), Jiusan Group and privately-owned Hopefull Grain and Oil Group, visited soybean fields in the U.S. western Midwest recently. They

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Syngenta Corn Traits Settlement: What Does it Mean for Individual Farmers?

Syngenta Corn Traits Settlement: What Does it Mean for Individual Farmers?

👤By Donald L. Swanson, Guest Writer, Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation 🕔Oct 20, 2017

Everyone interested in the farmer lawsuits against Syngenta knows about reports of a settlement between the disputing parties, achieved in the midst of a jury trial.  But the settling parties aren’t saying what the details of the settlement might be.

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