Hemp: USDA Announces Details of Risk Management Programs Feb 7, 2020

🕔Feb 7, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of two programs that protect hemp producers’ crops from natural disasters. A pilot hemp insurance program through Multi-Peril Crop Insurance […]

Mystery Drones Buzzing The West’s Front Range – DTN Jan 3, 2020

🕔Jan 3, 2020
People across eastern Colorado and western Nebraska are reporting and filming unexplained sightings of drones flying around the area, according to several media reports. According to reports from the Denver […]

Kansas: Researcher Expands Irrigation Water Use Network Dec 27, 2019

🕔Dec 27, 2019
A project led by a Kansas State University agronomist that uses technology to study microclimate data is among seven ideas to be funded by the Irrigation Innovation Consortium, the group has […]

Western Region Pecan Prices: Moderate Buying Interest Dec 26, 2019

🕔Dec 26, 2019
Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were very light. Demand was fairly good for good quality pecans. Harvesting is in its early stages, but is expected to […]

Western Region Pecan Prices: Moderate Demand as Harvest Takes Off Dec 19, 2019

🕔Dec 19, 2019
Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were very light. Demand was fairly good for good quality pecans. Harvesting is in its early stages, but is expected to […]

Wheat: Variable Weather Poses Challenges, Opportunities for U.S. Farmers Nov 27, 2019

🕔Nov 27, 2019
It is no secret U.S. hard red winter (HRW) wheat farmers have struggled through a difficult planting season. Many industry sources believe total U.S. winter wheat planted area will fall […]

1930s Dust Bowl: Government Policy + Climate + Farming Methods Oct 25, 2019

🕔Oct 25, 2019
The images are indelible, captured in novels, history books, songs and old black-and-white photographs.  During the mid-1930s, as Americans were trying to claw their way out of the depths of […]

Wheat: 3 New Varieties Released from KSU Sep 6, 2019

🕔Sep 6, 2019
Certified seed growers will have 3 new wheat varieties this fall. In 2020, they will be available to farmers. Kansas State University’s new releases include two hard red winter wheat […]

Colorado: 28 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought Jun 7, 2019

🕔Jun 7, 2019
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 28 Colorado counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses caused by recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) […]

Farmland Values: Decline on the Horizon? – Fed Reserve May 10, 2019

🕔May 10, 2019
In 2018, the spread between returns to farmland owners and benchmark interest rates narrowed to its lowest level in more than a decade in the Tenth Federal Reserve District. At […]

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