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Kansas Specialty crop report available

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Rural Center (KRC) announces the availability of its latest report, Lessons Learned from Specialty Crop Growers Across Kansas. The 42-page report is a compilation of five previously published profiles of successful Kansas ... Read More

USDA Working on FSA Fix

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says his agency is working with the Office of Management and Budget to find ways to reduce the impact of the government shutdown on farmers and ranchers. Farm Service Agency offices across the country are closed and it’... Read More

Fortenberry Named Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) made the following statement today on being named the Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee: “Our land has been the source of America’s vitality,” Fort... Read More

Farmers and Ranchers Digest Information on Alternative Protein Sources

Whether it is called fake meat or clean meat, products containing alternative sources of protein have been appearing in supermarkets and restaurants around the country, and are competing with traditionally raised animal agriculture products. Farmers ... Read More

High-ranking USDA-NIFA officer to lead K-State’s Food Science Institute

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Jeanette Thurston has been selected to lead Kansas State University’s Food Science Institute, beginning June 17. For the last 10 years, Thurston has held positions of increasing responsibility at the U.S. Department of Agricu... Read More

Colorado animal sanctuary saves hundreds of chickens

ERIE, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado sanctuary for farm animals says it found cannibalism, infections and fractured wings while rescuing chickens from a farm. The Daily Camera reports Chrissy Dinardo, the development director at Luvin Arms, in Erie, ... Read More

Nebraska Extension Offers Grain Marketing Workshop

Lincoln, Nebraska, Jan. 15, 2019 – When finances are tight, one key to keeping the farm is managing income with an effective grain marketing plan, one that accounts for a farmer’s cost of production, balance sheet and cash flow. The two-day, i... Read More

RFA Launches E15 Awareness Campaign

WASHINGTON — With less than five months before the start of the summer driving season, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has launched an awareness campaignto educate consumers and policymakers about the benefits of E15 (a gasoline blend conta... Read More

Ninth Circuit Dicamba Battle Likely to Continue in 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a lawsuit against dicamba last week, but left open a door for the plaintiffs to expedite a new lawsuit in 2019. The original lawsuit, which was filed by four farm and environm... Read More

Feds to Ease Rules on Drone Flights Over Crowds and at Night

Federal officials plan to ease restrictions on flying small drones over crowds and at night, which would give a boost to the commercial use of unmanned aircraft. The Federal Aviation Administration outlined draft rules Monday that would let drone ... Read More

FDA Resuming Some Food Inspections Halted by Shutdown

NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said it will resume inspections of some of the riskiest foods such as cheeses, produce and infant formula as early as Tuesday. The routine inspections had been briefly halted as a result of the pa... Read More

Potential Fireworks Ahead During U.S. and EU Trade Negotiations

The Trump Administration included a range of agricultural demands in its list of formal objectives for trade talks with the European Union. That list came out late last week when EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom was in Washington to visit with... Read More

York High School ag ed program receives award

The agricultural education program at York High School in York, Neb., is one of only six agricultural education programs nationwide to receive the 2018 National Association of Agricultural Educators Outstanding Middle/Secondary Agricultural Education... Read More

Doubts About Overall Size of Brazil Soybean Harvest

Dry weather appears to be having an impact on the potential Brazilian soybean harvest, at least according to some market watchers. A weak El Nino pattern brought dry weather to central and southern Brazil in December. The below-normal rainfall combin... Read More