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Research fortifies the holiday meal

A more efficient agriculture is key to safe, lower-cost food, says economist MANHATTAN, Kan. – For many families, it’s a pretty special time when the holiday ham is sliced, veggies are cooked and the rolls are golden brown. Kansas State Un... Read More

ASA Board Elects 2019 Governing Committee

St. Louis, MO. Dec. 7, 2018. A new group of leaders is set to tackle soybean policy issues in the coming year. The American Soybean Association (ASA) Board of Directors elected its governing committee this week during the annual winter board meeting ... Read More

Crunchy: Farm hopes to expand into edible insect market

WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — From the outside, Armstrong's Cricket Farm in West Monroe doesn't look like what most people think of as a farm. It's a series of 13 buildings tucked right by an elevated portion of Interstate 20 on Wood Street. It's not a p... Read More

FFA students growing skills and plants in greenhouse

The Bridgeport FFA and students at the Bridgeport High school are growing skills and growing plants in the new greenhouse at the Bridgeport High School. The greenhouse has been something the group and the community have been looking at doing for a... Read More

USGC Maintains Presence In Cambodian Market To Capture U.S. DDGS Potential

Growing demand for meat - including chicken, pork and beef - in Cambodia has spurred a commensurate increase in imports of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), corn gluten feed and meal and the first major U.S. corn purchase in recen... Read More

Planted wheat acres down in Kansas

Wheat acres in Kansas will likely be lower than last year, possibly reaching 100-year lows in the state. Last year's 7.7 million planted acres were the third lowest in a century. Abnormal weather patterns in October and November contributed to the... Read More

Adding Bushels, Counting Pennies

Stacking up scale tickets, checking bushel totals against acreage maps, filing elevator assembly sheets into folders, signing contracts, depositing checks, and ultimately, seeing the end-of-year balance on an operating loan. These are the things that... Read More

Fighting Food Waste with Gleaning

Tucked between central Washington’s Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River lies Mike and April Clayton’s orchard. Each year, the Claytons and their two young children manage 80 acres of apples and 65 acres of cherries. They grow thousands of po... Read More

Nebraska Pig Farmer Wins $20,000 Quick Pitch Competition

The first Ag Innovation Quick Pitch competition was held at the Nebraska Power Farming Show on Wednesday afternoon. Six agriculture startup companies competed for up to $25,000 in prize money. The  start-up companies competing were: ChorChek: ... Read More

Huge Tires, An Unmanned Helicopter and more! Nebraska Power Farming Show Video Spotlight Reports - Day 2

The Nebraska Power Farming Show the second largest indoor farming show in the country. The Rural Radio Network will be there to help feature exhibitors that are part of the 9.2 acre show. Video Spotlights: Tires that can make a tractor float! - Mit... Read More

Water Systems Council & NGWA Agree to Collaborate on Future Initiatives

LAS VEGAS, /PRNewswire/ -- The Water Systems Council (WSC) has signed a five-year memorandum of understanding with the National Groundwater Association (NGWA) that provides a foundation for collaboration on future joint projects and initiatives. W... Read More

Colorado Specialty Crops Grants Application Open

Colorado’s specialty crop producers can benefit from the Specialty Crops Block Grant Program (SCBGP), funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA). CDA is currently accepting ... Read More

Donnelly Recognized for Sorghum Foundation Scholarship Efforts

Kevin Donnelly, Ph.D., was honored for his support of the National Sorghum Foundation scholarship program in October following a Center for Sorghum Improvement Seminar at Kansas State University. “Dr. Donnelly has been a great supporter of the N... Read More

China-U.S. Deal Threatens Brazil Soybean Harvest

China’s pledge to buy more U.S. ag products will likely come at the expense of Brazil. The South China Morning Post reports a deal between the U.S. and China could turn Brazil’s expected bumper crop of soybeans into a glut. Brazil is nearing h... Read More