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ASA Testifies on Impacts of Trade War

Washington, D.C.- American Soybean Association (ASA) Board Member and Missouri farmer Ronnie Russell appeared Wednesday before the House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy, te... Read More

Nebraska Farm Service Agency Announces Extension of Prevented Plant Reporting Deadline to July 15

Lincoln, Nebraska, June 19, 2019 – The U.S Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Nebraska is extending the deadline for producers in the state to report their spring prevented plant crop acres to the agency. FSA State Executive ... Read More

Bayer Launches Blue Ribbon Beekeepers, Announces Feed a Bee Grants to Celebrate National Pollinator Week

ST. LOUIS, AP /PRNewswire/ -- The Bayer Bee Care Program is celebrating National Pollinator Week by honoring those who are working hard to support bees and other pollinators around the country. The company announced Blue Ribbon Beekeepers to recog... Read More

Futures One Crop Progress Report *AUDIO*

 Corn planting was 92% complete and the portion of the crop that had emerged was rated 59% in good-to-excellent condition as of Sunday, June 16, according to this week's USDA NASS Crop Progress report. Soybean planting was 77% complete. Check this ... Read More

Trade, Other Concerns Ease Somewhat With Corn Price Rally

The last few weeks of price moves have changed the market outlook and put more spring in the step of Iowa farmers who have gotten their crops in. Until recently, trade was the topic du jour for farmers worried about low prices and the market for the... Read More

Bees Required to Create an Excellent Blueberry Crop

Getting an excellent rabbiteye blueberry harvest requires helpful pollinators—particularly native southeastern blueberry bees—although growers can bring in managed honey bees to do the job, according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scienti... Read More

Connecticut OKs Dozens of Hemp Grower Licenses for Pilot

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With the new growing season underway, Connecticut's Department of Agriculture has been busy processing applications from dozens interested in growing industrial hemp as part of the state's new research pilot program. As of... Read More

ROUND ONE RECAP: Big Iron Realty's Fridays in the Field

Round One of Big Iron Realty's Fridays in the Field is now complete. Did you miss an episode? Scroll to the bottom to catch the first round of features! Every Friday since May 10th, members of the Rural Radio Network have met with producers across... Read More

Emergence of Soybean Gall Midge in Southern Cass County, NE

On June 14 and 15, 2019, soybean gall midge adults (Figure 1) were collected from Cass County (red dots; Figure 2). For more information on the larvae and plant injury see this UNL CropWatch article. Trap sites in Saunders and Lancaster counties ar... Read More

Rain leaves veggie farmers struggling with no aid in sight

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Like farmers throughout the Midwest, this spring's torrential rains turned Andrew Dunham's land into sticky muck that set him back nearly a month in planting his crops. Unlike other farmers, though, Dunham won't get a pie... Read More

'Like quicksand': Ohio farmer survives soybean entrapment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The sea of shifting soybean kernels had risen to Jay Butterfield's knees inside a tall grain bin on his Ohio farm. "I knew I was in trouble then," the 70-year-old said. "Because it's just like being in quicksand or cement."... Read More

Bayer to invest $5.6 billion in new weed killing methods

BERLIN (AP) — German chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer says it plans to invest some 5 billion euros ($5.6 billion) over the next decade in developing "additional methods to combat weeds." Friday's announcement came as Bayer is engaged in... Read More

Cool spring delays planting and pushes wheat harvest to August

Cool, cloudy days and afternoon rains have plagued the Panhandle of Nebraska and eastern Wyoming this spring. While the weather caused many farmers to plant later than usual the Hard Red Winter Wheat, which was already in the ground is still tryi... Read More

Celebrating Black Cows, Corn Cobs and Dads! -- Friday Five (June 14, 2019)

What do black cows, corn, strawberries, fudge, beef jerky and dads have in common? They're all being celebrated this week! This week's episode of Friday Five highlights five random celebrations you probably missed this week -- but mark your calend... Read More