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Taking agriculture to a higher level of precision

By Robert Burns Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Imagine, if you will, a tractor pulling a fertilizer wagon travelling at 8 to 9 miles per hour along a field of thousands of [Read More]

Borlaug, renowned wheat researcher, recognized on Ag Day

Norman Borlaug would have turned 100 this year on March 25. In his honor, the state of Iowa unveiled the 7-foot bronze statue to be displayed in the National Statuary H [Read More]

Tolman to retire as NCGA CEO

National Corn Growers Association President Martin Barbre announced that Rick Tolman has shared his desire to step down as chief executive officer of NCGA at the end of September. “Rick has been a tireless advocate for corn [Read More]

Record soybean acres expected, corn acres at 4-year low

By Jennifer Carrico The prospective planting report released March 31 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service said producers pl [Read More]

Wheat specialist Jim Shroyer to retire

For more than 30 years, the face of wheat in Kansas has been Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist. He has informed and entertained his “family” of producers in the state [Read More]


Scientists develop new way to make food ingredient from rice bran oil

Some of today’s popular baked goods might tomorrow contain a butter-like extract, derived from rice bran oil, as a partial replacement for mar[Read More]


New Focus on Soybean webcasts cover drone technology, no-till

Whether farmers adopt cutting-edge technology like drone aircraft or time-tested, low-technology management practices like no-till, the goal is roughly the sa[Read More]


Wheat growers support introduction of federal GMO labeling bill

The National Association of Wheat Growers welcomes the introduction of legislation that would establish a voluntary federal labeling standard for foods an[Read More]


Growth Through Agriculture awards $330,000 for projects ranging from ice cream to irrigation

Gov. Steve Bullock, the Montana Department of Agriculture and the Agriculture Development Counci[Read More]


BNSF executive comes to address grain industry

John Miller, group vice president, agricultural products for BNSF Railway, will address over 200 grain handlers who will meet on April 14 and 15 at the Marriott Hotel in Wichita for the 11[Read More]


FROM OUR WRITERS
Ken Root

Ken Root

When Wal-Mart goes organic, where will organic go?


By Ken Root Wal-Mart’s announcement that it will sell organic foods, with the Wild Oats label, has many people buzzing about the impact the

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Sara Wyant

Sara Wyant

Slow go: Farmers, shippers concerned about impact of rail delays


By Sara Wyant Ordinarily, Jerry Cope would be loading between 100 and 125 rail cars with grain at this time of year, moving outbound

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Jennifer M Latzke

Jennifer M Latzke

We're all in the same boat


By Jennifer M. Latzke The meeting was for rural economic development professionals. You know, those folks who are hired to ensure that Main Street

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Kylene Scott

Kylene Scott

Water Vision discussion helps producers give input


By Kylene Scott Stakeholders and landowners had the opportunity to learn about the Water Vision set forth by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback at a

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Holly Martin

Holly Martin

Presses break down too


By Holly Martin Do you know how it feels when you are in the combine, looking at ominous clouds on the horizon heading your

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Larry Dreiling

Larry Dreiling

UN panel: Warming worsens food, hunger problems


By Larry Dreiling Global warming makes feeding the world harder and more expensive, a United Nations scientific panel said. A warmer world will push food

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Jennifer Carrico

Jennifer Carrico

Twin-row planting may help increase production


By Jennifer Carrico Finding a way to produce more corn on fewer acres is the goal of one innovator. Iowa farmer John Frahm decided

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Doug Rich

Doug Rich

Modern range management preserves public resource


By Doug Rich Grazing, wildlife, recreation, energy, and development put enough pressure on western rangeland without adding in the constant tug of war over

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Trent Loos

Trent Loos

I stand with Cliven Bundy


By Trent Loos I must start by saying I am greatly disappointed with many fellow cattlemen in the past couple of weeks in their

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Jerry Nine

Jerry Nine

A little moisture will go a long way


By Jerry Nine (April 15)—Actually, there is a little winter grass and cheat that is coming in these pastures but our overall immediate area

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