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Corn growers smile in June rains; haymakers fret at few sunny days

June, noted for the start of the hot, dry days of summer, became a spring-rain month this year. All grasses, including corn, continued to grow. Tha [Read More]

Mother Nature wields a hit to gut in heartland

By Jennifer Carrico Farmers and ranchers are always at the mercy of Mother Nature, and the past few years have not been kind. Iowa farmers have suffered from extreme severe weather this [Read More]

How burdensome are corn supplies?

Corn prices have been declining for almost two years following the peak price generated by the very small U.S. crop in 2012. The recent sharp decline in prices has been associated with increasing prospects for a ve [Read More]

Grant-funded webcast tackles fungicide resistance in corn and soybean

Fungicide resistance can be a major threat to disease control, and resistance can take hold quickly if fungicides and their applications are n [Read More]

Corn earworm appearing in state

Many late-planted and double-crop soybean fields in Missouri are at risk of damage from corn earworm, also known as soybean podworm, said University of Missouri Extension entomologist Wayne Bailey. Scout fields now bec [Read More]

Climate change provides good growing conditions for charcoal rot in soybeans

With over 100 diseases which can attack soybean crops, why would charcoal rot rise to the top of the most wanted list? Universit[Read More]

K-State Research and Extension to host statewide events

K-State Research and Extension is offering these events, available to all interested persons. For more information about these, as well as more localized events, check wi[Read More]

Misener Family Harvesters: Home for harvest

By Emma Misener Monday, July 14 Our hired help, Austin, is from northwest Kansas where harvest is currently underway. About a week ago, he left for home to help his family with harvest. You ca[Read More]

Hoffman Harvesting: Where's the sun?

By Jada Bulgin Saturday, July 19 Hoffman Harvesting is currently at another standstill in Goodland, Kansas. Earlier this week, we had to shut down our machines due to a sprinkle. Thinking it would be just f[Read More]

Low levels of insects popping up in crop fields

Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County, scouted fields northeast of Lamar near Hwy. A and Hwy. EE on July 16. Scheidt offers this advic[Read More]

Ken Root

Ken Root

The next generation of agricultural communicators: Ready to lead

By Ken Root My abstract view of the generation preparing to enter adult society has been skewed by what I see on television and

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Sara Wyant

Sara Wyant

When will USDA offices be able to provide 'one-stop' shopping?

By Sara Wyant Sometime in the future, producers should be able to use precision technology to collect all of the data used in their

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Jennifer M Latzke

Jennifer M Latzke

Show your #FairThanks

By Jennifer M. Latzke Ribbons and trophies and banners and premiums—oh my. Whenever we tell the story of youth programs, we tend to focus on

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Kylene Scott

Kylene Scott

Council panel looks ahead to the future of livestock industry

By Kylene Scott “The future obviously holds a lot of unpredictability,” Tyler Chafee, senior

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Holly Martin

Holly Martin

Brownback pushes back on "federal overreach"

By Holly Martin Walking among the implements and new services on display at the 3i Show, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback had the chance to

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Larry Dreiling

Larry Dreiling

LaPolice out to challenge incumbent

By Larry Dreiling Editor’s note: High Plains Journal is taking a look at the Big First primary between two-term incumbent Tim Huelskamp, once a

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Jennifer Carrico

Jennifer Carrico

Kansas auctioneers top World Championship

By Jennifer Carrico Calling out bids, finding the buyer and executing the sale are all important parts of being a good auctioneer. These professionals

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Doug Rich

Doug Rich

Purple reign: A splash of lavender in the heartland

By Doug Rich Lavender was not their first choice, but it turned out to be the best choice for Jack and Kathy Wilson. They

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Trent Loos

Trent Loos

Head in the sand, not your hand in the air

By Trent Loos “Trent, are you preaching to the choir again?” Do you have any idea how many times I hear that? Well, quite honestly

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Jerry Nine

Jerry Nine

Bidding goodbye to a longtime friend

By Jerry Nine (June 23)—We lost our good friend Melvin Wilson this past week. He had just turned 95 years old. But old was

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