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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]

A concrete solution from the cornfield

By Jennifer M. Latzke Someday, not so very far off into the future, a little bit of the cornfield may be coming to a concrete project on a farm near you. Two civil engineers at Kansas State University [Read More]

Practice no-till more effectively with 'Focus on Corn' webcast

No-till is an increasingly popular practice in farming systems. It offers excellent erosion control, soil moisture conservation, and minimum fuel and labor [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]

Panhandle farmland values steady in 2014, prelim results show

By Jessica Johnson UNL Panhandle Extension Educator For the first time since 2010 the average farmland value increase in the Panhandle was reported in the [Read More]



K-State developing wheat resistant to yield-robbing mites, diseases

Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. Following that logic, researchers at Kansas State University are building a defense against pests an[Read More]


Winter cover crops become weeds if not controlled before crop planting

Winter cover crops growing on crop ground must be eradicated before spring planting, says a University of Missouri Extension weed scientist.[Read More]


Sunflower Marketing Order seeks assessment increase

The Colorado Sunflower Administrative Committee is having a referendum to increase the assessment rate. Sunflower producers in Colorado will have until April 18 to cast their vot[Read More]


Wheat farmers vote to continue 2-cent assessment

Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar announced that Colorado’s wheat farmers voted to continue the two-cent-per-bushel wheat assessment in the Colorado Wheat Marketing Ord[Read More]


Wheat Quality Tour participants will assess wheat crop

The registration date for the annual Hard Winter Wheat Quality Tour is coming up soon. The tour, sponsored by the Wheat Quality Council, assesses the condition and yield po[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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