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August Field Days focus on switchgrass as bioenergy feedstock

It’s not uncommon for farms to have troublesome areas where corn and soybean yields don’t quite measure up due to various physical features because of their v [Read More]

Dry July could have capped crop yield estimates; be wary of yield formulas, MU agronomist warns

Crop yields are easily overestimated when dry weather hits in July. The kernel count is th [Read More]

Commodity commission candidates sought; Nov. 30 filing deadline

Grain growers in far western Kansas who plan to campaign for a seat on one of the state’s five grain commodity commissions—corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, [Read More]

Applicants sought for 2014-2015 ASA DuPont Young Leader Program

The Arkansas Soybean Association, the American Soybean Association (ASA) and DuPont are seeking applicants for the 2015 ASA DuPont Young Leader Program. F [Read More]

July election results for directors on Nebraska Soybean Board

The Nebraska Soybean Board held an election in July for the Director Seat in District 7. Nebraska soybean farmers in that district voted with the following re [Read More]

Nebraska wheat farmer leads by example

By Jennifer M. Latzke It’s wheat harvest in southwest Nebraska and Dan Hughes is a bit concerned. The winter wheat on his family’s farm near Venango, Nebraska, is some of the best he’s seen in years.[Read More]

Sept. 1 deadline approaching for CALP

The Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP) is seeking individuals interested in enhancing their understanding of public affairs and developing their expertise to play a leading role in guiding the[Read More]

Grain inspections to resume at Port of Vancouver

A tentative agreement has been reached in a long-running labor dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Northwest Grain Companies. The agreeme[Read More]

USDA Rural Development assists Nebraska Vocational Agriculture Center with needed improvements

USDA Rural Development recently announcedw a $1,255,000 loan to the Nebraska Vocational Agri[Read More]

Living and Working on the Land conference Sept. 3-4 in Sheridan

Backyard poultry, horse health and boarding, beekeeping, growing small fruits and alternative energy are among topics at a conference Sept. 3 to 4 in Sher[Read More]

Ken Root

Ken Root

The honor box

By Ken Root Editor’s note: This 2006 column by Ken Root still fits the culture of Rural America. At a time of urban unrest,

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Sara Wyant

Sara Wyant

Farm and rural advocates find new terms of engagement

By Sara Wyant Editor’s note: Agri-Pulse Editorial Coordinator Ann Mueller contributed to this piece. For decades, anyone who wanted to be involved as an advocate

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Jennifer M Latzke

Jennifer M Latzke

Nebraska wheat farmer leads by example

By Jennifer M. Latzke It’s wheat harvest in southwest Nebraska and Dan Hughes is a bit concerned. The winter wheat on his family’s farm

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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

I work with some talented people

By Holly Martin Some days you just have to brag on your people. Today is one of those days. A couple of weeks ago, we

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Larry Dreiling

Larry Dreiling

Russia bans food from West in reaction to sanctions

By Larry Dreiling Russia has banned most food imports from the West Aug. 7 in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine, an unexpectedly sweeping move

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Jennifer Carrico

Jennifer Carrico

Duplicating deliciousness Researchers clone cattle with high quality carcasses

By Jennifer Carrico Duplicating high-quality lean beef may be a faster process, thanks to researchers at West Texas A&M Un

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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

Show animals are food animals

By Trent Loos For anyone who knows our family, they know we certainly enjoy this time of year because our three girls are all

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Jerry Nine

Jerry Nine

Looking for a few good heifers

By Jerry Nine (Aug. 20)—I went into the coffee shop this morning. One lady asked me, “Can’t you write something about your kids instead

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