The American Soybean Association said soy growers were “surprised and let down” by the Environmental Protection Agency after it released its annual “set” rule, which sets biomass fuel blending targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The EPA, whose announcement included obligations for 202…
For many High Plains farmers 2022 will be remembered as one of the most difficult years for growing corn, sorghum and soybeans.
Acting quickly to head off a threatened rail strike, both houses of Congress sent a bill to President Joe Biden that will impose a settlement on rail unions. The House version of the bill would have added a provision requiring the railroads to provide seven more paid sick days off, but that …
Consumers hear so much about Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday their heads are spinning by now. Those dates are important as retailers look to get their merchandise into the hands of consumers.
Co-produced by NOAA's National Integrated Drought Information System and the Southern Regional Climate Center, a recent webinar discussed the drought impacts in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.
Carbon markets can add to a revenue stream for ranchers looking to improve forage and pasture land. Producers may also have questions about how the markets work and long-term benefits.
California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard market for carbon credits has been a major driver of demand for renewable diesel.
Members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House agriculture committees disagreed with a decision by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to deny an exemption for truckers hauling livestock from federal mandates.
King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management director Clay Mathis lead a panel on addressing labor issues at the recent Stockmanship and Stewardship virtual event.
The dramatic Johnny Cash music first catches your attention. Then video clips cycle through various scenes—a grocery shopper, a crop field with equipment stuck, and a woman crying in the rain because it was actually raining—showing all the hard challenges going on in agriculture today. This TikTok will hit you in all the feels.
September was National Suicide Awareness month and October was Emotional Awareness Month. I’ve heard and seen ads and videos for checking up on your friends and family, and that is always a good reminder with the holidays coming up. Farmers and ranchers are especially vulnerable during these…
Soil health workshop focuses on challenges High Plains farmers and ranchers face.
With voting by all 12 of the rail unions representing 125,000 rail workers complete, four of them have rejected the deal mediated by the Joe Biden administration Sept. 15, setting the stage for a Dec. 8 strike if no agreement with the railroads is reached by Dec. 4.
Merck Animal Health announced on Sept. 22 that it has acquired Vence from its founders and shareholders. Vence is an innovator in virtual fencing for rotational grazing and livestock management. Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Growers, especially those with river access, can still get a good price for their corn and beans in storage—but they shouldn’t wait too long to sell, according to Jim Mintert regarding the Nov. 9 USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.
One of High Plains Journal’s All Aboard Wheat Harvest correspondents entered into a different field as she traveled to New York City to receive training from the American Farm Bureau's Partners in Advocacy Leadership program.
On Nov. 8 voters in the High Plains region cast their ballots on local, state and federal races and in some cases there were special questions that may have implications in their livelihoods and the way they do business. All elections are a referendum for those in charge.
Kent Bacus and Dan Halstrom closed out the Stockmanship and Stewardship virtual event Nov. 1 hosted by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Beef Quality Assurance, the Beef Checkoff and Merck with their keynote session titled “Strengthening Our Industry Through International Trade.”
A bale handling equipment manufacturer is hitting a milestone and to celebrate Triple C is building a special HydraBed to be sold for a good cause.
David Else may be a novice in politics but he is no stranger to adversity.
A New Mexico cattle producer has been feeding whole cottonseed for many years, and she believes other ranchers could also benefit from the additive.
As farmers continue their drive to learn about soil health, they should know that strategy is worth the investment, according to Trisha Jackson, director of regenerative agriculture at PrairieFood.
PrairieFood, Lawrence, Kansas, is focused on what it calls its triple-P bottom line of taking care of people, the plant, and helping everyone in the supply chain to stay profitable. Jackson’s roots in education started at South Dakota State University where she focused on soil health research. She returned to her native Kansas to help producers with their decisions. At the same she was also increasing her knowledge with biochar as her focus was on building carbon resources to increase soil health.
Sorghum growers in the middle part of the country know this ancient grain is where untapped potential can be in their crop rotation. And now with new technologies to help control the ever-present weeds or grasses, sorghum is able to get an even bigger foothold.
In 2021, sorghum acres reached 7 million, with farmers harvesting 448 million bushels with the most acres in Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and South Dakota, according to the National Sorghum Producers.
The Mississippi and Ohio rivers have sunk to historically low levels in the wake of the drought that has also affected corn and soybean crop yields across the Midwest. While some grain cargoes continue to move, they are moving in tows, or groups of barges, that are reduced in size, with ligh…
Grain farmers like to stick with successful formulas when it comes to fertilizer application, but the director of agronomy for one company says producers can find ways to be efficient by not always following conventional thinking.
CattleFax’s Troy Applehans said there are many positives in the current cattle market. But there are also a lot of headwinds too.
High winds in the High Plains are nothing new for farmers and ranchers who make their living off the land.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Oct. 14 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates showed yields for both corn and soybeans dropping. Total U.S. corn production stood at 13.09 billion bushels, 2.7% below last year’s estimate of 15.07 billion bushels, but still relatively high.
Beth Ford will tell you she didn’t grow up on a farm, but has since found herself immersed in agriculture.
Agricultural cases rarely capture the public’s eye; however, when the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear the National Pork Producers Council v. Ross, as it is more well known as California Proposition 12, it got more than lip service.
Ricky Yantis has farmed 6,000 acres in cotton near Lubbock, Texas, for more than 40 years. The 20-county area around Lubbock is known as the state’s premier cotton patch. In a normal year, it produces more than 60% of the state’s cotton yield and more than a third of the nation’s total crop.
Yantis’ acres are a mix of dryland and irrigated, with both spray systems and the newer subsoil drip irrigation systems. This year, Yantis is looking to save 168 acres of drip-irrigated crop. The rest is gone.
A new wheat protein processing center is providing welcome news to the breadbasket of America.
In Phillipsburg, Kansas, a corn ethanol plant is being retooled so that it can produce wheat-based biofuel and wheat protein (gluten) for the baking and pet food industries.
Amber Wave, through its parent group Summit Ag Investors, Alden, Iowa, purchased the Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy corn ethanol plant in summer 2021, said Chief Operating Officer Steve Adams.
A webinar titled “Choosing a climatarian diet: Beef as an ultimate climate-smart food” featured a panel of speakers ranging from a cattle rancher to a chef. The event was sponsored by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board.
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture recently held its 2022 annual meeting in Saratoga Springs, New York. U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke during the group’s plenary session.
An Oklahoma congressman is introducing a bill to exclude agriculture from a Securities and Exchange Commission climate disclosure rule.
Hylio, a leading United States maker of drones for agricultural uses, has introduced its new AG-130 drone for large scale agricultural operations.
In recent years few innovations have caught the fancy of farmers more than autonomous tractors.
As the 2023 farm bill starts to come into full view, National Corn Growers Association President Tom Haag conveys the importance of crop insurance to growers.
Meeting and visiting in-person is the best way Kansas State University President Richard Linton has to connect the college with Sunflower State residents.