Middle school and high school science teachers: Get excited for a great summer workshop. Kansas Corn STEM is now accepting applications for its popular Seed to STEM summer workshops. These free workshops are for grade 6-12 Kansas science teachers. Teachers who have not attended a Seed to STE…
Corn and wheat growers across Nebraska will be able to gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies that will allow them to more precisely identify the amount of nitrogen fertilizer their crops need, while preventing excess nitrates from ending up in the state’s water supply.
With a whirlwind of trade activity as a backdrop, commodity market gyrations have made unsettling times for grain producers in Texas and across the nation, but there’s hope those are leveling, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist.
The U.S. Grains Council and the National Corn Growers Association are partnering with nearly a dozen state corn organizations this winter to put on five trade schools in farmers’ local areas, aiming to educate and empower grower-leaders on trade topics.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Randall County will conduct the annual Pre-Plant Producer Update Meeting from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Kuhlman Extension Center, 200 N. Brown Road, Canyon.
Corn and wheat growers across Nebraska will be able to gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies that will allow them to more precisely identify the amount of nitrogen fertilizer their crops need, while preventing excess nitrates from ending up in Nebraska’s water supply.
Cover crops can be used to benefit multiple aspects of your operation. However, in order to see notable improvement, specific areas you want to progress must be outlined so that a plan of action can be formed accordingly. As we get through the start of the New Year, now is a good time to set…
Kansas Corn invited dietician Cara Harbstreet with Street Smart Nutrition and Hannah Thompson-Weeman of Animal Ag Alliance as part of its Corn-Fed Beef Seminar Jan. 6 in Montezuma, Kansas. The pair gave tips and advice on how to start engaging, instead of battling, consumers.
As you plan for another growing season you likely have a long checklist of things to consider. Proper and efficient control of corn rootworms should also be on that list. Even with control measures available to farmers, this pest is responsible for a billion dollars in crop damage each year.
USDA’s Farm Service Agency encourages agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk Loss and Price Loss Coverage programs. March 15, 2020, is the enrollment deadline for the 2019 crop year.
Following their recent annual meeting, Nebraska Corn Growers Association held a regular board meeting and elected officers. Dan Nerud, of Dorchester, was re-elected as president. Other officers re-elected include Andy Jobman of Gothenburg, vice president; Chris Grams, of Upland, secretary; a…
The Nebraska Corn Growers Association is now accepting applications for the fifth class of the Future Leaders in Agriculture Scholarship Program. The FLAGship Program is a scholarship program intended for future agricultural leaders in Nebraska. The Nebraska Corn Growers Association will awa…
Technology changes rapidly in every aspect of life. For farmers, keeping up with all changes in equipment, analysis methods and best practices can make a major difference in their productivity and, ultimately, their bottom line.
From aerial crop-monitoring drones to driverless tractors, the present and future of Kansas agriculture takes center stage at the Kansas Agricultural Technologies Conference Jan. 16 to 17 at the Geary County Convention Center, 310 Hammons Dr., in Junction City.
The conference is sponsored by the Kansas Ag Research & Technology Association and K-State Research and Extension.
The National Corn Growers Association and BASF awarded the William C. Berg Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship to five aspiring agriculture students pursuing degrees in an agriculture-related field.
After one of the United States’ most challenging growing seasons in history, that included weather-related planting delays, delayed crop maturation and early rains and snows during harvest, the U.S. Grains Council has published its ninth annual Corn Harvest Quality Report, a representative v…
Advocates for increased corn consumption with the help of the renewable fuel standard were disappointed by a recent Environmental Protection Agency rule that they believe undermines the intent of President Donald Trump’s wishes in October.
All Kansas farmers are invited to the Kansas Commodity Classic on Jan. 24, 2020. The Kansas Commodity Classic is the annual convention of Kansas' top crops—corn, wheat, grain sorghum and soybeans, and will take place at the K-State Alumni Center, Manhattan, Kansas, with registration and breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m. Thanks to the generous support of the Kansas corn, wheat, grain sorghum and soybean associations and our sponsors, registration is free for farmers and friends.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has released an updated 2020 High Plains Crop Profitability Analyzer budgeting tool just in time to help Texas High Plains producers plan for the new year, said Justin Benavidez, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist in Amarillo.
K-State Research and Extension, in partnership with Kansas Corn, is hosting six one-day Corn Production Schools at locations across Kansas this winter.
Colorado Corn Growers Association and Colorado Corn Administrative Committee honored four award recipients at their annual event Dec. 4 in downtown Greeley, Colorado. The annual event is hosted by both organizations to celebrate the conclusion of harvest and to recognize the individuals and …
Kansas corn and beef producers are invited to attend the Corn-Fed Beef Seminar on Jan. 6, 2020, at the Hy-Plains Feedyard Education and Research Center in Montezuma. The Kansas Corn Commission and Kansas Beef Council have teamed up to present the seminar designed to bring corn and beef produ…
A new sprayable bioplastic—made of cornstarch and other natural ingredients—offers potential as an effective method for delivering beneficial microbes to fight aflatoxins and other agricultural pathogens and pests.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its December World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, Dec. 10, and it didn’t have much good news for farmers.
Choosing corn hybrids and soybean varieties is one of the most important crop management decisions to be made. It is a hard decision to make because it is typically made months before the growing season begins. This article will explore where to find yield trial information, how to interpret…
Who you know and your relationship with them can make a big difference in many aspects of your life, but if you are a corn farmer this is likely a huge understatement. You see, trade is critical to farmer’s profitability and relationships can either float or sink the export ship.
The Nebraska Corn Growers Association is pleased to announce that applications for the next class of the PRIME Program are now available. The PRIME Program is a continuing education opportunity for younger or newer producers who are interested in learning more about agronomic, business, inno…
Seven Texas corn farmers were recently selected to serve in key advising positions for National Corn Growers Association—bringing a Texan perspective to teams that guide core programs for the organization’s policies and priorities.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its November World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, Nov. 8, which showed the affect of a tough growing season and challenging fall harvest across much of the United States.
About half of U.S. organic corn acres are still in the field across the Midwest, and snow could push the end of harvest further into December for some states, according to the November 2019 Monthly Market Update from Mercaris.
USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the following corn conditions for the week ending Nov. 10: Nebraska: Corn harvested was 74%, near 75 last year, and behind 83 for the five-year average.Kansas: Corn harvested was 90%, near 88 last year and 94 average.Oklahoma: Corn har…
The Midwest Cover Crops Council in cooperation with Nebraska Extension has published two new guides with recipes for integrating cover crops into more traditional crop rotations practiced in Nebraska.
Sutherland farmer Paul Mugge has been selected as the 2019 winner of the Spencer Award, presented by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.
For the week ending Oct. 28, USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the following:
Nebraska: Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 6 poor, 20 fair, 56 good, and 16 excellent. Corn mature was 97%, near 100 last year and 99 for the five-year average. Harvested was 44%, near 45 last year, and behind 50 average.
Kansas: Corn harvested was 74%, near 75 last year, and behind 82 average.
A delegation of 19 industry leaders from Mexico were in Nebraska recently to gain a better understanding of the U.S. ethanol sector. The delegation toured all facets of Nebraska’s ethanol industry, from cornfield to fuel retailer.
According to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending Oct. 20, corn conditions were as follows in the High Plains Journal coverage area:Nebraska: Corn condition rated 2 percent very poor, 5 poor, 18 fair, 56 good, and 19 excellent. Corn mature was 94 percent, near …
Justin Knopf of Knopf Farms near Gypsum, Kansas, is a fifth-generation farmer and a partner in a diversified operation that grows wheat, alfalfa, corn, soybeans, and sorghum.
If you’re a corn or soybean producer in the Midwest, chances are you’re feeling the hangover from last spring’s planting conditions that have led to a significant lag in crop maturity. With rumblings about an early frost and cold snap for this area of the country and into parts of the Great …
The late start to the planting season stunted growth in many corn and soybean fields across Ohio, and yields for both crops are expected to be the state’s smallest since 2008.
The Nebraska Corn Growers Association and the Nebraska Soybean Association are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2020 Corn and Soy Ambassador Program. The Corn and Soy Ambassador Program is a yearlong program for college students who are interested in learning more a…
The baking contest was almost over at the Oklahoma State Fair and Katherine Ereman was in the audience anxiously awaiting the judge’s verdict. As the entries were brought out, her heart sank when she saw that her cheesy onion bread was fourth in line.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue called the signing of the new United States-Japan Trade Agreement “a particularly big win for our farmers and ranchers.”