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The Environmental Protection Agency denied a majority of the “gap-year" small refinery exemptions from 2011-2018 compliance years under the Renewable Fuels Standard. Iowa Corn Growers Association President Carl Jardon made the following statement.

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Grain growers in western Kansas who plan to campaign for a seat on one of the state’s five grain commodity commissions—corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, wheat or sunflowers—should be gathering petition signatures now to meet the Nov. 30, 2020, filing deadline.

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Can planting cover crops in corn systems provide the dual benefits of improving soil health and be an economical source of forage? This webinar will cover lessons learned on incorporating cover crops after corn silage, high moisture corn, and dry corn harvest in Nebraska. The session will co…

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Those in the field of journalism are tapping into a whole new set of vocabulary while reporting on the world happenings in 2020. Pandemic, social distancing and COVID-19 would have needed a definition next to their first mention in years previous, but they have become common knowledge words …

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Corn farmers continue to get hammered by derecho damage, low prices, uncertainty over whether or not they will be able to use dicamba next year and continued demand bottlenecks for ethanol due to the coronavirus. But efforts continue to expand corn markets, with important recent developments…

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As farmers begin to evaluate the best management options for corn acres with severe derecho damage, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is providing a webinar on Sept. 2 that will address challenges and considerations for those acres that will remain unharvested.

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According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Aug. 20 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, sorghum production was forecast 44 million bushels higher, with the yield 9.1 bushels per acre above last month’s historical median yield. Sorghum export estimates were raised, reflecting an increase in the expected number of shipments to China.

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McPherson County, Kansas, farmer Adam Baldwin has found it’s essential to go out on a limb—especially when it comes to his sorghum crop. In recent years, Baldwin has begun to be a little more aggressive with his selling.

“We've been growing milo forever here,” he said.

His operation is split equally between wheat, corn, sorghum and soybeans. In his area, planting choices have shifted and sorghum acres declined as farmers went to soybeans and dryland corn as the crop genetics improved. In McPherson County, Interstate 135 is generally the dividing line for what crops get planted.

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In the semiarid climate of northeastern New Mexico, farmers and ranchers have no guarantee of water for their crops or livestock. In the Tucumcari area, dry weather patterns can mean little or no rain for fields, and inadequate rain to replenish reservoirs that feed farmers’ irrigation canals.

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Missouri corn growers should scout for two emerging corn diseases: bacterial leaf streak and tar spot, says University of Missouri Extension plant pathologist Kaitlyn Bissonnette.

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Corn in many parts of Oklahoma is looking good, but physiological maturity of the crop is still weeks away and so producers need to be vigilant in terms of risk management, Oklahoma State University experts said. 

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Amid stepped-up buys of United States grains, China made its second biggest ever single buy of U.S. corn. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported July 10—1.365 million tons, the biggest single daily sale since 1994.

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Kansas Corn hosts an annual listening tour to meet with corn farmers as well as industry partners to talk about the many issues surrounding the corn and agricultural industries. Enjoy a meal and refreshments while we dive into topics such as trade, ethanol, corn in all markets, education, an…

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Japanese beetle populations are peaking throughout the state just as corn is silking, says University of Missouri Extension field crops entomologist Kevin Rice.

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Iowa Corn recently announced the election results of the Board of Directors for the Iowa Corn Growers Association and Iowa Corn Promotion Board.

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the National Corn Growers Association’s biannual Corn Congress event was held virtually instead of in-person at its usual location in Washington, D.C. During this event, Nebraska corn farmer Brandon Hunnicutt was elected to NCGA’s Corn Board. Hunnicutt f…

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Iowa is the leading producer of field corn. In 2016, Iowa produced 18% of all corn grown in the United States. While there are endless rows of field corn across the state, this is not the corn on your dinner plate.

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Seed to STEM graduates and ag teachers who have received Clean Smoke or Energy in Feed CASE training should apply for mini grants now so that Kansas Corn can get supplies to you during the summer. As always, eligible teachers can receive $250 worth of lab supplies to be used to teach any of …

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One year ago, the ethanol industry was zooming on the economic highway and celebrating a big win. The Environmental Protection Agency had finally approved E15 for year-round use and President Donald Trump was visiting Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to take a victory lap.

In a recent conference call with reporters, Geoff Cooper, president and CEO of Renewable Fuels Association, said that day the ethanol industry and corn farmers had an incredibly rare opportunity to speak directly with the president and make the case for the benefits of ethanol to communities, economies and the environment.

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Farmer Ray Flickner grows corn, soybeans and wheat on his primarily irrigated operation located near Moundridge, Kansas, northwest of Wichita in McPherson County. Several years ago, the family farm partnered with a Kansas State University researcher on some planting population studies with corn. The seeds of interest in research developed into the Flickner Innovation Farm and a partnership with the Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment.

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All Aboard Wheat Harvest correspondent Laura Haffner gave Facebook views a report from the field. Watch her update below, and follow our Facebook page at Facebook.com/allaboardharvest to see more Facebook Live videos from the correspondents. Also follow the All Aboard blog at https://allaboa…

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Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., Davis, California, a leader in sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions, has announced that Pacesetter, a recently approved bio-based plant health product, is now available to corn, soybean and wheat growers in the United States. Pacesetter acts syne…

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The best defense against corn rootworm is vigilance. That’s the message Bayer is sharing while launching the second year of The Watch, a program meant to educate farmers and encourage them to evaluate their corn rootworm pressure and management practices. Corn rootworm represents one of the …

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Kansas Corn is now accepting entries into the 2020 Kansas Corn Yield Contest. In its third year, the yield contest is open to Kansas Corn Growers Association members, and entry into the 2020 contest is free.

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While it’s not a new concept, an increasingly popular practice is to plant cash crops directly into living cover crops. The science behind it is sound—allowing producers to push the benefits of their cover crops to the max and take advantage of things like added organic matter and nutrient release.

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For the week ending May 10, the following corn crop conditions were reported by USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service:

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Making sure that seeds are getting planted and not accidentally spilling on the ground can help farmers stretch their dollars and it can also pay dividends for game birds, according to a staff veterinarian and a researcher at the University of Minnesota.

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Deciding how to manage weeds, insects, and diseases that routinely attack crops and landscapes is just one of many decisions farmers and applicators must make each season. When choosing crop protection tools, both effectiveness and potential impact on the environment must be considered.Prote…

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The National Corn Yield Contest officially open ed May 1, and the National Corn Growers Association is encouraging potential entrants to register early and save on entry fees. Until June 30, fees will be reduced to $75. NCGA reminds growers that a small-time investment now saves money later …

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Nebraska corn farmers will plant 10.5 million acres of corn in 2020 according to the latest Prospective Plantings report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This is nearly a 4% increase from last year’s total planted corn acres. If these planting estimates hold up, Nebraska corn …

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For the week ending April 26, the following row crop conditions were reported by USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service:

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For the week ending April 19, the following crop conditions were reported, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service:

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Arkansas growers intend to plant about 1.39 million acres of rice in 2020, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released Tuesday. The acreage is a rebound from 2019’s 1.15 million acres, but still shy of 2018’s 1.44 million acres. The modest increase surprised some analysts, …

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The Nebraska Corn Growers Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Future Leaders in Agriculture Scholarship Program. After reviewing the applications and much deliberation, the NeCGA Grower Services Committee chose five applicants to each receive a $2,000 scholarship. The …

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Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Iowa Nutrient Research Center and Conservation Learning Group, will host a free virtual cover crop field day on April 16 at 1 p.m. The event will allow for live interaction with Mark Licht, assistant professor and extension cropping systems specia…

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According to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending April 12, the following wheat crop conditions were reported:

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its April 2020 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report April 9 and  this the first report that shows the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on United States and the world’s agricultural industries.

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Kansas Corn STEM’s continuous learning resources provide at-home learning resources to be used by teachers and students while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These free resources can be found in the kansascornstem.com lesson library and can be used online or printed for use …

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