Kansas farmland values, which climbed and at times soared since 2006, started to level off in 2014 and have dipped so far this year, pulled down by lower grain prices, according to Kansas State University agricultural economist Mykel Taylor.
DuPont Chief Executive Officer Ellen Kullman is stepping down this month and will be replaced temporarily by board member and veteran U.S. executive Edward Breen, who oversaw the break-up of conglomerate Tyco International Plc.
A startup fertilizer company can proceed with claims that a Koch brothers-owned competitor is trying to drive it out of business through litigation based on a shoddy patent, a North Carolina federal judge has ruled.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of $4 million in assistance for farmers, ranchers and forest landowners working to improve food sources for honey bees on private lands in Midwestern and northern plains states.
By John Wilson and Loren Giesler, University of Nebraska
For years we have promoted farmers soil sampling their fields for soybean cyst nematode (SCN) in the fall after harvest. The reasons we’ve listed for sampling at this time of year have not changed. They are just as important today as they were five or ten years ago.
All people everywhere have a responsibility to take care of the environment. This is especially true of farmers. That’s why it disturbs me some that I, and most other farmers, must oppose the EPA’s recent changes to the Clean Water Act, sometimes referred to as WOTUS. That stands for Waters of the United States.
Trash, stover, residue – regardless of the term, postharvest debris is increasing and causing more frustration and detriment to overall soil and plant health. Excess stover blocks surface soil, damages equipment and, worse yet, withholds valuable crop nutrients.