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Big chill, little damage in SE Kan. corn fields
Corn seedlings turned brown by recent cold temperatures had growers speed-dialing their crop insurance agents last week.
For most, though, it may be one of those “not-as-bad-as-it-looks” situations.
K-State Agronomy Specialist Doug Shoup and Wildcat Extension District agents Josh Coltrain and Keith Martin were out in fields late last week surveying the situation.
- USDA beefs up production forecast
- El Niño return likely but little crop impact expected — for now
- Speaking up for beef
- Activity heats up on the prairie when you’re going to grass
- Big chill, little damage in SE Kan. corn fields
Freeze could damage some Kan. wheat
The hard freeze throughout Kansas in the early morning hours of April 15, could cause some damage to wheat, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist. Wheat in the jointing stage is most at risk, he said.
- WASDE report eases low crop price fears
- USDA: Corn acres expected to drop 4%
- Bt-resistant rootworms ID’d in five states
- MU economist: Corn, bean price volatility next 5 years
- Freeze could damage some Kan. wheat
Beef, cattle prices up across the board
The first quarter of 2014 saw unprecedented prices for all classes of cattle and beef. Retail beef prices moved sharply higher in March for both Choice and All Fresh beef.
- Pressure builds on cattle prices
- Shortening breeding and calving seasons
- Late spring adds to cattle challenges
- Beef Talk: Are your cows ready to rebreed?
- Beef, cattle prices up across the board
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Cool weather slows weed burndown
Weed control at spring planting, an increasing challenge with herbicide-resistant weeds, presents extra concerns when temperatures stay low, day and night. Weather bears watching more than usual.
- Farm bill brings questions for producers
- Controlling weeds and brush in pastures
- PEDV concerns send futures soaring
- PED virus spreading rapidly on Missouri farms
- Cool weather slows weed burndown
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BLM under fire for slaughter horses
The Bureau of Land Management rounded up a horse herd that roamed for decades on federal land in northwest Wyoming and handed the horses over to Wyoming officials. They, in turn, sold the herd to the highest bidder, a Canadian slaughterhouse.
- Feds release cattle
- In search of a cost-effective fuel for cooking in rural Africa
- EPA water proposal stirs ag controversy
- Ag may be biggest beneficiary of drones
- BLM under fire for slaughter horses