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Supply chain coming back into balance

The head of supply chain for a leading crop protection manufacturer encourages growers to be proactive as the system comes back into balance. Cynthia Stanton with BASF says that means being realistic about input needs for 2023. “But then also partnering with both your customers... Read More.

Stalk integrity coming into focus

There’s a heightened awareness on stalk integrity as corn nears maturity. Mark Storr with BASF says windy conditions are inevitable when summer transitions to fall. “As a general rule, it’s going to blow (in the fall) and we don’t want to see the corn pop... Read More.

Soy crop coming along well in central Iowa

Central Iowa farmer Justin Robbins says timely August rains helped improve his soybean crop. “Our earlier planted beans don’t look too bad,” he said. “My later planted beans are some of the heaviest podded beans I’ve had in a while.” He tells Brownfield most of... Read More.

K-State Offense Coming Together Under Direction of Klein

By D. Scott Fritchen   Manhattan, Kan. (K-State Sports) - The dry-erase board in the Vanier Family Football Complex has remained pretty active under Kansas State first-year offensive coordinator Collin Klein. "Sometimes you get a little creative and the staff kind of brings you back down a... Read More.

MO ag helpline launch coming at important time

The state ag director says the Missouri Ag Department’s new AgriStress helpline was launched at an important time for farmers and ranchers. Chris Chinn tells Brownfield record input costs, drought in the southern two-thirds of the state, and flooding in eastern Missouri have been... Read More.

Big changes coming to the MO State Fair

Big changes are in the works for the Missouri State Fair. Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe tells Brownfield about $46 million is being invested in the state fairgrounds. “Some of the highlights to that is the purchase of 200 acres of land to the... Read More.

Chief Ag Negotiator hearing a long time coming

The Senate Finance Committee will begin its hearing to consider the nomination of Douglas McKalip as the next chief ag negotiator Thursday.   Kent Bacus with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says it’s a long time coming.  “Not having a chief ag negotiator for... Read More.

Day 3, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

By Julia Debes, Kansas Wheat   This is day 3 of the Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the Kansas Grain and Feed Association.   Kansas wheat producers are in the cab and cutting now across... Read More.

Deadline Soon to Apply for SBA Disaster Assistance

RENO COUNTY - Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Kansas businesses and residents as a result of the Cottonwood Complex Fire that occurred in March 5-16, 2022. Individuals can apply online until the deadline on June 21, 2022 for physical damage. The Agency Declaration... Read More.