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Record large February beef, pork production

February 2024 beef and pork production was the largest on record for any February. The USDA says the total of 4.554 billion pounds was up 7% on the year, with slaughter above year ago levels, helped by the additional business day thanks to the... Read More.

Large farmland sales continue across Midwest

An ag economist says farmland prices are showing no signs of slowing down. Ernie Goss with Creighton University says prices have expanded for 51 straight months. “With other opportunities out there not as strong, farmers are buying up their neighbors’ properties when the property... Read More.

USDA: 2023 U.S. corn crop record large

U.S. farmers produced a record corn crop in 2023. The USDA says production topped 15.342 billion bushels, above pre-report estimates and 12% larger than 2022, with a record high average yield of 177.3 bushels per acre, which canceled out a slight decrease in harvested... Read More.

Farmers warned of large equipment online auction scams

Farmers shopping online for large equipment are being warned about fake auction scams. Jon Tofte is president of I-35 Auctions based in north Iowa and says the first red flag is a price too good to be true. “Big ticket items that are popular items... Read More.

KU Report: Large Divide in Broadband Access in Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (KNS) - A new report from the University of Kansas shows a continuing divide between rural and urban areas when it comes to broadband access. Residents of rural Kansas usually pay more money and get slower Internet speeds.Donna Ginther is director of... Read More.