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Kansas Crop Production Report

By the U.S. Department of Agriculture  MANHATTAN, Kan. — Based on June 1 conditions, Kansas's 2024 winter wheat crop is forecast at 282 million bushels, up 40% from last year's crop, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield... Read More.

The business of cattle production in Hawaii

A cow/calf operator from Hawaii says it’s more cost effective to export calves to the mainland to be finished and processed. Orion Stevens, herd manager for the Ponoholo Ranch says the operation uses multiple avenues to get cattle from Hawaii to the mainland. “Using... Read More.

Pork, poultry production guesses above last month

The USDA’s 2024 pork, broiler, and turkey production estimates were up on the month, while beef and eggs were down. Beef production is seen at 26.59 billion pounds, 5 million less than May on higher dressed weights canceling out an expected lower slaughter, with... Read More.

Ethanol production modestly lower on week

U.S. ethanol production was slightly lower last week as stocks grew. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says ethanol production averaged 1.023 million barrels a day, down 49,000 on the week, but up 5,000 on the year. Ethanol stocks rose to a three-week high at 23.222... Read More.

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.

U.S. milk production up again

The latest USDA report says milk production continues to go up.  The National Ag Statistics Service says production in the 24 major dairy states totaled 17.4 billion pounds in February, which is 2.4% higher than February of 2023. Total U.S. production was 18.1 billion... Read More.

Ethanol production, stocks up slightly on week

U.S. ethanol production and the domestic supply were both modestly higher. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says production averaged 1.046 million barrels a day, up 22,000 on the week and 49,000 on the year, staying ahead of the USDA’s expected pace for the current... Read More.

Michigan bill would incentivize SAF production

Legislation proposed in Michigan could expedite the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel. During a recent Senate Energy and Environment committee hearing, Delta Airlines chief sustainability officer Amelia DeLuca says the future of the aviation industry depends on a decarbonization plan. “I do not think electrification... Read More.

Legislation could speed up domestic fertilizer production

A bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate would streamline the permitting process for more domestic phosphate and potash production. Ed Thomas with The Fertilizer Institute says, “We certainly do see a need for permitting reform. This is just a first step.” Thomas... Read More.

Ethanol production, stocks dip slightly

Ethanol production trickled lower last week, while stocks got a little tighter. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says production averaged 1.024 million barrels a day, the lowest since late January and a decline of 33,000 on the week, but a rise of 10,000 on... Read More.

Using technology to improve potato production

Potatoes are a staple in diets around the world. Charles Miller with Solynta, a leading seed potato breeding company, says innovative hybrid potato breeding technologies help improve production and tackle global food insecurity. AUDIO: Healthy Living on potatoes ... Using... Read More.