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Cotton, rice acres rise

The USDA anticipates higher cotton and rice planted area. Upland cotton acres are seen at 10.47 million, up 4% on the year, with static to higher planted area for most states. Acreage for all types of rice is projected at 2.932 million acres, 1% more... Read More.

Wheat, corn rise as soybeans fall

Soybeans were sharply lower on fund and technical selling, taking contracts to a weekly loss. Soybeans pulled back and liquidated with a lower move in products, including a decline in bean oil linked to losses in palm oil. Brazil’s harvest is about 70%... Read More.

February chicken, egg numbers rise

The USDA’s chicken and egg numbers were up in February. February egg production climbed 5% on the year to 8.62 billion, with a slight decline in the number of layers canceled out by a higher rate of lay per hen. Table and hatching egg production... Read More.

Rise in global transportation challenges

An ag economist says some global transportation challenges are impacting the ag industry as the new year approaches. Greg McBride with Allendale says drought conditions continue to limit movement along the Panama Canal and shipping companies are scrambling to find alternative routes. “You do... Read More.

Rise Up Rice County

By Karly Frederick, Rice County Community Foundation  RICE COUNTY, Kan. — Join the Rice County Community Foundation on August 26, 2023, at 7 p.m. at the petroglyphs. It all begins with a chair, so pull up with one and learn about a community... Read More.