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Brush Fire at 1800 Block of South Buhler Road

By Jeremy Unruh, Hutchinson Fire Department RENO COUNTY, Kan. — Just after 1pm, the Hutchinson Fire Department responded to the 1800 blk of South Buhler Road for a brush fire. First arriving crews were met with heavy smoke conditions... Read More.

South Central District FFA Members Receive State FFA Degree

By the Kansas FFA Association MANHATTAN, Kan. — A total of 68 members from the South Central district were awarded their State FFA Degree during the 94th Kansas FFA Convention, May 29-31, 2024, on the Kansas State University campus.

South Dakota soil moisture, wheat rating down slightly

Soil moisture and winter wheat ratings fell a little bit in South Dakota over the past month. The USDA says more than half of the state has adequate soil moisture levels, down from the end of February, but still much better than this time... Read More.

South central IL farmers worried about soil moisture

Farmers in south central Illinois are worried about the lack of soil moisture heading into planting. David Kleinschmidt, owner of Progressive Agronomy Consulting, says the region is dry… “Comparing today’s date to a year ago and seeing where we fall with moisture, where we’re sitting... Read More.

South Dakota has a new law on foreign ag land ownership

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has signed a bill into law that blocks six foreign governments from owning South Dakota farmland, including China. “For 30 years I’ve been working on ag policy. I’ve watched over those 30 years China come into our country…I’ve watched... Read More.

South American crop size updates out soon

A global strategist for grain and oilseeds with Rabobank says he’s keeping a close watch on South America’s crop production as harvest advances. Stephen Nicholson says Brazil’s first corn and soybean harvest are about halfway complete, but combines are moving fast. “It’s not going to... Read More.

South Dakota winter wheat rating rises

The USDA’s winter wheat rating for South Dakota was up from January to February. 58% of that crop is in good to excellent condition, 5% more than a month ago and 35% above a year ago. That’s largely to improved soil moisture levels thanks to... Read More.