An economist with Creighton University says the global economy is impacting farm machinery sales. Ernie Goss says the latest Rural Mainstreet Index shows ag equipment sales slumped below growth neutral for the eighth time in the past nine months. “Farmers are still looking out there... Read More.
By the Kansas Department of Agriculture MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking feedback from Kansans for the 2024 Custom Rates Survey to collect information on rates paid for agricultural custom work. The survey is administered... Read More.
By FHSU University Communications HAYS, Kan. — The Docking Institute of Public Affairs recently released the annual Kansas Speaks Survey of public opinion. A panel of 485 adult residents of Kansas ages 18 and older were surveyed online to assess their attitudes and opinions regarding... Read More.
StoneX Group has raised its projections for 2023 US corn and soybean yields. Chief Commodities Economist Arlan Suderman tells Brownfield a recent survey of customers estimates a national average corn yield of 175.5 bushels per acre and soybean yield of 50.4 bushels per acre,... Read More.
By Kansas Department of Transportation KDOT is hosting nine meetings this fall as part of the Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program (IKE) Local Consult process. KDOT holds Local Consult meetings every two years to discuss regional transportation project priorities with Kansans.Attendees will have an opportunity to... Read More.
The latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer shows farmer interest in carbon markets hasn’t changed much in recent years. Jim Mintert is with Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture. “Six percent of corn and soybean producers in the survey said they had engaged... Read More.
A yield survey by a commodity and brokerage firm shows that record heat this summer could lower US corn and soybean production. Rich Nelson with Allendale Inc says corn yields declined to 171.5 bushels per acre with production at 14.8 billion bushels – a... Read More.
Seventy-two percent of farmers surveyed say it’s a bad time for large investments in their operations, according to the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. Jim Mintert, the principal investigator of the survey and director of the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture, says rising... Read More.
By the McPherson Chamber of Commerce Did your company complete an Interest Survey last year and opt not to enroll in coverage? The McPherson Chamber of Commerce encourages you to take the survey again if you have less than 50 employees. One difference in this... Read More.
The latest Consumer Food Insights report from Purdue University’s Center for Food Demand Analysis and Sustainability finds consumers overwhelmingly prefer beef to plant-based or cell-cultured alternatives. Joe Balagtas is the lead author of the study and an ag economics professor at Purdue University. “Across... Read More.
By Kansas Department of Transportation A field survey is expected to begin around Monday, Aug. 7, for a proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 50 west of Hutchinson. The survey will be for a bridge replacement over Sugar Creek, near Abbyville, and shown... Read More.