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    Effective: February 27, 2024 @ 1:00pm
    Expires: February 28, 2024 @ 3:00am
    WHAT
    Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph expected.
    WHERE
    Portions of Central, South Central and Southeast Kansas.
    WHEN
    From 1 PM Tuesday to 3 AM CST Wednesday.
    IMPACTS
    Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
    Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.
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Farm equipment sales decline again, RMI survey says

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.

KDA Announces 2024 Custom Rates Survey

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.

FHSU’s Docking Institute Releases 2023 Kansas Speaks Survey

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 survey raises corn and soybean yield predictions

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.

Survey shows carbon market interest depends largely on payment rates

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.

Allendale yield survey shows lower corn, soybean production

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.

Survey: rising interest rates remain a concern for farmers

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.

Complete the Chamber Blue Interest Survey BEFORE the 18th

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.

Survey finds consumers largely prefer beef to protein alternatives

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.

Field Survey Set for Proposed U.S. 50 Bridge Replacement

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.