Joint effort of CFTC, K-State will assemble sector’s leading minds in Overland Park in early April WASHINGTON, D.C. — The upcoming AgCon2018 will explore a range of current questions and topics facing the agricultural futures markets. The first-of-its-kind joint conference from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Center for Risk Management Education and Research at Kansas State University, will take place April 5–6 at the Sheraton…Read More
Bill Would Exempt Farms, Ranches From Superfund Regulation WASHINGTON (March 8, 2018) – Third-generation South Dakota rancher Todd Mortenson today testified in support of S. 2421, the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method (FARM) Act, which would prevent the federal government from regulating nearly 200,000 animal agricultural operations as if they were toxic Superfund sites. Mortensen delivered his testimony at a hearing of the Senate’s Environment and Public Works…Read More
The five-area fed steer price ended the week averaging $126.76 for live sales and $204.21 for dressed, down $1.19 and $0.48 from a week ago respectively. Nebraska feeder cattle were lower on the week with 500-600 pound steers down $3.36 averaging $195.64 and 700-800 pound steers down $2.96 averaging $156.40. Corn was up $0.12 on the week trading at $3.60/bu in Omaha on Thursday. Week…Read More
By : Brian R. Williams, Assistant Extension Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University The United States Department of Agriculture held its annual Agricultural Outlook Forum a couple of weeks ago in which many topics relevant to the agricultural industry were discussed at length. Topics of discussion ranged from trade to regulation and from policy to rural development. But the one topic that is…Read More
Courtesy of kla.org Landownders should take time as the prescribed burning season approaches to familiarize themselves with information available on www.ksfire.org and the KS Flint Hills Smoke Management page on Facebook. Tools are available at both locations to help make burn timing decisions that minimize smoke impact on urban areas. The success of this voluntary approach is important to preventing regulation of burning by the…Read More
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