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Farm Operations Cost Fall

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A new government report shows the cost of operating a Kansas farm fell slightly in 2010. Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reports that statewide farm expenditures totaled $11.7 billion last year, down 2.4 percent from 2009. Those expenses translate to an average of nearly $179,000 per farm in 2010, compared with $183,000 the year before. The decline in expenditures came despite ... Read More »

Harvest Estimates Fall

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Marshall, Washington, and Nemaha Counties are three of the most fortunate counties in Kansas when it comes to harvest. The latest government forecast of the size of the Kansas fall harvest paints an even more dismal picture than last month‘s estimate. Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service is now projecting: corn production in the state at 451.5 million bushels, or 22 percent ... Read More »

Drought Could Mean More Wheat Planted

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As Kansas farmers begin preparing their fields to plant winter wheat, the question being tossed around by the Ag experts is, how much more wheat will be planted because of the ongoing dry spell? Industry experts are predicting a significant rise in the number of wheat acres because of the dramatic failure of spring-planted crops. The next hurdle for all ... Read More »

Kansas Agriculture Service Downgrades Crop Conditions

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In its weekly updated, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that about 41 percent of the corn crop is in poor to very poor condition. About 26 percent was rated fair, with 27 percent in good condition and just 6 percent in excellent shape. Soybean condition declined slightly over the week, with 41 percent of the crop now in poor ... Read More »