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Marshall County Crop Report

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Mike Vogt, Marshall County Extension Agent, reports that the harvest has progressed nicely over the past week. In his crop report Vogt estimates that in Marshall County Soy Bean Harvest is approximately 60% complete with most yields running between 45 and 60 bushels per acre. Corn harvest is estimated to be approximately 50% complete with most yields between 110 and ... Read More »

Grasshoppers May Threaten Winter Wheat Crop

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University of Nebraska Entomologist Jeff Bradshaw says a large grasshopper population could threaten the state’s winter wheat crop. Winter wheat is starting to emerge no. Grasshopper populations typically decline through the late summer and fall; however, large populations can remain after the first hard freeze. He says growers need to monitor grasshopper density in areas surrounding their fields before and ... Read More »

No-till/Cover Crop Field Day September 7th

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A No-till/Cover Crop Field Day is scheduled for Wednesday, September 7th at the Rob Bohling Farm near Johnson, Nebraska. The field day begins with registration and refreshments at 9:30 a.m., with the program starting at 10:00. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialist, Paul Jasa will begin the program by discussing cover crops and their impact on soil quality. There will then ... 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 »

USDA designates counties as natural disaster areas

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   WASHINGTON, July 18, 2011 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 15 counties in Nebraska as primary natural disaster areas due to flooding that began May 1, 2011, and continues.      “This action provides help to hundreds of producers who suffered significant losses to corn, soybeans, dry beans, sugar beets, wheat, and forage crops, as well as ... Read More »

SOYBEAN PROFITABILITY SCHOOL TO BE HELD

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Soybeans are the most profitable crop in our area and in the United States. The value of soybeans have increased in the last several years, so have the expenses and production challenges in growing soybeans. Every bushel counts to a soybean producers bottomline. To help soybean producers remain profitable, the Marshall County Extension Service will hold a Soybean Profitability School ... Read More »

Enrollment deadlines approaching for 2 farm programs

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The Farm Service Agency reminds farmers that the June 1st deadline for enrollment into the 2010 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program or the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) is rapidly approaching. The deadline is mandatory for all participants and U-S-D-A will not accept any late-file applications. To date, about 73 percent of Kansas producers have enrolled in the ... Read More »

Ag Profitability Conference

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The annual area Ag Profitability Conference that was held in Smith Center today brought together an all-star cast of 6 Ag Economics experts from Kansas State University and a little over 50-area producers trying to absorb the financial advice necessary to make this a profitable year down on the farm. The program was co-sponsored by Smith County Extension and Post ... Read More »