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Milo demand on upswing in China

The grain sorghum industry sees the sun rising to the east – the Far East.

Cargill to market Australian beef

Cargill Food Distribution, a unit of Cargill Meat Solutions in Wichita, has agreed to market Teys Australia beef to American consumers.

Falling grain prices cause land prices to level off

The red-hot rush for U.S. farmland is cooling after years of quickly climbing prices, but prime acreage is still attracting top dollar in the heart of the Corn Belt so far this fall, according to land auctioneers.

Kansas crop production average so far this year

It looks like it’s turning out to be a pretty average year for corn, soybeans and grain sorghum production in Kansas – and that’s good.

July, August rains eased drought some for Kansas corn crop

The Kansas corn harvest has started, and while it may not be bountiful, it looks better than it would have without a month of rain in July and early August.

Cargill plans $48 million investment in Dodge City

Cargill announced Tuesday that it is investing $48 million in a new automated order distribution system and building at its giant Dodge City beef-packing plant.

Kansas feedlot cattle population falls

Plentiful rains over much of the state this year may be encouraging some Kansas ranchers to hold back heifers and calves to start rebuilding depleted herds.

K-State to house National Science Foundation’s wheat innovation center

The National Science Foundation has named Kansas State University the lead institution for the first Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on wheat, according to a news release.

New worker visa program could help Kansas add farm jobs, says report

TOPEKA – Kansas could add 757 new farm jobs that would bolster the state’s agriculture sector and generate tax revenue for state and federal governments if Congress approves immigration reforms that include a new worker visa program, according to a new report from the Obama administration.

Corn, soybean, milo crops better, but still struggling

The Kansas corn, soybean and milo crops are doing better than the parched 2012 and 2011 crops, thanks to more rain around the state, but the drought is still there and still exerting a strong effect, especially in western Kansas.

Animal-rights groups target horse slaughterhouse

Several animal rights groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Agriculture Department, seeking to prevent it from inspecting horse meat that some companies want to produce for human consumption.

Kansas wheat harvest a story of ‘haves and have-nots’

Draw a vertical line across Kansas about halfway across – and that’s the difference between an outstanding wheat harvest and a spotty one.

Family finds the blessings in harvest

From the driver’s seat, Kent Winter keeps an eye on the horizon, noting approaching storm clouds rolling in from out west.

Kennedy and Coe acquires another agribusiness firm

Kennedy and Coe is bullish on its agriculture and food production consulting business, which is why it has made two acquisitions in the sector in as many weeks.

Pompeo, Huelskamp vote against farm bill

The House has rejected a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that would have cut $2 billion annually from food stamps and let states impose broad new work requirements on those who receive them.

Southern Kansas wheat harvest in full swing despite rain

Harvest has started in earnest in southern Kansas, although rain has occasionally interrupted crews in some places.

A few acres of cut wheat near Kiowa mark start of harvest

The winter wheat harvest is off to a slow, tentative start in south-central Kansas.

South-central Kansas wheat looks good, other areas spotty

The Kansas wheat crop is just starting to turn gold, but how much of that gold lands in farmers’ pockets is up in the air.

Rep. Yoder expects vote on farm bill in September

A farm bill is within reach, likely coming to a vote in September, said U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder.

Kansas growth lagged in 2012, hurt by farm losses

The Kansas economy staggered through a drought-ravaged 2012, growing just 1.4 percent in inflation-adjusted terms, according to an initial estimate of the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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