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Dragons Remain Atop NJCAA Football Rankings

By Blue Dragon Sports Information   HUTCHINSON, Kan. - The Hutchinson Community College football team remains No. 1 for the fourth-straight week in the NJCAA Division I Rankings, which were released on Monday. The Blue Dragons moved to 4-0 for the season and earned their first Jayhawk... Read More.

Agronomist says crop conditions remain variable

INTERVIEW: Scott Dickey, Beck’s Agronomist An agronomist says crop conditions have been variable across the Corn Belt. Scott Dickey (pictured above) with Beck’s says some crops have recovered from widespread drought that occurred through late June. “You look at kernel counts on some of these fields... Read More.

Most Wisconsin crops remain dry

Scattered rains brought little relief to Wisconsin crops last week.  USDA statistician Greg Bussler says there were reports of severe weather damaging crops in northwestern Wisconsin with some fields being a total loss.  One of those storms centered in Barron County included large... Read More.

Concerns remain about Prop 12 compliance

The U.S. Meat Export Federation says the recently announced grace period to fully implement Proposition 12 in California provides certainty for producers. The California Department of Food and Agriculture announced last week that pork produced before July 1 could be sold until December 31. Erin... Read More.

Moisture deficits remain across Michigan

Michigan’s state climatologist says rains the past few days have brought the most significant precipitation the state has had since April. Ag meteorologist Jeff Andresen tells Brownfield, “Many areas picked up more than an inch, some spots more than two inches.” Unfortunately, he says moisture... Read More.

Combine sales remain strong in May

May farm equipment sales indicate continued optimism in the ag economy. Curt Blades with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers says combine and four-wheel drive tractor sales grew by more than 50 percent. “That points to the true ag market being relatively optimistic. And as... Read More.