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Great Start for the 2023 Kansas State Fair

By Lucky Kidd   HUTCHINSON, Kan.  — The 2023 Kansas State Fair is off to a good start. Fair Board members were told Sunday just over 35,000 people went through the gates Saturday, with close to 5,000 attending the Carly... Read More.

Michigan to start new phosphorus reduction pilot

Michigan wheat growers will be able to enroll in a new phosphorus reduction pilot program this fall.  The Conservation Technology Action Center is partnering with the Mosaic Company, Star of the West Milling Company, and Heidelberg University to extend its Phosphorus Load-Reduction Stimulation Program. Star... Read More.

Hog futures higher to start the week

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle were mixed ahead of the week’s direct business.  August live cattle closed $.17 lower at $170.50 and October live cattle closed $.47 lower at $174.02.  August feeder cattle closed $.27 lower at $233.67 and... Read More.

Cattle futures lower to start the week

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle were lower ahead of the week’s direct cash business with additional pressure from lower boxed beef prices. August live cattle closed $2.02 lower at $169.80 and October lives closed $1.90 lower at $173.45.  August... Read More.

Dry conditions start to weigh on crop conditions

An atmospheric scientist says the dry conditions are starting to lower the good to excellent crop condition ratings in USDA’s weekly reports. The most recent U.S. Drought Monitor says 89% of Midwestern states are experiencing dryness and more than half of High Plains states... Read More.