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Crop tour projects 2020 Kansas wheat crop at 284.4 mln bushels

Reuters – Crop scouts who conducted a three-day tour of hard red winter wheat fields in Kansas, the top U.S. wheat producer last year, estimated the state’s 2020 crop at 284.4 million bushels, organizers said in an online meeting May 21. The average yield from fields scouted on this week’s tour was 44.5 bushels per

USDA to probe surging beef prices versus falling cattle prices

Tyson says will co-operate with department's investigation

Chicago | Reuters — The U.S. Agriculture Department will investigate why a surge in beef prices because of coronavirus-related hoarding did not translate into higher cattle prices for farmers, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Wednesday. The investigation adds scrutiny on the small group of meat companies such as Tyson Foods and Cargill that dominate








Comment: What’s the matter with rural Kansas?

Mostly the current model for agriculture, according to one writer

For over 100 years, some Kansans have either built or added to their journalism reputation by asking this simple question: What’s the matter with Kansas? The answer, however, is far from simple. The first to ask was William Allen White, the publisher and editor of the Emporia Gazette. White, a mainstream Republican, posed the question