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USDA says Nebraska crops make good progress

Nebraska's crops are making good progress, but crops that lack irrigation are starting to show signs of stress in areas where there hasn't been much rain lately. More>>

Iowa fair auctions raise $327,000 for scholarships

Several price records fell as the livestock auctions at the Iowa State Fair raised $327,000 for scholarships this year.
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Wetland determination backlog concerns SD farmers

Some South Dakota farmers say it's taking the government too long to deal with requests for wetland determinations. More>>

Grand opening set for first large cellulosic plant

A new era of ethanol fuel production will begin soon as Iowa refineries begin full operation using materials other than corn kernels. More>>

Deere takes a hit as farm economy weakens

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Deere's profit slumped 15 percent in the third quarter and the farming equipment maker, seeing weak sales ahead, trimmed its outlook and will cut production. More>>

Willie Nelson and Neil Young plan cornfield concert to protest Keystone pipeline

Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline a concert next month in a Neligh, Nebraska, cornfield. More>>

Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest

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A mild summer across much of the nation's heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation's corn and soybean crops. Pair that with high-yield seeds and other new farming technologies, and the U.S.... More>>

Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest

The nation's corn and soybean farmers are on track to produce record crops this year as a mild summer has provided optimum growing conditions. More>>

After shucking 16.5 tons of corn, it's time to eat

Residents of the southeast Iowa city of West Point are sure to savor the corn they eat at the annual Sweet Corn Festival. More>>

Ag economy remains strong due to exports according to Tom Vilsack

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says he's confident the agricultural economy will remain strong despite an expected drop in farm income next year as corn prices lag and a pig virus reduces herds. More>>

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