Agriculture


For the Weekend Warriors

From indictments, to hemp to a generous thank you from one of our loyal readers, there's a lot to take in from this week.  We break down what to take with you, what to prepare for next week and where… more

The Case for Hemp

02/23/2018 When you hear the word hemp, what's the immediate thought that comes into your head?  For many, they think of pot.  Joe Bisogno, founder of Mr. Goodcents, thinks industry.  Bisogno went to Topeka earlier this month to talk to… more

Trouble on the Farm

The current reality of American agriculture is that this nation doesn’t have enough young farmers. And the ones it does have, just like their older peers, are challenged by a four-year slump in commodity prices, high capital costs for mach-inery… more

UG Endorses Royal’s STAR-Bond Request

Wyandotte County’s Unified Government has signed off on a request for state approval of STAR bonds for the American Royal Association, which is planning to turn a 112-acre site in Kansas City, Kan., into a national center for agribusiness. The… more

Kansas City Will Host Ag Outlook Forum

Seeking to build on momentum from last year's inaugural event, the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City and Agri-Pulse Communications today announced plans for the 2017 Ag Outlook Forum, set for Sept. 28 in the offices of the Stinson Leonard… more

Ag Secretary’s Message: ‘Grow and Trade It’

On his first swing outside the Washington beltway since his confirmation as U.S. secretary of agriculture, Sonny Perdue brought a pro-growth message to more than 450 farmers, ranchers and agribusiness professionals from around the region Friday at a town hall… more

DFA Scores Record Net Income, Despite Dip in U.S. Milk Prices

Dairy Farmers of America, the region's biggest private company, today reported that net sales for 2016 of $13.5 billion, down slightly from $13.8 billion in 2015, and attributed the decline to lower milk prices, down 88 cents per hundredweight over… more

American Royal Rides West to Wyandotte

A Kansas City tradition is moving to the Kansas side of the state line. The American Royal has reached an agreement with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, to bring its equestrian shows, livestock show, rodeos,… more

Agriculture Cooperatives Are Proving Their Worth

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the nation’s agricultural cooperatives, which include Kansas City-based Dairy Farmers of America, posted record net income in 2015. The overall figure for cooperatives was $7 billion, with $4.3 billion among the companies on… more