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Grain prices - April 21, 2014
Courtesy Cargill Grain, Hutchinson

Wheat – $7.19 bu.
Milo - $4.53 bu.
Soybeans – $14.61 bu.
Corn - $4.66 bu.

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Vance Ehmke
Wheat Condition Slipping
Ag Blogs - Vance Ehmke
Thursday, 17 April 2014 09:11

Wheat and More….or less

Many western Kansas farmers were hoping for rain or snow over the weekend to help stop the slide in the condition of their wheat crop. But it didn’t rain again, and conditions keep going the wrong direction.  
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Looking for Good News?
Ag Blogs - Vance Ehmke
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 16:36

Wheat and More….or less

If you’re a crop farmer looking for good news in USDA’s recently released 10-year outlook, you are simply out of luck.
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Shop Ideas Worth Repeating
Ag Blogs - Vance Ehmke
Monday, 10 February 2014 15:37
Wheat and More…or Less


After collecting farm shop ideas from farm magazines for 35 years, we finally built a new shed which incorporated many of these ideas borrowed from other farmers around the nation. You might find some of these same ideas will have a place in your shop.

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Party’s Over
Ag Blogs - Vance Ehmke
Thursday, 21 November 2013 11:40

Wheat and More….or Less

According to a number of ag economists and market analysts, the high income party we’ve been enjoying for the past few years is over.

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Triticale shines under stress
Ag Blogs - Vance Ehmke
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 08:33

Wheat and More ... or Less

I’ve always had a healthy respect for triticale. It is one tough little crop. And after looking at our triticale plots this year, I’m just flat astounded at how well triticale did under not only severe drought but also severe winter conditions.

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No-till Is No Guarantee of Profitability
Ag Blogs - Vance Ehmke
Monday, 06 May 2013 09:26

Wheat And More ... Or Less

 

Some no-till enthusiasts might like you to believe that if you convert to no-till, you’ll float right to the top of the profit class. Well, it really doesn’t work that way.

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Cover Crops and Crop Insurance
Ag Blogs - Vance Ehmke
Monday, 11 March 2013 14:01

Wheat and More…or Less

While there is some interest in planting cover crops in semiarid areas of western Kansas, for instance, you might want to look before you leap — because the practice will affect your ability to insure the following crop.
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Your Wheat Variety Can Control Weeds
Ag Blogs - Vance Ehmke
Monday, 14 January 2013 08:56

Wheat and More….or Less

There is some good news in the battle on how to control weeds in stubble fields after harvest.  And believe it or not, the ticket to clean post-harvest stubble may be simply the wheat variety you’re planting.
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