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U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, the Republican from Kansas, and chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture Nutrition and Forestry announced last week that the first hearing in the country on the 2018 Farm Bill reauthorization will be Feb. 23 on the Kansas State campus in Manhattan, KS. The time has not be announced.

Beth Doran and Fred M. Hall, Northwest Iowa livestock and dairy specialists will host the live webinar in the basement meeting room at the Sioux County Extension office. No registration is required, but seating will be on a first come basis. The time of the hearing will be announced as soon as it is released.

Roberts says the hearing will feature testimony from a variety of specifically invited agricultural producers. He says lawmakers need clear direction from producers on what is working and what isn’t working in farm country.

For more information contact the Sioux County Extension office at 712.737.4230.

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U.S. corn production is forecast at a record 15.2 billion bushels, up 613 million from the July projection, according to USDA’s first survey-based corn yield forecast of the year.

Consequently, USDA slashed its projected range for the season-average corn price by 25 cents on both ends to $2.85 to $3.45 per bushel for the 2016/17 crop year.  This would be down 45 cents at the midpoint from the $3.55 to $3.65 per bushel range now expected for 2015/16.

Corn ending stocks for 2016/17 are projected 328 million bushels higher and, if realized, would be the highest since 1987/88.

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The Texas Corn Producers Board will hold elections in three of its five voting regions to elect five board members where current members’ seats are expiring. The TCPB election will be held from January 9, 2016, until Jan. 23, 2016.

Of the five seats, there is one seat open for election in voting region three, which Tarrant County. Bruce Wetzel of Grayson County has been nominated for the seat in voting region three.

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The Texas Corn Producers Board (TCPB) will hold elections in three of its five voting regions to elect five board members where current members’ seats are expiring. The nomination period to be on the ballot started on Nov. 23 and closes Dec. 23. The TCPB election is conducted by voting regions and will be held from Jan. 9, 2016, until Jan. 23, 2016.

There is one seat open for election in voting region three, which includes Tarrant County.

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An overview of the sugarcane aphid in sorghum and cattle marketing considerations are only a couple of the topics to be featured at the 2015 Blackland Income Growth Conference Feb. 3-4 at the Extraco Events Center in Waco.

According to event coordinators, the conference will offer sessions on a variety of commodities – beef, grain, horticulture, cotton, forage, wildlife and more.

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Grass and weed control in grain sorghum, plus a look at new cotton technologies, will be the focus of the 51st Stiles Farm Field Day scheduled for Tuesday, June 17 in Thrall.

The Stiles Farm is located at 5700 Farm-to-Market Road 1063, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 79, 1 mile east of Thrall.

Cost is $10 with registration starting at 7:45 a.m. Presentations and tours begin at 8:30 a.m.

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