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Closing Cash Grain Market Prices »

Grain Market Prices

  Closing Cash Grain Market Prices Thursday April 24, 2014

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Event designed to demystify changing times in agriculture »

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Farmers and ranchers today are faced with challenges the previous generation never encountered, from epic drought to ever-rising input costs to volatile domestic and foreign market prices. With each new Farm Bill more confusing than the last, it makes decision-making fraught with too many choices and not enough answers. To aid area farmers and ranchers […]

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National Water Quality Initiative applications available »

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SALINA — Farmers and forest landowners in three Kansas watersheds can apply for help to improve water quality in their watershed from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, the agency said in a news release last week. Funding to install conservation practices that manage nutrients, pathogens, and sediments comes from the agency’s […]

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Farmland – art is life »

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

As the lights dimmed and the images flickered on the screen, the movie audience stepped into the lives of young farmers and ranchers as they took on the tasks of running their families’ operations. No wannabe Bogarts or Bacalls, just honest-to-goodness people who work the land. The opening scene wasn’t on a sprawling lot somewhere […]

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Farm Bill: Big choices loom for U.S. farmers »

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K-State Research and Extension MANHATTAN – As a professor in Kansas State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics, Art Barnaby has given countless presentations and fielded even more questions about managing risk over the years. And the questions continue as details of the new farm bill unfold. Barnaby’s answers to questions he’s been asked on the […]

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K-State’s Cattlemen’s Day scheduled for March 7 »

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MANHATTAN — Kansas State University will host the 101st annual Cattlemen’s Day on March 7 in Manhattan. The day starts at 8 a.m. in Weber Arena with a commercial trade show and educational exhibits, and the program beginning at 10 a.m. In the keynote address, “The Future of Beef Export Demand,” Paul Clayton, senior vice […]

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Ag association announces grant funding available to farmers »

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The Kansas Ag Research and Technology Association announced late last month they will be making up to $11,000 available for research funding in 2014. The announcement was made during the 17th annual Kansas Agricultural Technologies Conference in Salina, in front of more than 140 producers, vendors and students who attended the growing event. Between now […]

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Changes to corporate ag laws in Kansas off the table this year »

The Ladder Creek farm site in Greeley County is the largest hog-growing facility in Kansas. Photo by Phil Cauthon, KHI.

By PHIL CAUTHON KHI News Service GREELEY COUNTY — Western Kansas farmer Danny Peter committed what some in rural Kansas consider a cardinal sin: He sold his land to a big corporation so it could build a huge hog farm; biggest in the state, in fact. “We’ve got a couple neighbors that aren’t very happy. […]

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G-E Wheat “Isolated” Case, Says Local Weed Scientist (VIDEO) »

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The genetically modified wheat  found in Oregon last month is an  “isolated event,” according to the USDA. “USDA has neither found nor been informed of anything that would indicate that this incident amounts to more than a single isolated incident in a single field on a single farm,” the agency said in a statement issued […]

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Kansas Farmer Suing Seed Giant Monsanto »

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AP) A Kansas farmer has sued seed giant Monsanto over last week’s discovery of genetically engineered experimental wheat in Oregon. The civil lawsuit filed Monday by Elkhart wheat grower Ernest Barnes alleges the finding of the unapproved wheat in an 80-acre field drove down wheat futures prices and caused a backlash from some international markets, […]

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Crop Insurance Changes Promote Water Conservation »

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The USDA-Risk Management Agency (USDA-RMA) recently reduced its mandated number of crop samples per acre that must be maintained for insurance appraisal under center pivot irrigation. These representative sample area (RSAs) reductions are important for minimizing the amount of water required to be pumped on crops affected by extreme environment conditions. “We appreciate RMA’s willingness to work with […]

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So Far So Good for Ellis County Wheat Harvest »

WHEAT PLOT TOUR

Despite the continuing drought, the Ellis County wheat crop is looking pretty good right now, says Ellis County Extension Agriculture Agent Stacy Campbell. Monday night’s annual wheat plot tour north of Victoria on L and M Farm brought out about 30 area farmers. “We have 16 varieties of hard red winter wheat planted side-by-side that […]

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