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Extension will offer webinar update on 2014 Farm Bill »

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With the completion of the 2014 Farm Bill and given the complexity and decisions that will eventually have to be made by farmers, Art Barnaby, K-State Risk Management specialist, will give a webinar update on the farm bill. Barnaby will discuss the tradeoffs between selecting the Price Loss Coverage vs. Agricultural Risk Coverage for the […]

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Deadline nears for Kansas Wheat Commission applications »

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Kansas Wheat Western Kansas wheat farmers have a unique opportunity to provide direction for one of Kansas’ most important industries, through the 2015 Kansas commodity commission elections. Growers interested in running for office must be active in producing wheat and must submit a petition for election to the Kansas Department of Agriculture. The petition must […]

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Yesterday’s papers »

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

When I was a youngster my dad used to read two newspapers daily. His newspapers of choice were the Kansas City Star and Denver Post. Both arrived on the same day and both contained the latest news from that date in history. The doodlebug or jitney brought the two papers from K.C. 358 miles to […]

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Crews fight hay fire for nearly six hours in Trego County »

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By JONATHAN ZWEYGARDT Hays Post Dozens of hay bales were destroyed in an early morning fire in rural Trego County on Wednesday morning. According to Trego County Rural Fire Chief Larry Eberle, emergency crews received the report of a hay fire at approximately 6:30 a.m. located at 380th and County Road C. When crews arrived […]

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Hays-based Cedar Ridge Supply teams with Pinnacle Ag »

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Story courtesy Ag Professional Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC has acquired Cedar Ridge Supply, LLC. Cedar Ridge Supply will operate as part of Pinnacle’s Performance Agriculture brand. Located in Hays, Cedar Ridge Supply is a family owned wholesale dealer of agricultural chemicals. Cedar Ridge Supply was founded by Paul Taylor in July 2011. Since that time, […]

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Plainville farmer wins Kansas Wheat yield contest »

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Kansas Wheat Kansas Wheat announced a Plainville farmer has been named the winner of the Kansas Wheat Yield Contest Quality Initiative award. Doug Keas, Plainville, is this year’s winner, as well as the central region winner of  Wheat Yield Contest. Keas planted SY Wolf on a 10.32 acre plot in Rooks County. His winning yield […]

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USDA: Kansas pastures greening up after rains »

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HUTCHINSON — With recent rains, the condition of Kansas pasture land is improving. The rainfall is leaving land green, and hay fields are looking better than in recent years. Steve Hessman with the USDA office in Dodge City said the ample rain helped hay and pasture land, including the Flint Hills area, which suffered greatly […]

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Hays agent: Herbicide-resistent kochia a threat to no-till farming »

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K-State Research and Extension Known by the name tumbleweed, it’s been romanticized in story and song. And when it’s called summer-cypress, it sounds downright exotic. No matter what you call it, the weed kochia cuts into crop yields and farmers’ profits. And it’s become harder to control. With roots that grow deep into the soil […]

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Remembering that old red barn »

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

When I was a youngster, one of my favorite places to play on a cold winter day was my Uncle Joe and Aunt Anna’s faded red barn. Uncle Bernie had one too and it was also a must stop when we went to see our cousins. This warm, cluttered sanctuary served up a smorgasbord of […]

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Wheat cutters ‘gearing up for a marathon’ »

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By Kansas Wheat On Wednesday, harvest has commenced in nearly all of southern Kansas, from Hamilton to Cherokee counties. In the central part of the state it even progressed northward to just shy of the Nebraska border. Farmers are seeing lower than normal yields statewide, along with a higher protein content than usual. Alex Gerard, […]

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Reach out and teach someone »

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

Each day, farmers and ranchers pull on their boots, roll up their sleeves and go to work outside rural communities across Kansas. They perform a litany of chores – feeding and doctoring livestock, cultivating crops, pulling maintenance on machinery, paying bills – you name it and farmers and ranchers do it. While all of these […]

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Kansas Farm Bureau delivers water vision to Brownback »

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MANHATTAN — In a news release today, the Kansas Farm Bureau said it has delivered a water vision statement to Gov. Sam Brownback in response to Brownback’s call for a 50-year vision for the Ogallala Aquifer and Kansas reservoirs. The vision was developed after statewide meetings to gather grassroots Farm Bureau member input. The vision […]

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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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