Five Tigers earn Preseason All-America recognition

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FHSU Athletics NEW YORK, N.Y. – Fort Hays State Football had five student-athletes named to the 2015 USA College Football Division II Preseason All-America Watch List, released on Wednesday (June 17). Matt Erbert was named to the second team as an offensive lineman, while linebackers Justin McPhail, Brock Long and Alex Schmidtberger along with defensive […]

Agriculture can do the job

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

Agriculture is losing producers.No one will argue that point, but larger, more efficient producers are replacing those lost in this highly competitive industry. While this is not necessarily a desirable trend, it is one that has continued for decades – maybe since the beginning of this noble profession. That said, it is also a trend […]

Fire remains a vital management tool

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

Every spring, the ritual continues. Farmers, stockmen and landowners continue to use fire as a range management tool while maintaining the economic viability of the Flint Hills. Viewed up close or at a distance, prairie fires are riveting. Across the vast, open grasslands we call the Flint Hills, fires can be seen for miles. The […]

Emporia farmer with NW Kan. ties will lead livestock association

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WICHITA – Kansas Livestock Association members have elected Emporia rancher Jaret Moyer as president for the coming year. Matt Perrier, a seedstock cattle producer from Eureka, was chosen as the new president elect of the 5,000-member organization. Both were elected by members during the annual business meeting December 5 at the KLA Convention in Wichita. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]