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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

National Water Quality Initiative applications available


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ag association announces grant funding available to farmers


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 […]