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Grain Bin Engulfment Rescue Demo Impresses Farm Teens »

GRAIN DEMO

“I used to play in grain bins when I was a kid,” says Daylin Carlson, a freshman at Stockton High School who is also an FFA member. “I didn’t realize it’s so dangerous.” That was the eye-opening lesson for  the FFA high school students from Stockton, Hays and Russell attending Wednesday’s annual Ag Safety Awareness […]

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Despite Snow, All of Kansas Still in Drought »

droughth monitor march 5

This week’s Kansas map From the U-S Drought Monitor: Despite heavy snow across most of Kansas the last week of February, the entire state still remains in either Severe, Extreme, or Exceptional Drought. Ellis County is listed as Extreme, except for the very western edge of the county which is listed as Exceptional. The U.S. […]

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Two Farmers Wanted for KS Wheat Commission Positions »

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Few wheat farmers are given an opportunity to shape the future of their industry by engaging in research, marketing and promotion efforts. The Kansas Wheat Commission, however, has an opportunity for wheat farmers to do just that. The Kansas Wheat Commission seeks a wheat farmer to fill two At-Large Positions. These positions […]

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KS Crop Values Up 11% »

wheat harvest

A new report says the value of Kansas’ principal crops rose 11 percent last year to $8.2 billion. The figures were reported Friday by Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service. The agency says prices were higher for all crops except sunflowers, dry edible beans, cotton and potatoes. Kansas winter wheat production was valued at more than $2.8 […]

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Soil Fertility Following Drought & Specialty Fertilizers – Feb. 21, Liebenthal »

K-State Research and Extension

Farmers you know the importance of fertilizer in growing your crops. But with the drought what can you expect this year on fertility needs, when is the best time to soil test and for what? What about all of the specialty fertilizer products on the market? Come join us at a brief Soil Fertility program […]

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Sprayer Calibration School, Hays »

K-State Research and Extension

Farmers there are lots of choices for spray nozzles, and it depends on what type of pesticide you are spraying for the correct nozzle and particle size. Come learn about the ins and outs of the many spray nozzles, how to better reduce spray drift and how to improve your spraying applications. On Wednesday, February […]

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Risk Assessed Workshops (RAM I & II), Hays »

K-State Research and Extension

Is crop insurance confusing to you, and marketing your grain even more over-whelming? If so there is help out there, come to Hays on February 6 or 7th and learn from Extension specialists Art Barnaby and Dan O’Brien at the Risk Assessed Workshops. RAM I, “The Basics”, is designed for participants that are new to […]

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RETURNED: Lost Mileage Book 1/18/13 »

lost and found

Returned:  Thank you. At the “Cover Your Acres” meeting in Oberlin, an agent lost a mileage book.  Someone from Hays found the book in Colby & is believed to have brought it back to Hays.  If you are the person who has the mileage book, please return it to the Hays Extension Office by 4pm […]

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Predator Calling Seminar – Hays »

K-State Research and Extension

Hunters and outdoor enthusiasts don’t miss this opportunity to hone in on your skills of calling in that lone coyote. On Wednesday, January 23rd beginning with a chili supper at 6:30 p.m. a Predator Calling Seminar will take place in the auditorium basement at the Agriculture Research Center – Hays. Charlie Lee, Extension Wildlife specialist […]

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KS Drought Response Enters Third Year »

roberts drought

The Governor’s Drought Response Team held its first meeting of 2013 Friday afternoon. The team heard the U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook continues to illustrate drought conditions persisting or intensifying in Kansas, with a higher probability for above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation. The meeting focused on responses from the public water supply assessment and […]

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Kansas Ag Producers Eligible for Disaster Assistance »

corn

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated 88 Kansas counties as primary disaster areas and 16 Kansas counties and contiguous disaster areas, making qualified farmers and ranchers in designated counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans through the USDA Farm Service Agency. Doniphan County in far Northeast Kansas is the only Kansas county that did not […]

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KAWG Supports Senator Pat Roberts »

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The Kansas Assn. of Wheat Growers released a statement Thursday, January 3, 2013,  in support of  Senator Pat Roberts: “The Kansas Association of Wheat Growers is disappointed to learn that Senator Pat Roberts no longer holds the Ranking Minority status in the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. “Senator Pat Roberts is a tremendous […]

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Roberts Steps Down as Ranking Ag Committee Member »

Kansas Senator Pat Roberts announced Thursday he is stepping down as minority leader of the Senate Agriculture Committee but will still reside on it. Mississippi Republican Senator Thad Cochran, based on seniority, will replace Roberts pending confirmation. Roberts said in a statement, “No matter whether I hold the gavel, or whether I am the ranking […]

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