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High Plains Drought Pattern Continues »

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No change in drought conditions in Kansas, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor.

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Food Day Recognizes Kansas Agriculture »

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Across the United States, October 24 is recognized as Food Day. “In Kansas, agriculture is our largest industry and we are excited to celebrate the contributions of all farmers and ranchers on Food Day and the other 364 days of the year, ” says Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Dale Rodman. “In order to meet the […]

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Kansas Winter Wheat Planting Making Progress »

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Kansas farmers are nearly done planting winter wheat, with 81 percent of the crop now seeded. Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service also says in a report Monday that 44 percent of the winter wheat has emerged. The agency even offered an early condition report for the 2013 crop, with 10 percent of the newly planted wheat […]

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Corn Estimate Lowered To Reflect Harvest Yield »

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has slightly lowered its projection for the size of this year’s corn crop for a fourth straight month. The USDA released its monthly crop report Thursday in which it estimates that farmers will harvest 10.71 billion bushels of corn. That’s down from last month’s estimate of 10.73 billion bushels. The […]

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Report: Kansas Winter Wheat Planting 65% Done »

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Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service says growers have seeded 65 percent of the 2013 winter wheat crop in the state. The weekly crop snapshot released Tuesday says that progress is ahead of both last year and the average for this time of year. About a quarter of the winter wheat has now emerged. Meanwhile, the fall […]

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Summit Focuses On Agriculture’s Impact On Kansas’ Health »

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An all-day summit will focus on the influence of agriculture on Kansans’ health. The Kansas Rural Center is coordinating the Nov. 16 event in Topeka. It aims to attract people who want to learn more about how Kansas health, agriculture and food environments intersect. The event is called “Healthy Farms, Healthy People: Agriculture and the […]

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Federal Grant Funds Precision Agriculture Partnership Between FHSU, HCC »

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Agriculture at Fort Hays State University and Hutchinson Community College has been awarded a $277,243 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture for a precision agriculture partnership. Precision agriculture involves using GPS and satellite technology to map fields and precisely apply chemicals and seed and measure the crop yield. “One of the exciting […]

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Wheat Harvest Numbers Revised Downward »

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A new government estimate reduces the size of this year’s winter wheat harvest in Kansas. Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Friday the state harvested 382.2 million bushels of winter wheat. The new number is about 1 percent lower than last month’s report. But it is up 38 percent compared with the drought-stricken harvest of last […]

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Stubborn Drought Maintains Grip On Most Of US »

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A weekly update on U.S. drought conditions shows the nation’s worst drought in decades slightly worsened in the lower 48 states with the Midwest corn harvest in full swing. The U.S. Drought Monitor’s new map posted Thursday shows 65.5 percent of the contiguous U.S. was experiencing some form of drought as of Tuesday, up from […]

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Winter Wheat Planting On Pace With Season Average »

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Kansas farmers have planted about 17 percent of next year’s winter wheat crop while bringing in this year’s corn crop far faster than normal. Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said in its weekly update Monday that wheat seeding is on pace with both last year and the average for this point in the season. About 2 […]

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Cool Temperatures, Scattered Rain Help Kansas crops »

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Cooler temperatures and scattered rainfall in Kansas over the past week helped improve the condition of row crops a bit. But the picture remained fairly dismal. The Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service said in its weekly update Monday that about 69 of the state’s soybeans and 68 percent of the sorghum crop are in poor to […]

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Ellis County weed department accepting plastic containers »

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The Ellis County Noxious Weed Department is accepting triple rinsed plastic herbicide containers now until September 28th at the Ellis County Weed Department located at 1197 280th avenue, if needing further information contact them at 628-9445.

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60-Barn Hog Farm Planned For Western Kansas »

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A large hog farm near Tribune in Greeley County is scheduled to begin operations in early October. The business will have 60 barns when it opens but has permits for 120 barns, with each barn housing 1,000 hogs. It is owned by Seaboard Foods. David Eaheart, marketing director for Seaboard, says the company began stocking […]

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