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State’s First LEMA Proposal Approved in NW Kansas »

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The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Water Resources (DWR) has approved the first Local Enhanced Management Area (LEMA) in Kansas.  Proposed by Groundwater Management District (GMD) 4 in Northwest Kansas, Sheridan 6 LEMA will be located in Sheridan and Thomas counties. The LEMA process is a central component of legislation supported by Governor Sam […]

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Cover Your Acres Conference 2013 »

K-State Research and Extension

K-State and the Northwest Kansas Crop Residue Alliance are once again hosting the Cover Your Acres Winter Conference for crop producers and consultants on Jan. 15 and 16, 2013. Cover Your Acres is a meeting for new ideas and updates in crop production in northwest Kansas that is producer-driven. This year’s conference will feature university […]

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Rangeland Health Management Program – Jan. 7th Hays »

K-State Research and Extension

Current drought in western Kansas is the most severe since the drought of the 1950’s. Have you thought about or developed a drought plan for your rangeland resources? Come get some pointers from area ranchers , NRCS and K-State Range specialists. At the Rangeland Health Management program to be held at the Hays – Ag […]

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Grain Markets »

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What is Trichomoniasis, and how can you control it? »

K-State Research and Extension

Trichomoniasis or Trich is a veneral disease of cattle that can be economically devastating for infected herds. Trich once was a problem for cattle herds in the Western United States. But Trich has made its way to Kansas and infected cattle have been detected in our area.   Come learn more about Trich, and how […]

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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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