KS Crop Values Up 11%

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

KS Drought Response Enters Third Year

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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 […]

Kansas Ag Producers Eligible for Disaster Assistance


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

No Change for Kansas in This Week’s U.S. Drought Monitor


The Plains and Midwest: Additional snow fell across parts of the central Plains – enough to arrest further deterioration but insufficient to improve the drought depiction. Precipitation in Oklahoma had little impact on reservoir and lake levels, and agricultural reports indicated that soil moisture remained depleted and the condition of small grains and canola across […]

Winter Wheat Declines During December


The condition of the Kansas winter wheat crop has deteriorated in the wake of December’s limited rain and snow. Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reports that 31 percent of the state’s wheat crop ended 2012 in poor to very poor condition. Forty-five percent was rated in fair condition, with 23 percent in good shape and 1 […]

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 […]