Farming & Ranching

Applications are being accepted for cost share to support nutrient management practices

Submitted by Kerry Wedel, Coordinator The Delaware River Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) provides financial assistance for installation of best management practices on agricultural lands located in priority areas…

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Election period opened for Seed Cotton Program

Submitted by Kitra Cooper The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that seed cotton producers, who want to participate in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage…

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Assistance to be provided to producers

Submitted by Sheila Forrester Gaye L. Benfer, acting Kansas State Conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced today that NRCS is offering technical…

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USDA to survey county small grains acreage

Submitted The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey producers in 32 states, including Kansas, for its County Agricultural Production Survey. “County-level yields have a direct…

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Nemaha County can request CRP Emergency Haying and Grazing

Nemaha County producers may now make requests for CRP Emergency Haying and Grazing at the Nemaha County FSA Office. Established CRP practices CP1, CP2, CP4B, CP4D, CP10, CP18B, CP18C and…

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Nominees needed for the 2018 County Committee Election

Submitted by Rob Larkin, County Executive Director The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their…

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CRP Emergency Haying and Grazing

Submitted by Rob Larkin Nemaha County producers may now make requests for CRP Emergency Haying and Grazing at the Nemaha County FSA Office. Established CRP practices CP1, CP2, CP4B, CP4D,…

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Average yields for wheat harvest, but acres down

Wheat harvest is complete, and those farmers who planted wheat have seen average yields, according to Dan Dalinghaus, manager at the Sabetha location of Ag Partners Coop. Yields ranged from…

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Meadowlark Extension to host Tailgate Talk 3

Submitted by Melanie Bostwick, Meadowlark Extension District The third in a series of Tailgate Talks for the Meadowlark Extension District is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 21. The focus for the…

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Cooperatives merger will combine more than 20 locations

An “overwhelming” majority of stockholders for both Ag Partners Cooperative, based in Hiawatha, and Nemaha County Cooperative Association, based in Seneca voted Thursday, June 28, to approve a merger between…

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Certified Angus Beef brand marks anniversary with local barn painting

Guests, family and friends gathered on Wednesday, June 20, at Nemaha Valley Cattle Company in Bern to celebrate the painting of their barn with the Certified Angus Beef brand logo…

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Researchers turn up the heat on wheat

Submitted by Pat Melgares Kansas State University researchers are turning up the heat on wheat to prove the point that higher nighttime temperatures may be to blame for significant yield…

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Application deadline extended for Dairy Margin Protection Program

Submitted by Kitra Cooper U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the re-enrollment deadline for the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy will be extended until June 22. The new and…

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Meadowlark Extension District: Free workshops offered

The Meadowlark Extension District is hosting or co-hosting the following learning opportunities in the coming weeks. Reproduction Revisited Reproduction is the most important factor on a modern dairy farm. Getting…

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Extra caution needed on Kansas roads during harvest

It’s a busy time for farmers in Kansas, with harvest underway, and hay season in full swing. The Kansas Highway Patrol would like to remind motorists to use more caution…

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