Farming & Ranching

Brown County Conservation District announces conservation award winners

Submitted by Niki Tollefson, Brown County Conservation District Numerous individuals and families in Brown County are being honored with 2018 conservation awards. Banker’s Award: Bruce VanEpps Bruce VanEpps, a fourth-generation…

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Soil Conservation: NCCD announces conservation winners

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle, Nemaha County Conservation District The Nemaha County Conservation District has announced winners of conservation awards, ahead of the District’s annual meeting. Wildlife Award: Josh Meyer family As…

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Soil Conservation: Brown County Conservation District’s annual meeting set for February 19

Submitted by Niki Tollefson, District Manager, Brown County Conservation District The Brown County Conservation District will be holding their Annual Meeting on Tuesday Feb. 19, at the Fisher Center, 201 E. Iowa…

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Soil Conservation: Cost-share sign-up is open this month

Submitted by Niki Tollefson, District Manager at Brown County Conservation District The Brown County Conservation District is conducting a sign-up Feb. 1 through Feb. 28, to accept requests for state financial…

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Soil Conservation: Nutrient management

Submitted by Robert Schiffner, Resource Conservationist Managing nutrients has always been a concern in both agricultural and non-agricultural settings. Production levels suffer if there are inadequate nutrients in the soil. Off-site…

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Soil Conservation: Soil compaction

Steven Graber, Resource Soil Scientist Soil compaction occurs on nearly every farm in the United States, with the results of compaction evident in crop growth. Recent research has shown that organic…

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Soil Conservation: Understanding acronyms

Submitted by Toni Flax, Rangeland Management Specialist When walking into a government office, you may hear acronyms such as CTA, CSP, EQIP and RCPP. If you are familiar with these…

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Farm Transition meeting slated for February 13

Submitted by Jody Holthaus The Jackson Heights FFA Alumni and Meadowlark Extension District are partnering to bring a Farm Transition meeting to our area. The event will take place at…

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Women in Agriculture event to be held

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle, Nemaha County Conservation District A Statewide Women in Agriculture Event, hosted by Nemaha, Jackson and Pottawatomie county conservation districts will be offered on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the…

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KLA membership approves policy on a wide range of issues

Submitted Members of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) approved policy addressing property taxes, wildfire suppression, animal traceability and other issues during the group’s annual business meeting Friday, Nov. 30, in…

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Late season moisture could spell trouble for soybean, corn harvests

Weather is still taking a big toll on the harvest, now throwing farmers a 180 by heaping moisture and cold temperatures on as they hope to complete, and in some…

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FSA Livestock Forage Program still available

Submitted by Rob Larkin Producers in Nemaha County can still apply for 2018 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) benefits. Nemaha County became eligible for Livestock Forage program on Aug. 14,…

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Counties may be eligible for emergency disaster loans

Submitted by Rob Larkin Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated eight counties in Kansas as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Atchison, Graham, Lane, Marshall, Nemaha, Scott, Sherman and Washington counties…

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Rains should bump soybean yields

With September upon us, harvest is on most farmers’ minds. And while the area experienced dry, hot weather conditions throughout the summer — and during the times when moisture was…

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Neal Haverkamp is elected alternate angus delegate

Neal Haverkamp of Bern has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 135rd Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates. The convention will be held Nov. 3-5 at the…

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