Farming & Ranching

Ag Partners appoints Rod Schroeder as interim president and CEO

Submitted by Brooke Bennett, Ag Partners Cooperative Ag Partners Cooperative, Inc., has announced the appointment of Rod Schroeder as interim president and chief executive officer (CEO). In his role, Schroeder…

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Farm Bureau presents awards at annual meeting

Submitted by Betty Bergman President Dan Korber called the 2019 Nemaha County Farm Bureau annual meeting to order on Monday, Aug. 19, at the Nemaha County Community Building in Seneca….

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Farm Service Agency expands payment options

Submitted by Kitra Cooper The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit….

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USDA coverage deadline set for dairy producers

Submitted by Kitra Cooper The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that producers of nearly 17,000 dairy operations have signed up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program since…

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USDA opens sign-up for Market Facilitation Program

Submitted by Kitra Cooper Kansas Farm Service Agency Sign-up has opened for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program to assist farmers who continue to…

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KDA alerts livestock owners of virus in nearby states

With Texas, Colorado and New Mexico reporting multiple confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), the Kansas Department of Agriculture is encouraging livestock owners to be aware and take precautions,…

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USDA offers producers options to re-enroll, extend expiring CRP contracts

Submitted by Kitra Cooper Farmers and ranchers with expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts may now re-enroll in certain CRP continuous sign-up practices or, if eligible, select a one-year contract…

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Young stockmen learn more about beef marketing, agribusiness

Beef producers from across the state participating in this year’s Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Young Stockmen’s Academy (YSA) gathered in the Kansas City area May 6-8. The class of 20…

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Kansas agencies offer flood disaster assistance

Submitted by Kitra Cooper Recent extreme weather conditions have impacted farmers and ranchers in Kansas. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has disaster assistance programs available to help agricultural producers…

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Tailgate Talk I to be held

Submitted by David Hallauer Tuesday, May 28, marks the first date for our 2019 series of Tailgate Talks. These talks are all about forages and their management. This year’s series…

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Farm Bureau is accepting applications for Century Farm Program

Submitted by Betty Bergman The history of Kansas’ farms and ranches is rich in heritage and spirit. If you are a Kansas Farm Bureau member whose family owns at least…

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Weather delays field progress

Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, definitely missed the mark this year. On Feb. 2, Phil didn’t see his shadow, signaling an early spring — rather than six more weeks…

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Avoid the risk of being run over by one of the farm’s most powerful tools.

Submitted by University of Nebraska Medical Center Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health Power and size are two features that make farm tractors so valuable – and dangerous. Modern technology is helping…

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Beef Issues Group to be held March 25

Submitted by Jody Holthaus Dr. Aaron Schaffer, DVM with Apogee Animal Health, will present “Turning a Profit with Records Based Management” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 25. The program will…

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One month left to apply for SBA Disaster Loans

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded small non-farm businesses in eight Kansas counties and neighboring counties in Missouri and Nebraska…

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