Farming & Ranching

K-State researchers make key discovery in fight against wheat stem rust

Submitted by Pat Melgares, K-State Research and Extension Kansas State University researchers have characterized the mechanism used by wheat to defend against the devastating stem rust disease, a finding they…

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Specialists share tips for managing livestock in winter

Submitted by Pat Melgares, K-State Research and Extension Livestock producers are entering a time of year that, because of winter weather, can often be challenging for maintaining the health of…

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Corn yields higher than expected

Higher than expected corn yields have area farmers in good spirits, with corn and soybean harvest well underway and near complete for some. Corn harvest is 70 percent complete, while…

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USDA offers targeted farm loan funding for underserved groups, beginning farmers

Submitted by Kitra Cooper The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Kansas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Acting SED Terry L. Hawk reminds producers that FSA offers specially targeted…

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Dairy producers can enroll for 2018 coverage

Submitted by Kitra Cooper The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that starting Sept. 1, 2017, dairy producers can enroll for 2018 coverage in the Margin…

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Crops & Rain

Rainfall in 2016 was well above normal — with so much moisture during the planting season that it was difficult for area farmers to get their crops in the ground,…

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Neal Haverkamp is elected as alternate Angus delegate

Neal Haverkamp of Bern has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 134th annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 6, at the…

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Cost share applications available for cover crop establishment

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

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Extra caution needed on Kansas roads during harvest

Submitted by Andrea Nolte Harvest season is underway, and the Kansas Highway Patrol would like to remind motorists to use more caution and patience when traveling around farm trucks, tractors,…

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FSA County Committee nomination period begins

Submitted by Rob Larkin The nomination period for farmers and ranchers to serve on local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees begins Thursday, June 15. The 2017 Nemaha County FSA…

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From the ground to the skies

It may be low flying, but that’s no bird you’ve been seeing coasting through the air. The distant rumble of an engine tells all inquiring minds that what they are…

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Area beef producer is elected to board

Beef producer Stacy McClintock of Soldier has been elected to serve on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board Operating Committee. The election took place in early February during CBB’s…

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Bern youth is new member of American Angus Association

Sullivan Haverkamp of Bern is a new junior member of the American Angus Association. Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate…

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Nemaha County Conservation District annual meeting is held

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle The Nemaha County Conservation District’s Annual Meeting was held Thursday, Feb. 16. This year the Conservation District’s 70th Annual Meeting was held at the Nemaha County…

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Grazing cover crops

Anna Baker, Soil Conservationist with Natural Resources Conservation Services Cover Crops. They seem to be the buzzword these days. We’re all familiar with the fact that cover crops are beneficial…

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