Farming & Ranching

Upland birds adapt to habitat

Holly Shutt, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Predators of upland birds are often blamed for the population trends in pheasant and quail. Something to keep in mind is that upland…

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Cover crop economics decision support tool offered by NRCS

Submitted The past decade has brought about tremendous information and rediscovery of the benefits of using cover crops. The interest in this key component of increasing soil health is readily…

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BCCD Cost-Share sign-up is through the end of February

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

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Brown County Conservation District Annual Meeting to be held

Submitted by Niki Tollefson, District Manager The Brown County Conservation District will be holding their Annual Meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Fisher Center, 201 E. Iowa…

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Nemaha County Conservation District names award winners

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle, Nemaha County Conservation District The Nemaha County Conservation District has announced district award winners. Bob and Nadine Champlin – Wildlife Award Bob and Nadine Champlin purchased…

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Cold Snap Out of It!

Bitterly cold temperatures slammed the local area Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 8 and 9, with temperatures swinging nearly 40 degrees in the course of 24 hours — hitting a low…

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Dairy U aims to prepare youth for future in industry

Submitted by Angie Stump-Denton High school students with an interest in discovering opportunities within the dairy industry are encouraged to apply for a four-day immersive educational opportunity throughout southwest Kansas….

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Women in Agriculture workshop slated for February 17

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle A Statewide Women in Agriculture Workshop, hosted by Nemaha, Jackson and Pottawatomie County Conservation Districts will be held Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Corning Community Building…

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Dicamba applicator training will be required for 2018

Submitted by Frannie Miller Unintentional damage to millions of acres of crops from the herbicide dicamba last year prompted changes in regulations. Anyone planning to buy one of the new…

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Farm Service Agency provides assistance to America’s farmers, ranchers

Submitted by Kitra Cooper Through the work of dedicated staff in over 2,100 county and state offices, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides vital farm…

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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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