Farming & Ranching

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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