Farming & Ranching

Don’t overlook farm shop hazards

Submitted by Loretta Sorensen Each farm shop is unique in size and design. One thing all farm shops have in common are the everyday hazards found in housekeeping, chemical storage,…

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Century Farm Program seeks applicants

Submitted 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 80 acres of…

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University of Nebraska Medical Center offers manure management safety information

Submitted by Loretta Sorensen Structures for storing manure are necessary on nearly all livestock feeding operations. They provide a way to contain and even treat manure during times when land…

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Department of Agriculture opens sign-up

Submitted U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced additional disaster assistance available to agricultural producers, including producers impacted by drought and excess moisture, as well as sugar beet growers. Through…

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Menolds earn place in National Corn Yield Contest

Submitted by Linda Lambur, National Corn Growers Assocaition The American farmer has long been viewed, and rightfully so, as the backbone of our nation’s economy and lead provider of the…

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CRP Grasslands sign-up open

Submitted Farmers and ranchers may now apply to enroll grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands sign-up. The sign-up runs through May 15. “Through this CRP Grasslands sign-up, farmers…

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Follow tips for a safe controlled burn

Submitted by Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office We are just getting started with another season in Kansas — controlled burns! As everyone knows, there are many good reasons to burn off…

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NCCD sets cost-share sign-up dates

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle The Nemaha County Conservation District is conducting a sign-up from March 2 through 13 to accept requests for state financial assistance to install various conservation practices….

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Conservation District holds annual meeting

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle The Nemaha County Conservation District’s 73rd Annual Meeting was held Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Knights of Columbus in Seneca. A large crowd attended the meeting,…

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Alumni to hold annual Ag Appreciation Dinner and Farmhand Auction

Submitted by FFA Alumni Agriculture. Nationally, agriculture and related industries provided $1.053 trillion to the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017, a 5.4 percent share of the total GDP….

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Nominees are sought for Kansas Leopold Conservation Award

Submitted Do you know a Kansas farmer, rancher or forester who goes above and beyond in the care and management of natural resources? Nominate them for the 2020 Kansas Leopold…

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Silage safety

Submitted by Loretta Sorensen Keith Bolsen, professor emeritus at Kansas State University, says very emphatically that, “Silage avalanches happen… believe it!” Bolsen has spent years working with the feedyard industry…

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ARC/PLC farm program sign-up

Submitted by Rob Larkin, County Executive Director Sign-up for the 2019 and 2020 Agriculture Risk Coverage/Price Loss Coverage (ARC/PLC) programs started last fall, and a large percentage of producers have…

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USDA reminds producers of CRP sign-up deadline

Submitted The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds agricultural producers interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) 2020 general sign-up to enroll by Feb. 28. This sign-up is available to…

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Marshall County designated as a primary natural disaster area

Submitted by Rob Larkin Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has designated Marshall County, Kan., as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive rain, flash flooding, flooding,…

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