Farming & Ranching

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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FSA encourages producers to enroll in programs soon

Submitted USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk Loss (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. March 15 is the enrollment deadline…

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Jessalyn Strahm graduates at KLA convention

Submitted The 14th class of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Young Stockmen’s Academy (YSA) – including Jessalyn Strahm of Sabetha – graduated last month at the close of the KLA…

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Wilma Ackerman is honored for 50 years of KLA membership

Five individuals and three businesses were recognized on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Convention for joining in 1969, and now marking a half-century of continuous KLA…

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New sign-up deadline for Dairy Margin Program is December 20

Submitted by Kitra Cooper Due to the prolonged and extensive impacts of weather events this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) extended the deadline to Dec. 20 for producers…

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Enrollment open for Dairy Margin Coverage program

Dairy producers now can enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for calendar year 2020. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened sign-up today for the program that helps producers manage…

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Safety Net Program payments for 2018 have started

Agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety net programs – for the…

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Local cattlemen participate in rally

At a rally held Wednesday, October 2, in Omaha, Nebraska, nearly 400 cattlemen gather together to voice their concerns about low cattle prices and excessive profits made by the beef... Read More

Grants to help rural communities affected by natural disasters

Submitted U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for Kansas, Lynne Hinrichsen, highlighted that USDA is providing $150 million in grants through the agency’s Community Facilities Program. The…

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