Farming & Ranching

Study demonstrates how fungicide applications boost wheat yields

Submitted by Julia Debes How important are spring foliar fungicide applications to wheat yields? A new study by Kansas State University quantified the yield gain from these applications by combining…

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USDA to survey row crops county acreage and production

Submitted The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey producers in 38 states, including Kansas, as part of its 2021 Row Crops County Agricultural Production…

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USDA offers online tool for drought-stricken ranchers

Submitted An online tool is now available to help ranchers document and estimate payments to cover feed transportation costs caused by drought, which are now covered by the Emergency Assistance…

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NASS conducts hemp acreage survey

Submitted On Monday, Oct. 18, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) sent its first Hemp Acreage and Production Survey to Kansas producers. The hemp survey will collect information on the…

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Kansas crop production report

Submitted Based on Friday, Oct. 1, conditions, Kansas’s 2021 corn production is forecast at 742 million bushels, down 3 percent from last year’s production, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural…

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2021 harvest going strong

  This year’s harvest season is in full swing and thanks, in part, to the beautiful fall weather. With few breaks this year due to small rain amounts, the farmers…

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Specialty crop grant opportunity announced

Submitted The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) is now accepting applications for the 2021 Specialty Crop Block Grant H.R. 133 Stimulus Program. This program is in addition to the traditional…

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Kansas grain production, stocks

Submitted Winter wheat production is estimated at 364 million bushels, up 29 percent from last year, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The area harvested for grain totaled…

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Export reports provide key insights for price outlooks

Submitted The fall fieldwork season is a flurry of activity as Kansas farmers harvest fall crops, eye the end of haying and put this year’s wheat crop in the ground….

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Livestock manure gases: don’t succumb

Submitted Any time manure is stored, toxic gases can build up and threaten both the wellbeing and/or life of those working around or with it. Adopting and using a “Safety…

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Mitigating pests, diseases key factors while planting wheat this fall

Submitted The optimal planting dates for next year’s wheat crop are now open across much of Kansas, but agronomists are cautioning producers to carefully watch and mitigate pest and disease…

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Slow sand filters for safe livestock water

Submitted by Jody Holthaus Meadowlark District Agent A project this summer to make pond water safe for livestock was the construction of slow sand filters. This technology has been used…

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Nemaha County FSA committee election coming up

Submitted The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages all farmers, ranchers and FSA program participants to take part in the Nemaha County FSA Committee election. FSA’s…

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USDA reminds producers to report their 2021 crops

Submitted Once spring planting is complete, producers will need to finalize their 2021 acreage reports. The Nemaha County FSA Office has mailed map packets to operators to help with the…

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USDA announces ‘Pandemic Assistance for Producers’

Submitted Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is establishing new programs and efforts to bring financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and producers…

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