Farming & Ranching

Area harvest continues

The local harvest of corn and soybeans continues this week with approximately 90 percent of harvest completed. According to Ag Partners Office Assistant Jeannie McCorkle, as of Friday morning, Nov….

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FSA reminds locals of AFIDA

Submitted The Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA) requires all foreign owners of U.S. agricultural land to report their holdings to the Secretary of Agriculture. The Farm Service Agency administers…

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Fairview farmer donates to fire department

Fairview Kansas local farmer Brett Trentman recently directed a 2020 $2,500 America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation, sponsored by Bayer Fund, to the Fairview Walnut Township Volunteer Fire Department. Pictured are... Read More

Local harvest underway

This combine harvests soybeans north of Sabetha on Friday, September 25. According to Sabetha Coop Manager Dan Dalinghaus, corn and bean harvest began a few weeks ago. As for yields,... Read More

Residents are asked to report unsolicited seeds

Submitted The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has been notified that several Kansas residents have received unsolicited packages containing seeds that appear to have originated from China. The types of…

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Digital options available for CFAP program

Submitted USDA’s Farm Service Agency will now accept applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) through an online portal, expanding the options available to producers to apply for this…

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Enroll for 2020 ARC, PLC programs by June 30

Submitted Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2020 must do so by Tuesday, June 30. Although…

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Seeking nominations for Farm Family Program

Submitted The Meadowlark Extension District is seeking nominations for the first Celebrate Agriculture Day with K- State Football this fall. Our history as Kansas State Agriculture College is something we…

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USDA announces cooperative agreements for CCFWR

Submitted On Monday, May 11, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of $900,000 for local governments to host a Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CCFWR) pilot…

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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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