Farming & Ranching

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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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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Late season moisture could spell trouble for soybean, corn harvests

Weather is still taking a big toll on the harvest, now throwing farmers a 180 by heaping moisture and cold temperatures on as they hope to complete, and in some…

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FSA Livestock Forage Program still available

Submitted by Rob Larkin Producers in Nemaha County can still apply for 2018 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) benefits. Nemaha County became eligible for Livestock Forage program on Aug. 14,…

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