Farming & Ranching

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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Young stockmen tour beef and dairy industries

Submitted The third installment of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Young Stockmen’s Academy (YSA) was held Sept. 16-18. The group of 20 young producers spent three days touring various segments…

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Enrollment period for agriculture risk coverage and price loss coverage programs opens in October

Agricultural producers can now enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, two popular safety net programs, for the 2019 crop year. Interested producers must…

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New sign-up deadline for dairy margin coverage is September 27

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today extended the deadline to Sept. 27 for dairy producers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for 2019. The deadline had…

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USDA offers disaster assistance for Kansas farmers hurt by 2018, 2019 disasters

Submitted by Kitra Cooper Agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Sign-up for this U.S. Department…

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Ag Partners appoints Rod Schroeder as interim president and CEO

Submitted by Brooke Bennett, Ag Partners Cooperative Ag Partners Cooperative, Inc., has announced the appointment of Rod Schroeder as interim president and chief executive officer (CEO). In his role, Schroeder…

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Farm Bureau presents awards at annual meeting

Submitted by Betty Bergman President Dan Korber called the 2019 Nemaha County Farm Bureau annual meeting to order on Monday, Aug. 19, at the Nemaha County Community Building in Seneca….

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Farm Service Agency expands payment options

Submitted by Kitra Cooper The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit….

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