Farming & Ranching

USDA coverage deadline set for dairy producers

Submitted by Kitra Cooper The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that producers of nearly 17,000 dairy operations have signed up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program since…

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USDA opens sign-up for Market Facilitation Program

Submitted by Kitra Cooper Kansas Farm Service Agency Sign-up has opened for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program to assist farmers who continue to…

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KDA alerts livestock owners of virus in nearby states

With Texas, Colorado and New Mexico reporting multiple confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), the Kansas Department of Agriculture is encouraging livestock owners to be aware and take precautions,…

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USDA offers producers options to re-enroll, extend expiring CRP contracts

Submitted by Kitra Cooper Farmers and ranchers with expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts may now re-enroll in certain CRP continuous sign-up practices or, if eligible, select a one-year contract…

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Young stockmen learn more about beef marketing, agribusiness

Beef producers from across the state participating in this year’s Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Young Stockmen’s Academy (YSA) gathered in the Kansas City area May 6-8. The class of 20…

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Kansas agencies offer flood disaster assistance

Submitted by Kitra Cooper Recent extreme weather conditions have impacted farmers and ranchers in Kansas. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has disaster assistance programs available to help agricultural producers…

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Tailgate Talk I to be held

Submitted by David Hallauer Tuesday, May 28, marks the first date for our 2019 series of Tailgate Talks. These talks are all about forages and their management. This year’s series…

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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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