Farming & Ranching

Kansas crop progress, condition reported

Submitted For the week ending June 9, there were 4-1/2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 10 percent very short,…

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Building upon success: Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Submitted Last year, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announced that the Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (KSFMNP) would increase the value of coupons it gives to…

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Kansas crop production report released 06.01.2024

Submitted Based on June 1 conditions, Kansas’s 2024 winter wheat crop is forecast at 282 million bushels, up 40 percent from last year’s crop, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural…

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Kansas crop progress, condition reported as of June 2

Submitted For the week ending June 2, there were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 10 percent very short,…

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Nemaha County FSA committee election

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 nomination…

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Kansas crop progress, condition reported

Submitted For the week ending May 26, there were 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 18 percent very short,…

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Northern Plains farm labor report

Submitted In the Northern Plains Region (Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota), there were 37,000 workers hired directly by farm operators on farms and ranches during the week of…

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Kansas cattle on feed down

Submitted Kansas feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.3 million cattle on feed on May 1 according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This inventory was…

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Community Garden in Goodland provides education for all ages

Submitted by Shelby Spreier What started as an empty grass field is now a 5,000-square-foot garden with flowers, fruits and vegetables for a community to enjoy. THE GARDEN in Goodland…

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Milk production released

Submitted Milk production in Kansas during April 2024 totaled 346 million pounds, down four percent from April 2023, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The average number of…

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Kansas crop progress, condition released

Submitted For the week ending May 19, there were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 17 percent very short,…

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Kansas county features stunning tour of redbud trees and barn quilt creations

Submitted by Sheridan Wimmer Many of us have memories of our grandmas or moms who enjoyed quilting. Their hands were never still – always with a needle in their hand…

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Kansas crop progress, condition reported

Submitted For the week ending May 12, there were five days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 20 percent very short,…

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Kansas makes historic investment in preserving the Ogallala Aquifer

Submitted by Greg Doering An appropriation of $35 million by the Kansas Legislature in 2023 was supported by several agricultural groups, including Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB). This was arguably the…

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Kansas farm invites innovative experiments

150-year-old family farm experiments today with technology of tomorrow. Submitted by Greg Doering Ray Flickner knows the usual risks farmers take with weather, price volatility and personal safety. He’s also…

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