Farming & Ranching

Endangered Species Act Protection Policy for new pesticides

Submitted The policy will advance protection of federally listed threatened or endangered species before registering new conventional pesticide active ingredients. Reversing decades of practice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)…

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CRP Workshop to be held January 26

Submitted by Amanda Lang An informative and interactive Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Workshop is to be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, in the Community Room at the Seneca…

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Kansas Leopold Conservation Award seeks nominees

Submitted Know a Kansas farmer, rancher or forestland owner who goes above and beyond in the care and management of natural resources? Nominate them for the 2022 Kansas Leopold Conservation…

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Acreage reporting reminder

Submitted by Rob Larkin Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, is the acreage reporting deadline for fall-seeded small grains in Nemaha County. (examples: Wheat, Rye, Triticale, etc.) Failure to timely report acreage…

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Acreage reporting deadline is announced

Submitted Wednesday, Dec. 15, is the acreage reporting deadline for fall-seeded small grains in Nemaha County (e.g. wheat, rye, triticale, etc.). Failure to report acreage can result in late-file fees…

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Foreign land owners are required to report their holdings

Submitted by Rob Larkin 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…

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Tip your hat to your local co-op in October for National Co-op Month

Submitted Whether stopping by for a quick chat and a cup of coffee, picking up fertilizer for planting or discussing the ups and downs of prices, local elevators are a…

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Kansas crop progress, condition is reported

Submitted For the week ending Sunday, Oct. 17, there were four and a half days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated…

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Study demonstrates how fungicide applications boost wheat yields

Submitted by Julia Debes How important are spring foliar fungicide applications to wheat yields? A new study by Kansas State University quantified the yield gain from these applications by combining…

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USDA to survey row crops county acreage and production

Submitted The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey producers in 38 states, including Kansas, as part of its 2021 Row Crops County Agricultural Production…

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USDA offers online tool for drought-stricken ranchers

Submitted An online tool is now available to help ranchers document and estimate payments to cover feed transportation costs caused by drought, which are now covered by the Emergency Assistance…

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NASS conducts hemp acreage survey

Submitted On Monday, Oct. 18, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) sent its first Hemp Acreage and Production Survey to Kansas producers. The hemp survey will collect information on the…

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Kansas crop production report

Submitted Based on Friday, Oct. 1, conditions, Kansas’s 2021 corn production is forecast at 742 million bushels, down 3 percent from last year’s production, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural…

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2021 harvest going strong

  This year’s harvest season is in full swing and thanks, in part, to the beautiful fall weather. With few breaks this year due to small rain amounts, the farmers…

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Specialty crop grant opportunity announced

Submitted The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) is now accepting applications for the 2021 Specialty Crop Block Grant H.R. 133 Stimulus Program. This program is in addition to the traditional…

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