Farming & Ranching

USDA announces ‘Pandemic Assistance for Producers’

Submitted Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is establishing new programs and efforts to bring financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and producers…

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Grimms Bros. tie for third in soybean yield contest

Grimm Bros. in Brown County entered 93.1 bushel-per-acre soybeans to tie for third in the statewide no-till irrigated division of the Kansas Soybean yield contest. The Field of Beck's 4447X2... Read More

Area harvest continues

The local harvest of corn and soybeans continues this week with approximately 90 percent of harvest completed. According to Ag Partners Office Assistant Jeannie McCorkle, as of Friday morning, Nov….

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FSA reminds locals of AFIDA

Submitted 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 Service Agency administers…

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Fairview farmer donates to fire department

Fairview Kansas local farmer Brett Trentman recently directed a 2020 $2,500 America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation, sponsored by Bayer Fund, to the Fairview Walnut Township Volunteer Fire Department. Pictured are... Read More

Local harvest underway

This combine harvests soybeans north of Sabetha on Friday, September 25. According to Sabetha Coop Manager Dan Dalinghaus, corn and bean harvest began a few weeks ago. As for yields,... Read More

Residents are asked to report unsolicited seeds

Submitted The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has been notified that several Kansas residents have received unsolicited packages containing seeds that appear to have originated from China. The types of…

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Digital options available for CFAP program

Submitted USDA’s Farm Service Agency will now accept applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) through an online portal, expanding the options available to producers to apply for this…

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Enroll for 2020 ARC, PLC programs by June 30

Submitted Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2020 must do so by Tuesday, June 30. Although…

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Seeking nominations for Farm Family Program

Submitted The Meadowlark Extension District is seeking nominations for the first Celebrate Agriculture Day with K- State Football this fall. Our history as Kansas State Agriculture College is something we…

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USDA announces cooperative agreements for CCFWR

Submitted On Monday, May 11, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of $900,000 for local governments to host a Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CCFWR) pilot…

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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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