Farming & Ranching

2022 Kansas acreage planted is reported

Submitted Kansas producers planted 5.40 million acres of corn for all purposes, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is down five percent from last year. Of the…

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Kansas crop progress, conditions as of June 26

Submitted For the week ending June 26, there were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 16 percent very short,…

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Soil health farm workshops, tours scheduled for Axtell, Palmer

Submitted Producers will get the opportunity to participate in two farm tours and workshops that focus on the benefits of soil health, cover crops with a look at the economics,…

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Electrocution: be aware of the risks

Submitted by Loretta Sorensen It is difficult to protect yourself from a hazard you don’t recognize. On the farm, electrocution claims the lives of approximately 62 agricultural workers each year…

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Geological survey project aims to help agricultural communities

Submitted A new project based at the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS)at the University of Kansas aims to help rural communities on the eastern Great Plains, including in eastern Kansas, manage…

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Kansas crop progress, conditions as of June 19

Submitted For the week ending June 19, there were 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 16 percent very short,…

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Kansas wheat harvest is affected by drought conditions

Submitted by Julia Debes As the early stages of harvest shift from south-central to southwest Kansas, yields and morale are decreasing. Extreme drought in the area throughout the growing season…

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Kansas crop progress, condition

Submitted For the week ending June 12, there were 3.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 13 percent very short,…

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KDA to hold stakeholder meeting on industrial hemp industry 

Submitted The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) will hold an in-person meeting with a focus on the industrial hemp industry in Kansas beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 19. The…

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Nemaha County FSA committee election coming up

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. FSA’s…

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Kansas crop progress, condition report

Submitted For the week ending May 29, there were 3.3 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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Veterans, farmers come together on save farm

Submitted by Rick McNary Kansas Living Magazine A Publication of Kansas Farm Bureau When standing on a hill overlooking a timber-lined valley of the Flint Hills, you hear nothing but…

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Sustainability is important to Kansas farmers

Submitted by Meagan Cramer Kansas Living Magazine A Publication of Kansas Farm Bureau Sustainability is a buzz word we often hear when we’re talking about food and farming. What does…

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Prairie Field Flowers offers subscription bouquets

Submitted by Kansas Living Magazine A Publication of Kansas Farm Bureau It’s a cool evening in early July when Glennys Doane moves through rows of red and orange zinnias, sweet…

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Wheat Tour estimates crop at 261 million bushels

Submitted by Marsha Boswell The 2022 Wheat Quality Council’s Hard Winter Wheat Tour across Kansas wrapped up on May 19. During the three days of wheat scouting, tour participants traveled…

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