Farming & Ranching

Mitigating pests, diseases key factors while planting wheat this fall

Submitted The optimal planting dates for next year’s wheat crop are now open across much of Kansas, but agronomists are cautioning producers to carefully watch and mitigate pest and disease…

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Slow sand filters for safe livestock water

Submitted by Jody Holthaus Meadowlark District Agent A project this summer to make pond water safe for livestock was the construction of slow sand filters. This technology has been used…

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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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USDA reminds producers to report their 2021 crops

Submitted Once spring planting is complete, producers will need to finalize their 2021 acreage reports. The Nemaha County FSA Office has mailed map packets to operators to help with the…

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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

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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