Farming & Ranching

Nemaha County Conservation District: Two Soil Conservation Awards

Shawn and Kelly Becker Family Submitted You don’t have to talk to Shawn Becker long to sense his excitement for cover crops. It’s yet another piece of the conservation efforts…

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Brown County Conservation District: Soil Conservation Winners

Eric and Kristi Wenger Submitted Eric Wenger was born and raised a fourth generation Brown County farmer. Growing up, Eric learned the importance of taking care of the land from…

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Event to be held February 26

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle The Nemaha, Jackson, Pottawatomie and Shawnee County Conservation Districts along with a large group of sponsors would like to invite you to the attend the popular…

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Kansas Corn announces Kansas Yield Contest winners

Submitted Despite challenging growing conditions in some areas, the Kansas Corn Yield Contest was highly competitive throughout the state. Josh Koehn of Gray County had the top yield in the…

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USDA to measure financial health of Kansas farms, ranches

Submitted In late December, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) began gathering information about farm economics and production practices from farms and ranches across Kansas, as…

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USDA to conduct first-ever Agroforestry Survey

Submitted The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is conducting the first-ever National Agroforestry Survey. Data collection began Tuesday, Feb. 1, and will conclude Tuesday, April…

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Grain handling safety: don’t sidestep the principles

Submitted “There is a direct correlation between out-of-condition grain and an increased likelihood of worker exposure to entrapment situations,” according to Purdue University’s 2020 Summary of U.S. Agricultural Confined Space-Related…

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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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