Insight: Staying Afloat

by Sara Miles / March 31, 2020

Noah Ochsner, Kansas Farm Bureau I will never forget the day this “all started” on March 11. Me and some of my fraternity brothers were making our way back to Kansas after spending spring break skiing in Colorado and visiting Utah. We were headed back early because, at that time, it was only a rumor that Kansas State University would be moving instruction to online only. That night we were ...

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USDA and USTR Announce Continued Progress on Implementation of U.S.-China Phase One Agreement

by Sara Miles / March 24, 2020

(WASHINGTON, D.C., March 24, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today announced continued progress in the implementation of the agriculture-related provisions of the U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement. The Agreement entered into force on February 14, 2020, and the recent actions described below build upon the ac...

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Inisght: Opportunity in the Pause

by Sara Miles / March 23, 2020

Jackie Mundt, Pratt County farmer and rancher “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…” – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities We are a n...

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As commodity prices drop, farm analyst urges producers to follow their business plan

by Sara Miles / March 17, 2020

MANHATTAN, Kan. – A Kansas State University farm analyst says his phone has been ringing frequently as the state’s farmers and ranchers flood him with questions about the recent drop in commodity markets. “People are seeing the value of the commodities they’re holding drop – livestock, grains, feed. Everything is pounding them right now,” said Duane Hund, director of the Farm Analys...

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Upcoming KDA Events Postponed, Cancelled

by Sara Miles / March 16, 2020

MANHATTAN, Kan. —   Based on the operational and workplace guidelines for state agencies shared over the weekend, the Kansas Department of Agriculture has made changes to plans for scheduled events through the next few weeks. The following events have either been cancelled or postponed to a later date: Focus on Food Safety training in Topeka, March 16: cancelled Interviews for the Exec...

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Moser chosen to lead academic programs for College of Agriculture

by Sara Miles / March 16, 2020

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Dan Moser has been selected as the associate dean for academic programs for Kansas State University’s College of Agriculture. His first day in office will be April 6. Since 2014, Moser has served as the president of Angus Genetics, Inc., and the director of performance programs for the American Angus Association. There, he oversaw a 300% increase in genomic testing while l...

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