Saturday, July 20, 2019

KDA Alerts Livestock Owners of Virus in Nearby States

by Sara Miles / July 16, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. (news release) —  With Texas, Colorado and New Mexico reporting multiple confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), the Kansas Department of Agriculture is encouraging livestock owners to be aware and take precautions, particularly with animals that may be comingling with other animals at competitions and similar events. At this time, there have been no cases of VSV re...

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USDA releases new report stating wheat production is up from last year

by Sara Miles / July 11, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. (news release) - Based on July 1 conditions, Kansas's winter wheat production is forecast at 330 million bushels, up 19 percent from last year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield is forecast at 50 bushels per acre, up 12 bushels from 2018. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 6.60 million acres, down 10 percent from a year a...

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KFRR tracks Wheat Harvest as it rolls through Kansas

by Sara Miles / July 11, 2019

COLBY, Kan. -- Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio Network has been hitting the road this summer to keep up with how wheat harvest is going. Use the players below to view the features. Sara Miles with Lucas Haag of the KSU Northwest Research-Extension Center in Colby (07/15/2019) [video width="640" height="360" mp4="https://www.kansasfarmandranchradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/10000000_14373389...

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Deere & Company funds precision planting project with Kansas State University research team

by Sara Miles / July 8, 2019

MANHATTAN — Development of a precision planting system, offering producers the ability to plant large areas of acreage rapidly while maximizing yield per acre, will be the goal of a research team at Kansas State University. Deere & Company has invested more than $300,000 in the project, "Precision Planting System with Hydraulic Downforce Technology for Seed Placement Uniformity," head...

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Kansas Corn releases Statement on EPA Renewable Volume Announcement

by Sara Miles / July 5, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. (news release) -- Today’s announcement of EPA’s final 2020 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) rule under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a positive step only if EPA chooses not to grant additional RFS exemptions to refiners according to Kansas Corn leaders. The RFS provides market access for renewable fuels like ethanol. The RVO sets the volume of renewable fuels require...

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Wheat Harvest Update from the Kansas Wheat Commission

by Sara Miles / July 5, 2019

By Peyton Powell, Kansas Wheat Communications Intern This is day 6 of the Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the Kansas Grain and Feed Association. Harvest Reports will resume on July 7th, weather permitting. Wheat harvest continues to slowly work northward in Kansas as farmers are racing against Mother Nat...

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Kansans Named to U.S. Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees

by Sara Miles / July 2, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Mike Beam congratulated two Kansans recently appointed by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to serve on two of six commodity specific Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees (ATACs). The ATACs offer technical advice and information about specific commodities and products. Thad Geiger, Troy, was appointed to...

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KDA Seeks Marketing Advisory Board Members

by Sara Miles / July 1, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. —   The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s agricultural advocacy, marketing and outreach team is seeking talented Kansans to serve on the Marketing Advisory Board. The mission of the KDA marketing division is to serve all Kansans through innovative programming and deliver solutions designed to create an environment that facilitates growth and expansion in agriculture while in...

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KFRR kicks off Wheat Harvest Coverage with YOUR help!

by Sara Miles / June 26, 2019

COLBY, Kan. -- Wheat Harvest is already here in the state of Kansas and Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio is covering it better than ever before! We can't do it alone though. We need your help! Snap a photo, a short video, or even record a voice memo of wheat harvest and Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio will share it as part of the 2019 Wheat Harvest Coverage. These can be taken when traveling between fie...

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USDA Announces Change to Haying and Grazing Date; KDA comments

by Sara Miles / June 20, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. —  Farmers who planted cover crops on prevented plant acres will be permitted to hay, graze or chop those fields earlier than November this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today. USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) adjusted the 2019 final haying and grazing date from November 1 to September 1 to help farmers who were prevented from planting because of...

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