Veterinary researcher to use $3 million-plus NIH grant to develop vaccines for several tick-borne di...

by Sara Miles / June 4, 2020

MANHATTAN — Roman Ganta, director of the Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, has received a $3.125 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue his longtime work on tick-borne diseases. This is the second major highly competitive NIH R01 grant secured by Ganta within a year. The research focus for...

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BUSCH BEER FUNDS FARM RESCUE EXPANSION INTO KANSAS

by Sara Miles / May 26, 2020

Busch, the beer brewed for America's heartland and a long-time supporter of agricultural communities, announced today that it will provide funds for the nonprofit Farm Rescue to expand its operations into Kansas. Farm Rescue will begin harvest assistance operations in Kansas immediately, with Busch marking this milestone with the release of limited-edition Corn Cans across the country*. Busch is r...

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USDA Announces Details of Direct Assistance to Farmers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Progr...

by Sara Miles / May 19, 2020

WASHINGTON (news release) -- U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to this direct support to farmers and ranchers, USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program...

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2020 Kansas Wheat Tour to be held virtually

by Sara Miles / May 14, 2020

MANHATTAN, Kan. (news release) -- There’s always a lot of interest in the quality of the U.S. hard red winter wheat crop during the Wheat Quality Tour, held annually during the first week of May. This tour, held for the past 50 years by the Wheat Quality Council, aims to give a snapshot in time of the crop to those who attend, including international buyers, wheat farmers, flour millers and othe...

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USDA to Host Webinar for Producers Interested in Applying for Direct Payments through the Coronaviru...

by Sara Miles / May 13, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) will host a webinar on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 1 p.m. ET, for farmers, ranchers and other producers interested in applying for direct payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). This webinar is an opportunity for producers to learn about the general application p...

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