Farm Life – Zoe Schultz

by Madison Mackley / September 29, 2020

Zoe Schultz is a jack of all trades already at a young age - from growing up helping her dad on the farm, to earning her Associate's degree from Colby Community College in Agricultural Business, and now a junior at Kansas State University majoring in Agricultural Communications with a handful of minors alongside interning at Kansas Corn, there's not much Zoe can't do. Listen to check out Zoe's...

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Farm Life – Amy Elliott

by Madison Mackley / September 23, 2020

Amy Elliott is a clinical lab scientist, a mother, and a farm wife in Hiawatha, KS. Amy didn't grow up on a farm, so she shares a little about how she's made the transition from urban life to rural life, how her and her husband, Mathew, are raising their two girls on a farm, and juggling it all. [audio mp3="

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The 115th National Western Stock Show postponed until January 2022

by Madison Mackley / September 15, 2020

Denver, CO – The Western Stock Show Association (WSSA) Board of Directors together with the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) management, has made the difficult decision to postpone the 115th National Western Stock Show by one year and to resume the event in January 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic does not allow for the Stock Show to host the annual event and comply with the health and safety ...

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USDA Announces Commodity Credit Corporation Lending Rates for September 2020

by Madison Mackley / September 8, 2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for September 2020, which are effective September 1-September 30, 2020. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for September is 0.125%, the same as August. The interest rate for crop year commodity loans less than one year disbursed during September is 1.12...

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Farm Life – Whitney Larson

by Madison Mackley / September 3, 2020

Join me as I speak with Whitney Larson on the ups and downs of being a farm wife, her social media safety Sunday posts, and life in general. Whitney is our first feature on the newest segment, Farm Life, where I'll be speaking with farmers, ranchers, farm wives, and anyone in between on their daily life happenings. You can find Whitney on Instagram @farmwifeguru and you can find her podcast, Midwe...

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K-State provides statewide data on 2020 winter wheat performance

by Madison Mackley / September 3, 2020

MANHATTAN, Kan. – With the next winter wheat crop planting just days away, Kansas farmers can be armed with information about how different varieties fared across the state in the last growing season. K-State Research and Extension has made available the 2020 results of its Winter Wheat Performance Tests for the crop harvested this summer, showing county by county yield, moisture, height, t...

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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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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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