Syngenta announces EPA registration of enhanced post-emergence-plus-residual cord herbicide, Acuron ...

by Madison Mackley / March 5, 2021

GREENSBORO, N.C., USA, March 4, 2021 – Syngenta announced today that its new corn herbicide, Acuron® GT, has been registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for post-emergence use in glyphosate-tolerant corn and will be available for use this season, subject to state approvals. Acuron GT combines the proven performance of Halex® GT corn herbicide with the active ing...

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Cattle Care in the Cold

by Madison Mackley / February 23, 2021

MANHATTAN, Kan. — After working outside on a cold winter’s day, cattle producers know there is nothing quite like coming inside to a warm house and filling their stomachs with those favorite comfort foods. And though cattle are naturally equipped to manage cold temperatures, like humans they need some extra care to make those frigid winter days a little easier, according to the experts at t...

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KDA Offers Direct-to-Consumer Meat Marketing and Consumer Webinars

by Madison Mackley / December 10, 2020

Now more than ever, consumers are looking to build relationships and buy their food direct from the source. The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host a series of informational webinars in early January 2021 to provide information about direct-to-consumer meat sales. “Adding direct-to-consumer sales can be an option to diversify farm income,” said Secretary of Agriculture Mike Beam. “We ...

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Farm Life – Stacy Mayo-Martinez

by Madison Mackley / October 7, 2020

Stacy is a powerhouse within the agriculture industry. She grew up in Garden City, KS, and has worked in several fields within agriculture. Currenlty, Stacy is freelancing and has a free opportunity for farmers and small business owners to build their brand. Stacy also hosts a podcast - Connect, Change, Challenge, and you can find her on social media. Here is a link to her free course: https:/...

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KDA Hires Executive Director of Division of Conservation

by Madison Mackley / September 30, 2020

MANHATTAN - The Kansas Department of Agriculture and the State Conservation Commission have hired Andrew Lyon to serve as the executive director for the agency’s Division of Conservation. The KDA–DOC works to protect and enhance Kansas’ natural resources through the management and implementation of programs to support water conservation, water quality, land reclamation, and...

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How the cold front can affect summer crops

by Madison Mackley / September 9, 2020

I was able to talk with Jeanne Falk-Jones, a multi-county agronomy specialist out of the Sunflower Extension District about what farmers can expect with the recent cold front that came through the northwest. You can join Jeanne's email list here to stay up to date on the latest agronomy news, and you can follow her on Twitter at @cropswithjeanne. [audio mp3="https://www.kansasfarmandranchradio....

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Model of beef cattle, transportation industries as critical infrastructures reveals vulnerabilities

by Sara Miles / May 12, 2020

MANHATTAN — An interdisciplinary team of Kansas State University researchers developed a computer simulation that revealed beef supply chain vulnerabilities that need safeguarding — a realistic concern during the COVID-19 pandemic. Caterina Scoglio, professor, and Qihui Yang, doctoral student, both in electrical and computer engineering, recently published "Developing an agent-based model t...

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Apply Now for Kansas FSA COT Positions

by Sara Miles / May 8, 2020

MANAHATTAN, Kan. -- The Kansas Farm Service Agency (FSA) is seeking qualified candidates for a unique employment opportunity. Kansas FSA is an exciting and rewarding place to start, build and/or continue your professional career. Support Kansas agriculture and join our team by applying for a position today. Applicants are currently sought for full-time, permanent County Operations Trainees (COT...

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Capital Connection: Congressman Steve Watkins talks CARES Act, COVID-19

by Sara Miles / May 5, 2020

COLBY, Kan. -- The Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio Network Capital Connection Returns with Congressman Steve Watkins (R-KS 2nd District). Farm Director Sara Miles spoke with him about the CARES Act and other relief for Farmers and Ranchers across the Country. Plus, the reopening of meat packing plants. Use the player below to hear the full interview. [audio mp3="https://www.kansasfarmandranchr...

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Kansas Food and Ag Industry Continues to Focus on Essential Functions

by Sara Miles / April 28, 2020

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- The Kansas Department of Agriculture continues to support the state’s food and agriculture industry as it serves an essential role across the state. With today’s announcement that Governor Laura Kelly has issued a statewide “stay home” order (Executive Order No. 20-16), it is important to emphasize that those food and agriculture businesses must keep a strong focus o...

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