Capital Connection: Congressman Ron Estes

by Jay Sanderson / October 3, 2019

Kansas Congressman Ron Estes joins Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio to discuss impeachment, USMCA and trade with Japan, Taiwan and China. [audio mp3="https://www.kansasfarmandranchradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Oct-3_2019-Rep-Ron-Estes-Full-Interview.mp3"][/audio]...

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Election 2020: Senate Candidate Dave Lindstrom

by Jay Sanderson / October 2, 2019

Nine candidates have announced their plans to run for the United States Senate seat that will be vacated by Senator Pat Roberts.  Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio is introducing you to them one-by-one.  Today we visit with Dave Lindstrom, who seeks the Republican nomination.  Lindstrom is a Kansas City-area businessman and former Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman. [audio mp3="https://www.kansa...

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Cattlemen to rally in Omaha for fair markets

by Sara Miles / October 1, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. -- Cattlemen from across the country are expected to meet in Omaha against unfair cattle markets. The Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) is planning the rally for Wednesday, October 2nd with sponsorship from over 20 agricultural groups from around the nation. The OCM and the cattlemen who support this cause claim, "The cattle producers’ share of the retail price of beef ha...

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Crawford Livestock Market LLC to host World Livestock Auction Championship qualifier October 11

by Sara Miles / September 30, 2019

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (news release) – Crawford Livestock Market, LLC, 100 W Beech St., will host the first of three regional qualifying events for the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC). The western regional qualifying event will be October 11. Opening ceremonies will commence at 10:00 a.m. (MDT) with the awards ceremony to follow. A total of 36 contestants will compete for a top 10 p...

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Capital Connection: Roger Marshall

by Jay Sanderson / September 26, 2019

Kansas Congressman Roger Marshall, R-Great Bend, speaks with Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio about recent ag issues being dealt with in Washington. [audio mp3="https://www.kansasfarmandranchradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Sept-26_2019-Rep-Roger-Marshall-Full-Interview.mp3"][/audio]...

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US-Japan Trade Agreement Officially Signed

by Jay Sanderson / September 25, 2019

USDA NEWS RELEASE Washington, D.C. – September 25, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding the signing of the new United States-Japan Trade Agreement: “This agreement between the United States and Japan is a better deal for the entire U.S. economy, but is a particularly big win for our farmers and ranchers. When I visited Japan in...

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Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio to celebrate National 4-H Week

by Sara Miles / September 25, 2019

KANSAS -- National 4-H Week will be celebrated from October 6-12, 2019. Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio will be celebrating by sharing the stories of Kansas 4-H members all week! Features will be available both online and on air. Plus, you can even expect a few video features. Do you know a Kansas 4-H member with a great story that should be featured? Let us know! E-mail Farm Director Sara Miles...

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Capital Connection: Statements from House Members on Impeachment Inquiry

by Jay Sanderson / September 24, 2019

Kansas Congressmen Dr. Roger Marshall (1st District) and Ron Estes (4th District) each issued a statement Tuesday afternoon in response to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's announcement of formal impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Statement from Rep. Roger Marshall (R) - Great Bend “The Democrats are running a circus. Even before he assumed office, Democrats have bee...

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NASS Kansas Cattle Update

by Jay Sanderson / September 24, 2019

The NASS has released an update on cattle… Kansas feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head had 2.34 million cattle on feed as of September 1, up 1 percent from 2018. Placements during August totaled 440,000 head, down 15 percent from a year ago. Fed cattle marketings for the month of August totaled 430,000 head, unchanged from last year. Other disappearance during August totaled ...

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NASS Kansas Crop Update

by Jay Sanderson / September 24, 2019

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has released an update on Kansas crop progress and condition. Corn condition rated 11 percent excellent, 40 percent good, 35 percent fair, 10 percent poor and 4 percent very poor.  Corn dented was 93 percent, near 97 last year and 96 for the five-year average. Mature was 60 percent, behind 78 last year and 72 average. Harvested was 19 perce...

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