Wednesday, June 19, 2019

USDA reports show planting finishing up

by Sara Miles / June 17, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. June 17, 2019 - For the week ending June 16, 2019, there were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 2 short, 80 adequate, and 18 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 2 short, 77 adequate, and 21 surplus. Field Crops Report: Winter wheat co...

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Chairman Costa Opening Remarks at Subcommittee Hearing on The State of U.S. Agricultural Products in...

by Sara Miles / June 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (news release)- House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa delivered the following remarks at the subcommittee hearing on the state of U.S. agricultural products in foreign markets. [As prepared for delivery] “Thank you and welcome. We’re here to get some answers about what is really our US agricultural trade policy and its...

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S.A.V.E. Farm Receives Generous Cattle Handling System Donation

by Sara Miles / June 6, 2019

RILEY, Kan. - Service Member Agricultural Vocation Education (S.A.V.E.) Farm’s mission to help build a bridge to farming for our nation’s veterans and transitioning service members has just been made easier, thanks to the generosity of a fellow rancher and the support of an animal health leader. Wally and Doris Olson, Claremore, Oklahoma, ranchers who won a recent Merck Animal Health sweeps...

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USDA reports show planting still behind schedule with recent rains

by Sara Miles / June 5, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. June 3, 2019 - For the week ending June 2, 2019, there were 2.4 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 1 short, 61 adequate, and 38 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 1 short, 63 adequate, and 36 surplus. Field Crops Report: Winter wheat cond...

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Insight: Faith in the Future

by Sara Miles / June 3, 2019

By Glenn Brunkow, Pottawatomie County farmer and rancher I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds. The opening of the FFA creed, and a phrase near and dear to the heart of every member who has ever put on the corduroy. It is a phrase that speaks to the very core of who we are as farmers and ranchers and one of the reasons Kansas Farm Bureau supports FF...

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Kansas FFA recognizes students during State FFA Convention

by Sara Miles / May 31, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Winners in the State Agricultural Proficiency Awards were selected Saturday, March 16th for presentation at the 91st Kansas FFA Convention in Manhattan. The proficiency award program recognizes students for exceptional accomplishments and excellence in a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program. This program allows students to set goals and gain real-world experience ...

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Crop Progress Report shows corn planting way behind schedule

by Sara Miles / May 29, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. (news release) - For the week ending May 26, 2019, there were 0.8 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 0 short, 51 adequate, and 49 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 1 short, 60 adequate, and 39 surplus. Field Crops Report: Winter wheat ...

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Congressman Roger Marshall visits with KFRR on trade, disastaer aid, and cell-cultured meat

by Sara Miles / May 28, 2019

COLBY, Kan -- Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., visited the flagship station for Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio on Saturday, May 25th. Farm Director Sara Miles spoke with him on a number of topics including trade with China, the U.S., Canada, Mexico Agreement, lab-cultured meats, and disaster aid. The one thing Dr. Marshall wanted Kansas producers to know was, "I know it's been hard times. Hang...

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Agricultural groups and elected officials react to trade aid announcement

by Sara Miles / May 24, 2019

WASHINGTON -- Secretary Sonny Perdue announced on Thursday, May 23, that the USDA is rolling out up to $16 billion in programs to help farmers during the trade negotiations. Agricultural organizations around the country are making their opinion known about this development. In a statement from the American Farm Bureau Federation, President Zippy Duvall said,  “The Trump Administration’...

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USDA Announces Support for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation and Trade Disruption

by Sara Miles / May 23, 2019

Washington (news release) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a relief strategy to support American agricultural producers while the Administration ...

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