Monday, April 22, 2019

USDA reveals Kansas crop progress

by Sara Miles / April 16, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. (news release) - For the week ending April 14, 2019, there were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 3 short, 83 adequate, and 14 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 2 short, 84 adequate, and 14 surplus. Field Crops Report: Winter whea...

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Researchers target cattle disease with USDA grant

by Sara Miles / April 4, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. (news release) — A research grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for nearly $1.2 million is supporting work at Kansas State University toward combating a disease that affects cattle in the U.S. and globally. Kathryn Reif, assistant professor in the diagnostic medicine and pathobiology department in the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, said the p...

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Insight: The Majestic Plural

by Sara Miles / April 1, 2019

As far as first jobs go, opening gates on my grandparents’ ranch was the best I could ever imagine. I don’t remember how old I was when I started helping. I do know it led to my first experience with the majestic plural. “We’ll get this gate,” my grandfather would say with a chuckle as we approached the pasture. “We” of course meant me. The worse the weather, the harder he’d lau...

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Features from the KFRR trip to the 3i Show

by Sara Miles / March 28, 2019

DODGE CITY, Kan. -- Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio was able to get the heck into Dodge March 21-23, 2019. Use the players below to see the videos. Also, make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel! It can be accessed through the videos below or by clicking here.   Dragon-Line Vap Construction QSI North Central Air Simpson Farm Enterprises S&S Powerl...

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Senator Moran encourages Increasing Kansas Wheat Exports to Brazil

by Sara Miles / March 26, 2019

This is an excerpt from Senator Moran's weekly newsletter, "Kansas Common Sense"    On Tuesday, the administration announced that Brazil will fulfill its decades-old commitment to establish a duty-free tariff rate quota (TRQ) for wheat, resolving a long-standing trade barrier faced by Kansas farmers when attempting to sell their wheat to Brazilian markets. This action follows a letter I led ...

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Insight: Setting the Stage

by Sara Miles / March 25, 2019

By Kim Baldwin, McPherson County farmer As in life, sometimes things don’t go as planned on the farm. A prime example is when my husband and 6-year-old son recently brought home an orphaned heifer from a family friend’s herd. The calf was just a few hours old when she moved into our barn and started receiving care. It was during one of the bitter-cold weeks when farmers were working around ...

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Cattleman shares his story after Plainville Livestock Commission Bankruptcy

by Sara Miles / March 20, 2019

PLAINVILLE, Kan. -- Area cattle producers went to the Plainville Livestock Commission on February 5th just like any other sale day. What should have been a typical day, turned out to be a nightmare for over 40 producers. Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio was able to speak with Derek Stockman of Kirwin, Kansas. Stockman was one of the producers who sold their cattle at Plainville Livestock Commission....

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3i Show celebrates 65th year this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

by Sara Miles / March 19, 2019

DODGE CITY, Kan. -- The 3i Show is coming back the Dodge City for the 65th annual show. This year, brand new things are going to take place, making it a year you won't want to miss. Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio's Sara Miles spoke with Eddie Estes, President of the Western Kansas Manufacturers Association, about the show and what new things are coming this year. One of the highlights this year...

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Destructive Flooding Continues

by Sara Miles / March 18, 2019

OMAHA (DTN) -- The Missouri River and several of its tributaries are expected to crest Monday or Tuesday as the Army Corps of Engineers dialed back flow releases from a South Dakota dam over the weekend and most of the most threatened areas went without rain. Still, the river bottom flooding continued as thousands of people were evacuated in Nebraska and Iowa over the weekend. The town of Pacific...

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Insight: The Art of Civil Discourse

by Sara Miles / March 18, 2019

ByJackie Mundt, Pratt County farmer and rancher The world today is quick to judge. A lurking mob stands ready to provide a sum judgement of a person’s character and worth based on a small sample of actions or choices. Look at responses to any social media post made by an elected official. Even the most positive statements are used to air a grievance about non-related issues. Opinions, a...

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