Insight: The Story of Food

by Sara Miles / August 20, 2019

Greg Doering, Kansas Farm Bureau If you’re like my family, you don’t have much reason or opportunity to have a regular discussion with the people responsible for growing and raising our food. We order our beef from a local meat locker every year and supplement it with occasional trips to a local butcher. Outside of that, all of our food comes from the grocery store. I recently asked my w...

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Insight: Back to School Quandary

by Sara Miles / August 12, 2019

Kim Baldwin, McPherson County farmer and rancher It’s that time of the year again when summertime store displays change, and parents begin filling shopping carts with glue bottles, wide-ruled paper, crayon boxes, flashy backpacks, trendy lunch boxes and a variety of specific items on school supply shopping lists. In a nutshell, it’s back-to-school time! For the past few weeks my husba...

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Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio welcomes new broadcaster, Jay Sanderson

by Sara Miles / August 6, 2019

[caption id="attachment_43230" align="aligncenter" width="207"] Jay Sanderson. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham[/caption] Jay grew up in rural Butler County and is a nearly 20-year veteran of the broadcasting industry.  He brings a diverse set of skills and a broad world view to Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio. After earning his journalism degree from Wichita State University, Jay has worked in radio ...

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Moyer Farms To Host Kla/K-State Field Day

by Sara Miles / August 5, 2019

(TOPEKA) – Moyer Farms will host the August 15 Kansas Livestock Association (KLA)/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day at their stocker backgrounding operation near Emporia. Educational sessions during the field day will cover a variety of topics, while Jaret and Shawna Moyer also will share details on the systematic design of their facility. Cassie Kniebel with the Beef Cattle ...

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Insight: Mapping the Future

by Sara Miles / July 29, 2019

Glenn Brunkow, Pottawatomie County farmer and rancher This week is Kansas Farm Bureau’s Centennial Tour. This event will celebrate Kansas agriculture across the state and highlight its diversity and ingenuity. There will be lots of good food, celebration and, most importantly, great fellowship. Kansas Farm Bureau has a lot to celebrate, and it will be a party from one end of this great state ...

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Finalists Selected for 2019 Kansas Leopold Conservation Award

by Sara Miles / July 23, 2019

WICHITA, KS – Four finalists have been selected for the prestigious 2019 Kansas Leopold Conservation Award®. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the award recognizes those who inspire others with their dedication to land, water and wildlife resources in their care. In Kansas the $10,000 award is presented annually by Sand County Foundation, Kansas Association of Conse...

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KDA Alerts Livestock Owners of Virus in Nearby States

by Sara Miles / July 16, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. (news release) —  With Texas, Colorado and New Mexico reporting multiple confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), the Kansas Department of Agriculture is encouraging livestock owners to be aware and take precautions, particularly with animals that may be comingling with other animals at competitions and similar events. At this time, there have been no cases of VSV re...

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USDA releases new report stating wheat production is up from last year

by Sara Miles / July 11, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. (news release) - Based on July 1 conditions, Kansas's winter wheat production is forecast at 330 million bushels, up 19 percent from last year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield is forecast at 50 bushels per acre, up 12 bushels from 2018. Area to be harvested for grain is estimated at 6.60 million acres, down 10 percent from a year a...

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KFRR tracks Wheat Harvest as it rolls through Kansas

by Sara Miles / July 11, 2019

COLBY, Kan. -- Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio Network has been hitting the road this summer to keep up with how wheat harvest is going. Use the players below to view the features. Sara Miles with Lucas Haag of the KSU Northwest Research-Extension Center in Colby (07/15/2019) [video width="640" height="360" mp4="

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