Insight: Harvest happenings

by Sara Miles / October 1, 2018

By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau Travel out to the fields of Kansas during October and you’ll see them teeming with fall harvest. Combines chomp through the fields of corn, milo, soybeans and sunflowers eager to dump the bountiful crops into waiting trucks and grain carts. Today’s green, red and silver monsters move through the fields with the urgency of tanks rolling through a war ga...

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Chairman Roberts’ Statement on NAFTA Renegotiation

by Sara Miles / October 1, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today released the following statement after President Trump announced the United States, Canada, and Mexico have reached an agreement on the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “I’m pleased to see the U.S., Canada, and Mexico have successful...

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Sen. Moran Advocates for Relocating USDA’s ERS and NIFA to Kansas

by Sara Miles / September 25, 2018

WASHINGTON (News Release) – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today urged U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to consider Kansas as a relocation site for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). In August, USDA announced the department’s decision to move ERS and NIFA out of Washington...

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Insight: Keep kids safe this harvest

by Sara Miles / September 24, 2018

By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau Keeping children safe while they live, play and work on farms can be challenging. It’s even more difficult during harvest season – a peak time for agricultural injuries. Long hours, a flurry of activity, less-than-ideal weather conditions and work involving large machines make corn, milo and soybean harvest a potentially dangerous period. Fall har...

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West Nile Virus Confirmed in Horses in Kansas

by Sara Miles / September 20, 2018

MANHATTAN, Kan. (news release) -- The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health has received notification of multiple confirmed cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in horses across the state over the past few weeks. Confirmed cases have been reported in Lyon, Seward, Neosho, Marion and Wichita counties. WNV is a preventable disease, with annual vaccinations that have proven highly e...

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KFRR recognizes National Farm Safety and Health Week

by Sara Miles / September 16, 2018

KANSAS -- Since 1944, National Farm Safety and Health Week has recognized that keeping our farmers and ranchers is extremely important. Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio is focusing on farm safety all week in honor of National Farm Safety and Health Week. Use the players below to listen to the features during the week.   Dan Neenan, Director of National Education Center for Agricultural Sa...

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Doodlebugs and Jitneys

by Sara Miles / September 12, 2018

By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau My dad read two newspapers daily when I grew up in the ‘50s. His newspapers of choice were the Kansas City Star and Denver Post. Both arrived on the same day and both contained the latest news from that date in history. The doodlebug or jitney brought the two papers from KC 358 miles to the east and Denver, 255 miles to our west. We farmed outside the ...

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Senate Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas discusses Farm Bill

by andy lambert / September 6, 2018

Farm Bill Passes Senate, Heads to Conference This week, the Senate voted for the Farm Bill to head to conference, where conferees from the Senate and the House will meet to come up with a compromise between the House and Senate Farm Bills. I am already busy meeting with members of the conference, as well as Agriculture Committee leadership from the House and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, to c...

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State of Disaster Emergency declared for 5 counties in KS

by andy lambert / September 6, 2018

  Gov. Jeff Colyer MD has issued a state of disaster emergency declaration for five Kansas counties affected by flooding over the weekend. Named in the declaration are Jewell, Kingman, Marshall, Pratt, and Riley Counties. Damages in these counties included washed out roads, bridges, culverts and flooding to some businesses and residential properties. "Here in Kansas we make it a prio...

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