Alternative Crops Workshops to be held

by Sara Miles / January 3, 2019

Grainfield, Kan. (news release) -- KSRE’s Golden Prairie District is hosting the Alternative Crops Workshop at the Gove County 4-H Building in Grainfield on January 10 from 3 PM to 6 PM. The workshop will focus on winter canola and field peas and will discuss variety selection, production practices, and local marketing. This workshop is open to the public and there is no cost for admission. O...

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Insight: Serious stewardship

by Sara Miles / December 26, 2018

By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau Some people have the mistaken idea that farmers and ranchers are harming our environment. You hear it everywhere: at the coffee shop, church, public forums, even in the grocery store where people buy the food farmers and ranchers produce for us to eat. Children arrive home from school and tell parents about harmful practices farmers are using on the land...

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Statement of Secretary Perdue on President Trump’s Signing of the Farm Bill

by Sara Miles / December 20, 2018

Washington, D.C., (news release)– U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today celebrated President Trump’s signing of the 2018 Farm Bill and issued the following statement: “This is a great day for our farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers, as President Trump’s signature on this bill is a Christmas present to American agriculture. Farmers take financial risks every year as a ...

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Western Kansas Corn School planned

by Sara Miles / December 17, 2018

Oakley, Kan. -- KS Corn & KSRE’s Golden Prairie District are hosting the Western Kansas Corn School at the Buffalo Bill Cultural Center in Oakley on January 9 from 8 AM to 2:30 PM. The school will focus on production practices, fertility considerations, weed control issues, updates on the market and legislative policy, and will also include a Grower Panel. CCA credits are available. This ...

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Round 6 of the National Finals Rodeo with KFRR

by Sara Miles / December 12, 2018

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio Network spent their last day at the National Finals Rodeo. [video width="960" height="544" mp4="https://www.kansasfarmandranchradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/10000000_294464724524065_4427333799071152445_n.mp4"][/video] [video width="960" height="544" mp4="https://www.kansasfarmandranchradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/10000000_3315398376...

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KFRR covers Round 5 of the National Finals Rodeo

by Sara Miles / December 11, 2018

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio Network is in Las Vegas! Farm Director Sara Miles caught up with a few friendly faces from the Wheat State during the 2018 National Finals Rodeo. [video width="640" height="360" mp4="https://www.kansasfarmandranchradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/48477211_2285083028445479_6735387405276210513_n.mp4"][/video]   Tanner Brunner of Romona,...

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Farm Bureau honors members and friends at 100th annual meeting

by Sara Miles / December 4, 2018

Sharon Schwartz, Washington County, received KFB’s Distinguished Service award. A native Kansan, she and husband Leo have operated a dairy, feeder pig facilities, Pork Chop Acres – a farrow to finish facility, and produced wheat, corn, soybeans, and sorghum on their family farm. Sharon served as a 4-H leader for more than 20 years and held leadership roles on the Kansas Pork Council, The Unit...

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Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Animal Health Regulations

by Sara Miles / November 30, 2018

MANHATTAN, Kan. (news release) — A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, to consider the adoption of proposed regulations within the Animal Facilities Inspection Program. The hearing will be held in room 124 on the first floor of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, 1320 Research Park Dr. in Manhattan. Due to the passage of HB 2477 by the 2018 Kansas...

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Harvest time coming to a close, according to NASS

by Sara Miles / November 27, 2018

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service has released their weekly Crop Progress and Conditions Report. From the way it looks, Harvest is wrapping up for Kansas for the year. Harvest numbers for the week ending on November 25 include: Corn harvested was 94 percent, near 98 last year, and behind 99 average. Soybeans harvested was 92 percent, behind 97 both las...

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Moran hosts 13th Kansas Conservation Tour

by Sara Miles / November 26, 2018

This post is written by Sen. Jerry Moran and was originally published in his Kansas Common Sense Newsletter On Tuesday, I hosted my 13th Annual Kansas Conservation Tour with stops in Neosho, Labette, Cherokee and Crawford counties. The Conservation Tour is an opportunity for me to learn more about conservation efforts across the state, including water and soil conservation, river sustainability...

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