Release: Governor-elect Laura Kelly announces choice for secretaries of Agriculture, Administration

by Sara Miles / January 11, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (news release) -- Citing his 38-year career with the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA), incoming governor Laura Kelly announced Mike Beam as her choice to lead the Kansas Department of Agriculture. The governor-elect also welcomed budget expert Duane Goossen to her team as the interim Secretary of Administration. “Mike Beam and Duane Goossen have both been working to improve Kan...

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Kansas Corn Symposium Scheduled for Jan. 23 in Manhattan

by Sara Miles / January 10, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. (news release) -- Kansas corn producers are invited to the Kansas Corn Symposium to celebrate the accomplishments of Kansas Corn and look to the future on topics including ethanol, trade and research. The Symposium will be held on Jan. 23 at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan. All corn producers are welcome to attend the symposium. The event will begin with the KCGA Annual m...

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Cover your Acres Conference offers early-bird registration

by Sara Miles / January 8, 2019

OBERLIN, Kan. (news release) -- Have you registered for Cover Your Acres yet?  Do so by Wednesday (Jan 9) to get the early-bird rate of $45 per day or $65 for both days.  After Wednesday, the registration for a single day will increase to $65 for a single day.  Online registration is available here: The conference is being held on January 15-16 in Oberlin...

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113th NWSS Kicks Off January 12th

by Sara Miles / January 7, 2019

DENVER, Colo. (news release) – The National Western Stock Show is just days away from the annual Kick-Off Parade presented by Arrow Electronics, launching the 113-year-old Colorado tradition in Denver. The historic Stock Show Parade trots through the streets of downtown Denver next Thursday, January 10, at noon. The procession will be led by parade Grand Marshal, Dana Crawford. The 2019 Nat...

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January Crop Reports Delayed

by Sara Miles / January 7, 2019

OMAHA (DTN) -- USDA will have to delay its bevy of crop reports initially slated for release Jan. 11 as the partial government shutdown moves past its second week. USDA announced on its website Friday morning: "Due to the lapse in federal funding, work on National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and Office of the Chief Economist -- World Agricultural Outlook Board (OCE-WAOB) reports have...

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KFRR discusses government shutdown and other topics with Congressman Marshall

by Sara Miles / January 4, 2019

GARDEN CITY, Kan. -- Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio's Lory Williams met with Congressman Roger Marshall to discuss the government shutdown and the farm bill. Use the player below to hear the exclusive. [audio mp3=""][/audio]...

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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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