USDA Dairy Coverage Deadline Extended

by Jay Sanderson / September 23, 2019

Dairy producers now have until Friday to enroll in the 2019 Dairy Margin Coverage Program after the USDA extended the deadline by one week.  Initially authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill, the Dairy Margin Program is available through the Farm Service Agency and offers reasonably priced protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all-milk price and the average feed cost falls below ...

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KDA Conducts ASF Simulation

by Jay Sanderson / September 23, 2019

Kansas is one of 15 states to participate in this week’s African Swine Fever functional exercise being led by the US Department of Agriculture. The drill will test participants abilities to respond to a simulated animal disease event.   The Kansas Department of Agriculture annually conducts statewide exercises to practice the state’s ability to respond to a foreign animal disease ou...

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Insight: Why me? Why not

by Sara Miles / September 23, 2019

Glenn Brunkow, Pottawatomie County farmer and rancher One of my favorite cartoons is a “Hagar the Horrible” panel. The picture shows Hagar with arrows stuck in his shield, his boat sinking, obviously having a bad day. He has his hands thrown back and is looking at the heavens and proclaims, “Why me?” The next panel shows the skies above him open up and a voice say, “Why not!” I ...

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Senate Committee OKs Money for Farmers and Ranchers

by Jay Sanderson / September 19, 2019

News Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved the FY2020 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies appropriations bill by a vote of 31-0.  The legislation, which will support federal agriculture and nutrition programs in FY2020, recommends $151.7 billion in discretionary and mandatory funding, which is $87 millio...

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Capital Connection: Congressman Ron Estes

by Jay Sanderson / September 19, 2019

Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio talks with Kansas Fourth District Congressman Ron Estes to discuss the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and his part in the effort to get the bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. [audio mp3="https://www.kansasfarmandranchradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Ron-Estes-Full-Interview.mp3"][/audio]...

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New Kansas State University study confirms possible danger of imported feed contaminated with Africa...

by Sara Miles / September 16, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. (news release) — A new study conducted by veterinary researchers at Kansas State University sheds new light on a threatening swine disease: African swine fever. The research team, headed by Megan Niederwerder, assistant professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, looks at the degradation of African swine fever virus in animal feed ...

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Corn Harvest Underway

by Jay Sanderson / September 16, 2019

Josh Roe with Kansas Corn visits with Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio and gives an update on the early stages of fall harvest. [audio mp3="https://www.kansasfarmandranchradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Josh-Roe-Full-Interview.mp3"][/audio]...

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Capital Connection: Congressman Roger Marshall

by Jay Sanderson / September 12, 2019

Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio talks with Kansas First District Congressman Dr. Roger Marshall to discuss his priorities as Congress reconvenes following the August recess. [audio mp3="https://www.kansasfarmandranchradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Roger-Marshall-9_9_2019.mp3"][/audio]...

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