KFRR honors Veteran’s Day

by Sara Miles / November 11, 2019

In honor of Veteran's Day, the Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio Network will not be airing markets. Instead, Marshall Rhae of Oakley, Kansas shared this original poem. [audio mp3="https://www.kansasfarmandranchradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Veterans-Day-Marshall-Rhae-Tribute-SARA-INTRO.mp3"][/audio]...

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USDA Announces Next Round of MFP Payments

by Sara Miles / November 11, 2019

WASHINGTON - USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced last week the latest round of Market Facilitation Payments (MFP) to help farmers and ranchers deal with the continued impacts of ongoing trade disruptions and non-tariff barriers to exports. “I applaud President Trump and Secretary Perdue for their continued commitment to supporting our farmers and ranchers,” U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall...

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Insight: Health food? Mine’s meat

by Sara Miles / October 29, 2019

Greg Doering, Kansas Farm Bureau Kansas Farm Bureau’s (KFB) brand, Kansas Living, recently launched a campaign promoting the benefits of eating meat I never would have imagined necessary when I was growing up. While it wasn’t always the main attraction, meat was always on our plates for dinner. Oftentimes it was there at lunchtime, too. Kansas Living’s “Make Mine Meat” campaign e...

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Rep. Marshall Introduces Real MEAT Act

by Sara Miles / October 29, 2019

WASHINGTON (news release) - Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., (R-KS), along with Congressman Anthony Brindisi (D-NY), introduced The Real Marketing Edible Artificials Truthfully (MEAT) Act, to address deceptive labeling practices in alternative protein products Monday. The Real MEAT Act will codify the definition of beef for labeling purposes, reinforce existing misbranding provisions to eliminat...

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KDA Confirms Vesicular Stomatitis in Horses in Sherman County

by Sara Miles / October 24, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. (news release) -- The Kansas Department of Agriculture has announced that vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) was confirmed in horses in Sherman County on October 23, 2019. Kansas becomes the eighth state in the U.S. to have confirmed cases of VSV this year. The infected horses all reside on the same premises, which is a private residence, and no animal movement has occurred on or ...

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Capital Connection: Congressman Ron Estes

by Sara Miles / October 24, 2019

Kansas Congressman Ron Estes joins Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio to discuss progress on a trade deal with China as well as continued discussion about USMCA.   [audio mp3="https://www.kansasfarmandranchradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Oct-24_2019-Rep-Ron-Estes-Full.mp3"][/audio]...

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Kansas corn over halfway harvested, according to USDA

by Sara Miles / October 21, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Kansas corn is over halfway harvested. According to the Crop Progress and Condition Report, 62% of Kansas Corn has been harvested. This varies from region to region, as seen on the graph below with the Southeast region being the most complete at 89% and the Northwest region being the least at 36%. At th...

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Insight: Meet Me in Manhattan

by Sara Miles / October 21, 2019

Glenn Brunkow, Pottawatomie County farmer and rancher What are your plans for Dec. 1-3? Don’t tell me it is too early to plan that far out. Hobby Lobby has its Christmas decorations on sale, and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Let’s be honest. That isn’t very far away given that we are in the middle of harvest and moving cows home for the winter. I am sure the next six weeks will slip by fas...

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Kansas State University partners with new Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement

by Sara Miles / October 21, 2019

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University is a partner on an international team that includes U.S. universities and national institutes in a new global crop improvement research program to advance plant breeding tools, technologies and methods aimed at delivering crops that can increase yields, enhance nutrition and have greater resistance to pests and diseases. The work will be through the new Feed t...

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Capital Connection: Congressman Roger Marshall

by Sara Miles / October 17, 2019

Kansas 1st District Congressman Roger Marshall joins Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio for an update from Washington. [audio mp3="https://www.kansasfarmandranchradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Roger-Marshall-Full-Oct-17.mp3"][/audio]...

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