Insight: Finding Your Voice

by Sara Miles / January 27, 2020

Jackie Mundt, Pratt County farmer and rancher A civics teacher once simplified the idea of politics for me to the action of deciding whom gets what and how much. This fundamental idea of dividing resources should be a concern to everyone but politics has become a subject many people avoid. The average citizen could probably provide a dozen reasons why they are not interested or involved in the ...

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National Corn Growers Association Launches New Podcast to Tell the Stories Behind the Issues

by Sara Miles / January 22, 2020

(ST. LOUIS) January 22, 2020 – Get a behind the scenes look at the corn industry and corn issues in Wherever Jon May Roam, a new podcast launched today and hosted by National Corn Growers Association CEO Jon Doggett and a cast of friends. Wherever Jon May Roam is a forum for big picture conversations about the future of farming and the corn industry. Wherever Jon May Roam launched today and ...

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K-State schedules Junior Beef, Sheep Days

by Sara Miles / January 21, 2020

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University has opened early registration for two junior producer days that will be held in late February and mid-March. The Junior Beef Producer Day will be Saturday, February 29, and the Junior Sheep Producer Day will be Saturday, March 14. The events are hosted by the K-State Youth Livestock Program; K-State Research and Extension; and the K-State Department ...

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USMCA Passes through the Senate

by Sara Miles / January 17, 2020

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National Western Stock Show in full swing

by Sara Miles / January 14, 2020

DENVER, Colo. -- The National Western Stock Show is already in full swing this year in Denver. CEO and President of the National Western Stock Show, Paul Andrews invites everyone to come join the annual show. There are also a lot of changes to the stock show grounds this year. Use the player below to hear comments from Andrews. [audio mp3="

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Insight: Stronger Together

by Sara Miles / January 13, 2020

Glenn Brunkow, Pottawatomie County farmer and rancher We have flipped the calendar to a new year, and that also means the “silly season” of politics is starting in earnest. This year promises to be an even sillier year than most because of state and national elections. More than just about any year I can remember, there is more at stake for our nation, state and, most importantly, for rural...

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Market Analyst comments on WASDE reports released today

by Sara Miles / January 10, 2020

COLBY, Kan. -- The USDA released the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) today. These reports are released monthly and present a forecast of commodity supply and demand. The WASDE report can cause markets to shift. This month though, Trade Anlyst Jared Law with the Anderson Trade Group says they didn't reveal anything abnormal. Use the player below to hear the full breakdo...

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USDA, FDA, EPA Launch Website for Biotechnology Regulation

by Sara Miles / January 9, 2020

Washington, D.C.,  – Today, in recognition of January 2020 as National Biotechnology Month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a Unified Website for Biotechnology Regulation. The Website streamlines information about the three regulatory agencies charged with overseeing agriculture biotechnolo...

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Cover Your Acres Winter Conference heads back to Oberlin with a wide range of topics

by Sara Miles / January 8, 2020

OBERLIN, Kan. -- The Cover Your Acres Winter Conference is scheduled for January 14 and 15 at the Gateway in Oberlin. This popular conference is bringing specialists from around the state to speak on topics relevant to agriculture in Kansas today. Jeanne Falk-Jones with K-State Research and Extension is helping to plan this event. She will also be a speaker at the conference as well. Use the...

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Insight: Seize The Day

by Sara Miles / January 7, 2020

Kim Baldwin, McPherson County farmer and rancher A few days after Christmas my husband came home with a sack from the local grocery store. In the bag was a combination of noise makers, paper eyeglasses and crowns. All items had 2020 somewhere on them. He immediately put the bag on one of our kitchen shelves that we generally use to hide things from the kids. I forgot about the items until my hu...

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