US-Japan Trade Agreement Officially Signed

by Sara Miles / September 25, 2019

USDA NEWS RELEASE Washington, D.C. – September 25, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding the signing of the new United States-Japan Trade Agreement: “This agreement between the United States and Japan is a better deal for the entire U.S. economy, but is a particularly big win for our farmers and ranchers. When I visited Japan in...

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Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio to celebrate National 4-H Week

by Sara Miles / September 25, 2019

KANSAS -- National 4-H Week will be celebrated from October 6-12, 2019. Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio will be celebrating by sharing the stories of Kansas 4-H members all week! Features will be available both online and on air. Plus, you can even expect a few video features. Do you know a Kansas 4-H member with a great story that should be featured? Let us know! E-mail Farm Director Sara Miles...

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Capital Connection: Statements from House Members on Impeachment Inquiry

by Sara Miles / September 24, 2019

Kansas Congressmen Dr. Roger Marshall (1st District) and Ron Estes (4th District) each issued a statement Tuesday afternoon in response to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's announcement of formal impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Statement from Rep. Roger Marshall (R) - Great Bend “The Democrats are running a circus. Even before he assumed office, Democrats have bee...

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NASS Kansas Cattle Update

by Sara Miles / September 24, 2019

The NASS has released an update on cattle… Kansas feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head had 2.34 million cattle on feed as of September 1, up 1 percent from 2018. Placements during August totaled 440,000 head, down 15 percent from a year ago. Fed cattle marketings for the month of August totaled 430,000 head, unchanged from last year. Other disappearance during August totaled ...

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NASS Kansas Crop Update

by Sara Miles / September 24, 2019

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has released an update on Kansas crop progress and condition. Corn condition rated 11 percent excellent, 40 percent good, 35 percent fair, 10 percent poor and 4 percent very poor.  Corn dented was 93 percent, near 97 last year and 96 for the five-year average. Mature was 60 percent, behind 78 last year and 72 average. Harvested was 19 perce...

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USDA Dairy Coverage Deadline Extended

by Sara Miles / 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 Sara Miles / 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 Sara Miles / 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 Sara Miles / 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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