KDA Secretary talks plans for 2020 with KFRR

by Sara Miles / December 30, 2019

COLBY, Kan. -- Kansas Department of Agriculture Secretary Mike Beam is looking forward to 2020. Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio visited with him recently to know what he is looking forward to in the new year and what farmers are looking to leave behind. Catch the details on KDA's plans for emergency preparedness and a new industrial hemp program in the interview with Farm Director Sara Miles below....

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Calving Schools Planned in January

by Sara Miles / December 30, 2019

COLBY, Kan. – With the new calving season just around the corner, K-State Research and Extension will host calving schools in two locations in NW Kansas, with a focus on challenges producers can face during this critical period. “Handling Calving Difficulties” features Robert Mortimer, DVM, emeritus professor of clinical sciences at Colorado State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospit...

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Insight: Roaring Into the 20s

by Sara Miles / December 30, 2019

Jackie Mundt, Pratt County farmer and rancher Almost 15 years ago, I gave what would be one of the most important speeches of my career at the National FFA Convention. I agonized over creating the right message in hopes of making a lasting impact. Years later, I watched another FFA member give the exact same speech. It had different stories, but the main points and overall message were the s...

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K-State to host calving school in WaKeeney

by Sara Miles / December 20, 2019

WaKeeney, KS, 12/19/2019] K-State Research and Extension Golden Prairie Extension District is hosting a Calving School in WaKeeney on Thursday, January 16 at 6 PM at the Trego County Fairgrounds in the Commercial Building located at 13th & Russell Avenue, WaKeeney, KS 67672. “Producers have a significant investment to get each cow to a full term pregnancy.  Losing calves at or near birth...

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Capital Connection: Congressman Roger Marshall

by Sara Miles / December 18, 2019

Kansas Congressman Roger Marshall joins Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio to discuss the House's passage of Articles of Impeachment against President Trump, the impending vote on USMCA, initiatives to manage farm stress, the creation of the FCC Precision Ag Task Force and funding for NOAA and the National Weather Service to improve forecasting. [audio mp3="https://www.kansasfarmandranchradio.com/wp-c...

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Veterinarian speaks on Winter Management for cattle with KFRR

by Sara Miles / December 13, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio was able to catch up with Dr. Jim Little at the Bayer Booth during the National Association of Farm Broadcasters Convention. We were able to discuss making sure cattle herds are staying healthy all year long. Dr. Little addressed an issue not so often talked about or addressed; lice. Use the player below to hear the full interview. [audio m...

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Capital Connection: Congressman Ron Estes

by Sara Miles / December 12, 2019

Kansas Congressman Ron Estes joined Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio to offer updates on USMCA, Impeachment and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. [audio mp3="https://www.kansasfarmandranchradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Congressman-Ron-Estes-Full-Dec-12.mp3"][/audio]...

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Insight: A Spirit of Giving

by Sara Miles / December 10, 2019

Written by Kim Baldwin, McPherson County farmer and rancher The countdown for Christmas officially has begun in our house. This year, aside from a little felt Advent calendar we hang on a door to help the kids understand how many days are left until Christmas, we also added two chocolate Advent calendars — one for my son and one for my daughter. We figured it’d be easier to maintain the pea...

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Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Kansas

by Sara Miles / December 6, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. —   The Kansas Department of Agriculture, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Jackson County, Kansas. On November 13, 2019,  EAB adults and larvae were recovered from a girdled tree trap near Denison by KDA in cooperation with local citizens, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s Plant Prote...

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CattleFax CEO speculates on agriculture in 2020

by Sara Miles / December 6, 2019

Wichita, Kan -- As 2019 winds down, producers are being optimistic about the year ahead. Randy Blach, CattleFax Chief Executive Officer, joined Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio at the 2019 Kansas Livestock Association Annual Convention. Blach gave an insight on the coming year and how it effects producers on a global and local scale. Use the player below to hear the full interview. [audio mp3="ht...

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