New US-Japan Trade Deal Benefits Kansas Beef

by Jay Sanderson / August 26, 2019

  By now you’ve heard the United States and Japan have reached a new agreement on trade.  That news is coupled with the Trump Administration’s progress with China that was announced earlier this week at the G-7 Summit in France. The Japanese deal could increase overall US ag exports by more than $7 billion, with much of the growth coming in the beef and pork markets. Scarlett Ha...

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Industrial Hemp Regulations Draft Available for Public Input

by Sara Miles / August 23, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. —  A draft of regulations for the Commercial Industrial Hemp Program in Kansas is now available for public input on the Kansas Department of Agriculture website. The draft was developed by KDA and will be available for public review by the industrial hemp state advisory board and stakeholders. An Industrial Hemp Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for August 30 to discuss the dr...

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Marshall speaks out against Administration waivers

by Sara Miles / August 22, 2019

WASHINGTON (news release) -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the exemption of 31 refineries from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) biofuel-blending requirements. Yesterday, Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., sent a bipartisan letter to the Government Accountability Office formally calling for an investigation into the granting of the Small Refinery Exemptions (SRE...

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Kansas Crop Progress and Condition

by Sara Miles / August 20, 2019

MANHATTAN, Kan. (news release) - For the week ending August 18, 2019, there were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 6 percent very short, 18 short, 67 adequate, and 9 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 5 percent very short, 18 short, 71 adequate, and 6 surplus. Field Crops Report: Corn condi...

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Insight: The Story of Food

by Sara Miles / August 20, 2019

Greg Doering, Kansas Farm Bureau If you’re like my family, you don’t have much reason or opportunity to have a regular discussion with the people responsible for growing and raising our food. We order our beef from a local meat locker every year and supplement it with occasional trips to a local butcher. Outside of that, all of our food comes from the grocery store. I recently asked my w...

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Insight: Back to School Quandary

by Sara Miles / August 12, 2019

Kim Baldwin, McPherson County farmer and rancher It’s that time of the year again when summertime store displays change, and parents begin filling shopping carts with glue bottles, wide-ruled paper, crayon boxes, flashy backpacks, trendy lunch boxes and a variety of specific items on school supply shopping lists. In a nutshell, it’s back-to-school time! For the past few weeks my husba...

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Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio welcomes new broadcaster, Jay Sanderson

by Sara Miles / August 6, 2019

[caption id="attachment_43230" align="aligncenter" width="207"] Jay Sanderson. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham[/caption] Jay grew up in rural Butler County and is a nearly 20-year veteran of the broadcasting industry.  He brings a diverse set of skills and a broad world view to Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio. After earning his journalism degree from Wichita State University, Jay has worked in radio ...

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Moyer Farms To Host Kla/K-State Field Day

by Sara Miles / August 5, 2019

(TOPEKA) – Moyer Farms will host the August 15 Kansas Livestock Association (KLA)/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day at their stocker backgrounding operation near Emporia. Educational sessions during the field day will cover a variety of topics, while Jaret and Shawna Moyer also will share details on the systematic design of their facility. Cassie Kniebel with the Beef Cattle ...

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