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Fall-Calving Herd Drought Impact

Lisa Moser / K-State Research and ExtensionOctober 6, 2022

Dying trees, brown grass and cracked lawns are visible signs of a lack of rainfall. Along with the landscape disadvantages, a lack of rainfall is detrimental to establishing crops and growing pasture grass, which can lead to negative consequences for the beef cattle that graze those fields and pastures, said experts at the Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute. Speaking on a recent Ca...

Modern Dairy Technologies Benefit Producers

KSAL StaffOctober 5, 2022

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), The National Milk Producers Federation and Dairy Farmers of America, issued a study quantifying the benefits of modern dairy technologies and how they have positively impacted consumers, dairy farmers and cows over the past 15 years. The study was unveiled at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin during a panel discussion of industry experts ...

Farm Bureau Gives $5 Million to KSU Ag Buildings

Kansas State UniversityOctober 5, 2022

Kansas Farm Bureau has announced a pledge for the largest donation in its history to support a plan to build and renovate agricultural infrastructure at Kansas State University. KFB officials announced they will provide $5 million over five years to support the K-State College of Agriculture’s Innovation Centers for grain, food, animal and agronomy research, a project totaling $125 million t...

VIDEO: Digital Agriculture Moving Forward

KSAL StaffOctober 4, 2022

K-State Research and Extension agronomist Ignacio Ciampitti says digital agriculture – drones, satellite images, remote soil sensors and more – involve many university departments with a singular goal: Train students to solve agriculture’s future challenges. “We are training a new generation of thinkers, people who will have different skills and can think out of the box to solve the pro...

Meat Judging Team Wins Event

KSAL StaffOctober 4, 2022

The 2022 Meats Team got in the win column this year in a big way as Champions of the 2022 Beef Empire Days Contest hosted by Garden City Community College and Tyson. According to the school,  the GCCC team placed as champions in Beef Grading, Pork Judging, Beef Judging, and Total Beef while being 2nd in Questions and Placings and 4th in Lamb Judging.  The team scored the 8th highest score in ...

Building Kansas Corn Exports

Greg Krissek, Kansas Corn CEOOctober 3, 2022

Several years ago the Kansas Corn Commission provided funds to the U.S. Grains Council for beginning the promotion to and education of starch processors around the world about higher starch content of U.S. Corn. Implementing several strategic steps, the USGC team gathered samples of corn from competitors around the world and established a test case with a Middle Eastern processor to show how produ...

Soybean Boards Establish Strategic Direction

Todd PittengerOctober 2, 2022

The Kansas Soybean Association and Kansas Soybean Commission work closely together to deliver value to soybean farmers in the state. KSA and KSC drive profitability, develop soybean markets and represent soybean farmers’ best interests. According to the organization, goals are relevant and forward-focused, KSA and KSC engaged in a robust, year-long strategic planning process. “The main g...

“Amber Wave” in Kansas

Ron WilsonSeptember 30, 2022

"Oh, beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain….” Those lines from America the Beautiful seem especially fitting to describe an exciting new wheat processing project in rural Kansas. Its name is Amber Wave. J.D. Schlieman is executive chairman and Randy Cimorelli is CEO of this company, located in Phillipsburg, Kan. Amber Wave’s parent company is Summit Ag Investors, an ...

YSA Class Tours Cattle Businesses

Todd PittengerSeptember 29, 2022

The third installment of the 2022 Kansas Livestock Association Young Stockmen’s Academy was held last week, September 19-21, with the group touring various segments of the beef and dairy industries in central and western Kansas. Merck Animal Health sponsors the YSA program. According to the Organization, El Dorado Livestock Auction was the first tour stop. The group heard from co-owner Josh M...

Donation Boosts Ag Building

Todd PittengerSeptember 29, 2022

Farmers & Merchants Bank of Colby moved Colby Community College closer to a new agriculture building with a recent $125,000 donation. According to the school, earlier in September F&M President/CEO Brent Wiedeman and his staff gathered on campus at the site of the new facility, west of the Stanley Carr Agricultural Center just off College Drive. "Farmers and Merchants Bank is proud t...

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