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USDA to Mail Additional Pre-Filled Disaster Application

Todd PittengerAugust 22, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Monday announced another installment (phase) in assistance to commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disaster events in 2020 and 2021. More than 18,000 producers will soon receive new or updated pre-filled disaster applications to offset eligible crop losses. Approximately $6.4 billion has already been distributed to 165,000 pro...

VIDEO: Auction Proceeds Donated For Scholarship

Todd PittengerAugust 5, 2022

A teen left a lasting impression on everyone attending the 4-H kids livestock auction at the Tri Rivers Fair Friday afternoon. 16-year-old Kirk Heimer had the fair's Grand Champion pig, and during the auction he announced he intended to donate all of the money generated from the sale to start a scholarship fund in memory of his friend Aiden Wangerin's mother who was killed in a car crash less t...

Tri-Rivers Past, Present, Future

Leslie ManningAugust 5, 2022

The 2022 Tri-Rivers Fair board invites folks to be inspired by presentations focused oninnovative programming and projects impacting Saline County residents during the Inspirationand Innovation Showcase on Saturday, Aug. 6 in the Great Plains Manufacturing ConventionCenter of the Tony’s Pizza Event Center. The showcase is partnered with an outdoor event honoring the innovations of the past, ...

Wheat Rx Seminars Discuss 2023 Crop

Kansas WheatJuly 26, 2022

A prescription for producing high-yielding and high-quality wheat is just what the doctor ordered for Kansas wheat producers — referring to expertise from Kansas State University like wheat breeder Allan Fritz, wheat and forage extension specialist Romulo Lollato and northwest area crops and soil scientist Lucas Haag. Mark the calendar now for two upcoming seminars with the trio in Phillipsbu...

Students Learn Livestock Leadership

Angie Stump DentonJuly 6, 2022

Twenty students from across Kansas and beyond came together to build their knowledge and leadership skills in the livestock industry during the 13th annual K-State Animal Science Leadership Academy June 22-25 at Kansas State University. Hosted by the K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry and sponsored by the Livestock and Meat Industry Council Inc., academy director Sharon Breine...

Make Plan to Control Weeds After Harvest

Todd PittengerJune 29, 2022

There are ways to controls weeds after harvest. According to K-State Research and Extension, weed management specialist Sarah Lancaster encourages wheat producers to plan for post-harvest weed control. “One of the things that can happen once the canopy is removed is that weeds are going to have a lot more resources and they’re going to grow more rapidly,” Lancaster said. “As these we...

Harvest Over Halfway Complete

Julia Debes / Kansas WheatJune 28, 2022

The Kansas wheat harvest is officially over halfway done, well ahead of the normal harvest pace, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service in the weekly Crop Progress and Condition report. USDA noted that 59 percent of the wheat crop was harvested as of June 26, compared to 37 percent last year and 40 percent for the five-year average. Statewide, the agency rated the wheat cro...

Stop And Go Harvest

Julia DebesJune 27, 2022

With scattered rain showers streaking through Kansas, farmers are not only cutting wheat when they can, but also dedicating manpower to spraying wheat stubble to address weed emergence. Harvest is stop-and-go in northern Barton County for Dean Stoskopf, due to random sprinkles and equipment trouble. Despite the delay, results near Hoisington are better than expected with yields ranging from 40 ...

High Wheat Quality Expected Despite Yield Drop

Lily O'Shea BeckerJune 15, 2022

Kansas’ wheat quality is estimated to be above average and high in protein this year because of a lack of rain, according to Farmers Business Network’s senior commodity analyst Rejeana Gvillo. Such findings from a mid-May wheat tour through Kansas conducted by the Wheat Quality Council are the good news. The bad news is an estimated 100 million bushel drop in wheat yield production for the ...

2022 Census of Agriculture Underway

Todd PittengerJune 12, 2022

Sign up and be counted in the 2022 Ag Census. Agriculture producers who did not receive the 2017 Census of Agriculture and do not receive other USDA surveys or censuses have until June 30 to sign up to receive the 2022 Census of Agriculture at nass.usda.gov/AgCensus. This once-every-five-years data collection begins this November. The Ag Census includes every American operation – lar...

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