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Breeding Cows With Artificial Insemination

Lisa Moser / Kansas State University Extension and ResearchApril 18, 2021

Many beef producers ascribe to the belief that the main job of a cow on the ranch is to annually raise a healthy calf. To do that she must be bred on a regular interval post calving. According to Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute veterinarian Bob Larson and nutritionist Phillip Lancaster, artificial insemination is one way that producers can maintain the herd on a short calving seas...

USDA Announces Application Cut-off for the Grazing Lands Protection on the Plain Project

USDAApril 14, 2021

To improve the health of some of the last native prairies in Kansas, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Kansas State University (KSU), and other Partners, have joined in a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) to offer financial assistance to help landowners institute conservation practices on their land. N...

Submissions For Ag Journalism Award Now Open

Kansas Farm BureauApril 13, 2021

Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB) today announces it is accepting entries for its inaugural Agricultural Reporting Award, recognizing the important work print and broadcast journalists do to tell the stories of Kansas farmers and ranchers. “We want to recognize the outstanding ag reporting produced every year in Kansas,” KFB’s Greg Doering says. “We know journalists do great work in telling the ...

INSIGHT: Burning and Other Issues

Kansas Farm BureauApril 12, 2021

Glenn Brunkow, Pottawatomie County farmer and rancher It is springtime in the Flint Hills, and that means one thing: It’s pasture burning season. Those of us who are caretakers of the Flint Hills know fire is the most important tool we have to maintain the last large-scale vestige of warm-season tallgrass prairie. Without it, invasive shrubs and trees would take over and the Flint Hills prair...

VIDEO: Kansas Wheat Condition Update

Kansas State University Research and ExtensionApril 12, 2021

K-State Research and Extension wheat specialist Romulo Lollato talks about the condition of the 2021 Kansas wheat crop. Lollato says that spring moisture has made the prospects of a good wheat crop very promising, in part due to approximately 4-6 inches of precipitation received across Kansas since March 12. "From now until heading is when the crop needs the largest amount of water," said Lolla...

Spring Weed Pasture Management Strategies

Lisa Moser / K-State Research and Extension April 7, 2021

The sights and sounds signs of spring are all around — warm temperatures, chirping birds, blooming tulips, sprigs of green grass popping up and, for some, the unwelcome view of weeds. Weed management strategies for cattle grazing pastures was a recent topic on the Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute Cattle Chat podcast. Joining the team of beef experts was K-State extension weed...

KDA to Host Webinar On H-2A Agricultural Worker Program

Kansas Department of AgricultureApril 6, 2021

The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host a free informational webinar focused on updates to the H–2A guest worker program including CDL requirements for custom harvesting and farm employees. The webinar will take place virtually April 7 at 7 p.m. To participate in the webinar, please click the registration link here: www.agriculture.ks.gov/Workforce. For more information, contact ...

Insight: Fighting For Agriculture

Greg Doering, KFBApril 6, 2021

Authored by: Greg Doering, Kansas Farm Bureau "A couple years ago I was at an event where a fellow Farm Bureau staffer from another state lamented he spent so much of his time dealing with the legislative process, there wasn’t much of a chance to really fight for agriculture. I certainly admired his passion, but I believe “fight” was an unfortunate word to use. I’m not suggesting pol...

2021 Young Farmers & Ranchers Leaders’ Conference Set For July

Kansas Farm BureauApril 5, 2021

Join young men and women from across the state July 30-31 in Manhattan for the 2021 Young Farmers & Ranchers Leaders Conference. The event will focus on connecting you with practical tools and resources to add value to your daily work, expanding your peer and professional network and providing encouragement and motivation to keep pushing forward in a tough time for agriculture. Regardless ...

Moran To Participate In Farm Bureau Town Hall

Kansas Farm BureauApril 5, 2021

A U.S. Senator from Kansas will be apart of a town hall event at the end of April where agriculture will be the main topic of discussion. Kansas Farm Bureau will host a virtual town hall with Sen. Moran April 27 at 4 p.m. Registration is required here. Moran will provide updates on his role on the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administ...

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