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Farming News

Stocking the Animal Health Toolbox

Lisa Moser / K-State Research and ExtensionOctober 13, 2022

Any good carpenter has a wide range of tools in the toolbox to get the job done, and in much the same way, cattle producers have a vast set of options to keep disease from coming onto the farm, said the experts at the Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute on a recent Cattle Chat podcast. “One of the things that beef producers have in their toolbox is sanitation,” said K-State veteri...

Innovation Lab Lands $750K

Pat Melgares / KSU Research and ExtensionOctober 12, 2022

Researchers in a Kansas State University innovation lab that develops technologies to improve the resiliency of sorghum and millet production have received $750,000 to spur the crops’ production and value in Madagascar. Officials with the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet (SMIL) said the project will take a look at every aspect of the value chai...

Farm Bureau Buys Shop Kansas Farms

KSAL StaffOctober 11, 2022

Kansas Farm Bureau has purchased Shop Kansas Farms, an online community that connects consumers with Kansas farmers and ranchers. “Kansas Farm Bureau is excited about this partnership and what it means to current and future users of Shop Kansas Farms,” Terry Holdren, CEO of Kansas Farm Bureau, says. “Shop Kansas Farms was born during COVID-19 shutdowns by Farm Bureau member Rick McNary an...

Avian Flu Returns to Kansas

KSAL StaffOctober 10, 2022

Fall has brought a resurgence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) nationwide, and this week the Kansas Department of Agriculture identified HPAI in two Kansas counties: Johnson County and Neosho County. Both new HPAI locations are in non-commercial mixed species flocks, and KDA is working closely with USDA–APHIS on a joint incident response. KDA officials quarantined the affected prem...

VIDEO: Soil Sample is Key to Crop Success

KSU Research and ExtensionOctober 8, 2022

Soil scientist Dorivar Ruiz Diaz says soil sampling in the fall is a farmer’s best friend when it comes to maximizing next spring’s investment in fertilizer. “With high fertilizer prices, it’s particularly important to have accurate information on the nutrient levels in our (cropland) soils,” he said. He said farmers should be aware that that dry conditions in much of Kansas this y...

Kansas Soybean Commission Donates to K-State

KSU Research and ExtensionOctober 7, 2022

Kansas State University’s plan to build and renovate agriculture infrastructure on its Manhattan campus continues to build momentum. University officials have announced that the Kansas Soybean Commission has pledged $4 million to support the K-State College of Agriculture’s Innovation Centers for grain, food, animal and agronomy research. The $125 million project was unveiled in early Se...

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...




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