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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...

KFP To Host Gatherings In 2021 in Hopes To Reconnect

Kansas Farm BureauApril 1, 2021

This summer Kansas Farm Bureau will be hosting gatherings across the state to reconnect after a challenging 2020. Plan on joining us for food and fellowship with Farm Bureau members. Current dates and areas are listed below. Check back here for more details, sign up for e-news and watch KFB's Facebook page. Date Location June 1 Ford June 2 Grant June 3 Scott/Wich...

Kansas Horse Council Announces Equine Economic Impact Survey

Kansas Department of AgricultureMarch 31, 2021

The Kansas Horse Council, with support from the Kansas Department of Agriculture, is seeking equine owners across Kansas to participate in an Equine Economic Impact survey to generate data and information regarding this segment of the Kansas livestock industry. The equine industry in Kansas is relatively small, compared to production livestock; however, equine ownership positively impacts the K...

New Publication Summarizes Potential For African Swine Fever Virus to Spread Through Feed

Kansas State UniversityMarch 30, 2021

Eight years of extensive research, including work at Kansas State University, has led to a disquieting scenario for swine producers: Feed and feed ingredients could potentially serve as means for the introduction and transmission of foreign animal diseases of swine. Megan Niederwerder, assistant professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, recently p...

Blooms of Promise

Kim BaldwinMarch 29, 2021

It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like spring around our central Kansas farm. The cattle pastures have been burned and fresh grass is now growing in preparation for summer grazing. There’s been increased talk of where we will be planting our crops that will be harvested later in the fall. We’ve finished up servicing our planter and have made room in our shed for the seed order that we an...

COVID-19 Aid Released and Expanded to Include More Producers

Kansas Farm BureauMarch 27, 2021

USDA announced today its plans to distribute more than $12 billion under a program called Pandemic Assistance for Producers, which includes aid that had been put on hold as well as funds newly allocated in the Consolidated Appropriations Act. The program assists farmers and ranchers who previously did not qualify for COVID-19 aid and expands assistance to farmers helped by existing programs. Farme...

Kelly Proclaims March As Kansas Ag Month

KSAL StaffMarch 26, 2021

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly Tuesday visited Sturdy Farms in Lyndon, Kansas, to celebrate agricultural excellence in our state by signing a proclamation declaring March 23 as Kansas Agriculture Day, and the month of March as Kansas Agriculture Month. “Agriculture has always been, and will always be the backbone of the Kansas economy,” Governor Kelly said. “Today – and throughout the month ...

Colby Community College Planning Bull Sale

Todd PittengerMarch 26, 2021

Colby Community College is planning a bull sale. According to the school, the online bull production sale will be a three-day bidding event, from 8 a.m. on April 6 and closing at 7 p.m. on April 8. Bidders must register before the auction begins. The sale is hosted by DV Auction and features bulls from seven consignors representing the best in the breeds of Angus, SimAngus, Red Angus, Gel...

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