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Farming News

Kansas FSA is Hiring

Todd PittengerMarch 27, 2022

The Kansas Farm Service Agency is hiring. According to the agency, interested persons are required to follow the job vacancy announcement at USAJOBS. The link is below. Salary range is $32,570 to 58,158 per year. These positions are responsible for carrying out office activities and functions pertaining to one or more of the program areas administered in the county. Interpreting and explain...

570,000 Chickens to be Slaughtered

Metro Source News / Todd PittengerMarch 23, 2022

More than a half-million chickens will be slaughtered at a Nebraska poultry farm due to bird flu. The highly contagious disease has been found on a second farm in the state. Lincoln Premium Poultry says that the affected farm in Butler County is under quarantine and under the authority of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Company officials say they will have to destroy the entire flock of...

4-H Member Eyes Ag Advocate Role

Pat Melgares / KSU Research and ExtensionMarch 22, 2022

It may sound too simple, but there’s a big reason why everyone should take an interest in American agriculture: food. The fact is that if you eat, then agriculture has an impact on your everyday life. Annika Wiebers, a freshman at Kansas State University, plans to spread that message wide and far. Wiebers recently was selected by the National 4-H Council as Kansas’ sole student represent...

Mid America Farm Expo Returns This Week

Todd PittengerMarch 21, 2022

The 57th Annual Mid America Farm Expo returns to Salina this week. Agriculture companies from across the Midwest will be exhibiting their products at Tony’s Pizza Events Center and Saline County Livestock & Expo Center March 23rd – 25th. The show this year is moving to a Wednesday through Friday event instead of a Tuesday through Thursday event. According to the Salina Area Chamber of C...

Industrial Hemp: Potential Cattle Feed Source

Lisa Moser / KSU Research and Extension March 16, 2022

As the movement to legalize marijuana across the country expands, many are left with confusion about the hemp plant that it comes from, and its other by-products such as oils, seeds and fibers. In the case of beef cattle, scientists and veterinarians are working together to study the possibility of industrial hemp as a feed source. Talking on a recent Beef Cattle Institute Cattle Chat podcast,...

57th Farm Expo Returns This Month

Todd PittengerMarch 7, 2022

The 57th Annual Mid America Farm Expo is a go for this spring. According to the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, agriculture companies will be exhibiting their products at Tony’s Pizza Events Center and Saline County Livestock & Expo Center March 23rd – 25th. Approximately 250 exhibits will be on display showing the latest in farm technology, machinery, equipment, and supplies. Sp...

Grain Science Student to Represent KSU in Regional Competition

Kansas State University March 7, 2022

Mehreen Iftikhar, master's student in grain science, Karachi, Pakistan, won first place at Kansas State University's Three Minute Thesis, or 3MT, competition for her presentation "Accelerated shelf-life study of rice with added nutrients." As the first-place winner, Iftikhar received a $500 scholarship and will represent Kansas State University in the 2022 Midwestern Association of Graduate ...

Livestock Priorities in a Natural Disaster

Lisa Moser / Kansas State University Extension and ResearchMarch 1, 2022

 Natural disasters can happen with little warning, and in Kansas, those often come in the form of tornados, windstorms, fires or ice storms. Understanding the phases of a disaster can help livestock producers anticipate what might be needed following such an event on the ranch, said the beef cattle experts at Kansas State University. Talking on a recent Cattle Chat podcast, veterinarians Br...

Shop Kansas Farms Extravaganza

Todd PittengerFebruary 27, 2022

Shop Kansas Farms is hosting an Extravaganza event in Lyons this weekend, March 4th-5th. According to Kansas Farm Bureau, the two-day event occurring at the Lyons Celebration Center will connect consumers to Kansas farmers and ranchers. The first day of the event features professional development opportunities for farmers and ranchers who sell direct to consumer. The second day, March 5, fea...

Monitoring Helps Stem Spread of Avian Flu

Pat Melgares / KSU Research and ExtensionFebruary 22, 2022

Reports of avian influenza in bird flocks on the east coast and more recently in Indiana are important reminders for small and large poultry producers to remain vigilant on biosecurity practices, said a Kansas State University poultry specialist. Scott Beyer said the U.S. poultry industry is always on the lookout for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and other diseases that could affect ...




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