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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...

Hi-Tech Farm Ideas

Jeff GarretsonMarch 24, 2021

Kansas producers are in Salina this week for the 56th Annual Mid America Farm Expo - to learn, shop and share ideas on how to make their operations more profitable. Jeff Allison with PrairieLand Partners will present "Precision Ag and Ag Data" on Thursday afternoon inside the 4H Building at 1:30pm. Allison tells KSAL News that cutting edge technology continues to help farmers plant and harve...

KFB President Recognized As One 50 Kansans You Should Know

Kansas Farm BureauMarch 24, 2021

Kansas Farm Bureau President Rich Felts has been recognized as one of Ingram's Magazine 50 Kansans You Should Know. This honor recognizes high-achieving business executives who not only possess character and integrity, but who are also individuals with unique interests beyond their business interests. Rich will be among 50 extraordinary business and community leaders featured in the March issu...

Survey Available On Herbicide Application Practices

Kansas Farm BureauMarch 24, 2021

Herbicide application practices such as sprayer speed and spray volume influence weed control as well as whole-farm efficiency. Weed science graduate students are currently investigating some of these interactions and they want the research results to have maximum usefulness on Kansas farms. To do that, KSRE needs your input. A short survey can be accessed by going to this link. It will ta...

Farm Expo Underway in Salina

Jeff GarretsonMarch 23, 2021

It's show and tell time for hundreds of agricultural dealers and vendors at the 56th Annual Mid America Farm Expo. The event was an early COVID-19 casualty last year - but is back in full swing with everything from full size farm equipment to freshly made breads on hand inside and around the grounds at the Tony's Pizza Event Center. Shannon Campbell with Styria Bakery in Denver says it's gre...

Farm Dog of the Year Nominations Open

Kansas Farm BureauMarch 22, 2021

Farmers are invited to submit nominations for the 2022 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest, supported by Purina. This is the fourth year of the contest, which celebrates farm dogs and the many ways they support farmers and ranchers in producing nutritious food for families and their pets across America. The grand prize winner – Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year – will win a year’s wo...

Farm Expo Begins Tuesday

Todd PittengerMarch 21, 2021

The 56th Annual Mid America Farm Expo is a go for this week. After being one of the first of many events cancelled over concerns surrounding COVID-19 last year, organizers are prepping for a return of vendors and patrons from all over the region. Safety protocols will be in place as the agricultural world comes to Salina. In the past, the Mid America Farm Expo, has featured hundreds of exhib...

USDA Seeks Innovative Partner-led Projects Delivering Sustainable Agricultural Solutions

Todd PittengerMarch 18, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking proposals to fund up to $75 million in new, unique projects under the Regional Conservation Partnership Program’s (RCPP) Alternative Funding Arrangements (AFA) that take innovative and non-traditional approaches to conservation solutions at the local, regional and landscape scales. In making selections. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation ...

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