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Wheat Rx Seminars Discuss 2023 Crop

Kansas WheatJuly 26, 2022

A prescription for producing high-yielding and high-quality wheat is just what the doctor ordered for Kansas wheat producers — referring to expertise from Kansas State University like wheat breeder Allan Fritz, wheat and forage extension specialist Romulo Lollato and northwest area crops and soil scientist Lucas Haag. Mark the calendar now for two upcoming seminars with the trio in Phillipsbu...

Students Learn Livestock Leadership

Angie Stump DentonJuly 6, 2022

Twenty students from across Kansas and beyond came together to build their knowledge and leadership skills in the livestock industry during the 13th annual K-State Animal Science Leadership Academy June 22-25 at Kansas State University. Hosted by the K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry and sponsored by the Livestock and Meat Industry Council Inc., academy director Sharon Breine...

Make Plan to Control Weeds After Harvest

Todd PittengerJune 29, 2022

There are ways to controls weeds after harvest. According to K-State Research and Extension, weed management specialist Sarah Lancaster encourages wheat producers to plan for post-harvest weed control. “One of the things that can happen once the canopy is removed is that weeds are going to have a lot more resources and they’re going to grow more rapidly,” Lancaster said. “As these we...

Harvest Over Halfway Complete

Julia Debes / Kansas WheatJune 28, 2022

The Kansas wheat harvest is officially over halfway done, well ahead of the normal harvest pace, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service in the weekly Crop Progress and Condition report. USDA noted that 59 percent of the wheat crop was harvested as of June 26, compared to 37 percent last year and 40 percent for the five-year average. Statewide, the agency rated the wheat cro...

Stop And Go Harvest

Julia DebesJune 27, 2022

With scattered rain showers streaking through Kansas, farmers are not only cutting wheat when they can, but also dedicating manpower to spraying wheat stubble to address weed emergence. Harvest is stop-and-go in northern Barton County for Dean Stoskopf, due to random sprinkles and equipment trouble. Despite the delay, results near Hoisington are better than expected with yields ranging from 40 ...

High Wheat Quality Expected Despite Yield Drop

Lily O'Shea BeckerJune 15, 2022

Kansas’ wheat quality is estimated to be above average and high in protein this year because of a lack of rain, according to Farmers Business Network’s senior commodity analyst Rejeana Gvillo. Such findings from a mid-May wheat tour through Kansas conducted by the Wheat Quality Council are the good news. The bad news is an estimated 100 million bushel drop in wheat yield production for the ...

2022 Census of Agriculture Underway

Todd PittengerJune 12, 2022

Sign up and be counted in the 2022 Ag Census. Agriculture producers who did not receive the 2017 Census of Agriculture and do not receive other USDA surveys or censuses have until June 30 to sign up to receive the 2022 Census of Agriculture at nass.usda.gov/AgCensus. This once-every-five-years data collection begins this November. The Ag Census includes every American operation – lar...

4-H Youth Ramp Up Livestock Projects

Annika Wiebers / KSU Research and ExtensionJune 7, 2022

With school out for the summer, many 4-H members across the state are working more intensively to get their livestock projects ready for county fairs. “Our 4-H fairs will start the second week of July,” said Kelsey Nordyke, a 4-H Youth Development specialist in southeast Kansas. “Most of those kids have had their projects through the spring, but now they’re out of school and they have...

Regional Water Meetings This Summer

Kansas Farm BureauJune 7, 2022

During the 2022 legislative session in Topeka, water was a large topic of discussion. Kansas Farm Bureau staff testified against proposed legislation that would have consolidated the state’s water regulatory agencies because it would have increased government bureaucracy and consolidated enormous power under the control of a single political appointee, in addition to other measures that go agai...

June is “Kansas Dairy Month”

Todd PittengerJune 5, 2022

Governor Laura Kelly toured family-owned and -operated McCarty Family Farms in Northwest Kansas to proclaim the month of June “Kansas Dairy Month.” The Governor was joined by the Kansas Department of Agriculture and other agriculture community members. "Kansas has one of the fastest-growing dairy industries in the nation," Governor Laura Kelly said. "Our dairy farmers feed the world and...

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