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CRP Grassland Signup Underway

Todd Pittenger1 week ago
Agricultural producers and landowners can apply for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands signup from today until August 20. This year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated signup options to provide greater incentives for producers and increase the program’s conservation and climate benefits, including setting a minimum rental rate and identifying two national priority zones. The CRP ...

Combines Still in Fields

Julia Debes / Kansas Wheat2 weeks ago
Kansas farm families are mentally ready to transition from wheat harvest to focusing on their local county fair and other summer activities, but combines are still running across much of the central and northern tiers of the state. An atypical growing season has resulted in a highly variable wheat harvest, but farmers who are planting superior ...

High School Students Learn to Lead the Animal Science Industry

KSU Research and Extension3 weeks ago
Eleven students from four states gathered on the Kansas State University campus and online to gain livestock industry knowledge and develop leadership skills during the K-State Animal Science Leadership Academy held June 15-18. The hybrid format included virtual instruction, followed by a closing, one-day, in-person experience on campus. Hosted by the K-State Department of Animal Sciences and ...

Wet Fields Continue to Slow Harvest

Julia Debes / Kansas Wheat3 weeks ago
Sporadic sprinkles are keeping many Kansas wheat farmers on edge as they wait for moisture levels to decrease enough to get back into the combine. Elevators are taking in loads; however, as farmers who can are continuing the slow, but productive, march of the 2021 Kansas wheat harvest. Kris Allen, general manager of Randall Farmers Coop ...

Harvest Progressing Across the State

Julia Debes for Kansas Wheat4 weeks ago
Harvest continues to advance northward as farmers seek out dry wheat fields in the hot summer wind. Diligent field management has made a difference — evidenced by satisfactory test weights — but disease pressure from stripe rust and Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus (WSMV) has taken a toll on yields following the tumultuous weather during the ...

Hot, Dry Weather Good For Harvest

Julia Debes / Kansas Wheat1 month ago
The combination of triple digit temperatures and a steady Kansas summer breeze means wheat harvest is progressing quickly across the state. Farmers Coop Grain Association in Conway Springs reported initial wheat cutting started last Friday in Sumner County, but harvest did not fully take off until this Monday. Farmers are reporting some disease pressure from stripe ...

Extra Caution Needed on Kansas Roads During Harvest

KSAL Staff1 month ago
It’s a busy time for farmers in Kansas with harvest underway and hay season in full swing. Motorists are reminded to use caution and patience when traveling around farm trucks, tractors, combines and other implements. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, most farm equipment is not designed to travel at highway speeds and may only travel ...

Kansas Harvest Beginning

Julia Debes / Kansas Wheat1 month ago
Rains delayed the start of harvest in Texas, and custom harvesters were slow to move through Oklahoma. But with the extreme heat this week, many of them are moving into the southern portions of Kansas. Some test cutting began over the weekend and into the first part of the week, but by Wednesday, harvest was ...

End Hunger Campaign Grant Funding

Kansas Farm Bureau1 month ago
With the help of generous donations from Farm Bureau members in Kansas and Farm Bureau Financial Services agents, Kansas Farm Bureau’s End Hunger campaign donated nearly $100,000 to food banks and pantries across the state in 2020. Now the state’s largest farm organization is rolling out the second phase of the program, which will provide grant ...

VIDEO: KSU Joins in World Food Safety Day

Pat Melgares / KSU Research and Extension2 months ago
The World Health Organization estimates that more than 600 million people worldwide suffer from foodborne illness each year. More than 450,000 die as a result of that illness. So, it makes sense to bring awareness to foodborne illness year-round, even though June 7 is being celebrated globally as World Food Safety Day. “The aim of World Food ...

Kansas Producers – Soil Health Survey

USDA2 months ago
Social science researchers at Kansas State University are collecting information about what soil health practices and information sources are important to Kansas farmers and ranchers (practices like no-till, cover crops, rotational grazing, and others). This survey is intended for Kansas farmers, ranchers, agricultural landowners, or any Kansan who manages or operates agricultural land. We want to hear from ...

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