Kansas Farm and Ranch News

National Western Stock Show in full swing

DENVER, Colo. — The National Western Stock Show is already in full swing this year in Denver. CEO and President of the National Western Stock Show, Paul Andrews invites everyone to come join the annual show. There are also a lot of changes to the stock show grounds this year. Use the player below to […]

Insight: Stronger Together

Glenn Brunkow, Pottawatomie County farmer and rancher We have flipped the calendar to a new year, and that also means the “silly season” of politics is starting in earnest. This year promises to be an even sillier year than most because of state and national elections. More than just about any year I can remember, […]

Market Analyst comments on WASDE reports released today

COLBY, Kan. — The USDA released the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) today. These reports are released monthly and present a forecast of commodity supply and demand. The WASDE report can cause markets to shift. This month though, Trade Anlyst Jared Law with the Anderson Trade Group says they didn’t reveal anything abnormal. […]

USDA, FDA, EPA Launch Website for Biotechnology Regulation

Washington, D.C.,  – Today, in recognition of January 2020 as National Biotechnology Month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a Unified Website for Biotechnology Regulation. The Website streamlines information about the three regulatory agencies charged with overseeing agriculture biotechnology products and is […]

Cover Your Acres Winter Conference heads back to Oberlin with a wide range of topics

OBERLIN, Kan. — The Cover Your Acres Winter Conference is scheduled for January 14 and 15 at the Gateway in Oberlin. This popular conference is bringing specialists from around the state to speak on topics relevant to agriculture in Kansas today. Jeanne Falk-Jones with K-State Research and Extension is helping to plan this event. She […]

Insight: Seize The Day

Kim Baldwin, McPherson County farmer and rancher A few days after Christmas my husband came home with a sack from the local grocery store. In the bag was a combination of noise makers, paper eyeglasses and crowns. All items had 2020 somewhere on them. He immediately put the bag on one of our kitchen shelves […]

KDA Secretary talks plans for 2020 with KFRR

COLBY, Kan. — Kansas Department of Agriculture Secretary Mike Beam is looking forward to 2020. Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio visited with him recently to know what he is looking forward to in the new year and what farmers are looking to leave behind. Catch the details on KDA’s plans for emergency preparedness and a […]

Calving Schools Planned in January

COLBY, Kan. – With the new calving season just around the corner, K-State Research and Extension will host calving schools in two locations in NW Kansas, with a focus on challenges producers can face during this critical period. “Handling Calving Difficulties” features Robert Mortimer, DVM, emeritus professor of clinical sciences at Colorado State University’s Veterinary […]

Insight: Roaring Into the 20s

Jackie Mundt, Pratt County farmer and rancher Almost 15 years ago, I gave what would be one of the most important speeches of my career at the National FFA Convention. I agonized over creating the right message in hopes of making a lasting impact. Years later, I watched another FFA member give the exact same […]

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