MANHATTAN - Many of today’s disagreements over the use of pesticides and herbicides and their effects on the environment trace back directly to the publishing of a book 55 years ago.
Growing consumer interest and trust in agriculture is a lot like managing your crops; there are much higher yields when the inputs are applied during the growing season. This is where the Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC) comes in. KFAC's core mission as a 501(c)(3) n…
The Kansas Grain and Feed Association (KGFA) was pleased to honor Lowell Downey of Hutchinson, with the KGFA’s most prestigious award, the Sunflower Award on April 10 at the KGFA Annual Meeting in Wichita, Kan. The Sunflower Award is given to a KGFA member who demonstrates a significant and …
MANHATTAN – Kansas youth had the opportunity to put their green thumb skills to the test and attempt to grow the largest potted soybean plant in the state this spring as part of the “Willie and the Beanstalk” contest.
K-State Research and Extension will hold its 2017 Wheat In-Depth Diagnostic School on May 10 and 11 at the South Central Kansas Experiment Field, 10620 S. Dean Road, Hutchinson. On May 10, the hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. On May 11, the hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
MANHATTAN – Researchers at Kansas State University and the University of Queensland in Australia have joined forces to attack and control a microscopic pest that can be devastating to the fruit, vegetable and flower industries.
GARDEN CITY – Kansas State University’s Southwest Research-Extension Center will host its Spring Field Day from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, at the center located at 4500 E. Mary St. in Garden City.
MANHATTAN – Each year, the Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture awards scholarships to college students studying in fields that benefit agriculture and rural Kansas. Thirty-six recipients have received $21,500 in scholarships for the 2017-18 school year.
Wichita County wheat grower Rick Horton has concerns about this year's wheat crop.
Philadelphia (April 21, 2017)—Drovers, a Farm Journal Media franchise, and the Farm Journal Foundation proudly announced today acceptance of a historic challenge by global philanthropist and American farmer-rancher Howard G. Buffett to raise at least $2 million to help ranching victims of th…
WICHITA – Cargill has reached an agreement to sell its beef cattle feed yards in Leoti and Yuma, Colorado, to Omaha-based Green Plains Inc., a vertically integrated ethanol producer with existing feed yards at Kismet and Hereford, Texas, according to a company release.
JUNCTION CITY, Ore. - The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants.
Poachers, beware: Lawmakers recently proposed a bill offering a $100,000 reward for the best piece of technology that could help solve wildlife crimes.
LYONS – Rex Buchanan, interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey and the author of books about Kansas geology and water, will present a program at 7 p.m. Monday at the Rice County Historical Society’s Coronado Quivira Museum, 105 West Lyon in Lyons. He will highlight how water issues t…
Farm lending declined for the sixth consecutive quarter, evidence of how farmers and their bankers are adjusting in the face of persistent weakness in the agriculture economy, the Kansas City Fed said in a Friday report.
USDA has learned that Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri), an invasive weed, may have infested some newly-seeded (2016) conservation plantings across the upper Midwest. Palmer amaranth is highly competitive, and in fact, is the most competitive of the pigweed species. It grows rapidly and one plant can produce a quarter-million seeds.
TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian government minister said Thursday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's administration is looking forward to trade negotiations with Donald Trump despite the U.S. president's recent ramp up of criticism of Canadian policy.
WASHINGTON - Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species.
The week of April 8-14 has brought more reports of leaf rust in the region. Texas and Oklahoma continue to report moderate to severe leaf rust in their wheat crop with reports as far north as Stillwater, Oklahoma. In Kansas, leaf rust was spotted for the first time about a week ago when Zach…
ASHLAND - Over the phone, Jenny Giles Betschart gives directions to her makeshift home amid the incinerated plains - describing the residence as the one you shouldn't miss.
TOPEKA - The Kansas Rural Center (KRC) will sponsor an all-day, women-only workshop and farm tour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 6, at the Walton Rural Life Center, 500 Main Street in Walton. This is the first of two KRC educational workshops in 2017 for women farmers or want-to-be-farmers, wo…
JUNCTION CITY - The Kansas Department of Commerce will host the Rural Opportunities Conference from April 25-26 in Junction City. The Rural Opportunities Conference will highlight rural business and community development topics.
TOPEKA - Join the Kansas Rural Center (KRC) as they host two Feeding Southwest Kansas summits in Liberal and Dodge City this month.
The American Junior Maine-Anjou Association (AJMAA) and the American Junior Chianina Association (AJCA) will host the 2017 Maine-Anjou/Chianina Junior Show June 23 – 30 in Hutchinson.
BISMARCK, N.D. - Real-world research in more than a dozen states in recent years is giving farmers new understanding of how to grow industrial hemp and showing that it has promise to be a viable commercial crop in the U.S.
DES MOINES, Iowa — The owner of a small-town Iowa newspaper who took on powerful agricultural groups for allowing nitrogen runoff to pollute lakes and streams and wrote that the state "has the dirtiest surface water in America," won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing on Monday.
Nathan Hoyt, Hutchinson, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.
MANHATTAN – The Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC) is accepting applications for the 2018 Janet Sims Memorial Teacher of the Year and Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB) Foundation for Agriculture Regional Excellence in Teaching awards. The awards honor Kansas teachers who excel …
Sand County Foundation, the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts (KACD) and the Ranchland Trust of Kansas (RTK) are accepting applications until June 2 for the 2017 Leopold Conservation Award. The $10,000 award honors Kansas farmers, ranchers and other private landowners who voluntar…
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), acting in response to a directive from President Donald J. Trump, authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands located in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas – the three states which were most heavily impacted by ongo…
DODGE CITY – Western Kansas Manufacturers Association, sponsor of the annual 3i Show, announces orders are now being taken for the 63rd Annual 3i Show commemorative belt buckle.
Quivira National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting a special event in honor of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a focus on pollinators. Activities begin with a guided nature walk, followed by a presentation on pollinators. Guests to the event will…
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The amber waves of grain are about to turn into bean pods as farmers report they'll plant millions of acres in soybeans instead of wheat this year as a global glut of the grain has made it unprofitable to grow.
Darren Busick may only be 34, but he has already been building a history of homecomings in Reno County.
MANHATTAN – The Kansas Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the 2017 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Funds for the program are awarded to the agency by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service. The funds are in turn granted to projects and or…
STRONG CITY – Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve announced its prescribed fire season starting now through April. Prescribed fire is a preserve management tool used to promote a healthy prairie by removal of woody and non-native vegetation.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma could soon join Louisiana and Texas in allowing hunters to shoot feral hogs from helicopters.
WICHITA - The Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, 7001 W. 21st N, Wichita, will hold a Tomato Growing Crash Course workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 21, at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, Sunflower Room, 21st and Ridge Road in Wichita. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Board of Directors at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum announced the appointment of native Kansas resident Lee Reeve to the Associate Board, as well as two additional Associate Board Members and one new Full Board Member.
MANKATO, Minn. – Ridley Inc. operating divisions, Hubbard Feeds, a leading provider of researched-based, animal nutrition products, and Ridley Block Operations, a recognized leader in the block supplement market, have teamed together to provide livestock feed relief to fire-stricken cattle p…
MANHATTAN - The public is invited to join U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall for a town hall meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1 in Manhattan at the K-State Alumni Center in the Tadtman Boardroom on the second floor.
WASHINGTON – Former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue, President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Agriculture Department, faced pointed questions about the administration’s proposed cuts to rural assistance programs during his otherwise friendly Senate confirmation hearing Thursday.