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 …


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.

  • By Chris Beyerhelm, Acting Administrator, Farm Service Agency and Leonard Jordan, Acting Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service
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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.

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  • By MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press
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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.

  • By K-State Research and Extension
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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…

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…

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…

  • By DAVID PITT Associated Press
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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.

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…

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.

The Kansas Rural Center invites women farmers or want-to-be-farmers, women landowners, and women interested in sustainable farming, food production and local food initiatives to attend a Women in Farming Workshop on Saturday, May 6, 2017.