The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) compensates livestock owners and contract growers for livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather, including losses due to wildfires, hurricanes, floods, blizzards, extreme heat or extreme cold. For 2017, eligible losses m…

MANHATTAN - In February 2017, the Kansas Department of Agriculture sponsored seven Kansans in an agricultural trade mission to AgroFarm Russia to expand market opportunities in productive animal husbandry. AgroFarm Russia is a leading exhibition for animal husbandry and animal breeding, and …

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Understanding cattle behavior and having a clear plan for processing them can make handling the animals less stressful, improving safety for both the animals and the handlers.

WICHITA – The Sedgwick County Extension Education Center will hold the 23rd Annual Herb Day from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at 4-H Hall at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center at 21st Street North and Ridge Road in Wichita. You will learn about selecting, planting, maintaini…

Kansas producers who suffered excessive livestock death losses and grazing or feed losses due to recent wildfires may be eligible for disaster assistance programs through the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA). The most important thing for producers to do at this time is to record all pertinent …

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump unveiled a $1.15 trillion budget on Thursday, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes many domestic programs to finance a significant increase in the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

DODGE CITY – Planning has begun for the 63rd annual 3i Show organized by the Western Kansas Manufacturers Association (WKMA), and exhibitor space requests are now being taken. The show will be at the Western State Bank Expo Center in Dodge City on Oct. 12-14.

MANHATTAN – Richard “Dick” Janssen of Ellsworth was named the 2017 Kansas Stockman of the Year during the 47th annual Stockmen’s Dinner in Manhattan.

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DES MOINES, Iowa — For years a utility that supplies drinking water to Iowa's capital city has spent millions of dollars to rid its water supply of pollutants that run off farm fields upstream. Finally, exasperated officials filed a lawsuit to force the agricultural counties to clamp down on…

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three types of potatoes genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat, federal officials announced.

Five years after the Kansas Sheep Association hosted the All-American Junior Sheep Show (AAJS) at the Kansas State Fairgrounds, they will return to Hutchinson in 2019. The board of directors recently approved the return for its 26th annual show, July 4-7, 2019, with nearly 2,000 head of shee…

TOPEKA – Twenty young ranchers from across Kansas met in Topeka Feb. 13-14 for the first installment of the 2017 Kansas Livestock Association Young Stockmen’s Academy (YSA). Merck Animal Health is again partnering with the association to host these members for an in-depth look at KLA and the…

John Stigge, from Washington, Kan., is the featured speaker for a winter workshop on Thursday, March 9, in Pretty Prairie. Soup and pie will be served at noon for the first 40 people. Stigge will speak at 12:30 p.m. The workshop will be at the Lumber Yard, 100 E. Main St. in Pretty Prairie.

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Spring is the optimal time for many people to do prescribed burns across Kansas, especially in the Flint Hills. It invigorates grass/crop growth, reduces noxious weeds, and eliminates excessive dead plant material. These materials, often called fuels, can be variable from season to season. I…