MANHATTAN – Come join the discussion with Jeff Rasawehr, Ohio farmer and co-founder of Cover Crop Ranch, about integration of cover crops within a crop production system. He, plus several Kansas State University and industry experts, will discuss cover crops, pasture weed management, grazing…

  • Mike Stamm, Canola Breeder mjstamm@ksu.edu Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, Nutrient Management Specialist ruizdiaz@ksu.edu
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To maximize the yield potential of winter canola, producers should topdress with nitrogen, sulfur, and possibly boron in the winter. Producers should make topdress applications with consideration for the environmental conditions, the nutrients needed, and the application method.

  • Romulo Lollato, Wheat and Forages Specialist lollato@ksu.edu Mary Knapp, Weather Data Library mknapp@ksu.edu
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Since January 24, the majority of Kansas has experienced warmer-than-average air temperatures for this time of the year. During the week of January 24-30, the eastern half of the state had temperatures departing from the normal by as much as 11 degrees F (Figure 1). The week of February 1-7 …

  • By Candace Krebs Contributing Writer
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For most people, Jan. 1 was a relaxing holiday, complete with parades, football and bowls of black-eyed peas. For livestock producers, it was the day when a new rule went into effect placing the use of all medically important antibiotics that are administered through feed or water under vete…

MANHATTAN – The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) will host the Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 24 at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center in Manhattan. A social event will be held the evening of Aug. 23 with further details to follow.

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TOPEKA - Permitting heavier grain and livestock tractor-trailers on Kansas roads and extending agriculture-related fees came before separate legislative committee hearings Thursday in Topeka.

TOPEKA – USDA Rural Development Community Programs Director in Kansas, Sháne Hastings, announced that in fiscal year 2016 the agency financed 27 projects across the state totaling more than $56 million. The financing was provided by the agency’s Community Facilities Program to preserve jobs …

MANHATTAN – The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s dairy inspection program now offers training for milk haulers and samplers in an online format. This new format will ensure that training for these key members of the milk supply chain is consistent statewide and convenient to access.

MANHATTAN – The Kansas Department of Agriculture, K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will host a regional workshop in Hays on Friday, Feb. 17, to assist farmers-market vendors and managers. This is the fourth of four regional workshops that are…

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Held annually to update and inform dairy producers and allied industry on hot topics and findings from research projects relevant to the dairy industry, Kansas State University will host the 2017 Kansas Dairy Days in Seneca on Tuesday, Jan. 31 and Whiteside on Thursday, Feb. 2.

  • By JULIE PACE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press
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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, dealing a quick blow to Barack Obama's legacy as the new chief executive began fulfilling campaign promises in his first full week in office.

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MANHATTAN - The Kansas Department of Agriculture, K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will host a regional workshop in Olathe on Feb. 10 to assist farmers-market vendors and managers. It's the second of four regional workshops being hosted by KD…

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MANHATTAN – To update and inform dairy producers and allied industry on findings from research projects relevant to the dairy industry, Kansas State University will host the 2017 Kansas Dairy Days in Seneca on Jan. 31 and Whiteside on Feb. 2.

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MANHATTAN – The Kansas Department of Agriculture, in partnership with K-State Research and Extension, the Kaw Valley Mycological Society and the University of Kansas, is offering a session to help people earn the necessary approval to sell wild morel mushrooms.