Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 20 June 2007 01:49Ty Goossen, Hillsboro, will exhibit Angus cattle at the 2007 National Junior Angus Show at Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Square, July 1-7.
Goossen, a junior member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in St. Joseph, Mo., is one of 817 young Angus breeders from 37 states who have entered a total of 1,773 head in the show.
The National Junior Angus Show is the largest single-breed registered beef cattle show in the world.
This year’s event will host a beef cook-off, team sales competition, public speaking, photography, graphic design, writing and poster contests in addition to the traditional cattle show.
The National Junior Angus Show is sponsored by the American Angus Association and the National Junior Angus Association, which...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 20 June 2007 01:47Congressman Jerry Moran recently introduced legislation to increase hunting opportunities for sportsmen and stimulate rural economies in Kansas.
The “Open Fields” legislation provides incentives for farmers and ranchers to voluntarily make their land accessible for outdoor activities like hunting and fishing.
“Anyone who has driven through a rural community in the fall has seen the ‘Welcome Hunters’ signs in front of main street restaurants and local motels,” Moran said. “But more and more, reduced access to hunting ground is threatening the future of the sport and the dollars it brings to rural America.
“This legislation will help continue our nation’s outdoor heritage, boost rural economies and provide additional...
Written by John Schlageck / Kansas Farm Bureau Wednesday, 20 June 2007 01:44In Kansas and our neighboring states, protecting our food supply—crops and animals—is key. This nation’s economy depends on farmers and ranchers and those who work in this valuable sector.
Agriculture provides more the 22 million jobs in the United States even though less than 2 million are farmers and ranchers. The agribusiness sector contributes more than $1 trillion annually to this nation’s economy. This amounts to 15 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product.
There are many reasons to believe rogue governments and extremist groups might prefer to use agricultural biological weapons against the United States rather than targeting people in our nation’s cities.
First, the technology involved is less sophisticated and...
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 13 June 2007 09:27This infestation of army worms shows the potential for damage they pose as they move through a field of brome grass or wheat. The army worms in many cases are stripping the brome grass down to the central rib of the blade, says Kevin Suderman, agronomist with Cooperative Grain & Supply. Photo courtesy of Kevin Suderman and CG&S. Click image to enlarge.
Just when you thought the freeze-damaged wheat couldn’t possibly be hurt anymore, along comes word that army worms are eating their way across the country as a final blow.
A final blow does sound like the logical outcome to most people when they first hear about army worms moving in. But Kevin Suderman, agronomist with Cooperative Grain...
Written by John Schlageck /Kansas Farm Bureau Wednesday, 13 June 2007 09:17While it’s been more than a month since the monster storm system hit Kiowa, Edwards, Stafford, Barton and Saline counties, it’s difficult to erase the images, smells and feelings of this disaster from my mind.
I traveled through these counties 10 days after May 4. I saw with my own eyes the aftermath of the storms while listening to stories by the people who road them out.
Listing all of the details about this storm would be impossible. Instead, here are some of the more vivid ones.
The first thing was the length and width of these storms. The path was more than 90 miles long and in some places nearly 23 miles wide. On the map it appeared to be about 3 inches long, but in reality this pattern of destruction continued mile after...
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