Category: Agriculture News

Farmers finding outlets in community markets

In communities across Kansas, farmers’ markets continue to offer homegrown and homemade products. Everything from freshly picked fruits and vegetables to mouthwatering baked goods, fresh eggs, beef, lamb, pork, colorful flower arrange­ments and assorted bedding plants. Today, 94 farmers’ markets are registered in the “From the Land of Kansas” program. Another 20-30 probably exist scattered throughout the state. This access […]

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4-H News 6-13-18

◼ The Live Wires-Empire Best 4-H Club met June 10 at the McPherson County Fairgrounds in Canton. The meeting was called to order by Lane McMannis, vice president, followed by the Flag Salute and 4-H Pledge. Roll call was: “What is your favorite part about summer?” Twelve members, three leaders and five guests and parents were present. The May meeting […]

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State considers water options for southwest Kansas

State considers water options for southwest Kansas

Farmer Clay Scott stands in front of one of his center-pivot irrigation systems. Flying east to west over Kansas, the land transforms from lush green to desert brown. Rectangular farm plots fill in with emerald circles, the work of center-pivot irrigation. Outside Garden City, in the middle of one of those circles, Dwane Roth scoops up soil to reveal an […]

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KSU ag specialists say wheat harvest still hopeful

Wheat across Kansas is facing a number of difficulties. Some wheat is short, some has suffered freeze damage, some were victims of extreme drought stress, but nearly all of it has one thing in common—it’s immature. Twenty-five vehicles left Manhattan April 30 carrying around 100 agronomists, producers and others from the wheat industry. The carloads took a meandering road trip […]

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4-H News (May 2, 2018)

The Livewires-Empire Best 4-H Club held its monthly meeting at the McPherson County fairgrounds in Canton April 15. The meeting was called to order by President Cash Toews. The Flag Salute and 4-H Pledge were then given. Roll Call was answered to “What is your favorite flower?” Thirteen members and leaders and six parents and guests were present at the […]

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South Central District FFA Banquet: Marion/Florence FFAers recognized

Several members from the Marion/Florence FFA chapter were recognized at the South Central District FFA Banquet April 16 as district proficiency award winners. Caleb Hett was the winner in the area of Diversi­fied Grain in the placement division. He works for his parents in their grain farming operation. Caleb helps with tillage, planting, and harvesting operations for their wheat, corn […]

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Critical thinking needed for environment issues

Lack of understanding and critical thinking on the part of some in the environmental movement has compromised their effectiveness as self-appointed protector and guardian of our planet. Whenever we improve our critical thinking skills it becomes easier to see through deception and exaggeration that has characterized the promotions of some environmental organizations and the mass media’s coverage of their issues. […]

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‘Earth Day’ is everyday for Kansas farmers

When it comes to protecting the land and improving the environment, farmers continue to lead the way and do their part. As this nation celebrates Earth Day April 22, farmers and ranchers remain committed to protecting the environment using modern conservation and tillage practices. Farmers and ranchers will tell you their fondest wish remains to pass their land on to […]

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Trump tariffs will cause drastic impact for Kansas farmers

Kansas farmers and ranchers depend on market access for our exports around the globe. Kansas Farm Bureau voiced concern about retaliation when the Trump administration announced new tariffs on steel and aluminum and continue to watch developments closely. The retaliation by China against the proposed tariffs will result in drastic impacts on Kansas markets for beef, pork, soybeans, sorghum and […]

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4-H NEWS (March 14, 2018)

◼ The Livewires-Empire Best 4-H Club had its monthly meeting at the McPherson County 4-H building Feb. 18. Before the meeting, the 4-H club served sloppy joes, potato salad, macaroni salad, chips and dessert to about 20 community members. After everyone was served and clean-up was complete the meeting was called to order by President Cash Toews. The Flag Salute […]

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