Category: Agriculture News

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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Kansans will never forget the 2007 ‘Tornado Alley’

Every seasoned Kansan knows we live smack-dab in the middle of tornado alley. The Heartland of America boasts one of the most tornado active regions in the world. If you’re like me, you’ll never forget May 4, 2007. On that fateful day the town of Greensburg, in Kiowa County, was all but wiped off the face of the earth. This […]

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Wheat hanging by a thread for lack of moisture

Some say the landscape in central and western Kansas looks like a barren, brown wasteland. Others believe that statement may be too kind. Whatever you see, and however you describe it—conditions remain dire in many regions of Kansas going into the final week of February. In Lincoln County for example, it’s difficult, and nearly impossible, to see green anywhere. Wheat […]

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4-H (January 31, 2018)

◼ Caroling, gift baskets and Angel Tree gifts were the main ingredients for the Dec. 10 meeting of the Tampa Triple T’s 4-H Club at the Senior Center at Tampa. Roll call was answered by, “Your favorite Christmas movie.” After a short business meeting, a meal of chili, hot dogs, chips and a drink provided by the Rziha families, the […]

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Beef producers expecting impact with relaunch of beef slogan

Farmers and ranchers in Kansas are excited about the relaunch of the iconic, “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner” brand that has captured the attention of millions of consumers and evolved as one of the top commodity food brands over the past quarter century. The relaunch began Oct. 3 with the unveiling of the new BeefItsWhatsFor­Din­ner.com website, complete with a new […]

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Now’s the time to find your best tax situation

With the new year straight ahead, there’s no better time for farmers and ranchers to take stock of where they are financially in order to put them in the best tax situation possible, according to agricultural economist Mark Dikeman. Some farmers arrive at the end of the year without a good understanding of where they are financially, said Dikeman, associate […]

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Marion-Florence officers 3rd at FFA conference

Officers of the Marion-Florence FFA chapter placed third overall at the South Central District FFA Leadership Conference Nov. 6 at Arkansas City High School. The conference consisted of three competitions in the areas of parliamentary procedure, leadership information and ritual. Marion placed second in parliamentary procedure, fourth in the FFA information contest, and sixth in the ritual contest. These rankings […]

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