Post Tagged with: "farmers"

Mutual care key for traveling rural roads

Seems Kansas farmers and ranchers are always doing something in their fields, grassland and on our public roads. No matter where you travel in our state, you’ll probably wind up approaching farm tractors, trucks and other large ag equipment on the roads. Tractors, combines and other equipment traveling on our public roadways are required to display slow-moving vehicle (SMV) reflective […]

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Take heart: Farmers, ranchers are among most admired professions

Nobody likes us. Every­one’s out to get us. We can’t buy a break. Don’t believe it. It isn’t so. Never has been and hopefully never will be. Farmers and ranchers still rank at the top of America’s most admired professions. This A-list is comprised of those who serve others, including firefighters, doctors, nurses, farmers and ranchers (who feed the world), […]

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Land is sacred for farmers and ranchers

Almost every farmer has said this in one way or another, ?My life begins with the land.? Look at it any way you want, but this bedrock principle remains as it has for generations. Land ownership is the key to this business of farming and ranch?ing. Farmers are proud of the crops they grow and the land they work. From […]

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Farmers, find ways to tell the food story

A successful farmer said it best about his obligation to provide the public with an understanding of his profession. ?It?s my story and I gotta? tell it,? he said. ?No one knows more about what I do on my farm than me.? This western Kansas producer believes if the people who buy his products have a better appreciation of the […]

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County road plan to address multiple issues

County road plan to address multiple issues

? ?Mudders,? overloaded farm trucks, farmers cultivating into road ditches motivate response. This dirt road north of Hillsboro shows the residual damage caused by ?mudders? following rain that fell almost two weeks ago. Randy Crawford, the county?s road and bridge director, is asking the public to call the sheriff?s office when they observe ongoing abuse to see if more violators […]

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Daily Life, July 29, 2015

Durham to host hamburger fry The Durham community is sponsoring a hamburger fry at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the city park. Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and enjoy the meal and fellowship. For more information, call 620-732-3441.   Goessel to host ?Threshing Days? The annual Country Threshing Days is from July 31 through […]

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County towns preparing for start of farmers markets

Marion County communities are gearing up for the 2015 farmers market season, giving people an opportunity to buy fresh and local as well as visit with friends and neighbors. According to Teresa Huffman, county economic development director, the markets are important in providing healthy foods for those interested in having locally grown, chemical-free produce. ?It?s also an opportunity for the […]

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Safety is fashionable for farmers

If Billy Crystal?s Fernan?do character were to visit a Kansas farm this spring you can be sure he wouldn?t be telling too many farmers, ?Darling, you look marvelous.? You can also bet not too many farmers step into the cab of their tractors wearing any of the high fashions portrayed on the pages of GQ or Esquire. Looking good is […]

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Farmers in western Kansas are feeling endangered

Voluntary conservation plans are talked about in coffee shops, schools, after church, in meeting rooms and just about every place else in Kansas. Landowners, farmers, ranchers, home owners and builders see such measures as a way to protect land, wildlife and valuable water resources but also as a way to keep them in business. Talk to western Kansas ag producers […]

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Ag consumers’ wants continue to evolve

by John Schlageck Kansas Farm Bureau While food safety will always be the cornerstone of our production process, allegiance is making inroads into why and where consumers buy their products. The majority of today?s shoppers enjoys and often takes for granted the expanded menu in supermarkets. They look forward to shopping in a meat case filled with dozens of new […]

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