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New farm bill requires careful decisions

New farm bill requires careful decisions

by Frank Buschman Special to The Free Press Farmers, landowners and anyone actively engaged in agriculture production must soon make decisions regarding options that are available in the new farm bill. Paula Vohs, representing Cargill Crop Insurance, was emphatic in her opening remarks for the luncheon discussion hosted by Webb & Associates Auctioneers and Appraisers at Overland Park, prior to […]

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Must farmers be chemists?

by John Schlageck Kansas Farm Bureau File this under the heading of, who would have ever thunk it? What I?m referring to is the notion that today?s farmers need a prescription and a degree in chemistry to apply herbicides, insecticides and fertilizers to their land in order to grow and produce the food we eat every day. About this time, […]

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November means farmers wrapping up fall harvest

by John Schlageck Kansas Farm Bureau Travel to the fields of Kansas during November and you?ll see farmers wrapping up fall harvest. Combines chomp through fields of corn, milo, soybeans and sunflowers eager to dump the bountiful crops into waiting trucks and grain carts before Old Man Winter arrives with ice, snow and sleet. About 86 percent of the corn […]

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In praise of the noble cow…

Talk to farmers, stockmen and ranchers?most will tell you how much they love their cows. Problem is this humble and in most cases easy-going beast rarely receives the praise associated with the noble show horse or one of the so-called smartest creatures, the squealing pig. No one extols the virtues of this contented creature that spends her days quietly grazing […]

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