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Barton County Delegates from Kansas Farm Bureau’s 98th annual meeting

December 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture

Unique expertise leads Kansas State University veterinary diagnostic researchers to quintet of swine

It's said that "good things come in threes," but for veterinary diagnostic researchers at Kansas State University, that number is five.

December 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture

The Year In Agriculture – Part 1

The Christmas season is here and a new year isn't far behind. This week and next, let's take a brief look at the top agriculture stories of 2016. These are in no particular order and your list may vary from this one.

December 17, 2016 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Where we live

Reflection is a good thing. It allows you to see where you've been and hopefully chart a better course on where you're going. While on vacation recently I had a chance to think about the small community where I grew up.

December 10, 2016 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Much like strings of lights dotting neighborhoods at night, poinsettias color the daylight hours of the holiday season. Keeping poinsettias looking their best through the season, however, offers some unique challenges. Knowing a little more about this symbol of the season can ensure its beauty lasts well after the gifts have been opened.

December 10, 2016 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

USDA announces applications available for updated Conservation Stewardship Program

Since Nov. 14, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has been accepting applications for enrollment in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Based on feedback from farmers, ranchers, and forestry landowners, CSP has been updated with more options to get increased payments based on new bundles of conservation practices. Also, new modeling tools have been created to show payment scenarios for various conservation practices early in the application process. Landowners still have time to submit their applications for the program.

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture

NRCS continues investment in water conservation and improvement in nation’s largest aquifer

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced it is investing $8.1 million in the Ogallala Aquifer Initiative (OAI) to help farmers and ranchers conserve billions of gallons of water annually while strengthening agricultural operations. The Ogallala Aquifer has suffered in recent years from increased periods of drought and declining water resources and experienced a long term decline in groundwater levels, especially in southern parts of the aquifer. "The Ogallala Aquifer Initiative helps landowners build resilience in their farms and ranches and better manage water use in this thirsty region," said Eric B. Banks ...

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture

Has wheat gluten changed over time? Quality project seeks to find out

Dr. Chris Miller is trying to come up with a way for Celiacs to be able to consume gluten without the repercussions their body has towards it.

December 10, 2016 | Hannah Schlapp, Kansas Wheat Communications Intern | Agriculture

Dairy products getting a bubbly boost from Kansas State University scientists

Kansas State University researchers are deploying small air bubbles invisible to the human eye in a quest to improve several popular dairy products and co-products.

December 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture

Plants And Cold Weather

The area has finally experienced a blast of winter. Lows well-below freezing and a day where temperatures never rose above freezing. Livestock and other mammals can cope pretty well with adequate food and water. Reptiles and certain mammals hibernate. Birds migrate. But how do plants such as our 2017 wheat and canola crop cope? What about perennial plants like prairie grasses and alfalfa? They usually cope better than we expect.

December 10, 2016 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Cutting wind

When the temperatures in Kansas dip below freezing, two types of people usually surface – those who enjoy invigorating weather and those who tolerate the cold from inside. How an individual feels about the cold weather usually depends on where he/she grew up, age and more importantly, attitude.

December 03, 2016 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Farm Service Agency extends voting deadline for County Committee elections

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Kansas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Adrian J. Polansky announced that the deadline to submit ballots for the 2016 County Committee Elections has been extended to ensure farmers and ranchers have sufficient time to vote. Eligible voters now have until Dec. 13, 2016, to return ballots to their local FSA offices. Producers who have not received their ballot should pick one up at their local FSA office.

December 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture

Veterinary Feed Directive and Beef Cattle Herd Health Meetings

Cattle producers have a number of opportunities to increase their understanding of the impact of the Food and Drug Administration's Veterinary Feed Directive at meetings across Kansas this fall offered by K-State Research and Extension. In the central part of the state, a series of meetings has been scheduled for December 13, in Great Bend and Pratt and Dec. 14 in Kinsley and South Hutch.

December 03, 2016 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Truth In Agriculture Reporting

There has been and continues to be a great deal of buzz regarding "fake news" on social media, even having it picked up and reported on mainstream media outlets. Fake news isn't defined as reporting that got some facts wrong or is slanted but news that simply isn't true, made up, often attributed to fictional publications or media, and designed to appeal to biases. It is designed to look legitimate on the surface. This is done for various reasons. It may be to influence an election or the public's opinion on a given subject. A main reason ...

December 03, 2016 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Crop conditions deteriorate as drought invades Kansas

Much needed moisture makes the top of many Kansas wheat farmers' 2016 Christmas wish lists. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, much of western Kansas is currently in moderate to severe drought just a few weeks after the entirety of the state was declared drought free for the first time in six years.

December 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture

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Herbicide resistant weeds

Kansas State University researchers have discovered how weeds develop resistance to the popular herbicide glyphosate, a finding that could have broad future implications in agriculture ...

March 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture

It’s terribly dry

Unless something changes in the moisture situation, Barb Downey and husband, Joe Carpenter will not burn their grassland in the Flint Hills this season. The ...

March 17, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Agriculture and STEM

The drought continues to intensify and indications are rain may be sparse until at least May. That doesn't mean absolutely no precipitation in the ...

March 17, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Food drive campaign kicks off Kansas Ag Month

MANHATTAN - Kansas Agriculture Month kicked off on March 5 with the Neighbor to Neighbor statewide food drive to reduce hunger in Kansas communities. Harvesters in ...

March 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture

Storm fury on the plains

Every seasoned Kansan knows we live in smack-dab in the middle of tornado alley. The Heartland of America boasts one of the most tornado active ...

March 12, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Lesser Prairie Chicken survey

BOISE, Idaho – Aerial surveys will be begin March 16 and continue through mid-May in five states containing lesser prairie chicken habitat, including Kansas. The surveys ...

March 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture

Commission elected for grain commodities

MANHATTAN - The Kansas Department of Agriculture announced the results of the elections held for the state's five grain commodity commissions - corn, grain sorghum, soybean ...

March 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture

Drought and La Nina

Even with a severe lack of moisture, if you take a moment and look around the countryside, you will notice the 2018 wheat crop is ...

March 10, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

The withering wheat

Some say the landscape in central and western Kansas looks like a barren, brown wasteland. Others believe that statement may be too kind.

March 05, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Control marestail in soybeans

Controlling marestail in soybeans continues to be a big challenge for Kansas no-till producers. Because soybeans are generally planted later in the season, and marestail ...

March 05, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Agriculture


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