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Sweet potato harvest around the corner

Sweet potatoes are one of the most nutritious vegetables we have. I did not grow any this year but quite a number of you gardeners out there did. I really like the taste so if you have any you want to get rid of, you can bring me a few.

October 02, 2010 | | Agriculture


Bluegrass sod webworm problems discussed

Out of sight, out of mind, that's how I usually operate. We don't have much bluegrass in our area, so after several calls on brown looking bluegrass lately that didn't have grubs; I am suspecting we have some bluegrass sod webworm activity. However, I didn't pick up on this right away because it has been several years since I personally have seen it.

September 25, 2010 | | Agriculture


A winning proposition

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.

September 25, 2010 | BY JOHN SCHLAGECK | Agriculture


Kansas Farm Bureau staffer earns McCloy Fellowship

Kansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Coordinator Jeff Sutton, Marysville, leaves this week on an intensive three-week agricultural fellowship in Germany.

September 19, 2010 | | Agriculture


Sept. 19-25 is National Farm Safety Week

You don't have to go past Great Bend to remember tragic ATV accidents attached to names like Gavin Neuforth and Landon Unruh. Not much farther away, an 8 year-old boy died in an ATV accident near Sterling this past spring.

September 18, 2010 | | Agriculture


Kansas Wheat Quality Report

With preliminary data in, quality traits of the 2010 Kansas wheat crop were a pleasant surprise, according to the annual Wheat Quality Report released Sept. 2 by the Kansas Agriculture Statistics.

September 12, 2010 | | Agriculture


Century Farms Honorees

Century Farm Honorees Morgenstern Cooperation members, Don Morgenstern, Loretta Demel Morgenstern, and Jerry Morgenstern

September 12, 2010 | | Agriculture


State’s largest Junior Livestock Show draws youth from 86 counties

Auction premiums and scholarships will be on the line as youth from 86 Kansas counties exhibit at the 78th annual Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS), Sept, 24-27 in Wichita. A total of 678 4-H and FFA members have entered 1,424 head of livestock in the show. The total includes 134 market steers, 295 breeding heifers, 352 market hogs, 247 market lambs, 49 purebred ewes, 158 commercial ewes and 189 meat goats.

September 11, 2010 | | Agriculture


National Farm Safety Week coming

The slogan, "farm safety is no accident," is as true today as it ever was. Safety has to be intentional or accidents will eventually get you.

September 11, 2010 | | Agriculture


Farmers honored at Farm Bureau meeting

One hundred Farm Bureau members met Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Knights of Columbus in Hoisington for The Barton County Farm Bureau 92nd-annual Meeting to conduct the business of the Association.

September 05, 2010 | | Agriculture


Keys to growing wheat – don’t plant too early

It never fails! People in general and especially farmers look at what happened last year and plan that the same thing will happen again. Don't kid yourself. The same applies for planting wheat.

September 05, 2010 | Rick Snell | Agriculture


FSA reminds producers of Aug. 27 CRP sign-up deadline

Adrian J. Polansky, state executive director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Kansas, reminds producers that the deadline to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up is quickly approaching. Farmers and ranchers have until close of business on Friday, Aug. 27, to offer eligible land for CRP's competitive general sign-up. Applications can be completed by land owners at the FSA county office where their farm records are maintained. The 2008 Farm Bill authorized USDA to maintain CRP enrollment up to 32 million acres.

August 23, 2010 | | Agriculture


Cow-calf profitability indoor field day coming

Over the past couple of years, I have been to agent livestock updates where we have gone through a couple of exercises that I wanted to share with you. One was on low stress animal handling, and the other was on estimating cow weight and body condition scoring. On Sept. 2, the Kansas Livestock Association and Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health will help Barton County Extension and K-State Research & Extension make this a reality.

August 23, 2010 | by RICK SNELL | Agriculture


Kansas men collect old tractors for competition

TOPEKA (AP) - Unquantifiable numbers of garden tractors and lawnmowers in various states of disrepair are littered about a southwest Topeka property.

August 23, 2010 | | Agriculture


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Kansas Rural Center to host five specialty crop workshops in March 2018

TOPEKA - The Kansas Rural Center (KRC) will host five specialty crop workshops during March to provide information and education necessary for beginning specialty crop growers ...

January 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Starting vegetables indoors

January is often a cold and dreary month for many gardeners. However, planning for and starting vegetables and flower transplants from seed can make this ...

January 20, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Kansas Farm Bureau Century Farm applications are now being accepted

MANHATTAN - Tradition and heritage are a big part of what makes agriculture such an attractive way of life for so many Kansans. The lifeblood of ...

January 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Healthy choice

Can a person ever have too much of a good thing?

January 20, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Blowing in the wind

Not that Kansans already didn't know but the entire state now ranges from abnormally dry in the east/northeast to large swaths of moderate ...

January 20, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


A weather and wheat update

First, for those who wondered where winter was, the last few days gave you your answer. The disappointing aspect is the lack of any significant ...

January 13, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Land leasing questions addressed

One of the more popular topics that I get questions on is about leasing land for cropping and pasture lands and the laws that address ...

January 13, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Grassroots’ participation needed in government

The 2018 Kansas legislative session convenes this week as legislators will consider many health-related topics. At the same time, they will struggle with other complex ...

January 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


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