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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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Another drought facing agriculture

There really isn't much to say regarding the continuing and deepening drought in our area. Although parts of Kansas did receive some snowfall, the ...

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


Plan your spring planting

At this time of year when many gardeners are looking forward to nicer days ahead spent outside tending their plants, many use this time to ...

February 17, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Farm Bureau offers Safety Awareness Day

The Barton County Farm Bureau Association will hold its 17th Farm Safety Awareness Day Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Barton Community College in the Case IH ...

February 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Speaking dat Hace American

Sometimes we get requests. Recently a couple close friends and I were discussing taking care of livestock during winter when this task can be a ...

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


Surviving winter: conclusion

Nothing to report on the drought front except that some areas west of Barton County did receive a few inches of snow. Unless conditions change ...

February 12, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Muttonhead musings

Just as we were all adjusting to warmer temperatures, Mother Nature decided to turn the tables and dumped snow and near-zero temperatures on our sunny ...

February 10, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


February programs

There are two programs that will be held in Great Bend for the Cottonwood District that I would like to highlight this week. Registration deadlines ...

February 10, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


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