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Safe food

By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau

July 10, 2011 | | Agriculture

Summertime -Dr. Victor Martin

It's pretty hard not to notice that summer came hard and fast this year. After several years of what for Kansas were cool, wet summers, Mother Nature has reminded us of what our summers can involve. After a brief respite, we are back under drought conditions and as I write this on July 7, there is a slight chance of rain with 100° temps back by Sunday. So where are we cropwise as we enter July?

July 10, 2011 | | Agriculture

Dr. Vic Martin

So What Happened?

July 03, 2011 | | Agriculture

Silent sentinels on the High Plains

By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau

July 03, 2011 | | Agriculture

Funding Available

Non-Point Source Pollution Management funding is available for individuals who are suffering with a failed septic system, or needing to plug an abandoned water well. Sign-up will be until July 31.

June 26, 2011 | | Agriculture

“Do You Feel Lucky?”

One of the dangers of writing a weekly column for the Sunday paper is the chance that from the time it's submitted until you read it, things can change, especially when you are dealing with weather and farming. As I write this column, we avoided some very nasty weather in the area and really only had to deal with some very strong winds. Wheat harvest is proceeding rapidly with good test weights and adequate to good protein. Double-crops are going in the ground and that provides a good spot to pick up where last week's column left off ...

June 26, 2011 | | Agriculture

Farmers are not truckers

By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau

June 26, 2011 | | Agriculture

USDA designates 25 counties in Kansas as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 25 counties in Kansas as primary natural disaster areas due to losses of wheat and forage crops caused by drought, excessive heat and high winds that occurred from Jan. 1, 2011, and continuing. Those counties are:

June 24, 2011 | | Agriculture

USDA announces new recreational, fishing and hunting opportunities in rural areas

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced developments in two popular USDA programs that will support conservation of working lands for the benefit of wildlife, water quality, and recreation. The Secretary announced that USDA will accept 2.8 million acres offered by landowners under the 41st Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up. The selections preserve and enhance environmentally sensitive lands while providing payments to property owners. Additionally, USDA has approved eight additional states and one tribal government to participate in the Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP), which encourages private landowners to provide public access to their lands for ...

June 19, 2011 | | Agriculture

Dr. Victor Martin Column

Unless the weather decides to turn wet and cold, wheat harvest should be in full swing when you read this. As expected, yields have been all over the place so far in our fair state, ranging from a few bushels to 40 bushels or more per acre. Several fields in Stafford County were in the 50 bushel range. So far test weights have been over 60 pounds per bushel and protein levels over 12%. So while the yields aren't great, the quality appears good and the price holding. Now the trick is to bring in the crop before rain ...

June 19, 2011 | | Agriculture

Happy as a clam

By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau

June 19, 2011 | | Agriculture

Oregon meets Kansas

Hello Barton County! My name is Rena Berrett and I am the 2011 summer intern at the Barton County Office of K-State Research and Extension. This fall I will be a senior in Agricultural Business Management at Oregon State University. I just finished a year long exchange for the 2010-2011 school year where I studied at Kansas State University through the National Student Exchange Program.

June 12, 2011 | | Agriculture

A field feast

By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau

June 12, 2011 | | Agriculture

County Committee nominations being accepted

Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers may begin nominating eligible candidates to serve on local Farm Service Agency county committees, announced Adrian Polansky, State Executive Director of USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Kansas.

June 12, 2011 | | Agriculture

Dr. Victor Martin

The past week was an interesting one for me and for many of us in the technical division at Barton. We were involved in the annual Breaking Traditions two-day event that exposed high school age young women and men to careers that they may not have considered as part of their future. Careers ranged from working on gas pipelines to criminal justice, automotive technician and agriculture. Even in today's world we all tend to assign certain careers by gender and this was a chance for these highschoolers to "think outside the box."

June 12, 2011 | | Agriculture

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Red or white?

First as usual, a drought update is in order. Again, nothing after 8 a.m. this past Tuesday is included. Not much has changed with ...

August 11, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Cover crops

Corn and beans harvested early can leave your ground bare for seven to nine months. Instead, let's plant some crops to grow and cover ...

August 11, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

CRP enrollment deadling

WASHINGTON - Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce reminds producers that the deadline to sign up for enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is ...

August 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture

Kansas Farm Bureau teaching award

Hoisington Middle School teacher Karisa Cowen is one of three teachers to win the Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture 2019 Excellence in Teaching award ...

August 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture

The old red barn (ain’t what she used to be)

When I was a youngster, one of my favorite places to play was my Uncle Joe and Aunt Anna's red barn. My Uncle Bernie ...

August 11, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Farmers team with KWO ad K-State to present field days

Technology keeps evolving to help crop producers make every drop of water count on the fields. To demonstrate the latest in crop irrigation technology, farmers ...

August 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture

KDA launches drought assistance initiative

MANHATTAN - The Division of Conservation at the Kansas Department of Agriculture announced the availability of funds to assist landowners with their efforts to mitigate the ...

August 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture

Mid-summer control of volunteer wheat

Where volunteer wheat has emerged, producers should begin control measures as soon as possible, rather than waiting until closer to wheat planting time. This is ...

August 06, 2018 | Stacy Campbell | Agriculture

Rotational grazing

As of Jan. 1, 2018, Kansas was the 6th top producer of beef in the nation. Most of the cattle spend a majority of their ...

August 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture

A career or a job?

First as usual, a drought update is in order. Again, nothing after 8 a.m. this past Tuesday is included. The biggest change is the ...

August 04, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


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