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Prepare for winter driving

When I think about the perils associated with winter travel, I think about my dad's simple, but sound advice, "Stay off the roads."

January 27, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Cooperating for agriculture

Before today's topic a brief update is in order. The Drought Monitor Index remains essentially unchanged since last week. The scant moisture received did little to alleviate dry conditions. And the strong winds further exacerbate the dry conditions. Forecasters see a deepening La Nina so little relief is in sight. Finally, those that subscribe to the theory that weather patterns circle the Earth in certain patterns have indicated that the return pattern is about fifty days give or take. If true, the extreme cold of early January should return about mid-February. Time will tell.

January 27, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Indoor light and seeding workshop

This week, I am passing my weekly column over to our new Horticulture Agent, Rip Winkel. Rip started in November, and has a lot of great ideas for Horticulture in our district! Below is one idea for a project to start vegetables indoors for the coming growing season. We do need 10 participants before we can get the supplies, so if you are interested, call either Rip, or myself at 620-793-1910.

January 27, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


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 to establish a successful specialty crop enterprise in Kansas. The workshops will focus on conservation, production and marketing practices for specialty crop growers, and will provide an excellent opportunity for beginning growers to connect with and learn from experienced 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 a much more interesting time of year. Following are the steps needed to be successful in seed starting.

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 our existence - the farms and ranches in Kansas - provide food, fuel and fiber for the world.

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 to severe drought as you head west and even a patch of extreme drought in the southwest border counties. The state needs well above normal precipitation yesterday and for an extended period of time, especially in the central and western portions of Kansas. Normally liquid precipitation for January and February here is around an inch and March around two inches so normal rainfall won't do much good. The title of today's column refers ...

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 moisture with the storm. The entire State of Kansas now rates from abnormally dry to a sliver in extreme southern Kansas of extreme drought. At least the little bit we received was better than nothing. If you have been paying attention to the agricultural newsfeeds for this part of the nation, you have probably seen preliminary concerns regarding damage to the 2018 winter wheat crop from the extreme cold temperatures we had around New Year ...

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 it. Also, with Cheyenne Bottoms in Barton County, and our prime hunting areas for pheasant and deer, many people wonder what the laws are surrounding leasing, and what the rights of the parties involved are in the lease. Coming up on Jan. 23, there will be a leasing workshop in Great Bend that will help answer many of these questions.

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 issues, including development of a new school finance formula as ordered by the Kansas Supreme Court.

January 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Cover your acres

On Jan. 16 and 17, K-State Research and Extension in partnership with the Northwest Crop Residue Alliance will host the 'Cover Your Acres Winter Conference' in Oberlin for crop producers, consultants and others interested in northwest Kansas agriculture.

January 06, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


USDA seeks applications for Innovative Conservation Grants by Feb. 26

SALINA - USDA is offering grants for innovative conservation technologies and tools. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service plans to invest $10 million in the Conservation Innovation Grants program. Grant proposals are due Feb. 26.

January 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Agricultural resolutions for producers

We are now officially one week into the new year. Many made resolutions to lose weight, read a book, exercise and all the typical sorts of promises for a better 2018 than 2017. Today, as we are in the middle of winter, let's take a moment to reflect and propose resolutions for agricultural producers in 2018. Many may already be doing some or all of these. These are designed to help producers think about ways to optimize profits not minimize costs.

January 06, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Kansans depend on grassroots journalism

People in Kansas, and across this country, depend on strong community journalism to keep them informed and connected to one another. In spite of all the inroads with social media, many of the folks who live in rural communities across Kansas still rely on home-town newspapers like the Hoxie Sentinel where I grew up.

January 06, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


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Articles by Section - Agriculture


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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