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Winter cover crops become weeds if not controlled before crop planting

Winter cover crops growing on crop ground must be eradicated before spring planting, says a University of Missouri Extension weed scientist. [Read More]

Emerald ash borer traps set in Kansas

In an effort to prevent further spread of emerald ash borer in Kansas, the Kansas Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are planning to set 568 traps to detect whether the plant p [Read More]

K-State selling several chicken breeds

Kansas State University’s Poultry and Gamebird Research and Teaching Center is selling several breeds of pullets on April 19. The young hens have been raised from hatch and selected for high egg productio [Read More]

Urban agriculture program announced in Nebraska

An agriculture college in southwestern Nebraska is bringing a little bit of country to the city and to the farm, where urban youth can learn about raising crops and livestock. Next fall [Read More]

USDA announces growth of U.S. organic industry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced new figures that show the organic industry continues to grow domestically and globally, with more than 25,000 certified organic operations in m [Read More]


K-State developing wheat resistant to yield-robbing mites, diseases

Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. Following that logic, researchers at Kansas State University are building a defense against pests an[Read More]


Montana Department of Agriculture celebrates state's ag industry

March 25 was National Agriculture Day, and the Montana Department of Agriculture is working every day to promote, develop and protect Montana’s agricult[Read More]


Winter cover crops become weeds if not controlled before crop planting

Winter cover crops growing on crop ground must be eradicated before spring planting, says a University of Missouri Extension weed scientist.[Read More]


U.S., South American soybean farmers unite in China

Farmers representing countries that produce 90 percent of the world’s soybeans recently met with the customers who buy 25 percent of the world’s soybeans. As part of the Internat[Read More]


Sunflower Marketing Order seeks assessment increase

The Colorado Sunflower Administrative Committee is having a referendum to increase the assessment rate. Sunflower producers in Colorado will have until April 18 to cast their vot[Read More]



FROM OUR WRITERS
Ken Root

Ken Root

Back to the Garden


By Ken Root . I’m never going to be held accountable for these words because the time it will take to re-establish man’s ideal

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Sara Wyant

Sara Wyant

EPA draws praise, criticism for new clean water rule


By Sara Wyant Depending on who you talk to, the Environmental Protection Agency’s new proposal to clarify definitions under the Clean Water Act is

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Jennifer M Latzke

Jennifer M Latzke

The miracles of farming


By Jennifer M. Latzke “There are no miracles in agricultural production.”—Norman Borlaug March 25 would have been Norman Borlaug’s 100th birthday. And, while the father

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Kylene Scott

Kylene Scott

Water Vision discussion helps producers give input


By Kylene Scott Stakeholders and landowners had the opportunity to learn about the Water Vision set forth by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback at a

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Holly Martin

Holly Martin

Solidifying the future of agriculture


By Holly Martin It’s the mark of a good leader, I think, to never be completely satisfied. My parents, Carrol Wray and Jeanie Campbell, recently

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Larry Dreiling

Larry Dreiling

Vilsack: 'Tremendous progress' made on farm bill implementation


By Larry Dreiling Announcing “tremendous progress” on farm bill implementation, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack April 3 met with the House Agricultu

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Jennifer Carrico

Jennifer Carrico

Record soybean acres expected, corn acres at 4-year low


By Jennifer Carrico The prospective planting report released March 31 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service said producers pl

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Doug Rich

Doug Rich

Modern range management preserves public resource


By Doug Rich Grazing, wildlife, recreation, energy, and development put enough pressure on western rangeland without adding in the constant tug of war over

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Trent Loos

Trent Loos

The Temple is crumbling


By Trent Loos I want to start by saying that Temple Grandin has made a positive contribution to the handling of animals in working

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Jerry Nine

Jerry Nine

Life is never dull


By Jerry Nine (April 9)—Working at the sale, sometimes we have to make our own humor. There’s a guy who has worked there for

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