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More than 500 National Farmers Union members from across the country recently gathered in Savannah, Georgia. for the organization’s 118th Anniversary Convention. Over the course of the event, attendees engaged with industry experts, policymakers, thought leaders and fellow farmers on the iss…

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced new contacts to encourage communication with USDA to help feed kids and ensure the United States food supply chain remains strong in response to the COVID-19 outbreak:

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced that China has continued its progress in implementing the U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement and has taken several additional actions to realize its agriculture-related commitments. The agreement entered into force …

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With growing concerns surrounding novel coronavirus Centura Health believes accurate and current information is a key part of keeping our communities whole and healthy. Here are six common myths presently circulating in conversations and online.

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TerraKat is offering attendees the opportunity to learn from a customer why they should take a chance on this brand-new Kansas manufacturer. “Startup Company ‘Spreading’ the Savings,” will be presented on March 21 at 11:30 a.m. by Wesley Werth. The presentation is free and open to anyone att…

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Producers’ perception of improved current conditions in the agricultural economy pushed the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer to all-time record highs. The barometer rose to 168 in February, an increase of one point from January, and was up 18 points since December.

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The first-ever 3i Gun Show will be held all three days at the upcoming 2020 3i SHOW, March 19 to 21 at the Western State Bank Expo Center in Dodge City, Kansas. Held in the southwest corner on the concrete side of the expo center, the gun show will consist of gun vendors and private party gu…

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The Department of Agriculture is currently on a hiring sprint for multiple vacancies at the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Both agencies relocated to the Kansas City metropolitan area in the fall 2019 and are seeking qualified candidates for a v…

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Nearly half—46%—of the nation’s foodborne illness outbreaks are linked to eating fruits, vegetables or nuts.

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Twenty-one farm and ranch groups representing millions of U.S. farmers and ranchers are launching Farmers for a Sustainable Future, a coalition committed to environmental and economic sustainability. This coalition will serve as a primary resource for lawmakers and policymakers as they consi…

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Agriculture is a high-risk occupation with the incidence of work-related injury or death much above the general population. Hearing loss, disabling injuries, back problems, amputations, and chronic respiratory issues are just a few of the more obvious conditions farmers may find themselves e…

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Texans are using prescribed fire more than ever to manage land and mitigate wildfires. A recent statewide survey found that 402,017 acres were treated with prescribed fire in Texas during 2018.

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Agriculture Future of America has selected 25 Ambassadors to serve for the organization’s 2021 fiscal year. These students represent 25 schools from 21 states. During their year of service, these students will interact with agribusiness leaders, campus faculty and fellow students as they rep…

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Farmers and ranchers from across Kansas recently gathered in Manhattan for the annual Young Farmers and Ranchers leaders conference. More than 575 attended the three-day Kansas Farm Bureau conference designed to maximize efficiency on family farming operations.

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The Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in partnership with the Equipment Dealers Association and the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association, are sponsoring Agricultural Power and Technology and Mechanical Systems in Agriculture CASE Institute scholarships for agr…

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The United States Department of Agriculture announced the selection of 30 university students who will attend USDA’s 2020 Agricultural Outlook Forum as participants of the USDA Future Leaders in Agriculture Program. These undergraduate and graduate students will participate in a weeklong tri…

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U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service seeks public comments on its interim rule for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, which helps partners develop and implement unique conservation solutions that engage farmers, ranchers and forest landowners. T…

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Do you know a Kansas farmer, rancher or forester who goes above and beyond in the care and management of natural resources? Nominate them for the 2020 Kansas Leopold Conservation Award.

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Estate planning can be overwhelming, but a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist offers a guide to estate planning in five steps to help make the process manageable and ensure family legacies can be passed on as intended.

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In a new study, researchers found that more than 16,000 researchers have returned to China from other countries since that nation has opened up to international engagement. More than 4,500 left the United States for China in 2017—nearly double the number who left in 2010.

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Recognizing the high levels of stress affecting America’s farmers and ranchers, Farm Credit, American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union have partnered on a program to train individuals who interact with farmers and ranchers to recognize signs of stress and offer help.

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Scientific studies have declared the poinsettia harmless, but the plant is still dogged by its reputation as a grave menace to children and pets.

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Protein options, refrigerated snacks, a new generation of foodies and more are on the menu for 2020, as the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center selects the hottest food trends for the upcoming year.

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As planning for the 2020 Mid-America Workforce Summit continues to be finalized, Western Kansas Manufacturers Association, sponsor of the annual summit, are excited to announce that the early bird registration rate has been extended indefinitely for attendees. The summit will be Jan. 22 to 2…

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The National Weather Service is presenting “Weather and Climate” on March 20, at 2 p.m. during the 66th Annual 3i SHOW. The seminar is free and will be held in the “Presentation Area” on the concrete side of the Western State Bank Expo Center. The 3i SHOW is scheduled for March 19 to 21, 202…

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Fairbank Equipment is showcasing the SureFire QuickDraw trailer at the 66th Annual 3i SHOW March 19 to 21, 2020, with on-demand demonstrations. Don’t miss this crowd-pleasing spray tender demonstration being held in exhibit spaces I-249-251 on the concrete side of the Western State Bank Expo…

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University of Missouri Extension’s recent land value survey shows that average land prices for non-irrigated cropland across the state increased about 4% or $204 per acre from last year.

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The state veterinary diagnostic laboratory, the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory tests hundreds of thousands of samples annually. However, on the brink of each year’s deer hunting season, test numbers begin to spike as the demand for chronic wasting disease testing increases.

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The United States Department of Agriculture and Bureau of Indian Affairs signed a Memorandum of Understanding to improve tribes’ and tribal members’ access to farm conservation programs to advance conservation in Indian Country. The MOU was signed in Catoosa, Oklahoma, where USDA Under Secre…

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The Mulhall-Orlando, Oklahoma, FFA members have been attending a variety of activities this fall. Everything from livestock shows to creed speaking contests, these experiences give students opportunities to learn skills that will help them in future career paths.

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The Nebraska Department of Agriculture recently announced its selection of the 2019-2020 Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council. NAYC members are college students who promote Nebraska agriculture and teach young Nebraskans about agriculture and the many careers available in the ag industry. NDA…

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The top high school students in the country and around the world were selected to attend the recent World Food Prize Global Youth Institute in Des Moines, Iowa, during the Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium, which drew 1,000 people from 50 countries to discuss the world’s hunger and f…

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More patients in South Dakota can receive medications to help them recover from opioid addiction, thanks to the work of Jennifer Ball, an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at South Dakota State University.

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the “OneUSDA Internship” opportunity for summer 2020. As part of the Federal Pathways Program, the OneUSDA Internship Program will provide students a way to explore serving their country through a career in government while gaining work ex…

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture recently announced $1.92 million in four competitive grants supporting projects to provide stress assistance programs to support individuals who are engaged in farming, ranching, and other agriculture-related occ…

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