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New USDA Rural Development State Director Named

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has named Christy Cauble Davis as the new state director for the department’s…

Gove County Enters Severe Drought

The weekly US Drought Monitor showed expansion of severe drought in Northwest Kansas as well as moderate…

Over One-Quarter Of Kansas Wheat Harvested

Hot temperatures and little rainfall opened the doors wide open for Kansas combines to haul in this…

Notable Improvements To Kansas Drought Monitor

Before the arrival of higher temperatures this week, several Kansas counties experienced improvements in their drought conditions. …

Smithfield Foods to Close Vernon, CA Facility; Reduce Hog Production in Western Region

Smithfield Foods, Inc. today announced that it will cease all harvest and processing operations in Vernon, California in early…

USDA to Allow Producers to Request Voluntary Termination of Conservation Reserve Program Contract

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will allow Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participants who are in the final…

Farm Profit Seminar Planned March 23 At Wamego

By Frank J. Buchman Agriculture success is essential to providing food for the world. To help ensure…

More Than 150 Special Programs On Tap For EquiFest Of Kansas At Salina

By Frank J. Buchman “There is just no way to see and hear everything because there’s so…

USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Backyard Flock in Kansas

MANHATTAN, Kansas — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed the…

Buffalo Soldiers’ Service To Nation’s Welfare Feature For EquiFest Of Kansas Reenactments

By Frank J. Buchman Buffalo Soldiers were an important part of this nation’s history never appreciated or…

Farm Profit Seminar Planned March 8 At Marysville

By Frank J. Buchman Agriculture success is essential to providing food for the world. To help ensure…

Vigilant Agricultural Profitability Outlook Presented By Financiers

By Frank J. Buchman “Cautious optimism prevails for farmers maintaining working capital, following an equipment replacement plan…

Commodity Profitability For Farmers Managing Marketing Opportunities

By Frank J. Buchman “Grain prices are at near record levels so what should a farmer do?”…

Farm Succession Planning Required For Families To Stay On The Land

By Frank J. Buchman Many farm and ranch owners desire to keep the business operating within the…

Life Of Comanche Battle Of Little Bighorn Survivor To Highlight Workshops During EquiFest Of Kansas

By Frank J. Buchman War horse hero Comanche’s true life story will be featured at EquiFest of…