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Kansas Wheat: Crops Challenged by Lack of Moisture

Kansas Wheat: Crops Challenged by Lack of Moisture

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Mar 23, 2017

Dry winter weather that helped fuel wildfires in Kansas and other Plains states also left many wheat fields in need of moisture even as above-average temperatures pushed wheat plants to green up earlier than usual.  The dry conditions through much

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Wildfires: USDA Has $6Mln for Farmers and Ranchers in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas – DTN

Wildfires: USDA Has $6Mln for Farmers and Ranchers in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 23, 2017

USDA on Tuesday announced $6 million in conservation program funds has been set aside specifically for farmers and ranchers hit by wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.  The $6 million comes from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The funding

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Kansas Livestock: Caring for Cattle That Survived Devastating Wildfires

Kansas Livestock: Caring for Cattle That Survived Devastating Wildfires

👤By Randall Kowalik, Kansas State University 🕔Mar 15, 2017

Among those hit hard by last week’s wildfire outbreak are the surviving beef cattle. From mild surface burns to debilitating hoof injuries, ranchers and veterinarians are teaming up to render care and compassion. Last week’s outbreak of wildfires in Kansas

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Kansas: Moisture, Higher Temps Critical for Grasslands Recovery

Kansas: Moisture, Higher Temps Critical for Grasslands Recovery

👤By Pat Melgares, Kansas State University 🕔Mar 14, 2017

A Kansas State University expert says the region’s grasslands will need some moisture and higher temperatures to recover from wildfires that scorched an estimated 1 million acres in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas last week. This weekend’s temperatures may hit

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Kansans Help Neighbors Deal with Record-Setting Wildfires

Kansans Help Neighbors Deal with Record-Setting Wildfires

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Mar 9, 2017

Wind-whipped fires sped across large swaths of southern and western Kansas on Tuesday, killing an as-yet unknown number of livestock and wildlife, forcing the closure of numerous roads and highways, and evacuations in at least 10 communities. An Oklahoma truck

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Kansas: Ag Workers Urged to Participate in Health-Care Survey

Kansas: Ag Workers Urged to Participate in Health-Care Survey

👤By Randall Kowalik, Kansas State University 🕔Mar 1, 2017

Kansas farmers, ranchers and their employees are being asked to participate in a nationwide survey about health-care choices in the agriculture industry. “This survey is a chance for farmers and ranchers to make their voices heard about their experiences with

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Kansas: Soil Moisture Sensor Field Demonstration Day, Holcomb, March 21

Kansas: Soil Moisture Sensor Field Demonstration Day, Holcomb, March 21

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Mar 1, 2017

K-State Research and Extension, the Garden City Company Water Technology Farm and the Kansas Water Office are hosting a soil moisture sensor field demonstration day on Tuesday, March 21. There will be a Soil Moisture Sensor Field Demonstration Day on

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Kansas Wheat: Effects of Warm Temperatures on This Year’s Crop

Kansas Wheat: Effects of Warm Temperatures on This Year’s Crop

👤By Sandra Wick, Kansas State University 🕔Feb 22, 2017

Since late January, the majority of Kansas has experienced warmer-than-average air temperatures for this time of the year. Even though it did cool down the first part of February, we still have experienced warmer averages than usual. So you may

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Kansas Weather: Jan. Ranked 7th Wettest in 123 Years, State Still Dry

Kansas Weather: Jan. Ranked 7th Wettest in 123 Years, State Still Dry

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Feb 8, 2017

A winter storm that brought ice and snow to parts of Kansas in mid-January pushed the statewide average precipitation to 1.60 inches, more than double the normal amount for the month, but did little to relieve extremely dry conditions in

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Kansas: Ag Technologies Conference, Junction City, Jan. 19-20

Kansas: Ag Technologies Conference, Junction City, Jan. 19-20

👤By Jason Hackett, Kansas State University 🕔Jan 6, 2017

Technology changes rapidly in every aspect of life. For farmers, keeping up with all changes in equipment, analysis methods and best practices can make a major difference in their productivity and, ultimately, their bottom line. From aerial crop-monitoring drones to

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