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  • Sheep and lamb inventory down 2%

    All sheep and lamb inventory in the United States on January 1, 2014, totaled 5.21 million head, down two percent from 2013. Breeding sheep inventory decreased to 3.88 million head on January 1, 2014, down two percent from 3.98 million head on January 1, 2013.

    February 4, 2014

  • Missouri senators want to investigate high propane prices

    Rising propane prices led some Missouri senators to call for an investigation into why the typically abundant gas was running out and putting a strain on people's budgets.

    January 28, 2014

  • Planning essential to effective prescribed burn

    There is nothing better than when a plan comes together. Also, in this case, there is nothing worse than when there was no plan to start with.
    John Weir, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension fire ecologist, said well-conducted fires in the field are the result of well-written fire plans.

    January 14, 2014

  • Kansas Senator Moran calls on OSHA to stop unlawful regulations

    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and U.S. Senator Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) have called on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to immediately stop their unlawful regulation of family farms.

    January 7, 2014

  • Frigid temps expected to damage Plains wheat crop

    Associated Press
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Subzero cold sweeping into the Plains threaten to damage winter wheat across much of Nebraska and north-central Kansas in places where there is little snow to provide crops a protective cover, agriculture experts warned.
    Temperatures dipped to between minus 5 to minus 15 in those areas, said Don Keeney, agricultural meteorologist for Maryland-based commodity risk firm MDA Weather Services.

    January 7, 2014

  • KSU Winter Ranch Management Series

    A two-way verbal exchange between Kansas’ cattle producers and Extension specialists is the new approach to K-State’s 2014 Winter Ranch Management Seminar Series, set to kick-off in January and conclude mid-February.

    December 24, 2013

  • KLA members elect new leadership for 2014

    Members of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) have elected Jeff Sternberger of Garden City and Jaret Moyer from Emporia to serve as officers of the 5,500-member organization over the next year.

    December 10, 2013

  • feral-swine-ok.jpg Feral hogs on the loose in Okla.

    They do not build their houses out of straw, sticks or bricks, but feral hogs have found a home in Oklahoma.
    These hogs are quite secretive, making population estimates difficult. However, a survey estimated the population at approximately 500,000 or less, with a presence in all 77 Oklahoma counties.

    December 10, 2013 1 Photo

  • Adair horse team tops nat’l FFA competition

    The Adair, Okla., FFA Horse Evaluation team recently competed in the 2013 National FFA Horse Evaluation Career Development Event in Louisville, Ky.

    December 3, 2013

  • McClaskey named Kan. ag secretary

    Gov. Sam Brownback has named Jackie McClaskey as the new Kansas secretary of agriculture, replacing Dale Rodman who steps down on Dec. 10.

    December 3, 2013

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