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Frigid temps expected to damage Plains wheat crop
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mo. opening weekend deer harvest down
Hunters checked 61,446 deer during the opening weekend of Missouri’s November portion of firearms deer season, in spite of awful weather conditions.
KLA members set to tackle tough issues at convention
The Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) has been preparing for its 101st convention and 42nd trade show which will be held at the Cen-tury II and Hyatt Regency in Wichita, Kan., Dec. 4-6.
Area cowboys earn ranch rodeo awards
Area cowboys had a good run at the recent annual World Championship Ranch Rodeo in Amarillo, Texas.
Sheep, goat conference slated Nov. 16, Ava, Mo.
The “South Central Sheep and Goat Conference” is planned for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 at Ava Victory Academy, 1005 NW 12th Street in Ava, Mo. Lunch will be served and afternoon sessions will be at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, Highway 5, Ava.
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