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Big choices loom for U.S. farmers
4-14-14 - High Plains Journal -  Art Barnaby
As a professor in Kansas State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics, Art Barnaby has given countless presentations and fielded even more questions about managing risk over the years.
 

K-State selling several chicken breeds
4-14-14 - High Plains Journal - Scott Beyer
Kansas State University’s Poultry and Gamebird Research and Teaching Center is selling several breeds of pullets on April 19. The young hens have been raised from hatch and selected for high egg production.


'Beefing Up Your Future' to be Presented at K-State April 28

4-11-14 - Gardner Edge - Lee Borck
Looking to bridge the gap between agriculture and consumers, the Kansas State University student organization, Food for Thought, presents the Upson Lecture Series on Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m.


Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day Set for May 1

4-10-14 - Ag Web - Lyle Lomas
Topics ranging from dried distillers grains to fescue to alfalfa and more will be covered at Kansas State University’s Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day on Thursday, May 1 at the Mound Valley Community Center, located at 505 Hickory Street, Mound Valley, Kan.


Big Choices Loom for U.S. Farmers

4-9-14 - KRVN Radio - Art Barnaby
As a professor in Kansas State University's Department of Agricultural Economics, Art Barnaby has given countless presentations and fielded even more questions about managing risk over the years. And the questions continue as details of the new farm bill unfold.


Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day Set for May 1

4-8-14 - Gardner Edge - Lyle Lomas
Topics ranging from dried distillers grains to fescue to alfalfa and more will be covered at Kansas State University’s Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day on Thursday, May 1 at the Mound Valley Community Center, located at 505 Hickory Street.


Big Choices Loom for U.S. Farmers with new Farm Bill

4-6-14 - The Stock Exchange - Art Barnaby
As a professor in Kansas State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics, Art Barnaby has given countless presentations and fielded even more questions about managing risk over the years. And the questions continue as details of the new farm bill unfold.


K-State AgManager: Big Choices Loom For U.S. Farmers With New Farm Bill

4-4-14 - Grain Net - Art Barnaby
As a professor in Kansas State University's Department of Agricultural Economics, Art Barnaby has given countless presentations and fielded even more questions about managing risk over the years.
 

Big Choices Loom for U.S. Farmers
4-4-14 - Gardner Edge - Art Barnaby
As a professor in Kansas State University's Department of Agricultural Economics, Art Barnaby has given countless presentations and fielded even more questions about managing risk over the years.

 

K-State to Mark 100th Anniversary of Roundup in Hays on April 17
4-4-14 - Ag Web - John Jaeger
It’s been the scene of breakthrough research in beef cattle management, genetics and technology and this year, the K-State Agricultural Research Center – Hays, Kan., will host the 100th edition of Roundup on Thursday, April 17.


K-State Selling Several Chicken Breeds

4-3-14 - Farms.com - Scott Beyer
Kansas State University’s Poultry and Gamebird Research and Teaching Center is selling several breeds of pullets on Saturday, April 19. The young hens have been raised from hatch and selected for high egg production.


K-State Selling Several Chicken Breeds

4-2-14 - Kansas Ag Network - Scott Beyer
Kansas State University’s Poultry and Gamebird Research and Teaching Center is selling several breeds of pullets on Saturday, April 19. The young hens have been raised from hatch and selected for high egg production.


Interrupted only by World War II: K-State marks 100th anniversary of Hays Roundup

4-2-14 - Midwest Producer - John Jaeger
It's been the scene of breakthrough research in beef cattle management, genetics and technology and this year, the K-State Agricultural Research Center-Hays will host the 100th edition of Roundup on Thursday, April 17.


Community gardens receive grant funding

3-31-14 - Topeka Capital Journal - Evelyn Neier
Kansans in 26 communities will have greater access to fresh fruits and vegetables this year because nearly $123,000 in community garden grants have been awarded through a partnership between the Kansas Health Foundation and K-State Research and Extension.
 

Wanted: More market farmers for Kansas City area
3-31-14 - High Plains Journal - Cary Rivard
Americans keep finding more and more reasons to eat locally grown fruits, vegetables and other foods.

 

K-State to Mark 100th Anniversary of Roundup in Hays on April 17
3-25-14 - Kansas Farm & Ranch Radio - John Jaeger
It’s been the scene of breakthrough research in beef cattle management, genetics and technology and this year, the K-State Agricultural Research Center – Hays will host the 100th edition of Roundup on Thursday, April 17.
 

Long-time extension wheat specialist to retire
3-22-14 - Osage County Online - Jim Shroyer
For more than 30 years, the face of wheat in Kansas has been Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist. He has informed and entertained his “family” of producers in the state at wheat tours, field days, and meetings since he started at K-State in 1980. Shroyer will retire on July 3, 2014.
 

As water resources get more scarce, online tool can assist farmers with more efficient irrigation
3-22-14 - Grand Island Independent - Jonathan Aguilar
Its name is as straightforward as it comes. The Crop Water Allocator (CWA) developed by Kansas State University has a simple name, but can help producers navigate complex decisions regarding crops and rotations that best utilize water based on net economic returns.


Online tool can help with efficient crop irrigation, plus projects net returns

3-21-14 - Tri-State Neighbor - Jonathan Aguilar
Its name is as straightforward as it comes. The Crop Water Allocator developed by Kansas State University has a simple name but can help producers navigate complex decisions regarding crops and rotations that best utilize water based on net economic returns.


Steps to Improve Cow Herd efficiency

3-19-14 Drovers Cattle Network - Bob Weaber
Business owners are often challenged to find time to sit down, analyze data, and strategize to make their business more profitable and successful.


Jim Shroyer, long-time K-State wheat specialist, to retire

3-19-14 - Midwest Producer- Jim Shroyer
For more than 30 years, the face of wheat in Kansas has been Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist.
 

Steps to Improve Cow Herd Efficiency
3-19-14 - Gardner Edge - Bob Weaber
Business owners are often challenged to find time to sit down, analyze data, and strategize to make their business more profitable and successful.
 

Researchers developing wheat resistant to mites, diseases
3-18-14 - Plant Health - Mike Smith
Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. Following that logic, researchers at Kansas State University are building a defense against pests and diseases that attack wheat by identifying plants that carry natural resistance to those pests and diseases with an eye toward developing varieties for Kansas that carry those resistance traits.


Ag Minute: Long-Time Extension Wheat Specialist Jim Shroyer to Retire
3-16-14 - McPherson Sentinel - Jim Shroyer
For more than 30 years, the face of wheat in Kansas has been Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist.


Long Time Extension K-State Wheat Specialist Jim Shroyer To Retire

3-14-14 - Kansas Ag Network - Jim Shroyer
For more than 30 years, the face of wheat in Kansas has been Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist.


K-State Beef Cattle Research Information Available Online
3-12-14 - Beef Magazine
A competitive edge when managing a beef cattle herd is always important, but never more so than this year with a historically small number of cattle on U.S. farms and ranches and accompanying lofty beef and cattle prices.


K-State Beef Cattle Research Information Available Online

3-12-14 - Ag Web
A competitive edge when managing a beef cattle herd is always important, but never more so than this year with a historically small number of cattle on U.S. farms and ranches and accompanying lofty beef and cattle prices.


KS State researchers developing wheat resistant to yield-robbing mites, diseases

3-12-14 - Farm Assist - Mike Smith
Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. Following that logic, researchers at Kansas State University are building a defense against pests and diseases that attack wheat by identifying plants that carry natural resistance to those pests and diseases with an eye toward developing varieties for Kansas that carry those resistance traits.

Kansas State Researchers Developing Wheat Resistant to Yield-Robbing Mites, Diseases
3-12-14 - Agriculture is America - Mike Smith
Wheat crops in Kansas have fallen prey to the wheat curl mite, which destroys wheat through diseases and viruses. But researchers from Kansas State are now developing new wheat that is resilient to these mites.


Kansas State Researchers Developing Wheat Resistant to Yield-Robbing Mites, Diseases

3-12-14 - Gardner Edge - Mike Smith
Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. Following that logic, researchers at Kansas State University are building a defense against pests and diseases that attack wheat by identifying plants that carry natural resistance to those pests and diseases with an eye toward developing varieties for Kansas that carry those resistance traits.


Kansas State Researchers Developing Wheat Resistant to Yield-Robbing Mites, Diseases

3-12-14 - Kansas Farm & Ranch Radio - Mike Smith
Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. Following that logic, researchers at Kansas State University are building a defense against pests and diseases that attack wheat by identifying plants that carry natural resistance to those pests and diseases with an eye toward developing varieties for Kansas that carry those resistance traits.


Researchers developing wheat resistant to mites, diseases

3-12-14 - Ag Professional - Mike Smith
Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. Following that logic, researchers at Kansas State University are building a defense against pests and diseases that attack wheat by identifying plants that carry natural resistance to those pests and diseases with an eye toward developing varieties for Kansas that carry those resistance traits.


K-State Beef Cattle Research Information Available Online

3-12-14 - Gardner Edge
A competitive edge when managing a beef cattle herd is always important, but never more so than this year with a historically small number of cattle on U.S. farms and ranches and accompanying lofty beef and cattle prices.


Upcoming aging expo in Hays

3-12-14 - The Kansan - Bradford Wiles
An estimated 34 million Americans are caregivers for an older family member, and of that number, 15 percent live one or more hours away from their loved one, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving.


K-State Beef Cattle Research Information Available Online

3-12-14 - Beef 2 Live
A competitive edge when managing a beef cattle herd is always important, but never more so than this year with a historically small number of cattle on U.S. farms and ranches and accompanying lofty beef and cattle prices.


Clock is Ticking on Use of Some Antimicrobial Drugs in Livestock Production

3-11-14 - Veterinary Advantage - Mike Apley
News that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking steps to help phase out the use of certain antimicrobial drugs as growth promoters in livestock means there’s now a timeframe in place for livestock producers to adjust production practices, says Kansas State University veterinarian Mike Apley.


Thomas County couple named to Master Farmer roster

3-10-14 - Hays Post
Six couples have been named Kansas Master Farmers and Master Farm Homemakers for 2013. According to a news release from Kansas State Research and Extension, the couples are identified as leaders in farming and their communities, and they will be honored at a banquet Friday in Manhattan.


Ag Minute: Grain dust workshop set for March 27

3-10-14 - McPherson Sentinel - Kingsly Ambrose
As on-farm grain storage increases, and the size of bins and silos expands it is even more important for everyone to understand the risks and causes of grain dust explosions.


10 steps to slow cooking success
3-10-14 - N2Christian County - Londa Nwadike
It’s almost like coming home and thinking someone else cooked for you while you were away – that aroma from a meal that’s been cooking all day in the slow cooker.


Walk Kansas kicks off March 16

3-9-14 - Hiawatha World Online - Sharolyn Jackson
One of the most successful programs developed by K-State Research and Extension is about to start its 13th year.


Walk Kansas kicks off March 16

3-7-14 - Topeka Capital Journal - Sharolyn Jackson
Walk Kansas, the eight-week program designed to promote activity and better health for Kansans, will start March 16.


Tools Available for Beef Producers

3-6-14 - Ag Web - Sandy Johnson
Record-high cattle prices early this year mean there’s that much more at stake for the 2014 breeding season, according to Kansas State University beef reproduction specialist, Sandy Johnson.


Agronomy Graduate Students Sweep Awards at Regional Conference

3-6-14 - KTIC Radio - Dave Mengel
Graduate students from Kansas State University's Department of Agronomy swept all three top awards in the poster competition at the 2014 Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference in Denver, March 4-5.


K-State agronomist to speak at Borlaug Summit in
Mexico
3-5-14 - Midwest Producer - Jesse Poland
To accelerate the continual development of new and improved wheat varieties, novel approaches are needed to extend conventional selection methods, according to Jesse Poland, assistant professor of Agronomy at Kansas State University and director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Applied Wheat Genomics.
 

Winter wheat crop faring well
3-5-14 - The Kansan - Ryan Flaming
While many have grown weary of snow and cool temperatures, wheat farmers in Harvey County have enjoyed the moisture provided.
 

Synchronization programs can prove helpful during breeding season
3-4-14 - Drovers Cattle Network - Sandy Johnson
Record-high cattle prices early this year mean there’s that much more at stake for the 2014 breeding season, according to Kansas State University beef reproduction specialist, Sandy Johnson.


Kansas State University Takes a Closer Look at PEDV Transmission and Feed Sources

3-3-14 - National Hog Farmer - Steve Dritz
A recent outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in Canada had officials looking at possible sources of infection, including porcine plasma protein, a common feed ingredient in early weaning diets.


2012 Census of Agriculture: Preliminary Highlights for Kansas

3-3-14 - Gardner Edge - Jason Lamprecht
In 1840, the first census of agriculture was conducted in the United States, in conjunction with the population census.
 

Follow 10 steps to slow cooking success
3-3-14 - High Plains Journal - Londa Nwadike
It’s almost like coming home and thinking someone else cooked for you while you were away—that aroma from a meal that’s been cooking all day in the slow cooker.


Rise in land prices peaks; question now is whether they will head south

3-2-14 - Kansas City Star - Kevin Dhuyvetter
The run-up in prices for farmland and agricultural commodities looks to be over for now, an observer says. The question now is whether prices will stabilize – or fall.


Dairy Cows Make More Milk For Female Offspring, New Study Says
2-28-14 - NC1 TV - Barry Bradford
A recent study shows that dairy cows make more milk for heifers than for bulls, meaning momma cows biologically prefer their daughters.


Use a Planting Calendar to Start Vegetable Seeds Indoors

2-28-14 - Kansas City Home & Gardens - Ward Upham
With daylight lasting a bit longer day by day, avid gardeners are hankering to plant. One way to satisfy that wish is to start vegetable seeds indoors, according to Ward Upham at Kansas State University.


Ag Minute: March farmer's market workshop set in Pittsburg

2-27-14 - McPherson Sentinel - Gayle Price
There may be no better, more positive way to bring a community together than at the local farmers market.


Farmer's market vendor workshop planned
2-26-14 - Pittsburg Morning Sun - Gayle Price
Kansas State University Research and Extension will host a southeast Kansas regional farmers market vendor workshop March 29 at the First Christian Church, Pittsburg.


Everest still leads Kan. wheat acres

2-25-14 - Farm Talk - Allan Fritz
For the second year in a row, a variety of wheat developed by Kansas State University, is the leading variety in Kansas.


Wheat Quality Lab provides breeders with critical information

2-24-14 - High Plains Journal - Allan Fritz
Kansas State University researchers met with representatives from the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers, Kansas Wheat Alliance, and Kansas Crop Improvement Association, on Feb. 17 to 18.


Extension: 10 steps to slow cooking success

2-23-14 - Nixa Xpress - Londa Nwadike
It’s almost like coming home and thinking someone else cooked for you while you were away – that aroma from a meal that’s been cooking all day in the slow cooker.


Workshop to discuss options for dealing with ash borers

2-22-14 - Kansas City Star
K-State Research and Extension of Johnson County will conduct a workshop focusing on options for dealing with the Emerald Ash Borer at 7 p.m. Monday, 11811 S. Sunset Drive in Olathe.


Extension director retires after 50 years of service

2-22-14 - Wichita Eagle - Bev Dunning
Donna Pearson McClish wants to start a farmers market in Wichita. She recently went to the Extension Center at 21st and Ridge Road to ask the director, Bev Dunning, how she might go about it.


Report: 'Everest' leading wheat variety in Kansas

2-21-14 - Wichita Eagle
A new report ranks the popularity of winter wheat varieties in Kansas.


New List of Flowers Suitable for Prairie Climate Available

2-20-14 - Kansas Farm & Ranch Radio - Alan Stevens
Angelonia made the cut. So did several cultivars of celosia, gaillardia, impatiens, lantana and petunias. Those flowers and more are on the new Kansas State University list of Prairie Star Annual Flowers.


Top 11 values consumers use when buying beef

2-19-14 - Beef Central - Ted Schroeder
A national online survey of consumers in the United States conducted by Kansas State University has identified freshness and safety as the values consumers consider most important when buying popular livestock products.


Top 5 Qualities Consumers Want In Beef

2-18-14 - Beef Magazine - Ted Schroeder
Consumer preferences should concern everyone involved in the food business, and that includes beef producers, processors and marketers. But how does one separate the wheat from the chaff regarding consumer preferences in a marketplace that is so noisy?


Safety, freshness rank high when purchasing livestock products

2-17-14 - Drovers Cattle Network - Ted Schroeder
When it comes to purchasing livestock products – milk, ground beef, beef steak and chicken breast – consumers put most value in safety and freshness according to a nationwide survey conducted by Kansas State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics.


Lawn Care through the Year

2-17-14 - Kansas Farm & Ranch Radio - Ward Upham
We run on it. We play on it. And sometimes we lie down and dream on it. It’s easy to take that grass underfoot for granted, especially when temperatures are mild and rains are plentiful.


What is on the consumer's mind when buying livestock products?

2-17-14 - Agri-View - Ted Schroeder
A look around the local grocery store might show images of consumers reading meat labels or checking the expiration date on a gallon of milk.


Think '30-40-30' when it comes to your tax refund

2-16-14 - News 4 Jax.com - Elizabeth Kiss
30-40-30. That's a guideline to remember when it comes to your taxes.  W-2s have just been sent out and although the deadline to file taxes isn't until April 15th, Kansas State University financial planner Elizabeth Kiss says do your taxes early.


Study: When it comes to buying meat, U.S. consumers still value freshness and safety most

2-15-14 - Grand Island Independent - Ted Schroeder
A look around the local grocery store might show images of consumers reading meat labels or checking the expiration date on a gallon of milk.


Extension programs will focus on estate planning
2-14-14 - Hays Post
Planning for the future is vital for families who want to preserve assets for the next generation.


New farm bill webinar is Feb. 21

2-13-14 - Winfield Daily Courier - Art Barnaby
K-State Research and Extension Cowley County will be hosting a webinar by Dr. Art Barnaby regarding the new farm bill, on Feb. 21 in Winfield at the Cowley County Courthouse assembly room, 311 E. Ninth Ave.


More Milk For Baby Girls

2-13-14 - Healthy Living Magazine - Barry Bradford
Is Mother’s milk all the same? New research shared at American Association for the Advancement of Science claim that mothers might be producing different breast milk for different babies, based on gender.


K-State captures National Collegiate Beef Quiz Bowl Championship

2-13-14 - Drovers Cattle Network - Karol Fike
A team of Kansas State University students went undefeated in three rounds of competition to win the National Collegiate Beef Quiz Bowl Championship Feb. 6 in Nashville, Tenn. The competition was held in conjunction with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association annual convention.
 

Time to update records, learn about new programs in Farm Bill
2-12-14 - Drovers Cattle Network - Art Barnaby
The long-awaited Agricultural Act of 2014, otherwise known as the farm bill, signed into law on Feb. 7 ends direct payments to farmers but still provides some safety net programs – and that’s just for starters.


Time to update records, learn about new programs in Farm Bill

2-12-14 - Ag Professional - Art Barnaby
The long-awaited Agricultural Act of 2014, otherwise known as the farm bill, signed into law on Feb. 7 ends direct payments to farmers but still provides some safety net programs – and that’s just for starters.
 

Kansas: K-State to Host Webinar on Farm Bill on Feb. 21
2-12-14 - Ag Fax - Art Barnaby
The long-awaited Agricultural Act of 2014, otherwise known as the farm bill, signed into law on Feb. 7 ends direct payments to farmers but still provides some safety net programs – and that’s just for starters.
 

K-State webinar, workshop will focus on 2014 Farm Bill
2-12-14 - Hays Post - Art Barnaby
The long-awaited Agricultural Act of 2014, otherwise known as the farm bill, signed into law this month ends direct payments to farmers but still provides some safety net programs – and that’s just for starters.
 

Combating poverty in Kansas
2-10-14 - High Plains Journal - Lisa Newman
Take a journey back in time 50 years, to January 1964. The State of the Union address by former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson brought attention to poverty, which later led to the passing of federal legislation to assist citizens in need.


Fruit & Vegetable Production Workshops Planned in Kansas City Area

2-8-14 - Kansas City infoZine - Cary Rivard
A series of workshops designed for anyone growing fruits and vegetables for sale or for the serious home gardener will be held in several locations in the Kansas City area, starting in late February.


Feb. 20 is 2014 KSU Agronomy Day
2-6-14 - Winfield Daily Courier - Jill Zimmerman
K-State Research and Extension Cowley County is teaming up with Valley Coop, Inc. and Two Rivers Coop to host the 2014 KSU Agronomy Day, Thursday, Feb. 20 in Winfield at Baden Square Community Center, 700 Gary St.


Planting Calendar can be Useful When Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors

2-6-14 - Emporia Gazette - Ward Upham
With daylight lasting a bit longer day by day, avid gardeners are hankering to plant. One way to satisfy that wish is to start vegetable seeds indoors, according to Ward Upham at Kansas State University.


Feb. 20 is 2014 KSU Agronomy Day

2-6-14 - Winfield Daily Courier - Jill Zimmerman
K-State Research and Extension Cowley County is teaming up with Valley Coop, Inc. and Two Rivers Coop to host the 2014 KSU Agronomy Day, Thursday, Feb. 20 in Winfield at Baden Square Community Center, 700 Gary St. 


Think 30-40-30 for your tax refund

2-5-14 - Osawatomie Graphice - Elizabeth Kiss
The income tax season is upon us, as W-2 and other tax forms arrive in mailboxes and electronically to people across the United States.


Planting calendar can be usefull when starting vegetable seeds indoors

2-5-14 - St. John News - Ward Upham
With daylight lasting a bit longer day by day, avid gardeners are hankering to plant. One way to satisfy that wish is to start vegetable seeds indoors, according to Ward Upham at Kansas State University.


Planting Calendar Useful When Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors

2-4-14 - Kansas Ag Connection - Ward Upham
With daylight lasting a bit longer day by day, avid gardeners are hankering to plant. One way to satisfy that wish is to start vegetable seeds indoors, according to Ward Upham at Kansas State University.
 

Gender of cow's fetus affects milk production
2-3-14 - Feedstuffs - Barry Bradford
WHEN it comes to Holstein dairy cows and how much milk they produce for their offspring, Kansas State University and Harvard University researchers have determined that daughters are preferred.


Carefully considering your next herd bull

2-3-14 - Drovers Cattle Network - Dan Moser
With record high cattle prices and evidence of herd rebuilding in Kansas and across the nation, beef producers are likely going to buy some of the most expensive, but highest quality, bulls they have ever bought this upcoming spring bull buying season, said Dan Moser, associate professor and beef cattle genetics specialist for K-State Research and Extension.


Cows Give Daughters More Milk

2-1-14 - CBC Radio - Barry Bradford
Many human parents try hard to treat their sons and daughters equally. But when it comes to making milk, many mammals can be a bit unfair.


Cows generate more milk for daughters as compared to sons

1-31-14 - Charles Ayoub - Barry Bradford
The love of a mother cannot compare with any other thing in the world and a mother always treats her child’s equally and with love as well. Especially the mother loves her child when he/she is just born.


Moms Favor Daughters in Dairy Study

1-31-14 - Ag Web - Barry Bradford
Sorry, boys. In the end, mothers favor daughters – at least when it comes to Holstein dairy cows and how much milk they produce for their offspring, according to a new study by Kansas State University and Harvard University researchers.


Moms Favor Daughters — in Dairy Study

1-30-14 - Science Blog -  Barry Bradford
Sorry, boys. In the end, mothers favor daughters – at least when it comes to Holstein dairy cows and how much milk they produce for their offspring, according to a new study by Kansas State University and Harvard University researchers.


Moms favor daughters in dairy study

1-27-14 - Science Ticker Info - Barry Bradford
Holstein dairy cows produce significantly more milk for daughters than sons, a joint study between Kansas State and Harvard Universities has found.


Cows Yield More For Daughters, Study Finds

1-27-14 - The Dairy Site - Barry Bradford
Holstein dairy cows produce significantly more milk for daughters than sons, a joint study between Kansas State and Harvard Universities has found.


Mothers Do Favour Daughters More!

1-27-14 - World News - Barry Bradford
A new study has revealed that mothers favour daughters more than boys when it comes to Holstein dairy cows and how much milk they produce for their offspring.


Cow moms favor daughters in milk production study

1-27-14 - Phys.Org - Barry Bradford
Sorry, boys. In the end, mothers favor daughters – at least when it comes to Holstein dairy cows and how much milk they produce for their offspring, according to a new study by Kansas State University and Harvard University researchers.


Mothers Favor Daughters More Than Sons!

1-27-14 - Med India - Barry Bradford
When it comes to Holstein dairy cows and how much milk they produce for their offspring, mothers do favor daughters more than sons, a new study revealed.
 

Evaluating cold injury to wheat in Kansas
1-27-14 - High Plains Journal - Jim Shroyer
Wheat in Kansas that did not have snow cover during a cold snap the first week of January suffered some injury to its foliage, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension wheat specialist.


K-State agronomist says snow cover protected wheat

1-27-14 - Topeka Metro News - Jim Shroyer
A Kansas State University agronomy professor says snow cover left over from early winter snowfall helped protect the wheat crop from frigid temperatures. 


Mothers do favour daughters more!

1-27-14 - ANI News - Barry Bradford
A new study has revealed that mothers favour daughters more than boys when it comes to Holstein dairy cows and how much milk they produce for their offspring.


Moms favor daughters in dairy study

1-26-14 - Real Medical News - Barry Bradford
Sorry, boys. In the end, mothers favor daughters â¿¿ at least when it comes to Holstein dairy cows and how much milk they produce for their offspring, according to a new study by Kansas State University and Harvard University researchers.


Mothers Favour Daughters More, Cow Study Shows

1-24-14 - HNGN - Barry Bradford
Mothers favour daughters more than sons, a latest study on dairy cows by Kansas State University and Harvard University researchers states.


K-State chemical weed control guide available

1-24-14 - Drovers Cattle Network - Dallas Peterson
Since 1967, Chemical Weed Control for Field Crops, Pastures, Rangeland, and Noncropland has served as one of K-State Research and Extension’s most popular publications. The 2014 edition is available online, and printed copies can be found at local extension offices throughout Kansas.


Beef and Cattle prices at record high

1-24-14 - Kansas First News - Glynn Tonsor
Beef and cattle prices are at a record high. That’s good news for cattle producers but it means consumers will be paying a higher price for their beef.


Moms favor daughters in dairy study

1-23-14 - Science Daily - Barry Bradford
Sorry, boys. In the end, mothers favor daughters –- at least when it comes to Holstein dairy cows and how much milk they produce for their offspring, according to a new study. The research may have implications for humans.


News of record large corn crop offset by feed, ethanol usage

1-22-14 - Midwest Producer - Dan O'Brien
U.S. farmers produced a record-high 13.9 billion bushels of corn last year, but demand from livestock and ethanol producers is helping support corn prices and may provide modest selling opportunities for producers in the coming months, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist.


Some Kansas wheat injured by cold snap

1-22-14 - Midwest Producer - Jim Shroyer
Wheat in Kansas that did not have snow cover during a cold snap the first week of January suffered some injury to its foliage, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension wheat specialist.


Record large corn crop offset by feed, ethanol usage

1-22-14 - Osawatomie Graphic - Dan O'Brien
“U.S. farmers produced a record-high 13.9 billion bushels of corn last year, but demand from livestock and ethanol producers is helping support corn prices and may provide modest selling opportunities for producers in the coming months,” according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist.


Emergency measures to control blowing soil from wind erosion

1-22-14 - Midwest Producer - DeAnn Presley
Kansas is no stranger to howling winds, but blowing soil has caused serious problems in northwest Kansas this winter, creating concern for the remainder of the winter and spring, said DeAnn Presley, K-State Research and Extension soil management specialist.


Crops Briefs: Ag Profitability Conference is Jan. 30 in Winfield, Kan.

1-22-14 - Midwest Producer - Jill Zimmerman
K-State Research and Extension is teaming up with several sponsors to host the 2014 KSU Ag Profitability and Stewardship Conference, Thursday, Jan. 30 at Baden Square Community Center, 700 Gary St., in Winfield.


Soaring beef, cattle prices say a lot about beef demand

1-22-14 - Midwest Producer - Glynn Tonsor
News that U.S. beef and cattle prices hit record high prices early in the new year is a good sign for producers and even some consumers, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist.
 

Keep it cloddy to dodge winter wind erosion
1-21-14 - Agriculture.com - DeAnn Presley
Soil conditions that are typically seen as negative during the crop season could help keep things in better shape this winter, especially when high winds make soils susceptible to erosion, which is most common during this time of year, 2 specialists say.


Noted scientist to speak Feb. 5 on Hydrofracking impacts on water resources

1-20-14 - High Plains Journal - Susan Brantley
Nationally recognized geoscientist Susan Brantley will present the 31st annual Roscoe Ellis Jr. Lectureship in Soil Science at 4 p.m., Feb. 5 in 1018 Throckmorton Hall on the Kansas State University campus.


Women Managing the Farm Conference set in Manhattan

1-19-14 - Topeka Capital Journal
The Women Managing the Farm Conference, slated for Feb. 13 and 14 in Manhattan, will provide educational and networking opportunities for women involved in key facets of the industry, according to a news release.


K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy planned for June 11-14

1-17-14 - Drovers Cattle Network
The K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy is planned for June 11-14 on Kansas State University’s Manhattan campus.


Evaluating cold injury to wheat in Kansas

1-16-14 - Hays Post - Jim Shroyer
Wheat in Kansas that did not have snow cover during a cold snap the first week of January suffered some injury to its foliage, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension wheat specialist.


2014 KSU Ag Profitability and Stewardship Conference

1-16-14 - Winfield Daily Courier - Jill Zimmerman
K-State Research and Extension is teaming up with several sponsors to host the 2014 KSU Ag Profitability and Stewardship Conference, Thursday, Jan. 30 in Winfield at Baden Square Community Center, 700 Gary St. 


Beta-agonists, the environment and cattle fatigue

1-15-14 - Agri-View - Dan Thomson
In this part 1 of a two-part series, a Kansas State veterinarian provides a look into how environmental factors, including heat stress, coupled with the use of beta-agonists, potentially play a role in cattle fatigue.


News of record large corn crop offset by feed, ethanol usage

1-15-14 - Agri-View - Dan O'Brien
U.S. farmers produced a record-high 13.9 billion bushels of corn last year, but demand from livestock and ethanol producers is helping support corn prices and may provide modest selling opportunities for producers in the coming months, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist.


Salina conference set for January

1-14-14 - McPherson Sentinel - Lucas Haag
The high-tech nature of agriculture takes center stage at the Kansas Agricultural Technologies Conference, this year to be on Jan. 23 and 24 in Salina at the Ambassador Hotel and Conference Center (former Ramada Inn) at 1616 W. Crawford Street.
 

Soaring beef and cattle prices say a lot about beef demand
1-14-14 - Drovers Cattle Network - Glynn Tonsor
News that U.S. beef and cattle prices hit record high prices early in the new year is a good sign for producers and even some consumers, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist.
 

K-State: Soaring prices say a lot about beef demand
1-14-14 - Hays Post - Glynn Tonsor
News that U.S. beef and cattle prices hit record high prices early in the new year is a good sign for producers and even some consumers, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist.


K-State Economist: News of Record Large Corn Crop Offset by Feed and Ethanol Usage

1-13-14 - Biofuels Journal - Dan O'Brien
U.S. farmers produced a record-high 13.9 billion bushels of corn last year, but demand from livestock and ethanol producers is helping support corn prices and may provide modest selling opportunities for producers in the coming months, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist.


News of record corn crop offset by feed, ethanol usage

1-13-14 - Hays Post - Dan O'Brien
U.S. farmers produced a record-high 13.9 billion bushels of corn last year, but demand from livestock and ethanol producers is helping support corn prices and may provide modest selling opportunities for producers in the coming months, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist.


Snow cover helps shelter winter wheat from subzero temperatures
1-13-14 - Topeka Capital Journal - Jim Shroyer
Light to moderate layers of snow covering much of the area helped to shield winter wheat amid subzero temperatures across three days a week ago, likely sparing crops from harm.


PorkBridge Distance Education Series to Kick Off in February

1-13-14 - Pig Site - Joel DeRouchey
The distance education series, PorkBridge 2014 begins 6 February, with several sessions planned throughout the year. This year’s programme lineup includes topics such as optimising feed efficiency, disease prevention and more, presented by university and industry experts.


News of record corn crop offset by feed, ethanol usage

1-13-14 - Hays Post - Dan O'Brien
U.S. farmers produced a record-high 13.9 billion bushels of corn last year, but demand from livestock and ethanol producers is helping support corn prices and may provide modest selling opportunities for producers in the coming months, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist.


Community gardening vegetable workshop set for Jan. 25

1-13-14 - Gardner Edge
Vegetable gardening is as popular as ever, whether in your backyard or in one of the many community gardens throughout the metro.


PorkBridge Distance Education Series to Kick Off in February

1-9-14 - KTIC Radio - Joel DeRouchey
The distance education series, PorkBridge 2014 begins Feb. 6, with several sessions planned throughout the year. This year's program lineup includes topics such as optimizing feed efficiency, disease prevention and more, presented by university and industry experts.


K-State vet: Clock ticking on use of some antimicrobials in livestock

1-7-14 - Midwest Producer - Mike Apley
News that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to help phase out the use of certain antimicrobial drugs as growth promoters in livestock means there's now a timeframe in place for livestock producers to adjust production practices, said Kansas State University veterinarian Mike Apley.
 

Cover Your Acres Conference is Jan. 21-22
1-7-14 - Midwest Producer - Lucas Haag
K-State Research and Extension in partnership with the Northwest Crop Residue Alliance will host the Cover Your Acres Winter Conference, Jan. 21-22 in Oberlin, for crop producers, consultants and others interested in northwest Kansas agriculture.


Part 1: Beta-agonists, the Environment and Cattle Fatigue
1-7-14 - KTIC Radio - Dan Thomson
In agricultural production, maintaining a level of excellence that includes environmental sustainability, animal welfare and food safety, while keeping food affordable for consumers is top-of-mind for many farmers and ranchers, as well as the researchers looking to help them find solutions to ensure this level of excellence.


New SowBridge sessions start in February

1-7-14 - Midwest Producer - Joel DeRouchey
SowBridge, the monthly distance education program developed for the swine industry from employees to operation managers and owners, has opened registration. The first session is planned for Feb. 5.


Part 1: Beta-agonists, the environment and cattle fatigue

1-7-14 - Drovers Cattle Network - Dan Thomson
In agricultural production, maintaining a level of excellence that includes environmental sustainability, animal welfare and food safety, while keeping food affordable for consumers is top-of-mind for many farmers and ranchers, as well as the researchers looking to help them find solutions to ensure this level of excellence.


Winter field day slated Jan. 30 in Belleville

1-7-14 - Midwest Producer - Dallas Peterson
K-State Research and Extension will host the North Central Kansas Experiment Field Winter Update Jan. 30 from 9:30 a.m. until noon.


Kansas ag technology conference is Jan. 23-24 in Salina

1-7-14 - Midwest Producer - Lucas Haag
The Kansas Ag Research and Technology Association (KARTA) and K-State Research and Extension are accepting early registrations for the 17th annual Agricultural Technologies Conference, to be held Jan. 23-24 at the Ramada Conference Center in Salina.


K-State's Winter Ranch Management Series takes new approach

1-6-14 - Midwest Producer - Bob Weaber
A face-to-face exchange between Kansas' cattle producers and Extension specialists is the new approach to K-State's 2014 Winter Ranch Management Seminar Series, set to run from mid-January to mid-February.


Analysts expect lower grain prices in 2014

1-6-14 - Capital Press - Daniel O'Brien
Market analysts anticipate lower grain prices in 2014 compared with recent years. Daniel O’Brien, agricultural economist at Kansas State University Extension, said the lower wheat prices coincide with larger supplies worldwide.
 

Cow herd nutritional adjustments for winter
1-1-14 - Agri-View - Dale Blasi
A Kansas State expert recommends that producers assess their forages, and the body condition and hair coat of each cow in the herd, as cold winter temperatures loom.


Kansas State researcher examines E. coli in beef

1-1-14 - Agri-View - Randy Phebus
Less than two years into a sweeping five-year study focused on prevention of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli in beef, researchers at Kansas State University, Manhattan, and elsewhere are making progress on several fronts, according to Randy Phebus, Kansas State professor of animal sciences and industry.
 

K-State researcher provides update on E. coli study in beef
12-28-13 - Grand Island Independent - Randy Phebus
Less than two years into a sweeping five-year study focused on prevention of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli in beef, researchers at Kansas State University and elsewhere are making progress on several fronts, according to Randy Phebus, K-State professor of animal sciences and industry.


KSU Winter Ranch Management Series

12-24-13 - Farm Talk - Bob Weaber
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.


Nutrient availability and value of poultry litter

12-24-13 - Kansas Agland
Poultry litter can provide a significant and important supply of nutrients for crop production in areas of Kansas where a supply of litter is available.


K-State researcher provides update on major E. coli study in beef

12-23-13 - High Plains Journal - Randy Phebus
Less than two years into a sweeping five-year study focused on prevention of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli in beef, researchers at Kansas State University and elsewhere are making progress on several fronts, according to Randy Phebus, K-State professor of animal sciences and industry.
 

Workshop on drought and agriculture set for Jan. 9
12-23-13 - Wichita Eagle
Farmers, ranchers and others interested in how to manage drought conditions in agriculture are invited to attend a one-day workshop Jan. 9 in Garden City.


Researchers Studying E. coli Bacteria in Five Year Project

12-21-13 - Food Poisoning Bulletin - Randy Phebus
A major five year research study is looking at E. coli bacteria in beef and how to control it in the food supply. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is heading up the study, along with scientists at Kansas State University and other institutions such as New Mexico State University and the University of California-Davis.


K-State researcher making progress on E. coli study

12-20-13 - Southwest Farm Press - Randy Phebus
Researchers at Kansas State University and elsewhere are making progress with a sweeping five-year study focused on preventing Shiga toxin-producing E. coli in beef.


STEC study in beef makes progress

12-20-13 - Feedstuffs - Randy Phebus
Fewer than two years into a sweeping five-year study focused on prevention of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in beef, researchers at Kansas State University and elsewhere are making progress on several fronts, according to Randy Phebus, Kansas State professor of animal sciences and industry.


Ag Minute: KSU to lead a multimillion-dollar global food security program on reducing postharvest loss

12-19-13 - McPherson Sentinel - John Floros
Kansas State University is receiving an initial five-year, $8.5 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, to establish the federal government's new Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss.


K-State Researcher Provides Update on Major E. Coli Study in Beef
12-19-13 - Agriculture is America - Randy Phebus
Thanks to researchers at Kansas State University and over 50 other partner institutions, work is being done to study E. coli and determine how its presence in the beef industry could be reduced. E. coli “is a serious threat to the safety of the food supply, causing more than 265,000 infections in the United States each year.”


K-State Researcher Provides Update on Major E. Coli Study in Beef

12-19-13 - Ag Web - Randy Phebus
Less than two years into a sweeping five-year study focused on prevention of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli in beef, researchers at Kansas State University and elsewhere are making progress on several fronts, according to Randy Phebus, K-State professor of animal sciences and industry.


Kansas State researcher provides update on E. coli study

12-19-13 - Drovers Cattle Network - Randy Phebus
With more than three years to go on a major study focused on prevention of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli in beef, Randy Phebus, K-State professor of animal sciences and industry, says progress is being made.
 

K-State’s Winter Ranch Management series takes new approach
12-19-13 - Drovers Cattle Network - Bob Weaber
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.


Clock is ticking on use of some antimicrobial drugs

12-17-13 - Cattle Business Weekly - Mike Apley
News that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to help phase out the use of certain antimicrobial drugs as growth promoters in livestock means there's now a timeframe in place for livestock producers to adjust production practices, said Kansas State University veterinarian Mike Apley.


K-State Vet: Clock Is Ticking On Use Of Some Antimicrobial Drugs In Livestock Production

12-16-13 - Farms.com - Mike Apley
News that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to help phase out the use of certain antimicrobial drugs as growth promoters in livestock means there’s now a timeframe in place for livestock producers to adjust production practices, said Kansas State University veterinarian Mike Apley.
 

Clock is Ticking on Use of Some Antimicrobial Drugs in Livestock Production
12-16-13 - Ag Web - Mike Apley
News that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to help phase out the use of certain antimicrobial drugs as growth promoters in livestock means there’s now a timeframe in place for livestock producers to adjust production practices, said Kansas State University veterinarian Mike Apley.


Phasing out Antibiotics for Growth Promotion in US: What Are the Consequences?

12-16-13 - Pig Site - Mike Apley
The proposed changes to the regulations on the use of antibiotics in the US for food-producing animals will mean a reduction of around 16 per cent in antibiotic use in pigs, an increase in feed conversion ratio, higher veterinary costs and a shift in the oversight for antibiotic use from farmers to veterinarians.


Consequences of Phasing-out Antibiotics for Growth Promotion in US

12-16-13 - Poultry Site - Mike Apley
The proposed changes to the regulations on the use of antibiotics in the US for food-producing animals will mean a reduction of around 16 per cent in antibiotic use in pigs, an increase in feed conversion ratio, higher veterinary costs and a shift in the oversight for antibiotic use from farmers to veterinarians.


Clock is Ticking on Use of Some Antimicrobial Drugs in Livestock Production

12-16-13 - KTIC Radio - Mike Apley
News that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to help phase out the use of certain antimicrobial drugs as growth promoters in livestock means there's now a timeframe in place for livestock producers to adjust production practices, said Kansas State University veterinarian Mike Apley.


Ag Minute: Allowing Farmers to Determine How They Manage Groundwater is New Approach

12-15-13 - McPherson Sentinel - Bill Golden
Necessity is the mother of invention, goes the proverb. And that’s how Kansas State University agricultural economist Bill Golden sees what is happening in western Kansas when it comes to how farmers are adapting to a diminishing Ogallala Aquifer.
 

Clock is Ticking on Use of Antimicrobials
12-13-13 - National Hog Farmer - Mike Apley
News that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking steps to help phase out the use of certain antimicrobial drugs as growth promoters in livestock means there’s now a timeframe in place for livestock producers to adjust production practices, says Kansas State University veterinarian Mike Apley.


Feed prices may match path of corn prices, K-State beef specialist says

12-10-13 - Midwest Producer - Justin Waggoner
Declining corn prices are giving beef producers opportunity to rethink feeding strategies. Justin Waggoner, Kansas State University (KSU) beef specialist, said alternative feed costs are likely to follow the corn pricing trend.


U.S. Farmland Prices May Fall in 2014, Economist Says

12-10-13 - Bloomberg - Terry Kastens
U.S. farmland values at a “tipping point” may fall as much as 10 percent in 2014 as commodity prices ease, according to Terry Kastens, agricultural economist emeritus at Kansas State University.
 

Garden City Research Center Completes Five Year Water Impact Study on Alfalfa
12-5-13 - High Plains Public Radio - Norman Klocke
The Southwest Research and Extension Center in Garden City, Kansas, completed a five year study on the impact of water application on alfalfa reported Mary Lou Peter for Farm Talk.


Allowing Farmers to Determine How They Manage Groundwater is New Approach

12-5-13 - KTIC Radio - Bill Golden
Necessity is the mother of invention, goes the proverb. And that's how Kansas State University agricultural economist Bill Golden sees what is happening in western Kansas when it comes to how farmers are adapting to a diminishing Ogallala Aquifer.


Kansas: K-State Ag Profitability Conference Set Jan. 7 at Oakley

12-4-13 - AgFax - Bill Golden
Necessity is the mother of invention, goes the proverb. And that’s how Kansas State University agricultural economist Bill Golden sees what is happening in western Kansas when it comes to how farmers are adapting to a diminishing Ogallala Aquifer.


Alfalfa Study May Help Growers Determine Returns as Water Resources Dwindle

12-3-13 - KTIC Radio - Norman Klocke
In a perfect world, alfalfa might be considered the perfect crop. It's packed with nutrients, is highly digestible, can use precipitation efficiently because it roots deeply into western Kansas soils, and produces high economic returns.


Tuck Your Lawnmower in for Winter

12-2-13 - Scoop San Diego - Ward Upham
Parking a lawn mower in the corner of a garage or storage building is not tucking it in for winter.


Heifer Program Designed to Aid in Building Healthy Kansas Beef Herds
11-29-13 - Emporia Gazette - Jaymelynn Farney
A new program aimed at supporting beef cattle producers by improving the reproductive performance of replacement heifers may have come at an opportune time.


Kruse Feed Technology Center allows students to make mistakes there, not later on the job

11-26-13 - Midwest Producer - Rob Sheffer
The dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center this fall brought students, faculty and industry professionals together to appreciate hard work, thank supporters and celebrate the future of the feed industry at Kansas State University.


K-State Team Analyzes Agricultural Lending Practices

11-26-13 - National Hog Farmer - Allen Featherstone
Agricultural lenders indicated that 2013 credit conditions held, but they look for future conditions to soften, according to the results of the September 2013 K-State Agricultural Lender Survey.


Time to Think About Holiday Expectations

11-22-13 - Bourbon County Review - Elizabeth Kiss
Oh, the holidays. They can be joyous and warm … or stressful and budget-breaking … or all of the above. Plus they can leave families, particularly children, with unrealistic expectations.


Farm transition workshops planned in Kansas

11-20-13 - Midwest Producer
When it comes to devising a plan to transition the family farm to the next generation, communicating may be the hardest part, according to Jeri Albright, who along with her husband, Corky, operates a crop and livestock operation in Jackson County, Kan.


Farm Transition Workshops Planned in Kansas

11-15-13 - KS Farm and Ranch Radio
When it comes to devising a plan to transition the family farm to the next generation, communicating may be the hardest part, according to Jeri Albright, who along with her husband, Corky, operates a crop and livestock operation in Jackson County, Kan.


Heifer program designed to aid in building healthy beef herds

11-13-13 - Midwest Producer - Jaymelynn Farney
A new program aimed to support beef cattle producers by improving the reproductive performance of replacement heifers may have come at an opportune time.


Early calf weaning show benefits

11-13-13 - Southwest Farm Press - John Jaeger
Calves have always been weaned in the fall. But drought conditions in the Plains states prompted some beef producers to wean earlier than usual in recent years, which may have been surprisingly beneficial, according to recent Kansas State University studies.


K-State releases two new Roundup Ready winter canola varieties

11-7-13 - Ag Professional - Mike Stamm
Two new Roundup Ready winter canola varieties have been developed for the southern Great Plains and released by the Kansas Agriculture Experiment Station, according to Mike Stamm, K-State Research and Extension canola breeder.


K-State expanding program as interest in herd rebuild grows

11-6-13 - Drovers Cattle Network - Jaymelynn Farney
Interest from producers in growing herd sizes in the years ahead is encouraging Kansas State University and the Kansas Department of Agriculture to expand its Sunflower Supreme program across the state.


Kansas State and Bayer to develop hybrid wheat

11-6-13 - Manitoba Co-Operator - Ernie Minton
Bayer Crop Science and Kansas State University (K-State) have signed a wheat germplasm and technology licence agreement to promote the further improvement and development of hybrid wheat.


Heifer Program Designed To Aid In Building Healthy Kansas Beef Herd

11-5-13 - WIBW - Jaymelynn Farney
A new program aimed at supporting beef cattle producers by improving the reproductive performance of replacement heifers may have come at an opportune time.


K-State studies show benefits of early calf weaning

11-4-13 - Southwest Farm Press - John Jaeger
“The conventional weaning time has always been in the fall, when calves are around 180 to 210 days old, but there was no substantial research to show that that was necessarily the best time,” said John Jaeger, beef scientist with K-State Research and Extension, based in Hays.


K-State Set To Assist Ag Producers

11-4-13 - WIBW - Art Barnaby
Kansas State University will host two Risk Assessed Marketing Workshops to help agricultural producers navigate the uncertain business climate linked to volatile crop prices and the lack of a new Farm Bill.


Kansas State University Will Lead Effort to Develop Climate-Resilient Wheat

11-1-13 - KTIC Radio - Jesse Poland
Kansas State University has been chosen to lead a new effort focused on developing wheat varieties that are resilient to the warming effects of climate change.


K-State to Lead Effort to Develop Climate-Resilient Wheat

10-31-13 - Kansas Ag Connection - Jesse Poland
Kansas State University has been chosen to lead a new effort focused on developing wheat varieties that are resilient to the warming effects of climate change.


Kansas State University Will Lead Effort to Develop Climate-Resilient Wheat

10-31-13 - Meridian Institute - Jesse Poland
A new five-year US$5 million project will create the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Applied Wheat Genomics at Kansas State University, United States.


Kansas State University Will Lead Effort to Develop Climate-Resilient Wheat

10-31-13 - WIBW - Jesse Poland
Kansas State University has been chosen to lead a new effort focused on developing wheat varieties that are resilient to the warming effects of climate change.


K-State to Lead Effort to Develop Climate-Resilient Wheat

10-31-13 - Ag Fax - Jesse Poland
Kansas State University has been chosen to lead a new effort focused on developing wheat varieties that are resilient to the warming effects of climate change.


Studies show benefits of early calf weaning

10-30-13 - Midwest Producer - John Jaeger
It's always been done this way, right? Calves are weaned in the fall. But drought conditions in the Plains states prompted some beef producers to wean calves earlier than usual in recent years, which may have been surprisingly beneficial, according to recent Kansas State University studies.


All About Celiac Disease

10-29-13 - Emporia Gazette - Debra Andres
Significant and sudden weight loss, extreme fatigue, weakness, abdominal pain and bloating are all symptoms of a condition gaining more attention today—celiac disease.


K-State Hosts Dairy Symposium

10-25-13 - WIBW - Normand St-Pierre
Kansas farmers caught a glimpse of what’s happening in the dairy industry during a symposium held at Kansas State University this afternoon.


K-State Studies Show Benefits of Early Calf Weaning

10-25-13 - KTIC Radio - John Jaeger
It's always been done this way, right? Calves are weaned in the fall. But drought conditions in the Plains states prompted some beef producers to wean calves earlier than usual in recent years, which may have been surprisingly beneficial, according to recent Kansas State University studies.


Kansas Junior Beef Producer Day Planned for Dec. 7 at K-State

10-25-13 - KTIC Radio - Kristine Clowers
Dec. 7 is the date for the Kansas Junior Beef Producer Day to be held at K-State's Weber Arena in Manhattan.


Early weaning = vast benefits

10-24-13 - Agriculture.com - John Jaeger
Kansas State University has released studies showing the benefits of weaning calves earlier than at the traditional age. Prompted by the drought that caused many cattle producers to decrease herd size, calves were weaned earlier last fall.


KSU webinar to focus on the future of cattle feeding

10-24-13 - All About Feed - Chris Reinhardt
A public webinar that will take place on October 29th will focus on the history and future of Zilmax, formally known as zilpaterol hydrocholoride, and its implications on the cattle feeding industry. It will be led by Chris Reinhardt, extension feedlot specialist for K-State Research and Extension.


A twofold investment - Program giving hands-on look at ag also allows Reno youths to aid food bank, other services.

10-22-13 - Hutchinson News - Cody Barilla
It's a 15-acre plot they call their own - and for the next eight months, they will watch the markets and the weather as their newly planted wheat matures.


K-State plans three winter canola field tours this fall

10-22-13 - Midwest Producer - Mike Stamm
Producers and agribusiness professionals can get the latest research information on winter canola production from K-State Research and Extension at one of three winter canola field tours this fall, said Mike Stamm, Kansas State University canola breeder.


K-State studies show benefits of early calf weaning

10-22-13 - Drovers Cattle Network - John Jaeger
It’s always been done this way, right? Calves are weaned in the fall. But drought conditions in the Plains states prompted some beef producers to wean calves earlier than usual in recent years, which may have been surprisingly beneficial, according to recent Kansas State University studies.


K-State webinar on Oct. 29 to focus on the future of cattle feeding

10-22-13 - Midwest Producer - Chris Reinhardt
The history and future of Zilmax, formally known as zilpaterol hydrocholoride, and implications on the cattle feeding industry is the focus of a webinar that will be led by Chris Reinhardt, Extension feedlot specialist for K-State Research and Extension. It will take place Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. and is open to the public.


Kansas State University Working to Improve Hybrid Wheat

10-22-13 - KTIC Radio - Ernie Minton
Bayer CropScience has signed a wheat germplasm and technology license agreement with Kansas State University (K-State) to promote the further improvement and development of hybrid wheat production through research and education.


Expect Bright Fall Colors in Kansas

10-21-13 - Kansas City infoZine - Charles Barden
The cool, crisp air of fall brings thoughts of pumpkins, cider and landscapes colored in shades of red, orange and gold.


Consumers can reduce risk of salmonella infection

10-21-13 - High Plains Journal - Londa Nwadike
More than 300 cases of foodborne illness have been linked to chicken coming from Foster Farms, a California-based poultry processor, but a Kansas State University scientist said there are ways consumers can reduce the chances of becoming ill without giving up chicken.


Annual Swine Day

10-21-13 - Hays Post
Kansas State University’s annual Swine Day will be held Thursday, Nov. 21 at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan.


K-State evaluates fall applications to combat the alfalfa weevil

10-16-13 - Midwest Producer - Jeff Whitworth
The alfalfa weevil, one of the most well-known and devastating pests to agriculture, can cause serious defoliation in alfalfa during the spring, if not treated in a timely manner.


K-State celebrates World Food Day

10-15-13 - Drovers Cattle Network - John Floros
Imagine taking a trip back in time more than 70 years, to the beginning of what many call the “Green Revolution.” It was a time when the world population doubled, and the agricultural industry was forced to grow rapidly with the population to prevent starvation.


K-State evaluates fall applications

10-15-13 - Farm Talk - Jeff Whitworth
Data from K-State research indicates November insecticide applications could reduce alfalfa weevil infestations the following spring.


Interns motivate kids, families in bilingual 4-H program

10-11-13 - Garden City Telegram
When Ruddy Yañez and Alejandra Romero earn their degrees from Kansas State University later this school year, they'll have a lot of young eyes watching them — from about 250 miles away.


Ogallala aquifer depletion is a societal issue

10-8-13 - Southwest Farm Press - David Steward
Vast, vital and vulnerable is the Ogallala Aquifer. Lying beneath eight U.S. states and encompassing more than 170,000 acres, the Ogallala is a sizeable and important water resource that has brought life to Kansans in both rural and urban areas.


State of the Lake

10-7-13 - Clay Center Dispatch - Robert Wilson
K-State Research and Extension presents "State of the Lake 2013," a program on protecting water quality, recreation and water supply storage at Milford lake on Thursday, Oct. 17.


K-State's Buchholz Honored for Service to Extension
10-7-13 - KTIC Radio - Daryl Buchholz
A calling came in graduate school. Getting involved in graduate studies, doing agricultural research, and realizing that the outcomes of that research went far beyond laboratories and paper helped Daryl Buchholz realize that a career in extension was meant for him.


Top ag-producing Kansas counties overlay the Ogallala Aquifer
10-2-13 - Drovers Cattle Network - Ernie Minton
Of the 105 total counties in Kansas, the top eight counties for market value of agricultural products sold border one another. Coincidence or commonality?


Farmers face important decisions related to U.S. health reform

10-1-13 - Drovers Cattle Network - Roberta Riportella
America’s farmers have important decisions to make – both for their families and for their employees – with the Affordable Care Act which went into effect Oct. 1.


K-State's Swine Day is Nov. 21

10-1-13 - Midwest Producer
Kansas State University's annual Swine Day will be Nov. 21 at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan.


Buchanan Joins Midway District Staff

9-30-13 - KRSL Radio - Michelle Buchanan
Michelle Buchanan has joined the staff of the K-State Research and Extension Midway District as an agriculture and natural resources agent.


Beef sector finds ways to minimize Ogallala depletion

9-25-13 - Feedstuffs - Justin Waggoner
The availability of water from the Ogallala Aquifer, lying beneath eight U.S. states from South Dakota to Texas, undoubtedly helped cattle feeders long ago decide where to raise beef.


K-State team takes steps in managing wheat disease

9-25-13 - Farm Talk - Jeff Whitworth
A team of researchers, extension specialists and agents at Kansas State University is working with wheat producers to determine what percent of the aphid populations in Kansas have the potential to transmit yield-robbing barley yellow dwarf (BYD) into Kansas wheat.


Easing cattle's Ogallala squeeze

9-25-13 - Agriculture.com - Justin Waggoner
The dangers of a dwindling Ogallala Aquifer don't end in the crops sector. Much of the nation's beef cattle industry lies atop the underground water supply, and without taking steps to preserve the aquifer, that industry could be at risk down the road.


K-State’s Swine Day Program Includes Update on PEDv

9-25-13 - Pig Site - Dick Hesse
Kansas State University’s annual Swine Day will be held on Thursday, 21 November at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan.


Kansas beef sector finds ways to minimize Ogallala depletion

9-24-13 - Drovers Cattle Network - Justin Waggoner
A dry climate, sparse population and availability of water and feed grains led to the development of infrastructure to produce the No. 1 agricultural commodity in Kansas—beef cattle.
 

Plot has a lot to absorb
9-20-13 - Hutchinson News
Wednesday night, Jordan Harris had been studying inside the Hutchinson Community College library when he looked out the window and noticed the lovely garden by the edge of a pond.


Kansas State University to Host Emergency Response Instructor Workshop

9-19-13 - KTIC Radio - Brandi Miller
Kansas State University, in conjunction with Purdue University, is hosting a workshop on Oct. 18 for first responder instructors interested in conducting basic awareness training in grain storage, processing and handling facilities incidents.


Kansas State receives grant for grain dust explosion safety

9-17-13 - Baking Business
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Sept. 17 awarded Kansas State University a grant of $104,901 to train workers and employers on preventing explosions from grain dust at mills and elevators.


Soil can offset carbon emissions from farms

9-16-13 - ABC Rural - Charles Rice
A US researcher from Kansas State University says soil carbon could be boosted by as much as one tonne per hectare on degraded soils.


Managing wheat disease is goal of Kansas State University team

9-16-13 - Southwest Farm Press - Jeff Whitworth
A Kansas State University team of researchers, extension specialists and agents is working with wheat producers to determine what percent of the aphid populations in Kansas have the potential to transmit yield-robbing barley yellow dwarf (BYD) into Kansas wheat.


Read with your children to make their future brighter

9-15-13 - News Track India - Bradford Wiles
A new research has revealed that reading with young children and engaging them can make a positive impact on the kid's future and their family.


I'm a Drover: A legacy of beef

9-11-13 - Drovers Cattle Network - Michael Dikeman
Early next year the first “USDA verified tender” beef products are due to hit grocery store meat cases. That event will provide much satisfaction for Michael Dikeman, a retired Kansas State University professor who devoted much of his career to research on beef-carcass quality and tenderness.


2013 Fall Forestry Field Day to be held October 10 in Labette County, Kansas

9-11-13 - KOAM TV
The 2013 Fall Forestry Field Day will be held on October 10, 2013 in Labette County, one of the top pecan-producing counties in Kansas.


US: K-State receives $158k grant for research on tomato grafting

9-11-13 - Horti Daily - Cary Rivard
Cary Rivard, assistant professor of horticulture and a team of K-State researchers from K-State’s Plant Pathology and Biological Sciences departments have been awarded $158,434 to develop grower recommendations for tomato grafting, a process relatively new to U.S. vegetable production.


Farm Safety and Health Week is Sept. 15-21

9-10-13 - Midwest Producer - John Slocombe
Each year since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week. It's no coincidence that national attention turns to safety during the busiest season of the year for agriculture, said John Slocombe, farm safety specialist with K-State Research and Extension.


Funding for ag research plays a vital role in 2050 challenge

9-9-13 - Drovers Cattle Network - Julian Alston
Investments in agricultural research has a high return on investment and is necessary for a solution to feeding a growing world population on limited resources, so why is Farm Bill funding for R&D shrinking?


K-State researchers awarded $158k in grant monies

9-8-13 - Gardner News - Cary Rivard
Great Plains states are well known for wheat, sorghum and cattle production. Fruits and vegetables, not so much. But a Kansas State University researcher may have a hand in changing that.


Study Shows Rise in Mean Temperature Would Reduce Wheat Yields

9-5-13 - Machine Finder - Andrew Barkley
According to a recent research study conducted by Kansas State University, simulations found that a one degree Celsius increase (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in projected mean temperature would decrease wheat yields by 10.64 bushels per acre (nearly 21%).


Research: Rise in mean temperature would cut wheat yields

9-5-13 - Ag Professional - Andrew Barkley
Any producer will tell you, growing a healthy, high-yielding wheat crop takes skill and hard work. Quality drought-tolerant varieties that are resistant to pests and disease are important.


KSU plans conferences for Kan. farm lenders

9-5-13 - Wichita Eagle
Kansas State University will hold two conferences this fall to update the state's financial community on agricultural issues.


Study shows wheat breeding programs increased yields by 26 percent over 26-year period

9-5-13 - Phys Org - Andrew Barkley
Any producer will tell you, growing a healthy, high-yielding wheat crop takes skill and hard work. Quality drought-tolerant varieties that are resistant to pests and disease are important.


Climate change may affect wheat yields

9-4-13 - Agriculture.com - Andrew Barkley
Growing a healthy, high yielding wheat crop takes years to master and requires hard work and commitment. Climate change brings on a series of problems, and a quality drought-resistant variety that is resistant to pests and diseases is essential.


KSU Team Identifies Method to Identify Aphids Infected with Barley Yellow Dwarf

9-4-13 - Crop Watch - Jeff Whitworth
A team of researchers, extension specialists and agents at Kansas State University is working with wheat producers to determine what percent of the aphid populations in Kansas have the potential to transmit yield-robbing barley yellow dwarf (BYD) into Kansas wheat.


Wheat Research Indicates Rise in Mean Temperature Would Cut Yield

9-4-13 - Science Daily - Andrew Barkley
Any producer will tell you, growing a healthy, high-yielding wheat crop takes skill and hard work. Quality drought-tolerant varieties that are resistant to pests and disease are important.


K-State Researchers and Partners Develop Procedures to Identify Aphids Infected With Barley Yellow Dwarf
9-4-13 - Grain Net - Jeff Whitworth
A team of researchers, extension specialists and agents at Kansas State University is working with wheat producers to determine what percent of the aphid populations in Kansas have the potential to transmit yield-robbing barley yellow dwarf into Kansas wheat.


Research Indicates Rise in Mean Temps Would Cut Yields

9-4-13 - Kansas Ag Connection - Andrew Barkley
Any producer will tell you, growing a healthy, high-yielding wheat crop takes skill and hard work. Quality drought-tolerant varieties that are resistant to pests and disease are important.


Kansas Wheat: Study Focuses on Aphids, Barley Yellow Dwarf Disease

9-4-13 - Ag Fax - Jeff Whitworth
A team of researchers, extension specialists and agents at Kansas State University is working with wheat producers to determine what percent of the aphid populations in Kansas have the potential to transmit yield-robbing barley yellow dwarf (BYD) into Kansas wheat.


KSU Wheat Research Indicates Rise in Mean Temperature Would Cut Yields

9-4-13 - WIBW/Kansas Ag Network - Andrew Barkley
Any producer will tell you, growing a healthy, high-yielding wheat crop takes skill and hard work. Quality drought-tolerant varieties that are resistant to pests and disease are important.


Wyandotte County Demonstration & Research Garden

9-4-13 - McPherson Sentinel - Lynn Loughary
Did you know that there are over 20 demonstration and research gardens throughout the state of Kansas that showcase Prairie Star flowers?


Kansas State University Team Takes Step in Managing Wheat Disease

9-4-13 - Hutchinson News - Jeff Whitworth
A team of researchers, extension specialists and agents at Kansas State University is working with wheat producers to determine what percent of the aphid populations in Kansas have the potential to transmit yield-robbing barley yellow dwarf (BYD) into Kansas wheat.


Identify southern rust in corn to minimize yield, profit loss

9-4-13 - Midwest Producer - Doug Jardine
Small, light brown, circular lesions covering corn leaves this time of year are not a welcome sight.


Kansas Wheat: Rise in Mean Temperature Would Cut Yields, Study Finds

9-3-13 - Ag Fax - Andrew Barkley
Any producer will tell you, growing a healthy, high-yielding wheat crop takes skill and hard work. Quality drought-tolerant varieties that are resistant to pests and disease are important.


Interns motivate kids, families in bilingual 4-H program

8-31-13 - Emporia Gazette
When Ruddy Yáñez and Alejandra Romero earn their degrees from Kansas State University later this school year, they’ll have a lot of young eyes watching them – from about 250 miles away.


Getting Ready for Winter Canola

8-30-13 - Kansas Ag Connection - Mike Stamm
The yellow flowering fields in Kansas during the springtime showcase one of the state's most beautiful crops--canola.


Kansas State’s Dikeman named to Meat Industry Hall of Fame

8-28-13 - Agri-View - Michael Dikeman
Whether it was through his role as coach of the Kansas State University Meat Judging Team, advisor to Block & Bridle or Ag Student Council or one of the many classes he taught as a professor of animal science, a generation of Kansans learned from Michael Dikeman.


Kansas State’s Beef Stocker Field Day, September 26

8-28-13 - Agri-View - Lois Schreiner
Presentations on beef stocker economics to environmental impact to cattle health and more are planned for Kansas State University’s 2013 Beef Stocker Field Day on September 26.


Controlling volunteer wheat to protect crop

8-27-13 - Farm Talk - Jim Shroyer
The recent wet weather through much of Kansas has caused volunteer wheat to emerge and grow rapidly, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist.


Stockers To Take Center Stage At K-State Beef Stocker Field Day Sept. 26

8-23-13 - Beef Magazine - Lois Schreiner
Presentations running the gamut from beef stocker cattle economics to cattle health and environmental impact make up the fare for Kansas State University’s (KSU) Beef Stocker Field Day on Sept. 26.


UAS: The Future Of Precision Agriculture

8-23-13 - CropLife - Kevin Price
When technology and agriculture collide, the outcome is often astonishing. At Kansas State University's recent Agronomy Field Day, the featured technology — small Unmanned Aircraft Systems — astounded attendees.


Rain both helpful and harmful to crops

8-22-13 - McPherson Sentinel - Jonie James
Jonie James, K-State Research and Extension agent in McPherson, said the rain helped crops that needed water to fill out, such as corn, but also oversaturated the ground in some places, forcing the oxygen out of the ground.


K-State’s Dikeman Named to Meat Industry Hall of Fame

8-22-13 - WIBW/Kansas Ag Network - Michael Dikeman
Whether it was through his role as coach of the Kansas State University Meat Judging Team, advisor to Block & Bridle or Ag Student Council or one of the many classes he taught as a professor of animal science, a generation of Kansans learned from Michael Dikeman.


Controlling volunteer wheat is important step in protecting crop

8-21-13 - Midwest Producer - Jim Shroyer
The recent wet weather through much of Kansas has caused volunteer wheat to emerge and grow rapidly, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist.


Drought Conditions Persist In Western Kansas, Ease in East

8-19-13 - KCUR Radio - Mary Knapp
Severe drought has been gripping much of Kansas, but in some parts of the state that grip has been easing; much of central and eastern Kansas is back to normal.


Deer management seminars set for Saturday in Hutchinson

8-17-13 - Wichita Eagle - Cody Barilla
A day dedicated to deer management education is slated for Saturday in Hutchinson.


Shawnee County Crop Tour scheduled for Monday

8-16-13 - Topeka Capital-Journal
Farmers and ranchers can tour a series of experimental agricultural plots Monday.


New ACCC fact sheet outlines rising and changing costs of production agriculture

8-14-13 - KTIC Radio - Brian Briggeman
In the latest installment to the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center (ACCC) fact sheet series, Brian Briggeman and Chuck Mickelsen explore the evolution of the costs of agricultural production, and peer into the future evolution of these costs.


Surviving drought through strategic cow herd management

8-13-13 - Farm Talk - Larry Hollis
Tuesday, August 6, several cattlemen and cattlewomen from around Kansas met at Kansas State University for the K-State Beef Conference.


Area Farmers Learn Tips, Tricks From K-State Experts

8-13-13 - WIBW
Farmers learned some tips and tricks Wednesday evening to help their crops grow.


BQA certification workshops

8-13-13 - Farm Talk - Chris Reinhardt
The Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) at Kansas State University and the Kansas Beef Council are partnering to host seven advanced beef cattle care and health training workshops during August and September.


K-State Research & Extension Office offering Master Gardener program

8-13-13 - Kansas City Kansan
The K-State Research & Extension Office in Wyandotte County is offering its Master Gardener program.


Precipitation could be boon for local soybean crops in Leavenworth County

8-12-13 - Basehor Sentinel - Steve McNorton
Recent rains could benefit local farmers when the fall harvest comes, especially with the soybean crop.


Elevated CO2 in atmosphere trims wheat, sorghum moisture needs
8-12-13 - High Plains Journal - Mary Beth Kirkham
Plenty has been written about concerns over elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere, but a Kansas State University researcher has found an upside to the higher CO2 levels.


'Dust to ducks' in parts of western Kansas

8-10-13 - Salina Journal
After more than a year, Salina's water watch has been lifted.


New wheat publications available

8-10-13 - Garden City Telegram
K-State Research and Extension has posted two new agriculture-related publications online that are available free to the public.


'Congress and Bears and Bulls, Oh My' theme for Risk and Profit Conference

8-6-13 - Midwest Producer - Rich Llewelyn
Kansas State University's annual Risk & Profit Conference - this year themed, "Congress and Bulls and Bears, Oh My!" will be at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan Aug. 21-22.


Emporia Flood Waters Hurt Business And Agriculture

8-6-13 - WIBW - Brian Rees
Emporia is still under flood warning. Even though water receded some Tuesday, the damage has already been done.


K-State horticulture night will be in Colby

8-5-13 - Hays Daily News
Kansas State University will host the 2013 Horticulture Night at 5:45 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Kansas State Northwest Research-Extension Center in Colby.


New wheat publications available

8-5-13 - High Plains Journal
K-State Research and Extension has posted two new agriculture-related publications online that are available free to the public.


Food scientists urge safe food preservation

8-1-13 - Farm & Dairy - Karen Blakeslee
Seasonal fruits and vegetables typically cost less, so it’s easy to understand why cost-conscious consumers are embracing home food preservation.


New Wheat Publications Available

8-1-13 - KTIC Radio
K-State Research and Extension has posted two new agriculture-related publications online that are available free to the public.
 

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