Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services
Upcoming Events
The Beef Cattle Institute and the Kansas Beef Council will host four advanced beef cattle care and health training sessions at locations throughout Kansas during the beginning of October.
 
Farms in northeast Kansas open their operations to the public during Oct. 4-5.
 
The financial community gathers for updates on agricultural topics at Garden City on Oct. 7 or Manhattan on Oct. 8.
 
Oct. 8-9 in Stillwater, OK.
 
Oct. 15 in Wells.
 
Participants will learn about alley-cropping at Buchanan's Tree Farm near Valley Falls on Oct. 16.
 
Oct. 29 in Minneapolis.
 
News Impacting Kansas Agriculture
DOSWELL, V.A., Sept. 29, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the award of over $52 million in support of the growing organic industry and local and regional food systems through five U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant programs. The Secretary made the announcement during an event with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and local farmers at the Virginia State Fair. Read more...
 
MANHATTAN, K.S., Sept. 29, 2014 – Farmers interested in planting cover crops to improve soil health now have an updated and expanded resource in the second edition of the Midwest Cover Crops Field Guide.
 
The pocket guide, released Sept. 22, was produced by Purdue University and the Midwest Cover Crops Council, with input from DeAnn Presley, K-State soil management specialist; Peter Tomlinson, K-State environmental quality specialist; and other agronomists in the Midwest. Read more...
 
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled highly anticipated new programs to help farmers better manage risk, ushering in one of the most significant reforms to U.S. farm programs in decades. Read more...
 
MANHATTAN, K.S., Sept. 25, 2014 – The name of the disease is somewhat misleading. Although symptoms of this problematic virus—bovine viral diarrhea, or BVD—in beef herds include respiratory disease, and of course, diarrhea, it can lead to even greater problems for beef producers. Read more...
 
MANHATTAN, K.S., Sept. 24, 2014 – The deadline to insure the 2015 winter wheat crop is Sept. 30, and as producers consider their coverage, they might also want to enroll in the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) made possible by the 2014 Farm Bill. Read more...
 
MANHATTAN, K.S., Sept. 22, 2014  Often times a conservation practice can look great on paper but real-world implementation can be a struggle. Each piece of land is unique with it’s own set of problems that need to be addressed to meet it’s needs, which is why innovation is so important to managing woodlands. Read more...
 
MANHATTAN, K.S., Sept. 19, 2014 – From time to time over the past few months it seemed like fall was trying to crowd out summer, and now it’s a little more serious. The latest cold snap may have been enough to impact grain filling and test weight for Kansas’ summer row crops, especially sorghum and soybeans, according to a Kansas State University agronomist. Read more...
 
MANHATTAN,  K.S., Sept. 18, 2014 – The growing importance of wheat production from Black Sea-area countries Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan on the world market has Daniel O’Brien keeping a close watch on geopolitical events there – and he’s encouraging U.S. wheat producers to do the same. Read more...