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"In the News" May 2013 Archive



Kansas Ag Mediation Services available to help producers, lenders

5-31-13 - Free News Pos -  Forrest Buhler
On the face of it, the drought and late freeze in Kansas have been plenty hard enough, but the difficulties don’t end with smaller yields and lack of forage.


K-State Research and Extension Hires 13 Students As Interns

5-27-13 - Kansas Farmer - Stacey Warner
Interns will assist K-State Research and Extension professionals in offices across the state this summer.


Plains storms cause minor harm to Oklahoma/Kansas wheat

5-21-13 - Drovers Cattle Network - Jim Shroyer
Tornadoes, high winds, rain and hail that cut a swath across the midsection of the United States on Sunday and Monday did only minimal harm to the winter wheat crop in top producers Kansas and Oklahoma, agricultural experts said.


Food Pro Offers Tips to Save on Groceries

5-21-13 - Gardner Edge - Mary Meck Higgins
While some express concern about rising food prices, others are unaware of how much they spend on food.
 

K-State ag economist launches 'Focused on Grains' blog
5-20-13 - High Plains Journal - Dan O'Brien
By the very nature of his work as an Extension agricultural economist, Kansas State University’s Dan O’Brien is used to reaching out to farmers, agribusinesses and others with the latest research-based information pertaining to grain market analysis.


KARL training ends on high point
5-20-13 - High Plains Journal - April Mason
A month after reaching the Andean mountaintop village of Patabamba, Peru, at 15,000 feet and Machu Picchu at 8,000 feet, a class of 30 agriculture leaders hit another milestone—graduation.


Wells Dry, Fertile Plains Turn to Dust

5-19-13 - NY Times - Bill Golden
Forty-nine years ago, Ashley Yost’s grandfather sank a well deep into a half-mile square of rich Kansas farmland. He struck an artery of water so prodigious that he could pump 1,600 gallons to the surface every minute.


Experts optimistic about wheat crop
5-18-13 - Pratt Tribune - Jim Shroyer
Hopeful was the word from Kansas State University Extension Crops and Soils Specialist Jim Shroyer as he evaluated wheat at the Extension wheat test plot on the David and Jesse Blasi Farm Thursday afternoon.


K-State animal sciences faculty member honored

5-17-13 - Drovers Cattle Network - Terry Houser
Kansas State University faculty member, Terry Houser, has been named a recipient of the American Meat Science Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award. He will be honored at the AMSA’s Reciprocal Meat Conference June 18 in Auburn, Ala.


Grant aimed at helping improve cattle resiliency

5-17-13 - Hutchinson News - Chuck Rice
Kansas State University scientists are part of a multistate partnership receiving a $9.6 million, five-year grant to find ways for cattle producers to adapt to climate extremes in their grazing operations.


K-State recognizes ‘Top Hands’ at 2013 Cattle Feeders College

5-16-13 - Drovers Cattle Network - Justin Waggoner
Kansas State University, in cooperation with Merck Animal Health, recognized Jesus (Jessie) Ramirez, Dean Patterson and Scott Plankenhorn as recipients of the “Top Hand” awards at the 2013 K-State Cattle Feeders College held May 9 in Scott City, Kansas.


K-State scientists to study cattle grazing

5-15-13 - Wichita Eagle
Scientists at Kansas State University will take part in a $9.6 million grant-funded study to research how to continue successful cattle grazing in spite of future climate changes, the university said in a statement released this week.


Kansas farmers take a chance on canola

5-14-13 - KWCH TV - Mike Stamm
As you stare into the wheat fields near Andale, there's a different crop that catches the eye.


K-State part of group receiving $9.6 million federal grant to study cattle grazing systems

5-13-13 - Kansas City Star - Peter Tomlinson
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $9.6 million grant to a group that includes Kansas State University for the purpose of researching the impact of climate changes on cattle grazing.


Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/05/13/4233217/k-state-part-of-group-receiving.html#storylink=cpy


Agribusiness offers leadership opportunities for women

5-13-13 - High Plains Journal - Vincent Amanor-Boadu
A Kansas State University agricultural economist is optimistic about agriculture, which, he claims, “is the only business that will not go out of business.”


K-State Ag Economist Launches Blog

5-13-13 - KTIC Radio - Dan O'Brien
By the very nature of his work as an extension agricultural economist, Kansas State University's Dan O'Brien is used to reaching out to farmers, agri-businesses and others with the latest research-based information pertaining to grain market analysis.


Winter canola has potential to weather the freeze

5-13-13 - High Plains Journal - Mike Stamm
With five hard freezes going through the prime winter canola growing region in five weeks, some first-time growers were concerned about the crop.


Ag minute: Spring Crops Field Day Planned May 22 in Southeast Kansas

5-3-13 - McPherson Sentinel - Lyle Lomas
Wheat and corn production will take center stage at the Kansas State University Southeast Agricultural Research Center’s Spring Crops Field Day, Wednesday, May 22 near Parsons.


Tokach receives honor at K-State

5-3-13 - Abilene Reflector-Chronicle - Mike Tokach
Dr. Mike Tokach has been named University Distinguished Professor at Kansas State University.


KSU Research Team Using USDA Grant to Help Stop Wheat Blast

5-2-13 - Kansas Farmer - Barbara Valent
So far, the deadly pathogen known as wheat blast has not been found outside South America and a Kansas State University researcher and her team of colleagues want to make sure that it doesn't get a chance to wreak the havoc in North America that it has south of the equator.


Team comparing genetics of ancient and modern wheat
5-2-13 - Ag Professional - Eduard Akhunov
Eduard Akhunov knows that sometimes, in order to prepare for the future, we need to study the past.


KSU Scientists Awarded $5.5 Million for Wheat and Rice Blast Research

5-2-13 - Crop Biotech Update - Barbara Valent
USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture through the 2012 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative's Food Security program awarded US$ 5.5 million to Kansas State University research team led by Barbara Valent.


International Team Develops Physical Map of Wheat's Wild Ancestor

5-2-13 - Crop Biotech Update - Bikram Gill
An international team led by Kansas University Professor Bikram Gill have developed a physical map of wheat's wild ancestor Aegilops tauschii, more commonly known as goatgrass.


Kansas State University Researcher Leads International Team Comparing Genetic Code of Ancient and Modern Wheat Cultivars
- 5-2-13 - Rural Messenger - Eduard Akhunov
Eduard Akhunov knows that sometimes, in order to prepare for the future, we need to study the past.


April freezes in Kansas cause damage to wheat tillers, lower stems

5-1-13 - Midwest Producer - Jim Shroyer
The repeated hard freezes in Kansas are taking a toll on some of the wheat furthest along in development, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist.


K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Elaine Edwards
elainee@ksu.edu
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