cattle grazing http://kmuw.org en Agriculture Dept. To Allow Emergency Haying And Grazing In 44 Counties http://kmuw.org/post/agriculture-dept-allow-emergency-haying-and-grazing-44-counties <p>The Agriculture Department is allowing emergency haying and grazing on Conservation Reserve Program acreage in 44 Kansas counties.</p><p>The drought has depleted hay supplies and affected the growth of hay and pasture in parts of Kansas.</p><p>An official with the Kansas Farm Service Agency says many producers cannot maintain their current herds without the emergency measure.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:30:45 +0000 Associated Press 37671 at http://kmuw.org Ranch Tour Will Focus On Drought, Cattle Grazing http://kmuw.org/post/ranch-tour-will-focus-drought-cattle-grazing <p>Kansas farm groups will host a ranch tour next month, focusing on drought and how to best manage resources in the upcoming grazing season.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The tour will take place on May 11 at the Ted Alexander Ranch, 19 miles west of Medicine Lodge.</span><br><br>The Alexander ranch covers 7,000 acres in the heart of the Red Hills in Barber County. The operation typically stocks between 500 and 700 cow-calf pairs or 2,500 yearlings on a rotational grazing method.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 11:43:58 +0000 Associated Press 16263 at http://kmuw.org