agriculture http://kmuw.org en Kan. Corn Crop Projected To Be Considerably Higher Than Last Year http://kmuw.org/post/kan-corn-crop-projected-be-considerably-higher-last-year <p>A new government forecast says Kansas farmers are on track to harvest 38 percent more corn than a year ago.<br><br>The National Agricultural Statistics Service reports the state's corn crop should in at about 525 million bushels.<br><br>Farmers are cutting 4.2 million acres of corn this season, which is up 6 percent from last year. Yields are also far better at 125 bushels per acre. That's 29 bushels an acre more than a year ago.<br><br>The agency also forecasts Kansas will harvest more than twice as much sorghum as last year, and that soybean production will be up by 58 percent.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:44:03 +0000 Associated Press 23386 at http://kmuw.org Rain Brings Needed Relief To Kansas Crops http://kmuw.org/post/rain-brings-needed-relief-kansas-crops <p>A new government report shows recent rain and cooler temperatures are relieving the stress on Kansas farm crops.<br><br>The National Agricultural Statistics Service reports that producers in many areas of central Kansas saw beneficial amounts of rain in the past week.<br><br>Central Kansas had the biggest improvement in topsoil moisture, although eastern and western sections also showed some improvement. Topsoil moisture is still in short supply across 56 percent of Kansas.<br> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:18:44 +0000 Associated Press 21159 at http://kmuw.org Despite Recent Rains, Kansas Crops and Pastures Suffer http://kmuw.org/post/despite-recent-rains-kansas-crops-and-pastures-suffer <p>Spotty rain showers across much of the state this week were too little to improve drought conditions in western Kansas.</p><p><a href="http://www.nass.usda.gov/">The National Agricultural Statistics Service</a> reported Monday that dryland farm crops and pastures are still suffering from lack of rain. The agency said it has received reports of failed corn and sorghum crops in areas missed by the rain, as well as fields damaged by hail or wind.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 18:29:50 +0000 Associated Press 20828 at http://kmuw.org More Ag Manufacturing Jobs Coming To Hesston http://kmuw.org/post/more-ag-manufacturing-jobs-coming-hesston <p></p><p><a href="http://gvlpolymers.com/">GVL Polymers Inc</a>., will soon open a plant in Kansas, just north of Newton.&nbsp;</p><p>The company plans to build a 50,000-square-foot facility in Hesston and says it will employ more than 20 full-time workers within its first year. GVL's main plant and headquarters are in Litchfield, Minn., where it employees 40 people. The Hesston location will be the company's second plant.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 17:20:35 +0000 Kate Clause 19483 at http://kmuw.org More Ag Manufacturing Jobs Coming To Hesston Kansas Wheat Tour Forecasts Smaller Harvest Than 2012, But Larger than 2011 http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-wheat-tour-forecasts-smaller-harvest-2012-larger-2011 <p>Participants in the Kansas wheat quality tour have forecast the state will harvest 313 million bushels despite drought and freezes.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 11:32:28 +0000 Associated Press 16643 at http://kmuw.org Warmer Temperatures Needed To Assess Wheat Damage http://kmuw.org/post/warmer-temperatures-needed-assess-wheat-damage <p></p><p>A new report says warmer temperatures are needed before Kansas farmers can assess the freeze damage to their winter wheat crop. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Associated Press 16060 at http://kmuw.org Kan. Farmers Welcome Rain, Start Planting Spring Crops http://kmuw.org/post/kan-farmers-welcome-rain-start-planting-spring-crops <p>Kansas farmers are getting ready to seed their spring crops, with a few fields of corn already planted in eastern sections.</p><p>The latest report by the Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service also said spring calving is nearly finished in the state. Livestock producers are still worried about having enough stock water.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Supplies are reported as "adequate" in just 36 percent of Kansas.</span></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:22:46 +0000 Associated Press 15379 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 4.9.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-4913 <p><em>&nbsp;Kansas budget still not set as lawmakers take a break from the Statehouse; The Kansas Board of Education is set to adopt new history standards; Rain helps crops a little as spring planting begins.</em></p><p><strong>Kan. 2014 Budget In Flux As Lawmakers Adjourn</strong></p><p>Kansas legislators left for their month-long break without finalizing the state's $14 billion budget.</p><p><a href="http://kmuw.org/post/kan-2014-budget-flux-lawmakers-adjourn">More...</a></p><p><strong>Kan. Ed Board Set To Approve History Standards</strong></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:19:26 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 15378 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 4.9.13 Top Morning News 3.29.13 (UPDATED) http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-32913-updated <p><strong><em>&nbsp;Updated 8:45 AM</em></strong></p><p><em>Kansas farmers planting differently due to drought; Gov. Brownback says gay marriage issue is settled in Kansas; Pizza Hut promises free pizza if the Shockers win the NCAA title; Kansas students to participate in Geographic Bee. </em></p><p><strong>Kan. Farmers Plan To Sow Less Corn, More Sorghum</strong></p><p>Kansas farmers are planting fewer acres of thirsty crops like corn and soybeans this spring and more of drought-tolerant crops like sorghum.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 10:25:30 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 14902 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 3.29.13 (UPDATED) Top Morning News 3.26.13 (UPDATED) http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-32613-updated <p><em><strong>Updated 19:15 am</strong></em></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Cowley College names three finalists for new President; Bill would change how court docket fees are spent; Scholarship legislation fails in Kansas House; Dogfighting ring busted in Kansas.</em></p><p><strong>Three Finalists for Cowley College President</strong></p><p>Three finalists have been chosen in the search for a new president for Cowley County Community College in Ark City:&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:11:40 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 14703 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 3.26.13 (UPDATED)