farming http://kmuw.org en Cattle and Wheat In Frigid Conditions Concerns Kansas Ranchers And Farmers http://kmuw.org/post/cattle-and-wheat-frigid-conditions-concerns-kansas-ranchers-and-farmers <p>Kansas farmers are coping with frigid conditions as they look after cattle herds.</p><p>Most Kansas ranchers have not begun calving yet. But the lack of snow on the ground means cattle can stay dry and better weather the subzero weather.</p><p>It also means there is little protective cover for exposed winter wheat crops. It will be spring before farmers know the full extent of freeze damage.</p><p>The National Weather Service says Garden City and Cottonwood Falls had the state's lowest temperatures early Monday at minus 12 degrees.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 15:41:52 +0000 Associated Press 28587 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Farmer Files Suit Against Monsanto http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-farmer-files-suit-against-monsanto <p>A Kansas farmer has sued seed giant Monsanto over the discovery of genetically engineered experimental wheat.<br><br>Elkhart wheat grower Ernest Barnes filed the suit.<br><br>It alleges that when people heard about the unapproved wheat in an Oregon field last week, the news drove down wheat futures prices and caused a backlash from some international markets, which suspended certain imports.<br><br>The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.<br> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 11:26:33 +0000 Associated Press 18355 at http://kmuw.org Dourght Slows Farm Income Growth Down In First Quarter http://kmuw.org/post/dourght-slows-farm-income-growth-down-first-quarter <p>The Federal Reserve says farm income growth slowed across the Plains and western states in the first quarter, as costs increased and the drought lingered.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bankers expect farm income to weaken further in the region during the second quarter.</span></p> Thu, 16 May 2013 11:29:43 +0000 Associated Press 17320 at http://kmuw.org 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 Moran Hoping To Protect Crop Insurance Subsidies http://kmuw.org/post/moran-hoping-protect-crop-insurance-subsidies <p>Kansas Senator Jerry Moran says the next federal farm bill is likely to cut back or eliminate some farm subsidies. The Republican from Manhattan says that while many lawmakers are focused on cutting spending, he's hoping to protect money allocated to support the federal crop insurance program.</p><p>Moran says that Kansas farmers' need for crop insurance has been shown in recent years, with drought and late spring freezes among the challenges they've been facing.</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 20:47:48 +0000 Stephen Koranda 16558 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 More Study Sought For Kansas Corporate Farming Laws http://kmuw.org/post/more-study-sought-kansas-corporate-farming-laws <p>Kansas lawmakers have decided they need more information before making changes to the state's laws that restrict corporate farming.</p><p></p><p>A House committee decided Friday to have a judicial council review the corporate farming statute. A Senate committee, meanwhile, called for a review of the law before the 2014 legislative session.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:16:44 +0000 Associated Press 14641 at http://kmuw.org More Study Sought For Kansas Corporate Farming Laws Top Morning News 3.25.13 (UPDATED) http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-32513-updated <p><strong><em>Updated 9:30 AM</em></strong></p><p><em>The Kansas House and Senate will negotiate differences in their budget proposals; Pilot program for Kansas school districts under consideration; Lawmakers need more information on corporate farming law; Delaware tribe may more headquarters to Kan.</em></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Delaware Tribe May Move Headquarters to&nbsp;Kan.</strong></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:24:08 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 14642 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 3.25.13 (UPDATED) Legislators Want Corporate Farming Review http://kmuw.org/post/legislators-want-corporate-farming-review <p>Kansas lawmakers have decided they need more information before making changes to the state's laws that restrict corporate farming. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:45:44 +0000 Associated Press 14589 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 01.08.12 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-010812 <p><em>Legislators worried about the drop in state revenue; Bills have already be introduced for the 2013 legislative session; State warns about Kansas-caught fish consumption.</em></p><p><strong>KS Legislators Warn About Drop In State Revenue</strong></p><p>Democrats in the Kansas House say legislators have been warned that Governor Sam Brownback's tax cuts are likely to mean there's less cash to go around.</p><p><a href="http://kmuw.org/post/ks-legislators-warn-about-drop-state-revenue">More...</a></p><p><strong>Bills Coming In For 2013 Legislative Session</strong></p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:33:10 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 10893 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 01.08.12