posted on June 7, 2013 at 4:13 PM
A Kansas farmer has sued seed giant Monsanto over last week's discovery of genetically engineered experimental wheat in an 80-acre field in Oregon, claiming the company's gross negligence hurt U.S. growers by driving down wheat prices and...
posted on May 31, 2013 at 7:08 PM
Inclement weather systems continue to pound parts of the Midwest and Southern Plains
posted on December 14, 2012 at 5:08 PM
The new program will allow irrigators to use more water during drought years and manage their water rights over five years.
posted on October 26, 2012 at 12:45 PM
USDA in its weekly crop report says that while 81 percent of the crop had been planted, only half of it has broken through the soil to show signs of life.
posted on August 31, 2012 at 3:51 PM
The Kansas prairie is well known for its fields of wheat, soybeans and irrigation rigs.
Tucked into the central part of the sunflower state near Assaria, is a farmstead known around the world.
Well, the world-wide web, that is.
posted on August 3, 2012 at 6:52 PM
The Great Drought of 2012 tightened its grip on America this week as more than half of the continental United States have been declared disaster areas by USDA, mainly due to drought and excessive heat.
posted on August 3, 2012 at 2:56 PM
By The Associated Press
Major bills that Congress has left unfinished as it prepares to leave at the end of the week for its August recess:
FARM AND FOOD PROGRAMS:
The Senate in June and the House Agriculture Committee in July passed similar...
posted on August 3, 2012 at 2:54 PM
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Kansas has launched a cost-sharing program to help farmers and ranchers increase water supplies for livestock as the state remains in severe drought.
The State Conservation Commission voted this week to spend $500,000 from existing...
posted on July 13, 2012 at 7:26 PM
Much of the Kansas corn crop looks healthy, green and tall -- even sporting a tassel. A casual observer might believe all is fine, but a closer inspection reveals a different tale.
posted on May 11, 2012 at 6:43 PM
A South Dakota beef company says it plans to close processing plants in three states because of the controversy surrounding a product critics call "pink slime."
posted on April 13, 2012 at 3:42 PM
MANHATTAN, Kan. — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday that construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility near Kansas State University should move forward and not be considered a "parochial" issue relevant only to...
posted on March 9, 2012 at 5:02 PM
TOPEKA, Kan. — Gov. Sam Brownback signed new water laws Monday, challenging Kansas farmers and ranchers to use them to conserve the resource for future generations.The Republican governor said during a signing ceremony in Garden City that...
posted on November 4, 2011 at 4:07 PM
TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) - Kansas is taking aim at childhood obesity with new grants totally nearly $350,000.
The state Education Department says the money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be used to promote healthy eating and exercise...
posted on June 25, 2010 at 7:06 PM
WICHITA, Kan (AP) -- Dismal prices at country elevators that still have much of last season's crop left in storage have put a damper on this year's winter wheat harvest in Kansas.
posted on April 16, 2010 at 5:04 PM
TOPEKA (AP) — A proposal by Kansas Agriculture Secretary Josh Svaty to increase water conservation across the state appears to have run out of steam.