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Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

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What’s in a name? Finding a fit for the cattle pot

"The consensus is that most vehicles are female. I had no clue that we had Susie, Margie and Hattie on the ranch until this conversation came about." Read more

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Looking at water management in a different way

A California company, with offices in Nebraska, is changing the way growers look at irrigation – literally. Read more

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Excited Nebraska, Kansas FFA students heading to nationals

We caught up with some Nebraska and Kansas FFA students as they prepare to head to the National FFA Convention later this month.  Read more

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Country school sweethearts

A group of young children of various ages stand outside their country school building. Read more

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Seward FFA raises the bar for ag excellence

The Seward FFA Chapter is kicking off fall with a few civic service ideas. Third-year Advisor Emilia Brozek and first-year ag ed teacher Je… Read more

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Toxic tastes: Drought conditions can increase nitrate levels in forage, putting cattle at risk

Drought stress can make things rough on corn and soybean producers, but it doesn’t mean livestock producers are out of the woods when things get dry. Nitrate toxicity in forages becomes a potential threat to livestock as drought stress increases.  Read more

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Treasured, preserved farm machinery a big draw at auctions

Almost any farm equipment with low hours will sell very well at auctions these days. Read more

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John Deere without 10K workers in midst of strike

Deere & Co. workers are officially on strike. The strike affects factories in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas. Read more

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Wind makes for challenging cane harvest

"The tonnage was fairly good, but we might have to put up a fence and graze some cows to get up the rest." Read more

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Calling rural veterinarians

Grads from the veterinary program are almost assured of a solid job. New graduate employment is 98% at Kansas State University. The state, like others in the Midwest, is working to address a rural vet shortage.  Read more

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Raymond Central FFA emphasizes appreciation to community

The 53 members of the Raymond Central FFA Chapter have decided to focus their efforts this year on giving back to the community, which has … Read more

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Feedout programs provide cattlemen with real-world experience

As two of the industry’s leading educational opportunities, the American Hereford Association (AHA) feedout programs offer participants an … Read more

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