The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 34th annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.91, or less than $5.00 per person. This is a 1-cent increase from last year’s average of $48.90. Read more
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Fairbank Equipment is showcasing the SureFire QuickDraw trailer at the 66th Annual 3i SHOW March 19 to 21, 2020, with on-demand demonstrations. Don’t miss this crowd-pleasing spray tender demonstration being held in exhibit spaces I-249-251 on the concrete side of the Western State Bank Expo Center in Dodge City.
Wheat is a resilient crop, thanks in part to the cutting-edge genetics that modern varieties have, but even the hardiest of plants need a rain every now and then. At the November 19th meeting of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers, board members from across the state reported on current …
Farmers and Ranchers Livestock Commission, Salina, Kansas, reported receipts of 4,362 head selling on Nov. 14, compared to 3,932 selling a week ago, according to the USDA-Kansas Department of Agriculture Market News, Dodge City, Kansas.
I was scrolling through Twitter recently and the tweet at the top happened to be from a farmer in southwest Kansas. To the effect it said, "No farm or land is worth your family. Get a job, file bankruptcy if you have to. Don't do this to your loved ones. There IS life after farming." He shared a link to a Washington Post article about calls to suicide hotlines around the country are rising.
I had driven quite a few hours the days preceding this trip to Claremore and battled heavy rainfall, flooding and nearly hitting a deer the night before. I was sore and achy from sitting in a car, tired from the late night before and early morning on the road, but driving up to conduct an interview in a place like A Bar Ranch never fails to give me a jolt of energy and I forget about the c…