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The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry program, Ag in the Classroom, recently held their statewide summer conference for educators at the Gordon Cooper Technology Center in Shawnee.

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Walking down the aisle of a barn has been all the rage in recent years. Brides looking for a rustic or country feel have been setting their sights on aged barn wood to contrast their wedding white and the venue owners have had fully booked weekends because of it. 

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Lindsay Corporation, Omaha, Nebraska, a global manufacturer and distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology, and Nutrien Ag Solutions, the retail division of Nutrien Ltd., a leading provider of crop inputs and services, have announced a partnership that will enable …

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We warn our kids about drinking and driving, talking to strangers online and to never play with matches, but dangers often overlooked are the hazards posed by agriculture equipment and tasks on the farm.

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A hopyard has been constructed; hops have been planted and begun climbing support ropes. This is the first year that hops are growing on the Farmfest grounds. The show kicks off Aug. 6 at the Gilfillan Estate in Morgan, Minnesota. The yard features two hop varieties—Cascade and Centennial—an…

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The Colorado Department of Agriculture recently announced the first businesses chosen for the new Agricultural Workforce Development Program, which provides financial incentives to agricultural businesses, including farms and ranches, to hire paid interns.

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David Montgomery, nationally acclaimed author of the book “Growing a Revolution: Bringing our Soil Back to Life” will be the headline speaker of the next Central Oklahoma Soil Health Seminar to be held Aug. 9 at the Redlands Community College Darlington Ag Campus at El Reno, Oklahoma. The se…

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The 55th annual meeting of the Kansas–Oklahoma Arkansas River Commission will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 205 SW Frank Phillips Blvd, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, on July 25 at 9:30 a.m. Optional tours of regional interest will be available on July 24. Anyone interested in water-related act…

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Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue designated five Missouri counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt and Ray counties who suffered losses caused by recent excessive rainfall and flooding may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Servi…

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With the record-breaking rainfall this spring, it is not surprising some wildlife has been displaced from their regular habitat. While an errant rabbit passing through your yard may not be a big deal, some people are seeing an increase in snakes in their yard and around their house.

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Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig has been selected to serve as the 2019-2020 president of the Midwest Association of State Departments of Agriculture. Naig accepted the position during the association’s recent annual meeting in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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It’s an unassuming cargo container, but it’s the in-line blending technology and engineering inside that is exciting biodiesel supporters in western Kansas.

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The Kansas Department of Agriculture recently hosted two State Trade Expansion Program Grant trade missions to Foro Mascotas Pet Food International in Guadalajara, Mexico, and AGRO 2019 in Kyiv, Ukraine. The trade missions provided Kansas companies an opportunity to showcase and offer their …

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John Deere, Olathe, Kansas, was presented with an AE50 Award for outstanding innovations that improve production agriculture by the American Society of Agricultureal and Biological Engineers for its 700FD HydraFlex Draper that now comes standard with a dual-position drum. This allows the ope…

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Thirty-six FFA members have been selected to participate in the New Century Farmer conference in Indianapolis. This exclusive, highly competitive program develops young men and women committed to pursuing a career in production agriculture.

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Karen A. Woodrich, Kansas State Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, announced funding to help landowners improve restore, manage, and conserve habitat for Monarch Butterflies on agricultural and tribal lands. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and othe…

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Secretary of Agriculture Mike Beam recently announced that Kelsey Olson has been named assistant secretary of agriculture at the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Olson began serving in the new role on July 1.

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Shur-Co, Yankton, South Dakota, has expanded the SMARTechnology product family with the addition of the Shur-Co Service Truck Power Kit. The kit is an assembled power kit that connects to an existing power supply for quick-disconnect accessories. The power kit utilizes Shur-Co’s patented SMA…

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The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s agricultural advocacy, marketing and outreach team is seeking talented Kansans to serve on the Marketing Advisory Board. The mission of the KDA marketing division is to serve all Kansans through innovative programming and deliver solutions designed to c…

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Kansas Farmers Union and the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Kansas are offering new and aspiring farmers an opportunity to visit nine Kansas and Missouri farms and learn from educators, producers and other experts about topics ranging from on farm food safety to business planning.

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Everyone has probably heard, “Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.” Unfortunately, this is becoming less of an innocent rhyme and more of an annoying adult matter.

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With more than 40 years of service to Texas A&M AgriLife under his hat, Edsel “Ed” Bynum Jr. will no longer be traipsing out to fields across the High Plains and South Plains looking for the latest insects pestering agricultural crops.

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To help save time and stress at county fairs, prepare food entries early and freeze them. Most baked goods freeze well and can still be blue ribbon quality. This includes cookies, yeast and quick breads, and cakes. In her June 13, 2019 “You Asked It!” newsletter, Karen Blakeslee, Kansas Stat…

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released its annual Technology Transfer Report, which highlights innovations from scientists and researchers that are solving problems for farmers, ranchers, foresters and producers; and creating opportunities for American businesses to thrive. Sec…