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Recent Fires In Washington County Keep Crews Busy

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Recent fire calls in Washington County, include a ditch fire July 2nd near Washington in the 1800 block of 20th Road, a baler fire near Linn July 2nd in the 500 block of King Road, a wheat field caught fire near Mahaska July 4th in the 800 block of 29th Road, a grass fire was reported July 4th in Washington ... Read More »

Wheat Harvest Appears To Be In Good Shape

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A late wheat harvest this summer still proved encouraging for area farmers. With a yield average reported at 47-48 bushel per acre, some fields topped 80 bushels. Many spent the Independence Day weekend bringing in the crop, which proved to be of good quality, dry, and with good test weights. Those remaining fields north in southeast Nebraska were tackled this ... Read More »

Kansas Wheat Commission looking for 2 to serve on the board

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The Kansas Wheat Commission is looking for two active wheat farmers to fill at-large positions.  The newly elected commissioners would be on the board for three years beginning in April.  As part of the Commission, they set budget priorities, establish policies and procedures that determine research, education and nutrition priorities, along with learning leadership skills and gain insight on the ... Read More »

2012 Wheat Harvest a bit above average

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The 2012 Wheat harvest was a successful one for most Marshall County producers, as it was slightly above average, despite the dry conditions.  2.3 million bushels of wheat was produced and average 45 bushels per acre.  Timely rains and the early harvest helped the wheat and avoided any heat problems.  Wheat harvest had it’s earliest start ever, beginning in late ... Read More »

Wheat Harvest is Nearly Complete

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  Area elevators report that wheat harvest is nearly complete throughout Kansas.   Beattie Coop reports that wheat harvest is at least 90% complete in Frankfort with yield averaging 40-45 bushel.  Moisture was steady at 11-12 and test weights were running 60-61 pounds.   In Beattie the Coop reports harvest is 95% complete.  According to area farmers yield ran between ... Read More »

Date Changes For Local Events Made

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Several traditional June Events have been postponed until later in the summer. The Frankfort Summerfest will take place on July 2nd, to coincide with the opening of the new Frankfort Swimming Pool. Hanover Fireworks, normally scheduled the last Saturday in June, will be moved to July 23rd to accommodate wheat harvest. Read More »

Harvest Moves North Finally

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It’s been right at a week since the area wheat harvest got underway. A check of the harvest progress in the Beloit and eastern half of Mitchell County areas shows producers have been cutting, but only those with fields south of a line east and west starting about 5-miles south of Beloit. Those with fields north of that line took ... Read More »

River Valley Extension District Wheat Plot Tours – June 2, June 3, June 8 and June 10, 2010

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              K-State Research and Extension – River Valley District in cooperation with area commercial agri-businesses will host a series of wheat varieties plot tours on Wednesday, June 2, Thursday, June 3, Tuesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 10, 2010. These educational plots allow wheat growers to see side by side comparisons with new and standard varieties at varied ... Read More »

CRP General Signup

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The Farm Service Agency is reporting that a general signup is anticipated in late summer in the 2010 Conservation Reserve Program. Consequently, producers with expiring CRP contracts may want to apply for the General Signup to determine whether the existing CRP can be re-enrolled. The FSA is also reporting that producers are inquiring about early land preparation on CRP ground ... Read More »

Harvest Begins Locally

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The Wednesday-Thursday hot-hot weather made a giant impact on the progress of the fledgling wheat harvest in Kansas. #1… It has jolted the anemic effort going on in the South Central part of the state into high gear and #2… The harvest-perfect weather has tempted more than just a handful of local producers to bring in their first tentative loads ... Read More »