MANHATTAN — All cattle and calves in Kansas as of Jan. 1, 2020, totaled 6.45 million head, up 1 percent from Jan. 1, 2019, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

MANHATTAN — All sheep and lamb inventory in Kansas on Jan. 1, 2020, totaled 73,000 head, up 1,000 from last year, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The pre-show dinner at this year’s Golden Globes may have featured a “plant-based feast,” but it came with a side of red meat for those who believe the people who grow and raise our food are a driving force in climate change. As with most things in Hollywood, truth was sacrificed for the story.

We have flipped the calendar to a new year, and that also means the “silly season” of politics is starting in earnest. This year promises to be an even sillier year than most because of state and national elections. More than just about any year I can remember, there is more at stake for our…

A few days after Christmas my husband came home with a sack from the local grocery store. In the bag was a combination of noise makers, paper eyeglasses and crowns. All items had 2020 somewhere on them.

In the eastern half of Kansas, the majority of Tallgrass Prairie was tilled under years ago for productive farming. Many of the remaining acres have been planted to introduce grass species like smooth brome and tall fescue.

Ann McCort and her family members realize the importance of properly maintaining farmland and keeping it in the family.

PAOLA — Miami County Conservation District’s 74th annual meeting and dinner will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Paola High School, located at 401 Angela St. in Paola.

As Miami County Conservation District enters its 75th year, the green buffer between our rural county and the expanding KC-metro continues to shrink.

You have read all the articles on soil health and you know how important it is. You have decided you want to try and plant cover crops, but where do you go to get started?

Almost 15 years ago, I gave what would be one of the most important speeches of my career at the National FFA Convention. I agonized over creating the right message in hopes of making a lasting impact.

In anticipation of calving season, K-State’s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, along with K-State Research and Extension faculty and staff, are planning a series of calving schools to help boost producers’ chances of a successful year.

About a decade ago, I moved to the small town where I plan to spend the rest of my life. Excitement filled me, and I rushed to join the community and put down some roots.

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.43 million cattle on feed on Dec. 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.