Today, farmers, stockmen and landowners continue to use fire as a range management tool while maintaining the economic viability of the Flint Hills.
Across this country consumers believe farmers are important. When people take the time to think about their importance, most agree farmers feed everyone. They’ll tell you there isn’t anybody who doesn’t need farmers.
“I’m still hoping for some favorable spring weather with timely moisture that will help our state’s wheat crop recover,” says Jim Sipes, Stanton County farmer.
The future of U.S. agriculture is tied to our competitiveness in world trade. Our country must become more aggressive and assume its leadership role in trade negotiations.
A farmer recently summed up the economic downturn in agriculture this way, "Times are tough, but I keep my perspective and look ahead -- my farm family and livelihood are at stake."
Kansas agriculture is proud to be part of this rich rural heritage of putting food on people’s plates and helping feed the world. This state’s farmers and ranchers wish our Wheat State a happy birthday on Jan. 29.
The struggle to maintain our freedoms and safeguard our property continues. We must persevere.
This year I’ve decided to do something different. I’ve compiled a list of “lesser” resolutions – some things I believe I can accomplish in 2017. Here’s what I will try to work into my new year.....
During inclement weather drive safely and know your limitations. Remember, if you must take a chance that could result in an accident or worse, “Stay off the road.”
Most of us have a few good friends. During this Christmas season, be thankful for them. Don’t forget them during this magical time of the year. If you can’t stop by to see them, call them or drop them a text or e-mail message.