The outpouring of those wanting to help has been overwhelming. Friends helping friends. Neighbors helping neighbors. Everyone in the community and from across the country pitching in.
National Ag Week is March 19-25. This is a time to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by this nation’s farmers and ranchers.
Farmers work hard to safely apply pesticides within guidelines set by the federal government and manufacturers.
Spend time with a herd of cows and you’ll soon discover they are indeed spiritual beings. They live their entire lives in service to mankind.
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.