Farm Factor

About Farm Factorfarmfactorsmall Every week ag related stories capture the headlines.  AG am in Kansas now has a reporter dedicated to tell the story behind the headlines.  Jamie Bloom hosts and Duane Toews and Kyle Bauer with KFRM Radio interview ag leaders and policy makers and then follows up with Kansas farmers and ranchers who explain how the issues affect their families and operations.
Plain Talk with Kyle Bauer and Duane Toews Hi, this is Kyle Bauer with Plain Talk with Duane Toews. (Duane Toews) Kyle Bauer, your Fact or Fiction question today, it’ll be interesting to see your response, 1 in 12 Americans alphabetize their spice rack. Fact or Fiction? (Kyle) All right. I’m fairly limited in my exposure to someone’s spice rack…..click link for more.
Kenn Goyen with Ebbs and Flows of Cotton I have the opportunity to visit with Kent Goyen. Kent is the president of the Kansas Cotton Association. Kent, cotton is relatively new to the state of Kansas, but you’ve got a few years under your belt….click link for more.
Mike Stamm talks about Canola It’s been 11 years, believe it or not. I never would’ve thought I would be working with a crop like canola, but, I’ll tell you what, it’s been a lot of fun....click link for more.
Soybean Update (Donnell Rehagen) This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Donnell Rehagen, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board is joining us. Donnell as we end 2016 into 2017 several things to talk about…...click link for more.
USDA’s Current Carcass Yield-Grading System Yield grade. Every day cattle are valued on it, but few know its history. A 1960 study of 160 carcasses serves as the basis for the industry-wide equation….click link for more.
Plain Talk with Kyle Bauer and Duane Toews Hi, this is Kyle Bauer with Plain Talk with the complaining Duane Toews. (Duane Toews) I’m not complaining. (Kyle) You complain that I talk too many facts and figures. I’m too much of a numbers person. That I’m a — (Duane) You are a numbers person! Something a little more fun for your Fact or Fiction….click link for more.
Farm Bureau Update Featuring Virginia Nigh AFBF, along with U.S. House representatives, is urging the administration to remain firm in its efforts to see China establish a transparent, predictable and practical approach to approving biotechnology traits for import….click link for more.
Soybean Update featuring Steve Swaffar This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers....click link for more.
Josh Roe With Speciality Livestock Info Hi, this is Kyle Bauer. I have the opportunity to visit with Josh Roe; he’s Assistant Secretary of Agriculture in Kansas. Josh, let’s talk about Specialty Agriculture across the state of Kansas. Of course, everyone thinks about cattle, and hogs, and chickens, and turkey, but there’s another industry of Specialty Livestock out there…..click link for more.
KFB with Mark Kay Thatcher AFBF Senior Director of Congressional Relations, Mary Kay Thatcher, says now is the time to consider and recommend Farm Bill policies…..click link for more.
Matt Perrier and the Importance of the Cattle Industry Hi, this is Kyle Bauer. I have the opportunity to visit Matt Perrier with Dalebanks Angus. He was presenter today talking about the Beef Industry in the State of Kansas, why the Beef Industry is important or is it important?….click link for more.
Sharon Schwartz, Retiring Legislator  And you were very involved in leadership and farm organizations prior to that. (Sharon) That’s true. d contiportant for our livelihoods. Everyone’s livelihoods, not only agriculture but for the state and for the citizens. Everybody has to have water to survive. …..click link for more.
Soybean Update with John Heisdorffer We’re in over 70 different countries, and we make a preference for US soybeans in those countries, because there’s always other countries trying to sell, China, Vietnam, those different countries, but we talk to our customers and make a preference. We do not sell; we make a preference for US soybeans….click link for more.
Kenn Goyen with Ebbs and Flows of Cotton I have the opportunity to visit with Kent Goyen. Kent is the president of the Kansas Cotton Association. Kent, cotton is relatively new to the state of Kansas, but you’ve got a few years under your belt….click link for more.
Mike Stamm talks about Canola It’s been 11 years, believe it or not. I never would’ve thought I would be working with a crop like canola, but, I’ll tell you what, it’s been a lot of fun....click link for more.
Soybean Update (Donnell Rehagen) This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Donnell Rehagen, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board is joining us. Donnell as we end 2016 into 2017 several things to talk about…...click link for more.
USDA’s Current Carcass Yield-Grading System Yield grade. Every day cattle are valued on it, but few know its history. A 1960 study of 160 carcasses serves as the basis for the industry-wide equation….click link for more.
Plain Talk with Kyle Bauer and Duane Toews Hi, this is Kyle Bauer with Plain Talk with the complaining Duane Toews. (Duane Toews) I’m not complaining. (Kyle) You complain that I talk too many facts and figures. I’m too much of a numbers person. That I’m a — (Duane) You are a numbers person! Something a little more fun for your Fact or Fiction….click link for more.
Farm Bureau Update Featuring Virginia Nigh AFBF, along with U.S. House representatives, is urging the administration to remain firm in its efforts to see China establish a transparent, predictable and practical approach to approving biotechnology traits for import….click link for more.
Soybean Update featuring Steve Swaffar This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers....click link for more.
Josh Roe With Speciality Livestock Info Hi, this is Kyle Bauer. I have the opportunity to visit with Josh Roe; he’s Assistant Secretary of Agriculture in Kansas. Josh, let’s talk about Specialty Agriculture across the state of Kansas. Of course, everyone thinks about cattle, and hogs, and chickens, and turkey, but there’s another industry of Specialty Livestock out there…..click link for more.
John Duff, Chief Economist for the National Sorghum Producers Hi, this is Kyle Bauer. I have the opportunity to visit with John Duff. He’s with National Sorghum Producers and he is the Strategic Business Director. John, what does Strategic Business Director mean? (John Duff) I’m the Chief Economist for National Sorghum Producers…..click link for more.
Farm Bureau Update featuring RJ Karney Drone users must abide by specific FAA regulations under a rule announced in August. That’s why the American Farm Bureau Federation and the FAA teamed up to host a webinar to educate farmers on the rule last week. AFBF’s RJ Karney says the webinar is part of the FAA’s outreach to drone users….click link for more.
Soybean Update featuring Nick Streff This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Nick Streff, Deputy Director of USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service, Northern Plains office, joins us…..click link for more.
Plain Talk about Middle Names You know what’s interesting- (Kyle) That B Toews over there. (Duane) Yes, sometimes. Our middle daughter, her middle name eludes me at the moment, which is really embarrassing. (Kyle) We won’t tell her. (Duane) It’s Dawn. ..click link for more.
Dr. Dale Blasi and the Importance of K-State’s Stocker Unit Hi, this is Kyle Bauer. Have the opportunity to visit with Dale Blasi. Dale is with Kansas State University and specifically today I want to talk about the Stocker Unit that Kansas State has. I think a lot of people don’t realize the resource that lies just outside of Manhattan with this facility…..click link for more.
K-State’s Stocker Unit Facilities Manager Bill Hollenbeck  Sure. I manage the facilities, but all the day-to-day operations too. (Kyle) I’d like to visit today about the changes that have gone on here at the Stocker Unit. Every time I’m out here, significant facilities changes, can you bring us up to speed on that and maybe where you’re going?….click link for more.
Plain Talk with Kyle Bauer and Duane Toews Hi, this is Kyle Bauer with Plain Talk with Duane Toews. (Duane Toews) Kyle Bauer, your Fact or Fiction question today, it’ll be interesting to see your response, 1 in 12 Americans alphabetize their spice rack. Fact or Fiction? (Kyle) All right. I’m fairly limited in my exposure to someone’s spice rack…..click link for more.
Dr. Steve Henry Updates us on the Kansas Swine Industry Hi, this is Kyle Bauer. I have the opportunity to visit with Steve Henry, Dr. Steve Henry, a veterinarian from Abilene, longtime practice in the area that has specialized in swine…..click link for more.
Soybean Update featuring Jodi Oleen This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers....click link for more.
Okay Producer Kurt Maurath Discusses Soybeans  Hi, this is Kyle Bauer from Manhattan. I have the opportunity to visit with Kurt Maurath, and he is the Chairman of the Kansas Soybean Commission. Let’s start Kurt talking about your farm, where you’re from and your time on the commission…..click link for more.
Report on the Current Pace of Change in the Cattle Industry We are used to slow change in the cattle business. But after decades at that pace, a rapid transition has set in. (Pete Anderson) Part of that is from technology; as we add technology to any industry it tends to happen faster. Part of it is communication directly from consumers. ….click link for more.
Plain Talk with Kyle Bauer and Duane Toews Hi, this is Kyle Bauer with Plain Talk with the complaining Duane Toews. (Duane Toews) I’m not complaining. (Kyle) You complain that I talk too many facts and figures. I’m too much of a numbers person. That I’m a — (Duane) You are a numbers person! Something a little more fun for your Fact or Fiction….click link for more.
Farm Bureau Update Featuring Virginia Nigh AFBF, along with U.S. House representatives, is urging the administration to remain firm in its efforts to see China establish a transparent, predictable and practical approach to approving biotechnology traits for import….click link for more.
Soybean Update featuring Steve Swaffar This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers....click link for more.
Josh Roe With Speciality Livestock Info Hi, this is Kyle Bauer. I have the opportunity to visit with Josh Roe; he’s Assistant Secretary of Agriculture in Kansas. Josh, let’s talk about Specialty Agriculture across the state of Kansas. Of course, everyone thinks about cattle, and hogs, and chickens, and turkey, but there’s another industry of Specialty Livestock out there…..click link for more.
John Duff, Chief Economist for the National Sorghum Producers Hi, this is Kyle Bauer. I have the opportunity to visit with John Duff. He’s with National Sorghum Producers and he is the Strategic Business Director. John, what does Strategic Business Director mean? (John Duff) I’m the Chief Economist for National Sorghum Producers…..click link for more.
Farm Bureau Update featuring RJ Karney Drone users must abide by specific FAA regulations under a rule announced in August. That’s why the American Farm Bureau Federation and the FAA teamed up to host a webinar to educate farmers on the rule last week. AFBF’s RJ Karney says the webinar is part of the FAA’s outreach to drone users….click link for more.
Soybean Update featuring Nick Streff This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Nick Streff, Deputy Director of USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service, Northern Plains office, joins us…..click link for more.
Plain Talk about Middle Names You know what’s interesting- (Kyle) That B Toews over there. (Duane) Yes, sometimes. Our middle daughter, her middle name eludes me at the moment, which is really embarrassing. (Kyle) We won’t tell her. (Duane) It’s Dawn. ..click link for more.
Dr. Dale Blasi and the Importance of K-State’s Stocker Unit Hi, this is Kyle Bauer. Have the opportunity to visit with Dale Blasi. Dale is with Kansas State University and specifically today I want to talk about the Stocker Unit that Kansas State has. I think a lot of people don’t realize the resource that lies just outside of Manhattan with this facility…..click link for more.
K-State’s Stocker Unit Facilities Manager Bill Hollenbeck  Sure. I manage the facilities, but all the day-to-day operations too. (Kyle) I’d like to visit today about the changes that have gone on here at the Stocker Unit. Every time I’m out here, significant facilities changes, can you bring us up to speed on that and maybe where you’re going?….click link for more.
Plain Talk with Kyle Bauer and Duane Toews  Hi, this is Kyle Bauer with Plain Talk with Duane Toews. (Duane Toews) Kyle Bauer, your Fact or Fiction Question of the Day. The mascot of the Texas A&M Aggies is Reveille, the dog. Fact or Fiction? (Kyle) Oh my God, this going to be bad. I missed this. (Duane) Reveille the dog….click link for more.
Jerry Hazard’s Philosophy on Change in the Cattle Business Slowly building up their natural beef program, Top End Farms has always been focused on the next step. (Jerry Hasart) We retain ownership all the way. We feed them ourselves at home. Humane handle all these cattle, walking animals from pasture to pens. And our operation is close enough….click link for more.
Lindsey Douglas and Union Pacific’s Partnership with Ag Hi, this is Kyle Bauer. I have the opportunity to visit with Lindsey Douglas. She’s with Union Pacific Railroad. Lindsey, Union Pacific has had a long history in Kansas moving high volumes of farm commodities and it’s really no different today. (Lindsey) That’s correct, the AG market is our huge…click link for more.
Richard Carlson discusses Transportation and Ag Issues I’m able to visit with the Kansas Secretary of Transportation, Richard Carlson, talking about agricultural issues and roads in general. Of course roads are an important part of agriculture. (Richard Carlson) Well they are extremely important in terms, especially with farm-to-market type....click link for more.
Kansas Soybean Update featuring Belinda Burrier This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by The Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Belinda Burrier, a Maryland farmer and a Director on the United Soybean Board joins us. Maryland high oleic soybeans were available in Kansas….click link for more.
Plain Talk with Kyle Bauer and Duane Toews  Hi, this is Kyle Bauer with Plain Talk with, it’s blue shirt day. (Duane Toews) It is. (Kyle) Duane Toews. (Duane) I found mine and I’m glad you kind of found yours. (Kyle) What do you mean? You don’t like my shirt? (Duane) I did not say I didn’t like it. It just doesn’t look blue to me…click link for more.
Kansas Soybean Update Featuring Dr. Kevin Donnelly This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers.….click link for more.
Sarah Sexton-Bowser’s new position at KSU Hi, this is Kyle Bauer. I have the opportunity to visit with Sarah Sexton-Bowser. She is in a new position; been in the sorghum industry for a while, but taking a new position. Sarah tell us about where you’ve come from and where you are right now.…click link for more.
Farm Bureau Update Featuring Dave Salmonsen The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing this week to look into the possibilities of removing agricultural trade barriers Cuba. AFBF trade specialist Dave Salmonsen said Farm Bureau sees a lot of opportunities for agriculture if trade with Cuba can open up in the future....click link for more.
North American Beef’s Advantages and Disadvantages Compared to the rest of the world: the North American beef community has a distinct advantage… (Tonsor) We are the center, globally, of grain-finish beef production….click link for more.
Plain Talk with Kyle Bauer and Duane Toews  Hi, this is Kyle Bauer with Plain Talk with Duane Toews. (Duane Toews) I’m here and in person. (Kyle) In person. (Duane) Your Fact or Fiction Question of the Day, Kyle Bauer. The eagle, the most common mascot of high school and college teams in the United States. Fact or Fiction? (Kyle) Fiction. It’s the tiger. (Duane) But you’re wrong…click link for more.
Kansas Soybean Update Featuring Lucas Heiner This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission, the Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Lucas Heinen from Everest, Kansas, serves as First Vice President of the Kansas Soybean Association….click link for more.
`Management Changes to Help Stop Runoff from Cattle Pens Hi. This is Kyle Bauer. I have the opportunity to visit with Ron Graber; he’s with Kansas State University, Watershed Specialist. Ron, I’d like to talk about runoff control in confined feeding operations and not necessarily ones that have to have a permit, just the ordinary farmer and things that they can do in their everyday operations…click link for more.
Cheney Lake Watershed Project Duane Toews joining in once again with AGam in Kansas and a chance to catch up with Howard Miller with the Cheney Lake Watershed. Howard, the Cheney Lake Watershed Project is an interesting group of individuals that have come together to address some serious issues....click link for more.
Create a “Dream Team” for your Cattle Operation  The newest research says fetal programming, developmental programming, epigenetics, whatever we want to call that, the nutrition of the dam when that calf’s in utero starts the clock. (Jena) That’s where the “dream team” comes into play….click link for more.
Plain Talk with Kyle Bauer and Duane Toews Hi, this is Kyle Bauer with the Duane Toews. I’m trying to say it much more calmly. (Duane Toews) It was a little melodramatic that time. (Kyle) Well, it’s like you don’t like it when I’m too- (Duane) Make a big fanfare…click link for more.
Martin Kerschen and the Sorghum Checkoff  Hi, this is Kyle Bauer. I have the opportunity to visit with Martin Kerschen. Martin is with the Sorghum Checkoff but he’s also a farmer. Let’s start Martin with telling about your farming operation…click link for more.
Soybean Update Featuring Bill Johnson This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Bill Johnson, Professor of Weed Science.…click link for more.
Julie Debes and the Issue of the EPA’s Regulation on Atrazine Hi, this is Kyle Bauer. I have the opportunity to visit with Julia Debes; she is a Communications Director for the National Sorghum Producers. Julia, what sort of issues or projects are you working on with the National Sorghum Producers?...click link for more.
Commercial DNA Scans in Beef Cattle Make Genetic Scans Quicker More information for the same price. Zoetis recently started reporting individual traits on its commercial genomics test for Angus cattle. (Kent Andersen) We think that it will give some commercial Cow/Calf….click link for more.
Gov. Sam Brownback with Worldwide Importance of Kansas Ag  Hi. This is Kyle Bauer. I have the opportunity to visit with the Governor of the State of Kansas, Sam Brownback. Sam has been a strong advocate for agriculture his entire career. Governor, why is that?…click link for more.
Kansas Soybean Update with Marvin Anliker This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Marvin Anliker, President of the Kansas Ag Bankers Division of the Kansas Bankers Association…click link for more.
K-State’s College of Ag Update with John Floros Hi, this is Kyle Bauer. I have the opportunity to visit with the Dean of the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University, John Floros. Dean, can you give us an up-to-date on the College of Agriculture at Kansas State?..click link for more.
Bryan Ratzburg, a Cattle Committed to Quality Bryan Ratzburg started out as a commercial Angus rancher. That set his course when he decided to get into the registered business.…click link for more.
Dredging Project at John Redmond Reservoir Hi this is Kyle Bauer at John Redmond Reservoir, continuing to talk about the dredging project. I have Wes Perry and he’s with Great Lakes Dredge & Dock. Wes, we’re going to start with how dredging generally works?...click link for more.
History of the KS Water Office with Tracy Streeter Hi, this is Kyle Bauer, had the opportunity to visit with Tracy Streeter. He is the director of the Kansas Water Office. We’re going to visit with Tracy to start with to talk about the history of the Kansas Water Office and the history of water management as far as the state of Kansas goes….click link for more.
Soybean Update with Dough Shoup This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Doug Shoup, K-State Extension Agronomist for southeast Kansas also serves as the Chair of the Kansas Soybean Yield…click link for more.
Farm Bureau Update with John Schlageck They harvested one of the best wheat crops ever and they’ve got livestock out there, and yet commodity prices are in the tank. People aren’t making money and as we went through Phillipsburg in northwest Kansas,…click link for more.
Eugene Goff with the Army Corps of Engineers This is Kyle Bauer. I have Eugene Goff. He is with the Army Corps Engineers, and we are at John Redmond Reservoir talking about the dredging project. First Eugene, if you would tell me about this office here with the Army Corps.….click link for more.
Financial Side of the Water Plan with Earl Lewis We’re visiting with Earl Lewis. Earl is the Assistant Director of the Water Office. Earl, we want to talk about funding and how the state pays for its water plan. Let’s just start with that and then we’ll work into John Redmond....click link for more.
Jimmy Emmons with Tips about Cover Crops Duane Toews, joining in once again with AGam in Kansas, and a chance to talk about cover crops and soil health with Jimmy Emmons, Leedey, Oklahoma. Jimmy, certainly you had a chance to talk to some producers in Kansas and share your story about cover crops...click link for more.
Kansas Soybean Update Featuring Anne La Mar This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Check Off progress powered by Kansas Farmers. Anne La Mar, family and consumer teacher at Olathe East High School joins us…..click link for more.
Plain Talk about Brown Eyes Hi, this is Kyle Bauer with Plain Talk, with the smirking Duane Toews. You crack yourself up. (Duane Toews) I do often. I’m totally enamored with where this may go. Your Fact or Fiction question of the day, Kyle Bauer?…click link for more.
Michael Thompson Talks about Soil Health Duane Toews joining you once again with AGam in Kansas and a chance to talk about soil health and cover crops with Michael Thompson who joins us. Norton County area, across the border into Nebraska as well and Michael,…click link for more.
A Look at a Multiple Generational Farm Many look at Schiefelbein Farms near Kimball, Minnesota, as the example of how to make a family farm work. Their business includes the first generation, along with 8 brothers, 7 sisters-in-law, and more than 30 grandchildren….click link for more.
Kansas Soybean Update with Garret Heath This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Garret Heath will be a senior at Kansas State University is joining us...click link for more.
Jerry Hasart’s Beef Program is Focused on the Next Step We retain ownership all the way. We feed them ourselves at home. Humane handle all these cattle, walking animals from pasture to pens. And our operation is close enough we can do that without hauling them…..click link for more.
Dale Blasi Discusses uses for Drones in Cattle Operation Hi this is Kyle Bauer at the Kansas Farm Bureau building visiting with Dale Blasi. Dale, you’re in the Animal Science Department and you’re going to be talking about drones or unmanned flying apparatuses….click link for more.
Kansas Farm Bureau Update Featuring John Newton The National Drovers Hall of Fame was conceived as a way to honor the old trail drivers of the cattle trailing industry going back into the middle 1860s and ‘70s and all the way up to the turn of the century.…click link for more.
Plain Talk about Penguins You tried to run that one by me. (Kyle) What? (Duane) You were nearly going to start before I was prepared and I’m always prepared. Everybody knows how prepared I am for this show.….click link for more.
Ray Asebedo Discusses uses  for UAV’s in Crop Operations  Hi this is Kyle with Dr. Ray Asebedo. We are at Kansas Farm Bureau today. Their commodity groups are meeting. Dr. Asebedo has been talking about UAV’s or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. And you’re with the Agronomy Department.
Kansas Soybean Update with Garret Heath This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Garret Heath will be a senior at Kansas State University is joining us...click link for more.
Plain Talk about Tears with Kyle Bauer and Duane Toews  When crying, that is, you do that often, did you practice that when you were a child?….click link for more.
Jim Gray and the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail Hi. This is Kyle Bauer from Ellsworth continuing to visit with Jim Gray. He’s the Executive Director of the National Drovers Hall of Fame. Some big news coming up in 2017. In 2011, you were part of a Cattle Drive across Kansas but a lot bigger deal going on in 2017. …click link for more.
Jim Grey with the National Drovers Hall of Fame The National Drovers Hall of Fame was conceived as a way to honor the old trail drivers of the cattle trailing industry going back into the middle 1860s and ‘70s and all the way up to the turn of the century.…click link for more.
Improve Reproductive Efficiency in Your Herd with AI Turning out a bull is easier than using artificial insemination, but is it better? Not if you’re counting the many benefits of AI for beef cattle, says an expert in the field. (Lorna Marshall) It allows you to improve the reproductive efficiency of your cowherd, because we shorten your calving interval, we get more out of those cows to calve in the first 21 days….click link for more.
Scott Daily  Hi this is Kyle Bauer, I have the opportunity to visit with Scott Daily. Scott I’ve seen him work at many different shows over the last ten years. It’s always amazing to me to watch him work with horses he had never seen before and able to work miracles with them...click link for more.
Soybean Update  This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Danielle Comstock, who will be a sophomore at Kansas State University….click link for more.
Plain Talk about Blush Hi, this is Kyle Bauer with Plain Talk with Duane Toews. (Duane) Kyle Bauer, your Fact or Fiction Question of the Day: When you blush, not only does your face get a little red, but the lining of your stomach does as well, fact or fiction?…click link for more.
Levi Ebert Duane Toews joining you once again with AGam in Kansas and while at the Great Band Farm and Ranch Expo, an opportunity to catch up with Levi Ebert at the Ebert ranch. Levi, you did a demonstration at the Farm and Ranch Expo this year…click link for more.
Kansas Farm Bureau Update There was a very important primary election for Kansas, both on the state and national levels. Kansas Farm Bureau and its members across the Big 1st Congressional District congratulate and look forward to partnering….click link for more.
Cattledogs Duane Toews joining you with AGam in Kansas. While at the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo, a chance to catch up with Randy Bradford with Bradford Cattle Dogs. Randy, certainly we think about using cattle dogsin working cattle…click link for more.
Kansas Soybean Update  This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s bought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Susan Sankey, General Manager at the Kansas State Fair joins us. Susan, the Kansas Soybean Commission is the sponsor of the State Fair’s ..click link for more.
Use Genomics to Improve Herd in Shorter Amount of Time  Hi, this is Kyle Bauer with Plain Talk with the Duane Toews. (Duane) Kyle Bauer your Fact or Fiction Question of the Day: When a woman, who is pregnant, suffers from an injury or malady to her body, it’s possible for the baby to send stem cells to help her recover. Fact or fiction? (Kyle) Okay. Stem cells are in the blood stream….click link for more.
Plain Talk about Green Eyes Hi, this is Kyle Bauer with Plain Talk with The Duane Alan Toews. (Duane Toews) Now that was an appropriate introduction. (Kyle) The. (Duane) The. (Kyle) Duane Alan Toews. (Duane) Who is it that uses “The”?…click link for more.
Dr. Justin Smith with Tools for Animal Disease Control Hi this is Kyle Bauer from Manhattan visiting with Justin Smith. He’s with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, a veterinarian with them. Help us understand what the job of the Kansas Department of Agriculture….click link for more.
Darren Williams Controlling the Outbreak of Disease in Livestock  Hi this is Kyle Bauer. I have the opportunity to visit with Darren Williams. He’s with National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Communications Division. We want to talk about animal disease control because…..click link for more.
Update from Randy Gordon with the National Feed and Grain Association Hi. This is Kyle Bauer from Kansas City. Have the opportunity to visit with Randy Gordon. He’s with the National Feed and Grain Association. Let’s start, Randy, with what does the National Feed and Grain Association do?…click link for more.
Plain Talk about Stem Cell Therapy Hi, this is Kyle Bauer with Plain Talk with the Duane Toews. (Duane) Kyle Bauer your Fact or Fiction Question of the Day: When a woman, who is pregnant, suffers from an injury or malady to her body, it’s possible for the baby to send stem cells to help her recover. Fact or fiction? (Kyle) Okay. Stem cells are in the blood stream….click link for more.
Insights into Grain Elevators during Harvest Duane Toews joining you once again with AGam in Kansas and while in Oklahoma a chance to stop in Okarche, Oklahoma, to catch up with CHS General Manager for Oklahoma Jason Kroener. And Jason when we think about the harvest season, a busy season, but a good season for an elevator….click link for more.
Beef Bacon, Schmacon It’s a new way for us to utilize more of the total carcass. So what we are trying to do is we are trying to value add those lower quality or lower priced parts of the carcass. So by natural cure you are able to eliminate the nitrite from the product.…..click link for more.
Carolyn O’Neil offers her Perspective on the Food Industry BHi this is Kyle Bauer, I have Carolyn O’Neil with me. We are currently in New Orleans. She has an interesting perspective when it comes to the food industry in that she’s worked with CNN, is a reporter for major news companies, has to report on food everyday. Carolyn, how do you do that and remain credible and sort through mysteries?…..click link for more.
Christine Daugherty with Tyson’s Food’s Sustainability Program I head up our Sustainable Food Production Program. That program encompasses three facets. One-all of our animal well- being efforts across our four proteins: beef, chicken, pork and turkey...click link for more.
Who do Consumers Trust the Most for Food Product Safety Hi this is Kyle Bauer from New Orleans, visiting with Darren Wallis. He is with Bayer Crop Science. Darren is in the Communications Division and as we listen to people speak today, Darren, we find that continually the consumer believes the farmer as a credible source or one of the more credible .…click link for more.
Plain Talk about the Petroleum Industry They do, yeah, well, are they still running as strong there? That was the first place in the country they found oil. (Kyle) When this new horizontal drilling came about, you had just as much to recoup or to resurgence in the industry as it did anywhere else. (Duane) They went back into those wells and recouped….click link for more.
Kansas Soybean Update Featuring Dennis Gruenbache The Kansas Soybean Commission on behalf of all soybean farmers, we like to thank our customers, whether you bought soybeans, soybean meal, biodiesel or cereal or you consumed pork, chicken, beef, fish, turkey or milk…click link for more.
Dan Mason, Local Cattle Producer Hi, this is Kyle Bauer from Salina at the Farmers and Ranchers Livestock Commission Company. I have with me Dan Mason. Dan is selling cattle today. The sale hasn’t started yet, so we’re able to stand here in the ring. Dan, tell me about your cow herd…..click link for more.
Alan Giger, Local Cattle Buyer Hi this is Kyle Bauer, continuing our interviews at Farmers and Ranchers Livestock Commission in Salina. Have the opportunity to visit with Alan Giger. Alan, where is your farming and ranching operation and what does it look like? (Alan) We’re over in Chase County by Elmdale...click link for more.
Kansas Farm Bureau Update The American Farm Bureau Federation says farmers need a tax code that will help them be profitable. Micheal Clements has more..…click link for more.
Kansas Soybean Update This is the Kansas Soybean Update is brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Check Off, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Josh Runyan, a Geary County Elementary School teacher is joining us, and you were part of a group….click link for more.
Farmers and Ranchers Livestock Commission Hi this is Kyle Bauer from Salina, Kansas, with the farmers at the Farmers and Ranchers Livestock Commission Company. I have Mike Samples,he’s a long time manager of this facility. Mike, tell us about your facility and what you do here at Farmers and Ranchers…click link for more.
Plain Talk with Kyle and Duane Hi, this is Kyle Bauer with Plain Talk with Duane Toews and let’s see, in our subject of correlation without causation, we’ve talked about this….click link for more.
Plain Talk About Vanilla Beans Hi, this is Kyle Bauer with Plain Talk with Duane Toews. (Duane) Kyle Bauer, your fact or fiction question of the day: The state insect of Pennsylvania is the firefly. Fact or fiction? (Kyle) No, that is fiction because they don’t allow fireflies in Pennsylvania…click link for more.
Improvement in Cattle is More of a Journey then a Goal Improvement is more of a journey than a goal. Farmers and ranchers just aim for a tomorrow far better than yesterday. Genetics are the key to that for Florida rancher Ken Griner. He looks at report cards from the feedyard to see how well he’s raising cattle to meet consumer beef demand….click link for more.
Next Year’s 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail Yes. 2017 will be 150 years for the founding of the Chisholm Trail. I’ve been involved with efforts to bring the three states of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas together for promotion of the Chisholm Trail during the time period, and what has just begun to come about….click link for more.
National Drovers Hall of Fame in Ellsworth The National Drovers Hall of Fame was conceived as a way to honor the old trail drivers of the cattle trailing industry going back into the middle 1860s and ‘70s and all the way up to the turn of the century.
John Larson with the America Farmland Trust Hi. This is Kyle Bauer from Kansas City. I have the opportunity to visit with John Larson; he’s with American Farmland Trust. John, I’m going to have you explain to the listeners, to the viewers, what American Farmland Trust does for agriculture?..click link for more.
Randy Gordon with the National Grain and Feed Association Hi. This is Kyle Bauer from Kansas City. Have the opportunity to visit with Randy Gordon. He’s with the National Feed and Grain Association. Let’s start, Randy, with what does the National Feed and Grain Association do? (Randy) Okay. Well Kyle, our members are grain…click link for more.
Adding Real Life Parameters to Beef Research We do a lot of research when it comes to beef eating quality and so in all those tests, we actually let the consumers consume all that product blind, meaning we don’t give them any information about the product before they try it other than it is beef steaks…..click link for more.
Plain Talk with Kyle Bauer and Duane Toews Hi. This is Kyle Bauer with Plain Talk with Duane Toews. The Nike swoosh. Swush? (Duane) It’s swoosh. (Kyle) Swoosh. Okay, that mark on the side looks like a check mark. (Duane) Close, yes. (Kyle) Yes, close. (Duane) A rounded check mark. It’s like a seal of approval….click link for more.
Farm Bureau Update with the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge The American Farm Bureau’s 2016 Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge boosts local business in rural communities with startup funds, professional guidance and publicity. Farm Bureau Rural Development Director Lisa Benson says the challenge also helps build small towns across the country.....click link for more.
Not All Calves Are Created Equal In the past it didn’t matter – every five hundred pound calf would sell for about the same amount. Now we might see somewhere in the range of thirty to fifty cents per pound difference for the same weight calves sold at a sale barn or sold in a load lot just based on genetics, previous performance, things like that. (Bob) Every day, beef producers are looking for ways to capture these premiums...click link for more.
Ron Carleton and the Nutrient Recycling ChallengeYou had an announcement recently dealing with animal waste. (Ron): Absolutely. We’re launching what’s known as Nutrient Recycling Challenge. Livestock producers in this country have to manage over a billion tons of manure or animal waste. ...click link for more.
Soybean Update with Doug Shoup This is the Kansas Soybean Update; it’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Doug Shoup K-State Extension Agronomist for southeast Kansas joins us and Doug with soybean planting underway in Kansas...click link for more.
Plain Talk with Kyle Bauer and Duane Toews I didn’t know about children, I’ve heard pets. (Kyle) Well, because they’re multi-color they kind a look like candy. As a parent, you’re a little more attuned to these things. As a grandparent you’re a lot less attuned to these things. 17,000 kids a year .…click link for more.

New Propane Equipment with Cinch Munson 

Hi, this is Kyle Bauer with Cinch Munson. We’re going to talk propane today. We’re in Kansas City, at Trade Talk. Cinch, the news that I think there is about propane right now is that the prices are so good. (Cinch Munson) Yes, prices are extremely good…click link for more.
Soybean Update with Patrick DelaneyThis is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Patrick Delaney, Policy Communications Director at the American Soybean Association joins us. And Patrick, ASA produces a guide called SoyStats, which you can find at soystats.com. What’s the reasoning behind producing the SoyStats guide? ..click link for more.
Importance of Teamwork at Every Stage of Beef Production Nebraska’s Darr Feedlot aims for what the market wants: a safe, humanely handled, upper two-thirds Choice, yield-grade 2 beef carcass. Manager John Schroeder says getting there takes the whole team. (Schroeder) So, the level of detail is important at every step.…click link for more.
Ron Carleton and the Nutrient Recycling ChallengeYou had an announcement recently dealing with animal waste. (Ron): Absolutely. We’re launching what’s known as Nutrient Recycling Challenge. Livestock producers in this country have to manage over a billion tons of manure or animal waste. ...click link for more.
Importance of Carcass Data Ken Stielow was adding value, before value-added was cool. Artificial insemination still hasn’t caught on in a big way among commercial cattlemen, but several decades ago the Kansas cattleman gave it try, on 400 Angus cows...click link for more.
Farm Bureau Update from Kate EnglishTestifying before the House Agriculture subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry, three Farm Bureau members spoke of their personal experiences with EPA and what their regulations mean for agriculture. Florida Farm Bureau member Kate English said regulatory restrictions placed on farmers have become too burdensome.…click link for more.
Plain Talk: Jockeys, with Kyle Bauer and Duane Toews (Kyle Bauer) Hi, this is Kyle Bauer with Plain Talk with Duane Toews. (Duane Toews) Kyle Bauer, your Fact or Fiction question of the day: American jockeys the only sports figures who can bet on their own race. Fact or fiction? (Kyle) Wow. That could sure help their income.l…click link for more.
Soybean Update with Ignacio Ciampitti This is the Kansas soybean update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Ignacio Ciampitti, K-State Crop Production and Cropping Systems Specialist joins us and Ignacio…click link for more.
Importance of Teamwork at Every Stage of Beef Production Nebraska’s Darr Feedlot aims for what the market wants: a safe, humanely handled, upper two-thirds Choice, yield-grade 2 beef carcass. Manager John Schroeder says getting there takes the whole team. (Schroeder) So, the level of detail is important at every step.…click link for more.
Farm Bureau Update with the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge The American Farm Bureau’s 2016 Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge boosts local business in rural communities with startup funds, professional guidance and publicity. Farm Bureau Rural Development Director Lisa Benson says the challenge also helps build small towns across the country.....click link for more.
Nathan with the Peterson Farm Brothers Duane Toews continuing coverage on AGam in Kansas and while at the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo, a chance to catch up with the Peterson Farm Brothers, Nathan joins us now. ..click link for more.
Greg with the Peterson Farm Brothers No, we definitely had no idea, and even to this day we’re still surprised with the opportunities and the results that have happened as a result of making that first video four years ago. (Duane) Obviously you guys have a working operation, working farm and ranch that you’ve got and a great story that you have to tell...click link for more.
Kendal with Peterson Farm Brothers So it was Greg’s idea. The oldest brother sometimes has a little power to get the younger brothers to do some more. So in the beginning none of us knew kind of what to expect, so we didn’t realize we’d still be doing this several years later. But we were okay with going on with the first video.…click link for more.
Kansas Soybean Update with Philip Lobo This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Kaleb Little, Senior Communications Manager with the National Biodiesel Board joins us. Kaleb, a recent NTEA Survey showed good news for biodiesel...click link for more.
Levi Ebert with Ebert Ranch re: AI Duane, AI is getting to be an ever-growing way to get your cattle bred. Bull prices are going up, we need, people are wanting to increase genetic power and not have to do it with a bull that’s only going to breed 20 or 25 cows...click link for more.
Beef Value System Fed cattle premiums don’t just drop out of thin air. They’re earned at every point in beef production. (Schroeder) The premium and the prosperity for the industry starts at the consumer level, so that consumer is going to drive what happens down the rest of the chain....click link for more.
Tom Sleight President US grains Council Duane Toews joining you once again with AGam in Kansas and a chance to catch up with US Grains Council president Tom Sleight and Tom, we get the opportunity to discuss what the US Grains Council does and certainly a lot of good work that they’re doing as far as providing an opportunity to get some value out of those crops that we produce here in the US...click link for more.
Jake Strecker with INA Alert, Inc Hi, this is Kyle Bauer from Great Band. I’m visiting with Jake Strecker. Jake has a company that specializes in cameras for security in the rural plains or rural America, really. Jake, tell us about all the different places that cameras can be used because, I’ll be honest with you, most of them I hadn’t thought of...click link for more.
Kansas Farm Bureau Update When the Kansas Legislature returned to wrap up its work for the 2016 Legislative session, the main task was to address a revenue shortfall of $140 million dollars for Fiscal Year 2016 and $152 million for Fiscal Year 2017. While there was discussion of reimposing the state income tax on non-wage income, there wasn’t much support...click link for more.
Kansas Soybean Update with Kaleb Little This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Kaleb Little, Senior Communications Manager with the National Biodiesel Board joins us. Kaleb, a recent NTEA Survey showed good news for biodiesel...click link for more.
How MyFields.info helps Producers It’s called MyFields.info is our website name. This is a multi-state project that we’re working on. This is about year two of year four and we are incorporating other state’s information, so that’s why instead of a K-State in our name it’s MyFields.info. ..click link for more.
Alicia Boor, How Extension Helps Producers Hi this is Kyle Bauer from Great Bend, Kansas, Barton County. I have the opportunity to visit with Alicia Boor. She is one of the Extension Agents in Barton County. Alicia, can you explain to me what people have misconceptions and perceptions about Extension?....click link for more.
Economic Impact of BRD The economic impact of bovine respiratory disease has really no other competition in terms of significance. The cost to the industry is estimated at well over a billion dollars. (Bob) Mortality and morbidity related to BRD are on the rise. That’s the bad news. The good news? Prevention works.  . ..click link for more.
Kansas Soybean Update with Katie Sawyer This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Katie Sawyer from McPherson County is joining us and she serves as a volunteer for Common Ground Kansas..click link for more.
Erick DeWolf, Early Wheat Disease The wheat crop in Kansas has really been dry this year and much of the growth and development has been ahead of schedule because of warm conditions this Spring and Winter months. But we really should be seeing additional heights to our crop. ….click link for more.
Craig Poore’s Expectations for 2106 Sorghum Crop Duane Toews joining you once again with AGam in Kansas. While at the Kansas Commodity Classic held in Manhattan, Kansas, a chance to catch up with Craig Poore, from Alton, Kansas, a member of the Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association...click link for more.
Mike Dwyer, Ethanol Production Duane Toews joining you once again with more AGam in Kansas. And while at the Commodity Classic held in Manhattan a chance to catch up with Mike Dwyer, Chief Economist with U.S. Grains Council. Mike, you had a chance to talk to growers here in Kansas about outlook if you will, and looking down the road on where those exports are going to come from....click link for more.
Darren Wallis with Bayer Crop Science  Hi this is Kyle Bauer from New Orleans, visiting with Darren Wallis. He is with Bayer Crop Science. Darren is in the Communications Division and as we listen to people speak today, Darren, we find that continually the consumer believes the farmer as a credible source or one of the more credible sources. ..click link for more.
Tyson Foods’ Sustainable Food Production Program  I head up our Sustainable Food Production Program. That program encompasses three facets. One-all of our animal well- being efforts across our four proteins: beef, chicken, pork and turkey. We also handle the sustainability efforts across the company, that’s our water management, greenhouse gas, energy.…click link for more.
Sara Wyant with AgriPulse Hi this Kyle Bauer from New Orleans, I have the opportunity to visit with Sara Wyant. She is the editor of AgriPulse, which is a…I guess is it a daily, informative newsletter for anybody involved in agriculture?..click link for more.
Kansas Soybean Update Kerri Ebert This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff,Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Kerri Ebert with Kansas State University joins us...click link for more.
Carolyn O’ Neil: Dietitian, Author and Food Journalist Hi this is Kyle Bauer, I have Carolyn O’Neil with me. We are currently in New Orleans. She has an interesting perspective when it comes to the food industry in that she’s worked with CNN, is a reporter for major news companies, has to report on food everyday. …click link for more.
TPP and US Beef Exports Every day the Trans-Pacific Partnership waits for U.S. Congressional approval, is one more a day that Australian beef gains Japanese market share. That’s because tariffs on beef imported to Japan from The Land Down Under are currently more favorable. …click link for more.
Randy Bradford, Owner of Bradford Cattle Dogs Duane Toews joining you with AGam in Kansas. While at the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo, a chance to catch up with Randy Bradford with Bradford Cattle Dogs. Randy, certainly we think about using cattle dogs in working cattle.…click link for more.
Scott Daily with Tips for Successful Horse TrainingHi this is Kyle Bauer, I have the opportunity to visit with Scott Daily. Scott I’ve seen him work at many different shows over the last ten years. It’s always amazing to me to watch him work with horses he had never seen before and able to work miracles with them. I want you to tell us the secret, so all of us can do that.…click link for more.
Kansas Soybean Update Featuring Chad Bontrager This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Chad Bontrager, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Kansas is joining us. ...click link for more.
Darren Dale, Manager of Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo  Duane Toews joining you once again here on KFRM, a wrap up from the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo. A chance to catch up with Darren Dale, the show manager. Dale, what a three day run it’s been in Great Bend with a great crowd and a great opportunity here at the Farm Show. .…click link for more.
KS Farm Bureau Legislative Update On our website at www.kfb.org/firerelief we have some links on there for folks who would like to donate. They can click on those links, they can see what people are needing, they can put out there whatever it is they would like to donate, whether that would be labor, fencing supplies, whatever type of item they would like to donate to those in need down there..…click link for more.
Opportunities and Challenges for US Corn Producers Duane Toews joining you once again here on AGam in Kansas, and an opportunity while at the Kansas Commodity Classic held in Manhattan, Kansas, to catch up with Chris Novak, CEO of the National Corn Growers Association.…click link for more.
Ag Derek Schmidt Update on Legislative Issues Duane Toews joining you once again here on AGam in Kansas and while at the Kansas Commodity Classic in Manhattan, a chance to catch up with Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt...click link for more.
Export Policy Promotion of US Wheat Products >Duane Toews joining you once again with AGam in Kansas while at the Kansas Commodity Classic held in Manhattan, a chance to catch up with Dalton Henry, with U.S. Wheat Associates....click link for more.
Tim Lust, CEO United Sorghum Checkoff Program  Duane Toews joining you once again from Manhattan, Kansas, site of the Kansas Commodity Classic, a chance to catch up with Tim Lust, CEO of United Sorghum Checkoff Program and the National Sorghum Producers..…click link for more.
KS Soybean Update with Dr. Brain MCCornackThis is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Dr. Brian McCornack, Director of the Summer Soybean Science Institute is joining us from Kansas State University….click link for more.
On Farm Agronomy Applications for UAVS  Hi this is Kyle with Dr. Ray Asebedo. We are at Kansas Farm Bureau today. Their commodity groups are meeting. Dr. Asebedo has been talking about UAV’s or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. And you’re with the Agronomy Department.…click link for more.
Screen Shot 2016-04-22 at 3.54.10 PMQuadcopter Applications in Beef Production Hi this is Kyle Bauer at the Kansas Farm Bureau building visiting with Dale Blasi. Dale, you’re in the Animal Science Department and you’re going to be talking about drones or unmanned flying apparatuses..click link for more.
Dr. Rob Farley and Global Food Production Hi this is Kyle Bauer at the Cattleman’s Convention in San Diego, have the opportunity to visit with Rob Fraley. Rob is with Monsanto Corporation. Have the opportunity to see a lot of the trends around the world. And we have an opportunity to pick your brain a bit on that. We’ve seen huge demand increase on food production around the world. Will that continue?....click link for more.
KS Soybean Update with Charlene Patton This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Joining us now is Charlene Patton, Consumer Media Specialist with the Kansas Soybean Commission and Charlene the month of April is here and that means it’s National Soy Foods Month.…click link for more.
NCBA and the Antiquities Act of 1906 Hi this is Kyle Bauer with Ethan Lane with National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. We’re going to be talking about public lands but a portion of public lands that a lot of us are not aware of. Ethan, The Antiquities Act?….click link for more.
Doug Jardine & Diseases in Sorghum Duane Toews joining you once again with AGam in Kansas. And while the 2016 Sorghum Schools were going on across the state a chance to catch up with Plant Pathologist at Kansas State University Doug Jardine...click link for more.
KS Farm Bureau Legislative Update We were there on Sunday. The LEADS trip has changed from what used to be our President’s trip to Leaders Engaged and Acting in D.C.….click link for more.
Sugarcane Aphids in Sorghum Duane Toews with AGam in Kansas and at the 2016 Sorghum Schools this particular event held in Ellsworth along with others at Scott City and Emporia. J.P. Michaud joins us on the program. …click link for more.
Sorghum Producer Matthew Splitter Duane Toews joining you once again with AGam in Kansas and during the 2016 Sorghum Schools held across the state, a chance to catch up with Matthew Splitter from central Kansas here, a sorghum producer. And Matthew tell us a little bit about your operation and how you’ve utilized sorghum in your crop mix....click link for more.
KS Soybean Update with Matthew Atkinson This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. .…click link for more.
Swathers/Mower Conditioners  Hi this is Kyle Bauer, have the opportunity to visit with Dave Murdock. He’s with New Holland. And New Holland is the early innovator of what I call a swathers, or took the process of mowing and putting hay into a swath or a wind row, all in one operation. Can you tell us about that Dave?….click link for more.
Total Tract Fiber Digestibility Hi this is Kyle Bauer in Dodge City at Alfalfa U. visiting with Courtney Duxbury. She is with Rock River Laboratories. And they are implementing a new way of testing forage. Can you tell us how this came about and why it came about….click link for more.
KS Soybean Update with Charles Atkinson This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Charles Atkinson, a Great Bend, Kansas, producer is joining us...click link for more.
New Traits to Make Alfalfa More Digestible Hi this is Kyle Bauer from Alfalfa U. I have the opportunity to visit with Don Miller. He’s with Alforex. They’ve developed a new set of traits in alfalfa that makes it more digestible and a better feed crop for most rumens...click link for more.
Irrigating Alfalfa Hi this is Kyle Bauer. I have the opportunity to visit with Bruce Anderson. He’s with the University of Nebraska. Heard his presentation this morning about irrigating alfalfa and talked a lot about what that profile of moisture, how important that is to the yields.…click link for more.
KFB Leadership Development  Hi this is Kyle Bauer, have the opportunity to visit with Terry Holdren. He is CEO of Kansas Farm Bureau. Terry one of the unsung services that Kansas Farm Bureau does for Kansas agriculture is leadership development. That really doesn’t just happen. ...click link for more.
KFB’s Investment in Public Policy Hi this Kyle Bauer with Ryan Flickner with Kansas Farm Bureau. Ryan, you’re involved with public policy. Farm Bureau is highly involved with public policy. But tell us some of the details of how Farm Bureau…the investment that Farm Bureau’s made in public policy...click link for more.
Kansas Soybean Update with Dwight Meyer This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Dwight Meyer who is a soybean producer from Hiawatha is joining us. He also serves as Second Vice President of the Kansas Soybean Association...click link for more.
Importance of KFB’s Involved Membership  Hi this is Kyle Bauer with Kansas Farm Bureau today. I’m visiting with Rich Felts. He’s the President of Kansas Farm Bureau. Rich as we look at an overview of Kansas Farm Bureau, truly not everyone realizes just how you put that staff to work by the vote of farmers…click link for more.
Kansas Farm Bureau Legislative Update  believe that folks should be involved in whether it’s a Kansas Farm Bureau of any kind of other farm organization because people in…our legislators in D.C. or Kansas..click link for more.
Update on National Farm Economy We’re back! Now let’s join Kyle and Dr. Anderson, Deputy Chief Economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation, as they discuss the national farm economy.….click link for more.
Kansas Soybean Update with Craig Gigstad This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Craig Gigstad is a soybean producer from Valley Falls, Kansas, and also serves as a Kansas representative on the Board of Directors of the United Soybean Board. ..click link for more.
KDA and Animal Disease Control Sure. The Animal Health Division is actually our challenge our mission is to protect the animal, the health safety and welfare of our livestock industry as well as our pet industry across the state.…click link for more.
Animal Ag Alliance Hi this is Kyle Bauer from Kansas City. I have the opportunity to visit with Hannah Thompson. She’s with the Animal Ag Alliance. Hannah, let’s start with telling folks who the Animal Ag Alliance is. ….click link for more.
Animal Disease Control Hi this is Kyle Bauer. Have the opportunity to visit with Daren Williams. He’s with National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Communications Division. …click link for more.
Antibiotic Resistance with Dr. Dan Thomson Hi this is Kyle Bauer from Manhattan, Kansas, at the Kansas Farm Bureau building. Have the opportunity to visit with Dr. Dan Thomson with Kansas State University. I heard your presentation on antibiotics in food and antibiotics resistance. ….click link for more.
Mark Nelson and KFB’s New Policy YearHi this is Kyle Bauer. I’m at Kansas Farm Bureau. Today they have a program dealing with commodities and Mark Nelson is the Director of Commodities for Farm Bureau. So I have that right?…..click link for more.
Challenges of Grain Merchandising  Hi this is Kyle Bauer, have the opportunity to visit with Carrie Williams. She is the Grain Merchandising Manager for AgMark. Just real quickly tell the folks that aren’t from north central Kansas, what AgMark does. ….click link for more.
KS Soybean Update with Kerry Weald This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Kerry Wefald, Agricultural Marketing Director with the Kansas Department of Agriculture joins us.….click link for more.
Challenges of Upcoming Growing Season Hi this is Kyle Bauer at the Kansas Farm Bureau building in Manhattan. Have Jami Loecker. Jami is with Syngenta and she’s an area Agronomist.….click link for more.
Dr. Doohong Min and Low Lignin Alfalfa Yes reduced lignin alfalfa has developed for the last couple of years. And it will be very important because the reduced lignin alfalfa can give a lot of flexibility to farmers in times of harvesting windows.….click link for more.
Trans-Pacific PartnershipHi this is Kyle Bauer from San Diego visiting with Craig Uden. Craig is the Vice-President of NCBA, will be the President next year. Craig, tell us just a little bit about your cattle operation.….click link for more.
KS Soybean Update with Raylen PhelonThat’s when we go to the Statehouse and we buy lunch for all the Legislators. And the purpose of that is so we can build some relationships with our representative, whether it be the House of Representatives or the Senators and even their staff too.….click link for more.
Joe Schuele, US Meat Export Federation  Hi this is Kyle Bauer from San Diego, have the opportunity to visit with Joe Schuele. He is with the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Joe, over the last, well first let’s talk about what the U.S. Meat Export Federation does.….click link for more.
International Outlook for Beef Market Hi this is Kyle Bauer with Don Close. We’re in San Diego at the Cattlemen’s Meeting. Don is with Rabo AgriFinance and Don let’s talk about the international outlook for the beef market. How does your company see the future for beef across the world?….click link for more.
Matt Costello, Rabo AgriFinance Hi this is Kyle Bauer in San Diego, have the opportunity to visit with Matt Costello. He’s with Rabo AgriFinance. And he’s from Australia, New Zealand, works in the beef industry there, an analyst for the industry.…click link for more.
Tracy Brunner, President NCBA Duane Toews joining you once again with AGam in Kansas. And while at the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Diego, California, an opportunity to catch up with Kansas born and raised Tracy Brunner from Ramona, Kansas….click link for more.
Matt Perrier, President of the KLA Duane Toews joining you once again in San Diego at the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, an opportunity to catch up with Matt Perrier, President of the Kansas Livestock Association. ….click link for more.
Mark Harms, Revenue Committee Update OK, so the Executive Committee is basically the Federation and Policy sides both. It’s a collective group of about 30 members and a lot of the issues we discuss will come up for vote….click link for more.
Barry Downey, Chair of the Kansas Beef CouncilDuane Toews joining you once again with AGam in Kansas and while in San Diego with the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, a chance to catch up with Barbara Downey from Kansas, Chair of the Kansas Beef Council for the state of Kansas.….click link for more.
Economics of Sorghum  I have the opportunity to visit with Dr. Bill Golden today, with Kansas State University. We’re going to be talking about sorghum and the economics of sorghum. But especially when it comes to water use. Tell me about your work Dr. Golden. (Bill) At the present time we’re doing a quite intensive study up in northwest Kansas.…click link for more.
KFB Legislative Update with Kent Askren We’ve been working on just fine tracking several water bills this session. Some of them deal with things like the multi-year flex account program, which has been popular with many of our members making it a little more flexible and easier to use. ....click link for more.
Legal Solutions to Risk on the Farm and Ranch  Duane Toews joining you once again from the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council Annual Meeting and Winter Conference in Manhattan. Have a chance to catch up with Mike Irvin with Kansas Farm Bureau and Mike you talked about a pretty important subject when we get to the bottom line for producers of forages and crops in general….click link for more.
KSU Research on Forages OK, well I shared what we’re doing in southeast Kansas because that’s what I was assigned to do, plus that’s what I’ve been the most familiar with for 37 years and are in that area where we can grow Bermuda grass and also Tall Fescue....click link for more.
National Legislative Update  My name is Mary Kay Thatcher. I’m the Senior Director of Congressional Relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation, work on lobbying issues in Washington, D.C., trying to affect members of Congress and how they vote and the Administration and how they set regulations.…click link for more.
Digestibility of Different Forages Duane Toews joining you with AGam in Kansas while at the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council Annual Meeting and Trade Show in Manhattan, Kansas. Recently we had a chance to catch up with Matt Hogan with SDK Laboratories out of Hutchinson...click link for more.
KFB Legislative Update with Leah Fliter Leah and tell me what we’ve got going on in February for Kansas Farm Bureau? (Leah) On February 11th we will have approximately 200 Farm Bureau members of Kansas travel to Topeka to receive issue briefings and advocacy training which will equip them to advocate their grassroots policy with their Legislators while they’re in Topeka. …click link for more.
Kansas Soybean Update with Doug Shoup This is Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Doug Shoup, who serves as the Chair of the Kansas Soybean Yield and Value Contest joins us. …click link for more.
Kansas Soybean Update  Another one in the books. I always look forward to this day because it’s a day that serving farmers from across the state get to come to Topeka, we get together and really learn some new skills, get some great information, plan for the next year. I’m always really excited to see those people that take the day away from their farm and come out here to really get better at what we do….click link for more.
Dennis Gruenbacher, KS Soybean Commission Duane Toews joining you once again with AGam in Kansas at the Kansas Soybean Expo. A meeting of the Kansas Soybean Commission and the Kansas Soybean Association. A chance to catch up with Dennis Gruenbacher and Dennis is Chair of the Kansas Soybean Commission. …click link for more.
Legislative Update with Randy Stookey Good morning, my name is Randy Stookey. I serve as General Counsel and Vice-President of the Kansas Grain and Feed Association. And I also serve as President of the Kansas Agricultural Alliance. And the Alliance is an affiliation of ag-minded associations and we get together…click link for more.
KS Soybean Association – Raylen Phelon Duane Toews joining you once again from the Kansas Soybean Expo held in Topeka, Kansas, in conjunction with the Topeka Farm Show. An opportunity during the Soybean Expo to catch up with Raylen Phelon, President of the Kansas Soybean Association..click link for more.
Grazing on Cover Crops Duane Toews joining you once again with AGam in Kansas. And an opportunity while at the Kansas Grassland and Forage Conference in Manhattan to catch up with Jaymelynn Farney from the southeast part of the state for K-State Research and Extension…click link for more.
Insect Control in Alfalfa Yes, unfortunately there are. The alfalfa weevil is the one that causes problems every year. It’s one of the two insects in Kansas that I consider to be a serious or severe pest. The other one is the sunflower head moth on sunflowers. But what that means is you have to spray for them every year….click link for more.
What is HarvXtra? Duane Toews joining you once again on AGam in Kansas and an opportunity while at the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council Annual Meeting and Winter Conference, a chance to catch up with Jerry Gano with Forage Genetics International. Jerry, you were one of the speakers at the conference this year and I understand from an alfalfa perspective some pretty exciting news was shared….click link for more.
KFB Legislative Update Had the opportunity to talk to Legislators before the session starts and I think there’s an almost unanimous agreement, but probably not quite, that the session will likely be or hopefully be shorter than usual. It is an election year so I think that probably plays in to it. …click link for more.
Old World Bluestem Duane Toews joining you once again here on AGam in Kansas while at the Kansas Grassland and Forage Council. An opportunity to talk with Rick Furnish, from Guyman, Oklahoma, about Old World Bluestem. Rick, you give a little different perspective than certainly those in central and eastern Kansas would look at it…click link for more.
Foreign Agriculture Services Hi this is Kyle Bauer visiting with Philip Karsting, with Foreign Agricultural Services. Philip, I’m going to let you tell me what Foreign Agricultural Services does for USDA? (Philip) Well, I’m really proud to lead the FAS in the Obama Administration. We are the principle foreign affairs agency of USDA…click link for more.
National Resource Conservation Service Thanks Kyle, it’s Associate Chief for Conservation with the Natural Resource Conservation Service, NRCS. (Kyle) And of course, most every county has an NRCS Office, but NRCS is national in scope, but also very, very local…..click link for more.
USDA Rural Development Actually it’s the USDA Rural Development Missionaria, which is comprised of three separate federal agencies, the Rural Business Service, Rural Utility Service and the Rural Housing Service. And we’ve had a lot of different labels over the years and so folks are not always familiar with what USDA Rural Development is today….click link for more.
National Ag Statistics Service Hi this is Kyle Bauer from Kansas City. I have the opportunity to visit with Joseph Prusacki, he is the Director of National Ag Statistics. That is a Division of USDA. Let’s start with what does NAS do?….click link for more.
Soybean Update – Steve Swaffer This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Steve Swaffar, Executive Director of No Till on the Plains is joining us and Steve, its a big celebration coming up January 26th and 27th for the 20th Anniversary of the No Till on the Plains Winter Conference…..click link for more.
Chris Hodges, CEO National Pork Board Yea, 2015 was a big turn year for us. As you remember 2014, we suffered through PED and production was down. But we came into 2015, roared into 2015. We had a lot more production than anybody saw coming and we had a few problems in the export sector….click link for more.
John Weber on Trade Issues Duane Toews joining you again on AGam in Kansas, as we continue with activities in Kansas City at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting meeting with a chance to catch up with John Weber, President-elect of the National Pork Producers Council. And John, a lot of things that have been going on obviously from the Pork Producers Council side of things….click link for more.
Swine Health Information Center And Dr. Sundberg, obviously we think about an industry that relies a great deal on reactionary principles to disease outbreaks. The swine industry seems to be maybe one of the most involved in that kind of an aspect…click link for more.
Dr. Tom Fangman Duane, there’s no doubt that that is the case. We choose an industry that’s constantly changing in dynamic pathogen exposure and pathogen prevention leads to our profitability, as we look at swine production across the United States. ….click link for more.
Bill & Peggy Sproul  Duane Toews joining you with AGam in Kansas. While at the Kansas Livestock Association Annual Convention and Trade Show in Wichita, a chance to catch up with Bill and Peg Sproul, with the Sproul Ranch. Understand that you, the initial, very first time winners of a Leopold Conservation Award…..click link for more.
Soybean Update – Charles Atkinson This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Charles Atkinson is a Great Bend soybean farmer and was just recently elected to the Board of Directors of the American Soybean Association……click link for more.
NCBA’s Shawn Darcy Duane Toews joining you with AGam in Kansas. While at the Kansas Livestock Association Annual Convention and Trade Show in Wichita, a chance to catch up with Shawn Darcy, from Lakewood, Colorado. Shawn you work for National Cattleman’s Beef Association…..click link for more.
US Farmer’s and Ranchers Alliance We are exactly what it says, we’re an alliance of all agricultural and farming organizations in the United States. And we are five years old, we just bumped over our fifth year anniversary. We started with five major commodity groups, we now have nearly 100 farming and ranching organizations and industry partners that are with us in the alliance….click link for more.
Farm Blogger – Lindsay Sankey Duane Toews joining you on AGam in Kansas. While at the Kansas Livestock Association Annual Convention and Trade Show, an opportunity to catch up with Lindsay Sankey from Economy, Indiana, and Lindsay, you got to share some perspective with the producers here at the conference….click link for more.
Soybean Update This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Teresa Brandenburg from Osborne serves as the Chairperson of the Kansas Soybean Expo Committee…..click link for more.
Tracy Brunner Well thank you Kyle. In southern Dickinson County, our operation includes everything from a seed stock to farming, ranching, grazing of yearling cattle and cows/calves on the Flint Hills as well as a feeding operation. So, we’re quite diverse. We’re fourth generation and transferring to the fifth generation now of Brunners in Dickinson County…..click link for more.
Phillip Ellis We’re a fifth generation to ranch in that valley. Third generation on this ranch. It’s good strong summer grass country and a pretty good in winter grass, high plains area. We have raised a commercial Red Angus Hereford cross firm but we’ve been in stocker cattle and registered Red Herefords over the years….click link for more.
Matt Perrier Our family owns and operates Dalebanks Angus Ranch. It’s in the southern Flint Hills of Kansas, about three to five miles northwest of Eureka, Kansas, in Greenwood County. I’m a fifth generation livestock producer, fourth generation to have registered Angus cows on that place. ….click link for more.
Jaret Moyer Kyle, we’re actually located north of Emporia in Lyon County. As many people say, we’re on the front porch of the Flint Hills. My wife and I operate there a backgrounding and stocker operation where we both grow cattle in drylot situation grass traps as well as graze Flint Hills grass on our operation…click link for more.
Soybean Update - Richard Wilkins  This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Richard Wilkins serves as President-Elect of the American Soybean Association…..click link for more.
Future of Livestock Market Hi this is Kyle Bauer continuing to visit with Randy Blach. Randy is the CEO of CattleFax. Randy in the prior segment we talked about kind of what has happened in the years prior as we’ve come through 2015, which in the cattle market has been really tough for the feeder people or for the people feeding cattle…..click link for more.
Challenges for Cattle Producers  Oh, it’s been a roller coaster over the last couple years Kyle. You know, you think about 2000, a transition from 2013 to 2014 we had the third biggest price increase in the history of our industry. And then from ’14 to ’15, we had the third biggest price decline in the history of our business…..click link for more.
Enhancing Beef’s Value Back with more AGam in Kansas from the Kansas Livestock Association Annual Convention and Trade Show in Wichita. We continue our discussion about the Beef Industry Long Range Plan. John Butler and Jerry Bohn joining us. Jerry we think about the opportunity to promote and strengthen beef’s value. …..click link for more.
Beef Industry’s Long Range Plan Duane Toews, joining you on AGam in Kansas, while at the Kansas Livestock Association Annual Meeting Convention and Trade Show in Wichita, a chance to catch up and talk about the Beef Industry Long Range Plan…..click link for more.
Soybean Update – Bob Haselwood This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Bob Haselwood, a Berryton, Kansas, soybean farmer and serves as Chair of the United Soybean Board joins us…..click link for more.
POET Ethanol Products Duane Toews, joining you with AGam in Kansas. And while at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Meetings in Kansas City, Missouri, a chance to talk a little bit about renewable fuel bioenergy and that type of a program that we’ve put together for you. We’ve got the folks at POET, Matt Merritt joins us with the program….click link for more.
Uses for Biodiesel Duane Toews joining you once again here on AGam in Kansas. We continue our discussion about renewables and energy out of agriculture. A chance to catch up with Rob Shaffer with the Illinois Soybean Board…click link for more.
Ethanol Industry and the EPA  Duane Toews joining you with AGam in Kansas. Another opportunity while in Kansas City at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Meetings Trade Talk, catch up with Tom Buis with Growth Energy. And Tom we think about the ethanol energy industry and where it’s grown in the recent years….click link for more.
Renewable Fuels Association Duane Toews, joining you once again on AGam in Kansas, while at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Meetings in Kansas City, Missouri and Trade Talk. A chance to catch up with Robert White with the Renewable Fuels Association. And Robert, pretty important deadline…click link for more.
Soybean Update – Greg Anderson  This the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. We’re joined now by Greg Anderson who is part of the governing board for the National Biodiesel Board. Greg, alot to talk about, but of the fact the use of biodiesel….click link for more.
Kansas Corn Crop Update  Duane Toews, with you again on AGam in Kansas. And while at the Wichita Farm and Ranch Show Market Shootout IX with KFRM and the Wichita Farm and Ranch Show. Derrick Hermesch joined us. Opportunity to talk a little more in depth about corn as specifically Derrick ….click link for more.
Kansas Wheat Crop Update  Duane Toews joining you once again on AGam in Kansas. And while at the Wichita Farm and Ranch Show we hosted the Market Shootout IX, an opportunity to hear from the market analysts on KFRM about different topics that they spoke with producers that night. We take the opportunity to talk specifically with Pete Loewen, Loewen and Associates…..click link for more.
Kansas Soybean Update  Duane Toews joining you once again from the Wichita Farm and Ranch Expo, Market Shootout IX, a program that KFRM provides to around 500 producers across Kansas that take in the event. An opportunity to catch up with the analysts specifically to talk about one commodity and an opportunity to catch up with Mark Gold…..click link for more.
Market Shootout IX – Cattle Update Duane Toews joining you once again here at the Wichita Farm and Ranch Expo during the Market Shootout. Four analysts from KFRM had the opportunity to talk to growers and producers here in the central plains. We pulled them aside, talking specifically about one commodity….click link for more.
Soybean Update - Karen Hanson  This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Karen Hanson, Registered Dietician with HyVee, joins us and Karen you had the privilege of being a part of the Farm Food Tour that took place across Kansas….click link for more.
Tire Tank Install We continue to be here with Herschel George as we’ve done this installation today in Dickinson County of a solar pump. And then also behind us we see the tire tank that was used for the storage. In this particular case Herschel, why did you choose a tire tank? ….click link for more.
NCRS Funding for Water Supply Development I’m the Supervisory District Conversationist at Abilene and in this particular case we have done some…we have a program called the Environmental Quality Incentive Program that we’re assisting with some costs on developing this tire tank and solar pump……click link for more.
Solar Water Pump Installation Have the opportunity to visit with Herschel George as we’re installing this solar pump and tank out here. Herschel has been, I’ll say not necessarily the supervisor, because we saw pictures of you doing everything, but you have pretty much supervised the entire project on how it’s done. It looks like to me you’ve done a number of these….click link for more.
Solar Water Pump and Tire Tank Well this side here we have a little over a quarter grass, about 170 acres. The only place we have water on it is clear on the east side. So, the cattle have to walk a full mile from the west side to get to water. The soil site type here is very sandy. We have tried putting ponds before; just can’t hold enough water….click link for more.
Soybean Update This is an effort which the Kansas Soybean Commission and a couple of the surrounding states, specifically Nebraska, Iowa, and North and South Dakota are involved in, to build relationships with our fellow agriculturalists to the south, the people that are raising livestock in Mexico…..click link for more.
Marketing Ethanol for Pratt Energy Absolutely, it’s very important to this agricultural state. And we market about 55 million gallons annually to the petroleum industry and we have 11 other ethanol plants in the state. We do over 500 million gallons annually as a state, so we consume about 15 or 16 million bushels of corn in our facility, corn or milo…..click link for more.
American Ethanol That’s right. Here we go. Another opportunity, another NASCAR season Duane. We’re over 8 million miles that NASCAR circuit and the drivers have used Sunoco Green E-15 without a single mechanical problem throughout these entire years. It’s a great performance fuel and we’re looking forward to getting it out for consumers to start using as well…..click link for more.
Richard Childress on Ethanol I think the whole key to it goes back to when I met with Tom Bison. We put together a deal to put American ethanol on the car. Even before that we did the testing on our racing fuels and we run E-15, Sunoco E-15 in our race cars today. We did a lot of the testing…..click link for more.
ASI Department Research Update Well, we have a large amount of our activities in the department relates to research, in addition to the extension and teaching activities that we also have. And so associated with that I make sure the people are aware of grant opportunities that are there, look a little bit about…..click link for more.
Soybean Report – Jim Sutter This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Jim Sutter, CEO of the U.S. Soybean Export Council joins us and Jim, back in September USSEC hosted the Third Annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange…..click link for more.
ASI Update from Dr. Ken Odde I have the opportunity to visit with Ken Odde. Ken is the head of the Animal Sciences and Industry Department at Kansas State University. Ken, I have had the opportunity to be an insider on a lot of information over the last few years about the Animal Sciences Department and just how successful it has been…..click link for more.
Swine Research at KSU Alright. I’m an Extension Swine Specialist here in our Animal Sciences Department. And really what that means is I take information that we generate with our research here at K-State and I spend a lot of time with our Kansas producers and those outside of Kansas….click link for more.
Don L. Good Impact Award Well Kyle we started a program or an event called the Animal Science Family and Friends Reunion. This was the inaugural event. We intend for this to go on year after year as part of this event. And really part of the stimulus for it was to have a venue to award the Don L. Good Impact Award each year. And so this year, that award….click link for more.
Soybean Update – NASS The latest numbers from our October 1 survey showed the U.S. soybean crop is forecast at 3.89 billion bushels. That’s down one percent from September and down about one percent from last year. (Greg) Were there any changes as far as yield size and harvested acres? ….Click link for more.
Noxious Weeds he main one in Kansas is Field Bindweed. I think everyone has that. It’s been a problem forever. It was introduced back in the ’30’s for land erosion and it just got out of control. The next one would probably be Musk Thistle. I’m sure a lot of people remember as kids growing up, going into pastures and having to dig Musk Thistle. And those are our two worst…..Click link for more.
Walk-In Hunting Areas Kyle it’s been a great program. We’ve got over a million acres of walk-in hunting which we are second only to South Dakota. South Dakota is up just shy of 1.5 million. Over the last couple of years, to add the walk-in hunting. We’ve got voluntary public access programs, where it’s a little bit different in that we ….Click link for more.
History of the 3i Show Hi this is Kyle Bauer, I have the opportunity and the pleasure to visit with Eddie Estes, he is the, I’ll call you manager, you can help me out on the exact title here in a bit, for the 3i Show. We’re in Dodge City, Kansas. The 3i Show has been a staple of western Kansas agriculture for many, many years….Click link for more.
Wind Generated Electricity Hi this is Kyle Bauer in Dodge City. I have the opportunity to visit with Brett Leopold. He is with ITC. ITC is a unique company for the state of Kansas, deals with a lot of farmers, a lot of rural areas, but not necessarily a name that everyone will know. Brett, tell us about ITC. ….Click link for more.
Soybean Update – Soybean Plant Judging KSF This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Dr. Kevin Donnelly, Professor of Agronomy at Kansas State University is joining us. Dr. Donnelly ….Click link for more.
Ethanol Market Duane Toews joining you at the Kansas Energy Conference in Topeka, Kansas, and a chance to catch up with Jesse McCurry with the United Sorghum Checkoff Program. And Jesse you were on one of the panels that was talking about agriculture issues and primarily water….Click link for more.
Impact of KS Reservoirs on Energy Costs Duane Toews continuing with updates from Topeka at the Kansas Energy Conference, Tracy Streeter with the Kansas Water Office, Director, joins us here on the program. And Tracy we think about water in Kansas. A lot of folks don’t think about it on an energy front, but it does have an impact as far as energy costs, energy savings and efficiency ….Click link for more.
Biodiesel Duane Toews joining you once again on AGam in Kansas while at the Kansas Energy Conference in Topeka. Just to catch up with Sherry Seifert, a consultant working with the Kansas Soybean Commission and Kansas Soybean Association….Click link for more.
Wind Energy Industry Issues Duane Toews joining you with AGam in Kansas while at the Kansas Energy Conference in Topeka, a chance to catch up with Alan Anderson with Polsinelli out of the Kansas City Office. And Alan your group obviously deals as a law firm with a lot of different issues around energy. Speaking specifically about wind projects you’ve been involved with a number…Click link for more.
Advantages of Subsurface Drip Irrigation  Duane Toews continuing with updates from Topeka at the Kansas Energy Conference, Tracy Streeter with the Kansas Water Office, Director, joins us here on the program. And Tracy we think about water in Kansas. A lot of folks don’t think about it on an energy front, but it does have an impact as far as energy costs…Click link for more.
Soybean Update – Weather Outlook Well the weather is actually looking pretty favorable from the harvest standpoint. The question will be just how much of the rain materializes. We’re looking at temperatures being in the moderate range, with highs maybe approaching 80 degrees towards the midweek in advance of the next frontal system. …Click link for more.
KSU Beef Stocker Conf. – Future of Cattle Production Yea, things are always moving. We’re definitely at a bearish tone in the market. Always trying to not feed that bearish tone, but a lot of unbiased information on why that’s going on. If I could synthesize it for our listeners here, was there’s growing concern on the demand front, particularly how fast global economic…Click link for more.
KSU Beef Stocker Conf. –  Zelnate As far as for stocker operators calf health, if they’re not healthy, they’re not growing. And for a stocker operator it’s pretty critical to get those calves cleaned up, straightened out and ready to go to grass….Click link for more.
KSU Beef Stocker Conf. – Moly Manufacturing Duane, yes we were originally with the Beef Stocker Unit from the very beginning. We provided a Silencer Squeeze Chute and an overhead scale and alleyways. And actually one of our very first turret gates came in here. And that’s been about ten years ago now. And so it’s been a very successful program for us here and they’ve been a great partner to work with….Click link for more.
KSU Beef Stocker Conf. – Blue Stem For AGam in Kansas I’m Duane Toews joining you from the Kansas State University Beef Stocker Conference, a chance to catch up with Walt Fick, talking about grasses. And it’s got Blue Stem in the name, but obviously Walt, all Blue Stems are not the same.  …Click link for more.
Soybean Update - Crop Rotation  That’s correct, you know rotation is a very important part of an integrated pest management program to manage plant diseases. But really to get the most benefit out of rotation there are some additional considerations to think about….Click link for more.
Tena Cobb – KSF Exhibitor Yes, that’s right, we’re hoping to go to Madison, Wisconsin, to the World Dairy Expo with our beautiful girl Sterling, and see how we will do there. It’s probably the best dairy show in the whole world. And I’m a little bit intimidated by it, but I’m gonna take that chance and we’re gonna step out of our safety  …Click link for more.
Dairy Bar – KS Dairy Association Oh I tell you what, we run the Dairy Bar down here underneath the Grandstand every year and we have had a lot of people come down. I’m sure the attendance is way up for the fair this year. …Click link for more.
Southwest Dairy Farmers Yes, we’ve been running the milking demonstrations here at the Fair for the last three years. We took it over from Fort Hays State about three years ago. We’ve been doing six shows a day, educating the public on what we do on the farm and showing them how we get milk from our cows to them as a consumer….Click link for more.
Niche Marketing for Small Dairies Yea, adaption for a small family farm is kind of the key right now because the corporate farms are making more money, making it harder for the small family farms. So it’s been vital for us to find a niche. What marketing tool would work for us to be able to stay, keep the vitality going in our farm and even stay in business?…Click link for more.
Sheep Judging – KSF Oh, we had a lot of fun out here at the fair with the kids. They work a long time to get to this point and to feed these animals and work with them at home for a long period of time, to get to show day and so this was a big week for them. And it was a fun time for me. The quality was really good and the kids do a great job of showing and it’s fun to evaluate the lambs….Click link for more.
Goat Judging – KSF Duane Toews joining you with AGam in Kansas. While at the Kansas State Fair an opportunity to catch up with some of the Grand Drive judges. That being the youth program for the 4-H and FFA members who are showing their livestock here at the Kansas State Fair. ….Click link for more.
Cattle Judging – KSF Well first off I grew up showing cattle, grew up going to the 4-H circles. That’s been for me an opportunity to give back. The folks here at Kansas State Fair have been awesome. Everything’s run smoothly. Getting cattle in and out of the ring has been really easy. That part is great. ….Click link for more.
Swine Judging – KSF Duane Toews joining you with AGam in Kansas, an opportunity while at the Kansas State Fair in the Grand Drive, the Youth Show for the 4-H and FFA Livestock, a chance to catch up with the judges this year. Today we have the opportunity to catch up with Ben Bobell from Lincoln, Illinois….Click link for more.