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New technologies can help improve feed efficiency in beef cattle

Improving feed conversion in beef cattle without sacrificing quality can help producers increase profitability long-term. Robby Bondurant, a ruminant nutritionist with Furst-McNess, says focusing on performance provides opportunity for producers.  “Financial sustainability is important in the beef industry and if we can’t remain financially... Read More.

Using technology to improve potato production

Potatoes are a staple in diets around the world. Charles Miller with Solynta, a leading seed potato breeding company, says innovative hybrid potato breeding technologies help improve production and tackle global food insecurity. AUDIO: Healthy Living on potatoes ... Using... Read More.

Pork prospects improve

The first quarter of 2024 has seen a slight rebound for the pork industry.  Steve Meyer, chief livestock economist for Ever.Ag, says the price picture for hogs has improved recently… “It’s better, but I won’t say it’s great by any stretch.”  He says, “Primarily with... Read More.

Governor Kelly Announces More than $14M to Improve 37 Kansas Airports

By the Kansas Department of Transportation TOPEKA, Kan. — Governor Laura Kelly announced yesterday, (March 5th) that 58 projects at 37 airports have been selected to receive $14.3 million through the Kansas Airport Improvement Program (KAIP).“Improvements made to our aviation infrastructure... Read More.

GAO report: USDA can improve on foreign ag land data

A recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office says USDA needs to do a better job collecting, tracking and sharing data on foreign-owned agricultural land. The latest information from USDA says in 2022, more than 43 million acres of U.S. agricultural land is... Read More.

Grants available to improve supply chain efficiency

Missouri Agriculture Director Chris Chinn says new USDA-funded grants are available to help improve the efficiency of the middle of the ag supply chain. “This funding came about because of COVID. USDA saw some bottlenecks in the food processing system and this money is... Read More.

South Dakota winter wheat, soil moisture improve

What a difference a year makes. The USDA says soil moisture levels in South Dakota are well above a year ago thanks to a recent shift in weather, which is aiding the winter wheat crop. 54% of winter wheat in South Dakota is rated good... Read More.

Kansas to Receive More than $5.4M to Improve 9-8-8 Capacity

By the Kansas Office of the Governor TOPEKA, Kan. — Governor Laura Kelly announced today that the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) is receiving more than $5.4 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental... Read More.

Jayhawks Improve to 3-0 with 31-24 Victory at Nevada

RENO, Nev. ( — Devin Neal rushed for three touchdowns and Jalon Daniels threw for 298 yards as Kansas Football remained unbeaten on the year with a 31-24 victory at Nevada on Saturday night at Mackay Stadium.BOX SCOREThe win marked the 600th in program... Read More.