Category Archives: Agronomy

Crop Conditions – May 23, 2014

Kansas Wheat Commission held its board meeting today at the K-State Agricultural Research Center in Hays, Kansas. I visited with a few Kansas Wheat Commissioners to find out about the quality of their crop and when they believe they’ll be … Continue reading

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Wheat Film Hits National Audience

Harvesting the High Plains, a wheat documentary, aired on national television Oct. 1. The film, narrated by Mike Rowe, tells the story of Kansas Wheat farmers and the obstacles they have overcome to reach the successes of today. Intended to … Continue reading

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Congressional Assistants Visit K-State to Discuss Wheat Research

Wheat research took center stage during the first day of the Annual Kansas State University Congressional Agricultural Assistants tour held this week in Manhattan. The tour provides an opportunity for K-State to highlight major research projects, particularly those funded with … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Crops

With the release of the USDA’s August Crop Report earlier this week, the size of the Kansas Wheat Crop has been making the news. Overall the crop came in above many early season estimates, including the USDA’s own pre-harvest June … Continue reading

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KWIC Welcomes Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy

The Kansas Wheat Commission welcomed an old friend to the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center on July 25. Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, director of the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), toured the KWIC and learned more about the wheat … Continue reading

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The Faces of Harvest: Mike and Tanner Brown, Colby

It has been a rough few years for farmers in western Kansas. Drought has taken its toll on many farmers,  and Mike Brown of Solomon Creek Farms near Colby, is no exception. The 2013 wheat yields have been disappointing for … Continue reading

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The Faces of Harvest: Lance Russell, Hays

Lance Russell knew from age 3 that farming was all he wanted to do. Everything about farming was fascinating: all the machinery, the wonder of growing crops and especially, wheat harvest. “Wheat harvest was the happiest time of the year. … Continue reading

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