Tag: crops

The beans are in the bag. Now that the soybean harvest is at a close, the Register sat down with Piqua Co-op general manager Kevin Day to get a sense for how the season went…

From agricultural education to preserving family history, the Lampe Heritage Farm and Pumpkin Patch is a labor of love. Its proprietors are Don and Shelia Lampe, who delight in recreating a rural experience for people…

How’s the corn harvest going so far this year? Turns out, the answer is more complicated than it seems, with farmers and employees at the Piqua CO-OP giving a range of answers. Some, like farmer…

Crop dusters have been taking to the skies in Allen County and surrounding areas over the past couple of weeks. In order to get a closer look at the process, this Register reporter visited the…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas farmers have begun planting their next year’s winter wheat crops. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 1% of the winter wheat has now been planted in Kansas. That…

An exceptionally wet summer has local farmer Dick Works ?cautiously? optimistic about potential harvests this fall. Farmers are not ready to turn the page on 2019, despite an array of obstacles. Low-flying crop dusters have…

According to the results from the 2017 agriculture census released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Kansas ranks fifth in production. The census is taken every four to five years, with the first being conducted…

While payment amounts for the Market Facilitation Program ? a federal assistance program for farmers hurt by the current trade wars ?  were released last week for each county nationwide, it remains to be seen…

For 45 years Craig Mentzer has been farming his land in Geneva, an unincorporated town in northwestern Allen County. He’s endured floods, he’s weathered several droughts, but with 2019 just past the halfway mark he…

PLEVNA, Kan. (AP) — P.J. Sneed walked through his small greenhouse in central Kansas checking on rows and rows of small hemp plants just waiting to be put into the ground. The plants inside the…