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Swimming Through Summer

Spending time at a pool has always been an integral part of summer for my little family. My kids have participated in swim lessons every summer since they were born. From participating in the “mommy and me” lessons offered by a local YMCA, to group lessons at a nearby community pool, my two children have spent many of their summer days looking forward to a refreshing break from the Kansas heat by jumping into a pool.

Voting for Agriculture

Judging by my mailbox, TV and social media, we are in the silly season of politics. Yes, the August primary is drawing near and the last, final and, in some cases, desperate push for your vote is happening. This year is a critical year for those of us in agriculture to make sure ag-friendly candidates are elected. I would also make the case that for those of you not involved in agriculture it is in your best interest as a consumer of food to elect ag-friendly candidates.

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Beef herd management tips for July!

Well wheat harvest is progressing around north central Kansas and harvest season can be a very stressful time for farm families, so it is important to remember to practice safety guidelines to keep everyone safe. However, producers simply move onto the next management decision on their farm. Life must continue even in this crazy situation with Covid-19! The cow-calf enterprise is the most prominent component of the livestock sector in this area, so producers are continually faced with management decisions every day.

Worries and Routines

A recent survey of Kansas Ag Alliance members reveals the economic turmoil wrought by Covid-19 on the state’s farmers, ranchers and ag retailers. The survey was conducted in late May. Responses came from a broad spectrum of growers and other agriculturally related businesses across the state.

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