Tag: Legal

Pros and Cons of Selling Direct on the Farm

Pros and Cons of Selling Direct On the Farm

Selling your own produce directly from your own farm can be quite a challenge, but one with rich rewards.

Kansas Ag Connection

Kansas Ag Connection

Looking for a good way to keep up with daily agriculture-related headlines? Give Kansas Ag Connection a try! Subscribers to On the Range, our weekly country living update (read more), […]

The Agricultural Adjustment Act in the Great Plains: Part 2

The Agricultural Adjustment Act in the Great Plains: Part 2

Adjusting Livestock Production In an effort to reduce hog numbers, payments were also distributed to farmers who would destroy their piglets and pregnant sows. About 6 million piglets were slaughtered […]

The Agricultural Adjustment Act in the Great Plains: Part 1

The Agricultural Adjustment Act in the Great Plains: Part 1

Between 1929 and 1932, the net income of the average farm operator fell 69%. Prices for agricultural products were at their lowest since the 1890s. Wheat sold for only 25 […]

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

Did you know that the last time a Kansas county boundary changed was as recent as 1978? Did you know that Kansas lost some land to Missouri when the Missouri […]

Food Preservation

Food Preservation

Preserving the food we grow at home or buy in bulk from a local farmer can seem daunting to the beginner. We know that food safety is important, but how […]

Veterinary Feed Directive Affects Small Farms, Too

New Rules Take Medicated Livestock Feeds Off the Shelf

The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) was developed to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock production, primarily to fend off antibiotic-resistant diseases in humans.  The Centers for Disease Control estimate […]

2016 Election Results

2016 Kansas Election Results

United States President Donald Trump (R): 276 electoral votes Hillary Clinton (D): 218 electoral votes   United States Senate Jerry Moran* (R): 62% of vote Patrick Wiesner (D): 32% Robert […]

LegiScan Bill Tracking

LegiScan Bill Tracking

Interested in tracking the progress of that important or controversial piece of legislation?  LegiScan’s bill tracking tool makes it easy. There are several ways you can use this online tool: […]

How Vermont's GMO Labeling Law

How Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law Affects You

On July 1, 2016, a law will go into effect in Vermont that promises to impact Americans in all 50 states.  It is Act 120, a labeling law requiring food […]