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Your sorghum fields can earn big honors.

The National Sorghum Producers reminds farmers that it's not too late to enter your grain sorghum fields into its National Yield Contest. If your harvest is at least 10 days away, you can send the NSP your express entry by overnight delivery. Entry forms are available at www.sorghumgrowers.com…

The contest is divided into five divisions: Conventional-till Irrigated, Conventional-till Non-Irrigated, Reduced-till Irrigated, No-till Non-Irrigated, and Mulch-till Non-Irrigated. You can also compete for special honors with food grade sorghums…

All state and national winners will be recognized at the Sorghum Industry Conference in Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M. January 14-16 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa

The Kansas Livestock Association reports that one of its Cattle Feeder Council members reported the theft of about $16,000 in pharmaceuticals either Oct. 6 or Oct. 7. The loss includes: Draxxin Lot # K6A00111 – 11- 500 CC Bottles; Excede Lot # 31PKY - 6 - 100 CC Bottles; Tetradure No Lot # - 3 - 500 CC Bottles; A180 No Lot # - 1 - 250 CC Bottle…

KLA offers a reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the loss. If you have information, call the KLA office at (785) 273-5115 or your local authorities…

The Kansas Association of Wheat Growers reports that the National Association of Wheat Growers has developed its wish list for the 2007 Farm Policy. The group voted Oct. 5 to approve policy that calls for a wheat target price of $5.29 and a direct payment of $1.19…

The proposal would bring wheat up to an equal status with other commodities, KAWG board members believe. NAWG will present its farm bill proposal to other commodity groups, at which point a compromise will hopefully be reached and submitted to Congress for consideration…

We've learned that Barb Oplinger, administrator of the Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, has resigned that position. In her 7 years at the helm, KFAC has produced a myriad of educational materials that teach children about science, math, geography and history using agriculture as an example…

More people in the news: Chuck Rice, Manhattan, soil scientist at Kansas State University and Brian Lindley, Wamego, co-coordinator of No-Till on the Plains, Inc., were named by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns to the Agriculture Air Quality Task Force. Each will serve two-year terms.

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