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Winter Grazing of Cover Crops

Question: How many acres of cover crop does a cow-calf pair need to make it through a typical winter? -From South-Central Kansas Answers: Assuming a fall calving operation, a 1300 lb cow and about 3600…

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Soil Health: A Paradigm Shift with Jack Geiger

Jack Geiger an organic farmer and star of the Geiger Farm Youtube channel visits with Kansas Rural Center Program Manager Ryan Goertzen-Regier and Kansas Rural Center Board of Directors President Zack Pistora about the his choice to grow organic, how the market affects his bottom line, and the diverse mechanics of his farm.

Jack Geiger an organic farmer and star of the Geiger Farm Youtube channel visits with Kansas Rural Center Program Manager Ryan Goertzen-Regier and Kansas Rural Center Board of Directors President Zack Pistora about the his…

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Soil Health and the Farm Bill with Nick Levendofsky

Executive Director of the Kansas Farmers Union, Nick Levedofsky visits with Kansas Rural Center Program Manager Ryan Goertzen-Regier and Kansas Rural Center Board of Directors President Zack Pistora about the history of the Farm Bill, how it affects everyone, who represents Kansans, and how to communicate our needs with those in Washington D.C.

Listen here! Soil Health Series Ep. 02 — Kansas Rural Center

Links:

Kansas Farmers Union – https://www.kansasfarmersunion.com

History of the United States Farm Bill – https://bit.ly/3Qcd7eC

National Farmers Union Fly-In – https://nfu.org/fly-in/

Conservation Stewardship Program – https://bit.ly/3CX4DVE

EQUIP – Environmental Quality Incentives Program – https://bit.ly/3AQMxSO

Episode Timeline:

00 – Introduction

03 – Take care of the land and it will take care of you

06 – Climate Change

11 – Where do we come from, and what could we do better?

17 – What do we have to do to take the Farm Bill to the next level?

21 – Stats on individuals approved for programs stemming from the Farm Bill.

25 – Working with the current administration.

27 – Who Is representing Kansas farmers in D.C. and how can we reach them?

33 – Will political games get in the way?

36 – Nutrition programs are the most divisive but everyone gets behind conservation programs.

39 – This is the most American Bill!

Executive Director of the Kansas Farmers Union, Nick Levedofsky visits with Kansas Rural Center Program Manager Ryan Goertzen-Regier and Kansas Rural Center Board of Directors President Zack Pistora about the history of the Farm Bill,…

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