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Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services is here to assist you with your agricultural questions. We have been providing Kansas producers with legal, financial and mediation services for over 25 years.

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NFU Encourages USDA to Utilize and Expand Mediation Program, Cites Increased Financial Distress in Farm Country
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2015 – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson today encouraged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to prepare for increased economic instability and financial stress for American family farmers and ranchers through the USDA Certified Agricultural Mediation Program. Read more...

USDA Designates 5 Counties in Kansas as Primary Natural Disaster Areas With Assistance to Producers in Surrounding States
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated counties in Kansas, in two separate disaster designations as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by multiple disasters that occurred in 2015. Read more...

Statement from Secretary Tom Vilsack on Updated 2015 U.S. Farm Income Forecast
WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2015 - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today made the following statement:

"Today's farm income forecast is heartening for all Americans. The past several years have seen unprecedented highs in farm income, and despite the fact that farm income is forecast to be down from record levels, today's projections provide a snapshot of a rural America that continues to remain stable and resilient in the face of the worst animal disease outbreak in our nation's history and while the western United States remains gripped by drought. Thanks to its ability to be competitive through thick and thin, American agriculture remains fundamentally sound, supporting and creating good-paying American jobs for millions." Read more...

USDA Encourages Producers to Consider Risk Protection Coverage before Fall Crop Sales Deadlines
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2015 – Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini today encouraged producers to examine the available U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) crop risk protection options, including federal crop insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage, before the sales deadline for fall crops. Read more...

Kansas Farmers Encouraged to be Proactive in Wheat Disease Control
Manhattan, Kansas, Aug. 20, 2015 – Kansas farmers are encouraged to be especially cognizant during wheat planting season to select wheat varieties with high resistance to fungal diseases as well as to apply fungicides to seed before drilling wheat this season.  Wheat flag smut was detected in Kansas earlier this summer and with potential yield and trade implications from the fungus prevention in the upcoming crop will be important. Read more...

We can help!
Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services provides agriculturists the resources they need to solve legal and financial issues. If you have any questions about how we can provide assistance, please give us a call. Calls are free and confidential.

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Char Henton, Mediation Coordinator

Forrest Buhler, Staff Attorney

Janel Koons, Extension Assistant

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