DODGE CITY – Western Kansas Manufacturers Association, sponsor of the annual 3i Show, is excited to announce the return of High School Ag Career Day! High School Ag Career Day was a long-standing tradition of the 3i Show and, with the new October show dates falling once again during the scho…

MANHATTAN – In an industry traditionally dominated by men, women have a strong and growing presence in U.S. agriculture. In fact, more and more women are choosing to own and manage their own farms. At the 2015 Women Managing the Farm Conference, the ultimate goal is to provide women with the…

The Kansas economy relies on water and for more than a generation, experts have warned that western Kansas' economic resource is vanishing. With Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback putting a focus on the state's dwindling water supply, The Hutchinson News and the Salina Journal are delving into the issues surrounding the declining Ogallala Aquifer and how it affects Kansas. Our series will run through July 27.
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Many Kansas farmers and companies already are taking action to conserve water. Here are some honored by the state at the Governor’s Water Conference in November.

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MILTONVALE – Folks have noticed drilling rigs poking holes in the central Kansas prairie, and they’re wondering about the ramifications of transforming pastures and dryland fields into irrigated cropland.

When it comes to water, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is 100 percent correct: Talking about saving the Ogallala Aquifer must come to an end and be replaced by meaningful action.

Dead Towns

Kansas has more than 6,000 dead towns. Here are a few of them I traveled to as a Hutchinson News journalist.