JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jobs were vanishing by the thousands when Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon took office in the midst of the greatest recession in decades.
SNYDER — Sure, feral hogs cause their share of trouble.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey of business leaders suggests the economy will continue slowing in nine Midwest and Plains states, in part because of manufacturing weakness.
BAKER, Mont. - Don’t call Duane Brockel, 78, a retired farmer/rancher.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Andy Wooliver would prefer to not haul his crop of pumpkins from the field by hand this season. Fortunately, he knows a lot of customers are willing to pay to do it themselves.
PAWNEE ROCK – It’s easy to pretend you are in the south of France or Napa Valley as you step onto the patio of Rosewood Winery.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Monday that voters can consider the so-called "Right to Farm" ballot initiative during the general election this fall, but some members of the state's highest court said state lawmakers should require that challenges to ballot measures be file…
The jagged hole in the roof of the chicken coop at Ginger’s Farm shows the sky, but there are no birds to see it. The coop has been empty for months, nearly as long as the beehive surrounded by tiny winged corpses. The plot that used to grow everything from raspberries to onions to cabbage i…
OMAHA, Neb. — A survey of supply managers in nine Midwestern and Plains states released Monday reflected a slight dip in business conditions in April after rising in the three previous months, but it still points to modest economic growth.
TOPEKA – A Baldwin City legislator turned to a procedural device Friday in an attempt to compel Senate action on a proposed state constitutional amendment gradually repealing the statewide sales tax on food by 2019.
TOPEKA -- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted down an effort by Sen. Pat Roberts to prohibit states from requiring genetically modified food labels.
Two cattle mutilation cases in McPherson and Harvey counties have law enforcement officials still searching for answers – even delving into cases from more than 40 years ago.
MOBERLY, Mo. — Mike McKeown opens the back door of his Missouri farm house and is met with a chilly gust. "Stupid wind," he mutters.
Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have requirements that utilities get a certain amount of their electricity from renewable sources. Nine additional states have goals for renewable energy, while a dozen others have no targets. A state-by-state look at renewable energy policies.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has lifted the last remaining quarantines on poultry farms that were infected with a deadly form of bird flu, officials announced Tuesday, marking a milestone in the state's recovery from an outbreak that cost its turkey and egg producers more than 9 million birds.
WICHITA - The nation's net farm income is the lowest since 2002, and with another year of low commodity prices, demand for agriculture loans is surging as farmers struggle to make ends meet.
Sept. 11-20 – Kansas State Fair – Hutchinson.Sept 24 – Beef Stocker Field Day – Manhattan – (785) 532-5427 or www.KSUbeef.orgSept. 29 – Ag Lenders Conference – Garden City – (785) 532-1504 or firstname.lastname@example.orgSept. 30 – Ag Lenders Conference – Manhattan-- (785) 532-1504 email@example.comOct. 9 – Agron…
STERLING, N.D. – The grain elevator that towers over this small prairie town has been humming with workers loading crops onto rail cars destined for domestic and worldwide markets.
New rules intended to protect streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act have generated more than 1 million comments for and against, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
As underground supplies of water dwindle throughout much of western Kansas and state leaders clamor for ways to extend the life of a vital resource, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is certain his office will be called upon at some point.
The 2015 Kansas State Fair will not be allowed to have poultry events, exhibits and sales due to an order signed by the Kansas Secretary of Agriculture on Tuesday.
AgriLife Extension expert warns of possible rust epidemic in Texas wheat crop
PRAGUE, Okla. — A Prague resident has filed a lawsuit against two energy companies seeking class-action status for people in nine counties who were affected by recent earthquakes.
An Arkansas agriculture professor is flying kites to snap aerial photos of soybean fields after a federal agency ruled he couldn't use remote-controlled aircraft to capture the images.
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Agriculture commodity group leaders raised concerns over drainage ditches being federally regulated and increased paperwork for farm employee safety requirements.
Politics has played a substantial role in the state’s water challenge, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said, but it will soon assume the lead as the state forges solutions.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Confusion over what types of waterways are covered under the Clean Water Act is driving an Environmental Protection Agency effort to clarify who has jurisdiction over those waters, EPA’s chief told a group of farm interests Thursday in Kansas City.
OMAHA, Neb. — A backlog of grain shipments across the Great Plains has been reduced but not eliminated, so U.S. regulators are requiring BNSF and Canadian Pacific railroads to provide weekly updates on their efforts to catch up before harvest.
ENID, Okla. - Recent rain has improved the drought situation in parts of northwest Oklahoma, but farmers are needing drier weather so they can harvest their wheat and canola crops.
ENID, Okla - Recent rains are expected to have little impact on the local wheat and canola harvest.
ST. LOUIS - U.S. corn growers may surpass last year's record production despite lesser acreage devoted to the grain, but corn prices later in the year could edge lower, a federal report forecast Friday well ahead of an unpredictable summer.
LUBBOCK, Texas - The sky turns pink or brown as the dust clouds billow and swirl on the Southern Plains, leaving those caught outdoors with grit on their teeth and in their eyes, much like the days of the Dust Bowl. But due to the drought conditions that have been a constant presence since …
WATFORD CITY, N.D. - When Brent Sanford graduated high school nearly 25 years ago, his tiny prairie town seemed to be withering away. Storefronts were shuttered, senior classes shrinking, families packing up and moving out. He joined the exodus.
ST. LOUIS - At a time most years when farmers would be in full swing of planting corn, Stanley Blunier and most other growers near his central Illinois farm still hadn't begun the annual ritual on Tuesday because fields simply are too wet or too cold to be receptive to fragile seeds.