• By John Green The Hutchinson News jgreen@hutchnews.com
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Weldon Headings learned his trade repairing equipment on the family farm, and on the road while working as a harvest custom cutter for more than a decade.

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JETMORE – In the heart of cattle country you’d expect a hamburger joint on Jetmore’s Main Street, not a Thai restaurant.

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Kiowa County United – The nonprofit was spearheaded by local Scott Brown. However, his idea came to fruition thanks to several community members who were concerned about the roadblocks they saw to rebuilding Greensburg’s business sector.

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Yes, this is small-town Kansas, population 6,300. But in this town with an economy centered on feedlots, dairies and irrigation, creative artists like Janice Baldwin are spiraling thanks to this downtown store.

Called the Main ARTery, it is a place that showcases the work of southwest Kansas’ creative. Yet, it is more than just a gallery, said Tracy Teeter, who purchased the business in January. She offers classes, as well as workspace so artists can hone their skills and finish projects in a congenial atmosphere.

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HUGOTON – For Rebecca Degollado, the steady stream of semitractor trailers along Main Street hauling milk, cattle and other agriculture products is a reminder that this isn’t the same town in which she opened her business 13 years ago.

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INMAN - Three families’ pursued a dream. They hoped if they turned a hay field into a training center for athletes, people would come.

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People arrive in waves at Inman’s Harvest Café.

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As farmers grapple with plummeting farm economy, Mykel Taylor and other Kansas State University economists are hitting the road to offer advice to worried farmers trying to survive through tougher financial times.

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  • Mark Minton Kansas Agland
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As many as 10,000 acres in Kansas soon will be eligible for a new conservation project intended to enhance and restore state playas, providing critical habitat for migratory birds and improving water quality for neighboring communities and municipalities.

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MANHATTAN - The Kansas Department of Agriculture, K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will host a regional workshop in Olathe on Feb. 10 to assist farmers-market vendors and managers. It's the second of four regional workshops being hosted by KD…

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MANHATTAN – To update and inform dairy producers and allied industry on findings from research projects relevant to the dairy industry, Kansas State University will host the 2017 Kansas Dairy Days in Seneca on Jan. 31 and Whiteside on Feb. 2.

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MANHATTAN – The Kansas Department of Agriculture, in partnership with K-State Research and Extension, the Kaw Valley Mycological Society and the University of Kansas, is offering a session to help people earn the necessary approval to sell wild morel mushrooms.