• 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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  • By Kathy Hanks Kansas Agland
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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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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump unveiled a $1.15 trillion budget on Thursday, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes many domestic programs to finance a significant increase in the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump unveiled a $1.15 trillion budget on Thursday, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes many domestic programs to finance a significant increase in the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

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DES MOINES, Iowa — For years a utility that supplies drinking water to Iowa's capital city has spent millions of dollars to rid its water supply of pollutants that run off farm fields upstream. Finally, exasperated officials filed a lawsuit to force the agricultural counties to clamp down on…

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three types of potatoes genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat, federal officials announced.

The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) compensates livestock owners and contract growers for livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather, including losses due to wildfires, hurricanes, floods, blizzards, extreme heat or extreme cold. For 2017, eligible losses m…

MANHATTAN - In February 2017, the Kansas Department of Agriculture sponsored seven Kansans in an agricultural trade mission to AgroFarm Russia to expand market opportunities in productive animal husbandry. AgroFarm Russia is a leading exhibition for animal husbandry and animal breeding, and …