• 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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  • By Mary Clarkin Our Capitol Bureau
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TOPEKA - Permitting heavier grain and livestock tractor-trailers on Kansas roads and extending agriculture-related fees came before separate legislative committee hearings Thursday in Topeka.

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  • Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, Nutrient Management Specialist ruizdiaz@ksu.edu
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In recent years, sulfur (S) deficiency in wheat has become common in many areas of Kansas, particularly in no-till wheat. Classic S deficiency symptoms, confirmed by soil and plant analysis, have been observed in many no-till wheat fields during periods of rapid growth in the spring. These o…

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Spring is the optimal time for many people to do prescribed burns across Kansas, especially in the Flint Hills. It invigorates grass/crop growth, reduces noxious weeds, and eliminates excessive dead plant material. These materials, often called fuels, can be variable from season to season. I…

  • By Candace Krebs Contributing Writer
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For most people, Jan. 1 was a relaxing holiday, complete with parades, football and bowls of black-eyed peas. For livestock producers, it was the day when a new rule went into effect placing the use of all medically important antibiotics that are administered through feed or water under vete…