TOPEKA – Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill Wednesday granting a sales tax exemption for rural fencing supplies and services purchased by wildfire victims.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday that more than $6 million in funding is now available for those affected by the wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
TOPEKA - Gov. Sam Brownback will sign on Wednesday morning legislation authorizing a state sales tax exemption for those buying supplies and services to replace wildfire-destroyed agricultural fencing.
BUCYRUS, Ohio - Ohio farmers are sending hay, fencing materials and other supplies to Kansas to help ranches that were devastated by wildfires this month.
Winter Livestock will have a benefit auction for those affected by the wildfires.
Some students in Ashland are spending their spring break tearing out burned-up fences as their family and friends deal with the aftermath of the state’s largest wildfire.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, R-Kansas last week requested a meeting with United States Department of Agriculture Acting Secretary Michael Young in his Washington, D.C. office.
Dave and Mindy Brass were in Coldwater when they got a message from their daughter, Victoria, a county agent in Comanche County.
GYP HILLS - As his mud-covered pickup comes over a rise on a recent morning, mist blankets the horizon of Gyp Hills grass.
Among those hit hard by last week’s wildfire outbreak are the surviving beef cattle. From mild surface burns to debilitating hoof injuries, ranchers and veterinarians are teaming up to render care and compassion.
MEADE – A Kansas 4-H Club has rallied supporters in the state and surrounding states to take in orphaned calves whose mothers were victims of the wildfires that raced across several western counties last week.
Due to the recent outbreak of fires in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, the Risk Management Agency has received requests to allow additional time for agriculture producers to report their acres for short-rate eligibility.
Help is coming and is here – where the prairie is singed to the earth – and at all hours.
The last thing Greg Gardiner saw before everything went black was his brother Mark heading to the horse barn.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The governors of Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and New Mexico are seeking temporary suspension of grazing restrictions for farmers and ranchers because of wildfires.
You can hear the emotion in Ashland Mayor Kendal Kay's voice as he tells about the worn-out rancher who showed up Tuesday - his home destroyed and almost all his cattle dead.
For 66 years, this acreage south of Hutchinson has been an outdoor classroom for farmers.
Ranchers in Clark County lost anywhere from 3,000 to 9,000 head of cattle in Monday’s wildfire.
Wildfires aren’t that unusual, according to Bill Barby, 63, who has spent his whole life working on his 3,700-acre ranch that spreads across Clark and Comanche counties.
Aerial surveys will begin March 16 and run through mid-May in five states containing lesser prairie-chicken habitat. The surveys are conducted annually by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) to document population trends and how the bird is responding to management …
LANE COUNTY — When looking out over the vast swaths of land in southern Lane County, it’s not difficult to see that a fire just recently devoured 18,000 acres within county lines, and an estimated 39,000 more acres in Hodgeman and Ness counties.
A fire that started in Lane County around noon Monday and spread into Hodgeman and Ness counties, was confirmed Wednesday morning to have scorched 57,000 acres over two days, contributing to what already has been a record year for grass fires in Kansas.
Gov. Sam Brownback is in the running to lead the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Rome, where he would coordinate the work of agencies involved in food and agriculture programs, a public radio report said Wednesday.
TOPEKA – Legislation is in the works that would provide tax assistance to farmers, ranchers, homeowners and utilities that have suffered losses from wildfires.
With a fire blazing toward their home, there wasn’t time.
Emergency crews in Kansas struggled Tuesday to contain wildfires that have scorched hundreds of square miles of land in four states, killing six people and forcing thousands of others to flee their homes ahead of the wind-whipped flames.
TOPEKA - The Kansas Livestock Association is launching a relief effort for ranchers affected by wildfires that have scorched hundreds of square miles of land in the state.
Totally spent and covered in soot, Scott Martin had just been fighting fires for more than 16 hours.
CULLISON – South-central and southwest Kansas is on fire.
Even as the process of writing a new farm bill begins, with the Senate Ag Committee holding its first public field hearing recently in Manhattan, some innovative farmers are dropping out of the farm program entirely over requirements they say are too restrictive.
The interactions that bring information about the latest Kansas State University research to farmers who base production decisions on it often happen over a cup of coffee or while standing in a field.
CIMARRON — Cimarron Fire Chief and Gray County Rural Fire Coordinator Rex Beemer organized a gathering Thursday night of Gray county farmers and firefighters to address safety hazards presented by grassfires.
SYLVIA - On a recent afternoon, 91-year-old Charles Dealy stepped over a hot wire into his pasture of cows and bulls, coaxing one over to him with loving affection.
TOPEKA – A panel of Kansas farmers and food assistance organizers repined a recent downturn in the agricultural economy Wednesday as they looked ahead to a new farm bill and kept a wary eye on trade talks.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday mandating a review of an Obama-era Environmental Protection Agency rule that Kansas farmers have said would have affected the state’s intermittent streams and drainage ditches.
DUNLAP — Benjamin “Pap” Singleton, who was born a slave in 1809 in Nashville, Tenn., considered himself a latter-day Moses.
Looking back didn’t help, Zach Short said.
There is no Trump in Kansas, but Scott County has Pence.
INDEPENDENCE - It's time for Laura's house to get a makeover.