MEADE – Off a dirt road on an abandoned farmstead in Meade County, Rex Buchanan searched for a metal pipe hidden in tall weeds.
With mountains of wheat piled at elevators not far from his west-central Kansas farm, Ron Suppes is hopeful about America’s next agriculture secretary.
TOPEKA – Kansas wildlife officials are fighting declining interest in outdoor activities among millennials, with lawmakers eyeing possible culprits that include poor cell reception and support for animal rights.
After three years, Kansas’ First District has a voice on the United States House Agricultural Committee.
They might not be a Barefoot Contessa, at least not yet.
CULLISON – In a time of poor crop prices and a slumping farm economy, prosperity is visible on the outskirts of this tiny Pratt County town.
WICHITA - More than 7,400 acres of Kansas grasslands have been included in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's program for grasslands conservation.
The Victory Electric Cooperative out of Dodge City was reporting thousands of outages Monday morning in western Kansas.
The weekend ice storm that threatened to cripple much of south-central Kansas didn’t appear to cause many issues in Reno County, but the same couldn’t be said for areas further south and west.
WICHITA COUNTY – Tori instinctively placed a hand on her stomach, revealing a slight bulge.
Construction getting into full swing on the largest milk drying plant in North America and progress on building a new Garden City transload shipping center were two obvious feathers in the cap for local economic development efforts in 2016.
A Moundridge man was accidentally shot in the leg Friday while he attempted to help a Hutchinson man maneuver a buffalo into position so it could be shot and butchered in Yoder, the Reno County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook.
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.
Freshman U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Great Bend, said one reason he ran for Congress last year was to return a voice to the House Agriculture Committee from the Big First.
Hutchinson’s trail system could be adding an iconic piece of the city to its paths – the century-old Kansas State Fair.
A Riley County rancher is reporting more than 50 head of cattle stolen from his Flint Hills operation.
From his farm near Chase, Kansas, Doug Keesling is hearing concerns from farmers and others across rural America.
Casey Cagle remembers picking up a copy of “PrairyErth” at a used bookstore in Georgia years ago.
Consider me a myth buster.
TOPEKA – Gov. Sam Brownback wants to launch a school to train osteopaths to boost the ranks of doctors in Kansas, and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer on Friday revealed a proposal to expand medical residency programs ahead of the governor’s budget proposal.
The idea is to get students back in the outdoors.
MANHATTAN - A new partnership between Kansas State University and The Farm Research Center, Garden City, Missouri, aims to develop a new variety of soybean.
Other teachers at Ness City High School are thinking outside the box when teaching in this rural Kansas community.
NESS CITY - On the rural plains in Ness County, Devin Brown's big dreams of being an electrician someday are beginning in a tiny house.
A “Frack Film Festival” slated for Saturday in Wichita will explore the effects of horizontal fracturing in Kansas.
Though she grew up a city kid in the Manhattan area, Judy Parsons, now of Hugoton, has been around horses nearly her entire life. She always had a horse, and her grandparents had a farm.
WICHITA - The government's January crops snapshot says most of Kansas has remained dry this past month, prompting some concerns about development of the state's winter wheat.
Agriculture, health, politics, entertainment, crime, court trials and human interest stories – you name it and Hutchinson News reporters covered it over the past year. Here are their most memorable – and what they view as some of the most important – stories of 2016.
MANHATTAN – The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $975,000 to Kansas State University for work that incorporates unmanned aerial vehicles in the process of breeding better wheat varieties.
MANHATTAN - The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host six regional agribusiness development workshops in early 2017. Mark these dates on your calendar, as the workshops will provide Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses with resources, current business development opportunities, a…
Distress in the nation’s farm country continues to grow, according to a twice-a-year survey of farm lenders.
NESS CITY - When it comes to building a gingerbread house in Ness County, students here dream big.
For more than 100 years, the Extension service has been bringing research-based information to the public.
In the quest for quirky jobs, Derek Klingenberg does it all.
Are you wondering what to do for Christmas dinner? Maybe you just don’t want to eat alone or prepare a meal.
MODOC - Out on the empty High Plains, a candy factory is the last thing a traveler would expect to find.
EMPORIA - A collaboration between two Kansas universities could benefit landowners across the state.
A century of tillage had taken its toll on the fields near Halstead.
Derek Zongker is bringing his soil back to life.
At least 37 national and international speakers will convene in Salina in January, telling farmers and others about the benefits of no-till farming.
For most Celiacs, all they want to be able to do is have their wheat and eat it, too.
At 17, Jagger Borth doesn’t have a lot of wheat crops under his belt.