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  • By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press
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WICHITA - As the elder statesman from an agricultural state, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has worked on crafting seven farm bills. But it is with some trepidation that the work begins to draft new legislation amid daunting challenges confronting farmers in the era of President Donald Trump.

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Mike Lewis has seen a lot of cattle through the years. An average of about 3,500 head come through his Pratt Livestock Auction every Thursday, and the 77-year-old has been in the business since he was 19.

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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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GALVA - The Mid Kansas Coop grain elevator, a gathering place for Galva's farming community for nearly 60 years, is now a seasonal facility that will only be open during grain harvest and anhydrous ammonia season. The change took effect on Jan. 20, according to a letter from MKC Vice Preside…

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  • By JUNO OGLE Kansas Agland
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LA CROSSE — The ups and downs of the oil and agriculture industries reaches throughout northwest Kansas, but a home-grown company demonstrates that, when well-tended like its namesake, business will remain steady and even grow.