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.
Looking back didn’t help, Zach Short said.
DUNLAP — Benjamin “Pap” Singleton, who was born a slave in 1809 in Nashville, Tenn., considered himself a latter-day Moses.
INDEPENDENCE - It's time for Laura's house to get a makeover.
In the far southwest corner of Kansas, residents here who have frequented the new movie theater are educated on this year’s Oscars.
MANHATTAN – Without crop insurance, Dickinson County farmer Ken Wood doesn’t figure he could have continued his operation after an E-F4 tornado destroyed the family farm last May.
Dry conditions at this time of year can lead to an increased danger of wildfires. While a fire from a prescribed burn in the spring will not harm perennial grasses on grazing lands, a wildfire may act differently. A wildfire can cause enough damage, especially to bunch grasses, to result in …
Diversification to manage risk has returned as an overriding theme in the cattle industry, as faltering farm economics force producers to re-acclimate to leaner times.
MANHATTAN – Kansas State University’s Animal Sciences and Industry Department will host the Legacy Sale on Friday, March 3 at the Stanley Stout Center in Manhattan. This marks the 40th anniversary of the student-managed sale.
MANHATTAN - A conference next month will focus on the best ways to raise awareness about the dangers of radon gas.
WICHITA - A government report shows Kansas had fewer farms and ranches last year and fewer acres used for agriculture.
DODGE CITY – In Dodge City Thursday, some businesses closed. Some had just a few employees to operate.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A Chinese national living in Manhattan, Kansas, is guilty of conspiring to steal proprietary rice seeds developed in the U.S. and giving them to visitors from China.
This current spring-like weather has gardeners itching to bury seed potatoes in the ground.
With their water wells dropping, two farmers from the far southwest corner of Kansas flew a 1967 Cessna Wednesday morning to Topeka – all in support of hemp.
Thanks to timely rains last year, Mount Hope-area farmer Jeff Winter figures on some of his fields he pumped half the amount of water that he normally uses to irrigate his crops.
The Kansas Water Office’s Equus-Walnut Regional Advisory Committee will meet to discuss current water issues affecting the basin as well as the state.
BUHLER – No bull – livestock again will take over downtown Buhler.
Effort on to save rural school
MANHATTAN, Kan. – A winter storm that brought ice and snow to parts of Kansas in mid-January pushed the statewide average precipitation to 1.60 inches, more than double the normal amount for the month, but did little to relieve extremely dry conditions in all but the state’s midsection.
DODGE CITY – Just like church folk, Mike Sherow lumbered up the stairs of Winter Livestock and found his usual seat – smack dab in the center of everything.
It cost Barber County about $1.5 million to fight the Anderson Creek Fire.
The Kansas Natural Resources Conservation Service will offer a total of $2 million in financial assistance over a four-year period to ranchers hurt by the wildfire.
The Sunflower Foundation Board of Trustees has approved a statewide $120,000 pilot project focused on supporting community-based strategies to address food access needs in rural areas, such as strengthening local grocery stores.
On weekdays Sam Bontrager is just another commuter traveling along K-96 heading to work in Hutchinson.
GREENSBURG – In essence, it is about telling the story of how American farmers are stewards of the land.
With Kansas' Ogallala Aquifer continuing to decline, a Haskell County farm family tested the age-old water law adage "First in time, first in right," and won.
TOPEKA – Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Kansas Department of Agriculture Secretary Jackie McClaskey are urging government officials to consider that Kansas landowners have implemented efforts to protect the lesser prairie chicken and that a threatened or…
TOPEKA – Garden City Mayor Chris Law wasn’t in Topeka Tuesday, but he would have liked what was said.
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…
The calls are coming in to Sen. Pat Roberts’ office from his constituents.
It will be a year this February since the doors of St. John’s grocery store closed.
ARLINGTON − Grant Bontrager’s birthday is a day he always ponders his existence.
Lane County farmer Vance Ehmke calls himself one of those guys who sees a dark cloud in front of every silver lining.
MANHATTAN – After the ice storm that struck Kansas last weekend, many people – especially in the middle of the state – are dealing with damaged trees. Ward Upham, extension associate for Kansas State University, said tree damage often leaves homeowners with a decision about whether a tree ca…
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.
TOPEKA - Rep. Troy Waymaster, R-Bunker Hill, learned about a Show Me Rural Jobs Act program in Missouri to increase economic development job growth in rural areas.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation's first farm bill hearing will take place in Kansas.