Kansas supporters don’t want to be left off the hemp bandwagon.
Pretty Prairie, Kansas, population 680, had a moment in the spotlight during the confirmation hearings for new Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt.
WICHITA - Kansas corn grower Tom Giessel talks wistfully about how he was out of debt just four years ago - before back-to-back years of low grain prices set his finances back a decade and forced him to borrow again to run his western Kansas farm.
It may seem unlikely, but a form of cannabis played a surprising part in the foundational history of the United States, namely the maiden voyage.
MINNEAPOLIS - The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits is about to go to trial against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its decision to introduce a genetically engineered corn seed variety to the U.S. market before China had approved it for imports.
TOPEKA – Persistent evidence of economic distress in the Kansas agriculture and energy sectors combined Thursday with emerging anxiety in banking and manufacturing to temper enthusiasm about low unemployment and an uptick in personal income.
In a year that has produced several sets of twins on local beef farms, Delbert Ross near Haviland and Bill Jackson near Preston are the only ones who can boast of owning cows that had triplets this spring.
The Cherokee Trail is back on the map after years of being forgotten, thanks to the research of historians from southern Kansas.
While concerns remain, a show of hands during Wednesday’s informational meeting in Garden City about a proposal to form a local management plan to address groundwater concerns indicated a majority of the 90-some farmers and producers in attendance generally agreed something should be done to extend the life of water resources.
A joining of County Extension offices into an Extension District is under consideration in Pratt County.
It was a morning like many others when Delbert Ross, rural Haviland, stepped outside his door Thursday to go check cattle.
LINCOLN, Neb. - The mayor of Nebraska's capital city has complained to Kansas officials about smoke from its agricultural burning that sometimes makes it unhealthy to breathe in some parts of Nebraska.
Dwane Roth knows the worth of water.
As of Friday, the Kansas Department of Revenue had issued 82 state sales tax exemptions for those purchasing materials to construct fencing in the wake of wildfires.
ASHLAND - On Mount Jesus, the old rugged cross has risen again atop one of Clark County's highest peaks - amid the green grass poking up from the charred ground.
WICHITA - Curran Salter has fought a war to a draw. He's satisfied with it.
ASHLAND - Over the phone, Jenny Giles Betschart gives directions to her makeshift home amid the incinerated plains - describing the residence as the one you shouldn't miss.
LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska officials say they'll complain to Kansas about smoke from its agriculture burning that sometimes makes it unhealthy to breathe in some parts of Nebraska.
Sorghum growers across the Southern Plains are being urged to plant sugarcane aphid tolerant hybrids to stem the migration and quick proliferation of the sticky pest, which tends to follow a northward seasonal path similar to rust infestations in wheat.
An exceptionally warm, dry winter that culminated in a 32,000-acre wildfire in northeastern Colorado hasn’t prevented registered breeders in the area from having a solid bull sale season this spring.
Kansas Farm Bureau president Rich Felts said rural voters decided the 4th Congressional District race, where the KFB's endorsed candidate Republican Ron Estes won.
US Senators Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts and US Congressman Roger Marshall praised the US Department of Agriculture's approval to allow grazing of Conservation Reserve Program lands to aid ranchers that were affected by the March 6 wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
It was like a scene from “The Price is Right” as Reno County farmer Derek Zongker stood beside the new red combine with 40-some third-graders in front of him with their hands raised.
It is springtime in Kansas. Blooming redbud trees have the countryside highlighted in lavender. Early April showers are bringing on the season’s first wildflowers. Many small streams that will be dry most of the summer are now flowing with clear water.
TOPEKA – Six-axle semitrailer-tractor vehicle combinations with a gross weight of up to 90,000 pounds will be allowed on some Kansas roads, but only if the vehicle is hauling agricultural loads.
Jesse Chisholm never knew there was a trail named after him.
By Amy Bickel
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), acting in response to a directive from President Donald J. Trump, today authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands located in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas – the three states which were most heavily impacted by ongoing wildfires which began on March 6, 2017. USDA Acting Deputy Secretary Michael L. Young issued a memorandum authorizing the emergency grazing of cattle by ranchers, who are facing the ruination of their herds due to lack of sufficient grazing land. The authorization is pursuant to appropriate restrictions and conservation measures, which can be found in the Acting Deputy Secretary’s memorandum.
ASHLAND – As they built fence together on the burned Clark County prairie, the volunteer told rancher Steve Hazen everything happens for a reason.
A group of 25 farmers, truckers and family members traveled from Minnesota to Salina on Monday for the first, 730-mile leg of a trip to provide hay and support to farmers who lost property, feed and even family members to wildfires in March.
WICHITA - Wind energy officials said the push for more wind farms in Kansas won't slow down despite the biggest wind energy buyer halting for now.
In late January, students at Ellinwood Elementary School learned about wheat through an Ag in the Classroom presentation by Jerry Esfeld, Barton County Farm Bureau coordinator. Her lesson on wheat was recorded and sent to a Chicago classroom.
As a farm kid growing up in Harper County, Seth Robinson admits he always was more interested in tearing into the machinery than driving it.
The chances of Iowa farmer John Sellers finding another woman in his life were pretty slim.
Darren Busick may only be 34, but he has already been building a history of homecomings in Reno County.
One attribute that Colby Harner inherited from his father and grandfather is hard work.
More than 72-dozen chocolate chip cookies later, 8-year-old Peyton Bonham has funded a mile of fence.
MOUNT UP, BUCKAROOS: Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) and Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) will take advantage of the Washington fly-in by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association to announce a congressional beef caucus today in the Rayburn House Office Building.
New herbicide tolerant crop technologies, intended to help fight growing problems with herbicide resistant weeds, are also adding to the complexity of managing potential spray drift, a challenge that became evident last year when thousands of acres of crops in the lower Midwest were injured,…
Rain has come to southern Kansas.
Tractors, combines, seeders, sprayers and other farm implements played a big part in the opening day of the Mid American Farm Exposition on Tuesday at Tony’s Pizza Events Center, formerly the Salina Bicentennial Center. The expo will continue from9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.
Many scientists believe there will be increasingly more days with weather that puts the state at risk of wildfires.
For the second year in a row, Kansas was caught off guard by two fires of unprecedented size.