Iowa State University Collaborative Research Seeks to Increase Corn Production in Africa

AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University agronomists have begun research to improve the drought tolerance and disease resistance of corn grown by farmers in Tanzania and sub-Saharan Africa. Thomas Lubb... Read More

Legislators Beginning Budget Discussions

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas legislative committees are preparing to consider proposals for closing a projected $279 million shortfall in the state’s current budget. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Ron Ryckman Jr. says the panel will begin ... Read More

Fueled By Oil, Agriculture Sector Welcomes Low Diesel Prices

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- The plunge in fuel prices has been a relief across the agricultural sector, easing the pain of low grain prices for growers and boosting profits for cattle ranchers. Livestock producers in the Midwest and vegetable growers in... Read More

Interstate-80 traffic re-routed for grass fires east of Lexington

Firefighters responded to grass fires  east of Lexington Saturday evening  on the north shoulder of  Interstate-80.  The Nebraska State Patrol says  Interstate-80 westbound had to be shutdown and traffic was re-routed at the Overton interchange.... Read More

Top 25 College Basketball Scores

Sunday TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Final ( 2) Virginia 50 Virginia Tech 47 Final ( 4) Villanova 71 Creighton 50 Final ( 5) Duke 77 St. John's 68 Final OT ( 8) Notre Dame 81 NC State 78 Final (10) Louisville 80 Pittsburgh 68 Final (12) Utah 77 ... Read More

Bushy Park Farm, Cottonwood Springs Purchase  Foundation Female Supporting Hereford Youth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hereford enthusiasts once again came together to support youth Friday, Jan. 16 during the Mile High Night Hereford Sale in Denver. Kicking off the record-breaking sale was the Lot 1 Foundation Female selling for $100,000 and was ... Read More

 National Farmers Announces Key Policy Positions  at Annual Meeting in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 23, 2015)—National Farmers members stated their position on several key policy issues at their annual ag business conference in Nashville, Tenn., Thursday. Members re-affirmed their support for Country of Origin Labeling (... Read More

Boatmans Honored as Hereford Herdsman of the Year

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ¬¬¬— Tom and Tammy Boatman, Rockford, Ill., were selected as the 2015 Hereford Herdsman of the Year at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver. Tom and Tammy were selected for the award by their peers — other Hereford... Read More

Employment Workshop to be held in Bellevue Next Month

An employment workshop will be held before next month's hiring fair in Bellevue for veterans, service members and military spouses.  The workshop will focus on resume preparation, how to navigate hiring fairs, how to translate military skills and ho... Read More

Governor Proposes Reversing School Funding Increase

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing to backpedal on a much-ballyhooed increase in state spending on public schools after seeking to slow down aggressive tax-cutting to close budget shortfalls. Brownback won a name in conserva... Read More

Drones for Ag featured at National Farmers Ag Business Conference

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 23, 2015)—What’s a smart farmer to do when someone comes to him and tells him he needs a drone if he wants to step up his grain game the way he wants? Aaron Sheller buys one; then he teams up with other smart aggies and sta... Read More