Soil Health Partnership Discusses Productivity, Profitability and Sustainability

PHOENIX (February 26, 2015) – The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is sponsoring a Learning Session Friday, February 27th 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Mountain during the 2015 Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Arizon... Read More

Keep Corn Particle Size in Mind to Enhance Feedlot Efficiency

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Ask cattle producers how they grind corn used in their animals’ diets, and the responses would likely range from fine, to medium, to coarse. Although there isn’t a standard in place to determine what equates as finely ground c... Read More

Low Interest Rates, No Down Payment for USDA Rural Development Home Mortgage Loans

Lincoln, Neb., February 26, 2015—The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has announced a decrease in the home mortgage interest rate for its Section 502 Homeownership Direct Loan program.  Effective March 1, 2015, the interest rate wi... Read More

Statewide Food Drive Campaign Kicks Off to Raise 85,000 Meals for Kansas Families

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Neighbor to Neighbor statewide food drive will kick-off March 2 at the Harvester’s – The Community Food Network’s Topeka location. The food drive is a collaborative effort by the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Dill... Read More

Kansas Bill Penalizing Teachers For Obscenity Passes Senate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Teachers no longer would be exempt from criminal charges for showing students materials deemed to be harmful to minors under a bill passed by the Kansas Senate. The Senate's vote Wednesday was 26-14. Teachers could be char... Read More

Kansas Senators Question Governor's Rural Opportunity Plan

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Kansas senators have expressed skepticism over the usefulness of Gov. Sam Brownback's Rural Opportunity Zones program. The Hutchinson News reports that the Republican and Democratic lawmakers are questioning whether the p... Read More

Layoffs Coming to Case IH Manufacturing Grand Island Location

CNH Industrial America LLC announced that it will reduce it's manufacturing workforce at the Grand Island, NE facility as the company responds to market conditions. This according to Kathleen Prause, CNH Industrial Corporate Communications Manager. ... Read More

USDA Announces $14 Million in Grants Supporting Economic Growth for Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced nearly $14 million in grants to support four programs to increase prosperity in rural America through research... Read More

Upcoming K-State Research and Extension Events

MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State Research and Extension is offering these events, available to all interested persons. For more information about these, as well as more localized events, check with your local K-State Research and Extension office. Hortic... Read More

Shields named Academic All-American

Lincoln – Nebraska’s Shavon Shields (Olathe, Kan.) became the first Husker men’s basketball player to earn first-team academic All-America honors, as the  Capital One Academic All-America® Division I basketball teams as selected by the Colleg... Read More

Farm to School Act of 2015, Connecting Students to Local Food and Farms, Introduced in Congress

Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, 2015 – Today, members of Congress took the first step toward a major win for local economies, farm families and the health of our nation’s children. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Representati... Read More