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September 15, 2017

 

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Young Farmers Speak Up on the New Farm Bill

Chef Daniel Orr shares a Pizza recipe perfect for Fall, and Young Farmers unite to raise concerns for the new Farm Bill.

September 14, 2017

 

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Small Town Tries New Blueprint To Replace Grocery Store

One rural Kansas community gets creative after the closing of its only grocery store.

August 21, 2017

 

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Examining The Sandy Soil Along Proposed Keystone XL Route

Landowners and environmental groups wanted Keystone XL out of the Nebraska Sandhills, a region with sandy soil that is quick to erode and hard to restore.

August 15, 2017

 

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Drop-In Centers In Rural Kansas Address Dangers Of Isolation

Suicide rates are higher in rural areas than in urban due at least in part to isolation. Neighbor to Neighbor was founded to connect women in small town Kansas.

June 26, 2017

 

Farmer Tim Mueller

The Gamble Of The Farmers That Raise Our Chicken

Farmers sign multi-million dollar deals to do business with big corporations. It requires a major investment from farmers, who hope the investment will pay off.

May 16, 2017

 

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Apocalypse-Proof Bunkers On Great Plains Sell For $3 Million

The business of helping people prepare to survive the next big calamity has changed substantially in the age of President Donald Trump.

April 27, 2017

 

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Beekeeper For A Day

Beekeepers George Hegeman and Mike Bennett give us firsthand experiences with their hives. Then, preheat your oven to 400 degrees for two baked eggs recipes.

March 13, 2017

 

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Wildfires Threaten Ranchers In Cattle Country

The largest of the fires spread from the Oklahoma Panhandle into southwest Kansas, and has consumed more than 800,000 acres of prime grassland.

March 6, 2017

 

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In Search Of Profit, Some Conventional Farmers May Go Local

Despite Kansas’s place as a prime farm state, just a tiny fraction of the produce consumed there is produced locally. That represents opportunity for farmers.

February 23, 2016

 

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Unaccompanied Minors Join Rural Immigrant Communities

We meet 17-year-old Diego, one of the 20,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America who made the journey through Mexico to the U.S. border last year.

August 29, 2013

Off Season 

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No Summer Siesta For School Gardens

Because the growing season doesn’t coincide with the school year, the question of how to most effectively use school gardens is often a concern.

August 2, 2013

E. coli Scare 

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50,000 Pounds Of Beef Recalled Across U.S.

The meat was recalled after testing positive for E. coli.

March 28, 2013

Spring Snow 

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Blizzards Bring Moisture To Happy Kansas Farmers

Two big snowstorms produced some very broad smiles in farm country because in a place as dry as Kansas has been lately, a blizzard can be a blessing.

September 1, 2012

Can It 

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Raw Okra Salad And History Of Ball Jars

'Tis the season for canning. We look into the history of pickling MVP -- the Ball jar. And, Chef Daniel Orr says deep-frying isn't the only way to enjoy okra.

August 31, 2012

Got Milk? 

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Kansas Welcomes The (Big) Dairy Business

Kansas departments Commerce and Agriculture have been touting the state at dairy conventions, press conferences, and on their websites.

April 2, 2012

Faces Behind Your Food 

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Farmers Push To Hire Illegal Immigrants

An unlikely coalition of farmers, businesses, social advocates is pushing for a law in Kansas that would create a work program benefiting illegal immigrants.

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