• Wind Advisory for Hutchinson - Click for Details
    ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CST THIS EVENING...
    Expires: February 29, 2024 @ 7:00pm
    WHAT
    South winds 25 to 35 mph, gusting to 45 mph.
    WHERE
    Russell, Lincoln, Barton, Ellsworth, Saline, Rice, McPherson and Reno Counties.
    WHEN
    Until 7 PM CST this evening.
    IMPACTS
    Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Small tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
    Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.
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Addressing mental health care issues in rural America

From a weakening ag economy to financial instability, the stress factors that impact rural America are unique. Julie Lux with Rural Minds says the first step to addressing mental health in rural America is changing the mindset about mental illness. AUDIO: Healthy Living on mental... Read More.

How soybeans play a role in addressing food insecurity

Aquaculture is the most efficient way to get protein into a person’s diet.  So what does that have to do with soybeans? Stan Born, an Illinois farmer and chairman of the United States Soybean Export Council, explains. AUDIO: Healthy Living on soybeans and food insecurity

Addressing healthcare deserts

One of the biggest challenges facing rural areas is the lack of healthcare.   Charlotte Halverson with the AgriSafe Network says it is problematic that the men and women who provide the food for this country have a more difficult time finding a healthcare... Read More.

City of Lyons Addressing Tall Weed and Grass Issues

LYONS, Kan. – The City of Lyons is preparing to take action on tall weed and grass issues. Interim City Administrator Howard Partington told the Lyons City Council this week that letters regarding those issues began to go out last week.Due to staffing issues... Read More.

Addressing weed resistance in 2023

Weed resistance will be a challenge for farmers across the Corn Belt again this growing season, according to an expert with BASF. Technical Services Representative Mark Storr says tillage is an option to help combat tough-to-control weeds. “No weed is resistant to the working of... Read More.

Addressing unequal pay for women in agriculture

Today is Equal Pay Day and American Farmland Trust is raising awareness about women in agriculture being paid less than their male counterparts. Gabrielle Roesch–McNally, director of AFT’s Women for the Land Initiative, says recent data shows than farms principally operated by men are... Read More.

Addressing salmonella infections in poultry products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is working to address salmonella infections linked to poultry products. Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety Sandra Eskin says salmonella in poultry is a complex issue that must be addressed. Audio: Healthy Living Click here... Read More.

Funding bill addressing climate change clears Congress

The Inflation Reduction Act is headed to President Biden’s desk for signature. The legislation passed the U.S. House on Friday on a strict party-line vote, 220-207. The bill aims to expand climate-related farming practices, increases investments in conservation, rural development, and energy programs. ... Read More.

USDA addressing fertilizer prices

USDA Undersecretary Robert Bonnie says the department is working to help lower fertilizer prices for farmers. “We’ve set aside $500 million to look at ways we can support more domestic production of fertilizer here at home, and look at ways we can be creative... Read More.