By Allison Winter, Kansas Reflector WASHINGTON — As lawmakers begin envisioning the next farm bill, some U.S. House Republicans are wary of making climate change a priority for farmers and ranchers. The pushback from Republicans at a Tuesday hearing came as the Biden administration has tried... Read More.
WICHITA, Kan. (KNS) - Some high-ranking Kansas education officials want to shift high school graduation requirements to focus more on what will make students better future employees. A task force reviewing graduation requirements says employability and life skills should count more heavily... Read More.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Results from eight of nine Kansas counties that recounted ballots found fewer than 35 changed votes from the Aug. 2 election, when voters soundly rejected a proposed amendment that would have removed abortion rights from the state’s constitution.
The executive director of Missouri Farmers Care says she’s hopeful the Drive to Feed Kids at the Missouri State Fair continues to inspire FFA members to do more in their local communities. Ashley McCarty tells Brownfield they’ve already started to see seeds of changes... Read More.
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.
By Lucky Kidd, Ad Astra Radio McPherson, Kan. - As recommended by McPherson Water Park staff, the McPherson City Commission this morning approved the curtailment of hours for the Water Park starting Friday. Park hours will... Read More.
Hutchinson, Kan. - A nationally recognized Hutchinson business celebrating its centennial this year has changed ownership. Andrea and Tony Finlay recently purchased Harley's Bicycles from Bob Updegraff. Updegraff has worked at Harley’s, considered a top 100 bike shop in the United States,... Read More.
The Biden administration is making investments to combat the impacts of climate change. Deputy Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi says $2.3 billion in funding was announced by President Biden on Wednesday to address the extreme heat crippling the country. “With drought, helping to improve water... Read More.
STERLING – After nearly 35 years of serving the community of Sterling and surrounding areas, Reed Pharmacy is being purchased by Good Neighbor Pharmacy (GNP), the owners of Lyons Pharmacy in Lyons. Beginning August 15th, Reed Pharmacy will transition to Sterling Pharmacy. A new computer... Read More.
McPherson, Kan. — On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, the City of McPherson Building Inspection department will meet with the McPherson Construction Advisory Board of Trades and Board of Appeals. The meeting, aimed at discussing moving from the 2009 International Building Codes to the 2018... Read More.
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing multiple label changes to atrazine, potentially restricting access to the crop protection tool. Iowa farmer and National Corn Growers Association president Chris Edgington says the loss of atrazine would be a devastating blow to productivity. ... Read More.