Ad Astra Radio Family Brands

Pork, poultry production guesses above last month

The USDA’s 2024 pork, broiler, and turkey production estimates were up on the month, while beef and eggs were down. Beef production is seen at 26.59 billion pounds, 5 million less than May on higher dressed weights canceling out an expected lower slaughter, with... Read More.

2024 U.S. winter wheat estimate up on month, year

The USDA has increased its 2024 U.S. winter wheat production guess. Production is now pegged at 1.295 billion bushels, 1% larger than the May guess and up 4% from 2023’s total of 1.248 billion bushels, due to a higher average yield projection. The average... Read More.

Catbacker Tour Set for Next Month

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KStateSports.com) – Excitement is ramping up as Wildcat fans will soon get the opportunity to see their favorite student-athletes and coaches as the Kansas State Athletics has announced its 2024 Catbacker Tour dates and stops.The tour, sponsored by Kansas Strong, will... Read More.

Iowa soybean farmers to celebrate National Soy Foods Month in April

An Iowa Soybean Association director says soy is a valuable protein source. April Hemmes tells Brownfield soybeans are packed with other nutrients including B vitamins, fiber, iron, calcium and phytonutrients. “When farmers think about soy, you don’t automatically go to the human use and... Read More.

Indiana winter wheat rating up on month

Indiana had an unseasonably warm February. The USDA says statewide temperatures were more than eight degrees warmer than average, even with some wide swings, while precipitation was lower than usual, pulling soil moisture levels down with spring planting not that far off. Despite those warm,... Read More.

February could be pivotal month for farm bill

February could be a pivotal month for the farm bill. House Agriculture Committee member Brad Finstad says he’s hopeful the farm bill can emerge from budget negotiations in Congress. “Watching the appropriations process and conversation I think is going to be the first step. ... Read More.

BPU Employee of the Month for October: Chris Unruh

By the McPherson Board of Public Utilities McPHERSON, Kan. — The McPherson Board of Public Utilities delivers some of the lowest-cost and most reliable power and water in the State. However, the BPU wouldn’t be able to do what... Read More.

BPU Employee of the Month for September : Jared Hagemann

By the McPherson Board of Public Utilities McPHERSON, Kan. — The McPherson Board of Public Utilities delivers some of the lowest-cost and most reliable power and water in the State. However, the BPU wouldn’t be able to do what it does as well as it... Read More.

Fire Prevention Month Cooking Safety Presentations

By the City of Great Bend GREAT BEND, Kan. — Cooking was the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in 2015-2019 and the second leading cause of home fire deaths. Cooking caused 49 percent of reported home fires, 20 percent of... Read More.