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Concerns remain about Paraguay beef imports

The U.S. cattle industry remains concerned about the USDA’s recent decision to allow beef imports from Paraguay.  Kent Bacus with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association tells Brownfield the objection has nothing to do with competition and everything to do with animal health. “Yeah,... Read More.

Drought concerns remain in Michigan

Better than average January precipitation was not enough to fully alleviate drought in Michigan. The USDA says average statewide precipitation was nearly an inch above normal, which did raise Michigan’s overall soil moisture levels, but more than half of the state remains abnormally dry,... Read More.

Cattle industry faces headwinds, but many remain optimistic

An industry consultant says there’s still a lot of optimism in the cattle industry, but producers continue to face headwinds.  Nevil Speer says, “Even though markets have been good, it’s the amount of working capital that they have.” He tells Brownfield input costs remain... Read More.

Dragons Remain Atop NJCAA Football Rankings

By Blue Dragon Sports Information HUTCHINSON, Kan. - The Hutchinson Community College football team remains No. 1 for the fourth-straight week in the NJCAA Division I Rankings, which were released on Monday.The Blue Dragons moved to 4-0 for the season and earned their first Jayhawk... Read More.

Kansas Department of Education: Teacher Vacancies Remain High

TOPEKA, Kan. (KNS) - New numbers from the Kansas Department of Education show the teacher shortage continues across the state. Public schools reported more than 1,600 vacant jobs in April - about the same number as last fall. Most openings are in special education... Read More.