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Watch for southern rust in corn

A plant pathologist with University of Missouri Extension says southern rust has been confirmed earlier than usual in corn. Mandy Bish tells Brownfield the disease favors high humidity and warmer-than-usual environments. “I’d be on the lookout and the management recommendations are similar to tar... Read More.

Three storylines to watch for at state golf

By Brad HallierBad weather throughout the state pushed back many regional tournaments last week, which meant state preparation was shorter for many golfers.Monday, seven state golf championships will be contested throughout Kansas. Here are three storylines to watch for.Can Hesston, Cheney compete in a... Read More.

Three storylines to watch for at regional softball

By Brad HallierRegional softball site managers are probably nervously watching the weather forecast for the upcoming week. While Tuesday will be warm and dry, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday have a good chance of rain and storms.Welcome to postseason spring sports. Here are three more... Read More.

Three storylines to watch for at regional baseball

By Brad HallierAlthough Class 3A and Class 2-1A have begun regional baseball play, the biggest games will be next week. The upper classifications will start next week.Here are three storylines to watch for at area regional tournaments.Don't underestimate HutchinsonSurely by now, the teams in... Read More.

K-State’s Lee Named to 2023-24 Wade Watch List

MANHATTAN, Kansas ( – K-State senior center and All-American candidate Ayoka Lee added another national award watch list to her season, as she has been named to the 2023-24 Wade Watch List by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Lee was among four players... Read More.

Continuing to watch beef cow slaughter in 2024

A livestock economist says cattle producers remain slow to rebuild herds. University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says this week’s livestock slaughter report will provide some insight into whether producer sentiment has changed. “What beef cow slaughter looks like as we start 2024,” he says. ... Read More.

Trends to watch: technology & consumer demand

An agri-food intelligence company says rapidly changing technology in the food system and consumer preferences are two major drivers for the future of agriculture. AimPoint Research Director of Communications Jennifer Coleman tells Brownfield since the pandemic, consumers are shifting toward more of a ‘food... Read More.

Five storylines to watch for the boys basketball season

By Brad HallierWhat a year 2022-2023 was for area boys basketball.Hesston won a Class 3A record-tying third straight state championship. Mounridge sent its long-time coach Vance Unrau into retirement with a state championship. Macksville won Class 1A Division 1. McPherson took down its all-sports... Read More.