Amy Bickel

Ranchers healing after Kansas’ largest wildfire

ASHLAND, Kan. — The pastures are eerily silent.

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Kansas farmers embrace sustainable farming practices

GREENSBURG, Kan. — A second-generation farmer on the Kansas plains, Pat Janssen is making it his business to be a steward of... Read more

Record crops, low prices lead to biggest sustained Kansas wheat harvest in many years

HUTCHINSON — A 5-million-bushel mountain of wheat is growing on an old Naval runway near Yoder. At Minneola, a crew is bagging... Read more

Blockbuster Kansas wheat crop creates storage issues

This is an AP Member Exchange shared by The Hutchinson News

ABBYVILLE, Kan. — With the Kansas wheat harvest in south-central Kansas just... Read more

Future of Kansas' second-smallest city unsettled

FREDERICK — There is no mayor, no city council and no budget. And no one, it seems, knows what to do about... Read more

For Knoche family, farming is about tradition, family

ABBYVILLE — It is more than just about a career.

For Craig and Sheila Knoche, farming is a passion — steeped in a... Read more

A plague: Abundance of grasshoppers ruining Kansas crops

ST. LEO — The sign that graces the entrance of Kevin and Mary Ford’s farmhouse ushers visitors inside: “Let all guests be... Read more

Annual show debuts drone technology

DODGE CITY — Back in 1950, it was the latest in tractors without cabs — machines like the John Deere B and... Read more

Small town gets cafe up and running

ALDEN — Tom Frederick won’t hide the fact that his small town is doing the same thing as many rural communities across... Read more

Farmers ask House committee to keep crop insurance

DODGE CITY — In an area hit hard by drought last year, plains farmers echoed to three members of the House Agricultural... Read more

Kan. town now quiet after a busy past

ELMO — It isn’t all quiet in Elmo, although there isn’t much left.

On a Sunday afternoon, the voices of children come from... Read more

Kansas man proud of daughter's first deer

HUTCHINSON — Although days removed from the crisp Dec. 2 evening, my husband’s good friend, Steve Gerlach, tells me the story with... Read more

Group seeks repeal of sorghum tax

HUTCHINSON — Concerned with how much money is going out of Kansas counties, one state farm group is urging producers to repeal... Read more

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