Agriculture

Legislature’s auditors assess economic prospects of Kansas’ fledgling hemp crop

Value of Kansas' hemp crop in 2019 was modest, while Kansas State University is studying potential of using hemp flowers as cattle feed.

Kansas farmer at heart of ‘Disrupted’ documentary on dehumanizing economic forces

TOPEKA — Fifth-generation Kansan Donn Teske's commitment to family farm survival and humility inspired by German Lutheran lineage argued against taking part in a...

Coronavirus draws Kansas farm bankruptcy, business stagnation into focus

Bipartisan Kansas legislative committee is sorting through COVID-19 economic problems to help speed business recovery.

Kansas farmers find themselves increasingly isolated, in need amid pandemic

TOPEKA — Mark Pringle has seen the self-sufficient mindset of many Kansas farmers and their families challenged by COVID-19 as the virus disproportionately impacts...

Emergency paycheck loan program delivers $5 billion to 53,000 Kansas businesses

TOPEKA — Chevrolet dealer Jeff Longbine understood the economic damage to sales from the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential benefit of an emergency federal...

Kansas State biosecurity researchers deliver tutorial to Gov. Laura Kelly on...

Kansas State University researchers explain to Gov. Laura Kelly research at Biosecurity Research Institute on COVID-19, other lethal pathogens.

U.S. House, 1st District: GOP candidate Tracey Mann prevails in bitter...

Former Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann wins 1st District GOP primary for U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall's seat, setting a November showdown with Democrat Kali Barnett.

Kansas delegation beats drum for jobless aid, liability cloak, ‘sound’ tax...

Kansas congressional delegation anxious to push bills on unemployment benefit, business liability protection and tax reform for recording industry.

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts endorses Roger Marshall in GOP primary

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., endorses Congressman Roger Marshall in the GOP primary. Roberts' retirement set off a scramble for the seat.

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