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Kansas farmer invents robots to reduce pesticide use

CHENEY, Kan. (AP) — For years, Kansas farmer Clint Brauer has struggled with keeping weeds out of his row crops. Along with keeping living roots in the ground, organic practices and no-till methods, he tried crimping — but the pigweeds just grew...

 

One man's mission: Save the turkey with a school for fowl

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Frank Reese agrees with Benjamin Franklin that turkeys are not only interesting, they are special. For several decades, he made it his life's mission to save the non-commercialized bird. At his farm in Lindsborg, he wants...

 

One man's mission: Save the turkey with a school for fowl

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Frank Reese agrees with Benjamin Franklin that turkeys are not only interesting, they are special. For several decades, he made it his life's mission to save the non-commercialized bird. At his farm in Lindsborg, he wants...

 

Wagyu beef industry small but strong in Kansas

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — For Drew Bryan, beef is money. In addition to buying the best pork and beef to sell in his butcher shop in Hutchinson four years ago, Bryan decided to add a premium meat - crossbred Wagyu – to the selection. That's when Br...

 

General Mills chooses Kansas for restorative farming project

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A major food corporation has selected Kansas wheat as the best in the nation for a three-year pilot project. The restorative farming project will discover ways farmers can save water, increase soil health and decrease carbon...

 

A Kansas farm is giving second chances to abused animals

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Like Dr. Dolittle, Lisa Loyd seems to know exactly how to communicate with her rescue animals and make them feel safe and secure — even after they've endured years of abuse. Along with more than 100 animals, two kids and...

 

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