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Bison a bright spot for agriculture in Kansas, nation


November 29, 2019

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — One of the promising industries for agriculture harkens back to the days when bison roamed the Kansas prairie.

The Hutchinson News reports that when Moundridge rancher Dick Gehring started his bison ranch more than 30 years ago, he did it for the money. The animals quickly became his passion.

"Whether the money was there or not, we hung in there," said Gehring, the owner of Black Kettle Buffalo in McPherson County. "It gets in your blood, and you can't let go."

Gehring, a four-generation rancher with a herd numbering more than 500, now calls them one of the "bright...

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