Enjoy bread

Submitted by John Schlageck Kansas Farm Bureau While the 2018 wheat harvest remains fresh in the minds of Kansans, it’s worth remembering civilization has been directly linked to the cultivation…

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Hello, summer. Goodbye, stains!

We are in the midst of the sights, smells and splatters of summer. Picnics, summer camps and s’mores make fond memories, but don’t let the stains last a lifetime, too….

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Perception is one of those words that I don’t think you truly understand until you have a few gray hairs. As farmers and ranchers, we are learning more about consumers’…

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More beetle damage – blister beetles

Damage continues from Green June Beetles and Japanese Beetles, but damage from another beetle has reared its ugly head again this week: Blister Beetles. If you’ve ever had blister beetle…

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Picnic precautions

Summer is here! It is time to break out the barbecue and hit the outdoors for fun in the sun. But before you pack up your picnic basket for a…

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Guide to guilt-free desserts

Desserts are a delicious and fun part of life… that is until you start working towards a fat loss goal. Then dessert becomes the enemy that pops up at birthday…

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Minister Speaks: Forget the drama!

Drama. Remember when that meant a television program or a play? Years before that, a radio program? Remember when it was something you turned on, or tuned into? Now it…

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Wild Times: I can hear her calling to me, Part 1

For as long as I can remember I have been enthralled with hunting. My wife would change that to say that I am obsessed, but I really don’t believe that…

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No complaining?

Have you ever walked into a school or a business and felt positive energy? This perception usually starts at the first encounter with a representative of that organization. We all…

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Stay healthy at animal exhibits

On a recent trip to see my grandson, five family members enjoyed an outing to the Memphis Zoo. With county fairs coming up this month, the Centers for Disease Control…

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Methane emissions from cattle

Methane emissions from cattle get attention because methane is 28 times more potent at trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide over a 100-year time frame. Additionally, methane from…

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Beetle feeding

A couple of aggressively feeding insects have been very prevalent across the district over the last couple of weeks. Often mistaken for one another, Green June Beetles and Japanese Beetles…

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Tips for a healthy vacation

Planning your next vacation? While having fun in the sun, consider these tips to make sure your trip is a healthy one. Thinking about getting a “healthy tan” over vacation?…

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These block fitness results

There are many complex reasons that make fat loss a challenge, reasons that go deeper than simply calories-in versus calories-out. I’m talking about the life issues that get in the…

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Minister Speaks: Vacation

Vacations are great! Vacations are necessary! Vacations are essential for our physical, emotional and spiritual health. The Lord knows that the majority of Americans work too hard and labor too…

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