“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…”

The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on Tuesday, March 24, and Miami County, along with communities across the country, are encouraged to continue to help celebrate the importance of farmers and the food they produce.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FFA students from Louisburg High School won a $1,000 prize in the 2020 Western Farm Show food drive held recently in Kansas City, Mo.

MANHATTAN — For the week ending March 1, there were 3.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

A civics teacher once simplified the idea of politics for me to the action of deciding whom gets what and how much. This fundamental idea of dividing resources should be a concern to everyone, but politics has become a subject many people avoid. The average citizen could probably provide a d…

MANHATTAN — In late December 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) began gathering information about farm economics and production practices from farmers and ranchers across Kansas, as the agency conducts the third and final phase of the 2…

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PAOLA — With 33 registered agritourism sites, Miami County is making a name for itself throughout the state as a destination for those looking for entertainment in a rural environment.

MANHATTAN — All cattle and calves in Kansas as of Jan. 1, 2020, totaled 6.45 million head, up 1 percent from Jan. 1, 2019, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

MANHATTAN — All sheep and lamb inventory in Kansas on Jan. 1, 2020, totaled 73,000 head, up 1,000 from last year, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The pre-show dinner at this year’s Golden Globes may have featured a “plant-based feast,” but it came with a side of red meat for those who believe the people who grow and raise our food are a driving force in climate change. As with most things in Hollywood, truth was sacrificed for the story.

We have flipped the calendar to a new year, and that also means the “silly season” of politics is starting in earnest. This year promises to be an even sillier year than most because of state and national elections. More than just about any year I can remember, there is more at stake for our…

A few days after Christmas my husband came home with a sack from the local grocery store. In the bag was a combination of noise makers, paper eyeglasses and crowns. All items had 2020 somewhere on them.

In the eastern half of Kansas, the majority of Tallgrass Prairie was tilled under years ago for productive farming. Many of the remaining acres have been planted to introduce grass species like smooth brome and tall fescue.