What are your plans for Dec. 1-3? Don’t tell me it is too early to plan that far out. Hobby Lobby has its Christmas decorations on sale, and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Let’s be honest. That isn’t very far away given that we are in the middle of harvest and moving cows home for the winter. …

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MANHATTAN — The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Miami County.

Several Miami County farms and agritourism businesses will be greeting visitors from all over this weekend during the annual Fall Farm Tour.

PAOLA — It’s only been a year since the culinary program was brought back to Paola High School, but students are already getting real-world opportunities to learn about agriculture and possible careers in the cooking industry.

MANHATTAN — For the week ending Oct. 6, there were 3.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

One of my favorite cartoons is a “Hagar the Horrible” panel. The picture shows Hagar with arrows stuck in his shield, his boat sinking, obviously having a bad day. He has his hands thrown back and is looking at the heavens and proclaims, “Why me?!”

MANHATTAN — Based on Sept. 1 conditions, Kansas’ 2019 corn production is forecast at a record 816 million bushels, up 27 percent from last year’s production, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

The other day Facebook reminded me that a year ago we kicked off our fall harvest season. I had posted a picture of the kids climbing into the combine with my husband, and then a picture of the four of us piled in the combine with smiles on our faces. It’s always an exciting day when we fire…

MANHATTAN — For the week ending Sept. 8, there were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Change is in the air. Children have grown over the summer and are starting the new school year a little more grown up. The promise of sunny, brisk days makes many of us excited to breakout hoodies and sweaters. Fall foliage soon will begin to show the colorful signs of a new season, and in c…

MANHATTAN — For the week ending Aug. 25, there were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

There are very few constants in life, but the one thing that remained constant for me growing up and into adulthood was the morning show on WIBW with ag programing brought to our house by Kelly Lenz.

If you turn on the news, you will find one story after another about murder, drugs, theft and other crimes. These incidents are not only happening in big cities; rural areas and small towns are dealing with an increasing amount of crime.

It’s that time of the year again when summertime store displays change and parents begin filling shopping carts with glue bottles, wide-ruled paper, crayon boxes, flashy backpacks, trendy lunch boxes and a variety of specific items on school supply shopping lists.

MANHATTAN — For the week ending July 7, there were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

MANHATTAN — Kansas producers planted 5.90 million acres of corn for all purposes, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is up 8 percent from last year.