Hormel, a global leader in meat production, is taking its biggest step to date into the growing meat-substitute market in partnership with a California company.
Colorado saw its worst fire season last year, with the three largest fires in state history and more than 600,000 acres burned. But some of the effects didn’t appear until this July, when heavy rain pushed sediment from damaged forests down mountainsides, causing mudslides that shut down sec…
DETROIT — A small, winged pest some people even think is pretty is getting a lot of attention online, as agriculture and natural resource experts warn that it can do considerable damage to grapes and, once established, is difficult to kill.
LA PINE, Ore. — Jack Dwyer pursued a dream of getting back to the land by moving in 1972 to an idyllic, tree-studded parcel in Oregon with a creek running through it.
MINNEAPOLIS — A new health sciences degree program at the University of Minnesota Rochester will combine online and in-person learning to help students complete their studies in just over two years instead of four.
WASHINGTON — Las Vegas visitors can still snap selfies with the mermaids swimming among tropical fish in the Silverton Casino’s massive aquarium and gaze at the colorful dancing water displays of the iconic Bellagio fountains — for now.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Five Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, private schools with policies that target LGBTQ+ people received nearly $750,000 in state money during the 2020-2021 school year, the most recently available data show.
A former New York Times editor and current communications consultant for Kansas State University says she heard the impact of the first plane as it struck the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
MULESHOE, Texas — For decades, the Texas Panhandle was green with cotton, corn and wheat. Wells drew a thousand gallons (3,785 liters) a minute from the seemingly bottomless Ogallala aquifer, allowing farmers to thrive despite frequent dry spells and summer heat.
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is known as a big booster of hemp production in the state, cheering legalization of the crop in 2019 and even planting a few acres himself since then on land near Stephenville.
In box trucks and horse-drawn wagons, Amish farmers and others carry corrugated crates of bright vegetables and fruits to an open-sided auction house in Oxford, Chester County, Pa., to meet buyers for grocers, restaurants, and caterers three mornings a week.
The Biden administration said Wednesday it was banning use of chlorpyrifos, a widely used pesticide long targeted by environmentalists, on food crops because it poses risks to children and farm workers.
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. — A harvester rumbles through the fields in the early morning light, mowing down rows of corn and chopping up ears, husks and stalks into mulch for feed at a local dairy.
The U.S. Senate has passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and $3.5 trillion budget bill without the support of Kansas’ senators Roger Marshall and Jerry Moran.
Fred Yoder found that applying nitrogen-infused fertilizer to his fields three times in a growing season instead of all at once helped his crops use the nutrient more efficiently, and less nitrogen ended up in rivers and streams.
Meatpackers are in the crosshairs of U.S. lawmakers including traditional allies as ranchers complain that beef processors are abusing market power to gain out-sized margins at their expense.
If you stockpiled masks, hand sanitizer and toilet paper and are looking for ways to repurpose your excess, try these creative suggestions from local makers, designers and artists.
Moderating a Facebook gardening group in western New York is not without challenges. There are complaints of wooly bugs, inclement weather and the novice members who insist on using dish detergent on their plants.
BOISE, Idaho — The 100-degree temperatures are taking a toll on Idaho farmers, and worries about water usage are becoming commonplace.
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, is working on a bipartisan plan that would improve infrastructure across the country, including transportation in Kansas, but he wants to keep it affordable, he said Thursday.
A former Mercury reporter has won a Pulitzer Prize in audio reporting for his work on an NPR series examining American conservatives, gun rights and social media.
Riley County Commission chairman John Ford is curious whether new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance will encourage people to get vaccinated.
City officials believe a conservative podcaster’s spread of an unlikely coronavirus theory led to people flooding a commission livestream Tuesday with nearly 2,000 comments questioning the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility’s presence in Manhattan.
Kansas State University will host counseling sessions and a vigil later this week in anticipation of a verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial.
As Sgt. Madison Dowdy finished administering a COVID-19 vaccine to a woman at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s community vaccination center in Dallas, the woman broke down in tears, relieved.
Kansas Republicans continue to express their opposition to a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill as it passes through Congress along party lines.
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, on Wednesday introduced a bill to give college athletes greater ability to profit off their names, images and likenesses.
Federal officials earlier this week released a K-State doctoral student who’d been arrested in connection with last month’s U.S. Capitol riot.
While both of Kansas’ U.S. senators voted to acquit former President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial Saturday, they gave different reasons for doing so.
FBI agents on Friday arrested a K-State graduate teaching assistant in connection with the violent siege of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Pat Roberts, who left the U.S. Senate only a few days before it was overrun by an insurrectionist mob, says he doesn’t believe President Donald Trump should be removed from office.
Washington, Oregon, more than two dozen Native American and Alaska Native tribes and cultural groups from the Northwest are suing the federal government to stop the sale of the National Archives building in Seattle, a plan that would force the relocation of millions of invaluable historical …
U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kansas, for the first time recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the next leader of the country Thursday afternoon. He also urged a peaceful transition of power from President Donald Trump.
Representatives of the Indian government and protesting farmers failed again Monday to reach agreement on the farmers’ demand that new agricultural reform laws be repealed.
Even though he condemned the violent riots on Capitol Hill on Wednesday a few hours earlier, U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kansas, rejected the Electoral College results in Arizona and Pennsylvania, saying it was a decision “from my heart.”
U.S. senators Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall and others condemned the acts of rioting on Capitol Hill as Congress met Wednesday to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
U.S. Senator-elect Roger Marshall plans to vote against the Electoral College results, continuing his alignment with President Donald Trump’s belief that President-elect Joe Biden’s victory happened because of voter fraud.
After Sarah Little watched her former boss of 20 years, Sen. Pat Roberts, deliver his farewell speech on the Senate floor Dec. 10 after 40 years in Congress, she left a voicemail to express her appreciation.