Eggs-pert advice for Easter food safety 

“Eggs are perishable and if not handled safety, they can lead to foodborne illness,” Blakeslee said. “With any food preparation, always wash your hands before and after handling food.”

Mann, Smith, Latta Introduce Legislation Protecting Family-Owned Farms, Ranches, Businesses

“We continue to see damaging policies in the Biden Administration’s tax plan, including an effort threatening with the stepped-up basis,” said Rep. Mann. “Removing this provision would hurt generational Kansas farmers and ranchers and weaken their ability to keep assets in the family. The day-to-day trials of operating a successful farm, ranch, or small business are challenging enough without worrying about paying devastatingly large capital gains taxes. We must preserve the stepped-up basis and protect agriculturists now and in the future.”

FHSU Preparing for Annual Local Collegiate Rodeo

“Most of the rodeos in our region stay on the same dates every year,” Rumford said. “It would be a lot of re-scheduling if we moved it. It’s easier to make adjustments on the days of the week for our rodeo than to completely change dates.”

Garden Growing Pains

“K-State horticulture expert says many crops can adapt to grow vertically”

Video: The Potential of Cover Crops to Provide Nitrogen in Farm Fields

“The current study – which is being conducted at the Ashland Bottoms research plots south of Manhattan – may provide greater understanding “of how we can maximize the efficient use of fertilizer (such as nitrogen or phosphorus) and how we can adjust the management decisions when we have cover crops in the rotation,” Tomlinson said.”

EPA Seeks Nominations for the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee

“The FRRCC provides a venue for agricultural stakeholders to provide meaningful feedback to EPA regarding a range of policies and programs,” said Rod Snyder, Senior Agriculture Advisor to the Administrator. “This is especially important as the Agency considers how to best support and partner with farmers, ranchers, and rural communities to address the climate crisis.”

Report Proposes Reforms to Oklahoma’s Juvenile Justice System

“Youth referrals to juvenile courts have dropped substantially over the past decade, from 18,000 in 2011 to just over 8,000 in 2020. The decline has prompted the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs to consolidate three juvenile detention facilities into one campus.”