Amid Historic Inflation, Sens. Marshall, Cruz Introduce Bill Creating Transparency for Economic Impacts of Federal Regulations

Garden City, KS– U.S. Senators Roger Marshall, M.D. (KS) and Ted Cruz (TX) have introduced the National Regulatory Budget Act, legislation that would create transparency for the economic impacts of proposed and existing federal regulations. Specifically, this legislation establishes a new independent agency that would be required to assess and report on the economic costs […]

Governor Laura Kelly Kicks Off Statewide ‘Prosperity on the Plains’ Economy Tour

Topeka, KS– Governor Laura Kelly today launched her statewide economic development tour, called ‘Prosperity on the Plains,’ alongside business leaders at a family-owned small business, Round Table Bookstore, in Topeka’s NOTO Arts District. The tour will focus on the importance of supporting Kansas businesses and the Kelly Administration’s positive economic development track record.  “Over the […]

K-State to Host Beef Cattle and Forage Field Day Aug. 4

By Pat Melgares, K-State Research and Extension news service    Parsons, KS– Outside forces have made managing forage even more important in cattle production, says Kansas State University beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney.   High input prices, weather events, encroachment of invasive plant species…they’re all important topics that affect cattle producer’s profits.   Farney said […]

4-Her Says She Values Friendships Most

By Annika Wiebers, K-State Research and Extension news service    MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas 4-H program is known for helping youth cultivate skills in leadership, citizenship and many other project disciplines, but that may not be the main reason some members stick with the program.   Enter Kathryn Tremblay, a former member and current […]

Cattle Chat: Benefits of Confirming Early Pregnancy in Heifers

By Lisa Moser, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS — Many hopeful parents eagerly watch for the result on a home pregnancy test because they know that answer will likely influence personal choices of the mother in her nutrition and how she cares for herself and her baby. The sooner the couple […]

Protect Horses by Scouting Alfalfa for Blister Beetles

By Gail Ellis Stillwater, OK. – Oklahoma producers, especially those in the northeastern part of the state, should watch out for blister beetles in their alfalfa this summer. If a horse eats a blister beetle when snacking on alfalfa hay, the consequences can be deadly. “The one we really need to worry about is the […]

Hofmeister Announces $8.4 Million in Edge Grants to Strengthen Students’ Academic Success

Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) has awarded 102 grants totaling $8.4 million to schools throughout Oklahoma, Joy Hofmeister, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, said today. After a competitive grant process, 87 sites in 32 districts will have supplemental funds to enhance programs for sustainable school improvement in the upcoming […]

Health Officials Release State Plan to Reduce Obesity

““The plan focuses on strategies for each age group which can make a direct impact on the environment contributing to chronic health conditions, with a particular focus on obesity,” said Fahad Khan, Director of Community Analysis. “While the plan was coordinated by OSDH, it will take all partners working together to accomplish the goals and objectives set forth to achieve Governor Kevin Stitt’s goal of being a top 10 state.””