John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

Praising Bossie — the underrated star of the farm

Talk to farmers, stockmen and ranchers – most will tell you how much they love their cows. Problem is this …Read More

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Senator Moran’s statement on 9/11 anniversary

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., released the following statement today on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, …Read More

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Freedom Of Choice Is The Issue

Freedom Of Choice Is The Issue Contributor: John Perez Without a doubt water fluoridation has become a popular topic of …Read More

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John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

EPA water proposal: End of farming as we know it?

If the EPA’s proposed rule to redefine waters of the United States becomes law, farming and ranching as we know …Read More

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Friday film series: After Tiller‏

The Friday Film series opens with a film and invitation to personal dialogue at 7:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at …Read More

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Freedom or Fluoride?

Freedom or Fluoride?  By Tabre Perez  During the course of the hot debate which has taken place in Salina in …Read More

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John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

Don’t ‘got milk’

Imitation dairy products may account for nearly 70 percent of the items a shopper finds in the dairy case today. …Read More

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James Foley: Courage in the face of danger

To just mourn the brutal death of photojournalist James Foley … seems not enough. To just be sickened by the …Read More

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John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

Can-do attitude

A century ago when this state consisted mainly of farm and ranch families, it was a common sight to see …Read More

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Judge to Present Inspirational Program at Eisenhower Presidential Library

ABILENE, Kan. – Judge Tom B. “Tommy” Webb, Sublette, Kan., will speak at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood …Read More

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John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

Family farmers: A special breed

People outside of agriculture routinely try to define the family farm. These same folks have a tendency to question corporate …Read More

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John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

Speak from the heart

Life experiences teach plenty to those willing to learn. From the time I was a small boy, I remember my …Read More

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OPINION: 71st District Bell

By David Norlin In Salina’s 71st District Republican primary, the contest will decide who represents us next legislative session. With …Read More

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John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

The ‘Big data’ deal

Some believe “big data” may be the next renaissance in agriculture. Others call it the greatest advance in agriculture since …Read More

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A visit with U.S. Sen. Bob Dole (Video)

In the latest episode of The Forum, Eagle’s Gary Shorman got the chance to sit down with longtime U.S. Sen. …Read More

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POLL: Study shows high school athletes make better employees

According to the Ithaca (N.Y.) Times, a recent study conducted by Kevin Kniffin, a behavioral science professor at Cornell University, …Read More

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John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

Savor the fruits of your labor

Now that gardens across Kansas are bearing vegetables, it’s time to taste, enjoy and appreciate the fruits or our labor. …Read More

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Brown bag program on Kansas City Monarchs set for Eisenhower Library

ABILENE, Kan. – The Kansas City Monarchs baseball team is the topic of a brown bag luncheon hosted by the …Read More

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Getting help in beating cancer

Abilene, Kan. (July 16, 2014) – Doug Kugler is a very grateful man. The Abilene, Kan. man has fought his …Read More

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John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

The white combine calls

Tuesday, June 24, arrived like most mornings in Finney County. The only difference – humidity levels were high and the …Read More

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Community Forum on Teen Violence

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Governor orders flags lowered in honor of Sen. Doyen

TOPEKA – Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from sun-up to sun-down Wednesday, in honor …Read More

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Governor’s Independence holiday weekend message

TOPEKA – Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback issued the following message for the Independence holiday weekend. “America’s founders built this nation …Read More

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John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

Feeding Peace

Television, newspapers, magazines and the web are filled with images of starving children – skeleton-like figures crouched like dogs on …Read More

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Remembering that old red barn

When I was a youngster, one of my favorite places to play on a cold winter day was my Uncle …Read More

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Weekend Activities for Cancer Awareness

3 J’s Carpet Cleaning and a group of local businesses have joined together to host some activities to help promote …Read More

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Now That’s Rural: Rosslyn Schultz, Grassroots Art Center in Lucas

By RON WILSON Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development Self-taught art. Visionary art. Primitive art. Outsider art. Naïve art. …Read More

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John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

Reaching the peak potential of Kansas agriculture

If today’s crop of young farmers and ranchers plan to play a part in the future of agriculture, they must …Read More

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