House Agriculture Committee Begins Full Review of the SNAP

Today the House Committee on Agriculture began a full-scale review of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Committee heard from University of Maryland welfare scholar Doug Besharo... Read More

Land O'Frost Announces It Will Close West Point Wimmers Plant

A blow for the West Point economy.  The 125 employees at Land O'Frost in West Point were told today that the Wimmers' Meats manufacturing plant will close in the second quarter of this year and operations will move to the company's other facilities.... Read More

Low Interest Rates, No Down Payment for USDA Rural Development Home Mortgage Loans

Lincoln, Neb., February 26, 2015—The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has announced a decrease in the home mortgage interest rate for its Section 502 Homeownership Direct Loan program.  Effective March 1, 2015, the interest rate wi... Read More

Statewide Food Drive Campaign Kicks Off to Raise 85,000 Meals for Kansas Families

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Neighbor to Neighbor statewide food drive will kick-off March 2 at the Harvester’s – The Community Food Network’s Topeka location. The food drive is a collaborative effort by the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Dill... Read More

Layoffs Coming to Case IH Manufacturing Grand Island Location

CNH Industrial America LLC announced that it will reduce it's manufacturing workforce at the Grand Island, NE facility as the company responds to market conditions. This according to Kathleen Prause, CNH Industrial Corporate Communications Manager. ... Read More

USDA Announces $14 Million in Grants Supporting Economic Growth for Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced nearly $14 million in grants to support four programs to increase prosperity in rural America through research... Read More

Upcoming K-State Research and Extension Events

MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State Research and Extension is offering these events, available to all interested persons. For more information about these, as well as more localized events, check with your local K-State Research and Extension office. Hortic... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015

Central Valley Ag Humphrey Corn - 353 Beans - 956 Oakland Corn - 348 Beans - 956 Tekamah Corn - 348 Beans - 956 West Point Corn - 353 Beans - 956 East Grain Hub Corn - 356 Beans - 961 Cooperative Supply Dodge Corn - 350 Beans - 956 Howells ... Read More

Shields named Academic All-American

Lincoln – Nebraska’s Shavon Shields (Olathe, Kan.) became the first Husker men’s basketball player to earn first-team academic All-America honors, as the  Capital One Academic All-America® Division I basketball teams as selected by the Colleg... Read More

Farm to School Act of 2015, Connecting Students to Local Food and Farms, Introduced in Congress

Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, 2015 – Today, members of Congress took the first step toward a major win for local economies, farm families and the health of our nation’s children. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Representati... Read More

Semi Incident Delays Traffic In West Point

No one else was injured in a Thursday afternoon traffic accident on the south side of West Point, but a truck driver was taken by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital. The driver apparently lost control as he was northbound on Highway 275. Traffic w... Read More