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Author Archives: Mike Schrant

Mike is one of those guys who has spent nearly a lifetime trying to figure out what he wants to do when he grows up. He has split time as a broadcaster and educator having first worked in radio in the early 1970’s while attending junior college. The two careers are directly connected because many of the 25 years as an educator were spent teaching broadcast journalism at the high school and college levels. Mike is married and has three adult children (no grandchildren yet) and enjoys sports, debating politics, gardening, landscaping-hauling rocks, and swapping stories with the "good old boys".

Moran Asks GAO for Upgrade in Flood Maps

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First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran, along with the other Republican members of the Kansas delegation, recently requested an investigation into the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood map upgrading methods under its Flood Map Modernization Initiative. Moran said, “FEMA’s map revisions have the potential to drop property values and reduce household income through flood insurance premiums.” Adding, “Protecting Kansans and ... Read More »

Moran Pushes Beef Exports

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First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran led a group of members of Congress to support cattle producers, beef producers and rural communities by recommending the new Administration adopt new strategies to recover lost beef export markets. Moran has recommended that U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack change negotiation strategies to allow a more flexible approach to ... Read More »

Baby Boomers & Obesity

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One would think Americans would be the healthiest people in the universe with all of the information available to us about how to stay healthy. After all, we’re bombarded with polished pitchman selling everything from exercise machines to miracle weight loss programs. The reality however, is quite the opposite. A recent study from the Trust for America’s Health, raises new ... Read More »

Moran Signs Pledge

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First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran got as pat on the back from a well-known conservative political group yesterday, “Let Freedom Ring”. Moran’s “Atta-boy” comes after he signed a pledge to not vote for any health care reform package that the he has not read and that has not been available to the American public on the internet for at ... Read More »

USDA to Send FSA Offices Info on Livestock Loss

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The local Farm Services Agencies are anxiously awaiting information from the Department of Agriculture in regard to helping producers who have recently sustained livestock losses due to adverse weather. Apparently the USDA has approved a program under the FSA Farm Program but that information has not yet made it to the local FSA Farm Program offices. Jim Peroutek from the ... Read More »

July Ushers in New Kansas Traffic Laws

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The month of July ushers in the Dog Days of Summer and lots of new laws that go into effect on Kansas roadways. Kansas Highway Patrol Superintendent, Colonel Terry Maples says, “These new laws are vital to the safety of motorists on our roads and it is important that drivers are aware of changes that will become effective this week,” ... Read More »

Wheat Harvest Revs Up

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The heavy rains this past Saturday are all but forgotten. That was clear last night at 10 o’clock when I was driving home and still saw several wheat producers hard at it. The two days of vey hot and dry weather since Saturday’s monsoon has regenerated the local harvest effort and for the most part left the quality of the ... Read More »

Kansas Wheat Prediction Up Slightly

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Better than expected is the latest word used to describe the estimated Kansas wheat harvest. That’s what a new report from Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service is saying. The latest estimate predicts the Kansas crop will come in at around 300-million bushels. That number represents about a 3% increase over the forecast made about a month ago. By the way, that’s ... Read More »

Harvest Begins Locally

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The Wednesday-Thursday hot-hot weather made a giant impact on the progress of the fledgling wheat harvest in Kansas. #1… It has jolted the anemic effort going on in the South Central part of the state into high gear and #2… The harvest-perfect weather has tempted more than just a handful of local producers to bring in their first tentative loads ... Read More »

Wheat Harvest Poised to Start in Kansas

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6-08-09 Farmers in the most southern tier of Kansas counties are poised to start the wheat harvest in the next couple of days. Elevator managers in southern Barber County, usually the first area in Kansas to cut, say they’ll likely see the first wheat in two or three days. The prognosis for North Central Kansas is probably a 2 ½-or-3 ... Read More »