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Nine Schools Awarded $38,000 For Kansas Agriculture Skills & Competencies Certificates

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Manhattan, Kan. – The Kansas Agriculture Skills & Competencies Certificate, awarded by the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), was earned by 38 Kansas agriculture education students from nine local schools. Each certificate awarded earns the school $1,000, distributed by the Kansas Department of Education. Schools receiving funds included Centre, Girard, Holton, Hugoton, Labette County, Marion-Florence, Riverton, Washington County and Winfield. ... Read More »

MORAN NAMED 2010 WHEAT ADVOCATE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) received the 2010 Wheat Advocate Award this week from the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) for his outstanding support of the wheat industry. “Wheat producers help strengthen the Kansas economy and communities across our state, and when agriculture is successful, Kansas is successful,” Sen. Moran said. “I am honored to receive ... Read More »

“Living Life Richer”

When the economy is uncertain, when a person has difficulty doing what he or she should do to stay healthy, and when relationships are trying, life is especially challenging. The KSU River Valley Extension Service is offering free public meetings on December 1 and 2 to help individuals cope with these uncertainties. The program will be offered on December 1 ... Read More »

Aid To Kansas Schools May Cause Staff Reductions

Kansas school districts might have to cut their budgets for the current year as state revenues slowly recover. Kansas education officials say more funds are needed to cover increasing numbers of students, and more of those students need assistance because of the economy.  State revenues are improving in part because of a new 1 cent increase in the state sales ... Read More »

Union Pacific earnings report expected Thursday.

Union Pacific will release its third-quarter earnings report on Thursday, and investors will be looking for signs the economy is improving. The Omaha-based railroad’s results are watched closely because the volume of cars, chemicals, crops, lumber and containers of imported goods it carries hints at the health of those industries. The railroad has been gradually hiring back furloughed workers as ... Read More »

Regional Economy Picking Up

A perfect lead in to the next story!!! Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss is predicting, “The likelihood of dipping back into recessionary territory has diminished significantly.” Goss says a January survey of business leaders in 9-Midwest and Plains state suggests the region’s economy is picking up steam. The Business Conditioning Index for the Mid-America Region made a healthy jump in ... Read More »

Economy Continues to Lag in Rural Areas

When the recession first hit, states with economies largely dependent upon agriculture seemed to be only marginally affected as opposed to states with large urban populations. Nearly two years into the recession though, rural areas in middle America are being hit particularly hard by what is expected to be a deeper dip into the recession for the region. This information ... Read More »