Doodlebugs and Jitneys

by Sara Miles / September 12, 2018

By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau My dad read two newspapers daily when I grew up in the ‘50s. His newspapers of choice were the Kansas City Star and Denver Post. Both arrived on the same day and both contained the latest news from that date in history. The doodlebug or jitney brought the two papers from KC 358 miles to the east and Denver, 255 miles to our west. We farmed outside the ...

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Senate Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas discusses Farm Bill

by andy lambert / September 6, 2018

Farm Bill Passes Senate, Heads to Conference This week, the Senate voted for the Farm Bill to head to conference, where conferees from the Senate and the House will meet to come up with a compromise between the House and Senate Farm Bills. I am already busy meeting with members of the conference, as well as Agriculture Committee leadership from the House and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, to c...

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State of Disaster Emergency declared for 5 counties in KS

by andy lambert / September 6, 2018

  Gov. Jeff Colyer MD has issued a state of disaster emergency declaration for five Kansas counties affected by flooding over the weekend. Named in the declaration are Jewell, Kingman, Marshall, Pratt, and Riley Counties. Damages in these counties included washed out roads, bridges, culverts and flooding to some businesses and residential properties. "Here in Kansas we make it a prio...

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