Patriot Day at the Kansas State Fair

by Jay Sanderson / September 11, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EJtlms5Y5g&feature=youtu.be Farm Broadcaster Jay Sanderson spent the 18th Anniversary of the September 11 attacks at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, taking in some of the patriotic sights and sounds from the day....

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Capital Connection: Senate Candidate Bryan Pruitt

by Jay Sanderson / September 9, 2019

Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio is proud to introduce a new feature called Capital Connection, which brings Washington politics to the fields of Kansas.  In our second installment, we caught up with Bryan Pruitt at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. Pruitt, a conservative commentator for the blog Red State and TownHall.com, seeks the Republican nomination for the US Senate in an effort to replace ...

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Capital Connection: Senate Candidate Nancy Boyda

by Jay Sanderson / September 9, 2019

Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio is proud to introduce a new feature called Capital Connection, which brings Washington politics to the fields of Kansas.  In our first installment, we caught up with Nancy Boyda at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. Boyda, a former US Representative from Kansas' 2nd District, seeks the Democrat nomination for the US Senate in an effort to replace outgoing 4-term Sena...

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Insight: The Opportunity of Change

by Sara Miles / September 9, 2019

Jackie Mundt, Pratt County farmer and rancher Change is in the air. Children have grown over the summer and are starting the new school year a little more grown up. The promise of sunny, brisk days makes many of us excited to breakout hoodies and sweaters. Fall foliage soon will begin to show the colorful signs of a new season, and in coffee shops or local co-ops across the state the conversati...

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Shakeup in US Senate Race

by Jay Sanderson / September 4, 2019

Wednesday was full of news on the political front, as several Kansans aim for the soon-to-be vacant United States Senate seat currently held by Pat Roberts, who has announced he will retire at the end of his term which is up for election next year.  We reported yesterday on democrat Usha Reddi’s entry into the race.  It now looks like there could be another republican adding his name to the li...

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Fourth Dem Enters Senate Race

by Jay Sanderson / September 3, 2019

There’s another name in the race to replace Kansas Senator Pat Roberts when he retires at the end of his current term.  Manhattan City Commissioner Usha Reddi announced over the weekend she’s running for the Democrat Party’s nomination for the United States Senate.  Reddi has a background in education and seeks to become the first Hindu in the Senate. She also becomes the 4th democrat t...

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Insight: The Farm Bureau Family

by Sara Miles / September 3, 2019

Greg Doering, Kansas Farm Bureau For John and Berna Mae Stegman, the recent loss of their son, Bernard, in an accident has brought heartache and grief. It’s also underscored the fact that family extends beyond kinship. John was surprised by the number of cards, calls and visitors his family received from his connections made in Kansas Farm Bureau in the wake of Bernard’s death. The volum...

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Kansas Lt. Governor Lynn Rogers talks with KFRR

by Jay Sanderson / August 29, 2019

Kansas Lieutenant Governor Lynn Rogers was one of the featured speakers at Thursday's Kansas Ag Growth Summit in Manhattan.  During his remarks to the audience, Rogers highlighted the progress made with the new Office of Rural Prosperity he and Governor Laura Kelly created in June. Rogers also talked with Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio Network Reporter Jay Sanderson, detailing the mission of the ...

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USDA to Investigate Beef Market Irregularities Following Holcomb Fire

by Jay Sanderson / August 28, 2019

It’s been nearly three weeks since the devastating fire that damaged the Tyson Beef Plant in Holcomb, and now the US Department of Agriculture is taking a look at whether others in the beef market have improperly been taking advantage of the disaster. In a statement released yesterday afternoon, United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said: “As part of our continued efforts to ...

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