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Kansas Sampler Festival to feature more than 150 towns »

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Kansas Sampler Foundation The 26th annual Kansas Sampler Festival will be held May 2-3 in Wamego’s City Park. More than 150 Kansas communities will showcase what there is to see, do, hear, taste, learn and buy in the state. Towns from Atchison to Ulysses will offer day trip suggestions and promote their tourism attractions. Exhibitors […]

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DriftWatch provides safety to Kansas specialty crop growers »

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Kansas Department of Agriculture Manhattan–Maintaining the rich heritage of agricultural stewardship in Kansas, the Kansas Department of Agriculture has teamed up with DriftWatch, an online mapping tool, to protect the state’s specialty crops. Inadvertent pesticide drift has been a major concern for specialty and organic crops. KDA recognizes this concern and has researched solutions to […]

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Survey shows majority of Kansans support Kansas HOPE Act »

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Kansas Department for Children and Families On Thursday, April 16, Governor Sam Brownback signed into law the Kansas HOPE Act. The legislation received overwhelming support by Kansas lawmakers. The same is true among Kansas residents. This week, Kansas City, Mo.-based company Remington Research Group released survey results pertaining to the Kansas HOPE Act. The survey […]

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UKMC supervisors honored for Patriotic Support »

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Kansas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced Tuesday in a news release that two supervisors at the University of Kansas Medical Center were honored with a “My Boss is a Patriot” awards in recognition of extraordinary support of an employee serving in the United States Navy Reserve. According […]

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Pinwheels ‘planted’ for child abuse prevention (VIDEO) »

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TOPEKA–Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Kansas Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Phyllis Gilmore were joined by dozens of children in Topeka, to highlight Child Abuse Prevention Month. The event at the State Capitol Building involved the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign to call attention to child abuse prevention. “Child abuse […]

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TV production company looking for mom-and-pop food producers »

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Kansas Sampler Foundation has been contacted by a New York City television production company looking for the right local restaurant or food product. “Send the information to those who fit this description in your community. If you think you fit the description to the letter, or know someone that does, send your information directly to […]

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Young wildlife rarely need ‘saving’ »

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Kansas Department of Wildlife Tourism and Parks PRATT–You’re mowing your lawn when you notice something moving in the grass. You stop the mower and peer over to find it’s a nest of young rabbits, and the mother is nowhere in sight. Fear sets in that they may not make it through the night and you […]

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Exports of aircraft, vehicles, electric machinery grow by $453M »

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Kansas Department of Commerce Kansas exports totaled $12 billion in 2014 and saw significant gains in aviation and other key manufacturing sectors. In 2013, the state’s export total of $12.46 billion was the largest number posted since the Great Recession. While exports declined by 3.7 percent in 2014, the $12 billion total is the third […]

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Biotechnology Awareness Week is April 13-19 »

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Kansas Department of Agriculture Celebrating science and advancements in biotechnology, Governor Sam Brownback has declared the week of April 13 as Biotechnology Awareness Week in Kansas. Producing some of the nation’s finest crops, Kansas farmers work diligently to provide consumers with a safe, nutritious and sustainably produced product, while serving as conscientious stewards of land […]

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Sen. Moran accepting 2015 Service Academy applications »

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U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced that he is accepting applications for nominations to the United States Service Academies. The academies include the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, […]

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April is Safe Digging Month in Kansas »

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Kansas Corporation Committee Governor Sam Brownback issued a proclamation declaring the month of April as “Safe Digging Month” in Kansas. The proclamation, in concurrence with National Safe Digging Month, reminds Kansans to call 811 before starting any outdoor digging projects. “The Kansas Corporation Commission joins Governor Brownback in strongly encouraging individuals and companies to call […]

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Research grants available from Kansas Historical Foundation »

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Kansas State Historical Society TOPEKA–The Kansas Historical Foundation announced that the application deadline for its academic and non-academic research grants is April 15. The purpose of the grants is to help defray expenses while conducting research at the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka. The Alfred M. Landon Historical Research Grant is presented annually to a […]

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Kansas Asst. Secretary of Agriculture testifies about WOTUS »

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Kansas Department of Agriculture MANHATTAN–Assistant Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Susan Metzger testified today to a U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Waters of the Unites States” (WOTUS) proposed rule. The proposed WOTUS rule expands federal jurisdiction under EPA’s Clean Water Act and has ignited widespread concern from farmers, ranchers and […]

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