If drought, poor stands and a collapsing grain market weren’t enough, now we’re looking at one of the worst wheat streak mosaic infections I’ve ever seen in a number of western Kansas counties.

MANHATTAN – Six couples have been selected as the 2016 Kansas Master Farmers and Master Farm Homemakers in honor of their leadership in agriculture, environmental stewardship and service to their communities. They were feted at a banquet March 10 at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan.

Sometimes we need a new voice to remind us of the things we already know - somebody who will put it into a story that can inspire and motivate us. I felt that way this winter when I heard Bill Sproul speak to a group of landowners and farmers at Arlington.