On the Range, your country living update, has a fresh look! The new simplified design for this free weekly newsletter allows for easier reading, no matter what device or program you use to read emails. Not a subscriber? Sign up today to start receiving information you can use: Timely tips. Headlines that affect you. Fun facts. Food for thought. Reading challenge hints. The latest additions … Continue reading On the Range Gets a New Look
Looking for seasonal reminders and fun things to do this February? We have moved our monthly Get Ready updates to On the Range, our free weekly country living newsletter. Subscribing is easy! Just follow this link and enter your email address. You can start receiving your weekly newsletter as early as tomorrow! Other features you can look forward to include: Links to our latest posts. … Continue reading Getting Ready for February 2017?
The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) was developed to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock production, primarily to fend off antibiotic-resistant diseases in humans. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that 2 million people in the United States are infected by antibiotic-resistant bacteria every year. The concern is that extensive use of antibiotics in the food supply will increase the prevalence of drug-resistant bacteria. The … Continue reading New Rules Take Medicated Livestock Feeds Off the Shelf
United States President Donald Trump (R): 276 electoral votes Hillary Clinton (D): 218 electoral votes United States Senate Jerry Moran* (R): 62% of vote Patrick Wiesner (D): 32% Robert Garrard (L): 6% United States House of Representatives 1st District Roger Marshall (R): 66% Alan LaPolice (I): 26% Kerry Burt (L): 7% 2nd District Lynn Jenkins* (R): 61% Britani Potter (D): 32% James … Continue reading 2016 Kansas Election Results
Interested in tracking the progress of that important or controversial piece of legislation? LegiScan’s bill tracking tool makes it easy. There are several ways you can use this online tool: Pick a specific bill and follow its progress. Track the activities of a committee. Find out what is happening in a branch of legislature. LegiScan works great on both state and federal levels. You don’t … Continue reading LegiScan Bill Tracking
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We have updated our series on big predators in Kansas! Our mountain lion post now includes: New sightings. Additional information on old sightings. More information on where the mountain lions came from. A link to a handy interactive map of sightings. We have also added a new sighting and some additional details to our black bear post. Continue reading Big Predators Return to Kansas—Updated!
On July 1, 2016, a law will go into effect in Vermont that promises to impact Americans in all 50 states. It is Act 120, a labeling law requiring food manufacturers to disclose the presence or possible presence of GMOs in their products. Obviously, big food companies can’t easily tailor their food labels to the specifications of different states. This means all of us may … Continue reading How Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law Affects You
We are about to unveil a new source of information that we think you’ll enjoy—On the Range, our weekly country living newsletter! Every issue will be packed with exclusive subscriber-only resources: Timely tips to keep your farm in sync with the seasons. Notices of new updates and resources at Homestead on the Range. The latest additions to our gallery and bookshelf. Headlines that affect your … Continue reading Introducing Our Free Weekly Newsletter
The largest fire in Kansas history, known as the Anderson Creek fire, has been burning for a week now. At the present time, the fire is reported at 95% total containment. The fire is 81% contained in Barber County, 90% contained in Comanche County, and 98% contained in Woods County, Oklahoma. A total of 367,620 acres have been involved, most of which are in Kansas. … Continue reading Anderson Creek Fire Nearly Contained