Greg Doering

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  • hemp_heartland

    Hemp in the Heartland

    By Greg Doering on November 11, 2020

    Two words can summarize Kansas farmers’ initial foray into growing hemp for commercial purposes in 2019: learning experience. Though it’s derived from the same species as marijuana, industrial hemp...

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  • Ag Impact

    Ag Impact

    By Greg Doering on November 11, 2020

    Living in the city makes it hard to know where our food comes from, and also makes it incredibly easy to forget growing crops and raising livestock aren’t purely charitable acts. In Kansas and across...

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  • shop kansas farms

    Shop Kansas Farms: A New Way to Connect with Farmers

    By Greg Doering on August 14, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has ignited a movement of consumers seeking out farmers and ranchers for more direct connections. And it all started on Rick McNary’s couch one evening in late April. “My wife...

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  • rural_broadband

    Broadband: A Building Block of Modern Life

    By Greg Doering on August 14, 2020

    For those of us living in a city, broadband internet is almost omnipresent. Wherever we go — from the office to the store to home — we’re connected through computers, smart phones, TVs and countless...

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    Mitch Holthus and the Kansas City Chiefs

    By Greg Doering on August 14, 2020

    Mitch Holthus knew the Kansas City Chiefs had won Super Bowl LIV when Damien Williams ran 38 yards for a touchdown with just over a minute remaining in the game. The score put the Chiefs up 11, and...

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  • Kids eating sweet corn

    July is sweet corn season

    By Greg Doering on July 6, 2020

    While chatting with my nephew a few days ago he confessed the Fourth of July is his second favorite holiday, coming in just behind Christmas. I have to agree, though I suspect our reasons might...

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  • Wheat Harvest Signals Start of Summer in Kansas

    By Greg Doering on July 1, 2020

    Austin Moore’s wheat harvest ended in late June on a perfect day for cutting. A steady breeze, plenty of blue sky and low humidity meant the Woodson County farmer could roll through the last field of...

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  • Letter writing

    New Yorker pays it forward with KFB Foundation donation

    By Greg Doering on June 18, 2020

    Norma Rosenthal was in her Manhattan, New York, apartment when she first heard of Dennis and Sharon Ruhnke, though she didn’t know their last name at the time. “Gov. (Andrew) Cuomo was giving...

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  • Download and uploading with broadband

    Broadband access necessity

    By Greg Doering on June 16, 2020

    Venture a short distance off the interstate and you’ll find pastoral views and crops reaching toward the sky. It’s also likely you’ll find yourself cutoff from the rest of the world because your...

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  • Consumer buys produce

    Shop Kansas Farms Helps Make Connections

    By Greg Doering on May 26, 2020

    The Covid-19 pandemic has ignited a movement of consumers seeking out farmers and ranchers for more direct connections. And it all started on Rick McNary’s couch one evening in late April. “My wife...

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