Flint Hills Cowboy Reflects As Honored Rodeo Parade Grand Marshall

More than five decades in the saddle gives a cowboy broad perspective and certainly an opportunity to see ample changes in the profession and industry served.

Couple bounteous generosity and diversity with desire and record of assisting others throughout the Flint Hills, this cowboy received semblance recognition for his honorable lifetime achievements during the recent Flint Hills Rodeo Parade.

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First Flint Hills leasing report in four years reveals all-time high pasture rent rates

Flint Hills pasture lease rates are higher than they have ever been.

Well, certainly the highest on record, according to the Bluestem Pasture Release – 2013, issued May, 7, 2013, by Kanas Agricultural Statistics at the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

Dale Rodman, secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, said funding has not been available for the past three years to complete the survey of leasing rates for the 14-county Bluestem pasture. Continue reading →