The three-day tour of the state's wheat fields showed a potential for one of the decade's better harvests. After two days, the estimate was for 48 bushels per acre, 14 bushels per acre better than last year.
The U.S. hiked tariffs on Chinese imports and Beijing said it will counterattack in a trade dispute between the world's two largest economies. U.S. farmers worry tariffs will rob them of profits and reduce their ability to compete in the pork market.
The Nebraska State Patrol said a semi crashed into a trooper's patrol vehicle on Monday, July 16, 2018. The trooper did not suffer serious injuries, but the semi driver was taken to a hospital. The Patrol released dash camera footage of the crash.
Senator Bernie Sanders and rising democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came to Wichita on behalf of James Thompson, who is running for Kansas' 4th Congressional District seat during a rally at Century II Friday.
Gubernatorial candidates Jack Bergeson and Josh Svaty accused fellow Democrat Laura Kelly of lacking commitment to expand Medicaid in Kansas. Kelly says she fought hard to expand the medical care program since the day it became an issue in Kansas.