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Will Midwest Farmers Remain Loyal to Trump After New Corn-Ethanol Rules Take Effect?

Corn field south of Wamego, Kansas  (Photo by J. Schafer)

When President Trump levied tariffs on China, scrambling global markets, farmer Randy Miller was willing to absorb the financial hit. Even as the soybeans in his fields became less valuable, Miller saw long-term promise in Trump's efforts to rebalance America's trade relationship with Beijing. But Miller's patience - and that of many other Midwest farmers - may be wearing thin. That's especially true for those farmers who grow corn.

Donations Sought as Lawrence Homeless Shelter Cuts Capacity in Half

The homeless shelter in Lawrence is facing a funding shortfall. Soon, it will only be able to serve about half as many people as it used to serve. Social service agencies are trying to help. They're gathering supplies to make living outdoors more comfortable for those who ultimately will have to resort to that option.


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