• P.J. Griekspoor

    Extent of Wheat Damage From Freeze Uncertain

    Kansas Viewpoint

     by P.J. Griekspoor
     on April 24, 2013

    The percentage of the Kansas wheat crop adversely impacted by freeze damage is expected to go up substantially in the days ahead. It will take several days after the weather warms up to get a handle on just how much damage was done when the temperature hit a record 25 degrees in Wichita  in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, but there is no doubt that the wheat crop is far enough along in south central Kansas that damage is inevitable. Just about all of Kansas was hit with…

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  • P.J. Griekspoor

    When It Comes to History, April is Unmatched

    Kansas Viewpoint

     by P.J. Griekspoor
     on April 12, 2013

    As “this month in history” goes, April is an amazing month. I am always a little in awe at how many major events in American history have taken place in the month of April. Other months have their memorable dates: January is the month of inaugurations, February is famous for president’s birthdays, the lunch counter sit-in that launched the Civil Rights movement, the launch of the first U.S. astronaut and the explosion of the space shuttle, Columbia. In March the…

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  • P.J. Griekspoor

    Taking a Few Days of Vacation, Visiting Washington, D.C.

    Kansas Viewpoint

     by P.J. Griekspoor
     on April 2, 2013

    I’m about to do something I don’t do very often: take vacation days. As most of you know, I really, really love my job. I love it so much, in fact, that I find myself forgetting it is actually a job and not something I do just because I want to do it. I guess that is why I often forget that I am entitled to take vacation from it now and again. This week and next I am taking a few days either side of the annual North American Agricultural Journalists spring meeting (which…

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