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TUNED IN: Noxious Cattle Waste? There’s A Drug For That.

Corinne Boyer
Kansas News Service


“What if you could add something to animal feed that changes the chemistry within cattle, that converts more of what they eat into weight and less in ammonia-heavy poop and pee? Turns out there’s a new drug for that. And one that, maybe, could help cattle put on weight.”

So begins an amazing story by Corinne Boyer that aired this week on High Plains Public Radio and across the network of Kansas News Service public radio stations  this week. You may have seen it in your local newspaper.

If you missed this informative and timely story, then give it a read here or listen to it here:


A Texas-Sized Thank You

How was your Fourth of July? We hope you were able to spend part of your holiday enjoying a recorded performance of “TEXAS Outdoor Musical” on High Plains Public Radio. It was great. We’d like to offer our thanks to sponsors Delvin’s Restaurant and Catering, Lovell Law and the talented cast and crew of “Texas.”


Fun facts to know and share from this week’s news on High Plains Public Radio and HPPR Connect:

> “Vaping is just considered not harmful, even though there are no data to support that statement. There are more and more data to actually oppose that statement.” — University of Kansas researcher Matthias Salathe 

READ MORE | If You Thought Vaping Was Safe, Kansas Researchers Have Bad News

> “It's impossible to imagine where Volkswagen would be without the Beetle. While its time has come, the role it has played in the evolution of our brand will be forever cherished.” — Scott Keogh, president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America

READ MORE | The Last VW Beetle Rolls Off The Assembly Line In Mexico This Week

> “You have to define who you are before your opponent does.” — Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell 

READ MORE | Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Launches State Rebranding Effort


HPPR.org is your go-to spot for the latest news from the High Plains region, as well as our events, exclusives, and features. You’ll also find the latest national and international news. Here are this week’s TOP STORIES from our website.

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  2.  Hundreds Of Texas Marijuana Charges Dropped After Hemp Legalization

  3.  Millions Of Older Americans Own Guns, Leaving Caretakers To Worry About The Risk

  4.  High Plains Outdoors: Old Timer Of The Creek

  5.  Texas Tribune’s List Of Organizations Accepting Donations For Migrant Children At TX/Mex Border

  6.  Why The Cattle Industry Might Not Use A Drug That Cuts The Pollution Of Manure And Pee

  7.  New Poll: Colorado’s Cory Gardner May Be In Trouble In 2020

  8.  What Just Happened Also Occurred Before The Last 7 U.S. Recessions. Reason To Worry?

  9.  Opinion: Here’s A Dad Joke! What Does The Buffalo Tell His Son In The Morning?

  10. Fear And Loathing At The Supreme Court — What Is Chief Justice John Roberts Up To?

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