Drones will soon boost farm yields by providing eyes in the skies

Unmanned aerial systems will tell farmers where crops do and don’t need attention, increasing yields while reducing costs. “Ag is really the low-hanging fruit,” said Curtis Moore, a managing partner with Apis Remote Sensing Systems, a drone operator and dealer in Hays, Kan. Growers await the go-ahead from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Royals

Salvador Perez powers offense as Royals roll past fading Tigers 5-1

Salvador Perez had three hits, including a two-run home run in the fourth inning, and Danny Duffy threw seven strong innings as the Royals opened a three-game series against the Tigers with a 5-1 win on Tuesday night in Detroit. The Tigers, once favored to win the American League Central, now sit 12 1/2 games behind the division-leading Royals.

Eat & Drink

Young chef Joe West plans a fun, stylish Asian-fusion restaurant, Kusshi

Joe West has been taught by some of the country’s best chefs, including three years as chef de cuisine at Bluestem for James Beard award-winning chef Colby Garrelts, but now he’s ready to break out with his own restaurant. He is doing pop-up dinners to attract investors for what he’s calling Kusshi.

Editor's Picks

Technology

Highlights magazine for kids is finally going digital

Highlights for Children, the magazine’s publisher, has turned to San Francisco startup Fingerprint Digital to help it connect with a mobile generation. Fingerprint will help develop and distribute at least three Highlights applications over the course of the companies’ four-year partnership.

Shawnee & Lenexa

With Lenexa City Center, Lenexa sees good things come to those who wait

After more than 30 years, a couple of recessions and some false starts and embarrassments, the Lenexa City Center project at 87th Street and Renner appears to be paying off. When it is completely built out — and officials say that won’t be for at least a decade — it will be an area where people can work, shop and be entertained, possibly within blocks of their homes.

Kansas City Deals

Today's Circulars

Blogs & Columns

Lewis Diuguid

U.S. could gain immensely from strong ties to Cuba

As U.S. ties with Cuba grow stronger, Americans should think of what we can gain from the island nation. Cuba is not just a growth market for agricultural exports from Missouri and Kansas. U.S. officials need to closely examine Cuba’s health care system and import what could work here.

Stargazing

Kermit kaput: Miss Piggy and her ‘Kermie’ break up

This summer sucks for love: Last week country stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert announced the end of their marriage. On Monday singers Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale did the same. And most shocking of all: Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy announced today they’re calling it quits after 40 years of cross-species romance.

 
 
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