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House Appropriations subcommittee approves 2025 USDA funding cuts

A House Appropriations subcommittee is proposing more cuts to the USDA’s budget. During Tuesday’s markup of the 2025 budget, Ranking Member Sanford Bishop stressed the need to better fund the Economic Research Service and National Agricultural Statistics Service. “This year, NASS was unable to complete... Read More.

KSHSAA State Basketball Sites Selected For 2025

KSHSAA RELEASE TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas State High School Activities Association has selected sites for the 2025 KSHSAA state basketball championships. All seven sites have hosted at least once previously. After hosting the 1A Division I state championships last season, the... Read More.

Biden admin approves year-round E15 with 2025 start date

The U.S. EPA has finalized a rule allowing the year-round sale of E15 fuel blends in eight Midwestern states. But, Monte Shaw with the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association tells Brownfield the rule goes into effect in 2025. “Consumers and retailers in these states have... Read More.

New beef processing plant to open in early 2025

The president of the American Foods Group says a new beef processing plant in eastern Missouri should start contracting cattle later this year. Steve Van Lannen tells Brownfield America’s Heartland Packing plant will source cattle within a 500-mile radius of the Warren County... Read More.

CountryMark expects to co-process renewable diesel by 2025

The head of CountryMark says its co-processing project will benefit farmers as the refinery integrates more sustainable fuel into its production. Matt Smorch tells Brownfield the liquid fuels industry needs to adapt to demands to decarbonize. “There’s going to be a tremendous growth for any... Read More.

KCAC and Great Bend Recreation Extend Partnership to 2025

By WICHITA, Kan. - The KCAC Baseball and Softball Championships will remain in Great Bend, Kan. until Spring 2025, as the conference and the Great Bend Recreation Commission have extended their partnership, the conference office announced Friday. The 2023, 2024, and 2025 KCAC Baseball... Read More.