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Conservation Action Project trialing zero P

A voluntary group of farmers in northwest Ohio is studying how crops utilize legacy phosphorus. Conservation Action Project coordinator Alan Sundermeier tells Brownfield growers are experimenting with how much phosphorus crops really need. “If you have soils like we have here that have the background... Read More.

Farm Bureaus head to hill pressing for farm bill action

Several state farm bureaus are traveling to the nation’s capital this week calling for farm bill passage.  “It’s forceful to have folks on the hill have a presence here directly.” “There’s nowhere for Congress to hide.” American Farm Bureau Federation’s Ryan Yates tells Brownfield... Read More.

Time is now to call lawmakers to action

Commentary. Many state commodity organizations and other agricultural membership groups are heading to Washington, D.C. in coming weeks to meet with the lawmakers that represent them there. The importance of these visits and of a united voice for agriculture reaching U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators... Read More.

Miller says farm bill timeline still unknown, trade needs action

A member of the U.S. House Ag Committee says it seems like the farm bill could be delayed until after elections at the rate Congress is currently moving. Republican Congressman Max Miller of Ohio tells Brownfield action has been limited. “I’m very disappointed,” he says.... Read More.

EPA to release final herbicide action plan late August

The Environmental Protection Agency will delay their release of a final herbicide action strategy until the end of August and the CEO of the Ag Retailers Association says the agency is trying to get it right. Daren Coppock tells Brownfield EPA is trying to... Read More.

NASDA’s winter policy meeting results in several calls to action

Members of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture are calling for federal action on several critical issues affecting farmers and ranchers. Senior Director of Public Policy RJ Karney tells Brownfield during their recent during their Winter Policy Conference state ag directors, secretaries,... Read More.

Grassley urges action on EATS Act with Prop 12 fully in place

A U.S. Senator is urging Congress to act fast with Proposition 12 now fully in effect. Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley says California’s “terrible” law will result in higher prices for pork producers and consumers, and could lead to interstate trade wars. “Congress must act quickly... Read More.

Reno County Planners Delay Action on Solar Regulations

By Lucky Kidd RENO COUNTY, Kan. — The Reno County Planning Commission heard over an hour and a half of comments from citizens Thursday night regarding proposed solar energy regulation, after which they indicated a desire to take time... Read More.

McPherson Sports Roundup: Soccer, Volleyball in Action Tuesday

MCPHERSON, Kan. – McPherson soccer opened the season with a 4-0 loss to Newton. The Bullpups finished with four shots on goal. Keeper Trenton Moll had 10 saves.McPherson returns to the pitch Sept. 5-9 at the Maize South Invitational. VolleyballMcPherson volleyball split a pair of... Read More.