A U.S. Representative from Iowa says Congress needs to find a solution that prevents states from passing laws similar to California’s Proposition 12. Republican Ashley Hinson says the Biden administration agrees. “Secretary Vilsack testified that producers will face chaos because of California’s Prop 12,... Read More.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is asking state lawmakers to take more action on foreign ag land ownership restrictions. During her Condition of the State address Tuesday night, Reynolds said China has become more aggressive in its purchases of U.S. farmland. “We cannot let foreign... Read More.
The USDA says poultry producers need to strengthen their biosecurity practices as cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza pick up steam across the Midwest. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack tells Brownfield it needs to be a year-round practice. “I can’t emphasize enough the biosecurity measures... Read More.
Food security experts from around the world are in Des Moines, Iowa this week addressing global food concerns. World Food Prize President Terry Branstad says the hunger crisis has escalated. “Especially with the conflicts that are going on now in the Middle East and... Read More.
Several groups in Ohio recently announced an alliance that will focus on mental health in agriculture. Ty Higgins with the Ohio Farm Bureau says the goal is to ensure Ohio’s farmers, families, and communities, along with mental health professionals are equipped to deal with... Read More.
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNS) - Advocates for low-income Kansans say pandemic food-assistance policies reduced food insecurity, and they would like to see those programs extended. Various anti-poverty advocacy groups met at the Hunger Action Summit in Topeka to discuss how to tackle the problem of... Read More.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (KPR) - University of Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has personally addressed his health for the first time since suffering what he calls “an episode.” A heart-related issue sidelined the coach during the Jayhawks postseason.Despite rumors of a possible retirement, Self says... Read More.
A farmer from Mexico says he hopes the biotech corn dispute with the United States is settled soon. Guillermo Breton is a fifth generation farmer who raises corn, barley, and rye grass forages. “Farmers need to raise our voice and go to Parliament and go... Read More.
A state lawmaker in a Midwestern state has introduced a bill that would prevent foreign ownership of farmland. Senate-elect Rusty Black of Chillicothe, Missouri says lawmakers previously voted to allow up to one percent of farmland to be held by foreign ownership. “My bill does... Read More.
Dave Duzan and Paul Walker at the 2022 Illinois State Fair Members of the Illinois Beef Association have concerns about pending federal cattle market legislation. IBA Vice President Dave Duzan says congress is considering a cattle contract library for formula priced cattle. “That way of pricing... Read More.
The U.S. Trade Representative addressed fertilizer tariffs and Mexico’s GMO corn ban during a market development roundtable at a farm in central Iowa Thursday. Ambassador Katherine Tai says she understands farmer concerns about the high price of fertilizer caused in part by tariffs on... Read More.
The president of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association says a proposed beef plant in Rapid City would add much-needed processing capacity for the industry. Eric Jennings says the nation’s lack of capacity has been an ongoing issue that was further highlighted during the pandemic.... Read More.