From a weakening ag economy to financial instability, the stress factors that impact rural America are unique. Julie Lux with Rural Minds says the first step to addressing mental health in rural America is changing the mindset about mental illness. AUDIO: Healthy Living on mental... Read More.
One of the biggest challenges facing rural areas is the lack of healthcare. Charlotte Halverson with the AgriSafe Network says it is problematic that the men and women who provide the food for this country have a more difficult time finding a healthcare... Read More.
LYONS, Kan. – The City of Lyons is preparing to take action on tall weed and grass issues. Interim City Administrator Howard Partington told the Lyons City Council this week that letters regarding those issues began to go out last week.Due to staffing issues... Read More.
Weed resistance will be a challenge for farmers across the Corn Belt again this growing season, according to an expert with BASF. Technical Services Representative Mark Storr says tillage is an option to help combat tough-to-control weeds. “No weed is resistant to the working of... Read More.
Today is Equal Pay Day and American Farmland Trust is raising awareness about women in agriculture being paid less than their male counterparts. Gabrielle Roesch–McNally, director of AFT’s Women for the Land Initiative, says recent data shows than farms principally operated by men are... Read More.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is working to address salmonella infections linked to poultry products. Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety Sandra Eskin says salmonella in poultry is a complex issue that must be addressed. Audio: Healthy Living Click here... Read More.
The Inflation Reduction Act is headed to President Biden’s desk for signature. The legislation passed the U.S. House on Friday on a strict party-line vote, 220-207. The bill aims to expand climate-related farming practices, increases investments in conservation, rural development, and energy programs. ... Read More.
USDA Undersecretary Robert Bonnie says the department is working to help lower fertilizer prices for farmers. “We’ve set aside $500 million to look at ways we can support more domestic production of fertilizer here at home, and look at ways we can be creative... Read More.