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IL local food system gets a boost

The state of Illinois is investing two million dollars into small farms and co-ops that will increase access to local food.    Jeff Hake, a small grains farmer in McLean County will receive around $72,000 to expand their grain processing facility, says the Local... Read More.

Expectations for Eastern Corn Belt production to boost supplies

A commodity broker says better-than-expected yields in the Eastern Corn Belt will likely show up in Friday’s USDA report. Mark Talaski is with Advance Trading Inc. “My suspicion is we’re going to find out that the stocks are heavily weighted Illinois and East because of... Read More.

Oilseed demand will boost acres in 2024

An economist says tight soybean supplies combined with increased renewable diesel demand will encourage more U.S. soybean acres next year. “The big questions are how many acres, where are those acres located and by how much?” Tanner Ehmke tells Brownfield acreage shifts are especially likely... Read More.

Education Commissioner: Kansas Needs to Boost Test Scores

TOPEKA, Kan. (KNS/KMUW) - The state’s top education official says Kansas schools should make academic achievement a priority, and that includes raising test scores. Some state lawmakers have criticized Kansas schools for the growing number of students who score in the lowest level on... Read More.

$69M Boost: Program Aims to Support Kansas Entrepreneurs

By Pat Melgares, K-State Research and Extension News Service MANHATTAN, Kan. – Officials with NetWork Kansas and the Kansas Department of Commerce said that a program funded for $69 million over the next nine years will help to strengthen the economic landscape for... Read More.