Minnesota’s Commissioner of Agriculture is looking at tweaks to the budget, aid for dairy farmers, and water quality as top issues this legislative session. Thom Petersen tells Brownfield there probably won’t be a lot of new money to spend. “But rather tweaking (some) issues. ... Read More.
The top ag official for the number one turkey producing state in the country suggests Thanksgiving is a great time for reflection. Minnesota Department of Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen tells Brownfield about 20 percent of the turkeys produced in the U.S. come from Minnesota. “It’s... Read More.
By Lucky Kidd McPHERSON, Kan. — For the 3rd time in two years voters in McPherson USD 418 on Tuesday rejected a bond issue. The $88.5 million proposal had its major item replacement the current... Read More.
A longtime leader at the Environmental Protection Agency has been named the first Deputy Commissioner for Human Foods for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Jim Jones will lead the new executive position where he’ll be tasked with setting and advancing priorities for the... Read More.
Courtesy of the Kansas Colligate Athletic Conference WICHITA, Kan. (kcacsports.com) — The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) seeks highly qualified candidates for the position of Conference Commissioner. This position will work under a twelve-month appointment. The projected start date is September 1, 2023, and no later... Read More.
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.
WINFIELD, Kan. - The Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) is pleased to introduce Mike Saddler as the next Commissioner of the Jayhawk Conference effective July 1, 2023. Saddler is set to succeed current KJCCC Commissioner, Carl Heinrich, who announced his retirement at the... Read More.
Minnesota Ag Commissioner Thom Petersen says farmers have plenty to feel stressed about right now. “Prices and inputs right now, and the weather.” Speaking to Brownfield at last week’s Farmfest, he said parts of Minnesota are teetering on drought. “Kind of like last year, not as bad.... Read More.