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New IL license classification could ease rural driver shortage 

A new driver’s license classification in Illinois could help ease the shortage of rural bus and truck drivers. Rodney Knittle, associate director of transportation at Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB), says the new “J-52” designation would make a significant change for license holders… “Currently a person... Read More.

Extension helps ease concerns over farm bill delays

The head lobbyist for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says he isn’t worried about the farm bill delay, yet.  Ethan Lane says, “We’ve never done a farm on time, that’s never a thing that’s happened.”  He tells Brownfield the lengthy process isn’t out of... Read More.

Kansas Looks for Ways to Ease Statewide Nursing Shortage

WICHITA, Kan. (KNS/KMUW) - Almost 25% of Kansas nursing jobs are unfilled — the highest rate in the past decade. Efforts are underway to ease the shortage. Government, healthcare employers and state universities are gathering at a series of meetings this year to create... Read More.