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Foreign ag land executive order still in effect in MO

Missouri lawmakers were unable to reach an agreement on foreign ag land ownership during the state legislative session that wrapped up last month. Senator Rusty Black from District 12 sponsored a bill that would have modified provisions on foreign ownership of ag land and... Read More.

Ag industry feeling effect of H-2A changes

Last year the U.S. Department of Labor instituted several rule changes to the H-2A visa program, and those changes are impacting farmers. Illinois Farm Bureau president, Brian Duncan says the eight new rules, specifically surrounding wage rate calculation, are making it more difficult for... Read More.

Adverse Effect Wage Rates out of Vilsack’s hands

The U.S. Agriculture Secretary says his agency’s ability to address concerns with mandatory wage increases in the H-2A guestworker program is limited. Michigan Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin pressed Tom Vilsack for additional action to protect small farms from price hikes they can’t afford during Wednesday’s... Read More.

Emergency rules now in effect for foreign ag land in Missouri

The director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture says emergency rules are now in effect for Governor Mike Parson’s executive order on foreign ag land ownership. Chris Chinn says any Missouri landowner who wants to sell the land to a foreign entity must now... Read More.

The Kansas Cold Weather Rule Takes Effect November 1

By the Kansas Corporation Commission TOPEKA, Kan. — The Cold Weather Rule, designed to help Kansans who are behind on their utility payments avoid disconnection during the winter months, will begin on Wednesday, November 1 and remain in effect... Read More.