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KHP Encourages Safe Thanksgiving Travel

By the Kansas Highway Patrol KANSAS — Kansas roads will soon be busy with holiday travelers going to and from their destinations for Thanksgiving. The Kansas Highway Patrol, along with other law enforcement agencies across the state, will participate... Read More.

Rain encourages growth

Widespread rains have helped crops starting grain fill in Michigan. As of last Sunday, the USDA says 82 percent of soybeans are blooming and 54 percent are setting pods with 32 percent of the crop in good to excellent condition.  Corn is rated at... Read More.

Dairy group encourages more to comment on imitation milk labeling

A dairy group is urging more people to comment on the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed dairy labeling guidelines. Laurie Fischer with the American Dairy Coalition says FDA’s Draft Guidance on Labeling of Plant-Based Milk Alternatives is unacceptable.  She says the guidelines call for... Read More.

Heartland Summit encourages global engagement, U.S. funding

More than 500 farmers and agriculture leaders are stressing the importance of federal investment in international trade promotion. The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Heartland Summit took place in Iowa and Michigan Thursday focusing on the benefits of strategic investments in agriculture and global development. President... Read More.

Water specialist encourages farmers to invest in water monitoring

A water specialist says farmers need to take water use monitoring into their own hands ahead of a future conflict. Hydrogeologic consultant Todd Feenstra with Midwest Water Stewards works with farmers in the Eastern Corn Belt to help monitor irrigation use. “We need that data,... Read More.

Animal Ag Alliance encourages bringing consumers to the farm

A group supporting animal agriculture encourages farmers to do more to show consumers what really happens on the farm.  Grace Platte with the Animal Agriculture Alliance tells Brownfield they want consumers to go to the farms and see first-hand where food comes from... Read More.

Program encourages more exports through the Great Lakes

A partnership between the U.S. Soy Transportation Coalition and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation encourages more agricultural shipping through the Great Lakes. Mike Steenhoek Mike Steenhoek with the U.S. Soy Transportation Coalition says the partnership allows new freight of over 75 thousand metric tons... Read More.