By the Kansas Department of Commerce TOPEKA, Kan. — Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland encourages jobseekers and employers searching for talent to take part in the first Virtual Statewide Job Fair of the year. Hosted by... Read More.
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.
A participant in a cover crop cost-share program encourages farmers in neighboring states to sign up. Fred Abels, who farms in eastern Iowa, says Practical Farmers of Iowa offers payment rates of $10 per acre and no acreage cap. “Pretty much headache-free. You give... Read More.
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.
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 Laurie Fischer with the American Dairy Coalition says FDA’s Draft Guidance on Labeling of Plant-Based Milk Alternatives is unacceptable.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.
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.
An agronomist with Beck’s says growers could see additional insect pressure because of mild winter weather conditions. Travis Coleman covers southern Indiana. “We’ve seen some flights of army worm and black cutworm that are already a bit above normal,” he says. He says scouting for... Read More.
Beck’s agronomist Travis Coleman says there are several things for growers to keep in mind as planting picks up. “I really want growers to think about making sure they’re checking three boxes when they go to the fields or they’re getting ready to plant.... Read More.
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.
TOPEKA, Kan. (KansasCommerce.com) – Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland encourages jobseekers and employers to participate in the next Statewide Virtual Job Fair, hosted by KANSASWORKS, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 22.“Between Kansas companies expanding and more businesses choosing... Read More.
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.
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.