• Wind Advisory for Hutchinson - Click for Details
    ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CST THIS EVENING...
    Expires: February 29, 2024 @ 7:00pm
    WHAT
    South winds 25 to 35 mph, gusting to 45 mph.
    WHERE
    Russell, Lincoln, Barton, Ellsworth, Saline, Rice, McPherson and Reno Counties.
    WHEN
    Until 7 PM CST this evening.
    IMPACTS
    Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Small tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
    Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.
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Employment expert hopes feds expand and reform H-2A

An agent for an agricultural labor agency is hoping the federal government makes reforms to the H-2A agricultural visa program. Beth VanDrie with Arlene Resource Management tells Brownfield she’s hopeful Washington makes changes to the H-2A beyond allowing year-round workers to help the dairy... Read More.

USB: Soy industry continues to expand

A leader with the United Soybean Board says the soy industry is in a good position as the next growing season approaches. Laurie Isley chairs USB’s Communication and Education Committee. “Due to genetics and some of the other practices that farmers have implemented, we’ve... Read More.

Will ag trade expand in 2024?

An ag official says an expansion of trade relationships needs to be a priority in the coming year. Grant Menke, Deputy Secretary for the Iowa Department of Agriculture, says free trade deals help producers add value to their products. “We’d like to see a... Read More.

USDA grant will help North Iowa ethanol plant expand

A north Iowa ethanol plant will use a more than $2 million federal grant to increase processing capacity. USDA Rural Development Senior Advisor Cindy Axne tells Brownfield Golden Grain Energy in Mason City is the recipient of funding through the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive... Read More.

MO agriculture get a chance to expand market access to Japan

Missouri state officials say expanding meat exports will be a priority discussion in an upcoming trade trip to Japan. Governor Mike Parson tells Brownfield Japanese consumers want better quality animal protein. “Whether that’s beef, pork or chicken, whatever we want to send, it’s more opportunity... Read More.

New legislation would expand dairy pilot program

Legislation in the House and Senate would expand a dairy nutrition pilot program that is helping families get better nutrition through the SNAP program.  Matt Herrick with the International Dairy Foods Association tells Brownfield the Dairy Nutrition Incentives Program is currently being tested in... Read More.