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Vilsack says the U.S. needs to expand trade opportunities

The USDA has faced increased scrutiny about the ag trade deficit. During a call with reporters Thursday, Vilsack said it’s a reflection of the global economy. “A global economy that’s not as strong as the US economy, and as a result, we’re not seeing... Read More.

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.

Kansas to Develop Strategy to Expand Apprenticeships for Youths

By Kansas Commerce TOPEKA, Kan. – Governor Laura Kelly announced yesterday (on July 31) that Kansas has been selected to participate in the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) Policy Academy to Advance Youth Apprenticeship. Through the Policy Academy, Kansas will develop... Read More.

Grants Available to Expand Childcare in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. ( - The Kansas Children's Cabinet is seeking community-based applications for $40 million in funding for the Child Care Capacity Accelerator. The goal is to expand licensed childcare slots in Kansas to meet family needs. School leaders can work with... Read More.