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.
By Lucky Kidd BARTON COUNTY, Kan. — Barton County Commissioners Tuesday approved a conditional use permit to allow Performance Crop Research to expand their business at 526 SW 20 Avenue. Although it's in an agriculture zoned area, an agriculture-related... Read More.
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.
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.
Total Investment of Nearly $12M Made Through Matching Funds By the Kansas Office of the Governor TOPEKA, Kan. – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that $5 million has been awarded to eight internet service providers (ISPs) in the latest round of Broadband Acceleration... Read More.
Looking Ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook for calls for near- or above-normal temperatures nationwide, with the greatest likelihood of warmer-than-normal weather covering the Plains and Midwest. Meanwhile, below-normal precipitation from the northern Plains to the northern and middle Atlantic Coast should contrast with... Read More.
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.
By U.S. Department of Agriculture KANSAS — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Kansas State Director Christy Davis today announced that Rural Development is awarding $4.21 million in grants to help agricultural producers and rural small business owners make energy efficiency improvements and renewable... Read More.
By FHSU University Communications HAYS, Kan – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran was on the campus of Fort Hays State University to join FHSU President Tisa Mason and leaders from the university’s Department of Nursing to announce the award of two Health and Human Services Administration... Read More.
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.
A late-season heat wave across the Plains and Midwest will persist through the weekend and into early next week, with temperatures expected to approach or reach 100°F as far north as Minnesota and the Dakotas. Hot weather will also prevail in much of... Read More.
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.