By the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs WICHITA, Kan. — Those who haven't and need to have and extension until 11:59 p.m. ET today, Aug. 14, 2023, to file the PACT Act claim—or submit the intent to file—and be eligible for benefits backdated to August 10,... Read More.
The deadline to make livestock exhibition entries for the 2023 Illinois State Fair has been extended to July 7th. Illinois State Fair Manager Rebecca Clark says the original deadline was July 1st but the grace period was added after several areas of the state... Read More.
MCPHERSON, Kan. – Have you taken the opportunity to give your input on your community? Answers from this survey will be reviewed during the second... Read More.
By Rachel Mipro, Kansas Reflector TOPEKA, Kan. — The Legislature canned a much-debated voucher program that would allow unregulated private schools to receive state dollars and put federal COVID-19 relief funds toward special education.The measure narrowly passed the House by 65-58 Thursday and failed in... Read More.
Written by Marsha Boswell, Kansas Wheat MANHATTAN, Kan. - Wheat farmers are, by nature, optimistic, but that optimism is starting to wane in southwest Kansas, where much of the wheat that was drilled last fall has yet to emerge.Only 19% of the Kansas wheat crop... Read More.
An ag economist says the United Nations helped broker a deal over the weekend that extends the Black Sea Grain Initiative. Jim McCormick with AgMarket.Net says there’s still some uncertainty around the agreement. “It’s kind of clear as mud,” he said. “The Ukrainians say the... Read More.
Some pork processing line speeds will continue to run faster, at least for now. The USDA extended the trial time for a study testing ergonomics, automation, and different crew arrangements to create safer work environments. In March of 2021, a U.S. District Court in... Read More.
The Philippine government has extended the lower tariff rates on pork and other food items through 2023. Dave Rentoria, who is the Philippine representative for the U.S. Meat Export Federation says the tariff reductions create more opportunities for U.S. pork products in the country. ... Read More.
Missouri Governor Mike Parson has extended Missouri’s drought alert through and executive order. The announcement comes at the recommendation of the state’s Drought Assessment Committee, which met earlier this month. The alert was put into place in July and an extension allows the committee... Read More.
A southwest Iowa farmer says they are in need of rain. “We are seeing some cracks in our fields that are three quarters of an inch wide,” said Ray Gaesser of Corning. Gaesser tells Brownfield the first week of July was the last time they... Read More.
An author for the National Drought Monitor says extended dryness will likely intensify throughout most of the Midwest and areas of the Delta this summer. Brian Fuchs (FEW-cks) tells Brownfield, “We realistically are going to see more drought developing all the way from the... Read More.