By Lucky Kidd McPHERSON, Kan. — An ordinance making adjustments to the transfer of funds from the Board of Public Utilities to the general fund of the City of McPherson was approved by City Commissioners Tuesday. Mayor Tom Brown said the... Read More.
Democrats on the U.S. House Ag Committee say they will not compromise their principles in a bipartisan farm bill. During a call with reporters Tuesday, Ranking Member David Scott of Georgia says Democrats do not support using Inflation Reduction Act funding for other intended... Read More.
By Karly Frederick, Rice County Community Foundation RICE COUNTY, Kan. — Unite For Rice County Match Week has concluded on an astounding note, with an incredible collective effort resulting in a total donation of $138,801.72. This figure, magnified by... Read More.
By Lucky Kidd McPHERSON, Kan. — The McPherson County Commission has authorized issuance of a request for proposals for expenditure of Opioid settlement funds. The County has to date received $54,417.05 from a universal settlement with opioid manufacturers and... Read More.
Senate Ag Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow is calling on fellow lawmakers to extend the current farm bill. “It would be irresponsible to allow vital programs in the farm safety net to lapse and revert to depression-era policy in January,” she says. “We can’t allow... Read More.
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack will make $2.3 billion available for international food aid through the Commodity Credit Corporation. CCC funds are used to implement specific programs established by Congress and are managed by a board of directors with the secretary of agriculture serving as... Read More.
By the Kansas Office of the GovernorTOPEKA, Kan. — Governor Laura Kelly today announced two short-line railroad companies in Kansas are being awarded a combined $47 million in federal funding for rail improvement projects as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law... Read More.
Ag lobbyist Randy Russell with the Russell Group says there’s still no new money for farm bill updates and lawmakers have some difficult decisions to make. “Those are the spending spending decisions for the spending reductions to pay for increases in priority programs. That’s... Read More.
Wisconsin’s Dairy Innovation Hub has authorized additional research projects. The hub, supported by 7.8 million dollars annually from the State of Wisconsin conducts research for land and water stewardship, enriching human health and nutrition, ensuring animal health and welfare, and growing farm businesses... Read More.
The USDA says it will explore using Commodity Credit Corporation funds as requested by U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee leaders for trade promotion and in-kind international food assistance. Chair Debbie Stabenow and Ranking Member John Boozman recently sent a letter to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack... Read More.