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Agricultural Climate Resiliency Initiative invests in long-term needs

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is establishing the Agricultural Climate Resiliency Program at Michigan State University. MSU AgBioResearch Director George Smith tells Brownfield the initiative is a collaboration with the state’s major plant commodity organizations to address climate and water issues. “These... Read More.

USDA releases new Specialty Crop Competitiveness Initiative

The USDA has announced enhanced efforts to support growers through the Specialty Crop Competitiveness Initiative. Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small says the process started with a department-wide audit of how it currently supports the sector. “We’ve used that information as well as feedback from industry... Read More.

Cosmosphere Joins Blue Star Museum Initiative

HUTCHINSON, Kan. –  This summer, the Cosmosphere joins museums across the nation in the Blue Star Museum initiative, a program which provides free admission to currently-serving U.S. Military personnel and their families. This year, the program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May... Read More.

Black Sea Grain Initiative faces May 18th deadline

Black Sea Grain Initiative negotiations could resume this week. U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa tells Brownfield Russia continues to indicate it plans to let the current deal expire May 18th. “I’m hearing that Russia is giving Ukraine, Europe, the United States, Turkey, and the... Read More.

Wisconsin groups announce Clean Water Initiative priorities

Farmers and environmental groups have teamed up to promote clean water funding in the Wisconsin state budget.  Karen Gefvert is with the Dairy Business Association and says they came together with The Nature Conservancy, Wisconsin Land and Water, and Clean Wisconsin to support... Read More.

USDA Organic Transition Initiative offers aid to producers

The USDA is announcing $75 million to help producers transition to certified organic production. The Natural Resources Conservation Services has $70 million to help farmers with a new organic management standard as part of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.  The funds can be used... Read More.

Hutch Rec Foundation Announces Hutch Flag Tag Initiative

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - Hutchinson residents now have an additional opportunity to show community pride while benefitting recreation programs and facilities in Hutchinson and Reno County. Later in 2023, Hutchinson and Reno County vehicle owners will have the opportunity to purchase a... Read More.

Mastermind McPherson County: A Community Survey Initiative

MCPHERSON, Kan. — The McPherson County Community Foundation (MCCF) will be introducing a new initiative to further the development of McPherson County. Mastermind McPherson County is a three-year program set on creating a process to review and act on county needs. This will be... Read More.