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Tough decisions around crop insurance and farm programs in 2024

A crop insurance specialist says customers were focused on protecting revenues when selecting risk management tools this year. Lee Waters, a vp of crop insurance with Farm Credit Illinois based in east-central Illinois, tells Brownfield… “You know we do have lower input costs for corn... Read More.

83 ag education programs receive infrastructure grants from state

Agriscience programs are receiving $4 million in infrastructure improvement grants from the state of Michigan. State Agriscience Supervisor Mark Forbush tells Brownfield it’s the first time the Michigan Department of Education has made such an investment. “Somewhere around 85 programs across our state will get... Read More.

Ask questions about climate smart programs

The head of sustainable business with the Farmers Business Network says farmers shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions when considering participation in a new climate smart ag program. Kurt Alles says farmers should start by asking ‘what are the requirements of the program’… “What information... Read More.

Northern cattle producers: disaster programs need an update

A cattle feeder from southwest Minnesota says there several policy issues that will be discussed at the Cattle Industry Convention this week. Mike Landuyt is the Region 3 Vice President for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and he says several Midwestern states want to... Read More.

MO FSA Director: strong interest in drought programs

The state executive director for Missouri’s Farm Service Agency says last year’s widespread drought has encouraged one of the biggest sign-ups ever for the Livestock Forage Program. “We’ve given out more than $170 million.” Joe Aull tells Brownfield severe to exceptional drought challenged grazing, hay... Read More.

USD 308 BOE Hears Presentations on Conferences, Dyslexia, and HHS Programs

By Hutchinson Public Schools  HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The USD 308 Board of Education held their regularly scheduled meeting last night at 6pm at the Administrative Center, 1520 N. Plum. During the allotted presentations time, the Board heard three presentations. Student-Led Conferences