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REVIEW: variable interest rates

An ag economist says now is the time to evaluate variable interest rates. Corey Geiger is with CoBank. “The days of cheap borrowing are in the rearview mirror,” he says.  “I think business owners, family farms, really have to take a look at that. It’s... Read More.

Review insurance while waiting for harvest

An insurance expert says farmers should consider reviewing their coverage before the busy harvest season. Autumn Schlieckau with Rural Mutual Insurance in Wisconsin says the slower-than-usual time between fieldwork and harvest is a good time to see if insurance policies need to be updated.... Read More.

KDWP to Conduct Five-Year Review of State Listed Species

PRATT, Kan. ( – The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) is conducting a five-year review of the lists of Kansas species that are endangered, threatened or Species In Need of Conservation (SINC). Endangered is the most imperiled category of the three, and species... Read More.

Lawmakers ask EPA to be fair in atrazine review

Midwest lawmakers are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to be fair in its panel review of atrazine. In a letter sent on Friday, lawmakers asked for EPA’s Scientific Advisory Panel to meet in-person in August. Lawmakers said in-person provides higher quality discussions and better... Read More.