Indiana Farm Bureau will focus on rural viability, energy, taxes, and food security in the upcoming 2023 legislative session. Andy Tauer is the executive director of public policy. “The Indiana Farm Bureau Board of Directors recently approved their policy focus areas for the 2023 statehouse... Read More.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB) announced today the creation of the Rural Kansas Apprenticeship Program (RKAP) developed with a grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce’s Office of Registered Apprenticeship to help address workforce needs in rural communities across Kansas. “We’re excited about... Read More.
A rural fire department chief says firefighters already train for farm rescues involving people, but not enough are prepared for large animal rescue. Jerry Minor from Pittsville, Wisconsin is a farm safety and rescue trainer. “Fire departments get called to the cow... Read More.
Senate Ag Committee leaders promised to keep rural communities at the forefront of the 2023 Farm Bill during a hearing Tuesday. Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow says the energy and rural development titles within the legislation can improve the quality of life and prosperity in... Read More.
KANSAS – Several Kansas communities, including Galva, Sterling and McPherson, have been named 2022 grant recipients by the Foundation for Rural Service. In all, 31 grants were announced totaling $142,000. In partnership with Mutual Telephone, Kids Cove in Sterling will receive $5,000 to purchase a robotics... Read More.
A member of the Senate Agriculture Committee wants to expand rural development opportunities in the next farm bill. Minnesota Democrat Tina Smith says she’ll be looking for ways USDA can improve the way it meets the needs of rural communities. “I’m talking about the deep... Read More.
GOESSEL, Kan. - The Elyria Christian volleyball team suffered a heartbreaking 3-set loss to conclude their season with an overall record of 19-13, as they fell to Rural Vista in the opening round of sub-state on Saturday. ECS would control Set... Read More.
The president and CEO of Uranium Energy Corporation says there is renewed interest in using nuclear power to help alleviate energy concerns. Amir Adnani tells Brownfield the reliable, low-cost energy source can benefit rural America. “More than ever we’re seeing this growing acceptance for nuclear... Read More.
TOPEKA, Kan. - Governor Laura Kelly today announced the 12 grant recipients of the Rural by Choice Champions Program (Rural Champions) that launched earlier this year in collaboration with the Patterson Family Foundation. The selected Rural Champions will be a part of a statewide... Read More.
A new report analyzes which states are in most need of rural road and bridge repair. Rocky Moretti is the director of Policy and Research at TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit. “A number of Midwestern states are showing up with still a high share... Read More.
WHITE CITY, Kan. - The Elyria Christian Volleyball team took on Rural Vista and Wakefield in a triangular on Tuesday, as the Eagles would earn a split, opening with a three-set loss to Rural Vista, 18-25, 25-22, 19-25. ECS would bounce back... Read More.