A dairy nutrition expert will spend two weeks in China helping train producers. University of Wisconsin’s Luis Ferraretto tells Brownfield he will be spending about two weeks teaching about forage and dairy nutrition. “Basically, those are rumenant nutrition-style classes or other related... Read More.
A Wisconsin group is training future instructors about agricultural rescues. Pittsville, Wisconsin Fire Chief Jerry Minor tells Brownfield that along with training on machinery, silo, and large equipment incidents, firefighters are learning about large animal rescues. “Animals become entrapped in things or... Read More.
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Norfolk Southern Railway Company and Norfolk Southern Corporation following the Feb. 3 trail derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. The complaint was filed late Thursday on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and in... Read More.
The director of the Minnesota Biofuels Association suggests Wednesday’s train derailment in west-central Minnesota will have far fewer environmental consequences than a derailment that occurred in Ohio two months ago. Brian Werner tells Brownfield the ethanol that spilled near Raymond is flammable, but essentially... Read More.
An overnight train derailment in Raymond, Minnesota has caused an evacuation because of burning ethanol tankers. No casualties have been reported but people within half a mile have been moved to safer locations. Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad officials confirm 22 cars containing ethanol... Read More.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The Hutchinson Police Department (HPD) has released information on a pedestrian hit by a train last week.Shortly after 4 p.m. on Friday, March 24, officers were dispatched to the railroad tracks west of 2nd Ave and N. Monroe St for the... Read More.
A group of legislators is asking the U.S. EPA to provide transparency about cleanup efforts following the East Palestine train derailment. In a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, members of the U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology committee said that although the agency... Read More.
A trucking compliance officer is sharing ways farmers and retailers can ease the hurdles of Entry Level Driver Training. Rodney Knittle, Assistant Director of Transportation and Infrastructure with Illinois Farm Bureau tells Brownfield many members don’t realize they can register as a training provider and... Read More.
As clean-up efforts continue in the aftermath of the train derailment in East Palestine, some farmers are concerned about the long-term impacts on agriculture. John Grafton has a small cow-calf operation, poultry, and honeybees within 25 miles of the accident. “Farmers are talking about how... Read More.
MCPHERSON, Kan. (UPDATE: 9/13/23, 10:46 a.m.) - Work continues following a train derailment and grass fire that occurred Sunday morning on the south side of McPherson.At approximately 9:42 a.m., McPherson Fire Department was dispatched to the 1200 Block of South Main Street for a... Read More.
Many in the agriculture community in Ohio are discussing concerns about the impacts of the train derailment in East Palestine. Water and air quality tests are ongoing and state and federal agencies have maintained that it is safe, but some in the community have... Read More.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Several intersections on the east side of Hutchinson were closed Thursday morning after a train caught fire.According to the Hutchinson Fire Department, the engine on the lead locomotive of a Union Pacific train caught fire near 8th and Keast. Engineers with... Read More.