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Ag Day event focuses on next generation ag workers

Educating the next generation of agricultural workers was the focus of a Wisconsin National Ag Day event.  Northcentral Technical College near Wausau is the only two-year campus in Wisconsin teaching ag and veterinary technician courses on their own campus farm.  During a student... Read More.

John Deere to layoff 150 workers in Ankeny, Iowa

John Deere has announced a round of layoffs at its facility in Ankeny, Iowa. Company officials tell Brownfield approximately 150 production employees at John Deere Des Moines Works will be placed on indefinite layoff effective over April and May. The employees were informed of... Read More.

Ernst questions USDA’s telework policies, Vilsack defends workers

A U.S. Senator is asking Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack to review USDA’s telework policies. Iowa’s Joni Ernst tells Brownfield an increase in accountability is needed to help ensure USDA employees are serving farmers and ranchers. “This is not Joni Ernst’s opinion,” Ernst said. “This... Read More.

Kansas Will Need More Health Care Workers as Population Ages

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (KNS) — Older Kansans are going to need more health care services as their population continues to grow. One healthcare expert recently told state lawmakers that Kansas is not prepared. A third of people over 65 are expected to need long-term... Read More.

Spirit AeroSystems Workers in Wichita Vote to Strike

WICHITA, Kan. (KNS) – Workers at Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita voted Wednesday to reject the company’s contract offer and go on strike. The four-year contract proposal included an average wage increase of 4% per year, along with annual bonuses and cost-of-living adjustments.The proposed contract... Read More.

Spirit AeroSystems Workers May Go on Strike

WICHITA, Kan. (KMUW/KNS) — Nearly 8,000 workers at Spirit AeroSystems could go on strike this week, based on the results of a contract vote. Workers will vote on Spirit’s final contract offer Wednesday, three days before their current contract expires. They haven’t had a... Read More.