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Kansas Department of Agriculture Boards to Meet Sept. 15

By the Kansas Department of Agriculture   HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Several advisory boards which serve to guide the work of the Kansas Department of Agriculture will meet on Friday, Sept. 15, at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. The meetings will be held on the Kansas... Read More.

Agriculture Around the World

By Glenn Brunkow, Pottawatomie County farmer and rancher (Kansas Farm Bureau)   KANSAS — This week I will embark on one of the greatest adventures I will probably ever have in my life. I will be traveling with Kansas Farm Bureau’s Casten Fellows to... Read More.

Connecting urban residents and agriculture

When you think of Memphis, Tennessee you likely don’t think of a more than 4,500-acre green space that is an opportunity for consumers to learn more about agriculture and the food they eat. John Butler says that’s exactly what Agricenter International does. AUDIO: Healthy Living... Read More.

USDA awards $7.4 million in urban agriculture grants

Projects supporting urban agriculture and innovative production are being funded through $7.4 million worth of grants from the USDA. The funding will help grant recipients like community gardens and non-profit farms increase food production and access in economically distressed communities, provide job training, and... Read More.

Prop 12 could reach far beyond agriculture

The CEO of Minnesota Pork suggests the impact of California’s Proposition 12 could be felt beyond agriculture. Jill Resler tells Brownfield while the rule has to do with housing requirements for pigs, it could set a dangerous and far-reaching precedent. “States are making decisions based... Read More.

Purdue names next Dean of Agriculture

Purdue University has named Bernie Engel as its next Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture.  Engel was chosen following an extensive national search and will begin his new role July 15th.  Engel succeeds Karen Plaut who earlier this year became Purdue’s executive vice... Read More.