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.
A couple of new state laws will have an impact on Wisconsin’s agriculture businesses and conservation efforts. Friday, Governor Tony Evers signed Senate Bill 66 as Wisconsin Act 28, adjusting the maximum number of days a seasonal farm service industry employee can hold a... Read More.
Photo Provided by the Indiana State Fair The Indiana State Fair is shining a spotlight on Hoosier farmers during the 18-day event that runs through Aug. 20. Hill Farms located in Hancock County was the featured farm family operation for opening day of the state... Read More.
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.
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.
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.
A U.S. Senator says the Environmental Protection Agency is sending mixed signals to the agriculture industry over its biofuels policy. Republican Pete Ricketts of Nebraska tells Brownfield the benefits of ethanol and biodiesel are clear, and EPA should’ve increased the Renewable Volume Obligations.... Read More.
An Illinois agriculture professor says community colleges need more students to meet the growing demand for industry jobs. Bill Harmon with Lincoln Land Community College tells Brownfield enrollments at most community colleges in Illinois are steady but, “We’re supposed to supply qualified workers for... Read More.
After months of traveling, National FFA Eastern Region Vice President Gracie Murphy returned to her home state of Illinois this week. Murphy tells Brownfield it has been a wild ride traveling to 24 states in the last 8 months but she has valued... Read More.
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.
Photo provided by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture The Indiana State Department of Agriculture has selected Katie Nelson as its new deputy director. Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch, who has worked alongside her for more than six years, says Nelson is a strong... Read More.
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.