By the Kansas Office of the Governor TOPEKA, Kan. — Governor Laura Kelly on Friday announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) awarded $200,000 to the Kansas Department of Commerce to expand the state’s robust export sector, which hit an all-time... Read More.
Photos and story by Kansas Department of Agriculture MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas Department of Agriculture officials joined staff from Harvesters – The Community Food Network in Topeka on Wednesday morning to welcome deliveries of fresh produce purchased under the Local Food Purchase Assistance Program. KDA has... Read More.
By Kansas Commerce TOPEKA, Kan. — Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland announced today $1.5 million will be available for a fourth round of Historic Economic Asset Lifeline (HEAL) grants to revitalize dilapidated and underutilized downtown buildings in small communities across the state.... Read More.
On the day the application period closes for a USDA emergency grain storage program the agency says more money is available for producers. The USDA’s Farm Service Agency says the initial $20 million allocated for the Emergency Grain Storage Facility Assistance Program is not... Read More.
New legislation in the U.S. Senate would reauthorize and strengthen the Dairy Business Innovation (DBI) Initiatives. Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin tells Brownfield the bill just introduced would increase DBI funding from 20 million dollars a year to 36 million dollars per year. “As... Read More.
State funding to re-start the Farm and Industry Short Course might happen yet this year. State Senator Joan Ballweg tells Brownfield, “I’ve introduced a bill that has just gone out for co-sponsorship.” The bill would provide an increase to the University of Wisconsin... Read More.
The Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says next year’s budget will make meaningful investments into the state’s agricultural sector. Tim Boring tells Brownfield there will be a focus on resiliency and diversity. “And looking at that as steps to... Read More.
More than 500 farmers and agriculture leaders are stressing the importance of federal investment in international trade promotion. The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Heartland Summit took place in Iowa and Michigan Thursday focusing on the benefits of strategic investments in agriculture and global development. President... Read More.
There’s a push in Congress to increase funding for USDA’s Farm and Ranch Assistance Network. Minnesota Republican Tom Emmer tells Brownfield he led a group of 11 U.S. representatives who want to support rural Americans facing acute mental health challenges. “Even with this clear need,... Read More.
Wisconsin will be getting more than a billion dollars in federal funding to expand broadband access to unserved and underserved areas. White House Senior Advisor Mitchell Landrieu says the formula for dispersing funds will serve rural America focusing first on unserved areas, and then... Read More.
As 2023 Farm Bill negotiations continue to ramp up, some Congressional lawmakers say the legislation faces an uphill battle. “Things are moving slower than, I think, what all of us had planned at the beginning of the year.” Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer, a Republican... Read More.
USDA has invested $320 million dollars into projects across 19 states to create and improve markets for food and agricultural businesses. The funding will help expand processing capacity, production, and resources for businesses across the food supply chain. Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio were... Read More.