By the Office of U.S. Senator for Kansas Jerry Moran WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – ranking member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee – today released the following statement in response to the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) report on... Read More.
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae. A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or paint floating on... Read More.
Michigan State University Extension educators are recommending farmers assess their soil health during weather extremes. Field crops educator Monica Jean tells Brownfield improving problem areas starts with tracking how fields are adapting to climate swings. “First we don’t have enough moisture then we have so... Read More.
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.
The president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says producers have outlined their priorities for the farm bill — and protecting animal health is at the top of the list. Todd Wilkinson a cow/calf operator from South Dakota says the livestock industry needs the... Read More.
More farmers are reaching out for mental health assistance. The Wisconsin Farm Center has been offering farmers connections to counseling for more than 20 years, but coordinator Karen Endres says more farmers are reaching out to them because community connections have changed. ... Read More.
The National Pork Board is focusing on the needs of nutrition professionals with its Pork & Partners program. Emily Krause, director of nutrition, health, and wellness says the program is a great way to help dietitians connect consumers with pork. AUDIO: Healthy Living on Pork... Read More.
The Food as Health Alliance, which is located at the University of Kentucky is working to bring together clinical and community research that spans agriculture, food, and health to address food insecurity and diet-related chronic disease. Program director Allison Gustafson shares how and why... Read More.
The Vice-President of Agri-Services with MFA Incorporated, a Missouri-based farm cooperative, says crop health is even more important in weather extremes. Jason Weirich says while conditions are dry now in Missouri, conditions might not stay that way and diseases like common and southern rusts... Read More.
A health insurance cooperative is looking for Minnesota farmers and agribusinesses in need of coverage. 40 Square chairman Cole Trebesch says they offer a variety of competitive plans. “Anything from lower deductibles to higher deductibles, we have ESPCA Network which is only available in certain... Read More.
Monday was international falafel day. An opportunity for falafel lovers everywhere to come together and celebrate. But it’s also an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of chickpeas or garbanzo beans which are used to make falafels. The legume is packed with protein and... Read More.