By the Kansas Highway Patrol KANSAS — The Kansas Highway Patrol encourages everyone to plan for a safe Labor Day Weekend. Excessive speed, inattention, and impaired driving are leading causes of traffic crashes. Troopers will be on the roadways enforcing Kansas laws, and available to... Read More.
By Kansas Department of Labor IMPORTANT NOTE: This release includes nonfarm jobs and labor force estimates for July 2023, which are produced using data from two monthly surveys. Data for nonfarm job estimates is collected through a survey of employers while the main input for... Read More.
By the Kansas Office of the Governor TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly and the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) today announced actions and highlighted resources to prevent worker misclassification, which occurs when an employer incorrectly classifies workers as independent contractors rather than employees. KDOL’s Unemployment Insurance... Read More.
“If You Feel Different, You Drive Different. Drive High, Get a DUI” By Kansas Department of Transportation TOPEKA – Summer may be coming to an end, but there’s no end in sight to law enforcement’s crackdown on impaired driving. This Labor Day holiday, the Kansas... Read More.
Secretary Reed illustrates workforce gap by pointing to lack of land surveyors By Tim Carpenter, Kansas Reflector TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Department of Transportation secretary Calvin Reed pointed to workforce shortages as a significant challenge to the state’s multibillion-dollar, 10-year Eisenhower transportation program. Reed, nominated by... Read More.
Choosing the right augers and accessories can cut back on labor costs and help farmers maximize their productivity. In this Managing for Profit, Greg Giesbrecht, AGI Director of Dealer Development, shares how making the investment in the right tools can help farmers take back time... Read More.
The American Farm Bureau Federation is supporting a working group that will address one of the biggest issues facing the ag industry: labor. John Walt Boatright tells Brownfield farm country is at a critical juncture. “We continue to see a shrinking domestic workforce. We continue to... 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.
An ag economist says the tentative labor deal for West Coast ports will make a night and day difference for exports of U.S. ag products. West Coast ports play a vital role in the supply chain for exports of ag goods to Asian customers. University... Read More.
A tentative agreement has been reached to end 13 months of labor talks between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, easing concerns about supply chain disruptions. Dan Halstrom, president and CEO of the US Meat Export Federation says the... Read More.
The National Pork Producers Council is focused on the hog market, farm policy, and labor shortages as stakeholders gather in Des Moines for the World Pork Expo. NPPC CEO Bryan Humphreys says profitability is a struggle for many pork producers right now. “We’ve come... Read More.