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.
Xochitl Torres Small has been confirmed as the next deputy ag secretary for USDA. The U.S. Senate confirmed her nomination by a vote of 79-8 on Monday, and Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley tells Brownfield, “I’m just looking at her overall qualifications and I think... Read More.
Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture is pleased with the start of the growing season in his state. Mike Naig says planting ran significantly ahead of the five-year average. “Now that’s not uniform of course, there were parts of the state that were slowed down because of... Read More.
Iowa’s Ag Secretary is optimistic about this year’s crop based on a successful planting season. Mike Naig tells Brownfield corn and soybean planting was significantly faster than normal. “That’s not uniform of course, there were parts of the state that were slowed down because of... Read More.
The top ag official in Iowa is concerned about the implications of Proposition 12. Ag Secretary Mike Naig tells Brownfield the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold the California law opens a pathway for large states with big markets to dictate to smaller states... Read More.