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  • The next-to-last place any farmer should visit is here
  • Brownback pushes back on "federal overreach"
  • Ditch the myths, EPA administrator says
  • Wheat U set for Aug. 5 in Wichita
  • Spots still available, deadline extended for No-till on the Plains bus tour
  • Houses passes bonus depreciation bill
  • High Plains Cotton Acreage Down From 2012
  • Swine Health Symposium set for July 21
  • Iowa State University Field Days cater to gardeners seeking new plants
  • 'Land grabbing' could help feed at least 300M people, study suggests
  • Affordable Care Act offers options for health insurance
  • CDA reminds cattle owners to test herds for bovine trich
  • Kansas animal health officials working with USDA officials on PEDv federal order protocols
  • Researchers find cost-effective diets for pregnant beef cows

  • Congressional Issues

    School lunch program findings indicate success

    A waiver could allow some schools to opt out of increased nutrition standards for the upcoming school year. Proposal of the waiver prompted first lady Michelle Obama to generate an appeal [Read More]

    Missouri Dairy Association: State farm bills about more than deer

    The two omnibus ag bills, referred to as “Missouri’s Farm Bills” by some, now before Gov. Jay Nixon affect more of the state’s economy than just deer, [Read More]

    Affordable Care Act offers options for health insurance

    By Katie Allen K-State Research and Extension Because the federal marketplace under the Affordable Care Act is currently closed and set to reopen Nov. 15, Kansans migh [Read More]

    Obama administration hosts first 'Made in Rural America' forum to promote rural exports

    The White House Rural Council held the first “Made in Rural America” regional export forum with business o [Read More]

    USDA to invest in Red River Basin conservation effort

    Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson recently announced targeted conservation funding of up to $50 million over [Read More]

    Houses passes bonus depreciation bill

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted 258 to 160 to pass H.R. 4718, legislation that will make permanent the 50 percent bonus depreciation of new capital purchases created in the American Taxpayer Relief [Read More]

    House ag panels examine farm bill, biotech

    By Larry Dreiling The 2014 Farm Act and the benefits of biotechnology came under scrutiny in the last few days by members of the House Agriculture Committee. The Subcommittee on General Farm C [Read More]

    Local dairy left out in the cold

    Missouri’s 2,000 local dairy farmers and their 15 processing plants have been left out in the cold with Governor Nixon’s veto of the two Omnibus Agriculture Bills, House Bill 1326 and Senate Bill 506. “It’s shocking [Read More]

    Ag secretary proposes closing sheep station

    Recently, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced to Congress he would close the Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) U.S. Sheep Experimental Station (USSES) in Dubois, I [Read More]

    State FSA approves emergency haying and grazing in 44 counties

    The Kansas Farm Service (FSA) Agency announced July 17 that emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres has been approved for [Read More]


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