Kansas House Panel Wants To Hunt For Budget Efficiencies

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas House committee plans to examine vacant jobs within state government and wants to begin a long-term hunt for budget efficiencies. The House Appropriations Committee o... Read More

BLM Seeks Bids for New Off-Range Pastures to Care for Wild Horses

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking proposals for new off-range pasture facilities that can provide a free-roaming environment for wild horses removed from Western public lands. Debbie Collins, who is from the Oklahoma City office, says ho... Read More

Free NRCS webinar on carbon cycle, soil health, March 10

Find out how cover crops and proper grazing management can improve the carbon cycle and soil health. Jay Fuhrer, nationally-known soil health expert and District Conservationist for USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, in Bismarck, North... Read More

New Report Shows Food Hubs Emerging as Economic Force in Iowa

AMES, Iowa – The first coordinated study of food hub development in Iowa shows that food hubs play a significant role in the state’s local and regional food economy. Thirteen food hubs purchased $4.5 million in food from more than 450 Iowa farmer... Read More

Roundtable on sustainable American beef created; diverse participant list covers farm-to-fork

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (March 3, 2015) - A group of U.S. beef value chain participants including producers, processors, retailers, foodservice operators, packers, allied industry and non-governmental organizations today announced the launch of the U.S. ... Read More

Colorectal Cancer Screening Kits being offered

Colorectal cancer, when detected early, is highly treatable. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer (colon and rectal) is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. Approximately 49,... Read More

Soy Checkoff Recognizes Market Developer, Biodiesel Board

ST. LOUIS (March 3, 2015) – The United Soybean Board (USB) recently awarded two of its highest honors to a market developer and an organization that have been instrumental in developing major new opportunities for U.S. soybeans that have greatly im... Read More

Garrett set to introduce LB 358, LB 643 going before Judiciary Committee

State Senator Tommy Garrett is introducing a bill, LB 358 before the Judiciary Committee for a hearing later this week. Garrett explains what the bill hopes to address. "If a woman gets raped and gets impregnated by the perpetrator, and has the ch... Read More

Iowa State University Part of Land-Grant Impacts Website Launch

AMES, Iowa — A website with examples of how Iowa and the country benefit from teaching, research and extension efforts at Iowa State University and the other nation’s land grant universities has been launched. “The Land-Grant Impacts website... Read More

LAWMAKERS TO REVIEW SPIKE IN EARTHQUAKES

TOPEKA (AP) — A Kansas legislative committee's chairman says it will review data about a spike in small earthquakes in recent years and ways to lessen their number amid concerns that they are tied to a process used in fracking. Republican Rep. D... Read More

Water Meetings This Month

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas is planning a series of public meetings across the state this month to set regional water supply goals and priorities. The state plans to hold 26 meetings hosted by water vision regional teams. The 14 leadership teams wil... Read More