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New poll shows motorcyclists appreciate having a choice in fuel at the pump

Growth Energy released a new survey showing that motorcyclists in the United States are extremely confident in selecting the fuel that meets their needs at the pump, and satisfied with the performance of their fuel.

Secretary Perdue Names Anne Hazlett to Lead Rural Development at USDA

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has named Anne Hazlett, Chief Counsel to the Majority on the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, to lead the Rural Development agencies at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Central Valley Ag & Farmway announce merger

Farmway Co-op, Inc. membership votes to approve unification with Central Valley Ag (CVA). After a series of 13 informational voting sessions, the owners of Farmway approved the merger with CVA by a super majority of 91%.

Equipment Manufacturers Urge Lawmakers to Reclaim U.S. Infrastructure Advantage

The Association of Equipment Manufactures (AEM) has released "The U.S. Infrastructure Advantage", a report that outlines steps lawmakers should take to reclaim the country's infrastructure advantage.

Largest Chinese animal vaccine company to add labs, offices in Manhattan

The largest animal vaccine company in China announced May 31 that it will open a research lab and offices in the Kansas State University Office Park, which is on the north side of the Manhattan campus.

New Kansas fire relief PSA features actor Eric Stonestreet

Kansas Farm Bureau, Kansas Livestock Association and New Boston Creative Group have partnered together in developing a new PSA featuring TV actor and comedian Eric Stonestreet. The PSA encourages people to donate to fire relief.

Kansas net farm income rebounds somewhat, but ag economy continues to slump

Kansas average net farm income rebounded somewhat last year to $43,161 from a dismal stretch the previous year when income fell to $6,744 the lowest in 30 years, according to data from the KFMA's annual summary of member farms.

Senate Ag Committee to Hold Farm Economy Hearing

The Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing on the farm economy conditions Thursday, May 25th, beginning at 9:00 a.m central. The hearing is recognized as the start of the Senate Agriculture Committee's farm bill hearings.

Trump Plan to Balance Budget Includes Farm Subsidy Cuts

A budget plan President Donald Trump is expected to submit to Congress Tuesday includes steep cuts to farm subsidies, according to Bloomberg News. The 2018 budget proposal, which would begin the process of balancing the budget within ten years.

Farm Labor wages mostly steady in region

In the Northern Plains Region (Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota) there were 32,000 workers hired directly during the week of April 9-15, 2017, Farm operators paid their hired workers an average wage of $14.02 per hour.

White House Sends NAFTA Redo Notification Letter to Congress

The Trump administration has officially laid out its strategies to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico in a letter delivered today to Congress. The administrations main goal is to update the Clinton-era trade deal.

Farmer2Farmer Conference in Omaha

Second Annual Farmer2Farmer Conference focuses on Entrepreneurship

Survey: Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population Continues to Climb

The population of the lesser prairie-chicken is on the rise, according to survey results released last week by the WAFWA. Based on aerial surveys, biologists estimate the lesser prairie-chicken numbers about 29,000, a 25 % increase from 2014.

ABA Report: Farm Banks Well Positioned for 2015

Farm banks significantly increased agricultural lending by 13.6 percent in 2014 and held $94.6 billion in farm loans at the end of the year, according to the American Bankers Associations annual Farm Bank Performance Report.

2015 NFU College Conference on Cooperatives a Success

More than 150 attendees from 25 states and Puerto Rico participated in the 2015 National Farmers Union (NFU) College Conference on Cooperatives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, over the weekend.

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