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Unchanged Interest Rates in 2019 Better for Agriculture
Unchanged Interest Rates in 2019 Better for Agriculture Features | 03/22/2019

With the Federal Reserve hinting at leaving interest rates unchanged in 2019, the farm economy has one less chance for deterioration. Low-interest rates have been cited as the reason the current farm economy has not reached the crisis seen in...

Long Term Outlook Shows Trade Issues to Define the Next Ten Years
Long Term Outlook Shows Trade Issues to Define the Next Ten Years Features | 03/22/2019

A long-term outlook from the Department of Agriculture predicts trade will continue to dictate the agriculture sector over the next ten years.

Animal Science support for Cats’ Cupboard tops $7,000
Animal Science support for Cats’ Cupboard tops $7,000 Features | 03/22/2019

Officials in the K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry say a program to support students’ nutritional needs across campus has topped $7,000 in just a little over five months of its launch.

Governor Kelly signs Executive Order easing motor carrier regulations to assist with flood relief
Governor Kelly signs Executive Order easing motor carrier regulations to assist with flood relief Features | 03/21/2019

To expedite emergency relief and restoration efforts associated with recent flooding in Kansas and neighboring states, Governor Laura Kelly has issued an executive order temporarily exempting commercial motor carriers and operators from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor...

USDA Assists Farmers, Ranchers, and Communities Affected by Recent Flooding
USDA Assists Farmers, Ranchers, and Communities Affected by Recent Flooding Features | 03/21/2019

To help residents, farmers, and ranchers affected by the devastation caused by recent flooding, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to aid people in their recovery efforts.

Midwest Flood Damage Total Approaching $1 Billion
Midwest Flood Damage Total Approaching $1 Billion Features | 03/21/2019

The federal government may have to step in with extra resources to help states like Nebraska and Iowa recover from flood damage.

Additional Trump Budget Documents Show Extensive USDA ERS Cuts
Additional Trump Budget Documents Show Extensive USDA ERS Cuts Features | 03/20/2019

New documents detailing President Trump’s budget request show significant cuts to the Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.

Bomb Cyclone Clobbers Farm Country
Bomb Cyclone Clobbers Farm Country Features | 03/18/2019

An intense winter storm known in weather-forecasting lingo as a “bomb cyclone” of snow and wind has stranded a large number of drivers and shut down roads across the Rockies and Plains States.

4-H and FFA Students May Get to Keep More Income
4-H and FFA Students May Get to Keep More Income Features | 03/18/2019

A recently introduced House bill is designed to put more money in the pockets of young people in agriculture. It would allow 4-H and FFA students ages 21 and younger to keep more of the modest income they earn.

Study Shows Ag Plays a Big Role in the U.S. Economy
Study Shows Ag Plays a Big Role in the U.S. Economy Features | 03/18/2019

A new study shows that agriculture plays a big role in the success of the overall U.S. economy. More than one-fourth of the nation’s job total and more than one-fifth of the nation’s economy are tied, either directly or indirectly,...