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Health-care researchers seek Kansas voices for ag industry survey

Kansas farmers, ranchers and their employees are being asked to participate in a nationwide survey about health-care choices in the agriculture industry. The deadline for participating in the survey is March 31.

Trump Signs Executive Order to Eliminate WOTUS

President Donald Trump signed an executive order to do away with the Waters of the U.S. Rule. Withdrawing the rule would require EPA to go through the formal rulemaking process once again, so it is anything but over.

Widely accepted vision for agriculture may be inaccurate, misleading

Researchers are challenging the assertion that food production must double by 2050 to feed the world's growing population and suggesting a new vision for the future of agriculture.

Sorghum hybrids with resistance to sugarcane aphid

A number of sorghum hybrids have been identified which express variable, but quite significant levels of resistance to sugarcane aphids. Entomologists at K-State Research & Extension have complied a list to help in decision making.

CattleFax elects Officers for 2017

Todd Allen, a cattle feeder from Newton, Kan., has been elected 2017 President of CattleFax, one of several new officers elected at the 49th annual business meeting of the organization on Feb. 2, 2017 in Nashville, Tenn.

Ag Groups Ask for Infrastructure Help

Over 200 groups with a stake in agriculture and rural areas sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking for rural needs to be part of any plan to improve the nations infrastructure. Farm Credit Council, American Farm Bureau and others signed the lette

Costco Expansion Provides Even Greater Momentum for U.S. Beef in Korea

U.S. beef has been rapidly building momentum in South Korea, and received a further boost this week as Costco officially began converting its imported chilled beef selection from Australian beef to 100 percent U.S. product

Sen. Moran Sponsors Bill to Spur Investment in Short Line Railroads, Boost Rural Economic Development

Kansas Senator Jerry Moran joined Sen. Mike Crapo from Idaho in introducing the Building Rail Access for Customers and the Economy (BRACE) Act (S. 407). It would extend the short line railroad track maintenance tax credit that expired in 2014.

Senate Confirms New EPA Administrator - Oklahoman Scott Pruitt

The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on a mostly party-line vote of 52-46. Many agriculture groups are glad he is on board.

First Syngenta Viptera Corn Case Scheduled for June

A Kansas City, Kansas federal court will hold the first of several class-action lawsuit hearings against Syngenta over Viptera corn in June. The first trial is scheduled for June 5th, according to a court order issued in the U.S. District Court of Kansas.

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