Supreme Court to Hear WOTUS Case

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Supreme Court to Hear WOTUS Case The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear the Waters of the U.S. case. Many industry and agricultural groups asked the Supreme Court to hear the case after the Sixth Circuit … Continued

Marshall named to Ag Committee subcommittees

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Marshall named to Ag Committee subcommittees (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Roger Marshall has been named to 3 subcommittees under the House Ag Committee. The subcommittees are Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit; Livestock and Foreign Agriculture; and Nutrition. The jurisdiction of the subcommittees are … Continued

Court Sides with Ag Retailers on PSM

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The D.C. Court of Appeals today ruled the Occupational Safety and Health Administration violated the Occupational Safety and Health Act when it issued an enforcement memorandum on July 22, 2015, redefining the “retail facility” exemption to the … Continued

CFATS Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) Presentations

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is currently addressing changes to the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program. DHS recently held webinars on its new Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) 2.0. These webinars were recorded and are available online, here. CSAT 2.0 is expected to significantly improve a … Continued

Ivanka Trumps Everything for Association Intern

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Ivanka trumps everything for FHSU student 07/25/16 By Randy Gonzales University Relations and Marketing HAYS, Kan. — It was a whirlwind week for Kansas’ youngest representative at the Republican National Convention. Tanner Tempel, a Garden City senior agriculture business major … Continued

Happening Now! – Issues That Could Affect You!

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CFTC Reauthorization coming up in Senate Committee Source: NGFA On Thursday, April 14th, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts has announced that the committee will meet to mark up a bill reauthorizing operations of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.  The … Continued

Keep Emotion in the GMO Labeling Debate

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The below article was written by James C. Greenwood, CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization, and published on October 16 in The Hill. KARA Staff Note: The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 was introduced by Kansas’s forth district Congressman … Continued

OSHA Extends PSM Compliance Deadline

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KARA received the following member alert from the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) on October 21 and is sharing with members: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration yesterday announced it would extend its discretionary enforcement policy for Process Safety Management until … Continued

New KDA Intent to Install Policy

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Your Association Office received the following memo from the Kansas Department of Agriculture regarding their new Intent to Install policy and would like to share it with our members: We are changing the policy on the submission of intent to … Continued