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On June 30, 2022, EPA announced it has re-evaluated the current atrazine level of concern (LOC), which is 15 ppb, and “determined” in its proposed revised interim registration review decision (IRRD) that the LOC is 3.4 ppb with additional label mitigation measures required for atrazine use. EPA then issued a notice announcing a public comment period of 60 days ending on September 6, 2022. In its announcement, EPA stated: “After considering comments on the proposed revisions to the atrazine ID, EPA will determine if any changes are warranted to the proposed...

The Kansas Department of Commerce is hosting an apprenticeship champion training on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at Garden City Community College. The goal of the program is to build and grow Registered Apprenticeship in Kansas. Learn more about the basics of Registered Apprenticeship, its History, Hallmarks, and develop a Sales Strategy. Registration capabilities and more information are available via the button below. LEARN MORE...

Mobile carriers are shutting down their 3G networks. As a result, many older cell phones and other mobile devices will be unable to use data services. This may impact motor carriers if their ELDs rely on a 3G network to record hours of service (HOS) data and transfer it to a safety official. The first announced 3G sunset date is February 22, 2022, when AT&T will complete the shutdown of its 3G network. Any ELD that requires 3G cellular connectivity to perform its functionality will no longer be in compliance with...

Sponsorships Available for National Teacher Professional Development Event Nutrients for Life Foundation is excited to announce that we will be in-person this summer for our national teacher Professional Development, Fertilizer - Life's Main Ingredient, Fueling Your Future. Teachers will gather in Bonner Springs, KS July 27-28 to engage in hands-on soil science and fertilizer lessons they can take back to their classrooms. Interested in Sponsoring to Support Soil Science Education? Breakfast $750 Lunch $2000 Snack $500 1 day $1000 2 day $2000 General Donation Email Melissa Bigge to support or if you...

The federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) is providing historic investments in United States infrastructure. With BIL, Kansas will receive $3.8 billion in infrastructure funding over the next five years with additional grant opportunities as well. Kansas Dept. of Transportation's summit will be held July 13 - 14, 2022 inside the Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex (5015) E. 29th Street N., Wichita, KS. The Kansas Infrastructure Hub was created as Kansas’ coordinated approach for deploying funds and maximizing Kansas’ BIL opportunities in transportation, water and sewer, energy, broadband technology and resiliency. Cities, counties and...

The Agricultural Retailers Association provided the update below: All tolerances for chlorpyrifos expired on Feb. 28, 2022. These tolerances were established in 40 CFR §180.342 (“Chlorpyrifos; tolerances for residues” ) as required by 21 U.S.C. § 346a (“Tolerances and exemptions for pesticide chemical residues”). Since the chlorpyrifos tolerances have expired, chlorpyrifos products with food uses (including products with both food uses and non-food uses) are currently misbranded, and it is a violation of FIFRA to sell and distribute misbranded pesticides. Transport: To transport products for the purposes of facilitating relabeling constitutes distribution, and thus may not occur unless...

2022 Legislative Session, Sine Die The 2022 Kansas Legislature returned on Monday, May 23 for Sine Die - the final day of session. The House and Senate continued work on a few bills and took action on a few bills attempting to override Governor Laura Kelly’s veto. The most anticipated issue of the day, however, was set aside following a ruling last week by the Kansas Supreme Court upholding the Legislature’s new map of Kansas’ four Congressional districts. The legislature finished its work for the year early on Monday afternoon. Please find,...

Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association is saddened to learn of the untimely and unexpected passing of Fairbank Equipment's President Steve Taylor on May 14, 2022. Steve worked for Fairbank Equipment for 35 years and was a steadfast supporter of Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association, the association's scholarship program and the Kansas Agri Business Expo. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Kansas Agricultural Education Foundation which awards nearly $10,000 to Kansas high school and college students pursuing careers in agribusiness. KARA President and CEO Ron Seeber, retired KARA employee Shari...

Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association’s (KARA) scholarship committee reviewed more than 50 applications and awarded nearly $10,000 in financial aid to six of the state’s high school graduating seniors and current college students for the 2022-23 academic year. “We are proud each year to assist local students in pursuing their academic aspirations,” KARA’s president and CEO Ron Seeber said. “Our board of directors, scholarship committee and overall membership congratulate and wish nothing but the best for this year’s recipients as we collectively look forward to their future contributions to our industry.” Each year,...

2022 Legislative Session, Veto Session The 2022 Kansas Legislature returned on Monday, April 25 to begin its Veto Session. Legislators continued work on unfinished legislation and took action to attempt to override vetoes of various bills by Governor Laura Kelly. The legislature finished its work late on Thursday, with the Senate finally adjourning around 2:20 am early Friday morning. The Legislature passed a resolution to adjourn until May 23, 2022, at which time it will return and take any action necessary to pass a new Congressional redistricting map following a review by...

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