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Kansas Grain and Feed Association (KGFA) and Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) welcomed the 23rd class of Tomorrow’s Agribusiness Leaders to Topeka on Jan. 21 for the program’s first of three sessions. The program, which began in 1998 and has graduated more than 200 members, is a jointly-sponsored initiative of KGFA and KARA designed to hone leadership traits as well as teach members of the associations about the state and federal legislative and regulatory process. This year’s class featured: Aaron Anderson (Nutrien Ag Solutions); Hillary Birtell (CoMark Equity Alliance); Kalen Cromwell (Farmers Cooperative Grain Association); Kiley DeDonder (WinField...

Yesterday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James unveiled a new, clear definition for “waters of the United States.” With the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, EPA and the Department of the Army (Army) are delivering on President Trump’s promise to finalize a revised definition for “waters of the United States” that protects the nation’s navigable waters from pollution and will result in economic growth across the country. The Navigable Waters Protection Rule identifies four clear categories of waters that are federally regulated...

Kansas Capitol Review Week One (Jan. 20 - 24) By: KARA Government Affairs Staff The second week of the 2020 Kansas Legislative Session kicked off on Tuesday, Jan. 21, following the observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday. The week saw a flurry of bills introductions and hearings, while hearings on Medicaid expansion and a constitutional amendment on abortion consumed most of the oxygen in the capitol. A summary of some of those issues below. Tomorrow’s Agribusiness Leaders (TAL) Class Visits Capitol Kansas Grain and Feed Association (KGFA) and Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association...

Presented by: ProValue Insurance ProValue Insurance is an independent agency providing comprehensive insurance products and business services to organizations in need of risk protection. Delivering unparalleled knowledge and experience, ProValue helps protect against more than organizational risk, offering coverages for personal assets to individuals throughout Mid-America. Kansas Capitol Review Week One (Jan. 13 - 17) By: KARA Government Affairs Staff 2020 Legislative Session Begins The 2020 Kansas legislature gaveled in on Monday January 13, 2020. It was a busy week in the capitol building which saw a State of the State address by Governor Laura Kelly, the retirement...

The Kansas crop protection industry applauds the United States Senate's advancement of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to President Trump Thursday. Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) worked with its national affiliate organizations to provide outreach to Kansans whom USMCA's passage would positively affect. Numerous crop protection organizations and producers contacted their elected officials in the House of Representatives and Senate advocating for the advancement of USMCA. “Advancement of the USMCA is a great win for Kansas agribusiness,” KARA president and CEO Ron Seeber said. “Whether it be grain, agriculture inputs or biofuels,...

All of Kansas Grain and Feed Association and Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association’s efforts leading up to this year’s show focused on showcasing agribusiness, while emphasizing that through all of the adversity facing the industry, agribusiness is not only changing, it’s thriving with the change. More than 140 exhibitors piled booths into the 95,000 square-foot Century II Convention Center, showing off the newest and best products on the market serving the grain, feed, fertilizer, chemical and seed industry.

On December 30th, Senator Jerry Moran invited Ron Seeber, KARA Board member Dave Spears, MKC, and others to represent Kansas Agribusiness at a roundtable discussion hosted by Federal Reserve Governor Michelle “Miki” Bowman. The roundtable consisted with area bankers, lenders, and agriculture industry representatives. Topics discussed included the current trade concerns, economic conditions of the ag economy, lending concerns, and industry consolidation....

The Kansas crop protection industry is grateful to the Kansas congressional delegation for Congress’ advancement of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to the Senate Thursday morning. Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) worked with its national affiliate associations to provide outreach to Kansans whom USMCA’s passage would positively affect. crop protection organizations and producers contacted their elected officials in the House of Representatives advocating for the advancement of USMCA. “Advancement of the USMCA is a great win for Kansas agribusiness,” KARA president and CEO Ron Seeber said. “Whether it be grain, agriculture inputs...

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing two important actions that will help the agricultural sector protect crops from pests and weeds. Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is approving the use of 10 pesticide products on hemp in time for the 2020 growing season. Nine of these products are biopesticides and one is a conventional pesticide. EPA is also issuing a proposed interim decision on atrazine — a widely used herbicide. Both actions provide regulatory certainty and clarity on how these tools can...

The selection committee for the Tomorrow’s Agribusiness Leaders (TAL) program met in early December and finalized the roster for the 2020 TAL class. The selection committee, comprised of former TAL graduates chose: Aaron Anderson (Nutrien Ag Solutions); Hillary Birtell (CoMark Equity Alliance); Kalen Cromwell (Farmers Cooperative Grain Association); Kiley DeDonder (WinField United); Micala Dummit (The Scoular Company); Brice Elnicki (Producers Cooperative Association of Girard); Amy Fairchild (KFSA); Scott Moseley (KC Supply Company); Tyler Peterson (Pride Ag Resources); and Spencer Reames (MKC) to complete the 23rd class. The program, which began in 1998,...

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