Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt reaches out to the U.S. Justice Department to look into beef prices, specifically "to investigate significant price swings in the cattle and beef markets to determine whether any illegal market manipulation has occurred."
U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) Thursday introduced legislation aimed at helping small meatpacking plants operating longer hours during the COVID-19 pandemic "to keep our supply chain moving.)
Dr. Roger Marshall, congressman representing much of Kansas's western half in the U.S. House of Representatives was in Ford County Monday, helping healthcare workers continue to administer tests for COVID-19.
The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union held a Thursday-afternoon press call in Washington, D.C., announcing new estimates of meatpacking-worker infections and deaths from COVID-19, the impact on the national food supply and to highlight a letter to demand action form the USDA and White House Task Force to strengthen safety standards.
Kansas farmers are harvesting hemp fields for the first time in nearly 80 years. The state selected farmers across the state for a hemp research program earlier in 2019. Now, farmers are ready to harvest.
Free trade and the overall struggle of many farmers was at the heart of the meeting, hosted by Cargill in downtown Wichita. The company says its involvement in agriculture keeps it close to issues farmers face and says changes to help them need to happen.
It's been another tough year for Kansas farmers. Some much needed weekend rain will help, but it won't be enough to overcome the drought that has caused challenges for farmers trying to keep crops healthy.