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Kansas Grain and Feed Association sent a letter of support regarding reauthorization of the Grain Standards Act (USGSA) to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan). The act expires in September. "A properly functioning grain inspection system is critical, and we urge Congress to reauthorize the Grain Standards Act this year," the letter stated. "Despite the significant impacts of tariffs on exports, U.S. commodities have maintained some competitiveness in the international market in part thanks to the premium international buyers place on the U.S. grain inspection system." The letter went on to point out the importance of...

COURTESY National Grain and Feed AssociationThe National Grain and Feed Association represents and provides services for grain, feed and related commercial businesses. Consisting of more than 1,000 companies, NGFA members handle more than 70 percent of all U.S. grains and oilseeds utilized in domestic and export markets. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit late on Friday (June 19) denied the petition filed by two environmental groups to immediately ban the application of dicamba. The appellate court did not issue an explanation for its order, but indicated it wanted to hear more argument on BASF’s motion asking the three appellate court judges to...

The U.S. Department of Labor will host webinars in June to discuss how the Department is reducing regulatory burdens and making it easier to understand and comply with the law. The webinars will also provide an opportunity for workers, employers, and state and local governments to ask questions. WHAT:  OSHA Compliance Assistance Webinars WHEN:                 Agriculture Guest Speaker: Wage and Hour Division Administrator Cheryl Stanton Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. EDT Register at Link Compliance Assistance Webinar 1  Manufacturing and Construction Guest Speaker: Occupational Safety and Health Administration Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Loren Sweatt Thursday, June 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. EDT Register at Link Compliance Assistance...

Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday issued an executive order temporarily easing restrictions on over-the-road truckers involved in efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The executive order issued today will continue to ease the burden on the workers who are critical to our state’s response capabilities,” Kelly said in a news release. That release said Friday’s order lifts certain weight restrictions and permitting requirements the state imposes upon motor carriers to allow needed medical supplies, food shipments and other items to move through Kansas as quickly as possible. The exceptions outlined in Friday’s order apply only to motor carriers actively participating in...

The Kansas Legislature returned this week for two days of Special Session after being called back into session by the Governor. The Special Session was called following the Governor’s veto of a COVID-19 bill that would have restricted her authority under the Kansas Emergency Management Act (KEMA) and provided certain liability protections to businesses concerning COVID-19. The Legislature reconvened on Wednesday and quickly passed House Bill 2016 as an amended version of the previous COVID-19 legislation. House Bill 2016 provides limited liability protections for businesses who manufacture or sell personal protective equipment as well as protections for businesses from...

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Kansas Grain and Feed Association’s postponed CDL Exam Preparation schools have been rescheduled for Aug. 4, Aug. 27 and Sept. 29, 2020. Attendees are not required to, but will have the opportunity to take the Kansas Commercial Learner’s Permit general knowledge, air brakes and combination exams upon completion of the review program.  The exam(s) will start no later than 2:00PM and those who wish to take the exam(s) will need to bring an additional $13 (cash, check or credit card paid to the Kansas Department of Revenue on site)...

This afternoon, Governor Kelly announced that she is using her constitutional authority to call the Kansas Legislature back in to a Special Session next week, beginning Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The Governor stated that she intends to veto CCR on Sen Sub for HB 2054, outlined below, which would have restricted the Governor’s authority to issue emergency disaster orders under the Kansas Emergency Management Act. She is directing the legislature to return to Topeka and asking that they pass a bill to extend her current emergency orders under the Act. The...

On Thursday, May 21st, the Kansas legislature returned for one final day of business in 2020. Through 24 straight hours of debate and deliberation, conference committees met and assembled multiple bill packages. The Legislature was initially scheduled to return for a full veto session in April. That date was postponed, however, in response to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the truncated timeframe with which the legislature had to conduct its final business, Leadership limited action to only those bills which were arguably related to the pandemic. The weighty issue of Medicaid expansion...

Kansas Grain and Feed Association's postponed elevator safety and maintenance workshops have been rescheduled for August 12 - 14, 2020. Information for each training is as follows: Aug. 12 | Salina, Kan.Visit Salina Annex120 W Ash8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.REGISTER Aug. 13 | Garden City, Kan.Garden City Coop106 N 6th Street8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.REGISTER Aug. 14 | Wichita, Kan.Sedgwick County Extension Center 7001 W. 21st Street North 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.REGISTER For more information on the schedule and speakers, click the button below. Elevator Safety & Maintenance ...

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