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Kansas Grain and Feed Association will be participating in National Grain and Feed Association's week-long emphasis on grain safety promoting three simple steps: learn, plan and act. Grain safety should be taken seriously every day, but beginning this week, Kansas Grain and Feed Association is joining in on a  major safety outreach effort conducted through the NGFA-OSHA Alliance, and is co-sponsored by the Grain Elevator and Processing Society, the North American Millers Association, the Grain Handling Safety Coalition and American Feed Industry Association. Today, we're focusing on fall protection strategies. The number of fatal...

Kansas Grain and Feed Association will be participating in National Grain and Feed Association's week-long emphasis on grain safety promoting three simple steps: learn, plan and act. Grain safety should be taken seriously every day, but beginning this week, Kansas Grain and Feed Association is joining in on a  major safety outreach effort conducted through the NGFA-OSHA Alliance, and is co-sponsored by the Grain Elevator and Processing Society, the North American Millers Association, the Grain Handling Safety Coalition and American Feed Industry Association. Today, we're focusing on engulfment/entrapment hazards and are providing a whole...

Kansas Statehouse Insider, March 18  - March 22, 2019 Presented by: KFSA It was a dramatic 10th week in the Kansas Legislature. Committees forwarded several bills and the major tax legislation of the year was presented to Governor Laura Kelly. As deadlines approach, the speed has continued to quicken. Friday was the final day for non-exempt committees to meet and consider bills for the year. The House and Senate are debating bills on the floor all day next Monday and Tuesday due to Wednesday's deadline for all non-exempt bills to pass both chambers....

Kansas Grain and Feed Association will be participating in National Grain and Feed Association's week-long emphasis on grain safety promoting three simple steps: learn, plan and act. Grain safety should be taken seriously every day, but beginning this week, Kansas Grain and Feed Association is joining in on a  major safety outreach effort conducted through the NGFA-OSHA Alliance, and is co-sponsored by the Grain Elevator and Processing Society, the North American Millers Association, the Grain Handling Safety Coalition and American Feed Industry Association. Stand Up for Grain Safety Week will formally kick off...

The Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT) Division of Aviation will host a webinar, “Drones in Ag: Harvesting Drone Data to Improve Performance,” on Tuesday, March 26, at 10:30 a.m. The webinar is co-hosted by Kansas Farm Bureau and will feature two presentations – the first from Microsoft FarmBeats hardware researcher Zerina Kapetanovic detailing the FarmBeats system and the artificial intelligence challenges associated with agriculture, and the second from Kansas State University associate professor Ignacio Ciampitti on applications of UAVs in precision agriculture. It will also include a brief overview of the Kansas Unmanned...

Kansas Statehouse Insider, March 11  – March 15, 2019 Presented by: KFSA The pace continued to pick up as lawmakers churned through bills in the 2019 legislature’s ninth week of session. The Senate sent a major tax bill to Governor Laura Kelly, who also signed House Bill 2001, extending the sunset of the Kansas Ag Chemical Remediation program to 2030, into law on Thursday. Read below for highlights of the session’s ninth week and a look ahead of what’s still to come. Agricultural Chemical Remediation Reimbursement Program and Fund  On Thursday, Governor Laura Kelly signed...

Kansas Statehouse Insider, March 4  – March 8, 2019 Presented by: KFSA Week Eight of the 2019 Kansas legislative session was the first week following “turn-around.” The legislature gaveled back in on Wednesday morning and, although it was a short week, quickly set to work on some important issues. Please see below for a few highlights of the week’s activities, as well as bills being teed up for work this coming week. Corporate Tax Bill Passes House, Moves Back to Senate  On Friday, the House passed Senate Bill 22, as amended, on a vote of 76-43. The bill decouples...

Kansas Statehouse Insider, Feb. 25  – March 1, 2019 Presented by: KFSA The seventh week of the Kansas legislature – referred to as the “turn-around” week – all bills not been “blessed” by leadership must have made it out of the chamber of origin to remain viable for the year. For that reason, most of the previous week was dedicated to the House and Senate debating and voting on bills to send to the opposite chamber. The Legislature concluded its business on Thursday morning, and will resume hearings next Wednesday (March 6). Please...

Kansas Statehouse Insider, Feb. 18  – Feb. 22, 2019 Presented by: KFSA In week six, the Kansas Legislature considered bills on corporate tax rates, the high cost of Kansas utilities, liability coverage for vocational training, hazardous chemical spill notification and the KPERS retirement system. A detailed description of the session’s sixth week is compiled by your government affairs staff below. House Tax Committee Hears Bill on Corporate Taxation This week, the House Tax Committee received multiple days of testimony on Senate Bill 22. This bill would decouple the portions of the Kansas corporate tax code from the...

Kansas Statehouse Insider, Feb. 11  – Feb. 15, 2019 Presented by: KFSA Week five of the Kansas Legislature saw dozens of bills introduced, including transportation funding, action on Governor’s agenda items and scheduling of multiple hearings on bills addressing high utility costs in Kansas. House Committee to Consider Corporate Income Tax Bill  This Tuesday and Wednesday, the House Tax Committee will hold hearings on Senate Bill 22, a bill which returns revenue to individual and corporate taxpayers that the state otherwise expects to gain following changes to the federal tax code in the 2017 federal tax cuts...

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