Agriculture


Dairy Farmers of America Invest in New Technology, Help to Grow Kansas City Tech Sector

The Dairy Farmers of America have recently announced that it will invest in two new forms of technology to advance farmers’ capabilities across the country: blockchain technology and artificial intelligence. While the blockchain technology will be used to increase transparency… more

Dairy Farmers of America Will Test Blockchain Technology

With an attempt to increase transparency in the food supply chain and better connect farmer owners with customers, Dairy Farmers of America will test blockchain technology by partnering with the food tech startup, ripe.io. David Darr, DFA vice president of… more

The 2018 Ingram’s 250

Before you can compile a roster of the most influential business executives in a market of nearly 3 million people, you first must define what it means to have influence as an executive, what it means to wield that power,… more

NAFTA: Handling Uncertain Trading Times

Mexico is Kansas City’s second-largest export market after Canada, which means the stakes are high for our city as with the Trump administration's efforts to revise the North American Free Trade Act. With Kansas City companies exporting primarily automobile parts,… more

New Animal-Health Venture Launches

Animal-health products company TechAccel, which launched in Kansas in 2015, has announced that it will join forces with Reliance Animal Health Partners to form Covenant Animal Health Partners, a company that will focus exclusively on bringing animal health innovations to… more

Missouri’s House Delegation Makes Pitch to USDA

Who says bipartisanship is dead in Washington? With the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s announcement that it will move a pair of its research organizations out of  nation's capital, Republican U.S. Reps. Sam Graves and Vicky Hartzler have joined forces with… more

USDA’s Milk Purchase Spotlights Food Insecurity Issues

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week that it would buy $50 million worth of milk to distribute to food-assistance programs, which will provide some relief for dairy farmers feeling the squeeze of lower prices. Dairy Farmers of America,… more

For the Weekend Warriors

From indictments, to hemp to a generous thank you from one of our loyal readers, there's a lot to take in from this week.  We break down what to take with you, what to prepare for next week and where… more

The Case for Hemp

02/23/2018 When you hear the word hemp, what's the immediate thought that comes into your head?  For many, they think of pot.  Joe Bisogno, founder of Mr. Goodcents, thinks industry.  Bisogno went to Topeka earlier this month to talk to… more

Trouble on the Farm

The current reality of American agriculture is that this nation doesn’t have enough young farmers. And the ones it does have, just like their older peers, are challenged by a four-year slump in commodity prices, high capital costs for mach-inery… more