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K-State Swine Day returns

courtesy of K-State Research and Extension Hog
SWINE DAY: The annual Kansas State University Swine Day will be Nov. 18.
Kansas Digest: Hemp survey mailed; renew your commercial driver’s license online.

The annual Kansas State University Swine Day will return to the K-State Alumni Center on the Manhattan campus Nov. 18. It will include a technology trade show and sessions that highlight nutrition, management, feed processing and feed safety.

Speakers will include Rodger Main, Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory director, and Jon De Jong, Pipestone Nutrition president. Registration details can be found at

Hemp survey in mail

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service mailed its first Hemp Acreage and Production Survey in October. The survey will collect information on the total planted and harvested area, yield, production and value of hemp in the U.S.

The Domestic Hemp Production Program was established in the 2018 Farm Bill. The Hemp Acreage and Production Survey will provide needed data about the hemp industry to assist producers, regulatory agencies, state governments, processors and other key industry entities.

Producers may complete the survey online at, or they may complete and return the survey by mail using the return envelope provided. Learn more at

Renew CDLs online

Kansas commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders can now renew their licenses by downloading the iKan app from the Apple App or Google Play store, or by visiting

To renew a CDL using iKan, the Kansas Department of Revenue’s official renewal app, customers must submit proof of a valid Department of Transportation medical card, Truckers Against Trafficking certificate of completion, and must not have a hazardous materials endorsement. By statute, other restrictions apply.

Kansans with CDLs can renew their licenses up to a year in advance of the expiration of the license.

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