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Drought Holds Its Grip As Growers Pivot To Wheat

Posted: 10/25/2012 - The worst U.S. drought in decades is showing little signs of easing as farmers close out their corn harvests and pivot toward growing winter wheat that's now struggling in the dry conditions.

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Drought, High Prices Pushing Dairies To The Brink

Posted: 10/25/2012 - Two years of inadequate rainfall has Kansas dairy farmers in survival mode as high feed and fuel costs continue to push many operations to the brink of bankruptcy.

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Kansas Farmer Has Candy For Cows

Updated: 10/23/2012 - The candy is for their cows. The drought is making it tough to find enough of what the livestock normally eat.

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Kansas Winter Wheat Planting Nearing End

Posted: 10/22/2012 - In its weekly crop report Monday, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service also said about 62 percent of the wheat has emerged.

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State Officials Marking Kansas Food Day

Posted: 10/22/2012 - Kansas Food Day takes place this week, and state Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman will spend part of it touring the garden, orchard and culinary arts facility at a high school.

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Drought Still Grips U.S. As Corn Harvest Presses On

Posted: 10/11/2012 - The corn harvest is in the homestretch in several key Midwest farming states where the nation's worst drought in decades is now clouding the prospects for the winter wheat crop.

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Pumpkin Farmers Have Smashing Crop Despite Drought

Posted: 10/10/2012 - Pumpkin farmers say they expect their crop to be one of a few bright spots in a year when most farms have been hit hard by a severe drought that stretches across much of the U.S.

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FDA: Farm Tied To Salmonella Outbreak Was Unclean

Posted: 10/03/2012 - A federal inspector found two strains of salmonella and unclean conditions at an Indiana cantaloupe farm's fruit-packing plant during visits following a deadly outbreak linked to its melons.

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Stubborn Drought Maintains Grip On Most Of U.S.

Posted: 09/27/2012 - A weekly update on U.S. drought conditions shows the nation's worst drought in decades slightly worsened in the lower 48 states with the Midwest corn harvest in full swing.

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Rainfall Easing Drought In Certain Corn States

Updated: 09/20/2012 - A weekly tracker of the nation's worst drought in decades says parched conditions continue easing in key Midwest states as farmers step up their corn harvests.

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