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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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Crop Insurance Losses Begin To Mount Amid Drought

Posted: 09/13/2012 - The final cost to the taxpayer-subsidized program has yet to be determined, but Kansas State University is forecasting underwriting losses at nearly $15 billion.

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Rain Eases Drought As Midwest Corn Harvest Unfolds

Posted: 09/13/2012 - The latest update on the nation's worst drought in decades shows that farmers bringing in their weakened corn crops caught some relief with recent rains that soaked much of middle America.

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