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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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USDA Slightly Reduces Nation's Corn Yield Forecast

Posted: 09/12/2012 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has slightly lowered its forecast for the nation's drought-damaged corn crop, from 123 bushels per acre last month to 122.8 bushels per acre in this month's report.

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Fees Slashed For Adoption Of Some Kansas Horses

Posted: 09/11/2012 - Some horses being trained by inmates at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility are now available for adoption at the lowest price allowed under Kansas law.

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Iowa Study Aimed At Making Tractors Safer For Kids

Updated: 10/02/2012 - Researchers who hope to keep children from dying in tractor accidents are using a state-of-the-art driving simulator to help determine when kids can safely operate farm equipment.

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Kansas Farm Tour Highlights Agricultural Concerns

Posted: 08/31/2012 - The Kansas Farm Bureau holds its annual governor's tour next week, giving farmers and agribusiness leaders a chance to talk with state officials about issues ranging from drought to regulations.

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Drought Intensifies In Key Farming States

Posted: 08/23/2012 - The latest update on the nation's drought shows that the parched conditions continue worsening in key farm states even as the situation across all of the continental U.S. leveled off.

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Report: Drought Intensifies In Kansas, Nebraska

Posted: 08/16/2012 - A new report suggests that while recent rains stabilized the devastating drought gripping Iowa and other key farming states, the dry conditions intensified in Kansas and Nebraska.

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Kansas Dairy Processing Plant To Start Construction

Posted: 08/15/2012 - A groundbreaking ceremony takes place Thursday in southwestern Kansas for a $20 million dairy ingredient and cheese processing plant. The facility will employ 60 people when it is finished.

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USDA: Rain, Cooler Weather Helping Corn, Soybeans

Posted: 08/13/2012 - A new crop condition report shows cooler weather and spotty rainfall in the middle of the country has slowed the deterioration of the nation's corn and soybean crop.

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Drought Worsens In Key Farm States

Posted: 08/09/2012 - The latest U.S. drought map shows that excessively parched conditions continue to worsen in the Plains states that are key producers of corn and soybean crops.

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