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3 conservation groups sue over listing of grouse

Posted: 06/17/2014 - Three conservation groups are suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency's designation of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species rather than an endangered one.

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Winter wheat harvest projection lowered

Posted: 06/11/2014 - The latest government snapshot shows the Agriculture Department has revised downward its forecast for the nation's drought-stricken winter wheat crop.

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Kansas oil producer knocks prairie chicken status

Posted: 06/04/2014 - A Wichita oil company executive says the federal government's listing of the lesser prairie chicken as threatened has hampered his firm's operations in western Kansas.

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Corn to be planted in anti-pipeline message

Posted: 05/31/2014 - Opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry Canadian oil south to the Gulf Coast hope to cultivate more resistance to the project by planting corn in the shape of a message.

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Rains raise farmer's outlook

Posted: 05/27/2014 - Beneficial rains the past week improving Kansas farmer's outlook for their crops.

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Feds reassure farmers over lesser prairie chicken

Posted: 05/22/2014 - Federal authorities are reassuring Kansas farmers and other landowners that the listing of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species won't affect their ability to enter or exit the Conservation Reserve Program.

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Kansas summit focuses policies for healthful foods

Posted: 05/16/2014 - The upcoming Southeast Kansas Farm-to-Fork Summit this month is focusing on policies to help Kansas farmers make healthful foods accessible and affordable for all residents.

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Federal agency mum on Kansas prairie chicken law

Posted: 05/13/2014 - The federal agency that listed the lesser prairie chicken as threatened isn't responding publicly to a new Kansas law declaring that only the state can regulate the grouse within its borders.

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USDA: 5 Kansas counties declared drought disasters

Posted: 05/07/2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated five counties of south-central Kansas, including Sedgwick, as disaster areas because of production losses caused by drought.

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High school ag programs flourish as farms dwindle

Updated: 05/03/2014 - High school agriculture programs sprouting across the nation's Corn Belt are teaching teenagers that careers in the field often have nothing to do with cows and plows.

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