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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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Kansas lawmakers mull new prairie chicken proposal

Posted: 05/01/2014 - Kansas legislative negotiators are considering a new proposal for challenging the federal government's listing of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species.

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California farmers to get more water

Posted: 04/18/2014 - California farmers and cities are set to get more water, as state and federal officials ease drought-related water cutbacks because of recent rain and snow.

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Beef prices reach highest level since 1987

Posted: 04/12/2014 - The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season, causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners - and relief isn't likely anytime soon.

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Farmers confront 'big data' revolution

Posted: 03/29/2014 - Farmers from across the nation gathered in Washington this month for their annual trek to seek action on the most important matters in American agriculture.

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Wind power line proposal irks some Midwest farmers

Posted: 03/16/2014 - A major proposal to move wind-generated electricity east from Kansas is meeting opposition from farmers who don't want high-power transmission lines on their land.

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Agency says Kansas exports rose in 2013

Updated: 02/28/2014 - State commerce officials say exports by Kansas companies grew by 6.46 percent in 2013, pushed by growth in the sales of cereals and other agricultural products.

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