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Wastewater From Food Plants Getting Into Wells

Posted: 08/20/2009 - Government officials say food-processing plants have contaminated the water-supply wells of property owners in agricultural areas of Michigan and could do the same in other states.

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Federal Reserve Says Midwest Farm Economy Strong

Posted: 08/14/2009 - The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City says the farm economy remained solid and farmland values held steady during the second quarter in some Midwest and Western states.

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Boy In Good Condition After Farm Accident

Updated: 08/06/2009 - Around 9 p.m. Wednesday, emergency services were dispatched to the 4800 block of N. Yaggy Road, between Hutchinson and Nickerson, in response to a report that a person had been trapped in a piece of farm equipment.

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Prairie Grouse Could Hamper Wind Energy Growth

Posted: 08/04/2009 - The lesser prairie chicken is close to making the list of threatened or endangered species. If it makes the list, there would be significant restrictions on companies hoping to erect towering, turbine-topped pylons across five states.

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Low Milk Prices Hit Farmers Hard

Posted: 08/04/2009 - Milk prices are down. So are spirits on Newton Reynolds' dairy farm, where red ink is flowing faster than the milk from his Holsteins.

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USDA Will Aid Struggling Dairy Farms

Posted: 07/31/2009 - The Agriculture Department is helping struggling dairy farmers by raising the price paid for milk and cheddar cheese through a dairy price support program.

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Kansas Farmers Weigh In On Climate Change Policy

Updated: 07/30/2009 - The nominee for Kansas agriculture secretary says the U.S. Agriculture Department should have a leading role in any revisions of climate change regulations.

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USDA Funds $1 Million Perennial Wheat Study

Posted: 07/28/2009 - Lead researcher Sieg Snapp says work in Kansas and Washington has laid the groundwork for her studies, which aims to develop perennial wheat varieties and management techniques.

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Invasive Asian Plant Found In Kansas

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Kansas wildlife officials have confirmed the state's first wild case of hydrilla, an invasive aquatic plant that can overwhelm healthy waterways.

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USGS: High Plains Aquifer Water OK For Now

Posted: 07/20/2009 - The U.S. Geolgical Survey says heavy use of water from the High Plains aquifer and continued use of chemicals on land above the aquifer could lead to a further increase of contaminants in the massive water supply.

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