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Labor Department Suspends Farm Worker Rules

Posted: 05/29/2009 - The Labor Department is suspending a regulation adopted shortly before President George W. Bush left office that would have made it easier for farmers to bring in foreign workers.

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Government Halts Forest Road-Building For 1 Year

Posted: 05/28/2009 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued a directive Thursday reinstating for one year a Clinton-era ban against new road construction and development in national forests.

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New Buffalo Roaming In Hays

Posted: 05/28/2009 - Visitors have been flocking to see the two baby buffalo that have joined a Hays herd.

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Kansas Dams To Help Offset 'Spring Pulse'

Posted: 05/20/2009 - Water flow from two Kansas dams is being reduced this week to coincide with the expected arrival of the "spring pulse" that would raise the Missouri River and help the endangered pallid sturgeon.

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Study Finds Decline Of Honeybee Colonies Slowing

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Domestic honeybee stocks have been waning since 2004, when scientists learned of a puzzling illness they called colony collapse disorder. Bees now appear also to be suffering from other ailments.

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Agricultural Credit Tightens In Kansas, Elsewhere

Posted: 05/18/2009 - More lenders are tightening their restrictions for agricultural loans in Kansas and other states in the Midwest and West while repayments on loans are dropping.

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Winter Wheat Forecast Down Slightly In Kansas

Posted: 05/12/2009 - The National Agricultural Statistics Service says a devastating spring freeze that caused huge crop losses in Texas and Oklahoma will result in a national winter wheat harvest that's 20 percent smaller than last year's crop.

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Carbofuran Banned For Food Crops

Posted: 05/11/2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule banning the use of the pesticide carbofuran on food.

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