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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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2009 3i Show Off To Good Start

Updated: 05/06/2009 - As the economy continues to cause businesses to suffer, the farm and agriculture industry seems to be doing better than expected. But the economy is having little effect on this year’s 3i show.

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EPA: Ethanol Crops Displace Climate-Friendly Ones

Posted: 05/05/2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency says that corn ethanol — as made today — wouldn't meet a congressional requirement that ethanol produce 20% less greenhouse gas than gasoline.

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No Swine Operations Quarantined In Kansas Due To Flu

Posted: 04/29/2009 - The State Emergency Operations Center in Topeka received information today indicating there are rumors regarding swine operations under quarantine in Kansas due to the H1N1 flu virus.

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Egypt Slaughtering All Pigs To Stop Swine Flu

Posted: 04/29/2009 - The Egyptian government says it has begun slaughtering all pigs in the country as a precautionary measure against the possible spread of swine flu.

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Farmers Worry 'Swine Flu' Nickname May Sink Profit

Posted: 04/28/2009 - Hog prices are falling as financial markets worry that people will have second thoughts about buying pork, even though the deadly strain may not come entirely from pigs and can't be spread by eating pork.

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Rule Limiting Enangered Species Protections Revoked

Posted: 04/28/2009 - The Obama administration will again require federal agencies to consult with the government's wildlife experts before taking any actions that could impact threatened or endangered species.

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