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Land Purchase To Help Rare Grouse

Posted: 01/16/2009 - A rare grouse found in Kansas and a few other states is getting some extra help in southeastern New Mexico.

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Agriculture Secretary Pick To Push Food For Poor

Posted: 01/14/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama's pick for secretary of agriculture says that if he is confirmed he will work to boost the economies of farm communities, promote nutritious foods and help poor families put meals on the table.

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Contagious Disease Hits Kansas Horses

Posted: 01/08/2009 - At least six mares in south-central Kansas are part of a growing number of horses in 28 states exposed to a contagious equine disease.

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Shelters See Surge In Abandoned Horses

Posted: 12/29/2008 - Rescue groups in Kansas say they're seeing a surge in the number of horses being abandoned, especially older horses, because their owners can't or won't take care of them.

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Vilsack Selected As Ag Secretary

Posted: 12/17/2008 - Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack is President-elect Barack Obama's choice to be agriculture secretary.

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Study: Global Warming Could Boost Crop Pests

Posted: 12/17/2008 - New research suggests the milder winters and longer growing seasons predicted under global warming forecasts could boost populations of crop-munching insects in corn country.

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Bald Eagle Found Dead, Talons Missing

Posted: 12/16/2008 - Federal investigators are looking into the death of a bald eagle that was found Dec. 7 in a Lane County ditch with its talons missing.

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Rare Bird Moves Up On ESA Candidates List

Posted: 12/11/2008 - The status of a bird found in Kansas, New Mexico and three other states has become more dire due to loss of its native prairie habitat.

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FSA Emergency Loans Available For Sherman County

Posted: 12/10/2008 - The Kansas USDA Farm Service Agency announced Wednesday that FSA is making emergency loans available to help qualified producers recover from production and physical losses due to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.

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Stenholm: USDA Remakes Needs Food Safety Focus

Posted: 12/05/2008 - A former Texas congressman tells the Kansas Livestock Association that the Agriculture Department needs to be restructured to better oversee food safety.

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Analyst: Recession Slashes Consumer Meat Demand

Posted: 12/04/2008 - A cattle industry analyst says the current recession means the nation's livestock industry is going to see its biggest per capita decline for beef, pork and poultry since 1982.

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Agency To Study Status Of Black-Tailed Prairie Dog

Posted: 12/02/2008 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it will conduct a review to determine whether the black-tailed prairie dog should be classified as a threatened or endangered species.

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