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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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Kansas Wildlife Officials Use New Tool To Test Kaw

Posted: 11/26/2008 - The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has been conducting a fish study on the Kansas River for what will eventually serve as an early-warning of whether water quality in the Kaw is declining.

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Feds Heading To Deregulate Corn For Ethanol Use

Updated: 11/25/2008 - The Agriculture Department is moving to make it easier to grow genetically engineered corn for ethanol production, despite fears among safety advocates that some might end up in human food.

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Deer Endanger Suburban Kansas City Park

Posted: 11/25/2008 - The deer population is so dense in one suburban Kansas City park that it could pose a threat to other wildlife, the ecosystem and the health of people who visit the park.

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