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Kansas AG Defends Not Releasing Tobacco Funds Report

Posted: 05/10/2013 - Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office still is determining whether it can release an accounting firm's report on revisions to a 1998 legal settlement between states and tobacco companies.

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Report: US Winter Wheat Production Forecast Down

Posted: 05/10/2013 - The Agriculture Department has forecast U.S. farmers will harvest a far smaller winter wheat crop this season than a year ago, particularly for the hard red varieties used to bake bread.

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Ag. Department Move Presents Dilemma For Workers

Posted: 04/29/2013 - More than 100 state employees are facing the dilemma of whether to move, commute more than 50 miles or retire when the Kansas Department of Agriculture moves from Topeka to Manhattan.

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Kansas Hosting Webinar On Prairie Chicken

Posted: 04/24/2013 - Kansas officials will hold an online meeting on the possibility of the lesser prairie chicken being granted federal protection.

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EPA Again Questions Keystone XL Pipeline

Posted: 04/23/2013 - The Environmental Protection Agency again is raising objections to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from western Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast.

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Drought Eases In Midwest

Posted: 04/18/2013 - Soaking rain across much of the nation's midsection has helped further alleviate drought in the crop growing states of Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Report: Corn Planting Underway, More Rain Needed

Posted: 04/16/2013 - The latest crop update from the Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service shows improving topsoil moisture conditions for areas that have received significant rain or snow.

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DWR Says Employees Getting Threatened

Posted: 04/15/2013 - The Kansas Division of Water Resources wants help from local authorities in cracking down on threats to state water employees who check on water use violations.

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Drought Eases In Farm Belt, But Not Over Yet

Posted: 04/12/2013 - The latest drought monitor released Thursday shows snowmelt and rain replenished ground moisture in parts of eastern Iowa, northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

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