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Western Kansas adjusts to shrinking aquifer

Posted: 07/22/2014 - For more than seven decades, farmers and other industries have depended on the Ogallala Aquifer to provide the lifeblood of the western Kansas economy.

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Kansas farm groups not backing Huelskamp

Posted: 07/11/2014 - The Republican congressman from the sprawling 1st Congressional District of western and central Kansas has lost the support of the state's two major farm groups in the GOP primary.

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Rainfall comes too late to help SW Kansas crop

Posted: 07/03/2014 - Farmers in parched southwest Kansas say the unusually high amount of rain that fell last month came too late to help the dryland wheat crop but just in time to delay harvesting of what little of the crop managed to survive.

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3 conservation groups sue over listing of grouse

Posted: 06/17/2014 - Three conservation groups are suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency's designation of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species rather than an endangered one.

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Winter wheat harvest projection lowered

Posted: 06/11/2014 - The latest government snapshot shows the Agriculture Department has revised downward its forecast for the nation's drought-stricken winter wheat crop.

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Kansas oil producer knocks prairie chicken status

Posted: 06/04/2014 - A Wichita oil company executive says the federal government's listing of the lesser prairie chicken as threatened has hampered his firm's operations in western Kansas.

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