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Kansas sets quarantines zones over avian influenza threat

posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:54 PM

Kansas has established quarantine zones in Crawford and Cherokee counties in the wake of a case of avian influenza in neighboring Missouri. Full Story

Study: $18B to Divert Missouri River to Irrigate Farms

posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:58 PM

A new study estimates it would cost $18 billion to reroute water from the Missouri River to help irrigate farms in western Kansas, and another $1 billion each year to operate the system. Full Story

Republicans Yield Big Harvest on Election Day

posted on November 7, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Republicans Yield Big Harvest on Election Day
Election night turned into a “grand ol’ party” Tuesday as Republicans took back the majority in the U.S. Senate and built on their lead in the House. Full Story

Balance of Power in Play on Tuesday

posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Balance of Power in Play on Tuesday
The balance of power in the U.S. Senate is in play next week when 36 of the seats are up for grabs. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to take control of the chamber. Additions could be made in states like Iowa with the retirement of Tom... Full Story

Kansas to Pursue Prairie Chicken Breeding Program

posted on July 11, 2014 at 2:47 PM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas will develop a program for breeding lesser prairie chickens in hopes of getting the federal government to back off its listing of the bird as a threatened species, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Thursday. An Audubon of... Full Story

Kansas residents concerned about pipeline eruption

posted on June 27, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Kansas health officials on Monday were at the site of natural gas pipeline eruption in eastern Kansas, where crops and trees have withered since a dark, oily plume burst from the line while crews were trying to perform maintenance. Full Story

Farmers begin harvest of Oklahoma's smallest wheat crop in more than 50 years

posted on June 20, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Farmers begin harvest of Oklahoma's smallest wheat crop in more than 50 years
The waving wheat is not as sweet this year in Oklahoma. Too little rain and late frigid temperatures stunted what the USDA says is likely the Sooner State’s smallest crop in more than 50 years. Full Story

Wind Power Line Proposal Irks Some Midwest Farmers

posted on March 21, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Many landowners worry the towers and lines will reduce property values, get in the way of farming operations like crop-dusting and irrigation, and even create health risks for those living so close to high-voltage wires. Full Story

Other States Join Missouri's Challenge Of Egg Law

posted on March 7, 2014 at 3:34 PM

California law prohibits the sale of eggs in the state from any hen not raised in compliance with California's animal care standards. Full Story

Landowners File Lawsuit Over Missouri River Floods

posted on March 7, 2014 at 3:29 PM

The lawsuit filed by more than 200 landowners said the Corps has deemphasized flood control while deciding how to manage Missouri River reservoirs as part of an effort to restore habitat for endangered species. Full Story

K-State Agronomist Says Snow Cover Protected Wheat

posted on January 17, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Wheat stalks are most resistant to winter conditions from mid-December to mid-January. Full Story

Drones Give an Elevated Perspective to Agriculture

posted on January 3, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Drones Give an Elevated Perspective to Agriculture
Technological advancements have unleashed amazing inventions in recent years. It’s doubtful any single device has made a bigger impact – or been more widely embraced -- than smartphones. And with minimal modification, the components housed... Full Story

Kansas Farmer sues Monsanto over GMO Wheat discovery

posted on June 7, 2013 at 4:13 PM

A Kansas farmer has sued seed giant Monsanto over last week's discovery of genetically engineered experimental wheat in an 80-acre field in Oregon, claiming the company's gross negligence hurt U.S. growers by driving down wheat prices and... Full Story

Weather Continues To Pound Grain Belt

posted on May 31, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Weather Continues To Pound Grain Belt
Inclement weather systems continue to pound parts of the Midwest and Southern Plains Full Story

New Kansas water program has about 750 enrollees

posted on December 14, 2012 at 5:08 PM

The new program will allow irrigators to use more water during drought years and manage their water rights over five years. Full Story
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