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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

Drought Holds Its Grip As Growers Pivot To Wheat

posted on October 26, 2012 at 12:45 PM

USDA in its weekly crop report says that while 81 percent of the crop had been planted, only half of it has broken through the soil to show signs of life. Full Story

Brothers Show How They Grow It In Kansas

posted on August 31, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Brothers Show How They Grow It In Kansas
The Kansas prairie is well known for its fields of wheat, soybeans and irrigation rigs. Tucked into the central part of the sunflower state near Assaria, is a farmstead known around the world. Well, the world-wide web, that is. Full Story

Great Drought Forces Cattle Sell-off

posted on August 3, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Great Drought Forces Cattle Sell-off
The Great Drought of 2012 tightened its grip on America this week as more than half of the continental United States have been declared disaster areas by USDA, mainly due to drought and excessive heat. Full Story

Legislation Left Undone As Congress Takes Off

posted on August 3, 2012 at 2:56 PM

By The Associated Press Major bills that Congress has left unfinished as it prepares to leave at the end of the week for its August recess: FARM AND FOOD PROGRAMS: The Senate in June and the House Agriculture Committee in July passed similar... Full Story
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