• By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press
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OMAHA, Neb. — After four years of growing and selling produce in the heart of Omaha, Ali Clark has become expert at yanking out her black raspberry bushes and replanting them at another site.

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  • By Roxana Hegeman Associated Press
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WICHITA – Weather extremes have reignited farmers’ interest in planting cover crops, a traditional farming practice that is gaining renewed popularity in Kansas and other states as a way to help combat climate change and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to it.

The Kansas economy relies on water and for more than a generation, experts have warned that western Kansas' economic resource is vanishing. With Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback putting a focus on the state's dwindling water supply, we continue to delve into the issues surrounding the declining Ogallala Aquifer and how it affects Kansas.

The Kansas Department of Agriculture is considering increasing fines for people ignoring the state’s mandate to report annually the volume of water they pump from wells or for exceeding limits on water use.

Dead Towns

Kansas has more than 6,000 dead towns. Here are a few of them I traveled to as a Hutchinson News journalist.