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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, dealing a quick blow to Barack Obama's legacy as the new chief executive began fulfilling campaign promises in his first full week in office.

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MANHATTAN - The Kansas Department of Agriculture, K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will host a regional workshop in Olathe on Feb. 10 to assist farmers-market vendors and managers. It's the second of four regional workshops being hosted by KD…

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MANHATTAN – To update and inform dairy producers and allied industry on findings from research projects relevant to the dairy industry, Kansas State University will host the 2017 Kansas Dairy Days in Seneca on Jan. 31 and Whiteside on Feb. 2.

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MANHATTAN – The Kansas Department of Agriculture, in partnership with K-State Research and Extension, the Kaw Valley Mycological Society and the University of Kansas, is offering a session to help people earn the necessary approval to sell wild morel mushrooms.

National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) CEO Chandler Goule will address farmers during the annual Kansas Commodity Classic on Feb. 8. The Commodity Classic is the annual convention of the Kansas Corn, Wheat and Grain Sorghum Associations, and will take place at the Four Points by Sherat…

MANHATTAN - The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host an Agribusiness Development Workshop from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 2, in the Valu Net Fiber Smart room of the Trusler Business Center, 719 Commercial Street in Emporia. This workshop will provide Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribus…

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MANHATTAN – The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals to participate in an agricultural trade mission to Mexico. This mission will send Kansans who have an interest in exporting corn, distillers grains and ethanol to Mexico in an effort to increase market opportunities for …

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COLBY – Agricultural producers, consultants and experts will gather for the 14th annual Cover Your Acres Winter Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Gateway Civic Center in Oberlin. The conference is a joint venture between K-State Research and Extension and the Northwest Kansas Crop R…

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WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack invited potential conservation partners, including private industry, non-government organizations, Indian tribes, state and local governments, water districts, and universities to submit project applications for federal funding through the Regio…

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MANHATTAN – The Kansas Department of Agriculture, K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will host four regional workshops in February to assist farmers market vendors and managers.

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“Growing Under Cover: A Kansas Grower’s Guide” is available from the Kansas Rural Center to help specialty crop growers in Kansas. The guide was written by Tom Buller, KRC specialty crop projects program director; Cary Rivard, Kansas State University Fruit and Vegetable Extension specialist;…

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MANHATTAN – With the new year, beef producers are eager for the 2017 calf crop. In anticipation of calving season, the Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry and K-State Research and Extension are planning a series of calving schools in January.

TOPEKA – USDA Rural Development Single Family Housing Director, Kent Colwell, recognized this year’s top five Guaranteed Rural Housing (GRH) Loan Program lenders in the state. The top five GRH lenders processed nearly 40 percent of the total loans in Kansas, and for the third year in a row L…

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MANHATTAN - The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host six regional agribusiness development workshops in early 2017. Mark these dates on your calendar, as the workshops will provide Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses with resources, current business development opportunities, a…

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The federal government will spend nearly a quarter-billion dollars to finance several dozen projects aimed at easing the effects of drought in the western U.S. and restoring watersheds that provide drinking water to communities around the nation, officials announced Wednesday.