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  • By CANDICE CHOI AP Food Industry Writer
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NEW YORK - A proposal to curtail the nation's food stamp program would pinch families struggling to pay for groceries and ripple through other areas of the economy, including supermarkets and discounters, as people shuffle their budgets.

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USDA’s Farm Service Agency offers disaster assistance and low-interest loan programs to assist agricultural producers in their recovery efforts following wildfires or other qualifying natural disasters. Available programs and loans include:

  • By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press
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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump unveiled a $1.15 trillion budget on Thursday, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes many domestic programs to finance a significant increase in the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

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TOPEKA - Permitting heavier grain and livestock tractor-trailers on Kansas roads and extending agriculture-related fees came before separate legislative committee hearings Thursday in Topeka.

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized increases in renewable fuel volume requirements across all categories of biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. In a required annual rulemaking, today’s action finalizes the volume requirements and…

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  • By Mary Clarkin The Hutchinson News mclarkin@hutchnews.com
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Congressional candidate Roger Marshall personally visited with approximately 50 Farm Bureau groups at the county level in the Big First. On Friday, the Kansas Farm Bureau endorsed Marshall in the heated Republican primary race.

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MANHATTAN - A U.S. Grains Council (USGC) trade team of high-volume Chinese sorghum buyers was in Kansas this summer as part of a tour aimed at enhancing ties between Chinese sorghum buyers and U.S. suppliers.

MANHATTAN - Kansas wheat farmers should stay vigilant in scouting for wheat disease, especially flag smut, which was detected in Kansas in 2015 for the first time since the 1930s, although it was only found in low levels in a small portion of the wheat crop.

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HAYS – Fort Hay State University has been awarded a grant of more than $700,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop curricula focused on the use of small unmanned aerial systems in precision agriculture, the university announced in February.

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) issued the following statement today in response to the president’s veto of a Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. The rule redefines the ju…

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WASHINGTON – A major pesticide harms honeybees when used on cotton and citrus but not on other big crops like corn, berries and tobacco, the Environmental Protection Agency found.

Foreign investors who buy, sell or hold a direct or indirect interest in agricultural lands in the United States are required under the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act to report their holdings and transactions to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, advised Aaron Fall, county ex…

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  • By Jonathan Shorman The Topeka Capital-Journal
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TOPEKA − Kansas’ rural-urban divide shows no signs of abating, economists and advocates said this past week — drawing attention to the economic stress placed on the state’s least-populated areas.

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TOPEKA – Hodgeman County has won the 2015 Kansas Public Improvement Award for counties in the 10,000-and-under population category from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Kansas. The county won for the Hodgeman County FAS Bridge No. 7 project.

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways just hours before it was set to go into effect.

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On his agriculture industry tour across central and southwest Kansas this week, Gov. Sam Brownback said he saw a promising, growing economy.