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  • By Brian Brus The Journal Record
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OKLAHOMA CITY – Andy Wooliver would prefer to not haul his crop of pumpkins from the field by hand this season. Fortunately, he knows a lot of customers are willing to pay to do it themselves.

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Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have requirements that utilities get a certain amount of their electricity from renewable sources. Nine additional states have goals for renewable energy, while a dozen others have no targets. A state-by-state look at renewable energy policies.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has lifted the last remaining quarantines on poultry farms that were infected with a deadly form of bird flu, officials announced Tuesday, marking a milestone in the state's recovery from an outbreak that cost its turkey and egg producers more than 9 million birds.

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  • By Roxana Hegeman Associated Press
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WICHITA - The nation's net farm income is the lowest since 2002, and with another year of low commodity prices, demand for agriculture loans is surging as farmers struggle to make ends meet.

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Sept. 11-20 – Kansas State Fair – Hutchinson.Sept 24 – Beef Stocker Field Day – Manhattan – (785) 532-5427 or www.KSUbeef.orgSept. 29 – Ag Lenders Conference – Garden City – (785) 532-1504 or rvl@ksu.eduSept. 30 – Ag Lenders Conference – Manhattan-- (785) 532-1504 orrvl@ksu.eduOct. 9 – Agron…

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Frequent rains and the resultant soggy field conditions continued to keep producers from planting corn and other crops in some parts of the state, according to Texas A&M Extension Service personnel.

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  • By Bill Draper and John Hanna Associated Press
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Confusion over what types of waterways are covered under the Clean Water Act is driving an Environmental Protection Agency effort to clarify who has jurisdiction over those waters, EPA’s chief told a group of farm interests Thursday in Kansas City.

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OMAHA, Neb. — A backlog of grain shipments across the Great Plains has been reduced but not eliminated, so U.S. regulators are requiring BNSF and Canadian Pacific railroads to provide weekly updates on their efforts to catch up before harvest.

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DENTON, Texas - Natural gas money has been good to this Texas city: It has new parks, a new golf course and miles of grassy soccer fields. The business district is getting a makeover, and the airport is bustling, too.

  • JIM SUHR AP Business Writer
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ST. LOUIS - U.S. corn growers may surpass last year's record production despite lesser acreage devoted to the grain, but corn prices later in the year could edge lower, a federal report forecast Friday well ahead of an unpredictable summer.

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LUBBOCK, Texas - The sky turns pink or brown as the dust clouds billow and swirl on the Southern Plains, leaving those caught outdoors with grit on their teeth and in their eyes, much like the days of the Dust Bowl. But due to the drought conditions that have been a constant presence since …

  • SHARON COHEN AP National Writer
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WATFORD CITY, N.D. - When Brent Sanford graduated high school nearly 25 years ago, his tiny prairie town seemed to be withering away. Storefronts were shuttered, senior classes shrinking, families packing up and moving out. He joined the exodus.

  • JIM SUHR AP Business Writer
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ST. LOUIS - At a time most years when farmers would be in full swing of planting corn, Stanley Blunier and most other growers near his central Illinois farm still hadn't begun the annual ritual on Tuesday because fields simply are too wet or too cold to be receptive to fragile seeds.