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  • Mark Minton Kansas Agland
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As many as 10,000 acres in Kansas soon will be eligible for a new conservation project intended to enhance and restore state playas, providing critical habitat for migratory birds and improving water quality for neighboring communities and municipalities.

The fifth Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas is in the books but not without ending on some very inspiring and passionate calls to action. The consistent message throughout the two day event was The Long Term Vision for the Future of Water Supply in Kansas recognizes our …

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Millions of gallons of water are being pumped into the Republican River again this year to ensure that Nebraska farms in the area can continue operating while Kansas gets the water to which it is entitled.

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So much water is being pumped from the ground in parched California to compensate for an ongoing drought that the land is literally sinking – as much as a foot a year in one area of the state’s San Joaquin Valley.

PRATT - An instructor and students from the Pratt Community College agriculture program attended and participated in a presentation on the ‘Future of Water in Kansas’ in conjunction with the Governor’s Conference. Agriculture Instructor Bill Hunter was invited to join the presentation and en…

  • By Tim Carpenter The Topeka Capital-Journal
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TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Agriculture expressed interest at an October meeting in elevating financial penalties for people ignoring the state’s mandate to annually report the volume of water pumped from wells or chronically exceeding limits on consumption of the water supply.

WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Natural Resources Conservation Service will invest approximately $21 million in additional Farm Bill dollars to help farmers and ranchers apply science-based solutions to mitigate the short and long term effects of drought.