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2008 Session - January through May

The State Library of Kansas' Legislative Reference Section maintains a collection of clipped newspaper articles on topics relating to subjects pertinent to issues in Kansas state government. Below is a listing of clipped articles taken from several different newspapers relating to AGRICULTURE, January through May, 2008.

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The Clippings List is generally arranged chronologically through the year.

Each article cited contains the following information:

Author of article (if any is present)
Title of Article
Newspaper title and date of issue

ARTICLES ON AGRICULTURE, January through May, 2008

Roxana Hegeman
Wheat plannings down
Lawrence Journal World, 1/12/2008

Roxana Hegeman
Acres of winter wheat planted in Kansas slides to 9.9 million
Hutchinson News, 1/12/2008 [Newsbank article]

Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Carbon program open to Kansas farmers
Wichita Eagle, 1/17/2008 [Newsbank article]

Emily Behlmann
GCCC set to expand animal, food science
Garden City Telegram, 1/18/2008

Mike Corn
Ag secretary: Ethanol plants a good thing
Hays Daily News, 1/10/2008 [Newsbank article]

Adam Vogler
Energy efficiency funding available for businesses
Chanute Tribune, 1/25/2008 [Newsbank article]

Bobbi Mlynar
Kansas cattle facts
Emporia Gazette, 1/29/2008

John Faber
Commodity changes could be on the way
Hays Daily News, 1/27/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Schlageck
The road to revitalization
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/3/2008

Carla Nemecek
State mandates fencing
Iola Register, 2/4/2008

Associated Press
Legislators tout plan for rural development group
Hays Daily News, 2/5/2008

Eric Swanson
Lawmakers, Farm Bureau propose rural development commission
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/9/2008

Associated Press
Unusual barn added to historic
Manhattan Mercury, 2/8-9/2008

John Schlageck
These are farmers, not truckers
Hays Daily News, 2/10/2008

Roxana Hegeman
Volatile market squeezing grain elevators
Hutchinson News, 2/13/2008 [Newsbank article]

Roxana Hegeman
Volatile commodities market squeezing elevators
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/13/2008

John Schlageck
Farmers, not truckers
Chanute Tribune, 2/14/2008

Roxana Hegeman
Volatile market squeezing elevators
Kansas City Kansan, 2/14/2008

Special to the Daily Union
Farmers hurt by new grain rules Moran works with groups to find solution
Johnson County Sun, 2/15/2008

Farmers, not truckers
Emporia Gazette, 1/16-17/2008

Lou Ann Thomas
Taking over the family business
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/17/2008

Amy Bickel
Fearing a tough haul
Hutchinson News, 2/20/2008 [Newsbank article]

Amy Bickel
KCC: Rules don't apply to farmers' deliveries
Hutchinson News, 2/21/2008 [Newsbank article]

Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Despite lower yields, crop value increases over 2006
Wichita Eagle, 2/22/2008 [Newsbank article]

Fast backtrack [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/22/2008 [Newsbank article]

Amy Bickel
Grain industry fear rises alongside elevator's debt load
Hutchinson News, 2/23/2008

Associated Press
Energy boom, crop prices raising value of rural land
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/26/2008

Amy Bickel
Stricter enforcement of law could be problem for farmers
Hays Daily News, 2/20/2008

Special to The Daily Union
Cattleman attends KLA young stockmen's academy
Junction City Daily Union, 2/26/2008

Amy Bickel
Elevator's financial woes raise concerns
Garden City Telegram, 2/26/2008

James Carlson
Critics say dairy labels a confusing cash cow
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/27/2008

J-W Editorial
Farmland focus [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/28/2008

Sarah Kessinger
Inclined to head off rural decline
Hutchinson News, 2/29/2008 [Newsbank article]

Sarah Kessinger
Senate advances bill on rural development
Chanute Tribune, 2/29/2008 [Newsbank article]

Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Grain prices no windfall for farmers
Wichita Eagle, 3/2/2008 [Newsbank article]

Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Milk labeling hardly a threat [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2008

Hormone-free debate
Hutchinson News, 3/2/2008 [Newsbank article]

Mark Fagan
Crop prices rise in development downturn
Lawrence Journal World, 3/2/2008

Scott Rothschild
Milk bottle battle emerges
Lawrence Journal World, 3/3/2008

Amy Bickel
Farmers' pay still in doubt in grain case
Hutchinson News, 3/4/2008 [Newsbank article]

The News Staff
Owners of beef plants negotiating deal to sell
Hutchinson News, 3/5/2008 [Newsbank article]

The News Staff
Milk-labeling bill dead, at least until next year
Hutchinson News, 3/6/2008 [Newsbank article]

Amy Bickel
Lucrative grain prices a boon for farmers
Hutchinson News, 3/7/2008 [Newsbank article]

Roxana Hegeman
Record-high grain prices bolstering rural economy
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/7/2008

Jan Biles
Cramped for space
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/9/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
High grain prices creating obstacles for biodiesel industry
Hutchinson News, 3/10/2008 [Newsbank article]

Jim McLean
Not all favor changes in inspections
Salina Journal, 3/10/2008

Mike Corn
New virus striking wheat plants; threat level unknown
Hutchinson News, 3/11/2008 [Newsbank article]

Tom Thornton
Manhattan is ideally suited for NBAF
Manhattan Mercury, 3/11/2008

Amy Bickel
Grain prices alter 'game' in a big way
Hutchinson News, 3/15/2008 [Newsbank article]

Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Everything farm-related costs more
Wichita Eagle, 3/16/2008 [Newsbank article]

Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Grassland conservation a priority for state ranchers
Wichita Eagle, 3/16/2008 [Newsbank article]

Government spending [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 3/17/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Schlageck
Do it right insight
Emporia Gazette, 3/15-16/2008

Amy Bickel
Farmers' pay in doubt in case of Sunbelt Grain
Salina Journal, 3/17/2008

Today proclaimed Kansas Agriculture Day
Chanute Tribune, 3/20/2008 [Newsbank article]

Mark Parkinson
Investments worth making
Chanute Tribune, 3/20/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Landowners want money for old rail lines
Hutchinson News, 3/21/2008 [Newsbank article]

Amy Bickel
Small farms in danger of losing federal funds
Hutchinson News, 3/22/2008 [Newsbank article]

Amy Bickel
Men honored with induction into co-op hall
Hutchinson News, 3/23/2008 [Newsbank article]

Chad Lawhorn
City cool to firm's offer on Farmland
Lawrence Journal World, 3/25/2008

Scott Rothschild
Sebelius approves bonds for NBAF
Lawrence Journal World, 3/29/2008

Virus affecting wheat officially recognized
Hutchinson News, 3/30/2008 [Newsbank article]

Amy Bickel
Sunbelt's difficulties came amid market flux
Hutchinson News, 3/30/2008 [Newsbank article]

Amy Bickel
A bitter harvest
Hutchinson News, 3/30/2008 [Newsbank article]

Mike Belt
County residents have hot idea for new type of biofuel-hay
Lawrence Journal World, 3/31/2008

Roxana Hegeman
Farmers to plant more soybeans
Lawrence Journal World, 4/1/2008

Associated Press
Lawmakers consider banning dairies from calling milk hormone-free
Chanute Tribune, 3/26/2008 [Newsbank article]

Ron Wilson
A good year for Kansans in ag
Manhattan Mercury, 3/30/2008

Roxana Hegeman
Report says farmer choosing soybeans
Hutchinson News, 4/1/2008 [Newsbank article]

Alliance for sound energy policy
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/3/2008

Amy Bickel
Break from drought in '07 short-lived leaving little hope for this year's wheat
Hutchinson News, 4/4/2008 [Newsbank article]

Amy Bickel
Abundant harvest expands all wallets
Hutchinson News, 4/14/2008 [Newsbank article]

James Carlson
Milk labeling measure debated
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/15/2008

Christine Metz
City's waste not wasted
Lawrence Journal World, 4/15/2008

Associated Press
Producers dispute milk label changes
Wichita Eagle, 4/16/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Producers clash on milk-label proposals
Hutchinson News, 4/16/2008 [Newsbank article]

Amy Bickel
Long grain elevator a wonder to hold
Hutchinson News, 4/17/2008 [Newsbank article]

Mark Parkinson
The new harvest
Chanute Tribune, 4/17/2008 [Newsbank article]

Amy Bickel
A lot more grain, a lot less water--Farmers say increased corn production stressing already-depleting aquifer
Hutchinson News, 4/27/2008 [Newsbank article]

Milk labeling leave it alone [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/28/2008

Wheat woes [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 4/29/2008

Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Farm bill critics object to 'raw deal'
Wichita Eagle, 4/30/2008 [Newsbank article]

Sam Hananel
Farm bill deal could cut programs
Hutchinson News, 4/29/2008 [Newsbank article]

Amy Bickel
Some say bill has lost 'farm' aims
Hutchinson News, 4/30/2008 [Newsbank article]

Amy Bickel
Kernels of prevention
Hutchinson News, 5/1/2008 [Newsbank article]

Frederic J. Frommer
Dodge beef plant among alleged violators
Hutchinson News, 5/1/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Copper, diesel thefts plague farmers
Wichita Eagle, 5/4/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Irrigation systems targeted for copper
Lawrence Journal World, 5/3/2008

Adrian Polansky
Labels will be clear
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/8/2008

Michael Hooper
Experts assess Kansas wheat
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/8/2008

Roxana Hegeman
Tour finds wheat crop thriving in central Kan.
Hutchinson News, 5/8/2008 [Newsbank article]

Steve Baccus
Colombian trade deal would help Kansas farmers
Kansas City Star, 5/9/2008 [Newsbank article]

Amy Bickel
State effort targets animal-borne ailments
Hutchinson News, 5/9/2008 [Newsbank article]

Roxana Hegeman
Report: Kansas farm income up in 2007
Hutchinson News, 5/10/2008 [Newsbank article]

Michael Hooper
Wet weather dampens Kansas corn planting
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/10/2008

Roxana Hegeman
Report: State farm income doubled in '07
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/10/2008

Sam Hananel
Roberts, Brownback support farm bill
Lawrence Journal World, 5/16/2008

Program seeks to have livestock
Garden City Telegram, 5/9/2008

Mark Scott
Kansas Animal Health Dept. pushes for farms ID program
Manhattan Mercury, 5/13/2008 [Newsbank article]

Sam Hananel
Kan. Lawmakers split on farm bill
Hutchinson News, 5/15/2008 [Newsbank article]

Michael Doyle
House passes farm bill by large margin
Wichita Eagle, 5/15/2008 [Newsbank article]

Sam Hananel
Kansas lawmakers split on farm bill
Lawrence Journal World, 5/15/2008

Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Harvest and planting Kansas' bounty [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/15/2008

Jan Biles
Shortcomings seen in $290 billion farm bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/16/2008

Sam Hananel
Both Kansas senators vote for farm bill
Hutchinson News, 5/16/2008 [Newsbank article]

Sarah Kessinger
Rancher can trust his land is protected
Hutchinson News, 5/18/2008 [Newsbank article]

Easing turf issues [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/22/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Schlageck
Consumer confidence
Emporia Gazette, 5/31/6-1/2008