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USDA Extends Emergency CRP Grazing for Fire Stricken Ranchers

Grass FireUS Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, applauded the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) action Tuesday to approve grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands to aid ranchers devastated by ongoing wildfires started March 6 in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

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Kansas Farmers Plan to Plant More Soybeans, Corn This Spring

Planting WheatA government report shows Kansas growers are planning to plant more soybeans and corn this spring.

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Russell County Burn Ban Lifted Monday

Burn Ban LiftedThe burn ban placed on Russell County March 10 was lifted Monday by the Russell County Commissioners.

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Krauss, Ney Serve as Senate Pages

Senate Pages 3-21-17Katherine Krauss and Shelby Ney, both of Russell, served as pages in the State Senate on March 21.

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2017 Volunteers, Emergency Workers of the Year Announced

2017 Volunteers of the YearRussell/Ellsworth County Emergency Management and the Russell 911 Communications Advisory Board announced the 2017 Volunteers and Emergency Workers of the Year Tuesday evening during the National Weather Service Storm Fury on the Plains Spotter Training Meeting at the Dream Theater in Russell.

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New Season of Real Ag Begins April 6 on SHPTV

Real AgThe sixth season of Smoky Hills Public Television's Real Ag begins Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 PM.

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High School Students to Participate in Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign

Distracted DrivingHigh school students across Kansas, including in Russell, will focus on distracted driving prevention during the month of April in conjunction with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

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