Environment Articles

The latest articles related to the environment from Kansas Farm Bureau.




Petitions to Protect the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Move to Next Review Phase


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is back to attempt to list the lesser prairie-chicken

No-Till Winter Conference


The 2017 No-Till Winter Conference is set for Jan. 24-25. Early bird price discounts are available until Nov. 30. Don't miss this 21st annual event.



EPA draft report could create a de facto ban on atrazine. Comments by members are needed.

Appropriations Committee adopts Yoder amendment on LPC


Amendment prevents listing of Lesser Prairie Chicken as “threatened” or “endangered.”

KDA makes Quivira water right available, extends review period


The Kansas Department of Agriculture has made available online the water right file for Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.

Natural Resources Award


The Kansas Farm Bureau Natural Resources Award program honors members using time-honored and cutting edge conservation practices to protect and improve our state’s natural resources. Winners will be chosen by their peers serving on the KFB Environmental and Natural Resources Committee.

KFB/KDA submit comments on EPA Pesticide Certification


President Rich Felts submitted comments on behalf of KFB to EPA on pesticide certification. KDA recently released its comments.

Revised guidelines for EPA’s SPCC program


The Environmental Protection Agency’s Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Program. There have been some important revisions in 2015 to the SPCC program.

Schmidt asks Supreme Court to review EPA runoff rule


Kansas AG Derek Schmidt asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court decision regarding EPA's efforts to dictate runoff.

New EPA rule would change pesticide application certification


On August 24th, EPA published in the Federal Register, a Proposed Rule making changes to the certification rules and process for applicators of restricted use pesticides.The proposed changes will impact both commercial and the 14,000 plus private applicators in Kansas.