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Fire at Phillips Co. Confinement kills 9,000 pigs

Fire at Phillips Co. Confinement kills 9,000 pigs By Craig Volland, Agriculture Committee Chair On June 6, 2017, a fire killed 9,000 pigs at the Husky Hogs breeding operation in Phillips County, Kansas. This incident even made national news. Far from an isolated event, these tragic co
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Finding the Best Food at Farmers’ Markets

Finding the Best Food at Farmers’ Markets By Craig Volland, Ag Committee Chair Introduction. This is the first of a continuing series on Healthy Food and Farms, a new campaign of the Kansas Chapter. The Sierra Club recently issued our national policy on Food and Agriculture: http://ww
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Kansas Monarch Summit 2017: Strange Bedfellows / Common Goals

Kansas Monarch Summit 2017: Strange Bedfellows/Common Goals By Elaine Giessel, Conservation Chair, Kansas Chapter Recently, Sierra magazine online published a summary piece on the monarch crisis: http://sierraclub.org/sierra/massive-milkweed-restoration-could-help-save-monarch-butterf
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Easy Steps to Personally Fight Global Warming

The Kansas Chapter’s No Sweat Action Guide to Stop Global Warming (<– click here for a downloadable PDF) has been updated to reflect the declining cost of LED lights. While installing LED lights is quick and easy, the Guide also describes how you can take simple steps to “ope
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