Kansas Lifts Wheat Embargo, Tests Show Grain Safe

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Regulators have lifted an embargo on wheat from 20 fields and three grain elevators in seven south-central Kansas counties.

Test results showed no detectible traces of a toxic fungicide applied too close to harvest.

But a separate later embargo remained in place on wheat from 11 northern-Kansas counties, pending test results from those fields.

Regulators were concerned about preventing potentially toxic wheat from those fields from reaching elevators and possibly contaminating the rest of the state's winter wheat crop.

Wheat prices surged today, a day after the news broke that Kansas had embargoed some winter wheat and more rain hit the flood-ravaged Midwest.

(By AP Writer Roxana Hegeman)

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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