Jeff County Farm Fields Cleared

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA - The Kansas Agriculture Department has lifted embargoes in two more counties after test results showed no detectible traces of a toxic fungicide applied too close to harvest.

Thursday's test results clear affected farms in Jefferson and
Ellis counties. Testing continues on samples from farms in nine other northwest Kansas counties. Still embargoed pending those results are fields in Decatur, Gove, Logan, Phillips, Rawlins, Sheridan, Sherman,
Thomas and Trego counties.

The department says farmers in 18 counties improperly sprayed
with the fungicide Quilt, which requires a 45-day waiting period
between application and harvest. The embargo was lifted Wednesday
on fields in seven south-central counties.


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