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  • COLBY, Kansas, May 5- Colorado's 2015 winter wheat crop should yield 38.0 bushels per acre, an official with the Colorado Wheat Research Foundation, an industry group, said on Tuesday. Joe Westhoff of the Colorado Wheat Research Foundation forecast Colorado wheat production at 89.3 million bushels, based on harvested acreage of 2.35 million acres.

  • May 5- Ride-hailing service Uber on Tuesday said it ceased operations in Kansas after the state legislature decided to override Governor Sam Brownback's veto of a bill that will impose stricter regulations on ride-hailing services. The Kansas Senate on Tuesday voted 96-25 to override Brownback's veto of the Kansas Transportation Network Company...

  • COLBY, Kansas, May 5- Crop scouts on the first day of an annual three-day tour of Kansas projected an average yield for hard red winter wheat in the northern portion of the state at 34.3 bushels per acre, down from 34.7 bushels a year ago. Scouts on the tour, organized by the Wheat Quality Council, sampled 284 fields on Tuesday between Manhattan and Colby, Kansas.

  • CROP TOUR PROJECTS NORTHERN KANSAS WHEAT YIELD AT 34.3 BU/ACRE, DOWN FROM 34.7 IN 2014, FIVE-YEAR TOUR AVERAGE OF 42.5.

  • LINCOLN, Neb.— An effort to attract more wind farms to Nebraska failed on Tuesday after senators derailed a bill that would have provided $75 million in production tax credits for renewable energy. Currently, companies that participate in the state's community-based energy development program have to spend at least 25 percent of their total investment on...

  • TOPEKA, Kan.— Ride-hailing company Uber said Tuesday that it is pulling out of Kansas after the Republican-dominated Legislature overruled GOP Gov. Uber entered Kansas in 2014 and had grown its pool of subcontracted drivers to 700, primarily operating in Wichita and Kansas City. Shortly after the Senate vote, the Uber app displayed a message to Kansas riders...

  • *Wheat nears 5- year low after Egypt bypasses U.S. supplies. Poor export demand for U.S. supplies and strong yield projections from early results of a crop tour through Kansas also pressured the market. Egypt on Tuesday said it bought Russian and Romanian wheat in its latest deal that totaled 120,000 tonnes, again bypassing U.S. offerings.

  • TOPEKA, Kan.— Kansas homeowners would pay higher property taxes under a proposal that a state Senate committee endorsed Tuesday, as the Republican-dominated Legislature began work on raising new revenues to close a projected budget shortfall. The Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee approved proposals to raise about $50 million for the fiscal year...

  • *Wheat nears 5- year low after Egypt bypasses U.S. supplies. Corn futures also sank, with the most active July contract hitting its lowest in seven months following a government report that showed U.S. farmers were ahead of schedule in their planting. Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat for July delivery was down 11 cents at $4.61-3/ 4 a bushel at 11:18 a.m....

  • But the Overland Park, Kansas, company lost $224 million, or 6 cents per share, for the period ended March 31. The per-share loss was 3 cents greater than analysts had projected, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research. Revenue at the wireless carrier— in which Japan's Softbank holds a majority stake— declined to $8.28 billion from $8.88 billion and was...

  • Seedings in the top corn state of Iowa jumped 54 points last week, rose 38 points in Illinois and 45 points in Minnesota. "Over one-half of Iowa's corn acreage was planted last week, the largest percentage planted during this week in over 20 years," the Iowa crop report said. "Farmers in central Iowa led the way with 80 percent of their corn crop planted."

  • NIC misses 1Q profit forecasts Monday, 4 May 2015 | 4:24 PM ET

    OLATHE, Kan. _ NIC Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $8.9 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 15 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • KANSAS CITY, Kan., May 4- General Motors Co's chief executive said on Monday she is confident the company will convince investors of the value of holding on to GM's stock, which has dropped nearly 9 percent since mid-March despite a $5 billion share buyback plan. The company makes its profit in North America and in China, where margins are likely to be squeezed.

  • KANSAS CITY, Kansas, May 4- General Motors Co chief executive said the company will be able to convince investors about the value of the automaker's stock over time. "This is a business that is not made on a quarter by quarter basis," CEO Mary Barra told reporters at a roundtable interview at GM's assembly plant in Kansas City, Kansas. Barra said that she has not met with...

  • KANSAS CITY, Kan.— General Motors will invest $174 million in its Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kansas, to pay for new equipment and technology to produce the 2016 Malibu, company officials announced Monday. CEO Mary Barra and GM North America and Global Chevrolet President Alan Batey were at the plant Monday to announce the investment and celebrate as the company...

  • WICHITA, Kan.— Farmers and other agriculture industry leaders will fan out across Kansas in the coming days to examine the extent of damage to winter wheat from drought, disease and winterkill. Reports of a heavy infestation of the disease have surfaced in southeast Kansas near Altamont and more moderate cases have also surfaced in Labette around Labette...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— It's been five months since the H5N2 bird flu virus was discovered in the United States, and producers have lost 21 million birds in the Midwest alone. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies are puzzled by the H5N2 virus' spread— even amid heightened biosecurity...

  • CHICAGO, April 30- The highly pathogenic H5 avian flu turned up in initial tests at five more farms in Iowa, including a commercial egg operation housing up to 5.5 million birds, Iowa's agriculture department said on Thursday. The egg farm's owner, Rembrandt Foods, one of the top U.S. egg producers, confirmed the outbreak but disputed the number of birds affected.

  • CHICAGO, April 30- The highly pathogenic H5 avian flu turned up in initial tests at five more farms in Iowa, including a commercial egg operation housing up to 5.5 million birds, Iowa's agriculture department said on Thursday. Avian flu was "probable" at four other commercial farms in Buena Vista, Sioux and Clay counties, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land...

  • YRC reports 1Q loss Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 5:54 PM ET

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. _ YRC Worldwide Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $21.6 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 49 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.