Kansas farmers and ranchers got a little break Monday when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed to extend the start of new protections of the lesser prairie chicken.
The agency agreed to delay the start date for its new rule by 60 days, from Jan. 24 until March 27.
The extension will allow the service to finalize conservation tools and guidance to avoid confusion and disruption for landowners and industries within the lesser prairie chicken’s five-state range.
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