Kansas Farm Bureau, the state’s largest agriculture organization, welcomes this week’s decision by a U.S. District Court judge dismissing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s listing of the lesser prairie chicken as a “threatened” species.
“This decision is a clear step in the right direction,” said Kansas Farm Bureau President Rich Felts. “But our guard is not down. This decision was made in one jurisdiction that does not include Kansas. We want to make sure this decision holds through a possible appeal, and will include the entire historic range of the species.”