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Top Of The Morning News: Monday, March 5th, 2012

Beef Prices Likely To Remain High, Kansas Lobbies For More Military Troops & more: A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

Beef Prices Likely To Remain High

Maybe you’ve noticed that the price of beef is going up, rather dramatically. Thanks, in part, to drought in Texas and increased European demand, don’t look for relief from any time soon.  Read more from Harvest Public Media here.

Kansas Lobbies For More Military Troops

With U.S. troops returning from Iraq and scheduled to return from Afghanistan, Gov. Sam Brownback says state officials will be lobbying to have more troops stationed in Kansas.  Find out more about the economic impact of military bases in Kansas here.

Missouri Relaxes Tree Disposal Rules

Rules for disposing of fallen trees, limbs and other vegetative waste have been relaxed in tornado-damaged areas of Missouri. From now through March 15th, Missouri residents affected by the Leap Day storms can burn vegetative waste on their properties, as long as it’s done 200 yards away from the nearest occupied structure.  Learn more here.

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