Kansas's Prairie Fires Questioned Environment officials are raising questions about the time-honored practice of pasture burning in eastern Kansas. Ranchers burn hundreds of thousands of acres every spring to help replenish pastures for grazing. But federal and state officials say prairie fires are adversely affecting air quality in the Kansas City area. NPR's Greg Allen reports.
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Kansas's Prairie Fires Questioned

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Kansas's Prairie Fires Questioned

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Environment officials are raising questions about the time-honored practice of pasture burning in eastern Kansas. Ranchers burn hundreds of thousands of acres every spring to help replenish pastures for grazing. But federal and state officials say prairie fires are adversely affecting air quality in the Kansas City area. NPR's Greg Allen reports.