Kan. governor rescinds drought declaration

TOPEKA, Kan. In one of his final actions as Kansas governor, Jeff Colyer Tuesday rescinded the drought declaration he signed in September.

The change comes following months of more-than-expected moisture helped much of the state gradually shed its "drought" status.

Moisture conditions have improved such that no portion of the state remains under any level of drought conditions," Colyer says. "Kansas farmers and ranchers will enter the 2019 planting season with adequate moisture."