Written by Bill Harmon /Farm Service Agency Wednesday, 31 October 2007 12:47The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency has computed about $4 billion in final 2007 direct payments that can be issued to producers with base acres enrolled in the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program.
USDA also will distribute about $1.8 billion in Conservation Reserve Program rental payments to participants across the country for fiscal year 2008, which began Oct. 1.
To receive direct payments, producers with base acres must be enrolled in the DCP for an eligible...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 31 October 2007 12:46
Casa Azteca, previously located in Tampa, closed Oct. 28 and will reopen Thursday, Nov. 1, in the former Country Lakes Cafe building located on Main Street.
Owner and operator Hector Cardenas will serve a Mexican and American menu.
Casa Azteca’s hours will be 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Monday, and will be closed Tuesdays.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 31 October 2007 12:45South Cottonwood Club
This month’s meeting was attended by 12 members, nine parents and guests, and three tag-a-longs. The meeting was at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church for 4-H Sunday.
The club received a check from the Arts & Crafts Fair for trash pickup. There was a junior leader meeting after the club meeting and parents and members signed up for club committees.
Achievement Night is at 6 p.m., Nov. 2 in the Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church.
For new business, one item was deciding on this year’s meetings and time. We voted to have the meetings on the second Sunday of every month at 7 p.m.
The club also will buy a subscription from Hutchinson News for the people of Salem Home.
There was the installation of...
Written by Bill Harmon /Farm Service Agency Wednesday, 31 October 2007 12:44The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency is allowing eligible farmers who suffered quantity losses to their crops in the years 2005-07 to enroll in a federal Crop Disaster Program.
A special enrollment to address quality losses under CDP will be conducted at a later date.
CDP provides payment benefits to farmers who suffered losses to 2005-07 crops from natural disasters such as drought, flooding, freezes and related conditions so long as the actual crop lost was planted or prevented from being planted before Feb. 28, 2007.
Producers can choose only one year to receive benefits. Producers may apply for benefits for losses to multiple crops as long as losses occurred in the same crop year.
Only producers who...
Written by Martin Rhodes Wednesday, 31 October 2007 12:42Your section man—the man who grades your road—is someone you probably know by name. His day normally begins at 7 a.m. when he radios the office to check in for the day. Of course, if there’s been a snow or ice storm the night before, his day starts around 3 a.m.
Each section man is responsible to maintain an average of 120 miles of dirt or rock road with a grader. He’s also responsible to maintain the ditches that, generally speaking, run on either side of those roads.
Sometimes we’re asked why the grader man sometimes grades loose dirt or rock to the middle of the road.
The answer is simple: Water runs downhill. If he didn’t from time to time build up the center of the road, but continued to push dirt to the side...
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