Written by John Schlageck / Kansas Farm burea. Wednesday, 26 September 2007 09:11For the first time last week a touch of fall filled the early morning air. With the coming of fall and approach of winter, it’s fun to recall some of the time-tested weather sayings.
Many of the following weather signs were collected while talking to farmers and ranchers across the state. It seems there is very little people would rather talk about than the weather.
So let’s talk weather.
During the winter season, strong northerly winds indicate snow and sometimes a blizzard within 24...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 26 September 2007 09:07The Hillsboro City Council approved at its Sept 18 meeting some minor changes to the plat of a newly designated business park that could make it more accessible to highway traffic.
The key change would make the north end a proposed street within the new Hillsboro Business Park extend all the way to U.S. Highway 56 instead of ending it in a cul de sac.
The change would enable the development of a direct entrance from the highway to the new park.
Mayor Delores Dalke said she only recently discovered that the Kansas Department of Transportation would allow the addition of acceleration and deceleration lanes that would make direct access to the park safe for highway traffic.
“I had assumed we couldn’t have access to U.S. 56,”...
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 19 September 2007 09:40This is the way some wheat fields in Marion County looked following a hard freeze and snow in April. The harvest around Hillsboro was around 38 percent of normal—leaving little left in storage for farmers to sell these days at prices approaching $8 per bushel. Free Press file photo.
The price of a bushel of wheat has increased $2 since harvest, but most Marion County farmers would just as soon not talk about it.
That’s because they aren’t reaping much of the benefit from the price hike.
Lyman Adams, general manager of Cooperative Grain & Supply in Hillsboro, said the wheat yield from the 2007 harvest was 38 percent of normal.
This was due mostly to the prolonged freezes this spring that followed a very warm...
Written by Bill Harmon /Farm Service Agency Wednesday, 19 September 2007 09:37The 2002-07 Direct & Counter-cyclical Program will officially end Sept. 30, which makes it urgent for DCP producers to provide county Farm Service Agency offices with all completed forms and documents necessary for U.S. Department of Agriculture program payment eligibility.
This means if producers have not yet either filed or made any needed revisions to forms CCC-502, Farm Operating Plan for Payment Eligibility Review, AD-1026, HELC Conservation Certification, and CCC-526, Average Adjusted Gross Income Certification, they must do so by no later than Sept. 30 or face loss of 2007 year benefits.
Sept. 30 also serves as the final date for producers to enroll their farms into DCP with the payment of a $100 per farm late fee.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 19 September 2007 08:59
Kyle Riffel, Tampa, was the proud exhibitor of the reserve grand champion market meat goat shown at the 2007 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. His 84-pound wether was selected by judge Terry Burks of Kentucky from a field of 85 head. He is the son of James and Beth Riffel of Tampa and the grandson of J.D. and Mary Beth Gaines of rural Peabody and Hannah Riffel of Jesup, Iowa.
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