Written by Bill Harmon /Farm Service Agency Wednesday, 15 August 2007 04:58Producers are reminded that Sept. 1 is the application closing date for certain crops under the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program administered by the Farm Service Agency.
This program is designed to provide producers with financial assistance when low yields, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occurs as a result of natural disasters.
Crops eligible for NAP benefits are limited to those produced for food or fiber purposes and not insurable with private sector agencies or...
Written by Malinda Just Wednesday, 08 August 2007 07:13Click image to enlarge
AGCO Corp., a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, recently recognized Ag Power Inc., Hillsboro, for superior achievement upon completion of the Continuous Improvement Program, AGCO’s annual dealer evaluation review. James Hill and James Flamin of AGCO presented Gerald Funk, general manager of Ag Power Inc., with a Medallion Dealer’s plaque, a merchandise and travel certificate and a financial award as recognition for excellence in the CIP. Pictured above are: back row (from left) Michael Jay, Richard Jost, James Hill, Gerald Funk, Kim Hill, Dale Nuss, Jason Flamin; front row, Aaron Helmer, Joy Dalke, Marolyn Schlehuber, Brian Klenda, John Cavassa. The CIP evaluates...
Written by Malinda Just Wednesday, 08 August 2007 07:08With a colorful array of flowers spread across her work table, Carmon Jones, rural Hillsboro, demonstrated the talents that earned her an induction into the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD), as she designed a floral creation.
Jones, owner of Creations by Carmon, rural Hillsboro and former owner of Prairie Flowers, Hillsboro, was awarded the industry’s “Accredited in Floral Design” designation. She was inducted into the AIFD during ceremonies at the organization’s symposium held in July in Palm Desert, Calif.
AIFD is a non-profit education association dedicated to the advancement of professionalism and the art of floral design.
The AIFD mark was what drew Jones to research the organization three years ago.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 08 August 2007 07:00This year’s Agri-Urban Day on the Farm, the annual event’s 12th, will be missing one of its longtime supporters.
Randolf Flaming, who died earlier this year, worked tirelessly for Agri-Urban and the annual Day on the Farm.
This year’s event, held Aug. 18 at the Maynard Knepp and Carol Duerksen farm (3 miles north, 4 miles east and ¾ mile north of Goessel), is dedicated to Flaming’s memory.
The family event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes animals, activities and food.
The Agri-Urban program began in 1972. The idea was for farmers and cattle feeders to donate labor, facilities and feed or pasture to fatten cattle, and for urbanites to give money to buy the animals and possibly some or all of the feed.
Written by Rep. Jerry Moran Wednesday, 08 August 2007 06:45Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a farm bill that was hijacked by urban interests, sacrificing rural America in the process. Strong words for certain, but for the first time, rural interests lost the battle of determining what goes into America's farm policy.
Congress works to renew the farm bill just once every five or six years, so when it is considered, it needs to be done right.
Historically, the farm bill has been written by those who work and care for America’s farmers and ranchers with a focus on progress, not politics. This is because those in rural America are not concerned with the partisan bickering of today, but rather about working together to see that their way of life continues in the future.
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