Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 01 August 2007 09:15Terry Holt, Marion Reservoir manager, and Mary Olson, mayor of Marion, observe a Kansas Wildlife and Parks developed wetlands on 250th Road before it dead ends on water at the northeast end of the reservoir. Jerry Engler /Free Press. Click image to enlarge
Some one-day rain events this spring put enough pollutants into Marion Reservoir to cause the lake to eutrify into a swamp if there were no natural counter-measures.
That was the assessment of Philip Barnes, associate...
Written by Bill Harmon /Farm Service Agency Wednesday, 01 August 2007 09:05Regulations under the Conservation Reserve Program permit managed haying or livestock grazing of established CRP field acres.
The following conditions must be met and understood to perform these operations:
A request must be filed at the local county Farm Service Agency office indicating acreage to be hayed or grazed before the activity begins.
Hay and graze operations can only be performed on established standard native or tame grass plantings and is not authorized on waterways, filter strips, wildlife habitat buffers, or other environmental priority practices.
They must be conducted from July 16 through Aug. 15 for haying operations and during a period from July 15 to Nov. 12 for grazing under the requirements...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 01 August 2007 08:57
Harms Plainview Ranch, Lincolnville, owns two bulls listed in the 2007 Fall Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, Mo.
Issued in both the spring and fall, the new report features the latest performance information available on 6,679 sires, and is currently accessible at www.angussiresearch.com.
“This report provides both Angus breeders and commercial cattle producers using Angus genetics with accurate, predictable selection tools for improving their herd,” said Bill Bowman, American Angus Association director of performance programs.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 01 August 2007 08:53
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Steve Goertzen of Goertzen Farms, Marilyn Unruh, Mike Berger and Steve Glahn (from left) assisted with the purchase and processing of the hog that the 4-H Development Council gave away at a fund-raising drawing during the Marion County Fair last week. The winners of a half hog were Ag Service Inc., Hillsboro, and David Funk, Hillsboro. The hog was donated by Goertzen Farms and Citizens State Bank and processing was donated by Peabody Sausage House, Peabody.
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Ty Goossen of Hillsboro and Megan Fink of Randolph placed well in the showmanship competition at the 41st National Junior Angus Show July 1-7 in Tulsa, Okla. The two, chosen to represent Kansas in the national showmanship contest after finishing first and second, respectively, at state, competed against 52 other state representatives and made it to the final 15 at the conclusion of four preliminary rounds. Randolph went on to place second overall. Exhibitors do not show their own animals, but are assigned one by random selection. They are judged by a three-member panel on skills such as the ability to follow instructions, use of equipment, courtesy, sportsmanship and general appearance. Goossen...
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