Business Farm General
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 09 December 2008 14:49Angela Lange, Marion city clerk and a committee member with the Community Christmas Project, looks at one of the many gifts that will be given to children 18 or younger in the Marion and Centre school districts. The toy and food basket programs are designed to help families financially limited, said Margo Yates, Chamber of Commerce executive director and committee member. A majority of the money, she said, is generated by the Marion County Toy Run. This year the organization set a new...
Written by John Schlageck Tuesday, 09 December 2008 14:46With the holiday season upon us ensuring our families eat the safest, tastiest and most nutritious meals is the most important consideration during this special time together.
So, where do the most significant food safety problems occur—on the farm or in the kitchen?
If you guessed the kitchen, you’re probably one of those wise consumers who may already be well on your way to a wholesome, healthy eating lifestyle. On the other hand if you guessed the farm, chances are your kitchen may be a place where food is mishandled or poorly prepared.
There is unnecessary anxiety about food safety in our country today that is diverting attention from this nation’s leading public health problems including cigarette smoking, alcoholism, drug...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 25 November 2008 14:41Dailey earns state’s top 4-H award
Kaitiln Dailey, a member of the Goessel Goal Getters 4-H Club, received the Key Award at the 2008 Marion County 4-H Achievement Banquet on Nov. 8. The Key Award is the highest achievement award available in the 4-H program.Goessel Goal Getters
The Goessel Goal Getters 4-H Club met Nov. 4 for the second time this year. When every member walked into the room, they acted surprised. Instead of just coming in and sitting down, they were each given a ballot. The roll call of the meeting was to fill out an “official” ballot and put it in a box, to be counted later.
In our program, Kaitlin Dailey introduced this year’s 4-H theme: Character Counts! An instructional poster was also made, with...
Written by Bill Harmon Tuesday, 05 August 2008 14:48The Commodity Credit Corp. administers a crop-based collateral loan program to include market assistance loans and Loan Deficiency Payments that provide short-term financing to allow farmers to pay their expenses soon after harvest seasons, and to facilitate orderly marketing throughout the rest of the year.
The nine-month-term loan program also provides significant income support when market prices are below statutory national loan rates.
Over the course of a loan term, as grain price conditions improve, producers could sell their crops and repay their loans with the proceeds.
Loan quantities can be stored on the farm or housed in an elevator and secured by a warehouse receipt. Producers interested in obtaining a farm stored type...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 24 June 2008 15:44
A new exhibit featuring the historic Chisholm Trail will open June 28 at the Harvey County Historical Museum & Archives, 203 N. Main, Newton.
“Up the Beaten Path: Following the Chisholm Trail 1867-1872” features artifacts, photos, stories and reproductions that highlight experiences of the typical cowboy herding Texas longhorns up the Chisholm Trail to Abilene.
The exhibit includes four subthemes: “Marking the Trail,” “The 1870s Cowboy,” “Life on the Trail” and “Cowtown.”
The cattle drives lasted roughly 13 years in Kansas, with the Chisholm Trail running through Harvey County for the first five years of this period. Newton was the primary shipping point for one season in 1871.
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