Business Farm General
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 10 March 2009 14:37Three Kansas-based organizations are uniting to offer a free meeting for area producers on grazing and continuous no-tillage from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in the Burns Community Building.
The meeting, presented by No-Till on the Plains Inc., Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, is intended to appeal to entry-level to advanced no-tillers by providing ways to improve soil health and discussing how to transition...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 10 March 2009 14:36
James Goerzen (left) of Goessel High School and Brad Slayden of Hillsboro High School placed first and third, respectively, in the Pratt Community College Automotive Contest Feb. 13. Each of the 55 participants took a 113-question timed automotive test. By winning first place, James received a full scholarship to the PCC automotive program; Slayden received a $500 scholarship for third place. Their instructor is Cory Unruh, who teaches automotive technology through Newton High School.
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 03 March 2009 14:03After more than 25 years as a city mail carrier with the U.S. Post Office in Marion, Jason Commerford, 56, retired Friday, Feb. 27. A public reception was held in his honor with many friends and customers thanking him for his years of service. Born and raised in Tampa, Commerford accepted a job with the post office Nov. 25, 1983. Commerford said about retirement that he doesn’t fish and he has no grandchildren. His wife, Crysta, is a special education teacher in Wichita, and they are considering moving closer to her job. Greg Topham, postmaster, said he will miss Commerford for many reasons. “He was dedicated, dependable and did whatever it took.” Replacing Commerford won’t be easy either, Topham said, with the hiring freeze in...
Written by Patty Decker Tuesday, 17 February 2009 14:53Lillian Bookless (left), director of Hillsboro’s Main Street Ministries, fills sacks in the MSN food pantry with Jeanne Bartel of Marion County Farm Bureau Association. MCFBA donated money to the food bank recently as a way to celebrate Food Check-Out Week with a theme of “targeting healthy eating on a budget.”
Marion County Farm Bureau Association and other groups across the nation are celebrating Food Check-Out Week, Feb. 15-21.
“The week is devoted to helping teach Americans how to stretch their grocery dollars with healthy nutritious food,” said Jeanne Bartel, Marion County Farm Bureau Association president.
Bartel said the special week has been done annually for the past 11 years with...
Written by Bill Harmon /Farm Service Agency Tuesday, 17 February 2009 14:51Producers should be aware that March 15 is the application closing date for certain crops under the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program.
NAP is a program designed to reduce financial losses that occur when natural disasters cause a loss of production of eligible crops. Crops eligible for NAP benefits are limited to those not insurable in the county and are produced for food or fiber.
March 15 is the final date to pay the applicable service fee and obtain NAP coverage for crops such as forage-type sorghums and double-cropped coarse grains like grain sorghum, sunflowers and soybeans.
A variety of vegetables and melon fruits are also eligible for NAP coverage.
The administrative service fee is $250 per crop per county not to...
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