Business Farm General
Written by Sen. Jerry Moran Tuesday, 21 August 2012 13:22In Kansas we are spending our time looking to the sky, praying and hoping for rain. Our state, along with much of the country, is suffering from a very serious drought. Crops are dying, cattle are hungry and being sold off and water is in scarce supply.
Every county in Kansas—all 105—has been declared a disaster county. Half the continental United States is in the worst drought since 1956 and the situation is expected to only get worse. Congress must act now to give American agriculture...
Written by Don Ratzlaff & Patty Decker Tuesday, 24 July 2012 13:36For Eleanor Herbel and Margaret Tice, being a nurse has meant providing personal care over the long term.
The two Marion County nurses retired recently after combining for nearly a century of service in their profession.
Herbel, who lived in Tampa for most of her working career before moving to Hillsboro a year and a half ago, was employed at Goessel and Hillsboro. She was feted with a retirement reception June 20 at Salem Home in Hillsboro.
Tice celebrated her final day at McPherson Hospital just over a week ago after nine years there. She worked at St. Luke Hospital in Marion for 30 years prior to that after a three-year stint in Wichita.
Eleanor Herbel said she initially wanted to be a music teacher before...
Written by John Schlageck Tuesday, 22 May 2012 15:31As Congress writes the upcoming farm bill, Kansas farmers and their contemporaries across our country will tell you that maintaining an efficient, effective and affordable crop insurance system is their number one priority.
You’ll hear the same story throughout the Midwest and much of the country where agricultural producers believe federal crop insurance provides them with an effective risk management tool – especially when they are facing losses beyond their control.
Federal crop insurance also reduces taxpayer risk, makes hedging possible to help relieve market volatility and it provides lenders with greater certainty that loans made to producers will be repaid.
Farmer/stockman like Keith Miller, Barton County, recently...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 01 May 2012 15:30
Darren Mueller, a freshman at Kansas State University and an alum of Hillsboro High School, took reserve champion for “Experienced Dairy Showmanship” at KSU’s 84th annual Little American Royal Saturday April 21 in Weber Hall Arena. Mueller also won the “Dairy Herdsman” award.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 24 April 2012 16:08
South Cottonwood 4-H members were doing their part Monday to keep the city of Hillsboro looking cheery during the spring and summer months by planting a mixture of salvia and vinca flowers outside city hall on Grand Avenue. According to Jana Dalke, club leader, this is the first year the 4-H youth have taken on the project at that location. Assisting Dalke are Ellie Just, Hannah Bartel, Amanda Bartel, Jessi Dalke, Eli Dalke and Savannah Siyajuck of Shawnee, who is visiting her grandmother, Shirley Suderman. Jana Dalke said the reason for choosing these two varieties was because both can handle “hot spots” and when in bloom offer bright, colorful flowers.
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