Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 18 July 2007 10:32Roll call for the July 6 Goessel Goal Getters meeting was to name a safety tip. This month was the club tour, a meeting held in the park where 4-Hers bring projects that they will exhibit at the fair.
For new business Aileen Esau reminded us that Olivia Regier was running for Tri-County Fair queen. (She is first attendant). She also talked about the Safety Day our club hosted. She thought it had gone well and the attendance was fair.
At the recent bake sale we raised $156.50 for the Goessel...
Written by Jerry Engler Thursday, 05 July 2007 07:59A calamity that reduced honey bee populations 70 to 80 percent this year in more than 20 states has had little effect at Golden Heritage Foods Inc. of Hillsboro, the third-largest processer or raw honey in the country.
Even so, Arlen Penner, the company’s vice president for honey procurement, said he continues to monitor the situation.
Penner said the honey supply for the year was saved by beekeepers’ efforts to feed bees, and stimulate quick population growth of the insects to bring conditions to near normal.
Practices that were more affected in the United States by the bee decline, Penner said, included early pollination of important crops such almonds in California, where beekeepers bring bees in for the season.
Written by John Schlageck / Kansas Farm Bureau Thursday, 05 July 2007 07:57There’s an old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” This adage holds true as Congress prepares to hammer out the details of the next farm bill. These decisions will steer this nation’s producers through the coming five years.
The current structure of the 2002 farm bill is working and working well—not only for farmers, but for this country’s consumers and the environment. If it’s working, let it be.
In mid-June, a subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee voted unanimously to extend, for five years, the current system.
Kansas representatives Jerry Moran and Nancy Boyda sit on this subcommittee and voted for an extension of the ’02 farm bill—a system that would benefit all sectors of American...
Written by Jerry Engler Wednesday, 20 June 2007 08:04Mike Thomas (pictured above), manager of the elevator in Marion, said the new grain bin there will make transporting grain during harvest a less onerous task for farmers and elevator workers. “It’s going to cut our stress load in half,” he said. Below is a schematic drawing of the new bin in proximity to the existing storage facility. Click images to enlarge.
Cooperative Grain & Supply, headquartered in Hillsboro, announced this week it will add a major grain-storage facility on the east side of its elevator in Marion.
The 60-foot-by-120-foot, 300,000-bushel concrete grain bin will increase Marion’s capacity 75 percent.
Lyman Adams, CG&S general manager, said he could not release a specific...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 20 June 2007 07:50
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