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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Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 20 June 2007 01:49Ty Goossen, Hillsboro, will exhibit Angus cattle at the 2007 National Junior Angus Show at Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Square, July 1-7.
Goossen, a junior member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in St. Joseph, Mo., is one of 817 young Angus breeders from 37 states who have entered a total of 1,773 head in the show.
The National Junior Angus Show is the largest single-breed registered beef cattle show in the world.
This year’s event will host a beef cook-off, team sales competition, public speaking, photography, graphic design, writing and poster contests in addition to the traditional cattle show.
The National Junior Angus Show is sponsored by the American Angus Association and the National Junior Angus Association, which...
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