Category: Business/Farm

Brad Cady acquires Marion’s Mid-America Marble Products

Brad Cady has begun operating Mid-America Marble Products, the business he purchased this month from Dave and Laura Yeats in the Marion Retail Park.

The Yeats haven?t left the park, though. They continue to operate a liquor store, convenience store and beauty shop.

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Most farmers receiving claims on wheat losses in timely way

This year?s disaster of a wheat crop has caused producers to file claims for crop insurance. Some of these claims are taking longer than in the past, as reported by Kansas Wheat leaders from the central region of the state.

While the deluge of claims has resulted in later-than-normal delivery of the insurance funds in some areas, the process seems to be going expeditiously in Marion County, according to Jerry Cady, a primary handler of crop insurance.

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Romanians experience custom corn cutting, culture
Romanians experience custom corn cutting, culture

Romanians experience custom corn cutting, culture

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The four guest workers from Romania relax in air-conditioned comfort for their interview: (from left) Vlad Suteu, Florin Rogojan, Cierian Cisleanu and Valentin Bocan. They plan to return home in November. Jerry Engler/Free Press. Click image to enlarge.

The four young Romanian men here to work for Mike Meisinger and Ron Suderman in custom corn cutting for the summer paused in puzzlement when asked why they wanted to come to the United States.

The room is quiet for a moment, and the interviewer thinks maybe they didn?t understand the question with their limited understanding of English.

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Noninsured crop deadline Sept. 1

Producers are reminded that Sept. 1 is the application closing date for certain crops under the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program administered by the Farm Service Agency.

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AgPower recognized for excellence by AGCO execs
AgPower recognized for excellence by AGCO execs

AgPower recognized for excellence by AGCO execs

AgPowerGuyP1010675.jpg Click image to enlarge   AGCO Corp., a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, recently recognized Ag Power Inc., Hillsboro, for superior achievement upon completion of the Continuous Improvement Program, AGCO?s annual dealer evaluation review. James Hill and James Flamin of AGCO presented Gerald Funk, general manager of Ag Power Inc., with a Medallion Dealer?s plaque, a merchandise and […]

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Jones accredited by floral design group

With a colorful array of flowers spread across her work table, Carmon Jones, rural Hillsboro, demonstrated the talents that earned her an induction into the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD), as she designed a floral creation.

Jones, owner of Creations by Carmon, rural Hillsboro and former owner of Prairie Flowers, Hillsboro, was awarded the industry?s ?Accredited in Floral Design? designation. She was inducted into the AIFD during ceremonies at the organization?s symposium held in July in Palm Desert, Calif.

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Agri-Urban Day on Farm dedicated to longtime supporter

This year?s Agri-Urban Day on the Farm, the annual event?s 12th, will be missing one of its longtime supporters.

Randolf Flaming, who died earlier this year, worked tirelessly for Agri-Urban and the annual Day on the Farm.

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Moran decries ‘hijacked’ farm bill

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a farm bill that was hijacked by urban interests, sacrificing rural America in the process. Strong words for certain, but for the first time, rural interests lost the battle of determining what goes into America’s farm policy.

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No-till residue has value beyond appearance

Not too many years ago, most farmers took great pride and pleasure in looking across their recently planted fields and seeing green seedlings emerging against a backdrop of black soil. That looked beautiful?still does.

Today, some farmers look across their land and see residue cover. That looks beautiful too. However, the benefits of residue can far exceed the way the field looks.

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Group tours pollution-prevention efforts at lake
Group tours pollution-prevention efforts at lake

Group tours pollution-prevention efforts at lake

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Terry Holt, Marion Reser?voir manager, and Mary Olson, mayor of Marion, observe a Kansas Wildlife and Parks developed wetlands on 250th Road before it dead ends on water at the northeast end of the reservoir. Jerry Engler /Free Press. Click image to enlarge

Some one-day rain events this spring put enough pollutants into Marion Reservoir to cause the lake to eutrify into a swamp if there were no natural counter-measures.

That was the assessment of Philip Barnes, associate professor of biology and agricultural engineering at Kansas State University, shared with a bus-tour crowd of county, city and conservation officials Tuesday, July 24, at the Tampa Senior Center.

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