Category: Business/Farm

Donors assist with hog fund-raiser
Donors assist with hog fund-raiser

Donors assist with hog fund-raiser

HogFundraiserPeople.jpg Click image to enlarge Steve Goertzen of Goertzen Farms, Marilyn Unruh, Mike Berger and Steve Glahn (from left) assisted with the purchase and processing of the hog that the 4-H Development Council gave away at a fund-raising drawing during the Marion County Fair last week. The winners of a half hog were Ag Service Inc., Hillsboro, and David Funk, […]

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Goossen a finalist at National show
Goossen a finalist at National show

Goossen a finalist at National show

GossenTyAngus.jpg Click image to enlarge ?Ty Goossen of Hillsboro and Megan Fink of Randolph placed well in the showmanship competition at the 41st National Junior Angus Show July 1-7 in Tulsa, Okla. The two, chosen to represent Kansas in the national showmanship contest after finishing first and second, respectively, at state, competed against 52 other state representatives and made it […]

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Three women combine insights for new devotional book
Three women combine insights for new devotional book

Three women combine insights for new devotional book

CarolDuerksen3women.jpg Co-authors Carol Duerksen, Michele Hersh?berger and Laurie Oswald Robinson (clockwise from top) plan a series of area book <p>signings. Click image to enlarge Carol Duerksen, Hillsboro author, will be hosting a book signing at her farm home, 1582 Falcon, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5. Joining her will be the other co-authors of their new devotional […]

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Farmers should be aware of upcoming FSA deadlines

The Farm Service Agency has many programs that provide Kansas farmers and ranchers supplemental income to help with the many expenses of a farming or ranching operation. FSA wishes to remind producers that some important program deadlines are fast approaching. Those deadlines are: n Aug. 1?Final date to submit nominations for the FSA County Committee election. Any Noninsured Crop Disaster […]

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Florence council combats rumors about mill-levy increase

The Florence City Council addressed rumors about a large pending increase in the mill levy at its July 16 meeting.

Councilor Randy Mills assured people the mill levy had not been set yet and would be announced at an upcoming meeting.

While
new funds will be added to the budget, the actual numbers had not been
set. A budget meeting was planned for 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

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2007 wheat harvest called poorest in memory

Poor. Terrible. Disaster.

That?s the consensus about this year?s wheat harvest, according to managers at area elevators.

?It?s the worst I?ve ever seen,? said Stan Utting, who manages Tampa?s Agri Producers Inc.

Utting views this year?s harvest from a perspective of 30 years of experience.

?The yields were bad, the quality was bad, the dockage was bad,? he said.

Dockage refers to the weed seed and other foreign matter that diminishes a grain?s value.

Uttting said fields around Tampa averaged a yield of bushels per acre ?in the ?teens.?

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Schlehuber shows class winner at national Charlois show
Schlehuber shows class winner at national Charlois show

Schlehuber shows class winner at national Charlois show

Schlehuber.jpg Courtesy photo. Click image to enlarge ?Maci Schlehuber of Hillsboro attended the Charolais Jr. National cattle show June 29 in Wichita Falls, Texas, where more than 300 head of Charolais cattle from some 40 states were exhibited. Pictured here is her class-winning junior yearling heifer "Rocksann.? Maci also showed her way to second-, fourth- and fifth-place finishes with younger […]

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Commentary- Crops in full failure in SE Kansas

Beans the color of mud. Gray?not a hint of green.

That?s how soybeans in much of Allen County look today. Standing only a few inches tall, this fall crop is distinguishable from the soil only by its leafy shape. The color mirrors the ground.

On the other hand, corn looks like other fields across Kansas this summer?8-foot tall, green, lush?like a million dollars. But step into these fields and grab an ear. Pull back the husks. The kernels on the cob are rotting and oozing with juice. The corn reeks of decay.

That?s how many of the crops looks throughout Allen County after more than 20 inches of rain fell during a four-day period beginning June 28 through July 1. In some fields west of Iola, next to the Neosho River, the corn was toppled by fast-moving flood water.

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FSA county offices to conduct spot checks

As part of the 2007 National Compliance Review, the Farm Service Agency is requiring local FSA county offices to conduct compliance reviews and spot checks of certain producers selected by the national office through a statistical sampling method. A statistical sample of FSA employees, county committee and state committee members also has been selected for review using this same process. […]

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Goal Getters review projects as county fair nears

Roll 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 […]

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