Category: Business/Farm

Couples unite to reopen screenprinting business
Couples unite to reopen screenprinting business

Couples unite to reopen screenprinting business

In Africa, the green monkey is a medium-sized primate with fur ranging in color from pale yellow to gray-green to brown.

In Hillsboro, it?s a 7-year-old boy in a green T-shirt?and now a new screenprinting and embroidery business, owned by Lyle and Kathy Isaac and Lynette and Brent Barkman, that decorates T-shirts and other items of nearly any color.

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Golden Heritage not yet stung by disappearing honey bees

A 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.

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Commentary- Structure of current farm bill doesn?t need repair

There?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 agriculture.

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Peachey named CEO of nursing home in South Hutchinson

Lowell Peachey of Hillsboro has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of Mennonite Manor in South Hutchinson.

He began his duties June 25.

?The board and supporting churches are very pleased to have Lowell’s leadership experience, vision for the future and passion for the ministry of Mennonite Manor,? said board president Leroy Hershberger.

?We are confident that he will strengthen our tradition of care.?

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CG&S to build 300,000-bushel grain silo at Marion
CG&S to build 300,000-bushel grain silo at Marion

CG&S to build 300,000-bushel grain silo at Marion

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Mike 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.
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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 price for the free-standing facility, but it will be more than $3 per bushel of capacity.

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Schlehuber sweeps top showmanship award at 3 shows
Schlehuber sweeps top showmanship award at 3 shows

Schlehuber sweeps top showmanship award at 3 shows

SchlehuberHeifer60762.jpg Click image to enlarge. Maci Schlehuber of Hillsboro shows the champion Charolais heifer she showed at the recent Sunflower Classic show in Hutchinson. She was also reserve intermediate champion showman out of a competitive group of 26 participants. She also went on to lead the champion Charolais heifer at the Central Kansas Classic in Salina and was named champion […]

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Goossen to compete at national show

Ty 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 […]

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Moran bill would increase ag income through hunting fees

Congressman Jerry Moran recently introduced legislation to increase hunting opportunities for sportsmen and stimulate rural economies in Kansas.

The ?Open Fields? legislation provides incentives for farmers and ranchers to voluntarily make their land accessible for outdoor activities like hunting and fishing.

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Engler book-signing planned for Saturday

Marion County author Jerry Engler is scheduled to do a public book signing from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Hillsboro Public Library. Engler also is known for his work as a writer for the Hillsboro Free Press. He has gained increasing interest among fans and reviewers for his two books, ?Just Folks: Earthy Tales of the Prairie Heartland,? […]

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COMMENTARY- NBAF project would be a boon for Kansas

In Kansas and our neighboring states, protecting our food supply?crops and animals?is key. This nation?s economy depends on farmers and ranchers and those who work in this valuable sector.

Agriculture provides more the 22 million jobs in the United States even though less than 2 million are farmers and ranchers. The agribusiness sector contributes more than $1 trillion annually to this nation?s economy. This amounts to 15 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product.

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