Category: Business/Farm

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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BUSINESS BRIEFS

Miller joins The Spritz as new hair stylist Sara-Jane N. Miller has accepted a hair-styling position at The Spritz in Hillsboro. Miller, a 2005 graduate of Hillsboro High School, graduated June 29 from Xenon Interna?tional Hair Academy in Wichita. She attended Kansas State University for a year.

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Fast sells business to Glenn Thiessen
Fast sells business to Glenn Thiessen

Fast sells business to Glenn Thiessen

fastrealty.jpg Marlene Fast shakes hands with Glenn Thiessen as he prepares to take ownership of Fast Realty, the business she started in 2002. Thiessen, currently an agent with the company, will formally take over Aug. 1. Even after that date, Fast said she will continue to sell real estate through Fast Realty. "I am not leaving town,? she said. ?I […]

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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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