Category: Business/Farm

Light Earthquake hits Kansas

Most Kansans probably felt nothing, but an earthquake was recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey at 3:15 a.m. Friday, March 23. The quake, which registered a magnitude of 3.1 on the Richter scale, was centered at 39.463 degrees north, 95.340 degrees west, which is about 3 35 miles north-northeast from Topeka. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management did not receive […]

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Programs enable FSA to assist Kansas agriculture producers

The mission of the Farm Service Agency is to help ensure the well being of Amer?ican agriculture. In Kansas, this mission is being fulfilled through the administration of more than 20 various programs and direct benefits that serve the state?s farmers and ranchers.

FSA farm loan programs are an important source of credit to family farmers unable to obtain credit from conventional sources at reasonable rates and terms. Kansas FSA county offices approved 907 farm operating, ownership, and emergency type loans totaling to $89,002,542.

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Rain is critical component for 2007 crops prospects
Rain is critical component for 2007 crops prospects

Rain is critical component for 2007 crops prospects

 You can make the case that things don?t look too bad for crops in Marion County this year, but all questions are overshadowed by the top issue that has dominated local farming throughout this decade?we need rain and we need it badly.

Marion County Extension Agent Rickey Roberts said top soil moisture is close to adequate now, ?But we just don?t have much subsoil moisture yet. A lot of the snow we got ran off, the ground was so frozen. We didn?t get all of that moisture because it couldn?t penetrate, didn?t infiltrate. It helped. A little of it went into ponds, which we really needed.

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Farmers wanting CCC loans can seek FSA help

Commodity Credit Corpora­tion (CCC) loan programs are a tool for producers to acquire grain financing by providing price guarantees with low-cost interest operating capital for their farming operations.

Nine-month term loans can be obtained by eligible producers for grains that are stored on the farm or in warehouse elevator facilities.

Producers interested in obtaining a farm-stored type loan must review and agree to specific Kansas farm-stored loan policies.

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Country Lakes Cafe prepares to reopen soon after repairs

Barbara and Larry Smith, plus employees, were running Country Lakes Cafe at 202 E. Main in Marion as a delivery meal business Monday, but were hoping to have the doors open Sunday.

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Beisel loved the work and the people
Beisel loved the work and the people

Beisel loved the work and the people

For Ramona Beisel, going to work at the same job for 26 1⁄2 years was sheer pleasure.

“I loved the work and I loved the people,” said Beisel, whose extended stint as a teller with Great Plain Federal Credit Union ended earlier this month.

“I’ve always I said I had the best job there was, as far as I was concerned,” she said from her home in Tampa. “I just loved the people, and they would become part of your life—customers and coworkers, both.”

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