Category: Business/Farm

Two new floral, plant stores open in Marion
Two new floral, plant stores open in Marion

Two new floral, plant stores open in Marion

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Tamara Christensen (left photo) of Plantations, and Denise Matz (left in right photo) and Wendy Youk of Aunt Bee?s are enthused about their new ventures. Plantations focuses on floral art while Aunt Bee?s emphasizes landscaping needs. Click to enlarge.

With the arrival of spring, two new horticulture businesses have sprouted in Marion?s retail business district.

Plantations, owned and operated by Tamara Christiansen at 420 E. Main, celebrated its grand opening March 21.

Aunt Bee?s Floral, Garden Center & Gifts, owned and operated by Wendy Youk, is having its grand opening today, April 4, at 1201 E. Main.

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Dalke appointed to national council

Hillsboro mayor Delores Dalke was recently appointed to the National League of Cities? University Communities Council for 2007. Consisting of mayors from cities and towns across the country with colleges and universities, the council?s purpose is to share information about successful programs such as housing and sharing facilities within the communities.

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Skiles joins St. Luke staff as new family physician

Linda L. Skiles, a board-certified physician in family medicine, has joined St. Luke Hospital and Living Center and will begin seeing patients of all ages for primary care. Most recently, Skiles worked as a family physician at the Cotton-O?Neil Clinic in Wamego. ?We?re very pleased to have Dr. Skiles joining the St. Luke medical staff,? said Jeremy Armstrong, chief executive […]

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DCP signup deadline is Aug. 3

The signup deadline for producers enrolling in the the 2007 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program has been extended to Aug. 3.

The extension of time is being offered due to issues involving the recent ineffective performance of the Farm Service Agency?s Web-based computer system.

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FSA issues $9 million in aid in county

The mission of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is to help ensure the well being of American agriculture. In Kansas, this mission is being fulfilled through the administration of more than 20 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 […]

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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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