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Disabling Injuries Reported In Train Collision

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A train collided with a farm sprayer a mile west of Baileyville Friday morning. Bruce Buessing, 42, of Axtell was crossing the tracks on C Road; just north of U.S. Highway 36 in Nemaha County shortly before 8:30 a.m. Buessing suffered disabling injuries, and was transported to the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca. Read More »

R.P.M. Access Reports Theft & Burglary Incidents Near Beattie

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An incident of theft and another of burglary have been reported in recent weeks by R.P.M. Access, which is involved with construction of the wind farm near Beattie. Over a weekend earlier this month, a welder and power tools were taken from a work trailer after chains on the door were cut. More recently, a tractor on site was used ... Read More »

Emergency Loans Available From Farm Service Agency (FSA)

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“Farmers in Washington County, who suffered crop or livestock losses due to severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding occurring July 22, 2013 through August 16, 2013 may now apply for Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans,” FSA Farm Loan Manager Kay A. McCoy, said today. Marshall and Riley Counties also became eligible under existing legislation which provides that farmers ... Read More »

Work Begins On Wind Farm In Marshall County

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Preliminary work has begun on a wind farm in northeast Marshall County. The $4.5 million project will include 30 turbines, generating 75 megawatts of power. Thirty-two landowners of some 7,300 acres have leased land to the Iowa developer of the Marshall Wind Energy Farm. In lieu of property taxes, which are exempt for ten years by state statute, the developer ... Read More »

Axtell Dairy Company Distinguished Dairy Award

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The Buessing Dairy of Axtell was named winner of the Kansas Distinguished Dairy Award sponsored by Kansas State Research and Extension, and Kansas Farmer. The farm is operated by three generations, founders Richard and Kathy Buessing, along with their children Roger and Pam, Roy and Patricia, along with their children. The operation started with forty cows in 1971, and today ... Read More »

More than 100 show up for job fair

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More than 100 people showed up for a job fair in Beatrice Wednesday as Blattner Energy, based out of Minnesota and the project developer for NextEra Energy Resources, which will build the new wind farm in southern Gage and Jefferson counties beginning next month and going thru the end of the year, held the fair. As much as 30 percent of ... Read More »

Schmitz receives FFA Award

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Audrey Schmitz of the Axtell FFA was recognized during the FFA Convention in Manhattan held last week. Schmitz received a State FFA Proficiency Award in Dairy Production Entrepreneurship for outstanding accomplishments she has made in developing programs that will prepare her for a career in agriculture. The daughter of Joseph and Amy Schmitz, she plans to attend KSU after high school and ... Read More »

Expiration deadline for FSA Loan Assistance approaching

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The expiration date for filing applications for Emergency Disaster (EM) loans by farmers and ranchers in Marshall, Nemaha, Pottawatomie and Riley Counties is May 1, 2013, according to Kay A. McCoy, Farm Loan Manager, for the Farm Service Agency (FSA). Those needing farm credit as a result of drought, excessive heat and high winds on January 1, 2012 and continuing ... Read More »

Kansas Farmers Union holding workshop Saturday

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Kansas Farmers Union will be hosting a Beginning Farming Workshop this Saturday, January 26 from 9-5 at Nelson’s Landing Restaurant in Leonardville.  There will be several different speakers talking about the financial aspect of farm transitioning, sustainable agriculture, farm to school program, and an attorney specializing in real estate and contract matters will be there as part of the class.  ... Read More »

FSA loans available to Marshall and Nemaha County farmers

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“Farmers in Marshall and Nemaha Counties, who suffered crop or livestock losses due to drought occurring November 15, 2012 and continuing may now apply for Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans,” FSA Farm Loan Manager Kay a. McCoy, said today. Pottawatomie and Riley Counties also became eligible under existing legislation which provides that farmers in counties bordering on those which ... Read More »