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Upcoming Referendum Concerning The Sorghum Checkoff Program


The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds sorghum producers of an upcoming referendum on continuation of the Sorghum Checkoff Program. Initiated in 2008, the program is set for review no less than seven years following implementation. Governed by a 13 member board, the checkoff is intended to fund marketing opportunities, develop new uses for the product, and strengthen market position. Farmers engaged in production, ...

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26 Fire Departments Respond To Fire At Livingston Enterprises


A fire Sunday evening along the state line south of Fairbury near Reynolds, did substantial damage to an 8,000 unit hog production facility owned by Livingston Enterprises. Some 200 firefighters from 26 Nebraska and Kansas Fire Departments responded to the blaze, which took over four hours to control. A number of hogs died, and four of the ten buildings on ...

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Arts Cooperative Brings New York Based Acting Troupe To County; Tickets On Sale For Twelfth Night

One of William Shakespeare’s funniest and most charming comedies, Twelfth Night, will be performed by Aquila Theatre Thursday, February 27, at 7:00 p.m. in the Marysville High School auditorium. Aquila’s visit is sponsored by the Marshall County Arts Cooperative. Tickets are $5.00 for general admission seating. Tickets may be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce (Marysville), First National Bank (Frankfort), ...

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Emergency Loans Available From Farm Service Agency (FSA)

“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 ...

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Is Winter Canola a Valid Cropping Option for North Central Kansas?

By Kim Larson, Crop Production, River Valley Extension District Growing winter canola is still rather new to Kansas farmers, but it is catching on and growing in popularity in certain areas of the state. In our area in north central Kansas, winter canola is still rather a rarity. However, canola has become a profitable oil crop that has real possibilities in ...

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Marshall County Soybean Plot Tour Scheduled For September

Keeping up with the latest crop production techniques is the key to being a successful crop producer. Soybeans are an important part of a crop producer’s crop rotation, and the crop that Marshall County produces the most and leads Kansas in crop production. That’s why local farmers will want to attend the Marshall County Soybean Plot Tour. The Marshall County ...

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Marshall County A Top Soybean Producer In Kansas

Recent rains have boosted farmers’ hopes for an improved fall harvest. Marshall County is among the state’s top soybean producing counties. Last year farmers planted 149,000 acres to beans, the most of any county. However, yields after a dry summer last year put Marshall County behind Brown County, tops in the State of Kansas in production totals.

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Grocers To Participate In Locally-Grown Specialty Crop Program

A pilot program to benefit local economies and consumers by bringing fresh specialty crops into grocery stores will debut in Marysville and Blue Rapids on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27. Besides offering locally-grown carrots, Swiss chard and kohlrabi for sale, demonstrations will provide samples, cooking tips and recipes using seasonal, locally-grown produce. Crome’s Market, Marysville, and Gator’s Hometown ...

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Expiration deadline for FSA Loan Assistance approaching

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 ...

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Another FSA filing deadline is April 15

The expiration date for filing applications for Emergency Disaster (EM) loans by farmers and ranchers in Nemaha, Marshall and Pottawatomie Counties is April 15, 2013, according to Kay A. McCoy, Farm Loan Manager, for the Farm Service Agency (FSA). Those needing farm credit as a result of drought on August 7, 2012 and continuing and who think they are eligible ...

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