WASHINGTON – After a brief reprieve in 2009, last year farm production expenditures resumed an upward trend. In 2010, U.S. farmers reported spending $289 billion to produce agricultural products, up from $287.4 billion in the prior year. The Farm Production Expenditures 2010 summary released on Aug. 2 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) provides national, regional and Crop and Livestock farm expenditures.
First a correction from last week regarding double-cropping called to my attention by a reader of the column.. I referred to fall planted wheat after corn or beans as double-cropping. A better description is continuous cropping. Double cropping would be soybeans or milo planted after wheat harvest. For the purpose of this column it's not a huge deal but if you're in government programs or need crop insurance, it's important. Generally, double-cropping isn't an "accepted" practice while continuous cropping would be, so double-cropping as defined by certain agencies falls outside government programs and isn't able ...
LARNED - Millard K. Barrett, 78, died Aug. 4, 2011, at his home in Larned. Born Feb. 15, 1933, in Larned, he was the son of Hugh M. and Elizabeth Boyer Barrett. A lifetime area resident, he was a farmer. On Dec. 30, 1959, he married Patricia Schinstock in Kinsley. She survives.
HUTCHINSON - Maxine F. "Mickey" Proesch, 91, died Aug. 4, 2011, at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson. She was born Oct. 20, 1919, at Hutchinson, to Jacob and Mae Frederick. She married Melvin Proesch on Sept. 21, 1941. He died Aug. 3, 1987.
Barton Community College has announced its graduates who completed their associate's degrees in the Spring of 2011. The graduates and their hometowns are as follows:
Ever have an 11-year-old farmer's daughter give you a tour of their farm?
MANHATTAN – Adrian J. Polansky, state executive director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Kansas announced this week that emergency haying of Conservation Reserve Program acreage has been approved for Elk, Ellsworth, Greenwood, Scott, Sumner, Wilson and Woodson counties; and CRP emergency grazing has been approved for Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Cowley, Elk, Greely, Greenwood, Labette, Lyon, Montgomery, Morris, Neosho, Sedgwick, Sumner, Wilson and Woodson counties.
At their summer Birthday Offering Coffee sixteen members of Presbyterian Women and one guest gathered to dedicate this year's Birthday Offering. The Dedication of the Birthday Offering was led by Ruthie Brown
On Thursday, July 28, the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development introduced Darren Dale to the Great Bend community for the second time. The first time Dale was publicly introduced was at the press conference in mid-July announcing his involvement in bringing the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo to the community on an annual basis starting next April. This time, however, he was introduced to a select group of community members who have been pivotal in the success of the Great Bend show in the past.
Joseph Brice, 21, of Clarkston, Wash., was indicted on one count of having manufactured a bomb in 2010.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Washington is obsessed by picking winners and losers.
WICHITA - Great Bend resident and former Barton Community College relief pitcher Kyle LeRoy is playing for the Northwest Honkers, out of Seattle, in the ongoing NBC World Series at Lawrence Dumont Stadium.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Tamba Hali jogged down the long, grassy hillside to the practice field at Missouri Western State University, the modest crowd on hand for the Kansas City Chiefs' practice bursting into applause.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up deals with two important pieces of their roster Thursday, signing cornerback Brandon Carr to his free agent tender and agreeing to terms with third-round pick Justin Houston on a four-year contract.
GasBuddy, a community-based price comparison app that helps users find cheap gas, shares the best last-minute spring break road trip destinations whether travelers are looking for sunshine or ski slopes, all while not breaking the bank.
Barbara Beth Adms, 91, died March 4, 2015. Born April 22, 1923, in Ellinwood, she was the daughter of Wilbur Floyd and Hilda Leola (Christiansen) Bryant. On Oct. 11, 1946, she married Harry Hugh Adams in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend since 1946, coming from Ellinwood, she was an office clerk for the State of Kansas Agriculture Office and was a homemaker. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend.
ELLINWOOD - Lorraine Mary (Matza) Rickert, 78, died March 4, 2015, at her home in Ellinwood. Born on April 8, 1936, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Brungardt) Matza. She graduated high school from St. Mary's school in Garden City, attended the Immaculate Conception Convent in Great Bend, and also graduated from the Wilcox Beauty Academy. She later married Larry Rickert on May 9th, 1963, in Holly, Colo. She was a 52-year resident of Ellinwood, where she worked as a beautician.
WICHITA - Daniela Sanz continues to impress and so do the Barton Community College women's tennis team.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Kansas forward Perry Ellis will skip Saturday's game against No. 15 Oklahoma after spraining his right knee in the ninth-ranked Jayhawks' victory over West Virginia.
After a month-long layoff to open the tennis season the Barton Community College men were back on the court Wednesday. Barton traveled to Wichita to battle with Friends Unversity, coming up on the losing end of a 7-2 score.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - If the Denver Broncos' 2015 season goes the way he hopes, Peyton Manning will earn back every penny of the $4 million pay cut he took Thursday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs released veteran linebacker Joe Mays on Thursday as they attempt to free up much-needed salary cap space before the start of free agency next week.
Great Bend Police Detective Scott Bieberle, 44, was recovering at Hays Medical Center, after collapsing Wednesday, city officials announced in a news release Thursday afternoon.
ST. JOHN - Ella Mae McCandless, age 84, passed away March 4, 2015 at Leisure Homestead, St. John.
GREAT BEND – John R. Keenan, 74, died March 5, 2015 at Autumn Hills Retirement Home, Riley, Kansas.
A special meeting of the Great Bend Cemetery Board will be held at noon today at the cemetery office.