U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini today announced that $1.5 million will be available in fiscal year 2017 for farmers and foresters who harvest and deliver biomass for renewable energy. The funds are from the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), which was reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
Grazing milo stalks in Barton County is a very useful way to feed cattle after pastures have gone dormant for the season. Prussic acid can be a concern when grazing milo and it is a good idea to know how to lessen the risk of poisoning when grazing. I wanted to share this article from Sandy Johnson, North West Livestock specialist on a few things to consider when grazing stalks in this unusual fall.
Year awards on Jan. 15, 2016, in Overland Park at the KAPA-KRMCA 49th Annual Joint Convention. Each recipient was awarded a $250 cash prize, recognition at the KAPA-KRMCA 49th Annual Joint Convention award ceremony, personal plaque and company plaque as well as a Driver of the Year bumper sticker to display on their trucks.
Alvin Heine of Chase will celebrate his 90th birthday with an Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 27, at St. John's Lutheran Youth Center, 6th and Wilhelm in Ellinwood. Host for the event will be his family. No gifts are requested.
Elsena Bender will celebrate her 90th birthday on Nov. 25, with a family dinner hosted by her nine children. Elsena grew up in a rural home south of Russell and has been a Great Bend resident since 1951. Elsena still enjoys many hobbies such as gardening, card playing,
Barton County 4-H members were honored for their accomplishments at the 82nd annual 4-H Achievement Celebration. Kayleigh Bitter, 4-H Council President and Morgan Kaiser, Council Vice President served as the emcees.
Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) has begun its annual Christmas for Kids campaign, which provides presents to children in foster care at Christmas. Each year, Saint Francis and its community partners work hard to ensure that no child served by the ministry goes without a gift under the tree on Christmas morning.
Only 23 states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between September and October while construction employment increased in 35 states between October 2015 and October 2016, according to analysis of Labor Department data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said declining public-sector investments in infrastructure and other public projects were undermining construction employment growth in many parts of the country.
Black Friday may get most of the headlines, but the day after it – Small Business Saturday – is just as deserving of consumers' attention. Begun in 2010, it's a celebration of the benefits that shopping small can provide local communities and local shoppers. Those benefits are many. Your Better Business Bureau is a strong supporter of SBS, Small Business Saturday.