Farming & Ranching

Dairy producers can enroll for 2018 coverage

Submitted by Kitra Cooper The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that starting Sept. 1, 2017, dairy producers can enroll for 2018 coverage in the Margin…

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Crops & Rain

Rainfall in 2016 was well above normal — with so much moisture during the planting season that it was difficult for area farmers to get their crops in the ground,…

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Neal Haverkamp is elected as alternate Angus delegate

Neal Haverkamp of Bern has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 134th annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 6, at the…

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Cost share applications available for cover crop establishment

Submitted Kerry Wedel The Delaware River WRAPS (Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy) provides financial assistance for installation of best management practices on agricultural lands located in designated priority areas of…

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Extra caution needed on Kansas roads during harvest

Submitted by Andrea Nolte Harvest season is underway, and the Kansas Highway Patrol would like to remind motorists to use more caution and patience when traveling around farm trucks, tractors,…

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FSA County Committee nomination period begins

Submitted by Rob Larkin The nomination period for farmers and ranchers to serve on local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees begins Thursday, June 15. The 2017 Nemaha County FSA…

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From the ground to the skies

It may be low flying, but that’s no bird you’ve been seeing coasting through the air. The distant rumble of an engine tells all inquiring minds that what they are…

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Area beef producer is elected to board

Beef producer Stacy McClintock of Soldier has been elected to serve on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board Operating Committee. The election took place in early February during CBB’s…

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Bern youth is new member of American Angus Association

Sullivan Haverkamp of Bern is a new junior member of the American Angus Association. Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate…

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Nemaha County Conservation District annual meeting is held

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle The Nemaha County Conservation District’s Annual Meeting was held Thursday, Feb. 16. This year the Conservation District’s 70th Annual Meeting was held at the Nemaha County…

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Grazing cover crops

Anna Baker, Soil Conservationist with Natural Resources Conservation Services Cover Crops. They seem to be the buzzword these days. We’re all familiar with the fact that cover crops are beneficial…

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Quail 101

Submitted by Holly Shutt, Kansas Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Senior Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist I saw a covey of quail in every field I combined this fall! I have…

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Timberview Farms receive Water Quality Award

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle An often overlooked aspect of operating a dairy farm is the manure management that goes along with it. Kansas Banker’s Association Nemaha County Water Quality Award…

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Helen Levret Sourk receives Grassland Award

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle Just about anyone who grows up around agriculture has been exposed to conservation stewardship. It’s one of those things that farmers are known for! For Helen…

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Buffer Award is given to Henry family

Submitted by Dana Schmelzle A strong belief in stewardship is a hallmark of many farmers. Nemaha County Conservation District Buffer Award recipients William and Charity Henry believe strongly in it…

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