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Farming

  • 4-H News

    March 2 - Harrison County 4-H Shooting Sports Coaches, 6 p.m., Harrison County Extension Office
    March 8    - 4-H Shooting Sports Club meeting, 6 p.m., Harrison County Extension Office
    March 9 - 4-H Saddle N Spur Club, 6:30 p.m., Harrison County Extension Center
    March 3-28 - 4-H School Club meetings
    March 21-25 - Spring Break
    March 30-April 2 - 4-H Shooting Sports Camp
    TBA - Harrison County 4-H Council Executive meeting, Harrison County Extension Office
    TBA - 4-H Demonstrations and Speech activities

  • Tucker recognized in Pathfinder report

    Paul Lynn Tucker, Sadieville, has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association® for having three registered Angus cows included in the Association’s 2011 Pathfinder® Report.
    Only 2,099 of the nearly 30,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year’s report, according to Bill Bowman, chief operating officer and director of performance programs of the Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

  • NAP application closing dates for crops fast approaching

    The deadlines to file an application for natural disaster protection under the Noninsured Assistance Program (NAP) are March 1 and March 15.
    The crops for the March 1 deadline are: Alfalfa, Clover, Grass and Mixed Grass intended for grazing, hay, or seed.

  • USDA releases status of 2010 counter-cyclical payments

  • Phase I sign-ups announced

    The Harrison County Phase I committee announces the 2011 program. The funds, which are tobacco settlement funds, will be available for anyone who owns a farm in our county.

  • Copes graduates from Conservation Planning course

    Kenny Copes of Cynthiana, soil conservation technician, Natural Resource Conservation Service in Lewis County, graduated recently from USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Conservation Planning Course held during January in Cookeville, Tenn.  

  • Specialty seed catalogs offer variety

    I have learned to be discerning when it comes to catalog shopping.  
    I steer clear of outrageous or cheap deals. I prefer the specialty catalog where expertise reigns providing us with both a good product and the information to grow it well.  
    I shop locally as much as I can, but for some crops we must turn to the catalogs that are filling the mailbox this time of the year.  
    I pour over the pages looking for the odd, heirloom and favorite staple; and I order early because some rare finds are often limited in supply.  

  • NRCS accepting applications for the Grassland Reserve Program

    Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is accepting applications for the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP). Although GRP applications are continually accepted, the application ranking cutoff date for 2011 is March 31. Applications received after March 31, 2011 will be deferred until the next ranking cycle.

  • Cattle producers could see an exciting year

    2011 has the potential to be an exciting year for cow/calf producers. Prices for feeder steers are very high and demand will remain high because of domestic use and demand from other countries in the world. Economists have shown producers for years that cow/calf producers are under appreciated and the least paid for their investment. This has changed in the last couple of years with the reduction in size of the herds. In the short term, the prices of our feeder calves are at a high level because of the supply and demand.

  • Easy Valentine blooms that keep on giving

    psis about the house and three of them have just begun to shoot up a bloom spike that once in bloom (probably still about a month away) will bloom for months if I keep them out of direct sunlight.
    One plant is like 10 fresh cut bouquets and they are so delicately lovely you just can’t beat them as a nice Valentine gesture.