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Today's Features

  • Don’t lose your chance to elect ARC or PLC and qualify for 2014 payments.
    Update your yields, reallocate base and elect ARC or PLC by March 31, 2015.
    Landowners need to update farm yield history and/or reallocate crop base acres.
    Producers need to make one-time election of ARC or PLC for 2014 - 2018 crop years.
    What happens if you miss March 31?
    • Your farm will not be eligible for 2014 crop year ARC or PLC payments.
    • Your only option will be to enroll your farm in PLC for the 2015 - 2018 crop years and not ARC.

  • MT. HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
    The members of Mt. Hope United Methodist Church invite the entire community,  particularly those seeking a church, to meet their new pastor, Greg Olmsted.
    He will begin preaching at Mt. Hope this coming Sunday.
    Olmsted and his wife, Marsha, and their son, Neil, will become Mt. Hope’s new church family.
    Come meet Brother Olmsted at Mt. Hope United Methodist Church on Ky. 32 West in Connersville. Sunday worship services begin as 10 a.m. with Sunday School and morning worship service starts at 11 a.m.

  • Scripture Lesson:
    Matthew 6:13

  • Although grace is free, hope recently cost me $8 on Etsy, the Website where people sell their handiwork.
    For $8 I bought a wire bracelet that forms the word “hope,” which I’ve been wearing all week.

  • THURSDAY, March 12
    Berry City Commission
    will meet Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
    Cynthiana Board of Adjustment will not meet this month due to no items on the agenda. The meetings are open to the public.

  • Deer. To some, they are beautiful animals. To out-of-state sportsmen, Kentucky Whitetails are the stuff of which dreams are made. To farmers here in the Commonwealth, though, they are often a nuisance or worse, gobbling their way through soybean fields at a rapid and alarming rate.

  • The State Executive Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Kentucky, John W. McCauley, urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of  March 15, 2015.
    NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields/grazing loss, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters including drought, freeze, hail, excessive moisture, excessive wind or hurricanes.

  • Do we still teach children about Brutus’ betrayal of Caesar and to Beware the Ides of March?  
    Well, I hope that this year the Ides of March on March 15 will mark a not so foreboding future.  
    After this last blast of winter weather we are due for spring.  
    My onion slips and seed potatoes should be arriving in the mail. Additionally, we have a March 20 arrival date of 200 Freedom Ranger chicks and the first of our lambs to be born (literally on the first day of spring).