USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will offer certain producers the opportunity to modify and extend their Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts that are scheduled to expire on Sept. 30, 2009.
CRP is a voluntary program for agricultural landowners. CRP protects millions of acres of American topsoil from erosion and is designed to safeguard the Nation’s natural resources. Participants receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource conserving covers on eligible farmland.
Birth announced this week are: Ben Curtis Northcutt, April 28, son of Brian and Donna Northcutt.
Former Harrison County baseball standout Chris Snopek was traded to the Cincinnati Reds. Snopek was playing for the AAA Pawtucket Pawsox, was traded by the parent Boston Red Sox to the Reds in exchange for outfielder Johnny Oliver, a 1996 No. 1 draft choice.
Harrison County Fillies softball improves their record to a glittering 18-6.
Harrison County Farmer’s Market committee will hold their second training for WIC and the GAP Program. Both programs are required when handling WIC coupons which is Women, Infants and Children. The WIC program provides young families an opportunity to buy fresh vegetables and fruits for their family.
Producers who did not obtain crop insurance or non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage for 2008 have until May 18 to pay a buy-in fee to become eligible for 2008 disaster assistance programs authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. Producers are required to complete the following steps:
•Pay a $100 buy-in fee per crop. The maximum fee is $300 per county, per producer, not to exceed $900 for multi-county producers.
Births announced this week are: Dakota Sky Pensinger, Jan. 26, daughter of Frederick and Lindiwe Pensinger; Autum Shea Asbury, April 28, daughter of Steven and Tara Asbury; Johnathan Derrick Crump, April 19, son of Donna McKinley and John Crump; Kelbee Makae Daltyn Gill, April 26, daughter of Jerry Ray Gill and Susie Snapp.
The Housing Authority of Cynthiana will host a dedication ceremony of the Mecca Homes Police Substation at 304 Locust Street.
Sabra Oller of Georgetown, Ky. and Robert Gray Easton II of West Palm Bay, Fla., announce the upcoming nuptials of their daughter, Lauren Olivia Easton, to Aaron Ashley Hutchison, both of Cynthiana, Ky. He is the son of Joe and Ann Hutchison of Cynthiana.
The wedding will take place in Pikeville, Ky. on June 6, 2009. The couple will reside in Cynthiana.
Recent widespread reports of cutworm damage in float beds are a good reminder for tobacco growers to keep a close watch on tobacco float beds and greenhouses to catch and treat small problems before they become big ones.
I am particularly anxious to move some of my houseplants outdoors this spring. The gardenia that I have had for over 12 years looks terrible. It needs the restorative environment of the great outdoors: more light, warmth, higher relative humidity and rain water.
I am not sure whether the cold house during the January ice storm/no electricity episode has had an impact on it or if it was just coincidence that it began to die back shortly thereafter. In any case, it needs to be pruned up and sent outside to recover.