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April 1, 2015
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Monsanto to pay $350K to settle more wheat-related lawsuits

NEW YORK (AP) — Monsanto said Wednesday it will pay about $350,000 to settle class action lawsuits brought by farmers in seven states over genetically modified wheat.

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Thursday 03/19/2015
Spring planting of alfalfa
Posted: March 19, 2015

The time to start planning for spring planting of alfalfa is now. Before planting alfalfa, producers should be sure to have the soil tested for pH, phosphorus (P), and potassium (K). 

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County 4-Hers excel at Regional 4-H Day
Posted: March 19, 2015

Involvement in 4-H gives youth the opportunity to learn important life skills that help them to develop into responsible, productive citizens. An important development for youth is the opportunity for mastery. Providing kids the opportunity for achievement has been shown to boost self-confidence. 4-H projects allow youth to learn about something that interests them. Throughout the 4-H year, members are given the opportunity to exhibit a project or talent for the public and to be evaluated by a judge. Exhibitors are scored against a standard and are awarded ribbons for their achievement. 

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Protecting animals to be subject of Farm Bureau program
Posted: March 19, 2015

HOWARD  — Elk County Farm Bureau to host program on protecting animals

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Prairie fire: The smell of spring in Kansas
Posted: March 19, 2015

The smell and sight of spring burning on the Flint Hills evoked this childhood memory.

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Thursday 03/12/2015
Snow geese and Mr. Whiskers
Posted: March 12, 2015

Not tired of goose hunting just yet? Have I got a deal for you! In 1999 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service created a special conservation order extending goose hunting for snow and Ross’ geese until April 30 each year. 

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Time to plant potatoes
Posted: March 12, 2015

Potatoes, often called Irish potatoes, are one of the most important world food crops and a staple for many gardeners. Some interesting potato facts are that per capita the average American consumes a total of 126 pounds of potatoes annually. The top three potato producing states are Idaho, Washington and Wisconsin. In the U.S. approximately 1.1 million acres of potatoes are planted annually. 

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'Hands to larger service' pledged by 4-H members
Posted: March 12, 2015

“I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country and my world.” 

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Thursday 02/26/2015
Annual and perennial flowers recommended for our area
Posted: February 26, 2015

Seed catalogs can give you new ideas, but not everything you see in the seed catalogs will grow in our climate. K-State Research and Extension has a listing of perennial and annual flowers that have been tested by K-State for the prairie climate.

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The first "H": HEAD
Posted: February 26, 2015

Ask a 4-H member what the four “H’es” are and they’ll probably begin to recite the 4-H Pledge: “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country and my world.” 

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What beef producers should be thinking about in March
Posted: February 26, 2015

Many producers should consider calving in this month. Stress is minimized and forage/grass management may be optimized.

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Tuesday 03/31/2015
City Annual Report
Wednesday 03/25/2015
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Saturday 02/28/2015
Achievement Edition 2015
Thursday 02/19/2015
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