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Pumpkin is not just for dessert. Consider using this low calorie, flavorful vegetable, botanically classified as a fruit, in any of the courses of your fall or holiday meals.

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Hiawatha High School’s Nathan Wright is hosting a corn picking event co-sponsored by the Brown County Historical Society/Ag Museum for part of his FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience Project.

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It’s harvest time in Northeast Kansas and Brown County Sheriff John Merchant wants to remind everyone to take extra caution on the roads.

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TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) has been working with a team of specialists from Accenture for just over two weeks as they provide operational and technological assessments to improve the delivery of unemployment services.

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USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin accepting nominations for county committee members on Monday, June 15, 2020. Elections will occur in certain Local Administrative Areas (LAA) for these members who make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally. A…

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USDA’s Farm Service Agency will begin accepting nominations for county committee members on Monday, June 15, 2020. Elections will occur in certain Local Administrative Areas for these members who make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally. All nominatio…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage programs for 2020 must do so by June 30. Although program elections for the 2020 crop year remain the same as elections made for 2019, all producers need to contact the…

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It’s a busy time for farmers in Kansas with harvest underway and hay season in full swing. The Kansas Highway Patrol would like to remind motorists to use caution and patience when traveling around farm trucks, tractors, combines and other implements.

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(TOPEKA) - Many long-held traditions have been thoroughly upended by the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19. However, the long-standing tradition of celebrating May as Beef Month, which for 36 years has recognized the many contributions of Kansas beef producers, continues. 

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Two local greenhouses in Brown County want everyone to know they are open for business during a spring planting season that has been termed as the phenomenon “Victory Garden 2.0.”

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic currently impacting all states, including Kansas, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Agriculture strongly recommends all landowners and managers voluntarily reduce the number of acres that they intend to burn this…

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The Weasts purchased this 135 acre farm in 2000 and began their wildlife habitat improvements immediately. The farm consists of approximately 60 acres of crop land with the balance in CRP acres, food plots and timber land. They have worked closely with district foresters from the Kansas Fore…

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Grimm Farms was established in 1980 by Gerald Grimm and his 3 brothers. They farm approximately 2500 acres and have a cattle finishing operation. Gerald has been utilizing no-till practices for much of his farming life, as well as good soil conservation management practices and terracing.

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Brice Schumann of Schumann Gem LLC believes strongly that maintaining good, quality conservation practices not only saves time and money by making the ground more farmable, but it also increases the bottom line. Brice has invested in installing tile outlet terraces, and maintaining healthy w…

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Leon and Susan Wissmann purchased this 155 acre farm in 2007. The Wissmanns use a 100 percent No-Till management practice philosophy in the daily operation of their farm. Maintaining good conservation practices has always been of utmost importance to the Wissmann Family.

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The North Square Farm, owned by Tim & Dee Revere, is a 124 acre farm north of Robinson in the Irving Township, acquired in 2012. Only 37 acres were tilled and the balance was used for cattle pasture. The Reveres were told that the property was “not a good farm;” would never be a “pretty …

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Hiawatha High School’s Nathan Wright hosted a corn picking event at the Brown County Ag Museum for part of his FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience Project last Sunday, and the event was well-received by local farmers and community members.

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Dairy producers can now enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage for calendar year 2020. USDA’s Farm Service Agency opened signup today for the program that helps producers manage economic risk brought on by milk price and feed cost disparities.

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Agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture safety net programs – for the 2020 crop year. Meanwhile, producers who enrolled farms for the 2018 crop year have started receiving more than $1.5 bill…

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A report issued this week from the National Agricultural Statistics Services told Kansans what many local farmers already know — planting is behind schedule.

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TOPEKA – In conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) plan to reduce the quarantine period for those exposed to COVID-19, KDHE is issuing similar guidance in Kansas. Counties may choose to opt in to the shortened quarantine period, either 10 or 7 days with testing…

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, and the group came to an agreement, given the recent rapid spike in Covid-19 cases in Hiawatha and Brown County, that as of Wednesday, the City will close the Fisher Center, as well as City Hall, which will be open by appointment only. The …

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Given the continuing increasing cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, the Hiawatha City Commission has taken the following steps in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. We apologize for any inconvenience but truly feel it is in the best interest of Hiawatha, Brown County an…

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A vehicle said by authorities to have been traveling at a high rate of speed on a side road off U.S. Highway 36 crashed into a ditch on early Sunday morning, killing one of the five teenage occupants, all of whom are from Hiawatha. 

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The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Chairman Dwight A. Kruse, Keith Olsen, and Richard L. Lehmkuhl, via Zoom. Also present was Brown County Clerk, Melissa Gormley. County Attorney, Kevin Hill was present for a portion of the meet…

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The Brown County Commission heard plans from the NEK Area Agency on Aging to take over Meals on Wheels from the Hiawatha Community Hospital.

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Since the courthouse will be closed to the public starting Monday, Nov. 30, please contact the Treasurers office to make arrangements to complete transactions that cannot be completed by mail, online or dropbox (which will be located on the south side of the courthouse 24 hours a day.

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The Board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Chairman Dwight A. Kruse, Keith Olsen, and Richard L. Lehmkuhl, via Zoom. Also present was Brown County Clerk, Melissa Gormley. County Attorney, Kevin Hill was present for a portion of the meet…