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7 / Bath County News-Outlook December 4, 2003 -On the Farm- ........ ..... ...... , .............. ...... that would have stopped the U. Gary Hamilton, Aft ...... Carole Risen, Home Agent Tera Rawlinga, 4-H Agent John K. Wills - Agricultural Agent Emeritus ;ill i : : mice and rat it program Bath County Extension in cooperation with the Department of Bath County Farm Southern States and the /County Vo-ag Department, to citizens of Bath a free rat and mice bait If you have, or are pre- a rat or mice problem your home or farm, this is available at either the County Farm Bureau Souther States or the County Extension Office. bait is in one-pound bags may get five pounds. as selection will be here soon during this time of year we have questions concern- Christmas tree selection and istmas trees are already sold in some locations. are some quick ideas to when making a tree and also how to care them after you get them were introduced this past year remain alive. Undoubtedly, tobacco-state lawmakers will continue their efforts to move a buyout bill early next year. However, a successful buyout package probably hinges on some modifications to the fund- ing amounts, the funding mech- amsm, and the post-buyout tobacco policy. In addition, efforts must continue to see if there is any common ground among the major tobacco com- panies with respect to the FDA issue that simultaneously will be supported by the health com- munity. Several factors came into play in recent weeks that derailed buyout efforts for this year. First, it is important to remember that despite all the support among tobacco farmers in the southeast there are only seven main tobacco producing states, with many lawmakers from 43 other states not having a primary interest in the crop. you need to buy the tree possible and, usual- freshest being one that go out and cut yourself. makes for a good family and gives you an oppor- to get out on the week- ou don't cut your own tree !are probably at the mercy of The best thing to do picking out a tree is to soundly on the ground. needles should NOT the tree, but brown nee- which are a common part of tree will fall off so don't with the brown Also remember that needles do not when they are bent, so if do, you need to look for tree. you get the tree home, need to cut approximately off the tree's base and tree in a pail of waterl the end will reopen the and help in the up-take of that will be evaporated h the needles. need to leave the tree until just before decorat,- It m a warm garage only increase the rate of through the nee- Many of the trees being in Kentucky are being in from both the north South, and they have been for several weeks already We still have several days Christmas. When you the tree into the house, it to be placed in the coolest on of the room. This might by turning off a heat m that location. Place the in a container that will hold continue to water the laily. Try not to place the directly on the bottom container. Try and leave space for the water to the base. green needles should .nap or break when they are , so if your tree starts to get lis condition, its probably to think about removing it house. There is a point a tree will become a fire no matter how much you provide it. you want to buy local when you go to buy your ask where they came from. local tree vendors will be than anxious to advertise hey were locally grown. buyout going to in 2003 months of wrangling in tobacco growers will a buyout in 2003. "As tobacco farmers wind another season, there is disappointment that a quota buyout did not in 2003/' said Will tobacco policy specialist University of Kentucky ;e of Agriculture. "Despite work of farm leaders and policymakers. ultimately decided not on this controversial piece llslation, which had major on the current and agricultural economy in .alth." %e 21)3 was the first year Cycle, all buyoul bills that Second, while the tobacco farm groups agreed to the buyout components in principle, unity was never achieved among the major tobacco compames on the buyout package. Third, after a lot of debate, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration compo- nents of the buyout package probably came together too late in a session that was filled with a lot of other major national issues. FDA components in the provisions outlined in October lost the support of health groups who said they were too weak. A buyout bill without ties to FDA regulations was unpopular with a number of organizations and many members of Congress and lost the backing of Philip Morris, the only tobacco com- pany supporting the combined FDA-Buyout provisions. Final- ly, while some congressional members were syinpathetic to the plight of tobacco farmers many were, in principle, against any type of legislative activity that raised prices to consumers or resulted in more government regulations. These and other factors, such as compensation levels and a post buyout pro- gram, ultimately rcstdted in the downfall of buyout legislation in 2003. m recent days, tobacco- state lawmakers tried to tack two measures to a spending bill that would have helped farmers --a buyout provision, or one S. Department of Agriculture from cutting the amount farmers can grow in 2004. While the future of the program and the buyout remain uncertain, one thing for certain is that policy- makers and farm group leaders cannot stand still and do nothing to address the downward spiral of tobacco quotas and the tobac- co economy. Thus efforts will continue into 2004. If a legisla- tive strategy does not work, farm group leaders will have to resort to other more extreme, and probably less popular, options including Congressiorml action to make major changes to the existing tobacco program, which may or may not include a scaled-down privatized buyout outside of Congress. Holiday party cleanups! Quick ways to clean when the party's over. 1. Wipe up spills. Spills are inevitable in the fridge. Clean these spills with disinfecting wipes. 2. Microwave must. Clean baked on foods in your microwave with heat-activated microwave wipes. 3. Filter fresh. You kitchen range may have trapped smelly, oily cooking material in its filter screen. Place the permanent metal filter in the dishwasher. Use an automatic dishwasher detergent, which now comes in tablet and gel/liquid forms. 4. Clean rinse. To help avoid having to wipe spots and film from glassware, use a rinse aid. 5. Blend on. If you don't have a dishwasher, an easy way to clean your blender is to add hot water and a small amount of hand dishwashing liquid. Replace the cover securely and turn the blender on at a slow speed. 6. Dust-free. Use a dispos- able dust cloth to capture dust on furniture. 7. Lively drapes. To give your draperies a fresh look, toss them into the clothes dryer. Use the air fluff setting on your dryer with no heat. Rehang drapes immediately. 8. Freshen up. Spray carpets with a fabric refresher to neu- trali odors that may have built up over time. 9. Add fragrance. Freshen your toilet by cleaning it with a scented toilet tablet. They're easy to use--no measuring, no spills and no mess! FARM BUREAU INSURANCE William D. Ellington Agency Manager Derek Ellington, Agent Owingsvflle, Ky. Ph.: 606-674-6335 rliml [ Get Ready For Wint;; "]' I 10% Off All Store Stock of Natural Gas, I I LP, Kerosene & Electric Heaters I I with ad thru Dec. 13 I L .................. .I Quality Feed & Feed Supplements from Kent, Sweetlix and Crystalyx. FREE Scrimshaw Knife with Purchase of 2 or More 200# to 250# Supplement Tubs. thru Dec. 13 High-Mag Mineral Blocks 37% Protein Blocks, Rumensin Type C Medicated Blocks Corn Gluten/Soyhull Mix in 50# or 1,500# Bags Gateway 10% Sweet Feeds 14% Beef Conditioner Pellets Oil Lubricants and Anti-Freeze from Shell, Pennzoil, Quaker State, Valvoline, Warren, Prime, Texaco and Others Complete Line of Farm Supplies Gateway Farm Supply 3045 Owingsville Road (next to Fairgrounds), Mt. Sterling (859) 497-4000 Mon.-Fri. 8 to 5 • Sat. 8 to 4 I0. Reach up. Place a stepladder in the middle of each room and climb up as high as you safely can See if areas like ceiling fans. refrigerator tops. li,,ht, fixtures and trim moldings need dusting. Use special dust- ing mitts that are designed fl)r reaching and dusting these hard to reach surfaces. (*Taken from The Soap & Detergent Assoc- iation Cleanliness Facts.) For more information, visit: www. cleaningl01 .com. NRCS accepts applications for WHIP USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) signup. Landowners may apply for WHIP at any time, however, applications received by January 9, 2004, will be consid- ered for the 2004 program year. Applications received after that date are held until the next eval- uation period. WHIP provides landowners an opportunity to improve wildlife habitat. WHIP allows up t6 75% cost-share assistance for eligible practices on land they own or control• In Kentucky, the primary focus of WHIP is to restore and create early succession habitats• Planting native grasses, shrubs, and wildlife-friendly introduced grasses are eligible practices under Kentucky's 2004 WHIP cost-share assistance. Other eligible practices for cost-share assistance include fil- ter strips; forest stand improve- ment; field borders; tree planti- ngs; riparian buffers; wildlife watering holes; and fencing to exclude livestock from streams, woodland, wetlands, and wildlife lands WHIP applications are eval- uated and ranked to determine which applications provide the most beneficial habitats• To apply for WHIP, contact: Randy Smallwood, District Conservationist, USDA Service Center, 1-606-674-2121 ; or Wes Mattox, Biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, 1-600- Ready for defivery CHRYSLER-DODGt-JINIp 1-800-963-2886 Last deer of the season i Robert Wright killed this deer in Bethel, on the last day of deer season. It was a 15- point buck. 784-6435• cerning this press release, call For further assistance con- public affairs, 1-859-224-7372. Your Hometown Rental Company We Rent For Less Wilson Auto Sales, Inc. I 1884 Owingsville Road, Mt. Sterling FARMERS. MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF MASON COUNTY "Since 1879" • Homeowners • Farm Properties • Mobile Homes • Commercial Buildings • Churches Call Your Local County Director For Service Lonnie Vice  606-674-2734 Bath, Menifee, Montgomery and Clark " 1718 US 68 South, Maysville, KY 606-759-5252 Toll Free 800-759-9618 PttlUF LAWSON E,qTA00 S. AUCtiON 00. "Serving the area since 1977" Own Cheaper Than Rent/ This comfortable 3 bedroom home has central heat/air, oak cabinets, hard- wood floor, large living room with gas fireplace, eat-in kitchen with all appli- ances including dishwasher and utility room. Situated on 3/4 arce lot with fenced back yard, outbuilding, city water and septic. $45,000 Need more room? This like new doublewide 28x80 with four bedrooms, spacious living room and kitchen area, dining room, family room, concrete septic, city water, cen- tral heat&air, on 2 acre tract with plen- ty of elbow room. $85,000 Convenient & Affordable 1998 Redmond doublewide, central heat&air, large living room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, wrap-around cov- ered porch, on one acre level lot, city water and work shop. Convenient loca- tion, six miles from Owingsville and 20 minutes from Mt. Sterling or Morehead. $69,900 Adams Road, Bath Co, 73 acres, gently rolling pastures, creek, w/road frontage, great home sites. Call Philip 606 768 3583 Highway 36, Sharpsburg, 126 acre farm with 2 barns, tobacco base, good fencing. Montgomery County, 160 acres selling in 8 surveyed tracts, all wooded tracts with city water & elec- tric available. Tract 1 - 24.27 acres $36,500 Tract 2 - 13 ac - $20,000 Tract 3 - 13.6 ac - $21,000 Tract 4 - 10.87 ac - $20.000 Tract 5 - 14.27 ac - $21,50 Tract 6 - 16.23 ac - $24,500 Hope Means Rd (Hihw W 713) F3udditLq ot Matltdaclured t.lome Iols available. $12,000. Call Philip for (lehul,.; 606 768-3583