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rasslan Tues. Jan. 24, 2017 Hinton News - 5 ram I e ucers Helping Dairy, Beef and Other Producers Protect Working Grasslands in 43 States On Jan. 13, the U.S. Department operations may still make offers in a ranking period are rolled over of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service through the normal process. USDA into the next ranking period. Agency (FSA) Administrator Val met its goal of 200,000 acres under Small livestock operations or Dolcini today announced that USDA this small scale initiative. The now other farming and ranching will accept over 300,000 acres in 43 practice for small scale livestock operations interested in states that were offered by grazing operations encourages participating in CRP Grasslands producers during the recent ranking greater diversity geographically and should contact their local FSA office. period for the Conservation Reserve in all types of livestock operations. To find your local FSA office, visit Program (CRP) Grasslands Visit http'J/ to view http'J/ To learn more enrollment with emphasis placed on the complete list of acres accepted about FSA's conservation programs, small scale livestock operations, by state, visit Through the voluntary CRP Participants in CRP Grasslands Throughout the Obama Grasslands program, grasslands establish or maintain lohg-term, Administration , USDA has threatened by development or resource conserving grasses and generated thousands of critical conversion to row crops are other plant species to control soil partnerships to conserve and protect maintained as livestock grazing erosion, improve water quality and our natural resources on working areas, while providing important develop wildlife habitat on landscapes, while enrolling a record conservation benefits,marginally productive agricultural number of acres in conservation Approximately 200,000 of the lands. CRP Grasslands participants programs. Seventy percent of the accepted acres were offered by small can use the land for livestock nation's land is owned and tended scale livestock operations, production (e.g. grazing or producing to privately, and America's farmers, "Producers of all sizes are hay), while following their ranchers and landowners have interested in USDA's Conservation conservation and grazing plans in willingly stepped up to address the Reserve Program," said Dolcini. order to maintain the cover. Agoal growing impacts of a changing 'This latest round of CRP of CRP Grasslands is to minimize climate. With USDA's support, they Grasslands enrollment, where much conversion of grasslands either to work to implement voluntary of the acreage comes from small row crops or to nonagricultural uses. practices that improve air and water scale livestock operations, show-s Participants can receive annual quality, prevent soil erosion and that our nation's family farmers and payments of up to 75 percent of the create and protect wildlife habitat. ranchers can have a big impact on grazing value of the land and up to Since 2009, USDA has invested environmental conservation." 50 percent of the cost of cover more than $29 billion to help The most recent ranking period practices like cross fencing to producers make conservation closed on Dec. 16, 2016, and included support rotational grazing orimprovements, working with as for the first time a CRP Grasslands improving pasture cover to benefit many as 500,000 farmers, ranchers practice specifically tailored for pollinators or other wildlife, and landowners to protect land and small scale livestock grazing USDA selects offers for water on over 400 million acres operations to encourage broader enrollment based on six ranking nationwide. Read more about participation. Under this ranking factors: (1) current and future use USDA's record conservation period and for future periods, small (2) new farmer/rancher or outcomes underthisAdministration scale livestock operations with 100 undeserved producer involvement, at Caring for our Land, Air and orfewer head ofgrazingcows (or the (3) maximum grassland Water: Preserving Precious Natural equivalent) can submit applications preservation, (4) vegetative cover, (5) Resources for Tomorrow. to enroll up to 200 acres of environmental factors, and (6) grasslands per farm. Larger pollinator habitat. Oi~n not selected Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. The good news is cervical cancer is virtually always preventable through regular screening with Pap tests which can detect cell changes before cancer develops. In recognition of January's Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, participatingARH Clinics in eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia will be offering FREE Pap screerfings January 23-27. While walk-ins are welcome, appointments PIPESTEM RURITAN CLUB The Pipestem Ruritan club meets every fourth Saturday at 6:00 p.m. We have a wonderful dinner before our meeting We would like to invite anyone interested in learning more about this service club to come and join us. We have a gospel sing the Friday before our meetings. Come join in the fun and fellowship. For more information please call Brenda Garcia at 304- 923-1622 or 304-466-6804. BINGO Bingo every Friday night at the Hinton Senior Citizens Building on Second Ave. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. starts at 6:00 p.m. AL-ANON Are you troubled by someone's drinking? A1-Anon Family Group can help. To help them, you have to help yourself first. Meetings every Monday nights 7:00 p.m. behind the Child Advocacy Center at 411 Temple Street. For more information call: 466-2760. are encouraged. Cervical cancer is caused by a common virus called HPV. A vaccine is also available that provides protection against HPV and can help prevent cervical cancer. Women who receive the HPV vaccine must remember that they should continue having regular Pap tests. If you are age 30 or over, your healthcare provider may recommend that you have an HPV test along with your Pap. Women participating in the free screening event will also be receiving a gift and will be entered : into a drawing for a $500 gift card from the Rejuvenation Center medical spa. The gift card can be used for products and services at any of the Rejuvenation Center's three locations in Hazard, Middlesboro or Beckley, WV. , For complete list of ARH clinics or to contact the clinic near you to confirm participation in the free Pap screening, visti *** True friends stab you in the front. *** ---Oscar Wilde Summers County Historical Society held their meeting on Tuesday, January 17. The following members were elected: From left to right: Ben Vest - Vice President; Donna Brewster - Treasurer; Wayne Harbey - President; Andrea Pack - Historian; Carolyn Fitzsimmons - Secretary. In FAMILY MEDICIN Summers County ARH Hospital and ARH Summers County Clinic welcome nurse practitioner Robyn Adkins to our team. Robyn is a Family Nurse Practitioner providing healthcare services to patients of all ages. Robyn is a graduate of Mountain State University and has worked in Beckley, Princeton and Hinton as a Nurse Practitioner and as an ER and Telemetry RN. She will be practicing family medicine including: cold and flu treatment; diabetic management; health maintenance; osteoporosis screening and treatment; school, work and yearly exams; and, women's health. Robyn Adkins, APRN, FNP-BC is accepting new patients. Call today for an appointment. ARH Summers County Clinic 115 Summers Hospital Road Hinton, WV 25951 304.466.2918 Summers County L i