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WhyA by Mary Lou Peter, KSU Extension Writer This year's abundant hard red winter wheat crop, slow ex- port demand and ample supplies of low-priced feed grams avail- able to compete with wheat for livestock feeding have com- bined to pull Kansas wheat prices lower this summer. Anticipated large harvests of corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and other crops this fall are likely to further clog the state's grain storage and handling systems, according to Kansas State Uni- Wheat Futures, h Prices So FarApart? versity associate professor Dan Abilene, Hutchinson, and holders have an incentive to O'Brie Wichita. continue to pay storage and One apparent result of the "The current wide wheat ba-"store" the warehouse receipts tight grain storage situation is sis situation in Kansas seems to they have been forced to take that the Chicago Mercantile Ex- be the result of large inventories rather than to "load out" or ac- change July Kansas hard red of wheat in combination with tually sell the wheat in the cash winter wheat futures contract other grains accumulating in market, he said. did not converge with the actual Kansas grain elevators across This incentive to hold andbetween cash wheat prices and cash price being paid for wheat the state in general, and at des- store the delivered wheat rather wheat futures in Kansas wheat at designated delivery elevator ignated delivery elevators in than move it into the cash mar- markets that occurs at desig- locations in central Kansas and particular," said O'Brien, an ag- ket is a major contributing factor nated grain elevator delivery lo- Kansas City, Mo., as it normally ricultural economist with K-State in the widening of wheat basis cations, and that affects grain would. The disconnect between Research and Extension. levels during delivery periods for elevators across the state futures and cash prices could Basis is the difference be-CME Kansas HRW wheat at de- "If these periods of non-con- have implications for crop insur- tween a local cash price for a livery locations in Kansas and vergence for CME Kansas HRW ance programs, O'Brien said. commodity and the price of a at Kansas City, Mo. The impact wheat were eliminated, it would For example, on July 1, at the specific futures contract of the on wheat basis levels at these benefit Kansas farmers in terms beginning of the delivery period same commodity and any given key locations filter out to other of more effective and efficient for Chicago Mercantile Ex- point in time. grain elevators across the state, crop revenue insurance pro- change July 2016 Kansas hard "These large inventories One solution to the formation grams and wheat marketing red winter wheat futures, the have resulted in greater demand of such positive "wedges" be- strategies," he said. "It would contract closed at $3.94 a bushel, for grain storage, and raised the tween the value of physical stor- also help Kansas farmers and down from $4.61 on May 2 -- true value of physical grain stor- age space and lower futures agfibusinesses make more accu- the price of May 2016 wheat fu- age space above the rates of contractual storage rates on de- rate and profitable decisions in tures at the beginning of its de- storage written into the CME livered wheat, O'Brien said, regards to crop enterprise selec- livery period. Kansas hard red winter wheat would be to raise the contrac- tion, as in making profit maximiz- Also on July 1, cash prices contract for delivered wheat. As tual storage rates to a level as ing decisions in regards to use for wheat truck bids in Kansas a result, a positive 'wedge' has high as the value of physical stor- of farm assets." City, Mo., were $3.66 per bushel, formed between the true value age space is likely to ever be in More information about this On Aug. 8, cash basis levels or 'price' of physical grain stor- the foreseeable future, topic and others in agricultural had fallen further to 58 per age space and the futures con- Such action by the CME on economics are available on the bushel under September 2016 tract storage rate on delivered the Kansas HRW wheat futures K-State Research and Extension CME Kansas HRW wheat ill- hard red winter wheat." contract would help to solve the Ag Manager website at tures. Basis levels had fallen 80- Because of this, long futures problem of non-convergencewww.agrnanager.info. 85 per bushel under designated position holders who have been delivery locations in Salina, delivered upon by short position Published in The Western Star Protection Press, ads, 212.66 Thursday September 8, 2016. 6c LIST OF CLAIMS allowed by the Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting held September 6, 2016. COUNTY GENERAL: County Employees, salaries, 33,182.34; Debra Adams, service, 870.00; Apex, service, 306.92; Atco, sup- ply, 88.50; ATT, utility, 1,116.48; Bolen, supply, 323.03; Business Card, supply, 357.48; City of Coldwater, utility, 153.44; Dunn Auto, service, 135.00; Ford Co. Attorney, service, 67.96; Angelica Gardea, service, 120.00; KGS, utility, 63.44; Manatron, service, 216.00; Municipal Service, fee, 150.00; Natalie Randall, service, 1,327.37; Pitney Bowes, supply, 155.52; Pratt Glass, service, 565.20; Protection Press, legals, 61.40; Quill, supply, 572.53; Ser- vice Janitorial, supply, 209.25; Shultz, service, 70.00; Southern Pioneer, utility, 2,686.94; Verizon, utility, 247.80; Western Star, legals, 1,220.80 ROAD AND BRIDGE: County Employees, salaries, 20,136.91; Amarillo Bolt, material, 164.20; Apex, service, 934.75; ATT, util- ity, 486.69; Beeley, propane, 221.26; Byram, Mfg., material, 274.56; City of Coldwater, util- ity, 307.62; Dolese, material, 3,883.20; Dodge International, material, 3,406.30; DW Young Haulage, freight, 3,462.37; Elk Transports, service, 1,719.56; Ergon, material, 61,034.48; FNBO, material, 118.83; Foley, material, 586.33; Greensburg Farm, material, 450.76; GW Van Keppel, material, 2,345.11; Hori- zon Brokerage, freight, 1,574.40; Horizon express, freight, 5,834.20; Interstate Gypsum, material, 1,800.00; John Deere, material, 1,702.44; KanEquip, material, 681.51; Kropf, service, 1,376.85; Maupin's, material, 772.56; Murphy, service, 202.23; Nace Farms, freight, 555.80; Northern Safety, material, 188.31; Safety Kleen, supply, 234.18; Sellers, material, 347.44; Service Janitorial, 81.40; South- ern Pioneer, utility, 315.78; Southwest Truck, material, 1,802.16; SW Mgmt, fee, 302.50; Victor Phillips, material, 253.20 COUNTY BUILDING: Brooks, service, 1,088.99; Wessel, mate- rial, 1,063.00 ELECTION: ARC, sign, 180.95; EQUIPMENT RESERVE: Wrays, trailer, 25,000.00 APPRAISER: County Employees, salaries, 3,489.93; ATT, utility, 153.45; Dirks, contract, 50.00; McCully, service, 1,511.00 HEALTH: County Employees, salaries, 3,058.33; ATT, utility, 145.29; City of Coldwater, util- ity, 62.70; Merck, supply, 6,123.34; Southern Pioneer, util- ity, 235.27; Nicole York, reim- bursement, 55.00 COUNTY FIRE: County Employ- ees, salaries, 1,300.00; ATT, util- ity, 316.29; Bent Nail, service, 6,587.35; Brooks, service, 280.69; City of Coldwater, utility, 58.41; Emergency Fire, equipment, 620.00; KGS, utility, 97.21; Kropf, service, 2,110.20; Shultz, service, 58.75; Southern Pioneer, utility, 246.70; Verizon, utility, 51.60 AMBULANCE: County Employ- ees, salaries, 8,588.64; AED, sup- ply, 2,648.00; Airgas, supply, 229.34; ATT, utility, 246.51; Beeley, propane, 57.32; BoundTree, supply, 1,042.22; City of Coldwater, utility, 72.03; Kropf, service, 470.50; David Kutz, reimbursement, 65.00; Mikes Service, service, 220.39; Protection Press, ad, 140.00; Southern Pioneer, utility, 339.30; US Standard, supply, 4,246.58; Verizon, utility, 120.03 AIRPORT: County Employees, salaries, 235.00; All Weather, service, 102,403.00; BTI, material, 81.26 NOXIOUS WEED: County Em- ployees, salaries, 693.75 EMERGENCY 911: ATT, utility, 846.69 I, Alice Smith, County Clerk, do hereby certify that the above list of claims was allowed by the Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting held September 6, 2016. In testimony thereof, I have hereto set my hand and the offi- cial seal of Comanche County this sixth day of September, 2016. SEAL Alice Smith Comanche County Clerk PART-TIME CUSTODIAL OPPORTUNITY Measurement Incorporated Coldwater, Kansas Measurement Incorporated is seeking a part-time custodian to do office cleaning every other weekend for most of the year and every weekend during the spring. Duties will include vacuum- ing, dusting, sanitizing, sweeping, mopping, deodorizing, trash disposal, and deep cleaning. Areas to be cleaned will include office areas, restrooms, hallways, a patio, and a break room. Interested persons may call the Measurement Incorporated of- fice at (620) 582.-2239 or email Ben at bens@measinc.com to apply. To learn more about Measurement Incorporated visit www.measinc.com. Measurement Incorporated is an equal opportunity em- ployer. First published in The Western and Star Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. 4-6c IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF COMANCHE COUNTY, KANSAS An undivided 1/4 of 1/240 in- terest in and to all the oil, gas and other minerals in and un- der the N of $24, T32S, R20W; and IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF An undivided 1/4 of 1/320 in- SIDNEY ROGER DAVIS, terest in and to all the oil, gas DECEASED. and other minerals in and un- der the W of the NE~A and the Case No. 2016-PR-000009 E of the NWlA of $25, T32S, (Proceeding Pursuant to K.S.A. R20W; Chapter 59) NOTICE OF HEARING and An undivided 1/4 of 1/160 in- TO THE STATE OF KANSAS TO terest in and to all the oil, gas ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: and other minerals in and un- der the W and the NEJA of S19, You are notified that a Petition T32S, R19W; has been filed in this Court by Georgi Duwe, Independent Ad- be assigned in accordance with ministrator the Estate of Sidney the terms of the Will and Media- Roger Davis, deceased, request- tion Agreement. ing that: the Foreign Will of Sidney Roger Davis, deceased, You are required to file your writ- dated May 1, 1998, be admitted to ten defenses to the Petition on or probate and record of this Court; before September 19, 2016, at no administration of the Estate 11:00 o'clock a.m. in the District is necessary; the Will be con-Court, and the City of Coldwa- strued, and the following oil, gas ter, Comanche County, Kansas, and mineral interest in Kansasat which time and place the cause real estate situated in Comanche will be heard. Should yon fail to County, Kansas: file your written defenses, judg- ment and decree will be entered An undivided 114 of 1/480 of 71 in due course upon the Petition. 8 overriding royalty interest in and to the Oil and Gas Lease Georgi Duwe, dated March 3, 1954, executed Petitioner by and between Evelyn C. Hoch, a widow, as Lessor, and Scott R. Condray Skelly Oil Company, as Les- CONDRAY & THOMPSON, LLC see, and Lease being recorded 812 Washington in Book 15 at page 315 of the P.O. Box 407 records of Comanche County, Concordia, KS 66901-0407 Kansas, on the N~ of the SEIA (785) 243-1357 FAX and W~ of the SW~ of S24, (785) 243-1359 T32S, R20W; condraylaw@condraylaw.com