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Members of Kansas Agri-Women were recognized at the 44th national convention of American Agri-Women held recently in Tigard, Oregon. Jean Goslin of Dwight, Kansas, received the LEAVEN award, the national organization’s highest honor for members. Lesley Schmidt of Park City, Kansas, was installed for the second year of her two-year term as AAW vice president of education. She also received a President’s Award for her service in 2019. Both Goslin and Schmidt are past presidents of KAW.

Duckworth might be among the premier fine-wool, American-made clothing companies, but it didn’t get that way overnight. Joe and Aggie Helle proved to be company cornerstones thanks to their efforts at constantly improving the family ranch’s wool clip, which provided Duckworth with the raw, natural fiber needed to produce its performance products.

CLL16, a new high-yield, long-grain Clearfield rice variety developed by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will be available to rice growers from Horizon Ag in 2021.

Fort Pierre Livestock, Fort Pierre, South Dakota, reported receipts of 4,566 head of feeder cattle selling Jan. 10 compared to 3,927 head on Jan. 3 and 6,468 head a year ago, according to the USDA-South Dakota Department of Agriculture Market News, Worthing, South Dakota.