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Though it’s easy to look at the tech industry and think this increasingly influential sector is what makes the world go round, something closer to the very core of the Earth may be what’s driv…

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People who live in cities, exurbs or suburbs may not come across farms very frequently. But millions of people, including children, still live on farms. In fact, in 2009 the Centers for Diseas…

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Raising backyard chickens has been a growing phenomenon for several years. Many cities have passed laws legalizing backyard chickens, encouraging many to raise chickens as a rewarding hobby. 

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Many people subscribe to the notion that “everything is better with bacon.” Imagine being able to control the quality and flavor of pork products, and knowing just what went into producing del…

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The agricultural industry provides a variety of opportunities to professionals interested in this often misunderstood field.

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Modern grocery stores are unlike the ones many of today’s adults encountered when they were children. Grocery stores are not only bigger today than they were years ago, but they’re also stocke…

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The family automobile is not the only piece of equipment that requires routine upkeep to ensure it is operating properly. 

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Modern industry is driven by technology. Advancements in technology have changed how business is conducted, with some industries undergoing dramatic changes since the dawn of the 21st century.

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The farmers of yesteryear might not be too familiar with their surroundings if they were to visit a modern farm. While the men and women who made their livings as farmers decades ago would no …

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has declared 2021 as the “Year of Broadband Access.” There has been a great deal of discussion about making broadband more accessible and affordable to Wisconsinites. Broadband is no longer a luxury, but rather a necessity, says Randy Romanski, secretary-designee of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

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The Driftless Area region of Wisconsin where I live is blessed with abundant rivers and streams that flow through our valleys, which we call coulees. Early European settlers in our region took advantage of those water resources to build mills powered by the flowing streams. Many of the early mills were sawmills to cut logs and process timber. But many communities also built grist or flour mills to help feed their growing population or send grains to agricultural markets.

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OPINION  The Family Farm Action Alliance applauds the reintroduction of the Climate Stewardship Act in both chambers of Congress. The legislation is reminiscent of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. It’s stacked with sweeping provisions centered on voluntary incentives for conservation, renewable energy and local food-system programs. The Family Farm Action Alliance is optimistic that if enacted the legislation would offer both immediate and long-term relief to farmers struggling to navigate a consolidated food system in a changing climate.

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The span of time is hard to fathom. A human lifespan is just one dot on the line of time. Time passes quickly for us but seems slow in the sense of its vastness stretching back through history.

If farmers could earn a $5-per-acre discount on crop insurance for planting cover crops, more farmers might add the conservation practice to their operations. At least that’s the case in Iowa – where 1,700 farmers have enrolled more than 500,000 acres of cover crops since fall 2019. And that’s not counting farmers and landowners who enrolled in the program in fall 2020. Those applications are still being reviewed and confirmed, according to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

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Apart from antibiotics dairy farmers have few tools to treat mastitis. So researchers at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, are exploring compounds secreted by stem cells as a potential therapy.

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At a farmer meeting I attended recently, the hot topic was carbon-reduction contracts. There was a lot of curiosity, confusion and skepticism among the farmers. Many questioned how various offerings on the market work, whether these tools make financial sense, and whether farmers should wait for more lucrative future possibilities. Many farmers asked about how carbon credits work. This article will provide some information about who generates, verifies and sells carbon credits.

“We’ve always had more sellers – meaning farmers – than buyers – meaning processors – in the dairy industry,” says Mark Stephenson, director of dairy-policy analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “It makes us vulnerable to price movements.”

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health announced today that Hoosiers age 50 and older are now eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine. This expansion of eligibility makes the vaccine available to an additional 412,000 Hoosiers.

On Friday afternoon Dakota Crabtree, Chief Operating Officer of Thompson Group Insurance was at the Parker City Municipal Building to present Parker City Police officers a check for $3, 720. The money was a public safety grant from the Indiana Public Employers’ Plan, Inc. (IPEP). The money w…

Randolph County continues to do well in terms of community spread. I expect our metrics will be “Blue” this week (the best rating) and that the advisory level will drop to Blue also. The advisory level drops whenever there are at least 2 consecutive weeks of improved community spread by the …

The Indiana Department of Health has selected Randolph County for a mobile vaccine clinic this week. Eligibility for the vaccine is expected to be 60 and over will be announced soon.