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     The hot dry weather experienced throughout much of Indiana in late summer is bringing an early leaf drop to many landscape plants. But even under the best weather conditions, the shorter,…

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    After three years of depressed income, the Indiana farm economy will show signs of moderate recovery in 2019. The recovery will be led by record corn and soybean yields in the fall of 2018…

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• Harvest root crops and store in a cold (32 F), humid location. Storing produce in perforated plastic bags is a convenient, easy way to increase humidity.

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     At Healthy Hoosier Oil and Hunt Family Farm, they pride themselves on producing the highest quality products possible while being totally transparent in the ways they operate.

The citrus sale for Randolph Central FFA Chapter has begun. Each year members of the local chapter contact friends, neighbors, and relatives to purchase a wide array of products, which are, of…

If you are a new farmer or just considering the idea, you are invited to register for the Beginning Farmer East Regional Workshop. The event is 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Oct. 28, at  Randolph County …

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An innovative online tool developed by a Purdue University engineering professor will allow farmers to process data collected from their fields without requiring them to share it with third-pa…

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Be alert. Slow down. Share the road. That’s the important safety message coming from several state agencies, who are urging motorists to watch out for slow-moving farm equipment this harvest season.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — David Daniken, a fifth-generation southern Illinois farmer, is good at managing his mixed farm operation, including Christmas trees, pumpkins, a corn maze and row crops. However, he says he’s not as good at telling his farm’s story to the public.

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MANHATTAN, Kan. — A new study from Kansas State University on the treatment of non-responding cases of bovine respiratory disease, known as BRD, conducted by Hans Coetzee and collaborators from Iowa State University, sheds light on the relationship between drug treatments and the emergence of antimicrobial resistance.

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The outlook for corn and soybean farmers in Wisconsin and nationwide remains foggy even after the release Jan. 10 of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Crop Report.” Moreover the USDA will be re-surveying estimates and reporting again in March.

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President Donald Trump’s phase one trade deal with China offers the promise of more overseas sales for American farmers, but the impact of the agreement remains unclear.

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GREEN BAY – Despite the mindset that farming is a risky occupation, Andy Jaworski of Green Bay was always attracted to the possibility he could make a living as a farmer. At 35 years of age he’s in the rare position of being five milk checks away from paying off his debt.

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Many producers put grain into their storage bins last fall at higher moisture contents than normal due to late crop maturity and less in-field drying in 2019.

For grain stored wetter than recommended through the winter months (above 15% for corn and 13% for soybeans), it is especially vital to monitor grain to get ahead of situations that could cause a loss in condition.

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OPINION  We need accountability and transparency regarding the “Phase One” agreement. Farmers for Free Trade is asking that the administration provide details about the promised $40 billion in agricultural purchases – whether that commitment is contingent on any actions by the United States – and for details on how China will meet that commitment if it’s actually been made.

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The ongoing wildfires in Australia represent the latest in nearly a decade of environmental challenges the country has faced. That has prompted questions about the impact of the fires on Australian cattle and beef production as well as trade. This article was compiled from several Australian reports and other media and data sources.

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More than 5 million hectares of land – about 12.5 million acres – have been decimated, at least a half-billion animals killed, thousands of homes destroyed and at least 23 people have lost their lives as out-of-control fires continue to ravage Australia.

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In earlier posts we looked at the growing role of trade in global and U.S. crop production. The trends are mixed at the crop-level but across all major crops, global trade has clearly become more significant during the past decade. That left us wondering about the livestock sector. This week’s post considers the impact of trade in the United States for beef, chicken and pork.

Similar to our “What IS Your Story?” feature, the News Gazette brings you “What IS Your Business?” Where we’ll learn about some of our local businesses by posing some questions and asking for some fun facts. If you would like us to feature your business please contact us by e-mail at newsgaz…

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